In 1993, the International Community Corrections Association (ICCA), formerly known as the International Association of Residential and Community Alternatives (IARCA
), brought together researchers and practitioners at a conference discussing what works in community corrections.
The National Association of Counties (NACo), the International Association of Residential and Community Alternatives (IARCA
) and the American Correctional Association (ACA) have long recognized the need to improve community corrections.
Nine articles, written by IARCA members, were published in national publications reaching mayors, county officials, state legislators, judges, district attorneys and sheriffs throughout the United States.
IARCA developed six position papers promoting community corrections.
IARCA initiated a targeted media relations campaign that resulted in six major editorials, including ones published in The Chicago Tribune and The Seattle Times.