AJA Establishes COVID-19 Officer Relief Fund
The American Jail Association, in conjunction with its generous business partners, has established a Corrections Officer Relief Fund to assist those affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.

To be considered for assistance, complete the application form  and submit it, along with a letter from your jail administrator or sheriff confirming your eligibility.  All applications will be evaluated by the AJA Corrections Officer Relief Fund committee to determine eligibility and award amount.


We Must Confront Inequities, Work to Change Behaviors

The American Jail Association (AJA) stands firm in the belief that all people should be treated with dignity and respect. There is no place for injustice in any of our communities.

AJA recognizes the existence of racial disparities in this country, including in our criminal justice system, and acknowledges a systemic failure to address them. As a nation, we must confront these inequities and work together to change the beliefs and behaviors that perpetuate racism. For all lives to matter, we must be able to say Black Lives Matter.

AJA stands with those who are peacefully protesting, and supports those law enforcement officers who uphold the highest standards of professionalism every day. AJA continues to advocate on behalf of jail professionals at the local, state, and national levels, and equality is an important part of our agenda. We are committed to ensuring our members' voices are heard.

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The American Jail Association is seeking nominations for six positions on its Board of  Directors, including 3rd Vice President and Secretary, for the 2021-2022 term.


August 12, 2020 | 2:00 - 3:00 PM (EDT)
Virtual Training (Complimentary)

Developing, Improving, and Evaluating
Jail CTO/FTO Programs

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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.


August 19 - Webinar
Certified Jail Supervisor:
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September 30 - Webinar
Behavioral Management Unti:
Policies, Procedures, and Pitfalls

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