- Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences (ACJS)
From the website: "The Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences (ACJS) is an international association established in 1963 to foster professional and scholarly activities in the field of criminal justice. ACJS promotes criminal justice education, research, and policy analysis within the discipline of criminal justice for both educators and practitioners."
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- American Jail Association
From the website:
"The American Jail Association (AJA) is a national, nonprofit organization that supports the professionals who operate our Nation’s jails. It is the only national association that focuses exclusively on issues specific to the operations of local correctional facilities."
It provides a Certified Jail Manager program, a Certified Jail Officer program, and a Certified Correctional Trainer program, and more.
- American Probation and Parole Association APPA
From the website: "The American Probation and Parole Association (APPA) is an international association composed of members from the United States, Canada and other countries actively involved with pretrial, probation, parole and community-based corrections, in both criminal and juvenile justice arenas.
All levels of government including federal, state/provincial, local and tribal agencies are counted among its constituents.
By taking the initiative, APPA has grown to become the voice for thousands of pretrial, probation and parole practitioners and providers of services including line staff, supervisors and administrators from both the public and private sectors."
- American Academy of Forensic Sciences (AAFS)
From the website: "The American Academy of Forensic Sciences is a multi-disciplinary professional organization that provides leadership to advance science and its application to the legal system.
The objectives of the Academy are to promote professionalism, integrity, competency, education, foster research, improve practice, and encourage collaboration in the forensic sciences."
- American Society of Criminology
From the website: "The American Society of Criminology is an international organization whose members pursue scholarly, scientific, and professional knowledge concerning the measurement, etiology, consequences, prevention, control, and treatment of crime and delinquency."
- International Association for Identification
The International Association for Identification is a professional membership organization comprised of individuals worldwide who work in the field of forensic identification. With over 6,500 members from 77 countries, the IAI remains the oldest and largest forensic science/identification association in the world.
- International Association of Law Enforcement Planners
From the website: "The International Association of Law Enforcement Planners is a member governed organization for people working in, or interested in, planning, policy, budget, performance measurement, analysis, research, and other related functions for criminal justice agencies."
- National Association of Blacks in Criminal Justice
From the website: "Created in 1974, the National Association of Blacks in Criminal Justice (NABCJ) has made a goal of achieving equal justice for blacks and other minorities. Our members consist of criminal justice professionals such as those in law enforcement, institutional and community corrections, courts, social services, academia, religious and other community-based interests as well as criminal justice students and community leaders."
- National Center for Victims of Crime
From the website: "Through collaboration with local, state, and federal partners, the National Center:
•Advocates for Stronger Rights, Protections, and Services for Crime Victims
•Provides Education, Training, and Evaluation
•Serves as a Trusted Source of Current Information on Victims' Issues"
- National Criminal Justice Association
From the website: "Based in Washington, D.C., the NCJA represents state, tribal and local governments on crime prevention and crime control issues. Its members represent all facets of the criminal and juvenile justice community, from law enforcement, corrections, prosecution, defense, courts, victim-witness services and educational institutions to federal, state and local elected officials."
- National Organization of Hispanics in Criminal Justice
From the website: "The National Organization of Hispanics in Criminal Justice (NOHCJ) was chartered by the core group of Hispanics in 2003 as a non-profit corporation dedicated to promoting high professional standards for criminal justice agencies and criminal justice personnel.
The keystone of NOHCJ is to foster an interchange of information and training between professionals in law enforcement, the courts, corrections, and interested citizens.
- National Sheriffs' Association
From the website: "Chartered in 1940, the National Sheriffs' Association is a professional association dedicated to serving the Office of Sheriff and its affiliates through police education, police training, and general law enforcement information resources. NSA represents thousands of sheriffs, deputies and other law enforcement, public safety professionals, and concerned citizens nationwide."