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.
Publications: MCJA publishes The Nexus, an online quarterly publication.
MCJA presents two $250 awards for textbooks to deserving criminal justice students at selected colleges or universities in Maryland.
Founded: MCJA was founded in 1956 as the Maryland Parole, Probation and Corrections Association.
Objectives: MCJA seeks to: provide a unifying voice regarding the needs and concerns of justice professionals and their clients: offer a forum for the discussion of statewide justice system issues through conferences, seminars, etc.
Conferences: MCJA holds an annual conference each fall.