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

Mid-Management Leadership Program
October 22-27, 2017
Huntsville, Texas
De-Escalation in the Jail
Oct 24, 2017 1pm-5pm
Waco, TX
De-Escalation in the Jail
Oct 25, 2017 8am-12pm
Waco, TX
Current Trends and High-Impact Areas of Jail Operations
October 25, 2017
San Antonio, Texas
Mental Health Conference
October 31-November 3, 2017
Galveston, Texas
Current Trends and High-Impact Areas of Jail Operations
November 8, 2017
Paris, Texas
Current Trends and High-Impact Areas of Jail Operations
November 9, 2017
Denton, Texas
De-Escalation in the Jail
November 9, 2017 8am-12pm
Longview, TX
De-Escalation in the Jail
November 9, 2017 1pm-5pm
Longview, TX
De-Escalation in the Jail
November 10, 2017 8am-12pm
Longview, TX
De-Escalation in the Jail
November 10, 2017 1pm-5pm
Longview, TX
Jail Overview: 3 Hot Topics
November 13, 2017 8am-5pm
Leming, TX
Jail Overview: 3 Hot Topics
November 17, 2017 8am-5pm
Leming, TX
Current Trends and High-Impact Areas of Jail Operations
December 5, 2017
Boerne, Texas
Mid-Management Leadership Program
December 10-15, 2017
Huntsville, Texas
Current Trends and High-Impact Areas of Jail Operations
December 12, 2017
Hempstead, Texas
Gangs Conference
January 9-12, 2018
Houston, Texas
32nd Annual TJA Conference
May 14-18, 2018
Austin, Texas

NJLCA Training News

Class #26
November 5-10, 2017

Class Full
Class #27
March 4-9, 2018

Class Full
Class #28
May 20-25, 2018

Accepting Applications
TJA Conference

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32nd Annual TJA Conference
May 14 - 18, 2018 | Austin, TX


TJA News & Updates

Membership News

Summer 2017 TJA Key Issues
The Summer 2017 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.

Conference News

32nd Annual TJA Conference
Registration is now Open!
It's never too early to get excited! The 32nd Annual TJA Conference, being held in Austin during the week of May 14-18, 2018, is now accepting registrations!

Exhibitor News

32nd Annual TJA Conference Opportunities
The 32nd Annual TJA Conference will be held May 14-18, 2018 in Austin. Click here to learn about conference exhibition opportunities.

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Conference Opportunities


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