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Jail Staffing: Increasing Supply by Outsourcing Demand

An emerging approach to jail staffing uses a “supply and demand” perspective, where:

• Supply requires delivering the right people at the right times to meet demand. Supply is delivered by employees, contractors, interns, volunteers, and others who meet demand.

• Demand refers to what must be done at a given time, or during shifts. These tasks, duties, and responsibilities are described in policies, procedures, and post orders. 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 to take a look at our 
   wonderful donation heroes. 

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


AJA is now accepting applications for the 3rd Class of the
Jail Executive Institute! 

JEI is an all-inclusive, interactive, multi-day conference explicitly designed for jail supervisors and executive-level staff. JEI offers a wealth of knowledge, invaluable resources, and a network of professionals to confer with in the future. Don’t miss this opportunity to be a part of a great team!

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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