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Welcome to the Virginia Association of Criminal Justice Educators (VACJE) web site! 

Hopefully  you will find the VACJE web site  to be a useful tool to network with others sharing similar interests.  We especially encourage you to consider membership if you are not presently a member.  The VACJE web site contains membership details, include a member application which you can download.

The VACJE Web site also contains information about the Fall annual meeting in Roanoke, VA.

Our "thanks" to Professor John Wilt of  Danville Community College for serving as VACJE's Web page and newsletter editor!

Fall 2015 Conference October 1 & 2, Roanoke, VA  


Information for the 2015 conference, conference agenda, and registration form will be found in the Edition #7, Issue #4, Fall/Winter 2015 VACJE newsletter.   Click for more information

VACJE 2015 Annual Meeting;


Greetings to All VACJE Members:

I hope that you have had a good break from academia and that you are anxiously awaiting the start of a new fall semester.

Plans for the VACJE Fall Conference are now finalized and I would encourage all who plan to attend to make your reservations at the hotel now. The hotel is holding 10 rooms for us until September 1 and if those are sold out, they will set aside more. If we do not sell these rooms by September 1, we will be subject to a penalty, so please make your reservations now.

The hotel is the Hilton Garden Inn located at 4500 South Peak Boulevard, Roanoke, VA. The telephone number is (844)233-9927. This is a new hotel on the top of South Peak which is a new development across from the Tanglewood Mall with exceptional mountain views. They have offered us a government rate of $83.00 for the rooms ($94.04 with taxes). Please mention that you are attending the Virginia Association of Criminal Justice Educators meeting to get the conference room rate. There will be an open lounge on the 5th floor for any of you who get there after dinner and for those of you who want to socialize in a more informal setting. You are encouraged to BYOB if you like.

We will be meeting at Montano's International Restaurant {(540) 344-8960} at 6:00 pm October 1, 2015 for dinner (on your own). Their menu is quite varied and the restaurant has a lot of local flavor and charm. The prices are good and the food is exceptional. The restaurant is located within two blocks of the hotel and both are located at the Tanglewood Mall Exit off I-581 South.

I am very pleased with the program that we have lined up this year which will feature Chief Chris Perkins (Roanoke City Police Department) who will be speaking on the topic of "Crime and Education." His department is actively involved in community policing and I am sure that he will be touching on that topic as well. We will have our annual business meeting after Chief Perkins' presentation and discussion, then lunch, and a tour of the Western Virginia Regional Jail in Salem.

Our tour of the Western Regional Jail should be extremely interesting and informative as this jail is a model facility which is extremely high-tech and it offers a variety of programs. It is "green" and it has an excellent management team. We will conclude our conference in the jail classroom where we will conduct a short meeting and head back to Interstate 81 for our trips home.

The conference fee this year is $100 which includes your $25 annual dues and a continental breakfast and lunch at the Hilton Garden Inn on Friday October 2. Please make checks payable to VACJE and send them to Professor Raymond Smith, Treasurer, Program Coordinator, Administration of Justice Program, Blue Ridge Community College, P.O. Box 80, Weyers Cave, VA 24486.


Thursday October 1, 2015
3:00 pm to 5:30 pm Check In at the Hilton Garden Inn, 4500 South Peak Boulevard, Roanoke, VA (844) 233-9927.
6:00 pm Dinner (on your own) at Montano's International Restaurant, Townside Shopping Center, 3733 Franklin Road, S.W.
8:00 pm to 10:00 pm Late Check In and Informal Social Gathering, 5th Floor Lounge Hilton Garden Inn (You may bring your own beverage as this will be private and not subject to ABC regulations)

Friday October 2, 2015
8:00 am to 9:00 am Continental Breakfast, Hilton Garden Inn (included in registration)
9:00 am to 11:00 am Chief Chris Perkins, Roanoke City Police Department, Lecture and Discussion on the topic of "Crime and Education."
11:00 am to 12:00 pm Business Meeting
12:00 pm to 1:00 pm Lunch at the hotel (included in registration)
1:00 pm to 1:30 pm Travel on your own (or carpool) to the Western Virginia Regional Jail (Exit 132 I-81 South, 5885 W. River Road, Salem, VA).
1:30 pm to 3:30 pm Tour the Western Virginia Regional Jail at Exit 132
3:30 pm Wrap up meeting at the Regional Jail Classroom and Return Home

Thank you and I am looking forward to seeing you in Roanoke.


William N. Osborne, Jr., Ph.D.
Professor and Program Coordinator
Criminal Justice Program
Ferrum College
Ferrum, VA 24088-9000

Phone: 540.365.4283 Fax: 540.365.4408
If you have any questions, please feel free to call