THANK YOU for visiting ACA’s website. Our website has proven to be user-friendly and provides an opportunity to: access your membership information (the website contains a members-only section), view ACA leadership and committee membership, register for a conference, review webinars and plenaries, check out ACA standards and performance-based expected practices, order publications, inquire about certification, find post-conference coverage, and many, many more features. A complete list of staff by department is included, so it is easy for you to contact any of us at any time. We invite you to browse our website and ask that you reach out to us if you have questions or if we can assist you in any way. Hopefully, you will find everything you need and are looking for as you explore our site.

Thank you to all who attended ACA’s first hybrid conference which some of you joined us virtually while others we saw face-to-face. The Congress kicked off on Wednesday with virtual-only workshops. During the duration of the conference, there were many committee meetings and workshops. The first order of business in Nashville was the Thursday morning Plenary session, Drugs: From the Border to Inside the Fence. Later that evening the Health Care Welcome Reception was held, sponsored by Correct Rx. On Friday afternoon at the General Session Tennessee Governor Bill Lee stopped by to welcome and thank the delegates for their hard work. Keynote speaker Rodney Atkins performed a few songs with his wife and answered questions from President Parker. After the General Session concluded the exhibit hall open house reception took place. On Saturday the Board of Governors met to conduct ACA business. On Sunday morning, Plenary session 2: Global Pandemic Response was held along with Delegate Assembly meeting. We closed the day out with the Exhibit Hall Grand Prize giveaway in the Exhibit Hall and that evening the E.R. Cass banquet to honor Dr. Dean Aufderheide and Tony Wilkes.

Mark your calendars for our 2022 Winter Conference in January in Phoenix. The Winter Conference is taking place January 6-9, 2022 in Phoenix, Arizona and check back on our website ( for

updated information about the conference. Lastly, workshop proposals for Phoenix are now being accepted – please visit the Professional Development section of our website if you are interested in submitting a proposal. We look forward to seeing you in Phoenix!

ACA’s World-Class E-Learning Training Program continues to expand its courses. Quality training starts at ACA and gives you an opportunity to develop your skills and boost your opportunities. We offer a state-of-the-art training platform, a media-rich learning experience and new courses – all cost-effective. Give us a chance to build your career with ACA training in security, administration, treatment, leadership, and food service. For more information, and to view the catalog, please visit our website. If you would like additional assistance, please e-mail [email protected]

The ACAConnect newsletter continues to be sent to members electronically every two weeks. The Corrections Daily newsclips are sent daily. Your input for both is always welcome at any time. If you have information to share or if you are not receiving your newsletter, please email India Vargas at [email protected]

In addition, we are always looking for good articles for Corrections Today magazine. If you are interested in submitting an article for consideration, please check out the publications area of this website or send an email to [email protected]

Thank you again for visiting our website. Your membership is appreciated, and thanks for being part of our family! Please stay safe!


James A. Gondles Jr., CAE

Executive Director