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A Call to Action Against Injustice

ACJS Statement on Injustices Against Communities of Color: A Call to Action

Region IV - Southwestern Association of Criminal Justice Statement on Injustices Against Communities of Color

Region V - Western Association of Criminal Justice Statement on Injustice Against Communities of Color

CJRA Document on Race, Policing, and Protest


We Want You to Participate!

ACJS National Executive Board Nominations and Petitions -  click here for details.

ACJS Call for 2021-2022 Committee Volunteers - click here for more information.

ACJS 2021 Annual Meeting Call for Presentations - click here to download.


Submissions: Special Issue Justice Quarterly

Successful Research-Practitioner Partnerships: Essays in Honor of Joan Petersilia

The goal of this issue is to celebrate the work of Joan Petersilia on the 30-year anniversary of her challenge through publishing articles that honor this commitment to building true academic-policymaker/practitioner partnerships to improve the administration of justice. Consequently, submissions will focus on evaluation efforts that prioritized working as partners in the field with the practitioners and policymakers who make justice decisions.

Submissions are due May 1, 2020 and should report results of new research. *Note: DEADLINE EXTENDED to June 1, 2020.  For more details and criteria, click here.

Special Issue Editor: Jodi Lane,



The Assessment Committee, in conjunction with ACJS Today, would like to announce an opportunity for ACJS members to publish works on academic assessment in an Assessment Forum to be published 1-2 times per year (submissions permitting) in ACJS Today. These articles can be descriptions of unique assessment plans, experiences in what has worked or not worked in implementing plans, discussions on how to create learning objectives and assessment plans, research studies on assessment outcomes, or anything else that would be useful to those of us in ACJS working to use assessment as a tool to improve our programs and the experiences of our students. In particular, if you have presented at our Assessment Workshop, this is an excellent place to publish your presentations to a wider audience. More information on the criteria for articles can be found on the ACJS Today website.

Check out the first article published in the ACJS Today Assessment Forum found in the January 2019 edition of ACJS Today, titled “Who Do We Want Our Students to Be? Assessment of Student Learning Outcomes in Undergraduate Criminal Justice Programs” by Kristi Holsinger and Lindsey Arbuthnot Clancey.

For more information or to submit an article, contact Robert Lytle (2020-2021 Committee Chair) at or Samantha Clinkinbeard (2020-2021 Deputy Committee Chair) at

The 45th Mid-South Sociological Association Inc. Conference

The 45th Mid-South Sociological Association Inc. Conference will be held in Nashville, TN at the Millennium Maxwell House Hotel – October 14-17 2020.

The annual meeting of MSSA, Inc. constitutes a plethora of diverse sessions, roundtables, and workshops for seasoned and emerging professionals, as well as graduate and undergraduate students. The conference theme “Post-Fact Society: Sociological Solutions for the War on Truth” will take the city of Nashville by storm. As President-elect of MSSA, Inc. I invite each of you to join us (the MSSA family) in Nashville to dialogue with our scholars, explore publishing opportunities with our editors, and to create engaging conversation circles with the Executive Council and membership at –large as we continue to promote excellence in teaching, research, and service.

For more information about how to participate please contact: Tina Deshotels, PhD at


Office for Victims of Crime, U.S. Department of Justice - Free Resource Toolkit Available

Mass Violence Toolkit

The OVC Helping Victims of Mass Violence and Terrorism: Planning, Response, Recovery, and Resources Toolkit provides resources to help your organization develop a comprehensive victim assistance plan to prepare for and respond to victims of mass violence and terrorism in the most timely, effective, and compassionate manner possible. This victim-centered toolkit provides the field with a framework, strategies, and resources to:
• Prepare and establish partnerships before an incident.
• Respond to victims needs in the immediate aftermath of an incident.
• Provide recovery strategies for longer-term healing.

Customize the toolkit’s partnership and planning, response, and recovery checklists to fit the needs of your community.

Academic Program Assessment




The Academic Program Assessment Committee has provided a list of mentor names and contacts for those who are willing to provide advice and guidance to fellow academics that are trying to establish or revise their program’s Assessment Plan, or are dealing with developing a self-study for program reviews. Advisors do not travel to provide the assessment; advice is provided via email, phone, or a Skype-type conference. If you are interested in this member only resource, click here.


 Update Your Member Profile

Have you reviewed your ACJS Member Profile recently? If not as soon as possible, take a few minutes to make certain your information is current to ensure you are receiving the latest information from ACJS and so other ACJS members can contact you should they want to collaborate on or share research, alert you of career opportunities at their institution, network, etc.  It's important to stay connected!





WNIiNth this solicitation, NIJ seeks proposals for research projects that increase understanding of the relationship between immigration, both legal and illegal, and crime. Applicants should propose research projects that have clear implications for criminal justice policy and practice in the United States. NIJ encourages applicants to submit proposals for innovative approaches to advance the field’s rigor and methodology in understanding the relationship between immigration and crime.

NIJ strongly encourages applicants to propose the most rigorous possible methods for isolating the effects of immigration status on criminality, offending and victimization, and how those effects may vary based on subtypes of crimes and subtypes of offenders and victims.

All applications are due by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time on May 20, 2019.

This solicitation is competitive; therefore, NIJ staff cannot have individual conversations with prospective applicants. Any questions concerning the solicitation should be submitted to the National Criminal Justice Reference Service: 1-800-851-3420; TTY at 301-240-6310 (for hearing impaired only); email; fax 301-240-5830; or web chat. See also's solicitation FAQ page.