The Texas Jail Association was formed on June 4, 1986, in Austin, Texas. The organization's main objective is to provide a distinct and unified voice for correctional officers working in local jails. TJA's  - membership is comprised of Jail Administrators, Correctional Officers, Sheriffs, Support Staff, and other interested parties of the corrections profession in Texas. TJA strives to accomplish the following goals:

  1. To bring together those concerned with, or interested in the professional operation and administration of jails in the State of Texas;
  2. To advance professionalism through training, exchange of information, technical assistance, publications and conferences;
  3. To provide leadership in the development of professional standards, management practices, programs, and services; and
  4. To advance the interests, needs, and concerns of the membership.

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Upcoming Training Opportunities


July 7, 2015 What to Expect During an Inspection Boerne
July 27-30, 2015 Drug Impact Conference San Antonio
July 29, 2015 Objective Jail Classification-Class #1 AM Fort Worth
July 29, 2015 Objective Jail Classification-Class #2 PM Fort Worth
August 24-27, 2015 Texas Jail Association Jail Management Issues Conference Galveston
September 13-18, 2015 Mid-Management Leadership Program Huntsville
September 20-25, 2015 Jail Administration:  Management & Operations Huntsville
October 26-30, 2015 2nd Annual CMIT Mental Health Conference Montgomery
November 8-13, 2015 National Jail Leadership Command Academy - Class #20 Huntsville
March 28-April 1, 2016 Women in Criminal Justice Conference Montgomery
April 24-26, 2016 National Jail Leadership Command Academy - Class #21 Huntsville
May 9-13, 2016 30th Annual Texas Jail Association Conference Austin