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Justice Department Grant Establishes New Center to Improve Conditions and Environments in Jails

WASHINGTON, District of Columbia----The Office of Justice Programs (OJP)’s Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) and the National Institute of Corrections (NIC) announced today a grant award of almost $2 million to establish the Department of Justice Jails and Justice Support Center to help create and maintain safe environments for people in the custody of the nation’s jails and those who work in jail facilities. The American Jail Association is a partner in the effort. Read more.




Corrections Staff Hurricane Ian Relief Fund

The American Jail Association has established a fund, which can be used to help corrections officers
and staff who have been impacted by Hurricane Ian.

    Applications for the fund
           are now closed.
                                              Click here for access to our donation heros 

Attending the AJA Conference and Jail Expo provides you with the tools to better operate and support
both your facility and your professional development.

Sample Training Workshops at the 2023 Conference:
  • Changing the Culture in Corrections
  • Case Management Assessment and Considerations in Jails
  • How to Recruit Staff in Today's Environment: Our Journey
  • Making Cell Construction Work: A Case Study in Optimizing Corrections Construction
  •  “Knock It Off”…Resolving Conflict – The Coach in Corrections

The AJA Board of Directors and the Jail Manager Certification
Commission (JMCC) are seeking to fill a vacancy on the Commission. 
Join a great team and become involved!

Click here for more information.


The American Jail Association works
for you on Capitol Hill. 
Click here to view the Lobbyit Reports.


& Workplace

Listen to podcasts, view webinars and videos, and review agencies' policies and preparedness plans.

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& Wellness

Explore ways to manage stress, resilience tips and tools, relaxation techniques, and family activities.

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Discover public assistance programs, grants, and read FEMA's Daily Updates and CDC's Fact Sheet.

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Let AJA Connect You to Job Listings & Resources

There are more than 3,500 local jails and detention centers in the United States. The American Jail Association offers a career resource center for any individual who is seeking a position in the corrections field.  Successful candidates possess superior skills, integrity, and knowledge.

Are you looking for a career in corrections or looking to hire correction professionals? Check out our Career CenterPost a career, search for a career, look at "Why Corrections?" and more.



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