Marsha P. Travis, Director of Standards for the Davidson County Sheriff's Office in Nashville, Tennessee, was sworn in Monday morning as President of the American Jail Association. Moments after being installed by Immediate Past President Elias A. Diggins on a conference call, President Travis issued the oath of office to the 2020-2021 Board of Directors.
President Travis called the non-traditional, swearing-in ceremony an "unusually historical situation" and thanked everyone for their patience and understanding as jails nationwide navigate uncertainty.
See the Board of Directors list here.
To All Correctional Professionals,
In recent weeks, the men and women working in corrections have been called to act in ways never thought imaginable. The coronavirus pandemic demanded it.
COVID-19 Resources For Correctional Facilities
AJA has collected an extensive list of resources on COVID-19 that is available here and on the AJA mobile app.
Read the issued by the Centers for Disease Control.
Access the resources provided by the American Correctional Association, the National Sheriffs' Association
The American Jail Association has postponed its 39th Annual Conference & Jail Expo due to concerns about the coronavirus (COVID-19) and its impact on the health and safety of our attendees, presenters, exhibiting partners, AJA staff, our nation’s jails, and communities.
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
Are you looking for a career in corrections or looking to hire correction profesisonals?
Check out our Career Center.
Post a career, search for a career, look at "Why Corrections?" and more.