For years several South Carolinians attended NABCJ’s annual conference and returned expressing a desire to establish a South Carolina Chapter.  As a result of the many positive things that were being done by NABCJ relevant to African Americans in the criminal justice system as well as the observation that the specific needs of African Americans were not being addressed by any local professional organizations, a group of corrections professionals met and decided to initiate action to form a state chapter of NABCJ.  Efforts to organize began with the selection of a steering committee and the dream became a reality in 1992.

The South Carolina Chapter of NABCJ was chartered in 1992 at the annual National Conference in Portland, Oregon.

THE SOUTH CAROLINA CHAPTER’S MISSION

Recognizing the disproportionate representation of African-Americans in our State’s criminal justice system, the South Carolina Chapter of the National Association of Blacks in Criminal Justice is committed to active community involvement primarily in the area of prevention programs targeting at-risk youth.

We strongly believe in educating ourselves through forums, and the public, workshops, and training regarding the administration of justice and other issues impacting our communities.

Additionally, we provide networking opportunities for professionals from all disciplines in the criminal justice system aimed at enhancing personal and professional development.

CHARTER MEMBERS

George Hampton, Jr. Chairperson

Brenda PogueVice Chairperson
Flora Brooks BoydTreasurer
Bernard McKieProgram Committee
Joette ScarboroughFundraiser Committee
Tessie SmithSecretary
Milton KimpsonMembership Committee
Orlean MurraryHost Committee
Thomas ScottBy-Laws Committee
Earl BrownBenjamin Montgomery
William CatoeDonnella Richardson
Hubert ClementsMary Scott
Jacqueline Crenshaw HolmanFrank Smith
Matthew DrakeMelvina Sumter
James Duckett, Jr.Eva Walker
Rickie HarrisonLarry Walton
Tracy HiltonKenneth Weedon
Victoria JusticeLinda Williams
Mark LawhornVickie Wise
Kenneth McKellar