NCSI implements this general mission in two ways. Our first education parameter is orientation of judges in general principles of case-related science, technology, data, and methods for determining the weight of evidence. Our second education parameter is the training of judges to be long-term resources within their jurisdictions in one of six concentrations described below. NCSI has been determined by the Internal Revenue Service to be a public charity under section 501 (c)(3) of the Tax Code of 1984. Contributions to NCSI are deductible from federal taxation. NCSI’s EIN (employer identification number) is 46-3017128.