Welcome to the National Jail Leadership Command Academy (NJLCA) website. We are the result of a collaborative effort between the American Jail Association (AJA) and the Correctional Management Institute of Texas (CMIT) that takes pride in providing training for succession preparation and the development of leadership skills for successful transitioning into senior leadership positions within jails.

What can NJLCA
offer you?
Lasting Relationships
Learn alongside professional peers, and get the chance to form rewarding, career spanning relationships.

Ongoing Knowledge
Continue to build up your knowledge with resources gathered by the experts and past graduates.

Essential Leadership Instruction
Our curriculum is developed by subject matter experts, curriculum specialists, and educational professionals from across the country.

Skills to Succeed
Many of our graduates go on to senior level leadership positions confident with the skills taken from our classes.

Ideal Learning Environment
Small classes and an academic setting help drive focus in the strongest impact possible.

What do our graduates have to say?

"There is no doubt in my mind that attending the NJLCA better prepared me to take on the responsibility of this office." (promoted to Administrative Captain)

-Matt Leith, Class #14

"The NJLCA was an amazing experience that has taught me so much. I have made friends that will last my entire career and beyond and have been taught and mentored by some of the best minds in our field. Today marks a new day for me, not just in life, but specifically in my personal life and professional life. My leadership legacy begins again today.'

-David Kell, Class #17

"I have learned more than I ever expected when I left last Sunday for "a class". This was not just a class by far, it was a life changing event. I am ready to make my mark, make changes happen, and most importantly start my legacy!"

-LaDonna Brady, Class #17