In order to promote the greatest level of professional awareness and facilitate the exchange of newsworthy information, the Justice Academy is proud to host the Justice Academy News.  This section of the website is devoted to providing all members of the profession with an opportunity to submit and publish important (and even not so important) news articles for viewing by the national audience of police, prosecutors, and judges. 
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5 thoughts on “News”

  1. Pastor Ed Vainio Appointed to the Board of Governors is delighted to announce the appointment of Pastor Ed Vainio to the Board of Governors. Ed has served as an Ordained Minister for the Assemblies of God Church for the past forty years, and also as a Police and Prison Chaplain. He holds a Masters of Divinity and has authored several books including; “Insights of Pastoral Significance” and “Reflections of Pastoral Significance”. We are delighted to welcome Ed to the leadership team and I look forward to receiving his advice and counsel. You can follow him on Police and Prison Ministry blog which is available under the JOURNALS/Governor’s Blogs section of You can also find an eleven part lecture series he authored dealing with Compassionate Justice, under the AUTHORS page.

  2. Liz Cass Appointed to’s Board of Governors is delighted to announce the appointment of Liz Cass to the Board of Governors. Liz’s professional experience includes twenty years of service with United States Navy in law enforcement and security in assignments throughout the world. She holds a B.S. in Fraud Investigation, an M.S. in Criminal Justice, and an MBA from Norwich University. Her writings have been published in the Virginia College Journal of Law and Justice, and she is a regular contributing author to the Justice Academy Journal. We are delighted to welcome Liz to the Board of Governors and look forward to the benefit of her insights and guidance as we endeavor to advance the service.

  3. Dr. Maki Haberfeld Appointed to the Board of Governors is pleased to announce that Professor Maria R. (Maki) Haberfeld, Ph.D. has accepted an invitation to serve as a member of the Board of Governors for for 2017-18. Professor Haberfeld currently serves as Professor and Chair of John Jay College of Law, Police Science, and Criminal Justice Administration for the City University of New York. Prior to joining John Jay she served in the Israel National Police, and left the force at the rank of Lieutenant. She also worked for the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration, New York Field Office, as a special consultant and taught at Yeshiva University and New Jersey City University.

  4. Chief Troy Abney Appointed to the Board of Governors

    The Justice Academy is pleased to announce the addition of Chief Troy Abney to the Board of Governors. Chief Abney possesses over thirty years of professional experience in law and justice that include service as the Chief of the Nevada Highway Patrol, Director of Training for the Oregon Department of Public Safety Standards and Training, as well as twenty-five years of service as a member of the California Highway Patrol.where he attained the rank of Assistant Chief. The Justice Academy team is delighted to welcome Chief Abney as a member of the Board of Governors and we look forward to receiving his insights and guidance concerning our ongoing efforts to provide exemplary training and instructional assets to the national audience of law and justice professionals.

  5. Tactical Incident Team Advisory Network – TITAN

    The Justice Academy is pleased to announce the creation of the Tactical Incident Team Advisory Network. The purpose of the program is to establish a real-time video network of experienced professionals who can serve to provide advice and support to departments and agencies that find themselves in unfamiliar tactical situations such as; hostage negotiations, barricaded suspect incidents, terrorist threat incidents, and other similar high risk scenarios. The program uses high speed tactical multipoint video conferencing to link any agency in the nation that is encountering such challenge with a team of highly experienced tactical officers, combat medicine experts, hostage negotiators, and command level personnel who can provide advice and guidance during such situations. The TITAN project will utilize software, which affords every agency in the nation with a free high-speed multipoint video communications network capability that can be used on iPhones, Androids, iPads, or Mac and Windows based laptop computers to communicate instantly with multiple TITAN Team members. Departments interested is taking advantage of this opportunity should contact either Judge Hal Campbell, Ph.D. at or Commander Sid Heal at .

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