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

 

August 18, 2015 Assessing for Suicide, Medical & Mental Impairments Bastrop
August 20, 2015 Assessing for Suicide, Medical & Mental Impairments Bastrop
August 24-27, 2015 Texas Jail Association Jail Management Issues Conference Galveston
September 2, 2015 Assessing for Suicide, Medical & Mental Impairments Giddings
September 2, 2015 Objective Jail Classification Giddings
September 3, 2015 Current Trends and High Impact Areas of Jail Operations Midland
September 13-18, 2015 Mid-Management Leadership Program Huntsville
September 14, 2015 Current Trends and High Impact Areas of Jail Operations Paris
September 20-25, 2015 Jail Administration:  Management & Operations Huntsville
October 8, 2015 Current Trends and High Impact Areas of Jail Operations Nacogdoches
October 9, 2015 Current Trends and High Impact Areas of Jail Operations Lubbock
October 13, 2015 Current Trends and High Impact Areas of Jail Operations Graham
October 14, 2015 Current Trends and High Impact Areas of Jail Operations Waxahachie
October 15, 2015 Current Trends and High Impact Areas of Jail Operations Burnet
October 16, 2015 Current Trends and High Impact Areas of Jail Operations Pampa
October 20, 2015 Current Trends and High Impact Areas of Jail Operations Laredo
October 26-30, 2015 2nd Annual CMIT Mental Health Conference Montgomery
November 8-13, 2015 National Jail Leadership Command Academy - Class #20 Huntsville
December 2, 2015 Current Trends and High Impact Areas of Jail Operations Beaumont
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