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


November 30 - December 4, 2015 STRIVE Program Bandera
December 2, 2015 Current Trends and High Impact Areas of Jail Operations Beaumont
January 19-22, 2016 CMIT Gangs Conference Galveston, Texas
February 7-12, 2016 Mid-Management Leadership Program Huntsville, Texas
March 6-11, 2016 Jail Administration: Management & Operations Huntsville, Texas
March 13-18, 2016 Senior Level Corrections Leadership Program Huntsville, Texas
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
June 5-10, 2016 Mid-Management Leadership Program Huntsville, Texas
June 6-9, 2016 Leadership for Support Staff Montgomery, Texas
July 25-28, 2016 Drug Impact Conference San Antonio, Texas
August 22-25, 2016 TJA Jail Management Issues Conference Galveston, Texas