The Juvenile Corrections Council of the NPJS evolved from the National Association for Juvenile Correctional Agencies (NAJCA). NAJCA, founded in 1903, is a professional organization dedicated to supporting residential and juvenile corrections facilities, administrators, and line staff workers in the performance of their duties and responsibilities. The Juvenile Corrections Council provides a vehicle for professionals in that particular area to work together to advocate for practitioners, youth, families and their communities.
The Juvenile Corrections Council is committed to:
- Implementing and disseminating ideas, experiences, and techniques that represent research-based best practices relating to the philosophy of the juvenile corrections field;
- Recruiting and retaining qualified personnel by providing high quality staff development opportunities, ensuring quality working conditions, and providing competitive remuneration;
- Supporting best practices in all residential and juvenile corrections agencies; and
- Encouraging progressive legislation, policy development, and standards that sustain the philosophies and strengthen the goals of juvenile corrections.
For more information, please contact:
Anne M. Nelsen, MSW
President, Council for Juvenile Corrections
State of Utah