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In American Jails Magazine - Silverdale Detention Facility: Tackling Recidivism Through Tech

One of the many issues driving the persistent recidivism challenge is the lack of resources for residents of correctional facilities to maintain family connections, develop skills, and plan for their lives after release.
Longstanding barriers and entrenched attitudes have hindered efforts to address these issues. Individuals reentering society may lack a legal ID, making it difficult to open a bank account or apply for a job. Housing and healthcare present challenges for many people, and nonprofits often have limited resources to help.

The pandemic severed in-person services offered to incarcerated individuals by outside organizations, and those services have been slow to return. In addition, substance abuse treatment and support programs provided inside correctional facilities often don’t continue after residents are released. Read more.


The AJA Conference & Jail Expo is coming to Ft. Lauderdale in 2024!

If you work in corrections - you need to be here!

Attending the AJA Conference and Jail Expo provides you with the tools to better operate and support both your facility and your professional development.
Gain access to 50+ high-quality educational workshops designed specifically for jail professionals and relevant to local jails. Attendees can take the knowledge gained and invest it back into their careers, agencies, and facilities. Network and build relationships at the conference. the peers you meet can become a group to whom you can consistently contact for new ideas, innovative strategies on how to solve issues in facility operations and management, and an exchange of solutions that have worked. Be the first to review new and emerging jail technologies, products, and services with access to 200+ exhibitors at the Jail Expo.

Registration and Housing are Open! Click here for more information.

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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 Center
Post a career, search for a career, look at "Why Corrections?" and more.



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