American Correctional Association

The American Correctional Association (ACA) is a professional organization that serves as a resource for the correctional industry. Its mission is to enhance the professionalism of those who work in the field of corrections and to improve the quality of services and operations of correctional agencies. The organization provides training, education, and resources for its members, who include correctional administrators, jail and detention center professionals, and correctional officers. It also advocates for effective policies and practices related to criminal justice and provides accreditation for correctional facilities that meet its standards. The ACA publishes a variety of resources related to correctional practices, including manuals, books, and journals.

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