Elevating Practitioners—From Advisers to Participants to Drivers
I started my tenure at NIJ with a commitment to getting out into the field to ensure NIJ stays connected. And I restate that commitment here.
NIJ has taken many strides to ensure the voice of the practitioner is heard, as our research must be connected to and serve the needs of the field in order to be effective in advancing justice.
We're pushing even further past their participation in informing our research agendas—we’re giving them a consistent medium to uplift their voices, strategies, and experiences, and helping them step into the driver's seat to run their own research projects.
Read the full message from the NIJ Director for a rundown of the many ways NIJ is elevating the role of practitioners in everything we do.