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Cooperative Agreement: Jail Administration Training and Technical Assistance
Posted: 3 days ago
The National Institute of Corrections (NIC) is seeking applications for funding under the Fiscal Year (FY) 2017 to administer program delivery of the curricula associated with the Jail Administration program and the delivery of technical assistance associated with jail administrative issues. The awardee will work closely with NIC staff on all aspects of the project. To be considered, applicants must demonstrate, at a minimum, 1) in-depth knowledge of the purpose, functions, and operational complexities of local jails, 2) expertise on the key elements in jail administration, 3) experience in developing curriculum, based on adult learning principles, and 4) extensive experience in working with local jails on issues related to administration and operations. Overview: Jail administrators have an important role in ensuring that jail operations are conducted in a safe, secure, humane, and legal manner. The goal of the Jail Administration program is to provide jail administrators with i
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Transgender Persons In Custody: The Legal Landscape – Register Now!
Posted: 4 days ago
Transgender Persons In Custody: The Legal Landscape Register Online for this Live-Streaming Internet Training Broadcast at http://nicic.gov/training/nicwbt98 March 29, 2017 9:00am PT / 10:00am MT / 11:00am CT / 12:00pm ET Do you and your agency have questions about the management of transgender persons in custody? In response to this emerging correctional issue, the National Institute of Corrections is conducting a live internet broadcast designed to: provide information to agency legal counsel and corrections professionals regarding transgender persons in custody and their presumptive legal rights; demystify the issues surrounding policy and procedures decisions affecting this population; and identify emerging challenges and opportunities to provide strategies for ensuring equity while maintaining safety and security. During this live event, we will: Address agencies questions regarding issues, barriers, challenges and practices that affect transgender persons in cu
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Call for Technical Resource Providers - Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT)
Posted: 5 days ago
The National Institute of Corrections (NIC) is conducting market research and seeks individuals with demonstrated experience in successful planning, implementing, training and evaluating of Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) programs for justice-involved populations in community, jails, and prison settings. The MAT technical assistance effort will support work being done by the Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA), which is working to identify and cultivate Centers of Innovation (COIs) as laboratories for promising practices. This work includes developing and disseminating a self-guided assessment tool for the field; providing specialized technical assistance and training; and coordinating with NIC and professional associations and networks to promote MAT, consistent with the needs of the field. Deadline: February 28, 2017 Technical Assistance Details and Application
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Join the Webinar: NIJ Research and Evaluation on Drugs and Crime FY2017 Solicitation
Posted: 5 days ago
This funding opportunity seeks proposals to conduct applied research that examines criminal justice tools, protocols, and policies concerning drug trafficking, markets, and use applicable to state, tribal, and local jurisdictions. Applications must address one of two research categories: narcotics, forensic science, and medicolegal death investigation and prosecution; or drug intelligence and community surveillance. NIJ has identified two drug priorities: heroin and other opioids (including diverted prescription drugs); and novel psychoactive substances (also known as synthetic drugs). Date/Time: Wednesday, February 22, 2017 1:00 pm EST Webinar Registration: https://ojp.webex.com/ojp/onstage/g.php?MTID=e5ce1742686e9f8529ac2cd443646c54e Solicitation: https://nij.gov/funding/Documents/solicitations/NIJ-2017-12043.pdf
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Cooperative Agreement: Post-conviction Victim Service Legal Issues
Posted: 6 days ago
See Questions and Answers below: The National Institute of Corrections (NIC) is seeking applications for funding under the Fiscal Year (FY) 2017 for a project to examine gaps and opportunities related to collaboration between entities that provide victim services in a post-conviction setting. This work is targeted at legal professionals and related stakeholders and how they interact with each other and the criminal justice system as a whole to ensure that victim and survivors are afforded their legal rights. The resultant white paper will provide NIC with information that addresses system-based approaches that create and foster collaboration. Overview In August of 2015, NIC convened a meeting of national experts in victim services as part of an on-going state demonstration project. The purpose of this meeting was to discuss what a comprehensive continuum of victim services might look like and what issues and gaps would need to be addressed to create an integrated service system
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NIC Academy Training Administrators Network (TAN)
Posted: 1 week ago
NIC Academy Training Administrators Network (TAN) Want to get in on the ground floor on creating an NIC Network? Do you want to meet and share problems and solutions with other training administrators? Want to collaborate with NIC on bringing the latest learning and performance research and application to the field? May 16-17, 2017 NIC Academy Division, Learning and Performance Initiative will be launching the Training Administrators Network (TAN). We are very excited to bring back this network. Tasks on the agenda will include a new name, a new charter, and new members. The Network will be by invitation only so we need your help: 1. Identify any new State Prison Training Directors and/or new contact info. (We have a list but may be outdated.) 2. Identify Training Director/Administrator for TAN membership from jails and community (parole, probation, community corrections). Criteria for membership in Training Administrators Network: A. Primary area of responsib
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In the News: Nonprofit Gives Hope to Incarcerated Women
Posted: 2 weeks ago
This recent article describes the Pets Helping People nonprofit, which provides non-violent female offenders job training in dog grooming, boarding and other pet care services. Christy VanCleave, who knows firsthand the challenges that individuals, particularly women, face when reintegrating into society, co-founded Pets Helping People in 2009. Since 2009, over 200 women have graduated from her job training program, with an average recidivism rate of under four percent. In addition to teaching job skills, PHP provides education in life skills, including finding healthy relationships, conflict resolution, maintaining a job, and building character qualities such as responsibility, compassion, and problem solving. Access the full article ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ This announcement is available at NIC s Gender-Responsive News for Women and Girls. Feel free to forward to friends and colleagues. Subsc
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NIC Training: Orientation for Probation and Parole Chief Executives
Posted: 3 weeks ago
NIC continues to recognize the value of orientation for new probation and parole executives. This 40 hour blended learning course focuses on presenting core competencies and their related skills and behaviors to assist new chief executives with both the immediate knowledge and the long-term skills needed in the areas of leadership, personnel, strategic planning, staff safety, collaboration, fiscal resources, and other organizational development issues. The blended training program consists of 3 phases:Phase 1: Assignments completed online prior to attending the classroom based sessions.Phase 2: Classroom - based sessionsPhase 3: Assignments completed through distance learning technologies after classroom based session is complete. Apply by: March 31, 2017 Dates for the face-to face training: June 6, 2017- June 8, 2017 For more Information and to Apply
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Register Now: Justice Involved Women: Developing an Agency-Wide Approach
Posted: 3 weeks ago
In April, NIC is offering a research based, gender-informed (women) training designed for making systemic changes to improve management of justice involved women. The program is delivered in three sequential phases on line learning, face-to-face training and follow up coaching. Through blended learning delivery this 36-hour program leads participant teams through strategic planning to develop an agency plan that provides coordination and direction to manage women offenders effectively. The plan will guide development of agency policies and procedures to ensure that responsive and effective services are provided to meet the supervision and programming needs of justice involved women. The curriculum is designed to assist agencies to implement planned change. Apply by: Feb. 21, 2017 Dates for the face-to face training: Apr. 18, 2017- Apr. 20, 2017 For more Information and to Apply -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
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Farewell Message from NIC Director Jim Cosby
Posted: 4 weeks ago
MESSAGE FROM THE DIRECTOR January 17, 2017 Dear Colleagues, As my term serving as Director of the National Institute of Corrections (NIC) comes to an end, I wanted to send this message to the thousands of correctional and criminal justice practitioners across America. During my tenure, our focus at NIC has been to provide leadership, training, and technical assistance to the field of corrections, covering a wide array of topics. For example: NIC has contributed to driving down unnecessary incarceration while maintaining public safety in our country. Efforts to enhance correctional and criminal justice practice are effective and are making a difference in the lives of correctional and criminal justice staff as well as justice involved individuals every day. Our staff wellness efforts have drawn necessary attention to the everyday stressors in this profession and provided guidance for improving overall health of correctional staff. We have provided the opportunity to touc
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