This past summer, the N.C. Criminal Justice Fellows Program (CJFP) was passed by the North Carolina legislature.
The mission of the Criminal Justice Fellows Program is to recruit talented high school seniors and graduates into the criminal justice profession. Each year this program will fund fellowships for high school seniors and graduates in eligible counties who have exhibited high academic achievement, a history of service to the school and community, and a desire to serve the state of N.C. in a field within the criminal justice profession.
The Criminal Justice Fellows Program will provide forgivable educational loans for high school seniors and graduates in eligible counties who agree to enter a criminal justice profession in an eligible county in N.C. This fellowship will fund an Applied Associate Degree in Criminal Justice or Committee approved related field of study, from any North Carolina Community college. Students who receive the educational loan would have 5 years to repay, though it would be forgiven if they enter and remain in a criminal justice profession within N.C. for 4 years in an eligible county.
The types of jobs that the fellows can go into include: state and local sworn law-enforcement officers, state correctional officers, sworn sheriffs, deputy sheriffs, detention officers, state juvenile justice officers, and telecommunicators under the direct supervision of a law enforcement agency and other correctional officers maintained by local governments and juvenile justice agencies.
One hundred fellowships will be awarded each year and the first class will begin in the fall of 2019. The closing date this year for the application for the Criminal Justice Fellows Program is April 30th, 2019.
Criminal Justice Fellows Program Brochure
Criminal Justice Fellows Program Flyer
NCCA is pleased to announce 2019 Annual Award Winners presented at the NCCA Annual Conference February 21, 2019.
- Don C. Locke Multicultural & Social Justice Award – Inaugural award presented to Dr. Phyllis Post
- Jane E. Myers Wellness Counseling Award – Inaugural award presented to Dr. Stephen Kennedy
- Administrator of the Year Award – Molly Hayes
- Innovation/Creativity in Counseling Award – Dr. Nicole Stargell
- Professional Writing and/or Research Award – Dr. Allison Crowe
- Beginning Counselor Award – Sarah Mehta
Division Recognition Awards:
- Most Improved Division – NCAARC – NC Association for Assessment and Research in Counseling, Award presented to NCAARC President Todd Bolin
- Most Effective Membership Drive/Recruitment – NCGSA – NC Graduate Student Association, President Chris Hieb
NCCA Members: We are now collecting submissions for the Spring 2019 edition of the Carolina Counselor. Please consider submitting short articles, resource lists, personal reflections, pictures, news, and updates that you would like to share with members of our association. Deadline for submissions is February 22, 2019.
See our Carolina Counselor page for topics requested and submission guidelines.
Make plans to join us at the NCCA Annual Conference February 20-22 in Durham.
This annual event offers innovative pre-conference sessions and educational sessions centered on the theme “Counselors Committed to Advocacy”, plus social events and more.
Visit the 2019 Annual Conference page for the latest information.
The North Carolina Counseling Association wishes to recognize professional excellence and service. All members are urged to take a moment to reflect on the excellence of colleagues and consider nominating them to one of the annual awards to be presented at the 2019 NCCA Annual Conference, February 20-22, 2019, at the Durham Convention Center in Durham, NC.
Nominations must be made by members of NCCA. Nominees must be members of NCCA. Exemptions to this requirement may be the Administrator of the Year and Special Citizen’s Merit Award.
The awards nomination deadline is January 18, 2019.
Awards presented are:
- The Ella Stephens Barrett Award for excellence in professional leadership
- Administrator of the Year Award
- Innovation/Creativity in Counseling Award
- Professional Writing and/or Research Award
- Devoted Service Award
- Special Citizen’s Merit Award
- Don C. Locke Multicultural & Social Justice Award
- Jane E. Myers Wellness Counseling Award
Division Recognition Awards:
- Most Improved Division
- Most Effective Membership Drive/Recruitment
For more information about these awards and to submit a nomination, click HERE.
Please direct questions to Dr. Theresa Kascsak, Awards Committee email: email@example.com
On February 27, 2018, the American Counseling Association adopted a resolution “supporting and highlighting the role that school counselors play in addressing the anxiety, stress, and trauma students experience after a school shooting. The resolution underscores the vital role that school counselors play in helping students cope with adverse conditions.”
For the full resolution, follow this link: ACA Resolution
Dear NCCA Members:
The North Carolina Counseling Association wishes to recognize professional excellence and service in the field of counseling during 2017. This is a fantastic way to acknowledge the efforts and accomplishments of colleagues and fellow clinicians in the field. All members are urged to take a moment to reflect on the excellence of colleagues and consider nominating them to one of the annual awards to be presented at the 2018 NCCA Annual Conference, February 1-2, 2018, at the Durham Convention Center in Durham, NC.
To view the 2018 Award winners – please see this year’s Conference Page – under “Events”
“This conference allowed me to access tools I never knew existed. I had a great time meeting new people and seeing familiar faces. It helped me find my own voice and sense of confidence in becoming a future counselor. The research excited me and I was drawn to certain presentations. I went to several others throughout the day, but the ones mentioned above grabbed my interest the most. I am not one to actually want to conduct research, but I do want to be up to date on current research being conducted in the field. If I get a chance to take part in another NCCA conference, I will take the opportunity and go so that I can continue to expand my interest and knowledge base.”
-Danielle Wrenn, Second Year Graduate Student at North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University
Hello North Carolina Counselors, Counseling students, and NCCA members:
I am excited to serve as President of the North Carolina Counseling Association for the 2017-2018 year. I come into this role following an important legacy of leadership, commitment, and passion for the counseling profession. I am thrilled to begin and will work diligently to serve you, our members, and the counseling profession.
As we begin this 2017-2018 year with NCCA, I want to encourage you to become a member if you have not already done so. For our members, I want to ask that you invite colleagues and students who are not NCCA members to join. Membership with NCCA is an essential part of maintaining a strong counseling identity and commitment to the profession. During these challenging economic times, NCCA is committed to offering you reasonable membership and annual conference rates so that you can stay connected, earn continuing education, maintain your professional identity, all at a reasonable cost.
Remember, NCCA membership benefits include:
- Expanding your professional and social network
- Offering professional development and continuing education credits at our annual conference, division workshops and events, and co-sponsored events
- Linking you to information through the North Carolina Counseling Journal, Carolina Counselor Newsletter, and social media platforms:
- Increasing visibility and unification of the counseling profession through advocacy, education, and professional development and enhancing your professional identity through membership in your passion or work setting divisions
- Lobbying efforts through the support of NCCA and ACA to advocate and support your professional role
- Career Bank with listing of open counseling positions
We have an exciting year ahead – I look forward to serving you our members, and representing North Carolina counselors!
Allison Crowe, PhD, LPC, NCC, ACS
President, North Carolina Counseling Association 2017-2018