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

The Rights & Wrongs of Mental Health in a Jail
December 14, 2016, 1pm - 5pm
Canton, TX
The Rights & Wrongs of Mental Health in a Jail
December 15, 2016, 8am - 12pm
Canton, TX
2017 Gangs Conference
January 10-13, 2017
Round Rock, Texas
Women in Criminal Justice
April 04-07, 2017
Galveston, Texas
31st Annual TJA Conference
May 15-19, 2017
Austin, Texas

NJLCA Training News

Class #24
February 5-10, 2017

Class Full
Class #25
June 11-16, 2017

Class Full
Class #26
November 5-10, 2017

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

TJA News & Updates

Membership News

Board Nominations for 2016-2017 are now open!
Click here to view information about the nomination process, and what you need to do in order to submit a nomination.

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.

Fall 2016 TJA Key Issues
The Fall 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
Interested in Joining TJA as a Business Member?
Interested in Advertising in the Key Issues Newsletter?

Conference Opportunities