Every day, public safety officers risk their lives to protect America’s citizens and communities. The Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) is proud to honor select members of public safety agencies with the Public Safety Officer Medal of Valor, the highest national award for valor by a public safety officer. The...Read more
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The primary responsibilities of a correctional officer include the custody, control, and care of individuals consigned to detention institutions. These responsibilities require that officers maintain safety and security within detention facilities, and aid offenders during times of convalescence (Finney, Stergiopoulos, Hensel, Bonato, & Dewa, 2013). Irrespective of one’s own view...Read more
Human Rights Watch has released a new report on the use of force against inmates with mental illness in U.S. jails and prisons. The independent, non-profit organization works worldwide to promote increased respect for and protection of the human rights of all persons, including those involved with the criminal justice...Read more
When: July 22, 2015 – July 24, 2015 all-day
Where: Colorado Mountain College, 150 Miller Ranch Road, Edwards, CO 81632, USA
As the large succession in jail leadership begins, the principles of direct supervision inmate management are being challenged daily. Is this a time of hats and bats and...
Stepping Up Initiative is an unprecedented national collaboration designed to generate action in communities across the country for a common goal: to reduce the number of people with mental illnesses in U.S. jails. The initiative is being led by the National Association of Counties, the Council of State Governments Justice...Read more
CLICK HERE TO SUBMIT A WORKSHOP TOPIC The Conference Planning Committee for AJA’s 35th Annual Conference & Jail Expo, to be held in Austin, Texas, May 22-25, 2016, is seeking your assistance to ensure our professional development workshops are on target and meet the needs of our attendees. We welcome...Read more
The National Prison Rape Elimination Commission was created when the U.S. Congress unanimously passed the Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA) in 2003. The commission’s responsibilities included the following: • Develop national standards for the prevention of sexual misconduct, including a zero-tolerance policy. • Make data on prison rape available to...Read more