The North American Association of Wardens & Superintendents is the only Warden's Organization that has members throughout Canada and the United States.

Welcome to NAAWS

Welcome to the NAAWS website and thank you for visiting. We hope that you find the website interesting and informative. There is contact information for staff, officers, membership along with our next conference update and other areas of interest including our latest newsletter “The Grapevine”.

With the pandemic, these are certainly difficult times to be working in the field of Corrections. All across North America Wardens and Superintendents are dealing with things never approached before in facility operations. NAAWS has been very active during this time.

NAAWS has had several zoom meetings on covid-19, how it has affected corrections facilities and how facility administrators are dealing with it. We hope that the posted results of these meetings have been helpful to members. In addition, we have also had zoom meetings on Employee Recognition and Race Relations. These are current topics which we should all be talking about. If you have ideas for future zoom meetings, please write to us.

NAAWS has partnered with several other associations during this time to further network and aid Wardens including the American Correctional Association, Just Detention International and the Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs.

We will continue to represent Wardens, Superintendents, and Correctional Administrators during these challenging times and ask that you stay in touch with each other to face this pandemic together. Thank you for all that you do!

Stay strong and stay safe,
Mel Williams
NAAWS Executive Director