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

  Current Trends and High-Impact Areas of Jail Operations
November 13, 2018
Corpus Christi, TX
Leadership for Corrections Professionals
Nov 26-30, 2018
Huntsville, Texas
Current Trends and High-Impact Areas of Jail Operations
December 6, 2018
Longview, TX
Current Trends and High-Impact Areas of Jail Operations
December 6, 2018
Monahans, TX
Current Trends and High-Impact Areas of Jail Operations
December 7, 2018
Monahans, TX
Jail Administration Management and Operations Training
Dec 9-14, 2018
Huntsville, Texas
2019 Gangs Conference
Jan 8-11, 2019
San Marcos, Texas
Leadership for Corrections Professionals
Feb 11-15, 2019
Huntsville, Texas
2019 Women in CJ
March 25-28, 2019
Galveston, Texas

NJLCA Training News

Class #30
November 4-9, 2018

Class Full
Class #31
March 3-8, 2019

Class Full
Class #32
June 9-14, 2019

Accepting Applications
TJA Conference

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2019 Annual Conference

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

TJA News & Updates

Membership News

Fall 2018 TJA Key Issues
The Fall 2018 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 Annual Conference is Now Open
Click here to register today.

Exhibitor News

33rd Annual Conference Exhibitor Opportunities
The 33rd TJA Annual Conference will be held May 13-17, 2019. Click here for the exhibitor packet.

Interactive Vendor Map
Check out our Interactive Vendor Map for the 2018 Jail Management Issues. See what booths are available, pricing information, and current booth vendors so you can make an informed decision on which booth to reserve.

Other Exhibitor Opportunities
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Conference Opportunities

2019 Gangs2019 Drug Impact ConferenceWomen in CJ