AJA Resources

Many senior- and mid-level jail administrators will reach retirement age within the next few years. Without adequate preparation, jails will struggle with a rapid loss of experienced leaders in the not-too-distant future. The challenge facing jails today is to discover new ways to retain and groom experienced employees for leading jails tomorrow and to recruit new employees with high qualifications as the jail leaders of the future. 

Maintaining depth of experience depends upon retaining staff.  The new generation is entering the workforce with new expectations and motivational needs. Leaders need to become aware of these issues so as to motivate and challenge young staffers, creating professional engagement and commitment.

The resources on this site are dedicated to continued growth in professionalization and effectiveness of jail leadership both now and in the future.