Criminal Justice Section

"The Unified Voice of Criminal Justice"  -- With its diverse membership of judges, private criminal defense attorneys, prosecutors, public defenders, academics, and other 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.                                                                                                                                                                                                                         

Apply for WCC Institute Scholarship

This scholarship is intended to assist attorneys of diverse backgrounds in attending the 2020 National Institute on White Collar Crime in San Diego, March 11-13. Submission Deadline: Dec. 15, 2019

Policy Development and Action

In addition to developing the well-regarded ABA Standards on Criminal Justice, the Criminal Justice Section formulates ABA policies and resolutions related to criminal justice and law.

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Member Testimonial

The ABA Criminal Justice Section is the most active and diverse criminal justice organization in the country. There are valuable opportunities for your participation.

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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, Suite 400, Washington, DC 20036 Main Tel: (202) 662-1500 Email: Social Media Hashtag: #ABACJS.