Follow these links for additional information on NABCJ activities, the field of criminal justice, and other pertinent information.
NABCJ is the Criminal Justice Solutions organization. It has provided leaders dedicated to improving the administration of criminal justice since its founding in 1974. NABCJ's goal is to achieve equal justice for blacks and other minorities. Members consist of criminal justice professionals in law enforcement, institutional and community corrections, courts, social services, academia, religious and other community-based interests as well as criminal justice students and community leaders. Click here for information on the 2014 NABCJ Training Conference.
The National Institute of Corrections (NIC) is an agency of the United States government. It is part of the US Department of Justice, Federal Bureau of Prisons. NIC promotes support programs to assist federal, state and local corrections agencies. Additionally, the NIC provides funds to support programs that are in line with its key initiatives.
The American Correctional Association is the world's oldest and largest international correctional association. ACA serves all disciplines within the corrections profession and is dedicated to excellence in every aspect of the field.
Oklahoma Policy Institute is a non-partisan independent policy think-tank. OK Policy promotes adequate, fair, and fiscally responsible funding of public services and expanded opportunity for all Oklahomans by providing timely and credible information, analysis, and ideas.
The Employee Development & Offender Services Division of the Oklahoma Department of Corrections is committed to providing appropriate, timely and quality medical, mental health, programmatic, educaiton, re-entry and victim services, while simultaneously providing the agency's employees the opportunity to obtain the knowledge and skills that are needed to perform their jobs efficiently and effectively.
The National Institute of Justice — the research, development and evaluation agency of the U.S. Department of Justice — is dedicated to improving knowledge and understanding of crime and justice issues through science. NIJ provides objective and independent knowledge and tools to reduce crime and promote justice, particularly at the state and local levels.
Changes in sentencing law and policy, not increases in crime rates, explain most of the six-fold increase in the national prison population. These changes have significantly impacted racial disparities in sentencing, as well as increased the use of “one size fits all" mandatory minimum sentences that allow little consideration for individual characteristics.