Magazine article Corrections Today

Vision Statement

Magazine article Corrections Today

Vision Statement

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Vision Statement Approved in Anaheim, Calif.

The American Correctional Association's Delegate Assembly approved the Association's Vision Statement, Mission and Goals, printed below, at its meeting on Wednesday, Aug. 7 in Anaheim, Calif. Special thanks to Joann B. Morton, Ph.D., Vision Statement Task Force Chair, and Mel Williams, Vice Chair, as well as members of the Task Force for their work during the past two years revising this document.

Vision Statement

The American Correctional Association shapes the future of corrections through strong, progressive leadership that brings together various voices and forges coalitions and partnerships to promote the concepts embodied in its Declaration of Principles.


The American Correctional Association provides a professional organization for all individuals and groups, both public and private, that share a common goal of improving the justice system.


I. Membership - Expand and serve membership. Develop recruitment and retention strategies. Identify benefits and services that will increase and serve the membership of the American Correctional Association.

II. Diversity - Promote diversity in the leadership, staff, membership and activities of the American Correctional Association. Encourage diversity of staff in the justice system.

III. Professional Development - Provide excellence in professional development and educational opportunities. Create and provide meaningful opportunities for those who cannot participate in professional development through traditional venues. …

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