Criminal Justice Student Day

Today’s students in criminal justice studies are the potential leaders of tomorrow’s jails. In recognition of these potential leaders, the American Jail Association is excited to invite criminal justice students to our Criminal Justice Student Day during our Annual Conference & Jail Expo.

The 6th Annual Criminal Justice Student Day on Tuesday, May 21, 2019 at the Kentucky International Convention Center gives students and future leaders in the field the opportunity to attend workshops, participate in a Q&A session with jail practitioners, and tour the Jail Expo.

This is a perfect time for students to network with and learn from those across the Nation with firsthand experience in the corrections profession. Students who wish to attend more than this one-day complimentary event may register at the student rate of $95. 

Criminal Justice Student Day features a complimentary, one-day pass to our conference with the following schedule:

Tuesday, May 21, 2019
Kentucky International Convention Center, 221 South 4th Street, Lousiville, Kentucky


7:30 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.: Registration (North Upper Concourse Lobby)
Students are required to register in advance. Click here for the registration form.

8:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.: AJA President's Initiative: Gender Equity in Jails Across the Country (Ballroom C)
In this new and dynamic session participants and experts dive in deep on a contemporary challenge in the corrections profession. The AJA President and a panel of experts focus on an issue that deeply effects jails, their staff, the inmates they house, and members of the public who visit facilities.

9:30 a.m. – 11 a.m.: Q&A Session with Jail Practitioners (M101)
This is the time for students to ask questions and learn from active corrections professionals about jails, their jobs, and the industry.

11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.: Jail Expo (Hall D)
Students are invited to tour the exhibit hall and learn first-hand about products and services in use in jails.

12:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.: Workshops (Various Locations)
Students have their choice of any workshop held during this time.