Criminal Justice Associations and Organizations

Additional and helpful information in pursuing a Criminal Justice degree and developing a career in criminal justice can be found on the Internet at the following links:

National Criminal Justice Association (NCJA) http://www.ncja.org

The National Criminal Justice Association (NCJA) was founded in 1971 with a mission to shape and implement a national dialogue on criminal justice polices. Located in Washington, D.C., the organization maintains a focus to represent the local governments, the state governments, and the Native American tribal governments with issues in all areas regarding criminal justice. Inclusive on this agenda is law enforcement, corrections, prosecution, defense, the court system, victim-witness services, and the education of criminal justice to elected officials at the local, state, and federal levels. Membership is available to this organization.

  • Contact Address:
    National Criminal Justice Association
    720 Seventh Street NW, Washington, DC 20001
    Tel: (202) 628-8550
    Fax: (202) 448-1723

American Bar Association Juvenile Justice Center http://www.abanet.org/crimjust/juvjus/

The American Bar Association Juvenile Justice Center is affiliated with the American Bar Association with an emphasis on juvenile justice issues and advocacy. Included on their website is a special section devoted to the issue of juvenile capital punishment, as well as access to publications and other juvenile justice-related links. Membership is available to this organization.

  • Contact Address:
    American Bar Association
    740 15th Street N.W., Washington, DC 20005
    Tel: (202) 662-1000

American Probation and Parole Association (APPA) http://www.appa-net.org

The American Probation and Parole Association is an organization comprised of international members from the United States, Canada, and other countries that are involved with probation, parole, and community-based corrections for both adult and juvenile sectors of criminal justice. The APPA maintains constituents to local, state, and federal government and as a voice for probation and parole practitioners including line staff, supervisors, and administrators. Membership is available to this organization

  • Contact Address:
    American Probation and Parole Association
    PO Box 11910, Lexington, KY 40578
    Tel: (859) 244-8203
    Fax: (859) 244-8001
  • Shipping Address:
    2760 Research Park Drive, Lexington, KY 40511

National Center for Victims of Crime (NCVC) http://www.ncvc.org

The National Center for Victims of Crime is the nation's leading resource and advocacy organization for crime victims and those who serve them. Created in 1985, the Center works with organizations and criminal justice agencies throughout the United States to provide services and resources to victims and advocates on their behalf for public policy and laws for their protection. Membership is available to this organization.

  • Contact Address:
    National Center for Victims of Crime
    2000 M Street NW, Suite 480, Washington, DC 20036
    Tel: (202) 467-8700
    Fax: (202) 467-8701

Association for Criminal Justice Research (ACJR) http://www.acjrca.org

The Association for Criminal Justice Research (California) consists of analysts from academia, government, and other agencies with a common public interest in improving research on crime, delinquency, and the criminal justice process. Membership is available to this organization.

  • Contact Address:
    ACJR
    Fairmont Station, PO Box 2458, El Cerrito, CA 94530

Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences http://www.acjs.org

The Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences (ACJS) is an international association established in 1963 to promote professional and scholarly activities in the field of criminal justice. ACJS promotes criminal justice education, research, and policy analysis within the field of criminal justice for educators and practitioners.

  • Contact Address:
    ACJS National Office
    7339 Hanover Parkway, Suite A, Greenbelt, MD 20770
    Tel: (301) 446-6300 or (800) 757-2257
    Fax: (301) 446-2819
  • Mailing Address:
    ACJS
    PO Box 960, Greenbelt, MD 20768

 

Federal Criminal Investigators Association http://www.fedcia.org

The Federal Criminal Investigators Association (FCIA) is a federal association established in 1953 to promote the development of the professional law enforcement individual through professional training and communications and by promoting high ethical and moral standards. Membership is available to this organization

  • Contact Address:
    Federal Criminal Investigators Association
    P.O. Box 23400, Washington, DC 20026
    Tel: (630) 969-8537 or (800) 403-3374
    Fax: (800) 528-3492

American Jail Association http://www.aja.org

The American Jail Association (AJA) is a national, non-profit organization devoted to supporting the professional careers of individuals who are working within the American jail system. The organization is the only national organization that focuses exclusively on the operations of the correctional facilities. Membership is available to this organization.

  • Contact Address:
    American Jail Association
    1135 Professional Court, Hagerstown, MD 21740
    Tel: (301) 790-3930

International Association of Chiefs of Police http://www.theiacp.org

The International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) is a national, non-profit organization dedicated to the police executives of international, federal, state, and local community agencies of all sizes. The association includes over 20,000 members in over 89 different countries. Membership is available to this organization.

  • Contact Address:
    International Association of Chiefs of Police
    515 North Washington Street, Alexandria, VA 22314
    Tel: (703) 836.6767 or (800) THE.IACP
    Fax: (703) 836.4553

International Association of Directors of Law Enforcement Standards & Training http://www.iadlest.org

The International Association of Directors of Law Enforcement Standards and Training (IADLEST) is an international organization dedicated to the training and education of managers and executives that are involved in the public safety. The mission of the IADLEST is to research, develop, and share information in the establishment of standards for the training of law enforcement officials (peace officers). Membership is available to this organization.

  • Contact Address:
    IADLEST Executive Director
    2521 Country Club Way, Albion, MI 49224
    Tel: (517) 857-3828
    Fax:(517) 857-3826

International Law Enforcement Educators and Trainers Association http://www.ileeta.org

The International Law Enforcement Educators and Trainers Association (ILEETA) is a non-profit organization that is dedicated to honoring the life and preventing the death, through the delivery of high quality training and education for the safety of law enforcement officials in the nation. ILEETA honors those officers who sacrificed their lives in the protection of their community and provides fundraising for the assistance to those law officer’s families that were left behind. Membership is available to this organization.

  • Contact Address:
    International Law Enforcement Educators and Trainers Association
    1972 Gail Lynne Drive, Burlington, WI 53105
    Tel: (262) 767-1406
    Fax:(262) 767-1813

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