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. >>More Info
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 Jail Leadership Initiative (VAJLI)
A collaboration between AJA and Central Shenandoah Criminal Justice Training Academy, the purpose of VAJLI is to identify emerging leaders at the corporal-, sergeant-, and lieutenant-level (both sworn and civilian staff) in Virginia jails and to effectively prepare them as the next generation of jail leaders and managers. >>More Info

New England Jail Leadership Academy (NEJLA)
A collaboration between the American Jail Association and the Massachusetts Sheriffs’ Association. The mission is to give new supervisors the tools to become skilled and competent leaders now and provide them the building blocks to becoming great leaders tomorrow. This hybrid training model will consist of both in-person and virtual training. The curriculum is based on the Core Competencies for Jail Leaders. >>More Info