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

2017 JMI Conference
August 28-31, 2017
Galveston, Texas
Chief Deputies JAMO
September 5-8, 2017
Huntsville, Texas
Mid-Management Leadership Program
October 22-27, 2017
Huntsville, Texas
Mental Health Conference
October 31-November 3, 2017
Houston, Texas
Mid-Management Leadership Program
December 10-15, 2017
Huntsville, Texas
Gangs Conference
January 9-12, 2018
Houston, 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

Thank You For Attending

TJA Conference

TJA 31st Annual Conference
May 15 - 19, 2017 | 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.

Exhibitor News

Save the Date! - 2017 TJA Jail Management Issues Conference
It's never too early to plan for exhibiting with the Texas Jail Association. Our next conference will take place Aug 28 - 31, 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


Mental Health Conference2018 GangsWomen in CJ