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


April 22-25, 2014 Women in Criminal Justice Conference Galveston
May 12-16, 2014 28th Annual Texas Jail Association Conference Austin
June 2-5, 2014 Leadership for Support Staff San Antonio
June 8-13, 2014 National Jail Leadership Command Academy Huntsville
June 22-27, 2014 Mid-Management Leadership Programs Huntsville
July 13-18, 2014 Senior Level Leadership Huntsville
July 28-August 1, 2014 Drugs Conference Austin
August 25-28, 2014 TJA Jail Management Issues Conference Galveston