APA’s advocacy focuses on recidivism reduction, public safety, gender-responsive justice, mental and behavioral health, and support for law enforcement and corrections agencies.
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Recent APA Advocacy Related to Criminal Justice
It is critical that psychological science play a central role in the continuous improvement and reform of criminal justice systems, policy, and practice.
About APA Advocacy
APA represents the largest and most visible national presence advocating for psychology at the federal level. There are three APA government relations offices and two APA-affiliated organizations that engage in government relations activities.