Committee on Standards
The ACA Committee on Standards is responsible for the creation, revision, and deletion of ACA standards. The committee consists of 20 experienced members of the corrections community with varying backgrounds throughout the field, including adult corrections and detention, juvenile corrections, community corrections, and others. Similarly, the committee represents Federal, state, and local agencies responsible for the implementation of the ACA standards for tens of thousands of inmates and staff nationwide.
The committee meets on a bi-annual basis; once at the ACA Winter Conference (January) and again at the ACA Congress of Corrections (August). Minutes from each meeting are posted in the Standards Committee Meeting Minutes section of this site. Changes to the ACA standards are submitted from the field via the Revision Proposals and Comments section.