Justice System Training & Research Institute

The mission of the Roger Williams University Justice System Training & Research Institute (JSTRI) is to provide high quality, academically challenging professional development training to justice system personnel, and to serve as an applied research resource and information provider for the criminal justice community to enhance the professionalism of the justice system. 

Through training and workshops, JSTRI assists law enforcement agencies as they move toward best practices drawn from diverse academic disciplines to address contemporary issues. These trainings encourage the development of critical thinking skills and the use of empirical data for problem solving and decision making by utilizing technology as a means of enhancing "real world" performance.

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With over 40 years of combined experience, JSTRI staff is dedicated to improving the criminal justice field for law enforcement professionals and the general public.

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JSTRI is committed to fostering government, academic, and community partnerships. Do you have a need or problem and require assistance? JSTRI can provide technical assistance for all aspects of the criminal justice system. 

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From writing proposals to implementing and managing grants, JSTRI has the experience and skills to assist with your needs.

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Resources & Information


Justice System Training & Research Institute
School of Justice Studies
RWU Baypoint Residence & Conference Center
144 Anthony Road
Portsmouth, RI  02891
Tel. (401) 254-3731
Fax (401) 254-3351

Assistant Dean/Director David Lambert

Assistant Director Sean Gorman

Administrative Assistant Liz Campo