The National Association of Sentencing Commissions (NASC) is a non-profit organization that was created to facilitate the exchange and sharing of information, ideas, data, expertise, and experiences and to educate on issues related to sentencing policies, guidelines and commissions.
Every year, the NASC conference brings together judges, legislators, correctional officials, policy makers, academics, researchers, and practitioners from around the country to examine our nation's experiences with sentencing laws and practices and to discuss emerging issues and innovations.
Nominations for Richard P. Kern Memorial Award The NASC Executive Committee is currently accepting nominations for the Richard P. Kern Memorial Award. Established in 2012 to honor Richard P. Kern, the Director of the Virginia Criminal Sentencing Commission from 1994 until his 2011 passing, the award recognizes an individual who has contributed greatly to the development of sentencing policy and research. The recipient of this award will also serve as the keynote speaker at the 2016 annual conference. Any NASC member may nominate an individual for this award. Nominations must be submitted by February 29, 2016 to email@example.com using the following form.