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National Jail Leadership
The National Jail Leadership Command Academy (NJLCA) is 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.
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WHAT CAN NJLCA OFFER YOU?
Learn alongside professional peers, and get the chance to form rewarding, career spanning relationships.
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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.
"The class made a profound impression on me, and reawakened the purpose I got into a leadership position in the first place. I returned to work this week optimistic of what the future may offer, and to how far I can take my career while assisting others on their professional journey.”
—Domenico Laurenza, Class #36
"The NJLCA has motivated me to become a better first line supervisor and I have been trying to do better at communicating my expectations to my staff and reaching out to them on more of a personal level. Thank you for all of your work with the class; you guys do a great job!”
—Randy Mlejnek, Class #29
"This course has so much to offer and forces the participants to not only get to know themselves better, but also the various personalities and generations we have present in our Agency today."
—Lt. Timothy Dial, Class #27
The American Jail Association (AJA) was incorporated in 1981 through the merger of the National Jail Association and the National Jail Managers’ Association. That same year, AJA held its first Annual Training Conference & Jail Expo in Concord, California with 50 attendees and 6 exhibitors. Today, AJA’s Conference & Jail Expo brings together more than 2,200 jail practitioners from across the country to train, network, and meet on issues facing our Nation’s jails. The Conference features a Jail Expo that offers numerous opportunities for attendees to view and learn from hundreds of vendors who provide products and services needed to run their jails.
In 1994, the Correctional Management Institute of Texas (CMIT) was created and became responsible for all professional development programs unrelated to law enforcement, and Dan Richard Beto was named the Institute’s founding Director. The Correctional Management Institute of Texas is charged with developing and delivering professional education, management development, and issues specific training programs for personnel in juvenile and adult community and institutional corrections agencies.