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ACA: The American Correctional Association
Founded in 1870 as the National Prison Association, ACA is the oldest association developed specifically for practitioners in the correctional profession.

AJA: The American Jail Association
The American Jail Association is a national, nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting those that work in and operate jails within the United States. The AJA focuses on issues specific to the operations of correctional facilities.

BC Corrections Branch (Ministry of Justice)
Government branch responsible for public safety through offender management and control. Site provides access to reports and publications as well as links to other correction resources.

British Columbia Probation Officer's Association
Provides access to membership form, newsletter and selected documents published by the association. Includes links to other organizations.

California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation
News releases, facts, statistics and budgetary information about the CDC as well as programs and services offered, history, and links.

Canadian Families and Corrections Network
Non-profit organization with the mandate to promote the sharing of information and the development of policies and programs to assist both prisoners and their families. Includes a link to their free online journal.

Correctional Service Canada 
Prepared by the government of Canada, this page links to current Corrections issues in Canada. Additional links are provided to community operations, newsletters, literature reviews, research and other related sites. Site can be searched.

The Corrections Connection Network
An extremely large online network for corrections and criminal justice professionals. Includes resources of interest to associations, prisons, sheriffs, and correctional officers.

Discover Criminal Justice - Corrections Programs
An database of accredited corrections programs available in the U.S.A.

The International Institute on Special Needs Offenders and Policy Research (Canada)
The International Institute on Special Needs Offenders and Policy Research (Canada) works to ensure both short- and long-term personal and public safety and security by promotion of a variety of improved systems and services for adult and adolescent offenders who are mentally ill and/or developmentally disabled and have other special needs, utilizing the least restrictive and most cost effective and efficient methods possible.

The John Howard Society of Canada 
Offers extensive corrections programs, services, and publications throughout Canada.

Justice Technology Information Network (JUSTNET)
JUSTNET serves as a gateway to the products and services of the National Law Enforcement and Corrections Technology Center (NLECTC). Links to Tech Topics and the Calendar of Events.

National Center on Institutions and Alternatives (NCIA)
Private, not-for-profit agency based in Virginia with the mandate to provide services and programs to individuals who come into contact with the corrections environment.

National Commission on Correctional Health Care (NCCHC)
NCCHC works "to improve the quality of health care in jails, prisons and juvenile confinement facilities." Site includes information about education & conferences, publications & products and resources.

National Criminal Justice Reference Service (NCJRS)
NCJRS is one of the most extensive sources of information on criminal and juvenile justice in the world. Includes resources on Corrections, Courts, Crime Prevention, Criminal Justice Statistics, Drugs and Crime, International, Juvenile Justice, Law Enforcement, Research and Evaluation, Victims, and more.

NCJA: National Criminal Justice Association
NCJA fosters the development of the criminal justice systems in the US. Site links to Policies, News Releases, Periodicals & Reports($), Membership Information and related Web sites.

NIJ: National Institute of Justice
NIJ is the research agency of the US Department of Justice, and supports research, evaluation, and demonstration programs; development of technology; and both national and international dissemination. Site links to current Programs and Publications, and is searchable.

Parole Board of Canada
This website presents the Mission & Core Values of the National Parole Board. In addition, it provides links to Legislation, Criminal Justice sites, as well as Fact Sheets and Publications.

The Sentencing Project
The Sentencing Project is an independent source of criminal justice policy analysis, data and program information for the public and policy-makers. The Sentencing Project Web site is designed to provide resources and information for the news media and a public concerned with criminal justice and sentencing issues. This site also includes news and information about the National Association of Sentencing Advocates (NASA). The Sentencing Project, incorporated in 1986, has become a national leader in the development of alternative sentencing programs and in the reform of criminal justice policy.

U.S. National Institute of Corrections
NIC provides training, technical assistance, information services, and policy/program development assistance to Federal, State, and local corrections agencies.

Vera Institute of Justice
Based in New York, the Vera Institute designs and implements innovative programs that encourage just practices in public services and improve the quality of urban life. Subject areas includes Crime & Victimization, Policing, The Judicial Process, Sentencing & Corrections, and Institutions for Youth.

Juvenile Delinquency

NCJJ: National Center for Juvenile Justice
The NCJJ is an extremely comprehensive site that covers all aspects of juvenile delinquency and justice. Statistics, online publications and databases, juvenile justice FAQs, and information on program planning and services.

Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention
A very comprehensive juvenile delinquency site with news of conferences and training, legislation information, and numerous links to other sites on the Internet. Part of the National Criminal Justice Reference Service.

Youth Justice [Canada]
Information about the youth justice system in Canada and about the roles and responsibilities of the federal, provincial and territorial governments and other youth justice partners. 

Sex Offenders

ATSA: The Association for the Treatment of Sexual Abusers
ATSA is an international non-profit interdisciplinary organization. Site provides information about the association, research, conferences and links to related resources.

California Coalition on Sexual Offending
Intended as a resource for professionals working with persons involved in the commission of sexual crimes.

Sexual Abuse Treatment
Referral, resource and research site for sexual abuse treatment. Includes articles and research as well as services for survivors of sexual abuse and family members of sexual abusers.


NCJRS: National Criminal Justice Reference Service
Indexes journals, books, and government reports in the following subject areas: criminology, courts, policing, and corrections. Includes in-depth abstracts.

Public Safety Canada Library and Information Centre
Access to the online catalog. Resources focus on various aspects of criminal justice - corrections, parole, law enforcement - in canada and abroad.

Last updated February 13, 2019