Chartered in October, 1977, the D.C. Chapter was born out of a late lunch hour meeting held on June 7, 1977. The 22 attendees represented various entities of the federal and D.C. criminal justice community. The word and vision emanating from previous conferences in Alabama and Georgia inspired this group of founding members who unselfishly forged the foundation for the future of the D.C. Chapter.
The mission of the District of Columbia Chapter of the National Association of Blacks in Criminal Justice is to facilitate change within the criminal justice system through mentoring, professional development, and public awareness. This is accomplished by utilizing partnerships, networking, research, and enhancing public awareness and knowledge of legislative issues that affect and impact the community.