Welcome to CAMA!
As I begin my term as president of CAMA, I look forward to what the future has for our organization. We are living in very interesting times where everything around us, in every arena, is subject to change. CAMA has existed for 31 years to teach others about change and how to implement the best practices that our profession has to offer.
As we move into the future, our mission will not change however. We will always pass on the best of the best to our membership as you seek to lead your institutions into the future. As accreditation managers, you are not just doing a job, you are instituting a culture! We will always stay involved in the discussions of change. Our industry is heading into new and unknown territory every day. Discussions about segregation, mental health, prevention of sexual abuse, professionalism, and even advances in technology continue to evolve and change our way of life. It is my hope that CAMA can be a beacon of light in the midst of the fog of change in all of these areas. We hope that you will continue to turn to CAMA for your questions and for your training in the fields of corrections, detention, law enforcement, and medical accreditation.
One of the biggest changes for CAMA this year is the installation of a new board of directors. Several of our directors have completed their terms of service, many for the second time, and we thank them from the bottom of our hearts for their service to the Association. We are better off because of their efforts! We also welcome the new members of the Board, and I can assure you that we will continue to work to keep CAMA relevant and involved in what our industry has to offer.
The second major change for CAMA takes place next year. For the first time in our history, we are moving the date of our conference. Historically, we held the CAMA conference in April or May to offer another opportunity to hold ACA panel hearings for accreditation. It has been a few years since we partnered with ACA in that fashion, so we made a decision to open up the calendar and explore different options for 2019 and beyond.
I am happy to announce that the CAMA conference in 2019 will be held in the great city of Richmond, Virginia. The date for the conference will be October 19-22, 2019. We are already scheduling various providers like the PREA Resource Center to present. By October of this year, we will put out the call for workshops. Would you consider presenting for us? We know there is unlimited potential and untapped resources within our Association. Some of you have presentations on topics you are passionate about, that we need to hear, so consider being a presenter for CAMA in 2019. We will keep you informed about the conference and our industry as the time passes but we thank each and every one of you for your commitment to CAMA and for your support!
Jeffrey D. Crawford
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.
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CAMA is a secured group of members who are in the fields of corrections and/or law enforcement. All member applicants will be reviewed for approval. Membership payments are not refundable.
2019 Workshops Announced
Who / What is CAMA?
The Compliance and Accreditation Managers' Association [CAMA], established in 1987, is a national organization representing professionals in both correctional and law enforcement areas as well as all related areas within the criminal justice system.
CAMA, a national affiliate of the American Correctional Association , is committed to developing a better understanding of the accreditation process by promoting correctional and law enforcement standards, and providing professional development and training as an avenue for communication and problem solving techniques.
CAMA also provides a network of professionals who work in the correctional and law enforcement field and are involved in compliance and accreditation who are willing to work with you to better understand and promote concepts and goals of accreditation.
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