Welcome to The Texas Jail Association

The TEXAS JAIL ASSOCIATION was formed on June 4, 1986, in Austin, TX. 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.

Training Opportunities

3rd Annual Mental Health Conference
October 18-21, 2016
San Marcos, Texas
The Rights & Wrongs of Mental Health in a Jail
September 7, 2016, 8am - 12pm
Jourdanton, TX
The Rights & Wrongs of Mental Health in a Jail
September 7, 2016, 1pm - 5pm
Jourdanton, TX
The Rights & Wrongs of Mental Health in a Jail
September 8, 2016, 8am - 12pm
Jourdanton, TX
The Rights & Wrongs of Mental Health in a Jail
September 8, 2016, 1pm - 5pm
Jourdanton, TX
Current Trends & High-Impact Areas of Jail Operations
September 9, 2016
Lubbock, TX
Current Trends & High-Impact Areas of Jail Operations
September 12, 2016
Bryan, TX
The Rights & Wrongs of Mental Health in a Jail
September 20, 2016, 8am - 12pm
Plainview, TX
The Rights & Wrongs of Mental Health in a Jail
September 20, 2016, 1pm - 5pm
Plainview, TX
The Rights & Wrongs of Mental Health in a Jail
September 21, 2016, 8am - 12pm
Plainview, TX
The Rights & Wrongs of Mental Health in a Jail
September 21, 2016, 1pm - 5pm
Plainview, TX
Current Trends & High-Impact Areas of Jail Operations
September 21, 2016
Fort Stockton, TX
Current Trends & High-Impact Areas of Jail Operations
September 26, 2016
Longview, TX
Current Trends & High-Impact Areas of Jail Operations
October 12, 2016
Wichita Falls, TX
Mid-Management Leadership Program
October 23-28, 2016
Huntsville, Texas
Current Trends & High-Impact Areas of Jail Operations
October 25, 2016
Amarillo, TX
Current Trends & High-Impact Areas of Jail Operations
November 8, 2016
Uvalde, TX
Current Trends & High-Impact Areas of Jail Operations
November 10, 2016
San Antonio, TX
The Rights & Wrongs of Mental Health in a Jail
November 11, 2016, 8am - 12pm
Wichita Falls, TX
The Rights & Wrongs of Mental Health in a Jail
November 11, 2016, 1pm - 5pm
Wichita Falls, TX
The Rights & Wrongs of Mental Health in a Jail
November 12, 2016, 8am - 12pm
Wichita Falls, TX
The Rights & Wrongs of Mental Health in a Jail
November 12, 2016, 1pm - 5pm
Wichita Falls, TX
Current Trends & High-Impact Areas of Jail Operations
November 15, 2016
Belton, TX
Current Trends & High-Impact Areas of Jail Operations
November 30, 2016
Brownwood, TX
The Rights & Wrongs of Mental Health in a Jail
December 6, 2016, 8am - 12pm
Athens, TX
The Rights & Wrongs of Mental Health in a Jail
December 6, 2016, 8am - 12pm
Athens, TX
The Rights & Wrongs of Mental Health in a Jail
December 7, 2016, 8am - 12pm
Athens, TX
The Rights & Wrongs of Mental Health in a Jail
December 7, 2016, 1pm - 5pm
Athens, TX
2017 Gangs Conference
January 10-13, 2017
Round Rock, Texas
Women in Criminal Justice
April 04-07, 2017
Galveston, Texas

NJLCA Training News

Class #23
November 6-11, 2016

Class Full
Class #24
February 5-10, 2017

Class Full
Class #25
June 11-16, 2017

Accepting Applications
Class #26
November 5-10, 2017

Info Pending
Save the Date
TJA 31st Annual Conference
May 15 - 19, 2017 | Austin, TX

TJA News & Updates

Membership News

You can now Join/Renew & Pay Online.
Click here to take advantage of this convenient option.

Members Only Sections are Now Available
In an effort to maximize our member benefits, new sections of our website are now available only to TJA members. Please check out our membership benefits page for more information about the benefits of TJA membership.

Summer 2016 TJA Key Issues
The Summer 2016 Edition of TJA Key Issues is ready!
Please Note: TJA Key Issues is available only to TJA members. Members will receive a username and password to access the publication.

Exhibitor News

Save the Date! - 2017 TJA 31st Annual Conference
It's never too early to plan for exhibiting with the Texas Jail Association. Our next conference will take place May 15 - 19, 2017. There are plenty of advertising and exhibiting opportunities available. Click here for more information.

Other Exhibitor Opportunities
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Interested in Advertising in the Key Issues Newsletter?

Conference Opportunities