We Are Here To Help


The Coronavirus has impacted the world in ways that has been unimaginable.  Thousands have died and even more have become ill with the virus.
 
It is touching every aspect of life as we have known it.  Social distancing, self-quarantine, and stay-at-home orders have all found their way into our daily routines and our daily vocabulary.
 
For the brave men and women who work in our nation’s jails, the impact is even more pronounced.  Going to work every day to carry out the duties to care for those in their custody has put an even greater burden on their responsibility.  They are the first responders that not many talk about or recognize.
 
Many corrections officers and support staff have been, or will be impacted, by this disease either directly or indirectly.  The American Jail Association, in conjunction with our generous business partners, has established a fund to help them through this difficult time.
 
If you have been impacted by the coronavirus, either by being sick yourself or have a family member ill with the disease, we would like to offer some financial help.
 
To be considered for assistance, please 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 our AJA Corrections Officer Relief Fund Committee to determine eligibility and award amount. 
 
Thank you, correctional staff, for you what you do everyday and for your unwavering dedication to your agencies and communities in this particularly difficult time.
 
Donations in excess of $1000 can be submitted by
contacting Bob Kasabian, Executive Director at robertk@aja.org

Click to apply to be considered to
receive assistance through the fund.


This program is subject to change without notice.  Financial awards are limited to the funding that is available. 
 
Individuals or companies wishing to make a tax deductible donation to the fund may do so through the secure website by clicking on the Donate Button or by mailing a check to the American Jail Association, c/o Corrections Officer Relief Fund, 1135 Professional Ct., Hagerstown, MD 21740.