We provide training in leadership, management and specialized corrections topics
for state, local and federal corrections. Training covers a broad range of correctional
disciplines and topics, including leadership, jail and prison programming, offender
reentry, and mental health.
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Improve agency management, operations, and programming.
Refine the design, delivery, management, and evaluation of staff training programs.
Assist in the development of offender job training and placement efforts.
About Technical Assistance
Our technical assistance includes onsite guidance, support, consultation, or training
provided by an experienced technical resource provider or NIC staff member who serves
in an advisory capacity and works with agency staff.
Corrections-related resources including training plans,
research reports, program evaluations and more. Not all items are online. For access to the full collection
and our live onsite Information Experts, please use our Information Help Desk.
We manage and support a community for corrections professionals to share information,
ask questions, and work together online. This site has public and private forums
that facilitate discussions on correctional topics and to seek answers from fellow
members. We also maintain blogs which are used to share information about NIC activities,
announce opportunities, and solicit feedback from the field. Membership is fast,
free, and open to all.
The field of corrections faces many challenges and the National Institute of Corrections
(NIC) coordinates and provides consulting, research, funding and training in an
effort to address key issues. The results of these initiatives provide the field
with valuable information and resources when dealing with these challenges.
We are 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.
Our online Corrections Community is a web site that provides a place for corrections professionals to work together, share information, and stay current in their profession. Thousands of professionals have already joined since this site was launched in July 2006.
News / Blogs
Looking for "what's new" in Corrections? Our experts deliver news and information through our online news columns (blogs). Share your thoughts on the news and stay current through email alerts and other subscription tools.
We host many public and private forums covering a wide variety of topics. Our moderated public forums are open to everyone and our private forums are restricted to specific groups that require a higher level of security and privacy. Feel free to browse through our forums and use them to get answers from your fellow professionals
Upload and share resources and information using our public file library. Browse through existing files to locate material that others have shared.