Ohio NABCJ Code of Ethics

The National Association of Blacks in Criminal Justice's (NABCJ) members always act in a manner that is honest and respectful of the dignity and individuality of all humans. Each of NABCJ's members is expected to exhibit a strong commitment to professionalism and a sense of caring for the needs of others.


NABCJ Members

Will act to protect and respect the civil, legal and human rights of all individuals.

Will always approach their duties and responsibilities with concern and compassion for the welfare of others and will not place personal gain above service to others.

Will protect and respect the rights of all citizens to be safeguarded from criminal activity.

When acting in an official capacity, will not allow personal interest to impair their objectivity.

Will avoid any activity which presents the appearance of a conflict of interest.

Will report to the appropriate authority any legal, corrupt, or unethical behavior where there is sufficient cause to initiate a review.

Will not stand by idly while a fellow colleague subjects another individual to harsh or inappropriate punishment.

Will strive to conduct their selves in a manner that avoids harassment towards fellow colleagues or the general public.

Will be firmly committed to the goals of affirmative action and equal opportunity for all individuals, without regard to race, creed, or country of national origin.