About Us

The Institute on Race and Justice at Northeastern University

The Institute on Race and Justice has strived to fulfill its mission of utilizing strategic social science research methodologies and community, practitioner, and government collaboration to assist in the development of policy changes that advance the cause of social justice. The Institute’s affiliated faculty members help broaden the scope of interdisciplinary race and justice scholarship around the Northeastern campus. The Institute is also incredibly grateful for its internal and external sponsors, who provide the support necessary to help the Institute achieve its race and justice research goals.


Bureau of Justice Assistance

BJA is a component of the Office of Justice Programs, U.S. Department of Justice, which also includes the Bureau of Justice StatisticsNational Institute of JusticeOffice of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency PreventionOffice for Victims of Crime, and Office of Sex Offender Sentencing, Monitoring, Apprehending, Registering, and Tracking.

BJA’s mission is to provide leadership and services in grant administration and criminal justice policy development to support local, state, and tribal justice strategies to achieve safer communities. BJA supports programs and initiatives in the areas of law enforcement, justice information sharing, countering terrorism, managing offenders, combating drug crime and abuse, adjudication, advancing tribal justice, crime prevention, protecting vulnerable populations, and capacity building.