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