MCJA is comprised of a highly diverse group of 300 professionals in the criminal justice field.
The MCJA Annual Spring Training Conference is a one-day training event, centrally located, that features top speakers in the field.
In 2016, MCJA launched the Nan Regan Scholarship to benefit correctional officers and their children with college tuition.
Maynard addressed the group and congratulated the leadership of MCJA. He also spoke of the responsibility corrections professionals have as public servants to provide leadership in difficult times.
In addition to the excellent conference sessions, MCJA held a profitable silent auction and raised more than $1,000 to support MCJA's scholarship fund, which provides members with scholarship opportunities for education and professional development.
MCJA is always looking for new session ideas and welcomes participation on the planning committee.
It was a great way to develop team spirit for MCJA and an opportunity for correctional professionals to demonstrate their commitment to the community.
Objectives: MCJA is a professional association of people who hold in common the goal of bettering the criminal justice profession.
Leadership: MCJA is comprised of a president, president-elect, immediate past president, secretary, treasurer and committee chairs.
According to Al Cohen, the association's president, MCJA is made up of individuals representing state and local corrections, juvenile justice, and parole and probation.
MCJA exists to improve the justice system through persistent efforts to develop and promote the full range of services necessary to effectively deal with the prevention, control and treatment of crime and delinquency.
MCJA presents two $250 awards for textbooks to deserving criminal justice students at selected colleges or universities in Maryland.