THE PURSUIT OF PROFESSIONALISM
One Member’s Perspective

My job is important. We have a high calling, a sacred responsibility, and important task: To redeem the unredeemable and make the community, the public, and society a better place in the process.  I take my job seriously. It is a profession. No matter how much I know, profess to know, or have experienced, there is much more to learn. I must continually expand my knowledge and skills within this profession in order to meet the challenges and needs of troubled youth, beleaguered staff, and highly stressed institutions.  The value of a professional association is that it provides strength and support to me in all these areas.  It surrounds me with other kindred spirits, who are caring and sympathetic to my struggle, who support and encourage my efforts, who comfort and correct my failures, and who rejoice greatly in those all-too infrequent times of success.  I am a part of good things that happened before me in this profession; I am a contributor to the good things that are currently happening in this profession; and I am preparing the way for others to do good things in the future. I derive no satisfaction in the growth and preservation of my profession by maintaining only an active role in my institution, my local unit of government, or my “ivory tower.” Likewise, saying I am a professional does not make me one; acting in a professional manner moves me closer to that goal; but membership in a professional association helps fulfill my professional aspirations.

I need your help. Join my pursuit today. Join NPJS.

NPJS MEMBERSHIP OPTIONS

NPJS PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIP

NPJS PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIP DUES
Annual Dues                                                                $35
Lifetime Dues                                                              $300
Lifetime Emeritus (granted by board)                     $0

NPJS PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIP BENEFITS

  • Serve on NPJS Committees
  • Participate in position statement development that drives national policy
  • Eligible to hold elected office on NPJS Board of Directors
  • Able to vote in NPJS elections
  • Discounted fee to attend National Symposium on Juvenile Services or other NPJS training events
  • Networking opportunity with other professionals from across the United States
  • Involved with the only national membership organization whose sole focus is on juvenile justice services
  • Eligible for consideration to be in NPJS Consultant Pool (pending submission of required documentation & review/approval).
  • Will receive job postings when agencies ask NPJS to circulate openings
  • Access to ATC Travel Management for travel planning, including searches for lowest airfare options, hotel bookings, etc.
NPJS PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIP WITH DUAL CJCA MEMBERSHIP

NPJS PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIP WITH DUAL CJCA MEMBERSHIP DUES
Annual Dues                                                                $60

NPJS PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIP BENEFITS

  • Serve on NPJS Committees
  • Participate in position statement development that drives national policy
  • Eligible to hold elected office on NPJS Board of Directors
  • Able to vote in NPJS elections
  • Discounted fee to attend National Symposium on Juvenile Services or other NPJS training events
  • Networking opportunity with other professionals from across the United States
  • Involved with the only national membership organization whose sole focus is on juvenile justice services
  • Eligible for consideration to be in NPJS Consultant Pool (pending submission of required documentation & review/approval).
  • Will receive job postings when agencies ask NPJS to circulate openings
  • Access to ATC Travel Management for travel planning, including searches for lowest airfare options, hotel bookings, etc.
  • Visit CJCA Member Benefits for CJCA Member Benefits
NPJS FACILITY/AGENCY/ORGANIZATION MEMBERSHIP

NPJS FACILITY/AGENCY/ORGANIZATION MEMBERSHIP DUES
(fee according to # of staff signed up as NPJS Members)*
10 Staff as NPJS Members                                        $300
15 Staff as NPJS Members                                        $450
20 Staff as NPJS Members                                        $600
25 Staff as NPJS Members                                        $750
30 Staff as NPJS Members                                        $900
31 or more staff                                                         additional $20/person

* Agencies must provide the individual names, job titles, and email addresses for each member joining under “Agency Membership”

NPJS Facility/Agency/Organization Member Benefits

  • All NPJS Professional Member Benefits would apply to the staff that are granted membership by the agency’s payment.
  • Agency has employees who are engaged in a national network of professionals for learning and sharing.
  • Agency will also receive priority to host NPJS training events in their region and will be eligible for some complimentary registrations and reduced rates for those onsite training events. Discount for Relias Learning.
  • Discount for rates on legal services (1 complimentary hour) with Buchanan, Ingersoll, and Rooney.
  • Access to ATC Travel Management for travel planning, including searches for lowest airfare options, hotel bookings, etc.
  • Discounted rates for Relias Learning training software application

NPJS PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIP BENEFITS

  • Serve on NPJS Committees
  • Participate in position statement development that drives national policy
  • Eligible to hold elected office on NPJS Board of Directors
  • Able to vote in NPJS elections
  • Discounted fee to attend National Symposium on Juvenile Services or other NPJS training events
  • Networking opportunity with other professionals from across the United States
  • Involved with the only national membership organization whose sole focus is on juvenile justice services
  • Eligible for consideration to be in NPJS Consultant Pool (pending submission of required documentation & review/approval).
  • Will receive job postings when agencies ask NPJS to circulate openings
  • Access to ATC Travel Management for travel planning, including searches for lowest airfare options, hotel bookings, etc.
NPJS CORPORATE MEMBERSHIP

NPJS CORPORATE MEMBERSHIP DUES
Annual Dues                                                               $600

NPJS Corporate Member Benefits

  • Corporate logo linked on new “Corporate Member” page on NPJS website (to be developed)
  • 5 individual memberships (Corporate Member must provide individual names, job titles, and email addresses for each member joining)
  • 1 marketing email sent to NPJS members per year (advertisement developed by corporate member, but sent by NPJS office)
  • Discounted exhibit registration fee at NPJS Symposium (or other regional events, if exhibits are offered)
  • Opportunity to write an article in monthly NPJS electronic newsletter
  • Priority consideration for conducting workshop at NPJS’ National Symposium on Juvenile Services
NPJS AFFILIATE MEMBERSHIP

NPJS AFFILIATE MEMBERSHIP DUES
National                                                                       $0 (based on reciprocal agreement)
State Affiliate I                                                            $5,000 (up to 20 agencies)
State Affiliate II                                                           $10,000 (up to 40 agencies)

NPJS State Affiliate Member Benefits

  • All NPJS Professional Member and Agency Member Benefits would apply as stated below. Specific individuals and agencies receiving benefits from a State Affiliation will be determined in a case-by-case basis via communication with the NPJS office.
  • Serve in advisory capacity (non-voting) on NPJS Board of Directors
  • $1,000 discount to host specialized NPJS training event (T4T or other topic as negotiated)
  • (Affiliate I) – 3 complimentary registrations to NPJS Symposium or One-Day Conferences (assigned by Affiliate)
  • (Affiliate II) – 6 complimentary registrations to NPJS Symposium or One-Day Conferences (assigned by Affiliate)
  • Free social media marketing for state affiliate trainings or conferences
  • Unlimited Community Members (list provided by Affiliate or promoted through their chapter)

NPJS National Affiliate Member Benefits

  • Benefits determined via Reciprocal Agreement.

NPJS Professional Member Benefits

  • Serve on NPJS Committees
  • Participate in position statement development that drives national policy
  • Eligible to hold elected office on NPJS Board of Directors
  • Able to vote in NPJS elections
  • Discounted fee to attend National Symposium on Juvenile Services or other NPJS training events
  • Networking opportunity with other professionals from across the United States
  • Involved with the only national membership organization whose sole focus is on juvenile justice services
  • Eligible for consideration to be in NPJS Consultant Pool (pending submission of required documentation & review/approval).
  • Will receive job postings when agencies ask NPJS to circulate openings
  • Access to ATC Travel Management for travel planning, including searches for lowest airfare options, hotel bookings, etc.

NPJS Agency Member Benefits

  • All of the aforementioned Individual Member Benefits would apply to the staff that are granted membership by the agency’s payment.
  • Agency has employees who are engaged in a national network of professionals for learning and sharing.
  • Agency will also receive priority to host NPJS training events in their region and will be eligible for some complimentary registrations and reduced rates for those onsite training events. Discount for Relias Learning.
  • Discount for rates on legal services (1 complimentary hour) with Buchanan, Ingersoll, and Rooney.
  • Access to ATC Travel Management for travel planning, including searches for lowest airfare options, hotel bookings, etc.
  • Discounted rates for Relias Learning training software application