ACJA is incorporated under the Societies Act of Alberta and operates under bylaws that regulate the transaction of its business and affairs. Our Annual General Meeting occurs each year before the end of October. Historically, the ACJA has been a very active association and hosted the Canadian Congress on Criminal Justice in both 2005 and 1999.
“Promoting Leadership in Criminal Justice” – Alberta has an accessible and effective criminal justice system delivered by competent caring and informed professionals.
To promote a humane, equitable and respected criminal justice system that fosters the confidence and support of Albertans.
Values & Guiding Principles
Sustainability, accountability and responsibility of our association
Diversity and equity of our stakeholders
The goals of ACJA are:
- To provide a forum for criminal justice system professionals and associated service providers to obtain and exchange information, knowledge and skills, emphasizing best practices and accessibility.
- To be recognized as a valuable and viable association that fosters future criminal justice professionals.
- To be responsive to the needs of the community by being receptive, insightful and informative.
- To operate with an effective and knowledgeable board that is representative of the criminal justice system.
- To provide feedback to/from the Canadian criminal justice system.
- To recruit, promote and engage membership.