In 2009 the United States Congress established March as National Criminal Justice Month.
The purpose of National Criminal Justice Month is to promote societal awareness regarding the causes and consequences of crime, as well as strategies for preventing and responding to crime.
The Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences and its affiliates, along with the United States Government urge policymakers, criminal justice officials, educators, victim service providers, nonprofits, community leaders, and others to help direct public focus toward the need to make our criminal justice system as effective as possible. Awareness is the first step toward improvement. Please do your part to spread recognition and consideration of criminal justice practices at both the national and international levels by recognizing and promoting March as National Criminal Justice Month.
Please use the following information and resources to learn more about National Criminal Justice Month and to promote awareness in your area or organization: