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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.

London White Collar Crime Institute

Oct. 14-15, London, UK

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CJS Resolution on Prosecutorial Discretion Passed at the ABA Midyear Meeting

Resolution 501 urges governments to affirm the essential role of prosecutorial discretion and to protect prosecutors for removal for partisan reasons.

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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.

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Save-The-Date: 2025 National White Collar Crime Institute

March 4-7, 2025; Miami, Florida

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New Season of JustPod, the CJS Podcast

Two new hosts, Justin Danilewitz and Geonard Butler, are leading JustPod's general programming. Nina Marino and Joe Whitley will continue to host "White Collar Talks" series.

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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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CJS Committees

Committees offer CJS members the best opportunity for direct involvement in Section activities, such as organizing CLE offerings, developing publications and policy proposals.

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Contact Us

The American Bar Association Criminal Justice Section 1050 Connecticut Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20036 (202) 662-1500, Email: [email protected] Social Media Hashtag: #ABACJS.