The mission of the Virginia Correctional Association (VCA) is to provide information, education, and leadership for members and the community to promote an effective criminal justice system.
This is an exciting challenge for all correctional professionals. Please join our membership and experience the satisfaction that comes with participation in a professional association.
VCA is focused on professional development and growth opportunities for its members. As a member, you will have the opportunity to share knowledge and skills with colleagues and to participate in the ongoing work of our association. You can even have some fun doing it!
VCA was established in 1979 as a state chapter affiliate of the American Correctional Association (ACA). ACA, a professional association dedicated to the improvement of corrections and the training and development of correctional professionals, was founded in 1870.
For more than 140 years, ACA has been on the forefront of exerting a positive influence on national correctional policy. ACA provides its members with educational materials, college and CEU credits with courses, training, seminars, publications, biannual conferences, accreditation services, and a variety of other networking and career opportunities.
The ACA is a large and diverse organization with various methods of association. More information on the Dual Chapter framework and other affiliation methods can be found in the Chapters and Affiliates section of the ACA website.