What's Your Story?

Do you have a story to share? An experience that can help others? For every success, for every failure,
for every lesson learned, there is a story to be told.

Innovative approaches and solutions that address operations, staff training and retention, inmate 
programming, healthcare, and other equally important issues are being developed in jail facilities across the Nation.

Now is the time to consider penning an article in American Jails magazine to tell your story… how you went
from having a problem to how you found a solution. Your experiences and expertise can greatly assist
individual agencies in particular, and the field of local corrections in general.

For more information about submitting an article or guest editorial, please review our submission guidelines here, or click here to e-mail Sandra Lunsford.


Second Chance Act grantees share strategies, successes

Since its passage 10 years ago, the Second Chance Act has supported more than 900 grants for adult and youth reentry programs, as well as systemwide improvements to help jurisdictions better address the needs of people who are incarcerated. This brief highlights areas vital to successful reentry and offers examples of how SCA grantees have addressed these issues among the people they serve. The practices used by these programs reflect a growing body of research that shows that targeting people who have a medium to high risk of reoffending and tailoring services to meet certain needs has the greatest impact on lowering rates of recidivism.

Educate yourself with our regional training seminars, webinars, regional leadership academies, online learning and the Annual Conference & Jail Expo.

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Elevate your career with an AJA Certification for Jail Officers (CJO), Jail Managers (CJM), and Correctional Trainers (CCT).

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Exchange and receive industry information with your peers through AJA's newsletter AJAlert, American Jails magazine, and online forum iConnect.

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Email Phishing Scam Alert: Please use caution when opening attachments in emails from American Jail Staff. Due to a recent “Disputed Payment” type of email phishing scam, many emails are being sent with potentially harmful attachments falsely using AJA’s staff email addresses. In order to protect our members, all legitimate invoices from the American Jail Association will be sent as both as an attachment and will be visible in the body of the email.


 






 

There are more than 3,500 local jails and correctional institutions throughout 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. 

Do you want to post a career position?  Please click here to complete your posting.

Please click here to enter the Career Center.

 

 

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