ACA relies upon our chapters and affiliates to provide their unique professional and regional insights in the field of corrections to maintain the continuum of correctional expertise throughout our whole association.

    Dual Membership Chapter: A state affiliate which, upon affiliation or thereafter, enters into an agreement with the Association which provides that each member of the state affiliate will hold membership both in the state affiliate organization and the Association.

    Geographical Affiliate: An organization or association representing all disciplines engaged in corrections, or a closely related field, within a broad geographical region

    Professional Affiliate: A national or international organization or association representing a major professional discipline engaged in corrections or a related field.

    State Affiliate: An organization or association representing corrections within a state of the United States or a similar formal territorial jurisdiction in another country.

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