The 2015-16 AJA Board of Directors will be sworn in on Sunday, April 19, during the Business Luncheon of the 34th Annual Conference & Jail Expo in Charlotte, N.C. (Newly elected individuals are indicated in bold.) Officers: Immediate Past President: Jamie Lynn Clayton, CJM President: Mitch Lucas President-Elect: Wayne Dicky,...Read more
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The Louisiana Department of Public Safety and Corrections; the Pima County (Arizona) Department of Institutional Health; Rockdale County, Georgia; and the City of Wilmington, North Carolina have all been chosen by the CSG Justice Center’s National Reentry Resource Center to pilot the implementation of a web-based decision-support tool for corrections...Read more
CRIMINAL JUSTICE STUDENTS Today’s students in criminal justice studies are the potential leaders of tomorrow’s jails. In recognition of these potential leaders, the American Jail Association is excited to invite criminal justice students to our third annual “Criminal Justice Student Day” on Tuesday, April 21, 2015 during our Annual Conference...Read more
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Continuing Education Units — CLICK HERE FOR THE CEU FORM Continuing Education Units for the American Jail Association Training Conference participants are being awarded through Fort Hays State University (FHSU). Participants must apply for CEUs using the linked form. Payment of $15.00 must accompany the form. Fort Hays State University...Read more
A first-of-its-kind study of Texas youth involved with the juvenile justice system shows that juveniles under community-based supervision are far less likely to reoffend than youth with very similar profiles who are confined in state correctional facilities, the Council of State Governments (CSG) Justice Center announced last week. Closer to...Read more
The MacArthur Foundation announced this past Wednesday an initial five-year, $75 million investment that seeks to reduce over-incarceration by changing the way America thinks about and uses jails. The Safety and Justice Challenge will support cities and counties across the country seeking to create fairer, more effective local justice systems...Read more
More than 9 million people are released from more than 3,000 county jails nationwide each year, many with few job skills and little prospect for employment. Without a strong support system or a steady job, many former inmates commit new crimes and end up back in jail—a cycle of incarceration...Read more
Advanced Effective Communications Skills for Supervisors: Building Interpersonal Communication – Saint Louis, MO
When: July 13, 2015 – July 14, 2015 all-day
Where: Drury Inn & Suites Convention Center, 711 North Broadway, Saint Louis, MO 63102, USA
The Advanced Effective Communication for Correction Supervisors is an intensive two day interactive workshop designed to provide participants an opportunity to explore communication alternatives, learn...