Welcome to National Institute for Jail Operations
Legal-Based Resources for Agencies and Professionals serving in the Corrections Field
The National Institute for Jail Operations (NIJO) is dedicated to serving those who operate jails, detention and correctional facilities across the country. NIJO recognizes and understands the enormous liability and increasing litigation facing administrators. We provide a compilation of legal-based resources and information to assist agencies in making facilities safer and more secure, helping you proactively defend against frivolous litigation to protect against adverse publicity and liability.
NIJO Professional Certification is a professional designation – earned not issued – for jail and detention officers, supervisors, administrators and sheriffs who have demonstrated to possess the requisite understanding, knowledge, skills, experience and abilities to function to a specific level.
By keeping pulse with the hottest issues facing our nation's jails, we focus on important training topics yet remain flexible to adapt training based upon the needs of requesting agencies/organizations. There are many resources available to assist with the implementation of specific training, the development and assistance of jail training...
Policy and Procedure
NIJO provides sheriffs and jail administrators with over 400 policies and procedures customized to your laws, state statutes, and individual operations.
Recognizing the need for legal technical assistance in the corrections field, NIJO offers a variety of services to assist agencies in successfully supporting the operations of the jail and defending against inmate-filed lawsuits.
Self Audit and Assessments
On a day-to-day basis corrections management faces an unpredictable, fluid, and potentially volatile environment. NIJO offers the most advanced web-based auditing tools designed specifically for corrections so that organizations can proactively manage their institutions affordably and with increased confidence.
NIJO developed the Detention & Corrections Online Training Academy (DACOTA) to provide detention and correctional administrators, supervisors and line level officers with easy access to interactive and engaging legal-based online jail training.
NIJO National Accreditation is an established process to verify compliance to what courts have determined in operating constitutional facilities. The process relies on NIJO Legal-Based Jail Guidelines.
Legal-Based Jail Guidelines
NIJO's Legal-Based Jail Guidelines assist administrators in creating a safer, more secure environment while protecting against liability and adverse publicity. Comprised of over 600 guidelines to assist administrators with specific operational and policy driven areas including hot topics of use of force, religion, searches, and suicide.
Upcoming Training Events
JAILCON23 Western Regional Conference (Chandler, AZ)June 5 - June 7 at AZ – Wild Horse Pass
Alabama Basic Corrections (ABC) Academy – Live Training (Session #2)July 18 @ 8:00 am - July 20 @ 5:00 pm at AL – Demopolis City Civic Center
Kansas Jail Training Academy (KJTA)August 14 - August 18 at Kansas Law Enforcement Training Center (KLETC)
August 14-18, 2023
JAILCON23 Southern Regional Conference (Gulf Shores, AL)August 28 - August 30 at AL – The Lodge at Gulf State Park
Kansas Jail Training Academy (KJTA)November 13 - November 17 at Kansas Law Enforcement Training Center (KLETC)
Nov 13-17, 2023
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I Am Possible – A Program by the City of North Las Vegas Community Corrections Center
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Legal Advisory Alert: Justice Catalyst Law (JCL)
June 23, 2022 BACKGROUND. An organization called Justice Catalyst ...
NCO Week – Central Region Jail Tour
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NCO Week – Arizona Jail Tour
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Kansas Supervisory Training
The Kansas Jail Training Academy (KJTA) continues to operate successfully ...
Legal Advisory Alert from WSSA and NIJONIJO and WSSA are analyzing JCL's intentions, letter contents and distribution patterns, and is analyzing potential outcomes which might affect the operations, policy and potential litigation liability exposure for corrections agencies across the country. Read alert here.
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