The Virginia Community Criminal Justice Association is a non-profit membership organization comprised of local community corrections and pretrial services directors, staff, and other individuals within the criminal justice system.
“I have been a VCCJA Associate member since 1999. I have really enjoyed being a part of this association. I appreciate all of the updated information I receive being a member. I have worked on the conference committee with the association now and previously and have been rewarded by the positive feedback from successful endeavors. Being involved in the annual VCCJA conference allowed me to network with members in other jurisdictions and the opportunity to gain knowledge about how community corrections operates throughout the state.”
Barbara Hall, Pretrial Officer, Norfolk Criminal Justice Services
“I enjoy being a member of VCCJA. My membership has allowed me the opportunity to attend trainings, conferences, and network with other professionals in Virginia. My first year working at Prince William County Criminal Justice Services, I got involved with the VCCJA Fundraising Committee. After a short time on the committee, I became Fundraising Co-Chair. Each year it is always fun to work alongside my Co-Chair, Shakira Harling, and other committee members to come up with new ideas. I have served on the Executive Committee as the Northern Region Representative and am currently the Treasurer. My involvement in VCCJA has given me a chance to be part of an organization where I can make a difference in the criminal justice field.”
Maureen Anderson, Probation/Pretrial Manager, Prince William County Criminal Justice Services
“From my first contact with VCCJA when working at DCJS in the late 90s, I was impressed by the dedication of leadership, the desire to move the field forward in Virginia, and the constant push for training for staff in the programs. As I continued my career, I stayed in contact with VCCJA leadership and they remained the most dedicated group of professionals I had encountered. Fortunately, I eventually became a Director of a local program and in that capacity was elected President of VCCJA. I hold that role as one of the most defining moments in my long career. To serve the members in a leadership capacity was an honor I shall always cherish. The support I had from the VCCJA leadership team, the field and many others was more than I could have hoped for or wanted. It once again showed me how dedicated VCCJA leadership and members are in promoting our profession. VCCJA is truly the most professional, dedicated, and talented organization I have belonged to in my career.”