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Who We Are

The National Institute of Corrections (NIC) is an agency within the U.S. Department of Justice, Federal Bureau of Prisons. The Institute is headed by a Director appointed by the U.S. Attorney General. A 16-member Advisory Board, also appointed by the Attorney General, was established by the enabling legislation (Public Law 93-415) to provide policy direction to the Institute.

What We Do

We provide training, technical assistance, information services, and policy/program development assistance to federal, state, and local corrections agencies.

Through cooperative agreements, we award funds to support our program initiatives.

We also provide leadership to influence correctional policies, practices, and operations nationwide in areas of emerging interest and concern to correctional executives and practitioners as well as public policymakers.

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Date Title Type
2014
Document 028144
National Institute of Corrections Report to the Nation FY 2013: Protecting the Promise: Serving America's Correctional Systems
National Institute of Corrections (NIC) (Washington, DC).
“We’re in the people business. As much as we like to talk about numbers—rates of recidivism, caseloads, population growth, etc.—the real story behind the work we do is the lives we save, the people we help, and the communities we keep safe. That’s the nature of corrections. In this year’s annual report to the nation from the Nation Institute of Corrections (NIC), we hope that the stories of the lives we’ve touched and the jurisdictions we’ve helped come through. More than just the numbers, it’s ... Read More
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40 pages
2013
Document 026790
National Institute of Corrections Report to the Nation FY 2012: Learn, Achieve, Perform
National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC).
“This document is the latest edition of the National Institute of Corrections (NIC) Report to the Nation. With many new programs and agency initiatives unlike any we have experienced in the recent past, this fiscal year (FY) 2012 report is one I am very pleased to present. Despite our small budget and size, we continue to operate with agility, responding to the needs of local areas around the country to safeguard communities while providing training and professional development opportunities to ... Read More
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53 pages
2011
Document 025348
National Institute of Corrections Report to the Nation FY 2011
National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC).
“It is with great pleasure that I present to you the National Institute of Corrections (NIC) Report to the Nation for fiscal year 2011. This last year has been very important for us because it has included a number of accomplishments that have enabled us to continue to assist the field of corrections effectively … One of our greatest achievements continues to be our ability to provide quality services to the field with a relatively small federal budget and staff … There are many items that I am ... Read More
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44 pages
2011
Document 024837
National Institute of Corrections Report to the Nation FY 2010
National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC).
The success of the National Institute of Corrections (NIC) in meeting the needs of its constituents during 2010 is reviewed. Sections of this document include: what NIC is; what the NIC Information Center is; how NIC helps meet the challenge of newly released offenders; what NIC does in your district; how NIC addresses the needs of elected officials and corrections executives who work with inmates and offenders; how NIC is involved in evidence-based practices; and how NIC addresses other contemp... Read More
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28 pages
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