Criminal Justice Association


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 undergraduate student and must pay the club dues. Member dues are typically $20 for the year, for both Fall & Spring semesters.  Member dues include a club t-shirt. New members are welcome to join up until the time dues are collected, which is usually two months into the Fall semester. If they request to join after dues are collected we typically have them wait to join until the next semester when dues are collected again. If someone is interested in joining they should email President of CJA , Marilyn Ochoa- or attend one of the first semester meetings. Meeting are held every other Wednesday in Modern Languages Rm. 413 at 6pm. Below are meeting dates for the Fall 2017 semester/ along with the list of guest speakers:

  •     September 6th--- Welcome Meeting
  •     September 20th--- UAPD
  •     October 4th ---- Border Patrol
  •     October 25th ---- U.S Marshals
  •     November 1st ---- TPD
  •     November 11th ---- Pima County Jail Tour
  •     November 15th or 29th ---- AZ Department Of Corrections
  •     December (Date unknown at the moment) ---- Gun Range

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. 

Click here to apply for funding!