Hot 5: Paving Way for Economic Development

February 23, 2015

PAVED links transportation infrastructure to economic development
ACCA has joined with business, higher education and other governmental organizations in the state to form the Partnership for Alabama’s Vision for Economic Development (PAVED) to build support for improving the state’s transportation system. An adequate transportation system is essential for Alabama’s economy to grow, and PAVED points out [...]

Breaking It Down: Connecting ACCA’s Foundation Principles & Strategic Goals

February 17, 2015

The following article from the January/February 2015 issue of County Commission magazine offers a good explanation of  how ACCA’s Foundation Principles and Strategic Goals are connected, using the issue of juvenile justice as an example.
The Foundation Principle on Justice and Public Safety outlines the county position on this subject. And then specific actions to further that principle are [...]

Hot 5: Prison reform

February 16, 2015

Legislators Can Hear County Views on Prison Reform 8 Times This Week
Prison reform is one of the top issues county leaders will be tracking when the legislative session begins, and there are eight different opportunities this week for county officials to convey their concerns to state legislators. That is one of many issues that will [...]

New Training Program for Jail Officers

February 11, 2015

What started with a shared passion for helping law enforcement employees who have the most contact with jail inmates is coming into focus with a collaborative program that will be unique in the United States.
The Alabama Jail Training Academy, a new optional basic training program for county jail officers, will offer its first class, “Officer [...]