Professional Agencies

Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences    Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences (ACJS) is an international organization established in 1963 to encourage criminal justice education and research.

American Academy of Forensic Sciences    American Academy of Forensic Sciences (AAFS) members include physicians, criminalists, toxicologists, attorneys, dentists, physical anthropologists, document examiners, engineers, psychiatrists, educators and others who practice and perform research in the many diverse fields relating to forensic science.

American Association for Justice    American Association for Justice (AAJ) promotes a fair and effective justice system by supporting the work of attorneys in their efforts to ensure that any person who is injured by the misconduct or negligence of others can be obtained justice in America’s courtrooms, even when taking on the most powerful interests.

American Bar Association    American Bar Association (ABA) strives to provide you with the knowledge and tools you need to expand your career. From ABA-sponsored workshops, meetings and seminars to a wide variety of respected and up-to-date publications, the ABA is dedicated to helping you advance your career.

American Civil Liberties Union    American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) is our nation's guardian of liberty, working daily in courts, legislatures and communities to defend and preserve the rights and liberties defined  to everyone in this country by the Constitution and U.S. laws.

American Jail Association    American Jail Association (AJA) is a national, nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting those who work in and operate our nation's jails.

American Judicature Society    American Judicature Society (AJS) is a nonpartisan organization with a national membership of judges, lawyers and non-legally trained citizens interested in the administration of justice. AJS’s mission is to secure a fair system of justice.

American Probation and Parole Association    American Probation and Parole Association (APPA) is an international association involved with probation, parole and community-based corrections. APPA has grown to become the voice for thousands of probation and parole practitioners.

American Psychological Association    American Psychological Association (APA) is a scientific and professional organization that represents psychology in the United States. APA is the largest association of psychologists worldwide.

American Society of Criminology    American Society of Criminology (ASC) is an international organization. Its members pursue scholarly, scientific, and professional knowledge concerning the measurement, etiology, consequences, prevention, control and treatment of crime and delinquency.

American Sociological Association    American Sociological Association (ASA), founded in 1905, is a non-profit membership association dedicated to advancing sociology as a scientific discipline and profession serving the public good.

Association of Certified Fraud Examiners    Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE) is the world's largest, with nearly 50,000 members, anti-fraud organization. It is also a provider of anti-fraud training and education. The ACFE is reducing business fraud world-wide.

Correctional Education Association    Correctional Education Association (CEA) is a professional association serving educators and administrators who provide services to students in correctional settings.

International Association of Chiefs of Police    International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) is the world's oldest and largest nonprofit membership organization. This organization is made up of police executives, with over 20,000 members in over 89 different countries.

Justice Research and Statistics Association    Justice Research and Statistics Association (JRSA), created in 1974, is an organization of state Statistical Analysis Center (SAC) directors, researchers and practitioners throughout government, academia and criminal justice organizations. JRSA serves to promote the exchange of information among the SACs, helping them to work towards common goals, and as a liaison between the state agencies and the justice department.

Law and Society Association    Law and Society Association (LSA), founded in 1964, is a group of people from many fields and countries, interested in the place of law in social, political, economic and cultural life. LSA brings training in law, sociology, political science, psychology, anthropology, economics and history as well as in other related areas to the study of sociolegal phenomena.

National Academy of Sciences    National Academy of Sciences (NAS) was created in 1863 by the United States Congress to advise the government in scientific and technical matters. NAS is a society of distinguished scholars engaged in scientific and engineering research, dedicated to furthering science and technology.

National Association of Attorneys General    National Association of Attorneys General (NAAG) was founded to help Attorneys General assist in the delivery of high quality legal services to the states and territorial jurisdictions. Their mission is: "to facilitate interaction among Attorneys General as peers and to facilitate the enhanced performance of Attorneys General and their staffs."

National Association of Police Organizations    National Association of Police Organizations (NAPO) was founded in 1978. NAPO supports law enforcement officers in the United States. NAPO represents more than 2,000 police units and associations, 241,000 sworn law enforcement officers, 11,000 retired officers and more than 100,000 citizens.

National Association of State Fire Marshals    National Association of State Fire Marshals’ (NASFM) mission is to protect human life, property and the environment from fire and to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of state fire marshals' operations.

National Association of State Judicial Educators    National Association of State Judicial Educators (NASJE) was founded in 1975 to improve the justice system through judicial branch education.

National Center for State Courts    National Center for State Courts (NCSC) was founded in 1971 by U.S. chief justice Warren E. Burger. NCSC promotes justice through leadership and service to the state courts. Its mission is accomplished through research, education, consulting and information services.

National Criminal Justice Association    National Criminal Justice Association (NCJA) represents state, tribal and local governments on crime prevention and crime control issues. NCJA helped shape and implement criminal justice policy since its founding in 1971.

National District Attorney Association    National District Attorney Association (NDAA) is the oldest and largest professional organization representing criminal prosecutors in the world. Its purposes are: “to foster and maintain the honor and integrity of the prosecuting attorneys of the United States; to improve and to facilitate the administration of justice in the United States; to promote the study of the law and research therein; publish and to distribute addresses, reports, treatises and other literary works; to operate the training and education division of the corporation; to operate the training, research and development division of the corporation.”

National Juvenile Detention Association    National Juvenile Detention Association (NJCSA) was founded in March 1968. NJCSA offers the opportunity to improve your skills in the juvenile justice system through training, education and technical assistance.

National Legal Aid Defender Association    National Legal Aid and Defender Association (NLADA) is the oldest and largest national, non-profit membership organization devoting all of its resources to advocating equal access to justice for all Americans.

National Organization of Bar Counsel    National Organization of Bar Counsel (NOBC) is a non-profit organization whose members enforce ethical rules which regulate the professional conduct of lawyers.

National Sheriffs' Association    National Sheriffs' Association (NSA) serves law enforcement/criminal justice professionals of the nation. It is a nonprofit organization dedicated to raising the level of professionalism among those in the criminal justice field.

World Society of Victimology    World Society of Victimology (WSV) is a not for profit nongovernmental organization. Its members from around the world are brought together by their mutual concern for victims, including victim assistance practitioners, scientists, social workers, physicians, lawyers, university professors and students.