Jail Leadership Initiatives

National Jail Leadership Command Academy (NJLCA)
Founded in 2009, the NJLCA prepares and develops leadership skills for the successful transition of mid-level managers to senior leadership positions within jails. The only program of its kind in the Nation, the academy covers a wide range of topics from budgeting and finance to strategically using statistics. The academy faculty includes subject matter experts representing field practitioners and criminal justice academicians.>>More Info
Jail Executive Development Program (JEDP)
The JEDP is directed to the development of newly assigned jail administrators. Held once a year, this intensive program is designed to serve those who hold the position of chief executive or are in a position to be promoted to chief executive. A collaboration of the American Jail Association and the Correctional Management Institute of Texas at Sam Houston State University, JEDP helps the corrections industry to create the leaders of tomorrow. >>More Info
Southwest Florida Jail Leadership Initiative (SWFJLI)
The SWFJLI program prepares correctional officers from five county jails in southwest Florida to begin moving up the ladder of succession. Their goal is to increase their knowledge of core competencies of jail leaders. Participants also learn various leadership styles and assess their own leadership needs based on personal assessment. Instructed by nationally known experts, SWFJLI also prepares the participants for the National Jail Leadership Command Academy.
California Jail Command Academy (CJCA)
The CJCA provides training for mid-level managers and up in the corrections field who work in the California corrections system. A portion of curriculum targets issues specifically found in California jails. Just a few of the topics are leading and managing change, data and data-driven decisions, legal challenges in California, trends in California corrections, strategic planning and budgeting, and ethics for jail leaders.
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Virginia Association of Regional Jails Leadership Initiative (VARJLI)
A collaboration between AJA and VARJ, the purpose of VARJLI is to identify emerging leaders at the corporal-, sergeant-, and lieutenant-level (both sworn and civilian staff) in the 23 regional jails in Virginia, and to effectively prepare them as the next generation of regional jail leaders and managers.