To act upon the needs, concerns, and contributions of African Americans and other people of color as they relate to the administration of equal justice. The National Association of Blacks in Criminal Justice is a multiethnic, nonpartisan, nonprofit association of criminal justice professionals, students and community leaders dedicated to improving the administration of justice. The Association was founded as a vehicle by which criminal justice practitioners could initiate positive change from within, while increasing opportunities for the average citizen to better understand the nature and the operation of our local, state, and federal criminal justice processes. Membership and participation in the activities of the Association are open to all, irrespective of race, creed, or country of national origin. For NABCJ members, criminal justice is more than just a career; it is a commitment to a fundamental aspect of our democracy, justice.