VCA membership is open to individuals who are involved in the corrections profession or a related field, support the goals of improving the profession, subscribes to the ACA’s and the VCA’s Constitution and Bylaws, and who pays annual dues, unless the person is a Life Member.
Become a Virginia Correctional Association Member
Founded in 1979, the Virginia Correctional Association is a Dual Membership Chapter of the American Correctional Association, the premier national association representing the corrections profession.
The American Correctional Association was founded in 1870 and serves as the voice of corrections. There are many career-enhancing benefits which accompany an ACA/VCA Membership. Being an American Correctional Association/Virginia Correctional Association member can give you access to these services — sometimes at a discount:
- Correspondence Courses
- Corrections Today Magazine
- On The Line Newsletter
- Corrections Compendium Journal
- Videos and other training materials
Standards & Accreditation
A system of verification that correctional agencies/facilities utilize to ensure they comply with national standards.
This department serves as the liaison between the association and decision-makers at the state and federal levels.
- Online Correctional Academy (OCA) Courses
- Training Resources
- National & On-Site Workshops
- VCA Annual Training Institute
- Technical Assistance Professional Certification
- ACA Winter Conference
- ACA Summer Congress of Correction
For more information, and a complete list of member benefits, please click here.
If you are interested in contributing your talents to VCA by serving on one of our committees, please visit our Committees page.