Workshops



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.


2019 - 2020 Schedule
Workshops

(subject to change)

      
   
    October 29 - 31, 2019 | Workshop - Rancho Cucamonga, California - Confirmed
Legal Issues In Jails
Lead Instructor: Carrie Hill  

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.
 
   
    November 6-7, 2019 | Workshop - Denver, Colorado
Religious Programming In Jails
Lead Instructor: Carrie Hill  

In today’s jails, allowing inmates to practice their religious beliefs is a requirement. This seminar examines the role, benefits, and issues of religious programming, as well as the religious rights of inmates. Topics of discussion include specific types of religion; their beliefs, diets, and clothing requirements; and how religious diets affect kitchen operations. Participants also discuss educating administrators and other employees about programming issues as well as examining religious legal issues and lawsuits. Other topics include the donation of literature, volunteer screening and orientations, holding services, safety and security concerns, and jailhouse conversions.   
 
   
   November 13 - 14, 2019 | Workshop - North Charleston, South Carolina
PREA - Training for Investigators Of Sexual Abuse in Confinement Settings
Instructors: Isaiah Dennard and Jillian Shane

This two-day class is designed specifically for investigators who are responsible for examining allegations (administrative and criminal) of sexual abuse in confinement settings. The course aligns with the requirements of the Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA) Standard §115.34 (§115.134, §115.234, §115.334), Specialized Training: Investigations. Topics covered include techniques for interviewing sexual abuse victims; proper use of Miranda and Garrity warnings; sexual abuse evidence collection in confinement settings; and criteria and evidence required to substantiate a case for administrative action or prosecution referral. 
 
   
   November 18 - 20, 2019 | Workshop - Fayetteville, Georgia
Objective Jail Classification Basics
Lead Instructor: Amanda Lambert

This workshop provides participants with a full understanding of how the methods of objective inmate classification meet the legal standard of “duty to protect.” It demonstrates the methods of risk and needs assessment that begins at the point of incarceration and continues throughout the custody continuum. Workshop participants learn how the “duty to protect” defines jail resource requirements of housing, supervision, and meeting the medical and mental health needs of the inmate population.   
 
   
   December 9 - 12, 2019 | Workshop - Reno, Nevada
Leadership, Operations, and Action Planning
Lead Instructor: Amanda Lambert

Join us as we examine 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.
 
   
    January 28 - 30, 2020 | Workshop - Orlando, Florida
Legal Issues In Jails
Lead Instructor: Carrie Hill  

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.
 
   
    February 25 - 27, 2020 | Workshop - Chesapeake, Virginia
Legal Issues In Jails
Lead Instructor: Carrie Hill  

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 - Albuqueque, New Mexico
Use of Force in Jails
Lead Instructor: Carrie Hill  

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.