Links to Additional Criminal Justice Information

Note: Links to the following sites are provided for your convenience and information and do not constitute official endorsement by the colleges of DCCCD.

  • 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.
  • The American Probation and Parole Association (APA) provides a unified voice for probation, parole and corrections professionals with training and technical assistance, clearinghouse services and advocacy.
  • The National Center for State Courts (NCSC) strives to improve the administration of justice through leadership and service courts around the world by disseminating information to court leaders on key national policy issues, advocating their policies with Congress and supporting national organizations.
  • The National Criminal Justice Reference Service (NCJRS) is a federally funded resource offering justice and substance abuse information to support research, policy and program development worldwide. Federal sponsors include the U.S. Department of Justice, the Office on Violence Against Women, the National Institute of Corrections and the Office of Community Oriented Policing Services.
  • The National Institute of Corrections, an agency within the U.S. Department of Justice Federal Bureau of Prisons, provides training, technical assistance, information services and policy and program development assistance to federal, state and local corrections agencies.
  • The Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS), part of the U.S. Department of Justice, is the nation’s leading advocate for community-oriented policing and provides training, funding and resources for its advancement.