National Association of Blacks in Criminal Justice

The National Association of Blacks in Criminal Justice is a multi-racial, non-partisan, non-profit association of criminal justice professionals and community leaders dedicated to improving the administration of justice. The association was founded as a vehicle by which criminal justice practitioners could initiate positive change from within, while increasing opportunities for the average citizen to better understand the nature and the operation of our local, state, and federal criminal justice processes. Membership and participation in the activities of the association are open to all, irrespective of race, creed, or country of national origin.

For NABCJ members, criminal justice is more than just a career; it is a commitment to a fundamental aspect of our democracy justice.

To examine and act upon the needs, concerns, and contributions of African Americans and other minorities as they relate to the administration of equal justice.

The National Association of Blacks in Criminal Justice seeks to focus attention on relevant legislation, law enforcement, prosecution and defense-related needs and practices with emphasis on the courts, corrections and the prevention of crime. Among its chief concerns are the general welfare and increased influence of African Americans in and on the administration of justice. It also coordinates the efforts of any and all organizations that are concerned with the elimination of injustice within the justice system.


  • To ensure Black representation and participation as policy makers in the administration
    of justice nationally, regionally, and locally.

  • To aggressively assist in recruiting Blacks and other minorities for all area and levels
    of the criminal justice system.

  • To stimulate research and other documentation related to minorities and the
    criminal justice system.

  • To actively encourage and support the development of local, community,
    state and regional chapters.

  • To serve as a vehicle for input into legislation and public policy formulations in areas
    of criminal justice related to crime, the administration of justice, and crime prevention.

  • To network with other organizations and groups with similar objectives and interests.
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