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

  De-escalation in the Jail - AM Session
September 18, 2017
McKinney, Texas
De-escalation in the Jail - PM Session
September 18, 2017
McKinney, Texas
De-escalation in the Jail - AM Session
September 19, 2017
McKinney, Texas
Current Trends and High-Impact Areas of Jail Operations
September 22, 2017
Amarillo, Texas
Current Trends and High-Impact Areas of Jail Operations
October 3, 2017
Big Spring, Texas
Current Trends and High-Impact Areas of Jail Operations
October 11, 2017
Huntsville, Texas
Current Trends and High-Impact Areas of Jail Operations
October 12, 2017
Lubbock, Texas
Current Trends and High-Impact Areas of Jail Operations
October 18, 2017
Fort Stockton, Texas
Mid-Management Leadership Program
October 22-27, 2017
Huntsville, Texas
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
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

Important News

TJA Conference

TJA 2017 Jail Management Issues
Cancelled


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

2017 JMI Cancelled
After much deliberation, it has been decided that the 2017 JMI is cancelled for this year. Please view the President's Message for more information.

Other Exhibitor Opportunities
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Conference Opportunities


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