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300 E. Joppa Road, Suite 1105 Martin O’Malley Baltimore, Maryland 21286-3016 Governor 410-821-2828 / TOLL FREE: 1-877-687-9004 FAX: 410-321-3116 Anthony Brown INFO@GOCCP-STATE-MD.ORG Lt. Governor WWW.GOCCP.MARYLAND.GOV Kristen Mahoney Executive Director For Immediate Release: Contact: Bill Toohey August 30, 2011 Offc: 410-821-2851 Cell: 443-279-8661 email@example.com GOCCP’s Kristen Mahoney To Serve Another Year As President of the National Criminal Justice Association GOCCP Deputy Executive Director Ed Parker Elected to Group’s Board Kristen Mahoney, Executive Director of the Governor’s Office of Crime Control and Prevention (GOCCP) has been elected to a second one-year term as President of the National Criminal Justice Association (NCJA). Another GOCCP official will also be part of the NCJA leadership. Ed Parker, GOCCP’s Deputy Director for Operations has been elected to the organization’s board. Based in Washington, D.C., the NCJA represents state, tribal and local governments on crime prevention and crime control issues. Its members represent all facets of the criminal and juvenile justice community, from law enforcement, corrections, prosecution, defense, courts, victim-witness services and educational institutions to federal, state and local elected officials. “It is a tremendous honor,” said Mahoney, “to be selected to continue for another year as President of NCJA, The NCJA recognizes the importance of interrelationships among criminal and juvenile justice agencies and the value of partnerhips between these agencies and the community. It knows that strong, steady advocacy is necessary to achieve comprehensive planning and policy coordination goals. In this way, it is a perfect complement to the information sharing and collaboration that are the foundation of public safety policy in the O’Malley-Brown administration.” “NCJA has proven to be a tremendous resource for criminal justice professionals at all levels of government,” said Parker. “The organization works to promote a balanced approach to communities' complex public safety and criminal and juvenile justice system problems. It is an honor to be in a position where I can help shape and direct its initiatives.” Guided by it Board of Directors, the NCJA serves as the formal mechanism for informing the Congress of state, tribal and local criminal and juvenile justice needs and accomplishments. Through collaboration with practitioners and policymakers, the NCJA also communicates state, tribal and local views on crime prevention and control to the federal executive and other public and private agencies at all levels. ### GOCCP is now on social media. You can find us on http://www.twitter.com/goccp and on Facebook as goccpmd.
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