Welcome to CAMA!
CAMA was founded in 1987 as a forum for Accreditation Managers and others involved in ACA accreditation to discuss ideas, concerns, and solutions, and to provide corrections professionals with accreditation specific training. CAMA has held a training conference every year since 1988. We publish The Criterion three times a year, and provide training and other material on our web site. CAMA is the only national professional organization dedicated only to the task of accreditation. CAMA’s mission, as approved in August, 2007, is:
"To support and assist correctional agencies worldwide in achieving and maintaining the American Correctional Association (ACA) accreditation for their agency/facility through their Accreditation Manager by offering professional training, networking, and technical assistance. CAMA recognizes that no one person is responsible for the accreditation process for any given agency/facility or department but believes that a firm foundation for the process can and should be established through the accreditation manager"
I hope that you will become a member of CAMA if you have not already done so, and that you will join us at our annual training conference. If you have not yet achieved accreditation, CAMA can help you get there. If you have, we can help you maintain it.
If CAMA can provide you with any assistance, please do not hesitate to contact me, your Regional Director, or any member of the CAMA Board.
David K. Taylor
Join today and make CAMA your organization for networking, training, conferences and sharing of best practices. In addition you will gain access to presentations, training and information on our Members Only Page.
Please email completed applications to CAMAMemberServices@yahoo.com
CAMA 2014 Conference: Save the Date!
We are excited to announce that the 2014 CAMA Conference will be in Colorado Springs, Co on May 18-20, 2014. The theme is "Reach Your PEAK Through Accreditation."
CAMA would like to recognize Bill Bashore, Corrections Today's "Best in the Business."
CLICK on over to our news page for a great article about Bill. (Corrections Today, July/August 2013, Chad Hudnall)
What is CAMA?
The Correctional Accreditation Managers' Association [CAMA], established in 1987, is a national organization representing professionals in adult corrections, juvenile justice, law enforcement and all related areas of the criminal justice system.
CAMA, an affiliate of the American Correctional Association , is committed to developing a better understanding of the accreditation process by promoting correctional standards, and providing training as an avenue for communication and problem solving techniques related to accreditation.
CAMA also provides a network of mid-level professionals working in the accreditation field who are willing to work with you to better understand and promote concepts and goals of correctional accreditation.
CAMA is designed for:
Join CAMA on the popular social network Facebook!
Get the latest information, ask questions, make suggestions, share pictures, and network with other Correctional Professionals on the new CAMA Facebook group page.
It's easy, you don't have to friend or add anyone new just type "Correctional Accreditation Manager's Association (CAMA)" into the search box on Facebook and click on the "join" button. Or click on the little Facebook Logo above.