Large Jail Administration
Jun. 02, 2013 - Jun. 07, 2013--Managing the operations of a large jail requires a unique set of tools and vision for daily operations that smaller jails cannot emulate. Recognizing the difference, NIC offers Large Jail Administration to address the specific needs of large jails. This 40-hour course focuses on assisting newly appointed jail administrators responsible for the oversight of a jail or jail system with 1,000 or more inmates.
Two NIC e-courses, Critical Thinking Skills for Managing and NIC Staffing Analysis for Jails, set the foundation for this training. Participants learn about legal requirements and liability issues affecting the corrections field. An experienced attorney in correctional liability teaches participants about the legal matters that affect them. Following is a comprehensive overview of management topics, such as assessing the organization, risk management, budgets and resources, staff and workforce concerns, inmate behavior issues, and executive skills.
Participants will also learn about the external role of the jail administrator and have access to information about resources and professional development opportunities. Participants will engage in group activities that encourage networking and end the course posing questions to a discussion panel of experienced colleagues who can address participant questions about best practices and ways to improve operations in the field.
New top-level administrators (2 years or less in position) of jails and jail systems with an average daily population of 1,000 or more inmates may apply.
This program does not have a video.