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. As the role of Accreditation Mangers has evolved to include other compliance related responsibilities such as the writing of policy and procedure, managing PREA compliance and CLEA accreditation CAMA has evolved as well.
Our training conferences, which have been held every year since 1988, now incorporate a growing array of training topics to meet the needs of the changing responsibilities of Accreditation Mangers and others who have the responsibility for maintaining compliance with a broad array of standards for the facilities they serve. If you work in prisons, jails, detention facilities, or community corrections CAMA is dedicated to offering training relevant to your compliance related job responsibilities.
CAMA is the only national professional organization dedicated to this task. It remains relevant today because of its membership which is intimately involved in determining the course that it will take in providing training that meets their needs. CAMA is growing with an expanded mission to offer professional training, networking and technical assistance to its membership. If you are not already a member we invite you to join, to participate in our annual conference, to interact with like professionals on our website, and help set the course for the future of our organization.
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 of Directors. Our contact information is listed on the website and we would welcome your inquires.
CAMA 2015 Conference
May 31 - June 2, 2015
Come Early: Pre-Conference Sessions are available on May 30, 2015
Update: A new At-a -Glance Schedule has been posted on the conference page.
2015 CAAO Annual Conference Columbus, Ohio.
The host hotel is the Easton Hilton which is located in the Easton Town Center shopping and entertainment district.
UPDATE: Additional rooms are now available at the auxiliary hotel: Residence Inn Easton Columbus.
Easton Town Center is the Midwest's premier destination for shopping, dining and entertainment. With its unique village setting, large public spaces, plazas and abundant free parking, Easton is home to an eclectic assortment of restaurants, entertainment venues, and exclusive retailers.
CAMA Members and Vendors:
Please visit our Conference Page for more information.
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.