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.

Gender Equity in Jails Report Now Available

Experts and practitioners from across the country met January 28-29, 2020 at the National Institute of Corrections (NIC) offices in Washington, D.C. to discuss issues facing women in the justice system. 

NIC sponsored the two-day meeting to assist the American Jail Association (AJA) with its work on gender equity. Meeting attendees were selected for their knowledge, expertise, and perspective on gender issues and responsive practices for women working in corrections, justice-involved women, and the community.
The stated outcome of the meeting was to develop:

  • Targeted areas of focus for the AJA Gender Equity workgroup;
  • Deliverables for each target area; and
  • An action plan to guide the workgroup’s initiatives, including short-, medium-, and long-term goals.

Read the full report here.

The American Jail Association is seeking nominations for its prestigious awards, to be presented during the 40th Annual Conference & Jail Expo in Columbus, Ohio, April 10-14, 2021. Deadline for nominations is December 14, 2020.

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