NACJD is primarily sponsored by agencies within the U.S. Department of Justice. Each of our federal sponsors provides data collections to the archive, funds secondary analysis of criminal justice data, and sponsors educational workshops on quantitative methods of criminal justice research through NACJD.

Parent Organization - ICPSR

NACJD was established in 1978 under the auspices of the Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR), which is part of the Institute of Social Research at the University of Michigan. ICPSR provides access to the world's largest archive of computer-readable social science data and offers training facilities in basic and advanced techniques of quantitative social analysis.

NACJD is one of several special topic archives at ICPSR. Special topic archives are funded by agencies external to ICPSR and focus on archiving data in specific subject areas. Most of the data collections in the special topic archives, including NACJD, are freely available to the public, whereas most ICPSR data collections are available only to ICSPR member institutions.

More information about ICPSR and data collections available through ICPSR can be found on the ICPSR website.