March 2014  Vol. 32, No. 1

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Karen F. Maline, Editor
Nancy Michel, Managing Editor


Stephen Haas, President
Janeena J. Wing, Vice President
Lisa Shoaf, Secretary/ Treasurer
Danette Buskovick, Delegate
Mark Myrent Delegate
Roger Przybylski, Appointed Delegate
Phillip Stevenson, Past President

Joan C. Weiss, Executive Director

Shawn Flower, Research Associate
Karen F. Maline, Director of Member Services
Nancy Michel, Director of Publications
Stan Orchowsky, Research Director
Jason Trask, Program Associate
Lisa Walbolt Wagner, Research Associate
Carrie Williamson, Research Associate

NCJA Seeks Nominations for Outstanding Criminal Justice Programs Awards

The National Criminal Justice Association (NCJA) is seeking nominations for its annual NCJA Outstanding Criminal Justice Programs Awards. These awards honor successful criminal justice programs that use promising practices to address important crime and justice issues in communities. NCJA will announce the winning programs at the 2014 National Forum on Criminal Justice, which is being held in Breckenridge, Colorado, on August 10-13. Travel expenses will be provided for one representative from each winning program. A selection committee will review the nominations and select one program from each NCJA region and one outstanding tribal program to receive the award. The tribal program may be from any region in the country. To see previous award winners, click here. Nominations for outstanding programs must be submitted by 5 p.m. ET on Friday, April 18, 2014. Nominations will be accepted online, by email to, by fax to (202) 448-1723, or mail to: NCJA, 720 7th St. NW, Third Floor, Washington, DC 20001.