Leadership Development for Jail Administration

Funding Organization:

Bureau of Justice Assistance
Grant Award: 2009-D2-BX-K006
Proposed Project Period: 10/01/2009 - 6/30/2011
Project Director: Susan W. McCampbell
Project Products

The Center for Innovative Public Policies, Inc., the American Jail Association and the Correctional Management Institute of Texas, Sam Houston State University are proud to provide these products developed by this unique jail leadership and succession planning project. We are indebted to the U. S. Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs, Bureau of Justice Assistance for funding this project, as well as to the many jail professionals who assisted. We believe in a future for jail with strong, visionary leaders. We hope that the project’s materials will help jails, no matter the size, reach this goal.

For more information about this project or the products, please contact Susan McCampbell 

The Jail Leadership and Succession Planning Resource Center –
Check out this jail-specific website that provides information about:

  • How jails can set up their own leadership development program;
  • How jails can establish their own mentoring program to raise their own leaders
  • Resources; and
  • How to predict an individual jail’s future leadership needs and links the jail to appropriate ideas and resources

Core Competencies of Jail Leaders – Review the entire report that includes:

  • Project background
  • Process of developing the core competencies
  • The knowledge, skills and abilities linked to the core competencies
    Click here for the full report.
  • Literature Review – Learn more about leadership development and succession planning

Summary of the Core Competencies of Jail Leaders

Take a quick look at each of the 22 core competencies and the associated knowledge, skills and abilities.  Click here for the Summary & Core Competencies.

Jail Mentoring Program

Review the links below to learn about:



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