Jail Leadership Initiatives

National Jail Leadership Command Academy (NJLCA)
Founded in 2009, the NJLCA prepares and develops leadership skills for the successful transition of mid-level managers to senior leadership positions within jails. The only program of its kind in the Nation, the academy covers a wide range of topics from budgeting and finance to strategically using statistics. The academy faculty includes subject matter experts representing field practitioners and criminal justice academicians.>>More Info
Rocky Mountain Jail Leadership Academy (RMJLA)
The mission of the Rocky Mounty Jail Leadership Academy (RMJLA) is to shape tomorrow’s leaders in Colorado and the surrounding states.  The Academy is a collaboration between the American Jail Association and the Colorado Jail Association. The curriculum is based on the Core Competencies for Jail Leaders and experts from around the country will instruct the emerging leaders in the rocky mountain area.
California Jail Command Academy (CJCA)
The CJCA provides training for mid-level managers and up in the corrections field who work in the California corrections system. A portion of curriculum targets issues specifically found in California jails. Just a few of the topics are leading and managing change, data and data-driven decisions, legal challenges in California, trends in California corrections, strategic planning and budgeting, and ethics for jail leaders.
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Virginia Association of Regional Jails Leadership Initiative (VARJLI)
A collaboration between AJA and VARJ, the purpose of VARJLI is to identify emerging leaders at the corporal-, sergeant-, and lieutenant-level (both sworn and civilian staff) in the 22 regional jails in Virginia, and to effectively prepare them as the next generation of regional jail leaders and managers.
New Jersey Correctional Leadership Series (NJCLS)
A collaboration between AJA and NJCJWA, the purpose of NJLCS is to identify emerging leaders at the mid-manager level in the state of New Jersey.  The purpose is to identify and prepare the next generation of correctional leaders.