Proffesional Knowledge and Abilities Paper

Professional Knowledge and Abilities
Cynthia Casillas
GEN/200 Foundations for General Education and Professional Success
June 3, 2011
Mrs. Angela Cranon-Charles

Professional Knowledge and Abilities
  * Identify a professional organization or association in a field that interest you.
National Criminal Justice Association (NCJA) is in Washington, D.C., the NCJA represents the state, tribal and local governments on crime prevention and crime control issues. Its members represent all faces of the criminal and juvenile justice community, from law enforcement, corrections, prosecution, defense, courts, victim/witness services, and educational institutions to federal, state and local.

  * Briefly describe your selected organization or association.
The NCJA is a voice in implementing the criminal justice policy since being founded in 1971. As a representative of state, tribal and local criminal and juvenile justice, the NCJA works to promote a balanced to communities public safety and criminal and juvenile justice system problems. The NCJA recognizes the importance of interrelationships among criminal and juvenile justice agencies.

Lead by a 17-18 member Board of Directors, the NCJA serves as the formal informant to the Congress of state, tribal and local criminal and juvenile justice needs and accomplishments. Through collaboration with practitioners and policymakers, the NCJA also communicates state, tribal and local views on crime prevention and control to federal executive and other public and private agencies at all levels

  * Explain how your selected organization or association can contribute towards increasing your professional knowledge and abilities.
I believe this organization will assist me in mapping out, work toward and achieve job and personal goals along with giving me better understanding of all the requirements and future expectations with my current educational/career path, . I've looked into NCJA and they have a plethora of...