TJA - Jail Management Issues CANCELLED

Topics Covered:

  • Beliefs, Biases &
  • Errors Oh My: How Understanding Behavior Can Make You a Better Leader
  • Game Changers
  • Three Indefensible Acts
  • Wellness
  • Transgender &
  • Diversity
  • Interpersonal Interactions
  • Emerging Trends in Jail Liability
  • Synthetic Drugs
  • Hot Topics &
  • Current Trends
  • Suicide Crime Scenes in a Jail Setting
  • Military Culture
  • Understanding &
  • Managing Human Resources
  • Legislative Panel
  • Strategies for Employee Evaluations
  • In Custody Death
  • Courtroom Testimony
  • and more

Who Should Attend:

  • Jail/Prison
  • Community Corrections
  • Leadership
  • Support Staff
  • Other
  • Jail Administrators
  • Sheriffs
  • Chief Deputies
  • Line Staff
  • Municipal Jailers
  • Law Enforcement


Aug 28 (08:00 am) - 31, 2017 (12:00 pm)

Registration Deadline:

Aug 14, 2017

TJA Fee Policy:

Member - $260
Non-member - $290
Late Fee - $52

Location Information:

The Galveston Island Convention Center
Seawall Boulevard
Galveston, TX 77550

Hotel Information: *

The San Luis Resort, Spa & Conference Center
5222 Seawall Boulevard
Galveston, TX 77550
Phone: (409) 744-1500

Overflow Hotel Information:

Hilton Galveston Island
5400 Seawall Blvd
Galveston, TX 77551


After much deliberation and lengthy conference calls, the Texas Jail Association Board of Directors have decided it is in the best interest of our Association to cancel the Jail Management Issues Conference scheduled for September 11 thru 14, 2017 in Galveston, Texas. No one could have predicted the devastation that would come in the days to follow Hurricane Harvey. Being an association made of first responders and public servants, you can understand the impact this devastating storm has had on our Association. Many of our members are assisting in the rescue efforts, have family members affected, or are in need of assistance themselves. Hosting a conference at this time is not the most prudent thing for the Texas Jail Association to do. We must redirect our focus to helping those in need. Sitting poolside with a drink, while residents of 58 counties are struggling to find food, water, shelter, clothing and basic necessities is not something the Texas Jail Association is willing to do.

We hope that you will be understanding during this unprecedented time and know that canceling the conference is the last thing we wanted to do.

Todd Allen
TJA President

For more information, contact:
Sharese Hurst, Division Director
Correctional Management Institute of Texas
George J. Beto Criminal Justice Building
Sam Houston State University
Huntsville, TX 77341-2296
Fax: (936) 294-1671
Phone: (936) 294-1687

Cancellation Policy: A. A full refund of fees paid will be authorized when a written request for refund of conference or program fees is submitted at least 10 working days prior to the scheduled start of the program.

B. A refund of 70% of the fees paid will be authorized when a written request for refund of conference or program fees is submitted less than 10 working days prior to the scheduled start of the program.

C. No refund will be given for participants that do not attend the program and no advance notice of cancellation is received.

D. Substitutions may be made prior to the first day of the program for persons that are unable to attend. Advance notice is requested.

E. The Executive Director may make exceptions to the refund policy in the event of an emergency that prevents the participant from attending as scheduled.

* Unless otherwise noted, hotel arrangements are the responsibility of the participant.