Magazine article American Jails

Recognizing the BEST of the BEST

Magazine article American Jails

Recognizing the BEST of the BEST

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The American Jail Association is committed to the professional growth of our Nation's jails. There are dedicated people in every organization who work long and hard to ensure their organizations continue to grow professionally. Among these professionals are some whose performance is exceptional.

The Awards Committee of the American Jail Association is asking you to identify these exceptional practitioners so they can be recognized publicly at AJAs 39th Annual Conference & Jail Expo in Aurora, Colorado, April 4-8, 2020.

FRANCIS R. "DICK" FORD DISTINGUISHED SERVICE AWARD

This award is named in honor of the American Jail Association's first Executive Director.

* It recognizes a lifetime of professional excellence in the field of local corrections and detention.

* Any individual, active or retired, who has demonstrated exceptional leadership and a sincere commitment to the professional advancement of jails and their operations is eligible.

* Credible nominations must include examples of accomplishments that demonstrate the individual's extraordinary leadership, vision, and devotion to the profession.

Nominees are not required to be members of AJA, and the award may or may not be accorded annually.

RAY COLEMAN CORRECTIONAL ADMINISTRATOR OF THE YEAR AWARD

* Successfully manages contemporary day-today jail problems, such as crowded conditions, mental health, personnel shortages, litigation, etc.

* Promotes a professional image of the facility and the personnel who staff it.

* Encourages and implements jail staff training and programs as well as inmate programs that enhance the efficient operation of the jail. …

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