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The National Institute for Jail Operations (NIJO) offers vital services to assist corrections professionals in enhancing safety and security, proactively defending against frivolous litigation, and setting the standard for excellence in correctional operations.

Accreditation & Compliance:

Assisting facilities in meeting rigorous standards through a structured accreditation process and ongoing compliance support.

Education & Training:

Offering a wide range of specialized training programs to equip correctional professionals with the knowledge to handle legal challenges and improve facility operations.

NIJO'S MISSION

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.

How will your agency benefit
from utilizing NIJO’s Legal-Based Resources?

SAFER AND MORE EFFECTIVE FACILITIES

Financial
Efficiency

Strengthen your position for additional funding requests and achieve potential reductions in liability insurance expenses through demonstrable adherence to accredited standards.

Enhance
Safety & Training

Cultivate a safer environment for staff and inmates alike through corrections-focused education and certification, ensuring a culture of excellence and care.

Legal
Safeguarding

Strategically fortify your facility against legal actions, equipping your team with the knowledge and expertise to proactively manage and mitigate risks.

Uncover
Weaknesses

Identify and rectify operational dysfunctions, inconsistencies, and misconduct, fostering an environment of accountability and continuous improvement.

Uncover
Weaknesses

Identify and rectify operational dysfunctions, inconsistencies, and misconduct, fostering an environment of accountability and continuous improvement.

Legal
Safeguarding

Strategically fortify your facility against legal actions, equipping your team with the knowledge and expertise to proactively manage and mitigate risks.

Enhance
Safety & Training

Cultivate a safer environment for staff and inmates alike through corrections-focused education and certification, ensuring a culture of excellence and care.

Financial
Efficiency

Strengthen your position for additional funding requests and achieve potential reductions in liability insurance expenses through demonstrable adherence to accredited standards.

Find out how the full suite of NIJO resources
can support your commitment to

safe, efficient, and legally compliant jail operations.

TRAINING & EVENTS

Explore our dynamic Training & Events calendar, your gateway to an array of specialized programs and gatherings designed to elevate correctional expertise. Whether it’s JAILCON, ELITE Academy, or our sponsored events, each opportunity promises invaluable insights, networking, and professional development. Stay ahead of industry trends, connect with peers, and harness the knowledge needed to excel in correctional operations. Discover the next step in your journey towards excellence.

Kansas Supervisory Training – Session 1

Kansas Law Enforcement Training Center (KLETC) 11009 South Hornet, Hutchinson, KS, United States

The Kansas Sheriffs' Association in partnership with National Institute for Jail Operations (NIJO) presents 2.5 days (20 CEUs) of legal-based jail training for all jail personnel in Kansas with supervisory duties & responsibilities at the Kansas Supervisory Training in March 2022.

$500

Kansas Supervisory Training – Session 2

Kansas Law Enforcement Training Center (KLETC) 11009 South Hornet, Hutchinson, KS, United States

The Kansas Sheriffs' Association in partnership with National Institute for Jail Operations (NIJO) presents 2.5 days (20 CEUs) of legal-based jail training for all jail personnel in Kansas with supervisory duties & responsibilities at the Kansas Supervisory Training in March 2024.

$500

Kansas Jail Training Academy (KJTA)
May 20-24, 2024

Kansas Law Enforcement Training Center (KLETC) 11009 South Hornet, Hutchinson, KS, United States

Kansas Sheriffs' Association in partnership with the National Institute for Jail Operations (NIJO) is pleased to announce a new legal-based jail training academy for jail administrators and supervisors in Kansas. To accomodate everyone's busy schedules two 5-Day sessions have been planned to provide individuals with 40 credit hours of NIJO's legal-based training taught by the best corrections experts in the country.

$500

The Legal - Based way

THE HIDDEN COSTS OF NEGLECTING NIJO’S LEGAL-BASED RESOURCES

In the complex world of corrections, the hidden costs of not utilizing NIJO’s legal-based resources can be substantial. Without the solid foundation of legal guidance, facilities face the risks of security breaches and safety failures, increased liability, and the potential for costly litigation. By embracing NIJO’s legal-based approach, you safeguard your operations against these hidden expenses, ensuring that every procedure, policy, and practice not only meets legal requirements but also supports the long-term sustainability and efficiency of your facility. This is the legal-based way: a proactive step towards operational excellence.

Ready to mitigate risk with informed action?
Discover the legal-based advantage.

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We have many reviews from
our satisfied clients.

We have many reviews from our satisfied clients.

Sheriff Mark Lamb
Sheriff Mark LambPinal County, AZ
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Our administration has committed to operating the facility within compliance requirements of the National Institute for Jail Operations’ Legal-Based Guidelines©. It enhances our facility’s operations, increases professionalism and proactively serves to protect against liability and other risk management issues.
Tammy Waddell, <br>Jail Administrator
Tammy Waddell,
Jail Administrator
Limestone County, AL
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Corrections is an honorable profession, and these men and women should receive training with one goal in mind – to be the best. The State of Alabama does not have a training standard for County Corrections Officers; however, we believe in being held to a higher standard than required. With the DACOTA curriculum we were not only able to provide officers this higher standard – but, we they were able to get nationally recognized certification.
Steve Winchell
Steve WinchellPottawattamie County, Iowa
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The instructors at NIJO’s ELITE Academy were excellent. Every day included significant class involvement from the fellow administrators in the room. The value gained was excellent and with the wide range of agencies in the room, you can pull from others and not feel like you are alone while you deal with issues in your agency. There is no reason to re-invent the wheel when you can learn from others who have already been there and navigated the problem that you think is unique to you. This class allows that type of engagement, and it was very valuable!
Sheriff Matthew Wade
Sheriff Matthew WadeCalhoun County, AL
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First rate training that will save lives and careers.
Commander Rob Yantis
Commander Rob YantisPennington County, SD
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The NIJO Legal Based Jail Guidelines empowered me as a jail administrator like nothing else has. We want to be excellent in our profession, but there are few resources that give us the facts. Many jail standards give risk-averse opinions, but I needed to know what was legally required so that I could make the tough decisions and answer the tough questions. The NIJO Legal Based Jail Guidelines changed my career.
Henry Reyes
Henry ReyesTarrant County, TX
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Running a jail is full of surprises and challenges. ELITE offers one more way of viewing challenges faced by jail leadership and is another tool to help run a safe, efficient, and secure jail operation.
Captain Ray Franks
Captain Ray FranksClay County, MO
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I have received invaluable training that is directly related to my job in Detention from NIJO. I believe anyone in our career can benefit from the training offered.
Sgt. Valdez
Sgt. ValdezYavapai County, AZ
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I have received invaluable training that is directly related to my job in Detention from NIJO. I believe anyone in our career can benefit from the training offered.
JAILCON Attendee
JAILCON AttendeeKansas
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The NIJO group has been great to work with. Last year the Detention Major and I attended the Indianapolis conference. I believe this was the first NIJO conference our agency has attended. After the conference, we both were so impressed with the training and organization that it was decided to send a group to all three conferences this year.
Anonymous
AnonymousCorrections Vendor
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I won’t ever miss another JAILCON. As a vendor, the number of attendees is varied and includes key decision makers and line staff at jails from across the country. I am very impressed with how well- attended this conference is!
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