The Awards Commitee identifies and acknowledges those individuals and/or organizations that have made outstanding contributions to the VCCJA and to the fields of community corrections and pretrial serivces. Co-chairs are Cynthia Plummer and Rachel Turner.

Cultural Awareness

The Cultural Awarenss Committee improves communition and addresses existing barriers between offenders/defendants, community corrections agencies, and the local courts by developing services to assist agencies. The Committee organizes training, resources, and facilitates inter-agency community. Chair is Jacqueline Bowen.

Fund Raising

The Funding Raising Committee is charged with assisting VCCJA in raising funds to help support the association’s activities. Some of the fundraising activities that VCCJA has workd on include vendor recruitment for converences, golf tournaments, raffles, and merchandising. VCCJA is a qualified 501 (C) (3) organization. The committe is open to exployring new fundraising ideas. The Co-Chairs are Maureen Anderson and Ronald McDaniel.



The Conference Committee is responsible for the planning and implementation of the VCCJA Annual Training Conference. Committee members meet regularly throughout the courese of the year to complete the tasks associated with the training conference. The committee is also tasked with the responsibilitiy to collaborate with other affiliations in the planning of national conferences occurring in Virginia. Co-Chairs are Shelby Johnson and Denise Waff.


Although time-intensive and challenging, membership provides an opportunity to learn about the legislative process and have an impact on future legislation. Co-Chairs are Pat Smith and Colin McDonald.

Membership & Nominations

The Membership Committee is responsible for maintaining the current membership of the VCCJA, expanding and recruiting new members through an annual membership drive, and promoting the purpose and accomplishments of VCCJA. The committee also works in conjunction with other committees to ensure all members receive mailings. Please notify a member of the Membership Committee if you have a change of address to guarantee the receipt of all correspondence. Co-Chairs are Taylor Villasenor and Jennifer Peters.

Public Relations

The VCCJA Public Relations Committee is charged with actively promoting the Association to both its members and the general public. The “P/R” Committee is responsible for producing the Association’s quarterly newsletter. To accomplish this, the newsletter staff consists of three divisions – contributions, layout, and distribution. The P/R Committee has also been actively engaged in the development of the Association’s web site in order to increase accessibility and public information. Other P/R Committee responsibilities include the development and update of a promotional brochure and other promotional materials. The committee is also working on a training presentation to assist programs in better marketing themselves to their localities, legislators, and the public. The Chair is Dargenaba (Dee Dee) Anderson. Check out this video!! Here’s the latest newsletter.


The primary responsibility of the Training Committee is to maintain Basic Skills for CCCA and PSA staff. In addition, the Training Committee provides statewide regional training and other relevant training opportunities. Basic Skills training is offered by DCJS quarterly to all newly hired Directors, Probation and Pretrial Officers;, attendance is mandatory.Regional Training usually consists of a single training topic offered to all four VCCJA regions, typically in May. The Training committee is responsible for selecting the topics, registration, securing speakers and facilities, and collecting evaluations for this training. The Chair is Jodi Jackson

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