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The Criminal Planning Justice Agency is committed to providing services to the public and community programs by securing federal funds on critical criminal justice needs under the direction of the Governor, Supervisory Council, and the Youth Advisory Council.

Who We Are

The Criminal Justice Planning Agency (CJPA) was established in 1980 under the Office of the Governor through Executive Order No. 16, which created the Northern Marianas Commonwealth Council for the Improvement of the Criminal Justice System. On November 20, 1998 pursuant to Public Law 11-47, CJPA's Councils and authorities were created by law.

We were established as the staff of the Supervisory Council, to function in a manner consistent with the Constitution and Laws of the Commonwealth and tasked to comply with the Federal Omnibus.

The Northern Marianas Commonwealth Council for the improvement of the Criminal Justice System, also known as the CJPA Supervisory Council, serves as the" Supervisory Body" for the administration of the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) grant programs for the CNMI and as a mechanism for cooperative action among the various law enforcement and criminal justice agencies and related community programs in the CNMI.

Our Programs

The Criminal Justice Planning Agency currently administers the following grants:

News & Announcements

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