The National Institute of Corrections provides information services, support, training and technical assistance to federal, state and local correctional agencies. The NIC itself is an agency within the U.S. Department of Justice, Federal Bureau of Prisons.
The American Jail Association (AJA) is one of the largest associations in the Unites States with a mission to support correctional workers employed in institutional settings.
The United States Department of Justice is responsible for ensuring public safety by prosecuting and seeking judgement against those found guilty of committing crimes and to constantly defend the interests of U.S. citizens and its laws.
The American Correctional Association was founded in 1870 as the National Prison Association, making it the oldest and one of the most well known associations representing the interests of thousands of correctional workers and the correctional field.