Training

AJA’s Professional Development Workshops, Virtual Trainings, Summits and Conference focus exclusively on issues specific to the operations of local correctional facilities. These single or multi-day intensive trainings provide beneficial and useful information to bring back for use in your facility. Many times the greatest learning experiences come from the networking. Classes include practitioners from all around the country. Many attendees keep in touch with those friends and colleagues they met through AJA training!

Join the thousands of correctional professionals who have turned to AJA for training, while advancing their careers, and strengthening their agencies.

Objective Jail Classification Beyond
August 23 - 25, 2021 * Prescott, Arizona
This workshop provides participants with best business practices that are supported through research, evidence and case law in implementing an objective jail classification process. 
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Preventing Suicide in Your Jail
August 9 - 11, 2021 * Wilmington, North Carolina (For North Carolina Jail Professionals Only)

This high-energy and interactive 3-day training focuses on modifying the 10 current strategies that most jails are using in order to better avoid tragic deaths and large lawsuits.
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Use of Force in Jails 2021
October 7 - 8, 2021  * Fort Collins, Colorado
This two-day seminar is designed to hone the skills of corrections managers, supervisors and line staff by reviewing best use of force practices in dealing with offenders with mental health issues, medical issues, and co-occurring disorders.  
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AJA Health & Wellness Summit
October 24 - 26, 2021  * Columbus, Ohio
Secure your spot now! Space is limited to the first 300 registrants.
Attendees receive education on the various components of a comprehensive wellness program during this 3-day summit.
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AJA 41st Conference & Jail Expo
May 21 - 25, 2022  * Long Beach, Califorina
Join AJA as we meet in person in 2022!
               Mark your calendars now.
Conference registration and housing open in November 2021.

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JAIL LEADERSHIP INITIATIVES

 
 
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Rocky Mountain Jail Leadership Academy 
August 8-13, 2021 * Broomfield, Colorado
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.
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