THANKS for visiting ACA’s website. Our website has proven to be user-friendly and provides you 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, find post-conference coverage, order publications, inquire about certification, check out ACA standards, and many, many more features. A complete list of staff by department is included so it’s easy for you to contact any of us at any time. We invite you to browse our website and ask you to 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 while exploring the site.

The Minneapolis Convention Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota is the site for ACA’s 148th Congress of Correction, August 2–7, 2018. The Hilton Minneapolis is our host hotel, with overflow rooms in the Hyatt Regency Minneapolis and Marriott City Center! All hotels are connected to the Minneapolis Convention Center via a skywalk system. During the Congress, we will offer more than 100 workshops and educational sessions. The ACA Wellness Committee will host a Health and Wellness Expo – “Champions for Life:  Commit to be Fit.” On Saturday, a health care luncheon will once again be held and the keynote speaker at the luncheon is Damon West, a former college quarterback and the only NCAA athlete to receive a life sentence and parole with enough life left to tell about it. The Monday morning General Session will feature keynote speaker Greg Gumbel, Emmy Award-Winning Sportscaster, CBS Sports. Also on Monday in the afternoon, there will be special general session to discuss “Drugs – From the Border to Inside the Fence: Interaction and Treatment.”  The conference will wrap up Tuesday with a grand prize drawing in the morning — a brand new car. In the evening, the ER Cass Banquet will be held where we will honor two of corrections’ finest — Patricia Caruso (MI) and Daron Hall (TN). Up-to-date information on the Minneapolis Congress is available on the conference site as well.

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, new courses, and it is 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 contact Diane Geiman at 1-800-222-5646 x 0167 or e-mail elearning@aca.org.

The ACAConnect newsletter continues to be sent to members electronically every three to four weeks. Your input for this newsletter is always welcome. If you have information to share or if you aren’t receiving your newsletter, please email Vincent Ryan in our office at vincentr@aca.org

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 submissions@aca.org.

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


James A. Gondles, Jr., CAE
Executive Director