Established by the United States Congress in 2009, National Criminal Justice Month’s purpose is to promote societal awareness around the causes and consequences of crime, as well as strategies for preventing and responding to crime.
The criminal justice system touches the lives of nearly every American in some form or another: the United States has more jails than colleges and it incarcerates over two million people—more than any other country in the world. It employs another three million criminal justice professionals and supervises over five million adults on probation or parole.
GRCC prepares students for careers in a variety of criminal justice areas including addiction studies, corrections, juvenile services, and law enforcement. Visit the GRCC Criminal Justice Department at for more information.
The GRCC Library and Learning Commons supports the Criminal Justice Department by purchasing books and other materials which support their programs. The library is recognizing National Criminal Justice Month with a book display highlighting a number of areas of criminal justice including, law enforcement, the courts, corrections and rehabilitation, careers in criminal justice, and equity, diversity, and inclusion in criminal justice.