Welcome to the Ohio Chapter of the

National Association of Blacks in Criminal Justice.

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Join our non-profit association that provides leaders dedicated to improving the administration of criminal justice. Created in 1974, the National Association of Blacks in Criminal Justice has made a goal of achieving equal justice for blacks and other minorities in the justice system. Our members consist of criminal justice professionals and community leaders such as those in law enforcement, institutional and community corrections, courts, social services, academia, religious and other community-based interests. Discover a non-profit, nonpartisan organization that is dedicated to improving the people in the justice system.



MISSION
To act upon the needs, concerns, and contributions of African Americans and other people of color as they relate to the administration of equal justice.

The National Association of Blacks in Criminal Justice is a multiethnic, nonpartisan, nonprofit association of criminal justice professionals and community leaders dedicated to improving the administration of justice. The Association was founded as a vehicle by which criminal justice practitioners could initiate positive change from within, while increasing opportunities for the average citizen to better understand the nature and the operation of our local, state, and federal criminal justice processes. Membership and participation in the activities of the Association are open to all, irrespective of race, creed, or country of national origin.

For NABCJ members, criminal justice is more than just a career; it is a commitment to a fundamental aspect of our democracy justice.



PURPOSE
The National Association of Blacks in Criminal Justice seeks to focus attention on relevant legislation, law enforcement, prosecution, and defense-related needs and practices, with emphasis on the courts, corrections, and the prevention of crime. Among its chief concerns is the general welfare and increase influence of African Americans and people of color as it relates to the administration of justice.

NABCJ is designed to serve the needs of African Americans and people of color at all levels, including nonprofessionals, paraprofessionals, and professionals. Anyone can become a member of the Association. The National Association of Blacks in Criminal Justice encourages ex-offenders to join and contribute their perspectives to this unique and dynamic organization.



OBJECTIVES

To ensure Black representation and participation as policy makers in the administration of justice nationally, regionally, and locally.

To aggressively assist in recruiting Blacks and other minorities for all areas and levels of the criminal justice system.

To stimulate research and other documentation related to minorities and the criminal justice system.


To actively encourage and support the development of local, community, state, and regional chapters.

To serve as a vehicle for input into legislation and public policy formulations in areas of criminal justice related to crime, the administration of justice, and crime prevention.

To network with other organizations and groups with similar objectives and interests.



NABCJ-OHIO CHAPTER
PO Box 328872
Columbus, Ohio 43232