AJA’s Professional Development Workshops 
focus exclusively on issues specific to the operations of local correctional facilities.

These single or multi-day intensive workshops 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.

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2019 - 2020 Schedule

(subject to change)

    February 25 - 27, 2020 | Workshop - Chesapeake, Virginia
Legal Issues In Jails
Instructors: Carrie Hill and Gerard Horgan, CJM  

This three-day seminar addresses the key legal issues that jails confront every day. Also discussed are the Supreme Court decisions of the last 12 months, which are explained with an emphasis on how they affect jail management. Participants are educated on what they need to know in order to reduce litigation in their facility. Learn how you can protect yourself and your facility.
    March 17 - 18, 2020 | Workshop - Albuquerque, New Mexico - CLASS IS FULL 02/20/2020
Use of Force in Jails - Class is Full - 02/20/2020
Instructors: Carrie Hill and Joseph McNamara

This two-day class is designed to assist the Jail Command Staff, Supervisors, and Tactical/SRT team leaders and members in the use of force.  Instructors will discuss the latest legal developments in the use of force including a review of the Kingsley case with an emphasis on pre-trial detainees.   Recent court cases from around the nation involving the use of force will be reviewed.   Attendees of this class will receive instruction in how the public’s perception of the use of force has changed over the years with an emphasis on report writing.  The impact of video in corrections will also be a focal point as will the importance of the consistency of training throughout the entire agency in areas such as firearms, internal affairs and legal elements.    
    April 27 - 29, 2020 | Workshop - North Charleston, South Carolina
Leadership, Operations, and Action Planning
Instructors: Mandy Lambert, CJM and John W. Johnson, CJM

This three-day seminar examines the best jail practices collected from facilities across the country. From Leadership to communication, from classification to risk management, spend time with other jail professionals as we discuss key issues. For more information please click on the Seminar Ad Link below.

May 4 - 6, 2020 | Workshop - Largo, Florida
Objective Jail Classification and Beyond
Instructors: Mandy Lambert, CJM and Sam L. Davis, CJM

This three-day seminar provides participants with best business practices that are supported through research, evidence and case law in implementing an Objective Jail Classification process. The workshop will begin with a basic overview of the fundamentals of OJC and will advance into housing plans for special populations, needs assessments, reclassification of offenders, disciplinary infractions, keep separates, gangs, protective custody, programming, re-entry and sustainability of an implemented Objective Jail Classification process. For more information please click on the Seminar Ad Link below.