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

Leadership for Jailers
March 21, 2019
Longview, Texas - CANCELLED
Leadership for Jailers
March 22, 2019
Longview, Texas - CANCELLED
2019 Women in CJ
March 25-28, 2019
Galveston, Texas
Leadership for Jailers
March 28, 2019
Fort Worth, Texas
Leadership for Jailers
March 29, 2019
Fort Worth, Texas

NJLCA Training News

Class #31
March 3-8, 2019

Class Full
Class #32
June 9-14, 2019

Class Full
Class #33
November 3-8, 2019

Class Full
Class #34
February 23-28, 2020

Accepting Applications
Conference Sponsors

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2019 Annual Conference

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

TJA News & Updates

Membership News

Winter 2019 TJA Key Issues
The Winter 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 Annual Conference is Now Open
Click here to register today.

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

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.

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
Interested in Joining TJA as a Business Member?
Interested in Advertising in the Key Issues Newsletter?

Conference Opportunities

2019 Sex Offenders2019 Drug Impact ConferenceWomen in CJ