Share Your Success Poster

AJA is introducing a way to engage participants and to share ideas, solutions, and successes from jails across the country.
 
We are continuing Share Your Success in Louisville at our annual conference to highlight the great work that jails and their staff provide throughout the year. Read below to learn more about how your facility can be a part of this initiative.
 
When: At AJA’s Annual Conference & Jail Expo on May 18-22, 2019 in Louisville, Kentucky. Posters will be displayed in the Kentucky International Convention Center during the conference. On Monday, May 20 from 7:30 a.m.–8:30 a.m., we are requesting that a person from your facility stay with your poster to answer questions.
 
Purpose: To highlight a challenge that your staff/agency met with success and from which others can learn. Every day, jails and their staff are confronted with challenges. This initiative is an opportunity to share your success with other AJA members and conference attendees. Your poster should showcase a challenge your staff successfully met with an innovative practice, a technological approach, or a new way of addressing an issue.
 
Possible Topics to Cover: Listed below are some possible topics to highlight in your agency’s poster display.
  • Hiring and Retention
  • Staff Wellness
  • Reentry
  • Healthcare
  • Mental Healthcare
  • Substance Abuse
  • Opioids
  • Staff Training
  • Inmate Programs
  • Construction
  • Operations/Facility/Infrastructure
  • Any topic that highlights success and allows others to learn and implement

Rules:
  • Register your poster by April 15, 2019.
  • Arrive early on Saturday, May 18, 2019 to check-in and set up at the Kentucky International Convention Center.
  • Schedule someone to be available at the display during the hours above to discuss your agency and any details of the work.
  • Insert contact information on the poster display.
  • Mount each poster on foam board. Stands will be provided to display posters.
  • Prepare all poster display materials ahead of time.

Guidelines: Observe the following guidelines in the preparation of your poster display.
  • The success of the Share Your Success poster display depends on the ability of the viewers to readily understand the material.
  • Large font, which can be read from 3 feet away.
  • Bullet points for easy readability.
  • Short description of the agency and the inmate population it serves.
  • A challenge that was met with success. Present the challenge, then describe how your staff approached the issue, determined solutions, and reached a successful outcome.
  • Text or pictures.
  • Agency contact so attendees can ask questions.
  • Have fun and be creative.

Register your Share Your Success poster display by April 15, 2019.
 
Send name, agency, and short summary (3 to 4 sentences) on your poster topic to Alyssa Barnum via e-mail.
Questions? Call Alyssa at 301–857–2422.
 
Submissions will be reviewed, and your participation will be confirmed by AJA on May 1, 2019. Confirmed participants need to check-in at the AJA Membership table in the Kentucky International Convention Center at 7:30 a.m. on Saturday, May 18, 2019.