The National Jail Leadership Command Academy (NJLCA) is designed to provide training for succession preparation, and to develop leadership skills for successful transitioning into senior leadership positions within jails.
NJLCA is a joint initiative of the American Jail Association, the Correctional Management Institute of Texas, and the National Association of Counties.
George J. Beto Criminal Justice Center
The National Jail Leadership Command Academy is held in the George J. Beto Criminal Justice Center at Sam Houston State University in Huntsville, Texas. Constructed in 1977, this 193,000 square foot complex was made possible by generous grants from the Texas Legislature, Houston Endowment, Inc., and the Law Enforcement Assistance Administration of the United States Department of Justice. Built by the Texas Department of Corrections, construction of the Center provided thousands of inmates an opportunity to learn construction trades while building a facility dedicated to the education of current and future generations of criminal justice professionals.
In addition to the Correctional Management Institute of Texas, the Center houses the College of Criminal Justice, the Bill Blackwood Law Enforcement Management Institute of Texas, and various research centers.