The resources listed as follows are for information purposes only. Referral to these sources and web sites does not imply the endorsement of ACOG. This list is not meant to be comprehensive. The exclusion of a source or web site does not reflect the quality of that source or web site. Please note that web sites are subject to change without notice.
American Correctional Association
206 N. Washington Street
Alexandria, VA 22314
The American Correctional Association (ACA) is a professional organization for all individuals and groups, both public and private, which share a common goal of improving the justice system. This organization offers professional development and educational opportunities and has developed standards for correctional facilities. These standards are the basis for ACA accreditation of correctional facilities. The ACA works to build relationships with the educational community and influence their research agendas. The association works with correctional agencies to implement valid research findings. The ACA also promotes continuing education and the expansion of degree programs relevant to corrections.
American Correctional Health Services Association
250 Gatsby Place
Alpharetta, GA 30022-6161
Fax: (770) 650-5789
The mission of the American Correctional Health Services Association (ACHSA) is to be the voice of the correctional health care profession and serve as an effective forum for communication addressing current issues and needs confronting correctional health care. The ACHSA provides support, skill development, and education programs for health care personnel, organizations, and decision- makers involved in correctional health care. The association holds annual multidisciplinary training conferences designed to provide education on the latest developments in correctional health care. In addition, ACHSA has state and regional chapters that conduct local training conferences.
American Jail Association
1135 Professional Court
Hagerstown, MD 21740-5853
Tel: (301) 790-3930
The American Jail Association (AJA) is a national, nonprofit organization that exists to support those who work in and operate the nation’s jails. Through its publications, technical assistance, Certified Jail Manager program, on-site and regional training seminars, and the annual training conference and jail expo, AJA disseminates information to jail personnel, the criminal justice community, and the population of all communities that operate jails.
American Public Health Association
800 I Street, NW
Washington, DC 20001-3710
Tel: (202) 777-APHA (2742)
Fax: (202) 777-2534
The American Public Health Association (APHA) is an association of individuals and organizations working to improve the public’s health and to achieve equity in health status for all. The APHA works to promote the scientific and professional foundation of public health practice and policy, advocate the conditions for a healthy global society, emphasize prevention, and enhance the ability of members to promote and protect environmental and community health. It has a Task Force on Correctional Health Care Standards that developed the third edition of “Standards for Health Services in Correctional Institutions” in early 2003.
Bureau of Justice Statistics, Sourcebook of Criminal Justice
Sourcebook of Criminal Justice Statistics
Hindelang Criminal Justice Research Center
University at Albany
135 Western Avenue
Albany, New York 12222
Tel: (518) 442-5608
Fax: (518) 442-5716
The Sourcebook of Criminal Justice Statistics brings together data from more than 100 sources about all aspects of criminal justice in the United States. These data are displayed in more than 600 tables. This sourcebook is available online and is updated periodically. The sourcebook is supported by the U.S. Department of Justice, Bureau of Justice Statistics.
The Corrections Connection
159 Burgin Parkway
Quincy, MA 02169
Tel: (617) 471 4445
Fax: (617) 770 3339
The Corrections Connection is a news source working to improve the lives of corrections professionals and their families. They provide an open forum where practitioners exchange ideas, resources, case studies, and new technologies. Links to numerous correctionsrelated web sites are provided through their web site, including links to state correctional departments.
Council of Juvenile Correctional Administrators
170 Forbes Road, Suite 106
Braintree, MA 02184
Tel: (781) 843-2663
The Council of Juvenile Correctional Administrators (CJCA) is a national nonprofit organization dedicated to the improvement of youth correctional services and practices. The CJCA initiates and facilitates the exchange of ideas and philosophies among administrators from all jurisdictions at three annual meetings as well as through regular communications, including a quarterly newsletter and web site. The CJCA serves as a clearinghouse for members seeking referrals for practices and services and the public. It also contributes to research on juvenile corrections practices and the causes of crime and delinquency and to the development and application of youth correction standards and accreditation.
Federal Bureau of Prisons
320 First Street, NW
Washington, DC 20534
Tel: (202) 307-3198
The Federal Bureau of Prisons was established to provide administrative oversight and support to the federal prison system. The bureau works to protect public safety by ensuring that federal offenders serve their sentences of imprisonment in institutions that are safe, humane, cost-efficient, and appropriately secure. The bureau undertakes efforts to reduce future criminal activity by encouraging inmates to participate in a range of programs that have been proven to help them adopt a crime-free lifestyle upon their return to the community.
National Commission on Correctional Health Care
1145 W Diversey Parkway
Chicago, IL 60614
Tel: (773) 880-1460
Fax: (773) 880-2424
The mission of the National Commission on Correctional Health Care (NCCHC) is to improve the quality of health care in jails, prisons, and juvenile confinement facilities. The NCCHC is a not-forprofit organization that offers resources to help correctional health care systems provide efficient, high quality care. The NCCHC’s Standards for Health Services provide guidelines for managing the delivery of medical and mental health care within correctional systems. They are written in separate volumes for prisons, jails, and juvenile confinement facilities and cover the general areas of care and treatment, health records, administration, personnel, and medical– legal issues. In addition to the standards, NCCHC publishes position statements and clinical guidelines to assist correctional health care practitioners in the many medical, ethical, administrative, and legal aspects of their work. In support of its mission, NCCHC also offers numerous other programs, services and resources, such as facility accreditation, technical assistance, quality reviews, research studies, and educational programs and conferences.
Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention
810 Seventh Street, NW
Washington, DC 20531
Tel: (202) 307-5911
The mission of the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) is to provide national leadership, coordination, and resources to prevent and respond to juvenile delinquency and victimization. The OJJDP works to accomplish this by supporting states and local communities in their efforts to develop and implement effective and coordinated prevention and intervention programs and improve the juvenile justice system so that it protects the public safety, holds offenders accountable, and provides treatment and rehabilitative services tailored to the needs of families and each individual juvenile. Juvenile Female Offenders: A Status of the States is a recent publication of OJJDP that describes state programs for at-risk girls and juvenile female offenders. It is available online at http://www.ojjdp.ncjrs.org/pubs/gender.
The Rebecca Project for Human Rights
2029 P Street, NW, Suite 301
Washington, DC 20036
Tel: (202) 265-3906
Fax: (202) 265-3909
The Rebecca Project for Human Rights is a national legal and policy organization that advocates for public policy reform, justice and dignity for vulnerable families. They work to address gendered violence, poverty and exploitation to improve the status of women and girls at the margins of society; improve conditions of confinement for female prisoners; and advocate for alternative sentencing to maternal incarceration to provide non-violent offenders with histories of addiction and sexual victimization, access to community-based, quality education, job training, and treatment services.
Society of Correctional Physicians
1145 West Diversey
Chicago, IL 60614
The Society of Correctional Physicians was formed in 1993 to provide a forum for the support, education, and professional development of physicians delivering health care in correctional settings. It aims to promote, improve, and, if necessary, defend the standards of care extended by its members. The society advocates for correctional health care issues, including research efforts and outcomes within served populations, examination of treatment issues specific to the incarcerated, and the effective delivery of high quality health care to inmate–patients.
Stop Prison Rape
3325 Wilshire Boulevard, Suite 340
Los Angeles, CA 90010
Tel: (213) 384-1400
Fax: (213) 384-1411
Stop Prisoner Rape seeks to end sexual violence against men, women, and youth in all forms of detention. It has three goals for its work: to push for policies that ensure institutional accountability, to change society’s attitudes toward prisoner rape, and to promote access to resources for survivors of sexual assault behind bars.
U.S. Department of Justice
950 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20530-0001
The mission of the U.S. Department of Justice is to enforce the law and defend the interests of the United States according to the law; to ensure public safety against threats foreign and domestic; to provide federal leadership in preventing and controlling crime; to seek just punishment for those guilty of unlawful behavior; to administer and enforce the nation’s immigration laws fairly and effectively; and to ensure fair and impartial administration of justice for all Americans. The Federal Bureau of Prisons is housed in the U.S. Department of Justice as is the National Institute of Corrections.
U.S. Department of Justice, National Institute of Corrections
320 First Street, NW
Washington, DC 20534
Tel: 800-995-6423; (202) 307-3106
Fax: (202) 307-3361
The National Institute of Corrections (NIC) is an agency within the U.S. Department of Justice, Federal Bureau of Prisons. The institute provides training, technical assistance, information services, and policy/program development assistance to federal, state, and local corrections agencies. Through cooperative agreements, NIC awards funds to support its program initiatives. The institute also works to influence correctional policies, practices, and operations nationwide in areas of emerging interest and concern to correctional executives and practitioners as well as public policymakers.