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California Jail Program Association

The California Jail Programs Association (CJPA) is the only organization that addresses the multiple challenges of inmate programming and custodial services in California. The membership is made up of both sworn and non-sworn professionals in corrections, program management, educational, vocational, psych-social services, recreation, pastoral care and behavioral health, from both large and small county jails. CJPA members understand the unique aspects of jail programming and services.

The goal of CJPA is to rapidly share information, review best practices and evidence based modalities in program delivery. We are invested in developing programs and services that meet the demands of the increasing inmate population with cost effective, results oriented programming, in a safe and secure environment. We network to review innovative practices that improve the quality of inmate programs in any agency despite dwindling budget resources. Professional inmate programs and services have been proven to reduce recidivism and assist facilities maintain a safer environment for detention staff.

CJPA Officers

 Brian Gallaway, President, Sonoma County


Ashley Chapman, Vice President, San Luis Obispo County


Renee Hankla, Secretary, San Benito County


Heather Beidler, Treasurer,                  San Bernardino County


 Cecil Argue, Member At Large, Ventura County

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Brian Gallaway- CJPA President

President’s Message

I am Sergeant Brian Gallaway of the Sonoma County Sheriff’s Office.  I am humbled to be the newest President of the California Jail Programs Association (CJPA).  This organization provides opportunity for California Sheriff’s staff members and program providers the ability to network, learn, develop, and support each other in our efforts to provide programs and services for our respective agencies.

Currently, I have the pleasure to serve on the Executive Board with Ashley Chapman-Vice President, Renee Hankla-Secretary, Alison Ordille-Treasurer, and Cecil Argue-Member at Large. I want to thank each of them for volunteering and committing to CJPA.  I must also acknowledge and thank our previous board members as well. Chris Martin, America Velasco, and Alison Ordille.  I thank you for helping to keep CJPA going in a difficult and challenging time.

This global pandemic has wreaked havoc on our abilities to provide programs and services for our respective agencies. However, it has provided us opportunities to review new ideas and concepts. We have created new ways to deliver programs and services.  Best of all, CJPA has allowed us to share those ideas with our colleagues.

My goal this year is to foster one of CJPA’s main goals; networking. With this in mind, I plan to work with the Executive Board to increase awareness and remind all California Sheriff’s agencies, and our program and service providers, that CJPA is a valuable asset in our common purpose to transform lives and affect change through jail programs.


Brian Gallaway, CJPA President


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