Submit your 2024 Nominations!

Now is the time to nominate those who excel in their careers and make our jobs more manageable.


We are accepting nominations for:

  • Jail Officer of the Year
  • Jail Manager of the Year
  • Jail Support Personnel of the Year
  • Motivator Award


Please review the criteria and fill out the nomination form below. Awards will be announced at the annual WJA conference.


Jail Officer of the Year
Recognizes the jail officer who engenders credit and honor to their facility and
career. Displaying leadership and involvement in facility and community

Jail Manager of the Year
Recognizes the jail manager, (i.e. supervisor, administrator, etc.) who has
displayed progressive vision to their staff and career- demonstrating a
documented history of service and leadership in the field of corrections.

Jail Support Personnel of the Year
Recognizes those support personnel that by way of their daily activity, or
singular meritorious action, have advanced that which is best in the field of
corrections. The recipient could be a clerk, counselor, food service worker,
medical professional, volunteer, academic, or law enforcement official.

Motivator Award
The motivator award describes the dynamic individual that takes initiative daily
to lead their team, boost morale, and remain dedicated to navigate their team
through every day. They continuously and consistently show up and effortlessly
integrate positivity into every day operations despite the challenging
environment in a jail. This dedicated individual is a true driving force amongst
their peers that inspires us all to continue to show up in the best way possible
not only at work, but in life.

Motivator Nominee Demonstrates:

  • Teamwork
  • Reliability
  • Positivity
  • Consistency
  • Dedication
  • Motivation
  • Inspiration


** The deadline to submit nominations is February 9th, 2024. **


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