Criminal Justice Section

"The Unified Voice of Criminal Justice"  -- With its diverse membership of  criminal justice professionals, the ABA Criminal Justice Section is uniquely situated to bring all the various actors to the table to address today's most pressing criminal justice issues.                                                                                                                                                                                                                         

2022 CJS Annual Meeting

CLE Programs, Committee and Council Meetings. August 4-6 , 2022, Chicago, IL

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Call for 2022 CJS Awards Nominations

While we just honored our 2021 recipients due to a pandemic delay, we are returning to our regular schedule and opening the nominations for the 2022 CJS Awards. View specific award category in the CJS Awards site for more information. The deadline has been extended to August 19, 2022.

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Criminal Justice Magazine

Our renowned flagship periodical is available for viewing online for CJS members

View the Current Issue on - Reentry After Incarceration

Diversity and Inclusion Fellowship Program

This program provides opportunities for lawyers in under-represented groups to actively participate within the Criminal Justice Section and prepare them to take on leadership roles within the Section. Application for 2022-2024 is due by August 19, 2022.

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New Project: Legal Education Police Practices Consortium

The Consortium aims to contribute to the national effort examining and addressing legal issues in policing and public safety, including conduct, oversight, and the evolving nature of police work. The Consortium will leverage the ABA’s expertise and that of participating ABA accredited law schools to collaborate on projects to develop and implement better police practices throughout the United States.

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Criminal Justice Standards

For fifty years, the ABA Criminal Justice Standards have guided policymakers and practitioners working in the criminal justice arena.

Contact Us

The American Bar Association Criminal Justice Section 1050 Connecticut Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20036 (202) 662-1500, Email: crimjustice@americanbar.org Social Media Hashtag: #ABACJS.