Criminal Justice Association
The Criminal Justice Association is an ASUA recognized special interest club. We educate students on careers in the criminal justice field as well as familiarize them with what they will encounter once in the field. We were established in 2001 and are a student run organization. A typical meeting consists of going over club business and then hearing from a guest speaker(s) from a federal law enforcement agency. We also hear from local police, sheriffs, and crime lab specialists. Throughout the semester we have extra activities in the past have been a self-defense/krav maga class, a prison, jail, or crime lab tour, and a trip to a local shooting range.
How to Join
In order to join the club, a person must be a University of Arizona student and must pay the club dues. Active member dues are $20 for the year ($10 for each semester), for both Fall & Spring semesters. Active member dues include a club t-shirt and the opportunity to go to off campus events such as the jail/prison tour, gun range, etc. New members are welcome to join anytime. If a member does not wish to pay dues, they will be considered an Honorary Member and will not receive the shirt or be able to go to the off campus activities but are more than welcome to attend the meetings. If someone is interested in joining they should email the President of CJA , Ivan Celaya - firstname.lastname@example.org or attend one of the meetings. Meeting are held every Wednesday in Cesar Chavez Rm. 104 at 6pm. Below are meeting dates for the Spring 2018 semester/ along with the list of guest speakers
- 03/21 - Border Patrol
- 03/28 - South Tucson Police Department
- 04/04 - UAPD Gang Presentation
- 04/09 - Tucson Prison Complex Tour
- 04/11 - Unites States Marshals
- 04/18 - Arizona Department of Public Safety
- 04/25 - UAPD Critical Incident Training
- 05/02 - Closing meeting
Club Membership Funding
The School of Government and Public Policy will cover half the membership fee for junior and senior majors in SGPP. In order to receive this funding the student must meet the following requirements:
- Criminal Justice Studies, Political Science, Law or Public Management and Policy major
- Junior or senior standing
- Apply for funding at the link provided below
It is the student's responsibility to join the club by contacting the club president.
Once the student pays their portion of $10, SGPP will pay the other half directly to the Criminal Justice Association.