The Western Association of Criminal Justice (WACJ) is the Region 5 affiliate of the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences. For information, a link to our affiliate ACJS organization website can be found atop the page. 


The goal of WACJ is promulgating social justice evaluations and evidence-based research, while strengthening professional networking ties in the continually growing discipline.


Member states include Alaska, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, Oregon, Utah, Washington, Wyoming, and the Canadian Provinces of British Columbia and Alberta.


Individuals seeking membership must come from within our regional states.  However, any individuals outside of our region are welcome to attend our annual conference!

News and Updates

October 1, 2019

The preliminary draft information for the 2019 WACJ Conference is now available! You can view all three of the days' events in a preliminary format.  Please note that the final draft will be provided to you when you check-in at the conference as well as will be posted...

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