The Criminal Justice Institute, Inc. (CJI) is a private, not-for-profit tax-exempt (501) (c) (3), national firm that has provided services to federal, state, county, and municipal criminal justice agencies since CJI was established in 1978. CJI’s goal is to make significant contributions to state, county and federal criminal justice systems by providing consultation, research, and information dissemination services with a primary focus on prison and jail systems.

CJI’s main office is located in Hagerstown, Maryland. Regional offices are located in Middletown, Connecticut; Flat Rock, North Carolina; and Reno, Nevada.

George M. Camp and Camille G. Camp are co-presidents of CJI and Patricia Hardyman and Gary Maynard are a principals. CJI maintains a core staff of employees and a pool of over one hundred consultants upon whom we draw for specific skills for various projects. Our senior associates along with the principals direct project work.

The use of practitioner consultants enables CJI to bring the best possible skills and experience to each project. Project managers oversee the reporting requirements and coordinate all work activities for projects to which they are assigned. Two administrative assistants support all staff.

CJI is a multi-faceted research and consulting firm dedicated to improving adult and juvenile criminal justice systems. We provide training, program development services, and conduct research, program evaluation, and policy analysis for government agencies, not-for-profit and private sector organizations both in the U.S. and abroad. Our Principals and Associates have accumulated more than 170 years of combined experience in providing comprehensive correctional planning and program development services to state, county and federal agencies, including:

We are confident that CJI has both the staff resources and the infrastructure – including state-of-the-art data/word processing and multimedia technologies – to complete all project tasks. Our staff is well versed in a variety of professional desktop publishing, imaging and multimedia software programs (including Microsoft Office Suite 2011, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator Flash, and iWork). To keep our projects on schedule and on budget, we utilize FastTrackā„¢ Schedule, a software package that is fully compatible with Microsoft Project.

Our project files are stored on a password protected file server that is backed up on a mirror drive and by tape nightly. While our staff has full access to the web and email, our office network is protected by a hardware firewall and all network computers run updated anti-virus software. We have high-output, wide-format B&W laser printers and high-performance color laser printers, which enables us to produce professional looking reports.

Our approach to providing services to the criminal justice field is based upon seven major principles. They are:

  1. Long-term commitment to the field of corrections and its success
  2. Practical first-hand prison and jail operational and management experience
  3. Extensive experience analyzing issues and developing systems to address those issues
  4. Broad national knowledge as to what works in a variety of circumstances and situations
  5. Personal, hands-on involvement throughout the course of our projects
  6. Interactive and collaborative relationships with our clients and
  7. Post project follow-up on the quality of our assistance