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


April 12-17, 2015 Mid-Management Leadership Program Huntsville
March 30-April 2, 2015 Women in Criminal Justice Conference San Antonio
May 11-15, 2015 29th Annual Texas Jail Association Conference Austin
May 31-June 5, 2015 Mid-Management Leadership Program Huntsville
June 2-5, 2015 Leadership for Support Staff Conference Montgomery
June 14-19, 2015 National Jail Leadership Command Academy - Class #19 Huntsville
August 24-27, 2015 Texas Jail Association Jail Management Issues Conference Galveston
November 8-13, 2015 National Jail Leadership Command Academy - Class #20 Huntsville