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

  #4900 - Mental Health Training for Jailers
February 10, 2020
Cotulla, Texas
#4900 - Mental Health Training for Jailers
February 11, 2020
Karnes City, Texas
#4900 - Mental Health Training for Jailers
February 12, 2020
Cotulla, Texas
Leadership for Jailers - AM Session
February 12, 2020
New Braunfels, Texas
De-Escalation
February 12, 2020
New Braunfels, Texas
#4900 - Mental Health Training for Jailers
February 13, 2020
Karnes City, Texas
Leadership for Jailers - AM Session
February 19, 2020
San Antonio, Texas
Leadership for Jailers - PM Session
February 19, 2020
San Antonio, Texas
Leadership for Jailers - AM Session
February 26, 2020
Corpus Christi, Texas
Leadership for Jailers - PM Session
February 26, 2020
Corpus Christi, Texas
Leadership for Jailers - AM Session
March 4, 2020
Monahans, Texas
Leadership for Jailers - PM Session
March 4, 2020
Monahans, Texas
#4900 - Mental Health Training for Jailers
March 10, 2020
Falfurrias, Texas
#4900 - Mental Health Training for Jailers
March 11, 2020
Falfurrias, Texas
#4900 - Mental Health Training for Jailers
March 12, 2020
Beeville, Texas
Leadership for Jailers - PM Session
March 17, 2020
Lubbock, Texas
Leadership for Jailers - AM Session
March 18, 2020
Kaufman, Texas
Leadership for Jailers - AM Session
March 25, 2020
Fort Worth, Texas
Leadership for Jailers - PM Session
March 25, 2020
Fort Worth, Texas
Leadership for Jailers - AM Session
April 1, 2020
Brownwood, Texas
Leadership for Jailers - PM Session
April 1, 2020
Brownwood, Texas
Leadership for Jailers - AM Session
April 8, 2020
Harris County, Texas
Leadership for Jailers - PM Session
April 8, 2020
Harris County, Texas

NJLCA Training News

  Class #34
February 23-28, 2020

Class Full
Class #35
June 7-12, 2020

Class Full
Class #36
November 1-6, 2020

Accepting Applications

Conference Opportunities

2020 Gangs Conference2020 Leadership for Support Staff2020 Women in CJ
Conference Sponsors

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2020 Annual Conference

34th Annual Conference
May 11 – 15, 2020 | Austin, TX


TJA News & Updates

Membership News

2020-2021 Board of Directors Nominations
Nominations for the 2020-2021 Board of Directors are now open.

Award Nominations
TJA Award Nominations are now open.

Winter 2020 TJA Key Issues
The Winter 2020 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

Exhibitor Opportunities
The 34th Annual Conference will be held May 11-15, 2020 in Austin, TX. Click here for exhibit information.

Interactive Vendor Map
Check out our Interactive Vendor Map for the 34th Annual Conference. See which 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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