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

De-escalation in the Jail - AM Session
January 19, 2018
Kaufman, TX
De-escalation in the Jail - PM Session
January 30, 2018
Lubbock, TX
De-escalation in the Jail - AM Session
January 31, 2018
Lubbock, TX
De-escalation in the Jail - PM Session
February 01, 2018
Brownwood, TX
De-escalation in the Jail - AM Session
February 02, 2018
Brownwood, TX
32nd Annual TJA Conference
May 14-18, 2018
Austin, Texas

NJLCA Training News

Class #27
March 4-9, 2018

Class Full
Class #28
May 20-25, 2018

Class Full
Class #29
August 5-10, 2018

Accepting Applications
Class #30
November 4-9, 2018

TJA Conference

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32nd Annual TJA Conference
May 14 - 18, 2018 | Austin, TX

TJA News & Updates

Membership News

2018-2019 Board of Directors Nominations
Nominations for the 2018-2019 Board of Directors are now open.

Award Nominations
TJA Award Nominations are now open.

Winter 2018 TJA Key Issues
The Winter 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

32nd Annual TJA Conference
Registration is now Open!
It's never too early to get excited! The 32nd Annual TJA Conference, being held in Austin during the week of May 14-18, 2018, is now accepting registrations!

Exhibitor News

32nd Annual TJA Conference Opportunities
The 32nd Annual TJA Conference will be held May 14-18, 2018 in Austin. Click here to learn about conference exhibition opportunities.

Interactive Vendor Map
Check out our Interactive Vendor Map for the 32nd Annual TJA Conference. 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

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