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 corrections officers working in local jails. TJA's membership is comprised of Jail Administrators, Corrections 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

Cultural Diversity #3939
April 18, 2019
Pleasanton, Texas
Cultural Diversity #3939
April 25, 2019
Pleasanton, Texas
Legislative Update #3185
April 30, 2019
Pleasanton, Texas
Leadership for Jailers
May 1, 2019
Plainview, Texas
Leadership for Jailers
May 2, 2019
Plainview, Texas
Legislative Update #3185
May 7, 2019
Pleasanton, Texas
33rd TJA Annual Conference
May 13-17, 2019
Austin, Texas
Leadership for Support Staff
June 3-6, 2019
San Marcos, Texas
Foundation Skills for Trainers
July 8-12, 2019
Huntsville, Texas
Drug Impact Conference
June 22-25, 2019
San Antonio, Texas
2019 Jail Management Issues
September 9-12, 2019
Huntsville, Texas
Mental Health Conference
October 21-24, 2019
Galveston, Texas

NJLCA Training News

Class #32
June 9-14, 2019

Class Full
Class #33
November 3-8, 2019

Class Full
Class #34
February 23-28, 2020

Accepting Applications
Class #35
June 7-12, 2020

Not Yet Accepting

Conference Opportunities

2019 Sex Offenders2019 Drug Impact ConferenceWomen in CJ
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2019 Annual Conference

33rd Annual Conference
May 13 – 17, 2019 | Austin, TX


TJA News & Updates

Membership News

Spring 2019 TJA Key Issues
The Spring 2019 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

Registration for the 2019 Jail Management Issues Conference is Now Open
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Registration for the Annual Conference is Now Open
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Sponsorships and proceeds go towards the 100 Club of Central Texas and the TJA Jerry Baggs Scholarship Fund. Click here for more information or to register.

Exhibitor News

Exhibitor Opportunities
The 33rd TJA Annual Conference will be held May 13-17, 2019 and the 2019 JMI Conference will be held September 9-12, 2019 in Galveston, TX. Click here for exhibit information.

Interactive Vendor Map
Check out our Interactive Vendor Map for the 33rd Annual Conference. See what booths are available, pricing information, and current booth vendors so you can make an informed decision on which booth to reserve.

Golf Tournament Sponsorship
Sponsorships and proceeds go towards the 100 Club of Central Texas and the TJA Jerry Baggs Scholarship Fund. Click here for more information about sponsorship opportunities.

Other Exhibitor Opportunities
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