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 - PM Session
July 8, 2020
El Paso, Texas
Leadership for Jailers - AM Session
July 9, 2020
El Paso, Texas
2020 Jail Management Issues Conference
September 14-18, 2020
Galveston, Texas

NJLCA Training News

Class #36
November 1-6, 2020

Class Full
Class #37
February 28 – March 5, 2021

Accepting Applications
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2020 JMI Conference

2020 JMI Conference
September 14 – 18, 2020 | Galveston, TX

TJA News & Updates

Membership News

Summer 2020 TJA Key Issues
The Summer 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.

Exhibitor News

Exhibitor Opportunities
The 2020 Jail Management Issues Conference will be held September 14–18, 2020 in Galveston, TX. Click here for exhibit information.

Interactive Vendor Map
Check out our Interactive Vendor Map for the 2020 Jail Management Issues Conference. See which 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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