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2014
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Proceedings of the Large Jail Network Meeting Aurora, Colorado, September 15 – 17, 2013
By Clem, Constance. National Institute of Corrections. Jails Division (Washington, DC).
Sections of these proceedings are: about this meeting; meeting highlights; “The Affordable Care Act: Health Care Reform and Jails” by Donna Strugar-Fritsch; “Handling Corrections Staff Wellness/Performance Issues: From Corrections Fatigue to Fulfillment” by Caterina G. Spinaris and Micheal D. Denhof; “Prison Rape Elimination Act: The Outlook for Facility Audits” by Joshua C. Delaney and Dee Halley; PREA Panel Discussion by Don Pinkard, Jeffery Newton, and Art Wallenstein; “Legal Issues in Jails—... Read More

48 pages
2014
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Juvenile Justice Annotated Bibliography
National Institute of Corrections Information Center (NICIC) (Aurora, CO).
Are you looking for a comprehensive list of resources about juvenile justice? Then this publication is for you. It offers a wide range of sources that will give you an excellent review of the field of juvenile justice. Each annotation explains what the item is about, with many having Web links. Citations are organized into the following areas: courts; juvenile assessment; assessment tools; programs; programs for young women; facilities; training; websites; and juvenile sex offenders.... Read More

71 pages
2014
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Environmental Scan 2013 8th Edition
National Institute of Corrections Information Center (Aurora, CO).
“Beginning in the late 1990’s, the National Institute of Corrections (NIC) Information Center began scanning social, economic and corrections issues to inform the development of programs and services offered by NIC. This report, now in its 8th edition, has continued to evolve into a popular tool corrections practitioners also use to inform their work in jails, prisons and community corrections. Since there are many issues beyond what is addressed in this environmental scan that potentially will ... Read More

34 pages
2014
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The Corrections Profession: Maintaining Safety and Sanity, Part 1
By Spinaris, Caterina; Denhof, Mike; Morton, Greg. Desert Waters Correctional Outreach (DWCO) (Florence, CO); National Institute of Corrections Academy (Aurora, CO).
This program is the first of a two-part webinar, and covers the physical and emotional challenges faced by correctional personnel. “The dangers correctional staff encounter on the job are well known to their leaders. A lesser known but possibly more hazardous set of factors involves the cumulative negative side effects of what staff experience through daily interactions with justice-involved individuals and immersion in uniquely challenging workplace conditions. Such side effects can be understo... Read More

85 minutes + 54 pages
2014
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Resilience in Corrections: A Proactive Approach to Changing Conditions
By Connelly, Michael; Feldman, David. National Institute of Corrections (NIC) (Washington, DC).
“This white paper describes the issues facing corrections policy and leadership as the impacts of climate change and its related consequences confront departments, agencies, and facilities in coming years. Not only will corrections have to manage the effects of more extreme weather and temperatures than in the past. Corrections will also have to develop and improve its flexibility and resiliency in its operations to weather the multiple coming changes while maintaining its core functions of prot... Read More

20 pages
2014
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Inmate Behavior Management: Guide to Meeting Basic Needs
By Hoke, Scott; Demory, Randy. NIC-TA#10J74GKD7. National Institute of Corrections (NIC). Jails Division (Washington, DC).
"Experience has shown that if a jail does not meet the basic human needs of inmates, the inmates will find a way to satisfy their needs in ways that may be unfavorable to the orderly operation of the jail. Understanding what motivates human behavior provides jail administrators with a very useful tool for managing inmates since it helps explain both good inmate behavior and bad. This document not only provides guidance to jail practitioners as they implement this element, but it also provides se... Read More

76 pages
2014
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Gender-Responsive Policy & Practice (GRPPA)
National Institute of Corrections (NIC) (Washington, DC).
The Gender-Responsive Policy & Practice Assessment (GRPPA) outlines the process of evaluating the gender-responsiveness of policies and programs for women and how to use those outcomes to drive enhancements to women’s programming. There are two main sections of the GRPPA. The GRPPA Description and Instructions section provides information on how to facilitate an assessment of current gender-responsive practices in community corrections programs and correctional facilities. It also outlines t... Read More

2013
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Inmate Behavior Management: Defining and Conveying Expectations
By Hoke, Scott. NIC-10J74GKD7. National institute of Corrections (NIC) (Washington, DC).
A comprehensive management system, called Inmate Behavior Management (IBM) is being rolled out by the National Institute of Corrections (NIC). It is comprised of six specific elements that work together to control inmate behavior and produce an effective and proficient institution. This document explains “Element 4: Defining and Conveying Expectations for Behavior”. “It is intended to: Review what is known about how positive expectations influence behavior; Identify what concepts are important ... Read More

48 pages + supplement (95 pages)
2013
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Inmate Behavior Management: Northampton County Jail Case Study
By Hoke, Scott. National Institute of Corrections (NIC) (Washington, DC).
“Violence, vandalism, and other unwanted inmate behaviors prevail in many jails nationwide, and they frustrate jail practitioners who must ensure the safety and security of inmates, staff and the public … Effectively managing inmate behavior creates a safer environment for the inmates and staff and allows the jail to provide a valuable service to the public. Community safety is enhanced by strong jail management and facilities should aspire to create environments where compliance, respect, and ... Read More

16 pages
2013
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Inmate Behavior Management: Brazos County Jail Case Study
By Hoke, Scott. National Institute of Corrections (NIC) (Washington, DC).
“Violence, vandalism, and other unwanted inmate behaviors prevail in many jails nationwide, and they frustrate jail practitioners who must ensure the safety and security of inmates, staff and the public … Effectively managing inmate behavior creates a safer environment for the inmates and staff and allows the jail to provide a valuable service to the public. Community safety is enhanced by strong jail management and facilities should aspire to create environments where compliance, respect, and ... Read More

16 pages
2013
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Legal Issues in Jails—2013
By Collins, William C.. National Institute of Corrections. Jails Division (Washington, DC).
Topics covered include: some religious issues in jails--head coverings, skirts, Religious Land Use and Institutionalized Persons Act (RLUIPA) and inmates claims, kosher diet, and sincere religious beliefs; Bits and Pieces—Rastafarian dreadlocks search, tobacco ban, and psychogenic polydipsia; and Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA) enforcement.... Read More

35 pages
2013
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Get Smart About … Rewards and Sanctions: The Facts about Contingency Management
National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC).
“A risk-based Incentives and Sanctions program is an evidence-based intervention where supervising officers apply sanctions or rewards in response to specific behaviors of the offender. The goal is to increase positive behavior change related to behavior such as reducing drug use or applying for jobs” (p. 1). This primer covers what contingency management is; how it works; why it works; who to use it with; important things to remember; what the research says; the immediate, certain, relevant, an... Read More
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2 pages
2013
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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
2013
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Running an Intelligent Jail: A Guide to the Development and Use of a Jail Information System
By Brennan, Tim; Wells, Dave; Carr, John. National Institute of Corrections. Jails Division (Washington, DC).
This is a must read for anyone involved in working with a jail information system (JIS). “With the increasing focus on cost efficiency and the avoidance of wasteful spending, jail administrators must under¬stand the importance of the potential data at their disposal and strategically plan for faster and more effective forms of data collection, storage, and analysis. [This guide] encourages jail administrators to consider the design and implementation of a jail management information system (MIS)... Read More
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124 pages
2013
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The Prison Rape Elimination Act of 2003: The Impact of National PREA Standards on Community Corrections
By Yarussi, Jaime M.; Smith, Brenda V.. National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). American University. Washington College of Law. Project on Addressing Prison Rape (Washington, DC); National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC).
Wondering how the Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA) impacts the management of offenders in the community? Then this is the resource for you. This handbook aims to educate community corrections staff on: why community correctional staff and administrators need to be concerned about sexual abuse of offenders; identifying inappropriate relationships with and between offenders; the impact of the National PREA Standards on agency policies, practices and special concerns community correctional staff ... Read More
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148 pages
2013
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Annotated Bibliography: Juvenile Justice Risk/Need Assessment & Juvenile Justice Websites
National Institute of Corrections Information Center (NICIC) (Aurora, CO).
Are you looking for a one-stop resource that explains issues surrounding the use of risk/needs assessments for juvenile offenders? Then this is for you. This annotated bibliography covers 37 items describing the assessment of justice-involved youth, 7 assessment tools, and 17 juvenile justice websites.... Read More
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17 pages
2013
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APEX Resources Directory Vol. 1: Change Management and the APEX Domains
By Cebula, Nancy, editor; Ritter, Elizabeth, editor. NIC-11AD01GKF8; National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). People in Charge, LLC (Boulder, CO); National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC).
This directory “is an integral part of the National Institute of Correction’s (NIC’s) Achieving Performance Excellence (APEX) Initiative. It provides resources, tools, and interventions to sup-port correctional agencies on the APEX journey. This directory is designed to complement the APEX Guide¬book series and to enhance efforts to improve performance excellence by providing domain-specific resources and interventions. It can also be used as a stand-alone guide to change management and to the A... Read More
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316 pages
2013
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Pregnancy- and Child- Related Legal and Policy Issues Concerning Justice-Involved Women
By Raeder, Myrna. NIC Grant no. 11B7401; National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC).
Do you need detailed information about how to manage inmate mothers? Then this publication is for you. It “provides an overview of pregnancy- and child-related legal questions concerning justice-involved women that can be raised in correctional settings … Understanding how family-based legal issues affect women offenders is important in designing programs to ensure the best outcomes for women and their children, not just in jail or prison settings but also in probation, parole, and community cor... Read More

68 pages
2013
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Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA) Audit Process and Instrument Overview Course
By National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC).
Welcome to the National Institute of Corrections’ Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA) Audit Process and Instrument Overview Course. The purpose of this course is to assist agencies in meeting the requirements of Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA) Section 115.93 “Audits of standards”. At the end of this course, you will be able to: explain the audit process; describe the components of the Audit Instrument; describe the duties and responsibilities of an auditor in the audit process; describe the du... Read More

2013
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Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA) Behavioral Health Care for Sexual Assault Victims in a Confinement Setting Course
By National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC).
Welcome to the National Institute of Corrections’ Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA) Behavioral Health Care for Sexual Assault Victims in a Confinement Setting Course. The main purpose of this course is to assist agencies in meeting the requirements of Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA) standard 115.35 “Specialized Training: Medical and Mental Health Care”. At the end of this course, you’ll be able to explain the knowledge, components, and considerations that you must use to be effective in your... Read More

2013
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Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA) Coordinators’ Roles and Responsibilities Course
By National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC).
Welcome to the National Institute of Corrections’ Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA) Coordinators’ Roles and Responsibilities Course. The main purpose of this course is to provide agency PREA Coordinators with an overview of the basic role and responsibilities of their position. At the end of this course, you’ll be able to: describe the general duties and responsibilities of an agency- wide PREA Coordinator; explain the policies, procedures, and practices needed to achieve PREA compliance; creat... Read More

2013
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Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA) Investigating Sexual Abuse in a Confinement Setting Course
By National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC).
Welcome to the National Institute of Corrections’ Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA) Investigating Sexual Abuse in a Confinement Setting Course. The main purpose of this course is to assist agencies in meeting the requirements of Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA) Section 115.34 “Specialized Training for Investigators”. At the end of this course, you will be able to explain the knowledge, components, and considerations that an investigator must use to perform a successful sexual abuse or sexual ... Read More

2013
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Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA) Medical Health Care for Sexual Assault Victims in a Confinement Setting Course
By National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC).
Welcome to the National Institute of Corrections’ Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA) Medical Health Care for Sexual Assault Victims in a Confinement Setting Course. The purpose of this course is to assist agencies in meeting the requirements of the Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA) Section 115.35 “Specialized training: Medical and mental health care”. At the end of this course, you will be able to explain the PREA standards that relate to the provision of medical care for victims of sexual abus... Read More

2013
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Cost Containment: Selected Resources for Criminal Justice Professionals
National Institute of Corrections Information Center (Aurora, CO).
“Across the country, correctional agencies are facing an era of fiscal austerity. They are being tasked with meeting the mission of public safety with reduced resources while maintaining effective operations and the efficient use of public funding. This has now become the “new normal” … this annotated cost containment bibliography will assist the field of corrections in understanding and addressing their specific challenges with cost containment issues” (p. 2). Seventy-nine resources are organiz... Read More
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22 pages
2013
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The Green Corrections Project: Action Plans and Lessons Learned
By Davidson, Stephanie. National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC).
This report is a great description of the three-phase Green Corrections project, sponsored by the National Institute of Corrections (NIC). The following sections comprise this publication: overview of the project; “The Greening of Corrections: Creating a Sustainable System”—the publication and its dissemination; developing a community of practice and providing technical assistance to states; application process; Maryland, Minnesota, and Washington addressing a different technical assistance need... Read More
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6 pages
2013
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From Research to Application: The Case for Learning and Performance [Satellite/Internet Broadcast]
National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC).
Are you interested in getting more bang for your training buck? Leveraging the impact of your training department? Being effective with the training you prepare for, design, deliver and transfer into the workplace? Following the science of learning into practice? And you know that "content covered is not content learned?" Then this blended, interactive training broadcast / experience can assist with a transformation of your training department / unit into a center of learning and performance tha... Read More
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4 video DVDs (233 minutes) and 1 data DVD
2013
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Environmental Scan 2012: 7th Edition
National Institute of Corrections Information Center (Aurora, CO).
Beginning in the late 1990’s, the National Institute of Corrections (NIC) Information Center began scanning social, economic and corrections issues to inform the development of programs and services offered by NIC. This report, now in its 7th edition, has continued to evolve into a popular tool that is also used by corrections practitioners to inform their work in jails, prisons and community corrections. Since there are many issues beyond what is addressed in this environmental scan that potent... Read More
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38 pages
2013
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Health, Justice, Women: Behavioral Health and OB/GYN [Satellite/Internet Broadcast]
National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC).
Data continues to show that women are entering the justice system at rates exceeding male offenders and bring with them extremely complex and multi-layered behavioral and physical health issues. While systems must make choices on how best to deploy limited staffing and programming resources, this broadcast series is an opportunity to explore methods of coordination between behavioral and physical health care. This broadcast is the 2nd offering in a two part series addressing health related issue... Read More
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2 video DVDs (157 minutes) + 1 data DVD
2013
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Addressing Sexual Violence Against Youth in Custody: Youth Workers’ Handbook on Identifying and Addressing Sexual Violence in Juvenile Justice Settings
By Smith, Brenda V.; Yarussi, Jamie M.. National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC); Smith Consulting (Washington, DC); American University. Washington College of Law. Project on Addressing Prison Rape (Washington, DC).
“Sexual abuse in custody can and often does have lifelong effects on youth. Youth who are sexually abused or experience sexual violence can suffer higher rates of drug use, have disproportionate contact with the criminal justice system into adulthood, become victimizers, and/or have higher rates of mental illness than youth who do not suffer sexual abuse.1 In addition, sexual abuse by staff or other youth in custody compromises safety and security as well as the overall mission of juvenile justi... Read More
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78 pages
2013
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Evidence-Based Practices in the Criminal Justice System: An Annotated Bibliography
National Institute of Corrections Information Center (Aurora, CO).
“What Is the Evidence? Evidence-based policy and practice is focused on reducing offender risk, which in turn reduces new crime and improves public safety. Of the many available approaches to community supervision, a few core principles stand out as proven risk reduction strategies. Though not all of the principles are supported by the same weight of evidence, each has been proven to influence positive behavior change. To organize the research, these core principles have been compiled… into the ... Read More
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82 pages
2013
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Civil Liabilities and Other Legal Issues for Probation/Parole Officers and Supervisors: 4th Edition
By Lyons, Phillip; Jermstad, Todd. NIC-08C77G7U3. National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC).
The legal liabilities that probation and parole officers face as they perform their duties are explained. Chapters comprising this publication are: an overview of state and federal legal liabilities; civil liability under state law—state tort cases; civil liability under federal law—Section 1983 cases; legal representation, attorneys’ fees, and indemnification; presentence and preparole investigations and reports; supervision; conditions, modifications, and changes in status; revocation; emergin... Read More
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306 pages
2013
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LGBTI: Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Intersex Offenders (Selected Resources for Criminal Justice Professionals)
National Institute of Corrections Information Center (Aurora, CO).
“This annotated bibliography has been developed in an effort to provide current and useful information to correctional agencies regarding the safe and respectful management of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) offenders. Relying on a best practices approach, this information will enable corrections staff to make better informed decisions about the safety, security, treatment and care of LGBTI offenders by providing academic, cultural and legal perspectives of the issues th... Read More
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38 pages
2012
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Adults with Behavioral Health Needs Under Correctional Supervision: A Shared Framework for Reducing Recidivism and Promoting Recovery
By Osher, Fred; D'Amora, David A.; Plotkin, Martha; Jarrett, Nicole; Eggleston, Alexa. U.S. Bureau of Justice Assistance (Washington, DC). Council of State Governments. Justice Center (New York, NY); Criminal Justice/Mental Health Consensus Project (New York, NY); National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC).
“This white paper presents a shared framework for reducing recidivism and behavioral health problems among individuals under correctional control or supervision—that is, for individuals in correctional facilities or who are on probation or parole. The paper is written for policymakers, administrators, and practitioners committed to making the most effective use of scarce resources to improve outcomes for individuals with behavioral health problems who are involved in the corrections system. It i... Read More
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82 pages
2012
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Proceedings of the Large Jail Network Meeting Aurora, Colorado September 24-25, 2012
By Clem, Constance. National Institute of Corrections. Jails Division (Washington, DC); Clem Information Strategies (Longmont, CO).
Sections contained in these proceedings include: about this Large Jail Network (LJN) meeting; media relations—“Being Prepared to Have a Good Relationship” by Karla West; civilianization and volunteer work forces—“Part 1. Reassigning Officer Posts to Civilian Employees” by Art Wallenstein, “Part 2. Issues in Civilianizing Jail Posts” by Steve Kelly, and “Part 3. Using Volunteers in the Jail” by Don Pinkard; the pros and cons of outsourcing services—“Part 1. Outsourcing Services” by Glenn Kurtz, a... Read More
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69 pages
2012
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A Quick Guide for LGBTI Policy Development for Adult Prisons and Jails
National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). The Moss Group, Inc. (Washington, DC); National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC).
“This Quick Guide will help agencies and facilities develop a comprehensive response to working with lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) inmates. It is not meant to provide an answer to every question or an in-depth discussion of all issues that agencies face or that the LGBTI population faces while in custody. It provides an overview of the important issues that agencies should consider when working to house and treat LGBTI inmates in a way that is safe and consistent with ... Read More
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24 pages
2012
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A Quick Guide for LGBTI Policy Development for Youth Confinement Facilities
National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). The Moss Group, Inc. (Washington, DC); National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC).
“This Quick Guide will help agencies and facilities develop a comprehensive response to working with lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) youth. It is not meant to provide an answer to every question or an in-depth discussion of all issues that agencies face or that the LGBTI population faces while in custody. It provides an overview of the important issues that agencies should consider when working to house and treat LGBTI youth in a way that is safe and consistent with an a... Read More
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24 pages
2012
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LGBTI Populations: Their Safety, Your Responsibility [Satellite/Internet Broadcast]
National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC).
Correctional agencies face many challenges surrounding the safe management of the populations they house and supervise. Due in part to changes in federal and state laws and the outcome of successful offender litigation, care and management of the LGBTI population has been identified as an emerging correctional issue that deserves special attention. While gender non-conforming offenders have always been present in facilities and on caseloads, we now have the opportunity to share information about... Read More
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2 video DVDs (152 minutes)
2012
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Corrections Learning and Performance: A Vision for the 21st Century
By Hall, Amanda. National Institute of Corrections Academy (Aurora, CO).
Anyone involved or interested in the future of learning and performance in corrections should read this publication. “This white paper focuses on learning and performance challenges in the 21st century including the role of technology in learning programs and the incorporation of evidence-based practices into program design and delivery. The paper offers an extensive review of learning research in the areas of theory, learners, learning organizations, instructional design, program design, deliv... Read More
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38 pages
2012
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Case Management Strategies for Successful Jail Reentry
By Warwick, Kevin; Dodd, Hannah; Neusteter, S. Rebecca. National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC); NIC-11TO02GKH6. National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC); Urban Institute. Justice Policy Center (Washington, DC).
This brief explains why “it is imperative that jurisdictions use an effective case management process that includes a strong community handoff component, particularly at the moment of release, and that ensures continuity of care between in-jail and community-based programs and services … [and] presents the Transition from Jail to Community (TJC) initiative’s approach to case planning and community handoff” (p. 1). Sections of this publication cover: the TJC initiative and model--a triage approac... Read More
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10 pages
2012
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The Role of Screening and Assessment in Jail Reentry
By Christensen, Gary; Jannetta, Jesse; Willison, Janeen Buck. National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC); NIC-11TO02GKH6. National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC); Urban Institute. Justice Policy Center (Washington, DC).
“Consistent with effective correctional practice, jails and their community partners should identify risk levels and criminogenic needs of returning [offender] populations and should focus their resources on individuals with the highest levels of both … This brief presents the two-stage screening and assessment process to determine risk and needs levels that is a core element of the Transition from Jail to Community (TJC) model” (p. 1). Sections of this publication include: the TJC initiative; r... Read More
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11 pages
2012
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Process and Systems Change Evaluation Findings from the Transition to Jail Community Initiative
By Willison, Janeen Buck; Jannetta, Jesse; Dodd, Hannah; Neusteter, S. Rebecca; Warwick, Kevin; Greer, Kaitlin; Matthews, Andrea. Urban Institute. Justice Policy Center (Washington, DC); National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC).
“In the past decade, attention to the challenges associated with people exiting state and federal prisons has increased tremendously. This increased attention is for good reason, as the impact of prisoner reentry on the well-being of individuals, families, and communities is well documented. Yet for every person released from prison annually, approximately 12 people exit local jails … NIC [National Institute of Corrections] launched the Transition from Jail to Community (TJC) initiative in 2007 ... Read More
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149 pages
2012
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Culture and Change Management: Using APEX to Facilitate Organizational Change
By Cebula, Nancy; Craig, Elizabeth; Innes, Christopher; Lantz, Theresa; Rhone, Tanya; Ward, Tom. National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). People in Charge LLC (Boulder, CO); National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC).
“Culture, including beliefs, assumptions, values, norms, and practices in an organization, determines the success of an organization’s performance and change efforts. This book helps illuminate the role culture plays in an organization that is striving for higher performance ... Knowledge of culture enables an organization to proceed along the path to successful change. The APEX Change Management Model provides a process and map for organizational change based in research and best practices; it ... Read More
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116 pages
2012
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Exercises for Developing MI Skills in Corrections
By Bogue, Bradford; Nandi, Anjali. National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC).
Motivational interviewing (MI) helps clients become less ambivalent about altering their maladaptive behaviors. This publication presents “scenarios that agents commonly encounter in their efforts to monitor and reinforce court/parole/institutional conditions and address clients’ central eight criminogenic needs. This book also considers the learning tasks of MI in relation to the eight principles for effective interventions outlined in Implementing Evidence-Based Practice in Community Correctio... Read More
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65 pages
2012
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Understanding Corrections through the APEX Lens
By Cebula, Nancy; Lantz, Theresa; Ward, Tom. National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). People in Charge LLC (Boulder, CO); National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC).
This guidebook “is the second book in the APEX Guidebook series and is designed to help correctional practitioners deepen their knowledge of the Public Safety Model domains. It offers practical suggestions for improving performance and creating positive change by sharing best-practice methods and current literature on higher performance in corrections” (p. ix). APEX itself provides strategies for achieving performance excellence in the Public Safety Model domains—operations (which includes sa... Read More
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96 pages
2012
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Leadership: Selected Resources for Criminal Justice Professionals
National Institute of Corrections Information Center (Aurora, CO).
“Correctional leaders today, perhaps now more than ever, must focus on their own leader development, the development of their followers, and exhibit positive leadership behavior by making sound decisions and problem solving effectively. We believe that this annotated leadership bibliography will assist the field of corrections, particularly supervisors, managers, senior level leaders, and executives, in their journey to create learning organizations for the future” (p. 2). Entries are organized ... Read More
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49 pages
2012
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APEX Resources Directory Vol. 2: Communications, Focus Groups, and Development
By Bilson, Janet Mancini; Cebula, Nancy; Innes, Christopher; Lantz, Theresa; Ritter, Elizabeth; Ward, Tom. National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). People in Charge LLC (Boulder, CO); National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC).
“APEX Resources Directory Volume 2 provides supportive information to correctional agencies embarking on the APEX (Achieving Performance Excellence) journey. It introduces the National Institute of Correc¬tions (NIC) Information Center, provides detailed information on creating a communications plan for those implementing the APEX Initiative, describes how to use focus groups to effectively gather information and feed-back, and includes a team development guide for those who want to build teams,... Read More
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76 pages
2012
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Motivational Interviewing in Corrections: A Comprehensive Guide to Implementing MI in Corrections
By Bogue, Bradford; Nandi, Anjali. National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC).
This guide explains how to implement motivational interviewing (MI) in correctional settings. Motivational Interviewing is a counseling technique that enables people to get beyond their reluctance to change problem behaviors. MI is directive (focused on goals), client-centered, and non-confrontational. The first four chapters of this guide “address background and fundamental issues related to agency or systemwide implementation of MI … [while the last two chapters] address agency issues, such as... Read More
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84 pages
2012
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State Departments of Corrections Web-Based Policy and Procedure Manuals
By Reid, Tom. National Institute of Corrections Information Center (Aurora, CO).
This document includes links to state department of corrections policies and procedures manuals if they are online.... Read More
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9 pages
2012
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Achieving Performance Excellence: The Influence of Leadership on Organizational Performance
By Cebula, Nancy; Craig, Elizabeth; Eggers, John; Fajardo, Marge Douville; Gray, James; Lantz, Theresa. National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). People in Charge LLC (Boulder, CO); National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC).
“Leadership is a very important component of higher performing organizations. This book presents a breadth and depth of information about leading others and describes what leaders need to excel at and what up-and-coming leaders need to know as they prepare themselves for leadership positions. Taking a balanced approach to leadership allows correctional leaders to influence different people and diverse stakeholder groups in differing situations. Good leaders know when they need to manage rather t... Read More
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100 pages
2012
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Offender Reentry: An Annotated Bibliography
National Institute of Corrections Information Center (Aurora, CO).
“Each year, more than 700,000 individuals are released from state and federal prisons. Another 9 million cycle through local jails. When reentry fails, the costs—both societal and economic—are high … Because reentry intersects with issues of health and housing, education and employment, family, faith, and community well-being, many federal agencies are focusing on the reentry population with initiatives that aim to improve outcomes in each of these areas” (p. 3). This annotated bibliography addr... Read More
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55 pages
2012
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Guidelines for Staffing a Local Criminal Justice Coordinating Committee
By Jones, Michael R.. NIC-06J1118; National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC).
“This guide describes for county administrators and other local officials why staff is needed, who becomes good staff, how many staff persons are needed, what the costs are to develop a staff and how staff can be funded, where staff can be found, how the best applicants can be selected, where staff are best housed in the system, and how staff can be trained and evaluated. The guide also offers practical advice for planning staff by describing important activities to do when starting in the posit... Read More
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64 pages
2012
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Applying the APEX Tools for Organizational Assessment
By Bogue, Bradford; Cebula, Nancy. National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). People in Charge LLC (Boulder, CO); National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC).
“Previously, not many assessment tools looked at issues that specifically affect those who work in the field of corrections … [This book] presents three organizational assessment tools developed specifically for the field of corrections. The APEX assessment tools are designed to look at an agency’s readiness to take on a change process, understand the importance of safety and security to correctional operations, measure performance on the APEX Public Safety Model’s eight domains, and provide gui... Read More
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2012
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Balancing Fiscal Challenges, Performance-Based Budgeting and Public Safety: A Compilation of Panel Testimonies
National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC).
This collection contains testimony regarding cost benefit and cost containment measures. Contents are: Day 1. “Briefing on the Fiscal Costs of Corrections in the United States” by Mary Livers; “High Cost, Low Return” by Adam Gelb; “Outcome-Based Budgeting: Process and Practice” by Chris Innes; “Current State Fiscal Conditions & the Impact on Corrections” by Brian Sigritz; “Outcome-based Budgeting” by Karen Wilson; “Systems Approach to Cost Containment” by Theresa Lantz; “Cost-Effective Strat... Read More
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417 pages
2012
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Basics and Beyond: Suicide Prevention in Jails
By Leukefeld, Alison; Brower, Jaime. U.S. Dept. of Justice. Office of the Federal Detention Trustee (Washington, DC); U.S. Marshals Service (Washington, DC); U.S. Bureau of Prisons (Washington, DC); National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC).
Issues surrounding the prevention of inmate suicide in jails are addressed. These slides will enable readers to: understand the problem of jail suicide—rates of suicide in certain groups, the decrease in jail suicide rates, what makes jails risky environments, and challenges of prevention; describe suicide risk factors, warning signs, and suicide myths that increase ones risk; and discuss intervention best practices—the qualities of a suicide prevention program (a written suicide prevention poli... Read More
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44 pages + 1 video DVD (56 minutes)
2012
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Health, Justice, Women: Transforming Systems--Changing Lives [Satellite/Internet Broadcast]
National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC).
Women and girls enter the criminal justice system with distinct and unique health care needs. Most are in their child bearing years, may have children, many are victims of abuse, have a mental health diagnosis, or typically exhibit more misconduct than male offenders. This complex mix of needs affects a system's ability to work effectively as it draws upon a higher percentage of resources to care for female offenders. During this national discussion held on August 15, 2012, participants will ... Read More
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2 video DVDs (151 minutes)
2012
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Chief Jail Inspector's Network: Proceedings of the Annual Meeting
National Institute of Corrections. Jails Division (Washington, DC).
These proceedings are divided into two parts: Day One—introductions and overview, NIC Information Center, National Sheriff’s Association update, American Correctional Association Jail Standards update, Iowa, Minnesota, and Indiana standards and inspections, U.S. Marshals Service (USMS) update, and “Suicide Prevention: Current Research, Policies and Procedures, and Legal Trends; and Day Two—legal issues in today’s jails, Prison Rape Elimination Act, “Surviving in Hard Times: Marketing the Jail In... Read More
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281 pages
2012
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Fifty State Survey of Sexual Assault Statutes
NIC Cooperative Agreement # 06S20GJJ1. NIC/WCL Project on Addressing Prison Rape (Washington, DC); National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC); Washington College of Law (Washington, DC).
Statutes regarding sexual assaults are compiled and reported. Each entry supplies the following information (if provided)—statute, definitions, and penalty. ... Read More

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2012
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Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA) Resources
National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC); The Moss Group, Inc. (Washington, DC).
This DVD contains NIC videos, DOJ proposed standards, an NIC e-course and dozens of documents to help you learn about the Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA). The disc includes:
  • the E-Course “Your Role: Responding to Sexual Abuse”
The following videos:
  • Facing Prison Rape: How the Prison Rape Elimination Act Affects You
  • Responding to Prisoner Rape: Assessing Your Agency's Response to Prison Sexual Assault
  • Keeping Our Kids Safe: PREA and Juvenile J... Read More
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Performance Based Measurement System: What Really Counts in Corrections!
  • [Satellite/Internet Broadcast held September 14, 2011]
  • National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC).
    This program provides information about the nationwide automated Performance-Based Measures System (PBMS). PBMS is an accurate, consistent way to capture, record, report and share data between correctional agencies. It was created by the Association of State Correctional Administrators (ASCA). Participants will be able to:
    • Describe the scope and development of PBMS regarding how specific needs gave rise to PBMS solutions;
    • Describe the key components of PBMS;
    • Examine the benefits of ... Read More
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    1 video DVD (130 minutes)
    2011
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    Correctional Industries: A Working Solution [Satellite/Internet Broadcast]
    National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC).
    Correctional Industry programs contribute to the successful reentry of offenders by providing a structured environment for participants to learn the skills needed to obtain and retain post-release employment. Guided by evidence-based practices, Correctional Industries distinguishes itself by providing services that make an impact in reducing inmate recidivism. See how they make a significant difference in the lives of the offender population they serve and hear from national experts, correctiona... Read More
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    2 video DVDs (180 minutes)
    2011
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    Special Challenges Facing Parole
    National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). Center for Effective Public Policy (Philadelphia, PA); National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC).
    This guide is designed to “lay out the context, summarize the key issues, highlight the recent research, and provide suggestions about where to find more extensive and detailed resources” about special populations parole boards may have contact with (p. xiii). Seven chapters are contained in this publication: sex offenders; offenders who have significant mental health concerns; offenders who have significant substance abuse problems; women offenders; aging or geriatric offenders; youthful/juveni... Read More
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    64 pages
    2011
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    ITIP Toolkit: A Guide for Working with Curriculum Developers
    By Gurnell, Betty; Bergeron, Renee. National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC).
    This user-friendly tool kit is: grounded in research; follows and promotes the use of the ADDIE (Analyze, Design, Develop, Implement, and Evaluate) model and ITIP (Instructional Theory Into Practice) format; and provides “a mechanism for the user to work with curriculum designers to set expectations, then to review, evaluate and give feedback on the curriculum as it is being developed” (p. ii). This publication is divided into six parts: purpose of the tool kit and its components; ADDIE Instruct... Read More
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    56 pages
    2011
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    Evidence-Based Policy, Practice, and Decisionmaking: Implications for Paroling Authorities
    By Carter, Madeline. National Institute of Corrections. Community Corrections Division (Washington, DC). Center for Effective Public Policy (Silver Spring, MD); National Institute of Corrections. Community Corrections Division (Washington, DC).
    New parole board members and parole executives should read this publication. It “examines information emerging from research on evidence-based practice and decisionmaking in parole and the implications of these findings for paroling authorities” (p. viii). Five chapters comprise this document: evidence-based policy, practice, and decisionmaking—what it is and why paroling authorities should be interested in it; significant research findings regarding risk reduction—implications for paroling auth... Read More
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    43 p.
    2011
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    Corrections & Mental Health
    National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC); USIS/Labat, Inc. (McLean, VA).
    In recent years, an increasing number of persons with mental illness, including those who have co-occurring substance abuse disorders, have come into contact with the criminal justice system. Some estimates suggest that as many as two million men and women with mental health problems are involved with our country's community corrections, jail, and prison systems. The National Institute of Corrections (NIC) is highly concerned with the health and mental well-being both of those who work dilige... Read More
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    National Jail Exchange
    National Institute of Corrections. Jails Division (Washington, DC); USIS/Labat, Inc. (McLean, VA).
    The National Jail Exchange is the journal for the NIC Jails Division. The mission of the National Jail Exchange is to promote and provide a vehicle for the free and open exchange of ideas, information, and innovation among jails professionals. Our belief is that, collectively, professionals are likely to have developed successful strategies to meet challenges that arise. Jails professionals and the local governments, states, communities, staff, and inmates they serve and represent benefit greatl... Read More
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    The Greening of Corrections: Creating a Sustainable System
    By Feldbaum, Mindy; Greene, Frank; Kirschenbaum, Sarah; Mukamal, Debbie; Welsh, Megan; Pinderhughes, Raquel. National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). AED. National Institute for Work and Learning (Washington, DC); National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC).
    What are viable strategies for cutting costs while protecting the public’s safety? Corrections can achieve some substantial cost savings in sustainability or greening strategies. This publication “provides correctional professionals with a framework to gain a general understanding of sustainability practices and principles and to identify examples of operations, programs, and management strategies for self-sustaining facilities” (p. ii). Sections of this publication include: introduction; greeni... Read More
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    76 pages
    2011
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    Jail Design Guide
    National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC).
    This guide “discusses current correctional standards and architectural principles that are important to building a cost-efficient jail to meet a locality’s particular needs” (p. xix). It will be highly useful for anyone involved in the planning, design, and construction of a new jail. Chapters are divided into four parts - getting started, major design considerations, functional components, and special considerations – and include: introduction; predesign planning; site selection and design; ima... Read More
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    338 pages
    2011
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    Thinking for a Change: Integrated Cognitive Behavior Change Program
    By Bush, Jack; Glick, Barry; Taymans, Juliana. National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC).
    Thinking for a Change (T4C) is the innovative, evidence-based cognitive behavioral curriculum from the National Institute of Corrections (NIC) that has broadly influenced the correctional field and the way correctional facilitators work with offenders and inmates. The program can be delivered to correctional clients by facilitators who have been trained to do so. Studies have shown that, when implemented with integrity, it can reduce recidivism among offenders. Lessons comprising this manual are... Read More
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    Proceedings of the Large Jail Network Meeting Aurora, Colorado March 20-22, 2011
    By Clem, Constance. National Institute of Corrections. Jails Division (Washington, DC); Clem Information Strategies (Longmont, CO).
    Sections contained in these proceedings include: about this Large Jail Network (LJN) meeting; meeting highlights; Legal Issues in Jails – 2011 by William C. Collins; Jail Suicide Prevention Workshop with Lindsay Hayes; Effectively Using Data with Policy Makers by Michael Jones; Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA) Update and Toolkit—A Glance at LJN and PREA by Andie Moss and Recap of Attorney General Meeting on PREA Standards by Mitch Lucas; Leadership Toolkit by Mike Jackson; Association Updates ... Read More
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    89 pages
    2011
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    Assessing Local Pretrial Justice Functions: A Handbook for Providing Technical Assistance
    National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC).
    This guide “presents a protocol designed to produce high-quality technical assistance for the front end of the criminal justice system—the pretrial justice stage” (p. iii). Sections contained in this publication are: basic obligations of a technical assistance (TA) provider; preparation for the site visit; conducting the site visit; people who should be interviewed and areas of inquiry; after the site visit; characteristics of effective technical assistance; and logistics of acting as a consult... Read More
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    39 pages
    2011
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    The Future of Parole as a Key Partner in Assuring Public Safety
    Center for Effective Public Policy (Philadelphia, PA); National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC).
    “This paper provides suggestions and examples about how these key decisionmaking functions of parole [which offenders participate in which programs, when, and for how long] can be shaped to target resources effectively according to the principles of risk, need, and responsivity” (p. viii). Sections of this publication include: introduction; historical context; the cusp of change; parole at the crossroads; resources to support parole’s new role; targets of excellence in paroling authority decisio... Read More
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    29 pages
    2011
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    Paroling Authorities’ Strategic Planning and Management for Results
    National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). Center for Effective Public Policy (Philadelphia, PA); National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC).
    Individuals involved in making sure their parole agency’s goals are being met need to read this paper. It provides guidance for a paroling authority in “defining its vision and mission, assembling information and resources to accomplish its goals, and putting into place appropriate management and performance measurement systems to carry out its objectives and measure its progress” (p. v). Six chapters are contained in this publication: craft your vision and mission statements; assess your organi... Read More
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    33 pages
    2011
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    Administrative Guide: Offender Workforce Development Specialist Partnership Training Program
    National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC).
    A description of the Offender Workforce Development Specialist (OWDS) Partnership Training Program is provided. “This administrative guide provides an overview of the training program, including its benefits and requirements…and information needed to make an informed decision for participating in the training program, including the criteria for selecting a qualified, multidisciplinary team of trainees” (p. 1). The following sections comprise this guide: overview of the training program; introduc... Read More
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    36 pages
    2011
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    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
    2011
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    Measuring What Matters: Outcome and Performance Measures for the Pretrial Services Field
    National Institute of Corrections. Pretrial Executives Network (Washington, DC).
    “This monograph presents recommended outcome and performance measures and mission-critical data … [that] will enable pretrial service agencies to gauge more accurately their programs’ effectiveness in meeting agency and justice system goals” (p. v). Sections of this publication include introduction, outcome measures, performance measures, mission-critical data, setting targets, and examples of pretrial release program measures.... Read More
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    24 pages
    2011
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    Offender Workforce Development Services Makes an Impact
    By Lichtenberger, Eric; Weygandt, Scott. National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC).
    Results from an ongoing evaluation project on the effectiveness of offender workforce development (OWD) services are presented. “Drug and alcohol abuse and/or not continuing substance abuse treatment was identified as almost a universal barrier to post-release success” (p. 67). Those individuals that receive OWD services have a recidivism rate 33% lower than the comparison group.... Read More
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    2011
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    Reduce Costs, Lower Risks, Enhance Healthcare Services: The Promise of Effective Pharmaceutical Management [Satellite/Internet Broadcast]
    National Institute of Corrections Academy (Aurora, CO).
    As jurisdictions across the nation attempt to do more with less, the effects of pharmacy management today will have long lasting and costly effects on the broader health care outcomes of tomorrow, in particular, the effectiveness of treatments for inmates with chronic illnesses, infectious diseases and comorbidities. This program will provide clarity around pharmacy management, why it is important to all jurisdictions, and methods for improving existing operations. This 3-hour program broadca... Read More
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    2011
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    Bibliotherapy for Cynics Revisited: Commentary on One Year Longitudinal Study of the Psychological Effects of Administrative Segregation
    By Gendreau, Paul; Theriault, Yvette. National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC).
    “A research study in Colorado recently found that administrative segregation has little effect on the psychological well-being of prisoners. We review the Colorado report, finding support for it in other research studies on the effects of prison life, solitary confinement, and sensory deprivation. However, we argue that the Colorado results must be replicated and ultimately only meta-analyses will confirm the utility of their findings to effect sound policies. Finally, some research and clinica... Read More
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    2011
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    Environmental Scan 2011
    National Institute of Corrections Information Center (Aurora, CO).
    “Beginning in the late 1990’s, the National Institute of Corrections (NIC) Information Center began scanning social, economic and corrections issues to inform the development of programs and services offered by NIC. This report, now in its 6th edition, has continued to evolve into a popular tool that is also used by corrections practitioners to inform their work in jails, prisons and community corrections. Since there are many issues beyond what is addressed in this environmental scan that poten... Read More
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    40 pages
    2011
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    Offender Employment Retention: Worth the Work [Satellite/Internet Broadcast]
    National Institute of Corrections Academy (Aurora, CO).
    According to the Bureau of Justice Statistics, more than 700,000 individuals are released from prisons yearly—with an additional 9 million adults cycling through local jails. Research indicates that employment is an important component of successful reentry, but most offender programs do not address the complex behavioral health issues that impact the offender’s ability to obtain and retain gainful employment while remaining crime free. Offender programming should target individuals at high r... Read More
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    2 video DVDs (180 minutes)
    2011
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    Motivational Interviewing (with a Criminal Justice Focus): An Annotated Bibliography
    National Institute of Corrections Information Center (Aurora, CO).
    Motivational Interviewing (MI) was introduced to the field of corrections in the 1990s through the Evidence-based Practices (EBP) Model as a method for enhancing intrinsic motivation. Since that time, agencies throughout the U.S., in all criminal justice settings, have—to a greater or lesser degree—explored if, when, and how to implement this approach to communicating, building rapport, and tapping into the internal motivation of the clients and staff members they work with. This annotated bi... Read More
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    18 pages
    2011
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    Essential Skills for New Supervisors
    National Institute of Corrections Academy (Aurora, CO).
    Making the transition from line staff to supervisor calls for developing new skills and competencies as well as a major shift in mindset from doing one’s own work to supervising the work of others. This program focuses on core competencies for supervisors. These competencies include developing personal and professional goals, demonstrating leadership, solving problems, thinking critically, making decisions, managing conflict, coaching, counseling, providing discipline, and encouraging staff p... Read More
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    2011
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    APEX: Building the Model and Beginning the Journey
    By Cebula, Nancy; Lantz, Theresa; Ward, Tom. National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). People in Charge LLC (Boulder, CO); National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC).
    “Through extensive research and analysis, the National Institute of Corrections (NIC) is offering the field of corrections a comprehensive business model entitled the APEX (Achieving Performance Excellence) Initiative. The APEX Initiative is an agency-driven systems approach to building capacity for higher organizational performance, best practices, data-driven decisionmaking using multiple self-assessment tools, and a Guidebook series with strategies, interventions, and pathways. The APEX Publi... Read More
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    56 pages
    2011
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    Bibliography: Thinking for a Change and Cognitive-Behavioral Programs
    By NIC Information Center. National Institute of Corrections Information Center (Aurora, CO).
    “This brief bibliography contains research supporting Thinking for a Change as well as CBT programs for offenders generally” (p. 2). Four resources are included regarding the Thinking for a Change Offender Behavior Program along with nine items about cognitive-behavioral programs (some of these discussing T4C among others).... Read More
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    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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    2011
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    Proceedings of the Large Jail Network Meeting Aurora, Colorado September 19-21, 2011
    By Clem, Constance. National Institute of Corrections. Jails Division (Washington, DC); Clem Information Strategies (Longmont, CO).
    Sections contained in these proceedings include: about this Large Jail Network (LJN) meeting; meeting highlights; “Recovering the Prince George’s County Jail” by Mary Lou McDonough and Gregory O. Harris; Employee Management—Applicants, Discipline, and Rumor Control—“Preventing and Handling Staff Issues” by Marilyn Chandler Ford and “Steering Through Storms” by Curtis Flowers; Technology Updates—“Pilot Project: Remote Visitation” by Debra Campbell and “Technology: What is Out There?” by Glenn Kur... Read More
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    83 pages
    2011
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    Proceedings of the Large Jail Network Meeting Aurora, Colorado March 18-20, 2012
    By Clem, Constance. National Institute of Corrections. Jails Division (Washington, DC); Clem Information Strategies (Longmont, CO).
    Sections contained in these proceedings include: about this Large Jail Network (LJN) meeting; meeting highlights; “Program Session: Legal Issue Update” by William C. Collins; Program Session: Technology Update” by Glenn Kurtz; “Program Session: Inmate Behavior Management” by Randy Demory; “Program Session: Regulatory Investigations Affecting Jails” by Tim Ryan; open forum; legislation and association news; and Large Jail Network business.... Read More
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    89 pages
    2010
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    Proceedings of the Large Jail Network Meeting Aurora, Colorado March 28-30, 2010
    By Clem, Constance. National Institute of Corrections. Jails Division (Washington, DC); Clem Information Strategies (Longmont, CO).
    Sections contained in these proceedings include: about this Large Jail Network (LJN) meeting; meeting take-aways in brief; coping skills with and for staff in fiscally tight times; the trend of medical issues in the future; creating a culture of leadership; creative efficiencies in the booking area; R.I.S.E. (ccc) program; legal update; open forum; legislation update, ACA Core Standards, American Correctional Association and American Jail Association news; and LJN business.... Read More
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    2010
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    Proceedings of the Large Jail Network Meeting Aurora, Colorado September 13-15, 2010
    By Clem, Constance. National Institute of Corrections. Jails Division (Washington, DC); Clem Information Strategies (Longmont, CO).
    Sections contained in these proceedings include: about this Large Jail Network (LJN) meeting; meeting take-aways in brief; core jail standards overview; accountability and leadership; accountability and leadership; battling complacency in line staff and first-level supervisors; managing staff medical leave; American Correctional Association and American Jail Association news and legislative update; addressing staff/inmate fraternization; substance abuse and self awareness; open forum; announceme... Read More
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    2010
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    Curriculum: Addressing Sexual Abuse of Youth in Custody
    National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). NIC/WCL Project Addressing Prison Rape (Washington, DC); National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC); American University. Washington College of Law (Washington, DC).
    “Addressing Sexual Abuse of Youth in Custody is a 36 hour educational program that focuses on the complex issues of sexual abuse of youth in custody—both staff abuse of youth and youth abuse of other youth.” Participants will be able to: understand the Prison Rape Elimination Act of 2003 (PREA) and identify its relevance to juvenile justice; identify components of adolescent development, sexuality and facility culture and understand their impact on sexual abuse of youth in custody; understand a ... Read More
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    The Effects of Solitary Confinement: Commentary on One Year Longitudinal Study of the Psychological Effects of Administrative Segregation
    By Smith, Peter Scharff. National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC).
    The author comments on research done by the Colorado Department of Corrections and the University of Colorado’s Department of Psychology concerning the effects of solitary confinement. Sections of this article include: the Colorado study; why available research was not used the authors of the Colorado study; available European studies on the effects of solitary confinement; social contact and contamination across groups; whether the study participants were harmed by solitary confinement prior to... Read More
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    National Institute of Corrections: Serving Jails for More Than 30 Years
    By Hutchinson, Virginia. National Institute of Corrections. Jails Division (Washington, DC).
    Anyone interested in the history of the National Institute of Corrections' Jails Division (since its creation in 1976) will find this article very interesting. Topics covered include: jail administration'training programs and networks, documents and DVDs, and technical assistance; inmate behavior management'training, documents and DVDs, and technical assistance; new jail planning'technical assistance and training and documents and DVDs; and jail standards and inspections.... Read More
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    Curriculum: Investigating Allegations of Staff Sexual Misconduct with Offenders: Facilitator’s Guide [Lesson Plans]
    National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). NIC/WCL Project on Addressing Prison Rape (Washington, DC); National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC); American University. Washington College of Law (Washington, DC).
    “Investigating Allegations of Staff Sexual Misconduct with Offenders is a 36-hour educational program that addresses the complex issues in investigations of staff on offender sexual abuse in correctional settings … The objectives of the training are to ensure that participants are able to: 1. Review the Prison Rape Elimination Act of 2003 (PREA) and identify its impact on investigations of staff sexual misconduct with persons under correctional supervision; 2. Understand a comprehensive approach... Read More
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    Competency Profile of a Regional Field Coordinator
    By Iszler, Bernie. National Institute of Corrections Academy (Aurora, CO).
    Regional field coordinators serve as liaisons to the National Institute of Corrections and are responsible for initiating, coordinating, and disseminating quality training initiatives and network resources responsive to the needs of correctional agencies. This document, in the format of a DACUM profile, outlines the duties and related tasks of regional field coordinators. It also summarizes the knowledge, attitudes, skills needed to enter this profession, in addition to past experience with oper... Read More
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    Putting the Pieces Together: Practical Strategies for Implementing Evidence-Based Practices
    By Clawson, Elyse; Guevara, Meghan. National Institute of Corrections. Community Corrections Division (Washington, DC). Crime and Justice Institute (CJI) (Boston, MA); National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC).
    Those new to the implementation of evidence-based practices (EBPs) will find this publication to be a great guide to the process. This manual is designed to be used “both as a checklist of key management concepts and as a reminder of important organizational issues that need to be addressed to achieve positive public safety outcomes in an evidence-based environment” (p. vii). There are six chapters contained in this publication: creating evidence-based community corrections systems; getting star... Read More
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    2010
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    TPC Case Management Handbook: An Integrated Case Management Approach
    By Burke, Peggy; Herman, Paul; Stroker, Richard; Giguere, Rachelle. National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC).
    “This handbook is designed for teams of correctional and noncorrectional staff at the policy, management, and line staff levels who have been charged with implementing improvements in supervision and case management that support an overall strategy to reduce recidivism and enhance community safety through successful offender reentry” (p.1). Seven chapters are contained in this publication: an overview of the Integrated Case Management (ICM) approach; the critical challenges and strengths of the ... Read More
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    2010
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    New Jail Planning: Getting It Right
    National Institute of Corrections. Jails Division (Washington, DC).
    This video explores the lessons learned by four communities that built new jails. The communities utilized the four major steps of the Facility Developmental Process model:
    • Determine the need and feasibility;
    • Decide to build, plan operations;
    • Design the jail;
    • And build the jail, plan the transition.... Read More
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    Programs and Activities: Tools for Managing Inmate Behavior
    By Martin, Mark D.; Kaledas, Richard J.. National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC).
    “This manual not only will provide guidance to practitioners on improving inmate programs, but will also demonstrate that even with minimal resources, correctional professionals can plan, implement, and evaluate programs while realizing the benefits of improved inmate behavior” (p.vi). Four chapters are contained in this publication: the value of keeping jail inmates productively occupied; the administrator’s role in supporting inmate programs and activities; planning, implementing, and evaluati... Read More
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    116 p.
    2010
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    Environmental Scan 2010
    National Institute of Corrections Information Center (Aurora, CO).
    "Beginning in the late 1990’s, the National Institute of Corrections (NIC) Information Center began scanning social, economic and corrections issues to inform the development of programs and services offered by NIC. This report, now in its 5th edition, has continued to evolve into a popular tool that is also used by corrections practitioners to inform their work in jails, prisons and community corrections. Since there are many issues beyond what is addressed in this environmental scan that poten... Read More
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    20 pages
    2010
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    Workplace Learning Annotated Bibliography
    National Institute of Corrections Information Center (Aurora, CO).
    The use of workplace learning in “building your organization into a dynamic and flexible one, capable of meeting contemporary challenges” is addressed (p. 2). Sixty-seven annotated citations are grouped according to what workplace learning is, its importance, how to implement it, and how workplace learning has been implemented.... Read More
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    2010
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    Context and Impact of Organizational Changes in State Corrections Agencies: A Study of Local Discourses and Practices in Kansas and Michigan
    By Rengifo, Andres F.; Stemen, Don. National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC).
    The impact of external and internal forces on “corrections policy innovation in which measures to control prison populations and enhance service delivery were implemented despite challenging institutional and social environments” is examined (p. 2). This is good reading for those agencies looking to implement their own strategies for correctional system reform. This report contains these sections: introduction; the context and dynamics of corrections reform—expanding capacity (1980 to early 1990... Read More
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    65 pages
    2010
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    Core Competencies: A Resource for Parole Board Chairs, Members, and Executive Staff
    By Stroker, Richard; Burke, Peggy, ed.; Gilligan, Leilah, ed.. National Institute of Corrections. Community Corrections Division (Washington, DC). Center for Effective Public Policy (Philadelphia, PA); National Institute of Corrections. Community Corrections Division (Washington, DC).
    New parole board members and parole executives should read this publication. It will introduce them to the core competencies they need to have to effectively execute their public responsibilities. Chapters cover: the broad context of parole work—parole’s function, purpose, and role in the criminal justice system, parole and other state or local entities, and legal and ethical issues; discharging duties effectively—leadership, strategic planning, emerging best practices and evidence-based practi... Read More
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    49 p.
    2010
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    Crisis Intervention Teams: An Effective Response to Mental Illness in Corrections [Satellite/Internet Broadcast]
    National Institute of Corrections Academy (Aurora, CO).
    Our nation’s jails, prisons, and community corrections agencies are confronted daily with substantial numbers of persons with mental illness in custody and under supervision. Mental illness in corrections demands an urgency of response, services, and care. Correctional staff have attempted to manage individuals suffering mental illness with varying degrees of success. In searching for meaningful methods of response, some agencies, in partnership with stakeholder communities, have implemented Cri... Read More
    VIDEO
    1 video DVD (149 min.)
    2010
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    Greening Corrections: People, Programs, and Practices
  • [Satellite/Internet Broadcast held July 14, 2010]
  • National Institute of Corrections Academy (Aurora, CO).
    This program seeks to increase environmental awareness among corrections professionals and focuses attention on the need to make correctional facilities more energy and resource efficient. This broadcast:
    • Explores the feasibility of introducing green collar job readiness training programs
    • Assesses correctional industries capability to adopt “green” practices
    • And identifies strategies to assess cost saving options for correctional agencies to operate “self sustaining” facilities and ... Read More
    VIDEO
    1 DVD (231 min.)
    2010
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    Employment and Female Offenders: An Update of the Empirical Research
    By Flower, Shawn M.. National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC).
    “The purpose of this bulletin is to explore the literature and summarize the empirical evidence related to the impact of employment on the criminal behavior of women” (p. 2). Sections comprising this publication are: female offender demographics; barriers to employment—overview, the role of the family and the community, time-management skills, and the role of agency; correctional education and vocational programs—education programs, vocational/technical programs, overall effectiveness of these p... Read More
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    24 pages
    2010
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    Hitting the Wall: Dealing with Stress in Corrections [Lesson Plan and Participant's Manual]
    National Institute of Corrections Academy. Regional Training Initiative. Central Region (N.P.).
    Issues surrounding stress in a correctional setting, like the effects, sources, and symptoms of stress, burnout, and coping strategies, are covered during this 6.5 hour course. Participants will be able to: define stress and identify the effects of stress; identify the sources of stress; identify the physical and behavioral symptoms of stress; define burnout and identify the stages of burnout; identify positive and negative coping strategies; summarize the key components of “My Pyramid”; recogni... Read More
    ZIP
    1 CD-ROM
    2010
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    Crisis Intervention Teams: A Frontline Response to Mental Illness in Corrections [Lesson Plans and Participant's Manual]
    National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC).
    The tools, strategies, and techniques that will allow corrections staff, mental health service providers, and advocates to work together to develop and implement a crisis intervention team (CIT) are presented. CITs help reduce crisis situations, improve safety, and promote better outcomes for persons with mental illness. Participants will learn: about the core elements of a locally developed and owned CIT for managing mental illness in prisons, jails, and community corrections; how to develop c... Read More
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    approximately 300 pages
    2010
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    Evidence-Based Practice Skills Assessment for Criminal Justice Organizations, Version 1.0
    By Ameen, Christine A.; Loeffler-Cobia, Jennifer. National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC); Crime and Justice Institute (CJI) (Boston, MA).
    “The Evidence-based Practice Skills Assessment (EBPSA) is a self-report measurement tool designed to gauge the extent to which correctional staff demonstrate the skills necessary to successfully implement Evidence-based Practices (EBP)” (p. 5). The EBPSA guide summarizes how using the EBPSA can enhance an organization’s ability to become a more effective evidence-based organization. A brief overview describes the development of the EBPSA. Additional sections address reliability analysis, scoring... Read More
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    56 pages
    2010
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    Direct Supervision Jails: The Role of the Administrator
    By Bogard, David; Hutchinson, Virginia A.; Persons, Vicci. National Institute of Corrections. Jails Division (Washington, DC).
    This guide provides jail administrators the necessary information they need to effectively perform their jobs. Chapters comprising this publication are: introduction; the jail administrator’s leadership role; recruiting, hiring, and promoting staff; training staff; supervising staff; determining the number of inmates one officer can supervise effectively; rotating housing unit staff assignments; ensuring that officers interact with inmates; addressing the isolation of the housing unit officer; d... Read More
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    84 p.
    2010
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    Jail Planning and Expansion: Local Officials and Their Roles, Second Edition
    By Robertson, James R.. National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC).
    This publication should be the first that elected officials and other policymakers turn to when developing jail facilities--either a new jail or expansion of an existing jail. All the participants’ roles, decisions they make, and the documents resulting from the process are covered. Sections of this manual explain: what the facility development process is; who the participants in the decision are; what types of decisions must be made; how much time and money are spent on each phase; and the nine... Read More
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    62 p.
    2010
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    Effectively Managing Aging and Geriatric Offenders
  • [Satellite/Internet Broadcast held March 11, 2010]
  • National Institute of Corrections Academy (Aurora, CO).
    This 3-hour program will interest anyone dealing with geriatric offenders. Issues covered during this presentation include:
    • Who geriatric offenders are
    • Awareness of their needs
    • Staff training
    • And special considerations for this population.
    Participants will be able to: develop criteria to identify geriatric offenders; describe challenges and options for training staff and improving day to day operations to better manage this population; identify strategies, includi... Read More

    2 video DVDs (146 min.)
    2010
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    Transition from Jail to Community Online Learning Toolkit
    National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC); Urban Institute (Washington, DC).
    This online learning resource is an essential ingredient in the development of programs designed to help offenders reenter the community upon their release from jail. This program contains the following nine modules: getting started; leadership, vision, and organizational culture; collaborative structure and joint ownership; data-driven understanding of local reentry; targeted intervention strategies; screening and assessment; transition plan development; targeted transition interventions; and s... Read More
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    2 p.
    2010
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    National Study of Jail Suicide: 20 Years Later
    By Hayes, Lindsay M.. National Institute of Corrections. Jails Division (Washington, DC). National Center on Institutions and Alternatives (NCIA) (Mansfield, MA); National Institute of Corrections. Jails Division (Washington, DC).
    This report “does more than simply present a calculation of suicide rates. It presents the most comprehensive updated information on the extent and distribution of inmate suicides throughout the country, including data on the changing face of suicide victims. Most important, the study challenges both jail and health-care officials and their respective staffs to remain diligent in identifying and managing suicidal inmates” (p.vii). Five chapters follow an executive summary: introduction; national... Read More
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    68 p.
    2010
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    Career Resource Centers: An Emerging Strategy for Improving Offender Employment Outcomes
    National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC); U.S. Dept. of Justice (Washington, DC); U.S. Dept. of Education (Washington, DC). National Institute of Corrections. Transition and Offender Workforce Development Division (Washington, DC).
    “This bulletin highlights the ways career resource centers are being used in jails , prisons, and community supervision offices to improve the long-term employment prospects of offenders” (p.1). Sections of this publication include: common elements of career resource centers; getting started; working with inmate career clerks; building community ties; role of assessment in career resource centers; technology resources; finding champions and overcoming resistance; and future directions. Also i... Read More

    18 p. + 1 computer disk; DVD-ROM
    2009
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    Facility Development Process
    By Liebert, Dennis; Elias, Gail; Robertson, James. National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC).
    A facility development process plan is provided. Process phases are noted along the top of this flowchart: project recognition, needs assessment, go—no go, design, bidding, go—no go, construction, occupancy, and post occupancy. Elements occupying different places in the phases are listed on the side—tasks and then process tracks of non facility alternatives, transition, site, capital and operational funding, project delivery method, outcomes, professional services acquisition, and building suppo... Read More
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    Sexual Violence in Women's Prisons and Jails: Results From Focus Group Interviews
    National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC); The Moss Group, Inc. (Washington, DC).
    Results from focus group interviews of correctional personnel from 2 women's facilities (one jail and one prison) are reported. Observations are presented according to the following areas: summary of findings; staff perspectives on sexual assault in women's correctional facilities; knowledge about sexual assault; inmate reports of sexual violence; role of previous violence and institutional behavior; characteristics of vulnerable and predatory female inmates; staff sexual misconduct -- conseque... Read More
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    20 p.
    2009
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    Labor and Employment Law: Tools for Prevention, Investigation and Discipline of Staff Sexual Misconduct in Custodial Settings
    By Carle, Susan D.; Tuznik, Kathy; Brand, Aaron; Smith, Brenda V., ed.. National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). NIC/WCL Project on Addressing Prison Rape (Washington, DC); American University. Washington College of Law (Washington, DC); National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC).
    "In light of PREA [Prison Rape Elimination Act], as well as the development of a growing body of other law aimed at eliminating sexual abuse of persons in custody, the NIC/WCL Project has prepares this publication addressing human resources concerns related to preventing staff sexual misconduct in custodial settings” (p. 1). Sections comprising this report are: introduction; prevention—hiring, on-the-job prevention policies, specific policies in the public employment context, and implementing pr... Read More
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    38 p.
    2009
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    Implementing Evidence-Based Policy and Practice in Community Corrections: Second Edition
    By Guevara, Meghan; Solomon, Enver. National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC); Crime Justice Institute (Boston, MA).
    A “guide for [community corrections] agencies to transform themselves into evidence-based organizations” is provided (p.xv). Six chapters follow an executive summary: what evidence-based practice is; the integrated model; the principles of effective intervention; implementing evidence-based principles; leading organizational change and development; and collaboration for systemic change. The appendixes include: research support gradient; the search conference; and key concepts in organizational d... Read More
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    71 p.
    2009
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    Using Labor Market Information to Promote Positive Employment Outcomes for Offenders
    By Rakis, John. National Institute of Corrections. Offender Workforce Development Division (Washington, DC). National Institute of Corrections. Offender Workforce Development Division (Washington, DC).
    “This instructional disk is intended to provide you with a comprehensive overview of Labor Market Information (LMI) and give you the informational tools to increase short-term and long-term employment outcomes for the offenders under your supervision.” Users will be able to: understand labor market information concepts and terms; identify key LMI resources and to know how to access them; use LMI to assist offenders in making career choices; use LMI to identify occupations that will experience jo... Read More

    1 computer disk; CD-ROM
    2009
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    Jail Capacity Planning Guide: A Systems Approach
    By Bennett, David M.; Lattin, Donna. National Institute of Corrections. Jails Division (Washington, DC).
    “This guide helps readers better understand the variables applied in jail capacity forecasting, provides more detail about the development of the jail snapshot (a jail assessment) and case-processing study (an analysis of adjudication decisions and timelines), and offers a framework for assessing key population management strategies across the system” (p. viii). Seven chapters comprise this publication: getting started; system assessment—jail population management strategies; the jail snapshot; ... Read More
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    81 p.
    2009
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    Legal Responses to Sexual Violence in Custody: State Criminal Laws Prohibiting Staff Sexual Abuse of Individuals under Custodial Supervision
    By Smith, Brenda V.; Yarussi, Jaime M.. National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). NIC/WCL Project on Addressing Prison Rape (Washington, DC); American University. Washington College of Law (Washington, DC); National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC).
    This publication provides an overview of “criminal laws explicitly prohibiting staff sexual interactions with adults and youth under correctional supervision...and examines trends in their enactment and amendment” (p. 1). Eight chapters are contained: an introduction to staff sexual misconduct—definitions; state criminal laws coverage of agencies and personnel; state criminal laws—prohibited contact; state criminal laws—defenses to staff sexual misconduct; state criminal laws—criminal penalties;... Read More
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    2009
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    Locking Up H1N1
    National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC).
    This 3-hour program, originally broadcast December 9, 2009, and hosted by the National Institute of Corrections, will address the issue of correctional facility operations and H1N1 (swine flu). The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and criminal justice agencies have joined forces to provide some practical strategies for prevention and control. Participants of this satellite/Internet broadcast will be able to: define the current status of the H1N1 pandemic, including perspectives on i... Read More

    3 computer disks; DVD-ROM (162 min) + 1 computer disk; CD-ROM
    2009
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    The Six Moving Parts of Correctional Training Effectiveness
    By Morton, Gregory R.; Shepherd, Aaron. National Institute of Corrections Academy. Western Region (N.P.).
    The "concept of 'The Six Moving Parts of Correctional Employee Training,' a model for integrating strategy into the organization's approach to training" is presented (p.1). Sections of this publication are: introduction; overview of the model's components; moving part 1 -- organizational readiness; moving part 2 -- curriculum selection; moving part 3 -- delivery methodology; moving part 4 -- participant engagement; moving part 5 -- workplace reinforcement; moving part 6 -- impact evaluation; sum... Read More
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    60 pages
    2009
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    Emergency Preparedness Self-Audit Checklist for Smaller Jails [and] Emergency Preparedness Self-Audit Checklist for Larger Jails
    National Institute of Corrections. Jails Division (Washington, DC).
    Anyone preparing for an audit of their jail will find one of these check lists indispensable. This collection contains two chapters from “A Guide to Preparing for and Responding to Jail Emergencies: Self-Audit Checklists, Resource Materials, Case Studies” (NIC no. 023494): “Section 3--Emergency Preparedness Self-Audit Checklist for Smaller Jails”; and “Section 4--Emergency Preparedness Self-Audit Checklist for Larger Jails”.... Read More
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    77 p. [14 p., 63 p.]
    2009
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    Corrections Budgets in Free Fall: Finding Opportunities in Turbulent Times [Satellite/Internet Broadcast held on April 15, 2009]
    National Institute of Corrections Academy (Aurora, CO).
    Budget reductions don’t discriminate. Correctional agencies are being hit hard in these tough economic times with no relief from mandates. Prisons, jails, and community corrections are all faced with increasing workloads, combined with diminishing resources. Amid the worsening financial crisis, there are opportunities to implement evidence-based strategies that can maximize resources while preserving public safety. This 3-hour program provides an overview of opportunities that can help corre... Read More
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    2 computer disks; DVD-ROM (158 min.) + 1 computer disk; CD-ROM
    2009
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    Innovative Reentry Strategies: The Emerging Role of Correctional Industries [Satellite/Internet Broadcast held October 7, 2009]
    National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC).
    This program focuses on presenting new reentry strategies and highlight specific programs around the country that reflect best practices. Imagine a reentry program that reduces recidivism, changes lives, and makes prisons and jails safer with little or no cost to taxpayers. Such a program has been around for decades. It is correctional industries, an effective model for preparing offenders for employment upon release. The elements of this strategy include skills certification, positive change, c... Read More
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    2 DVDs (157 min.) + 1 CD
    2009
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    Chief Jail Inspectors' Network Meeting Proceedings, 2009
    National Institute of Corrections. Jails Division (Washington, DC).
    Proceedings from the 11th annual two day Chief Jail Inspectors' Meeting are presented. Topics discussed include: meeting overview and highlights; introduction; ACA CORE Standards update; NSA Committee update; federal agency update; New Jersey Information System; Ohio report—changes ahead for Ohio jails; data collection; construction trends; alternatives to incarceration; Justice Policy Institute article—“Jailing Communities”; doing everything with nothing; NIC update; Jail Transition/Reentry to ... Read More
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    182 p.
    2009
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    Proceedings of the Large Jail Network Meeting Aurora, Colorado September 21-23, 2009
    By Clem, Constance. National Institute of Corrections. Jails Division (Washington, DC); Clem Information Strategies (Longmont, CO).
    Sections contained in these proceedings include: about this Large Jail Network (LJN) meeting; PREA (Prison Rape Elimination Act) overview; Successful pre-trial release and criminal justice system collaborations; national legislation and policy update; ADA, CRIPA, and LEP (Americans with Disabilities Act, Civil Rights if Institutionalized Persons Act, and limited-English-speaking persons); middle management training programs for jail professionals; social media in jails; open forum; and LJN busin... Read More
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    61 pages
    2009
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    Fifty State Survey of Juvenile Sex Offender Registration Requirements
    National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). NIC/WCL Project on Addressing Prison Rape (Washington, DC); American University. Washington College of Law (Washington, DC); National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC).
    State requirements for the registration of juvenile sex offenders are compiled and presented. Responses (if given) are reported for: registrable offenses; information maintained in sex offender registry; statutory basis for juvenile sex offender registration; duration of registration; community notification and website; and limitations on residency or employment.... Read More
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    254 pages
    2009
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    State Criminal Laws Prohibiting Sexual Abuse of Individuals Under Community Corrections Supervision
    National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). NIC/WCL Project on Addressing Prison Rape (Washington, DC); American University. Washington College of Law (Washigton, DC); National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC).
    This map shows those states that do or do not have laws prohibiting the sexual abuse of individuals under community corrections supervision.... Read More
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    1 page
    2009
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    State Criminal Laws Prohibiting Sexual Abuse of Individuals in Custody
    National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). NIC/WCL Project on Addressing Prison Rape (Washington, DC); American University. Washington College of Law (Washigton, DC); National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC).
    This map shows those states that do or do not have laws prohibiting the sexual abuse of individuals in custody.... Read More
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    1 page
    2009
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    State Criminal Laws Prohibiting Sexual Abuse of Individuals in Lock-Ups
    National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). NIC/WCL Project on Addressing Prison Rape (Washington, DC); American University. Washington College of Law (Washigton, DC); National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC).
    This map shows those states that do or do not have laws prohibiting the sexual abuse of individuals in lock-ups.... Read More
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    1 page
    2009
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    State Criminal Laws Prohibiting Sexual Abuse of Individuals in Jails
    National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). NIC/WCL Project on Addressing Prison Rape (Washington, DC); American University. Washington College of Law (Washigton, DC); National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC).
    This map shows those states that do or do not have laws prohibiting the sexual abuse of individuals in jails.... Read More
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    1 page
    2009
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    State Criminal Laws Prohibiting Sexual Abuse of Individuals Under Correctional Supervision: Consent as a Defense
    National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). NIC/WCL Project on Addressing Prison Rape (Washington, DC); American University. Washington College of Law (Washigton, DC); National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC).
    This map shows those states that do or do not have laws addressing the issue of consent in a relationship between staff and inmates.... Read More
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    1 page
    2009
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    From the Battlefront to the Homefront: Welcoming Employees Back to Work
    National Institute of Corrections Academy (Aurora,CO).
    The government deploys thousands of valuable corrections employees to serve the country each year. Thus, it is in the best interest of correctional agencies to be proactive in establishing programs that ease the process of deployment and the employees’ return to work. This 3-hour program, broadcast on May 13, 2009, addresses strategies to help manage the effect of these deployments on an organization by accessing existing programs and resources. Participants will be able to: raise awareness o... Read More
    SMI
    2 computer disks; DVD-ROM (160 min.) + 1 computer disk; CD-ROM
    2009
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    Fifty State Survey of Vulnerable Persons Statutes
    National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). NIC/WUL Project on Addressing Prison Rape (Washington, DC); American University. Washington College of Law (Washington, DC); National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC).
    This document provides information regarding enacting state, statute number, statute title, coverage, definitions and notes, penalties, and applicability to youth for criminal laws prohibiting the abuse of individuals by their caregivers.... Read More
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    2009
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    Technical Assistance, Information, and Training for Adult Corrections: All Corrections Disciplines, Jails, Prisons, [and] Community Corrections [Service Plan: October 1, 2009 - September 30, 2010]
    National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC).
    The National Institute of Correction's (NIC's) Service Plan for fiscal year 2010 contains opportunities available to those working in local, state, and federal corrections. Programming, information services, the NIC Learning Center, technical assistance, distance learning via satellite/Internet broadcasts, NIC training programs at the National Corrections Academy in Aurora (CO), NIC-paid training beyond Aurora (CO), and partnership programs are described.... Read More
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    112 p.
    2009
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    National Directory of Programs for Women with Criminal Justice Involvement
    National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC).
    Programs related to women involved with the criminal justice system are displayed by state. Information given (if provided) for each program listed are program description, agency information, program contact, related programs, who is helped, and additional information (i.e., stages of criminal justice, areas of service, keywords, program evaluation, and published curriculum availability.... Read More
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    The Mentally Ill in Jail: Whose Problem Is It Anyway? [Satellite/Internet Broadcast]
    National Institute of Corrections. Academy Division (Aurora, CO).
    This 3-hour program, originally broadcast July 15, 2009, provides an overview of opportunities that can help your organization prepare to work with persons suffering from mental illness in jails. Mental health issues in the criminal justice system are a community wide problem, and corrections stakeholders, including government officials and corrections personnel, all have a role in identifying creative programs and solutions that tackle the problem at its core. This broadcast investigates the sc... Read More
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    3 computer disks; DVD-ROM (159 min.) + 1 computer disk; CD-ROM
    2009
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    Fifty State Survey of Adult Sex Offender Registration Requirements
    National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). NIC/WCL Project on Addressing Prison Rape (Washington, DC); American University. Washington School of Law (Washington, DC); National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC).
    State requirements for the registration of adult sex offenders are compiled and presented. Responses (if given) are reported for: registrable offenses; whether those individuals convicted of staff sexual misconduct need to register; information maintained in sex offender registry; community notification and website; limitations on residency or employment; and duration of registration.... Read More
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    2009
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    State Laws Prohibiting Sexual Abuse of Individuals in Custody Checklist
    NIC/WCL Project on Addressing Prison Rape (Washington, DC); National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC); Washington College of Law (Washington, DC).
    Information regarding state laws that prohibit sexual abuse of offenders is presented. Data provided (if available) includes: statutes; coverage of all forms of sexual misconduct; agency coverage related to secure confinement facilities, community corrections, juvenile, and private; personnel coverage related to correctional employees, volunteers, juvenile workers, and contractors; defenses; and penalties.... Read More
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    29 p.
    2009
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    Inmate Behavior Management: The Key to a Safe and Secure Jail
    By Hutchinson, Virginia; Keller, Kristin; Reid, Thomas. National Institute of Corrections. Jails Division (Washington, DC).
    This guide “presents six key elements that, in combination, will help jails reduce a wide array of negative, destructive, and dangerous inmate behavior” (p. v). These elements are: assessing risk and needs; assigning inmates to housing; meeting inmates’ basic needs; defining and conveying expectations for inmate behavior; supervising inmates; and keeping inmates productively occupied.... Read More
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    16 p.
    2009
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    Fifty-State Survey of Criminal Laws Prohibiting Sexual Abuse of Individuals in Custody
    NIC/WCL Project on Addressing Prison Rape (Washington, DC); National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC); Washington College of Law (Washington, DC).
    This document provides information regarding enacting state, statute number, statute title, coverage, definition and notes, penalties, and defenses (if given) for criminal laws prohibiting sexual abuse of inmates by staff.... Read More
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    2009
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    Large Jail Network Meeting, March 29-31. 2009, Aurora, Colorado
    By Clem, Constance. Clem Information Strategies (Longmont, CO); National Institute of Corrections. Jails Division (Washington, DC).
    Contents of these proceedings are: introduction; meeting take-aways in brief; illegal alien programs; proactive discipline, part 2; PREA update; intersex and transgender issues; Legal Issues in Jails--2009; open forum; announcements; LJN business; final meeting agenda; participant list; and index of past LJN meeting topics.... Read More
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    61 p.
    2009
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    Fifty State Survey of Official Misconduct Statutes
    National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). NIC/WCL Project on Addressing Prison Rape (Washington, DC); American University. Washington School of Law (Washington, DC); National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC).
    Statutes regarding staff misconduct are compiled and reported. Each entry supplies the following information (if provided): statute; definitions; procedure; criminal penalty; and administrative penalty.... Read More
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    205 p.
    2009
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    Implementing Motivational Interviewing in Correctional Settings: An Interview with Dr. William Miller
    National Institute of Corrections Academy (Aurora, CO).
    This presentation is an extended interview with Dr. William Miller regarding the utilization of motivational interviewing (MI) in correctional settings. Topics discussed include:
    • Background of MI
    • MI in corrections
    • How MI works
    • The spirit of MI
    • Implementing MI
    • MI applications and assessment
    • Brief and one-time MI
    • Essentials of MI
    • MI roll-out and training
    • The supervisor’s role
    • MI research
    • And implications for policy makers, supervis... Read More

    1 computer disk; DVD-ROM (142 min.) + 1 computer disk; CD-ROM
    2009
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    Report to the Congress of the United States on the Activities of the Department of Justice in Relation to the Prison Rape Elimination Act (Public Law 108-79)
    National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC).
    Covering the calendar year 2007, this fifth annual report to Congress summarizes the activities of the Office of Justice Programs and the National Institute of Corrections to curtail prison rape. In addition to an introduction and background, this report reviews activities and accomplishments for the: Office of Justice Programs (OJP); National Institute of Justice (NIJ) -- legislative mandate and research awards and activities; Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) -- legislative mandate, expert pa... Read More
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    43 p.
    2009
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    Creating a Workforce Development Culture to Reduce Reincarceration
    National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC); U.S. Dept. of Justice (Washington, DC); U.S. Dept. of Education (Washington, DC). National Institute of Corrections. Transition and Offender Workforce Development Division (Washington, DC).
    This document highlights Vermont’s Workforce Development Program. Male participants that successfully completed the program lowered their reincarceration rate from 74% to 59% at six months following release, females lowered their rate from 63% to 38%. Topics discussed include:
    • Creating a unique workforce culture
    • Habits of Mind curriculum
    • Workplace application
    • Evidence of effectiveness
    • Program replication
    • Future of the program
    • ... Read More
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    12 p.
    2009
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    How to Run a Direct Supervision Housing Unit: For Existing Direct Supervision Jails
  • [Lesson Plans, Slides & Participant Manual]
  • National Institute of Corrections. Jails Division (Washington, DC). National Institute of Corrections. Jails Division (Washington, DC).
    Developed for line staff of existing direct supervision jails, this training progam provides effective inmate management techniques that will enable participants to operate a direct supervision housing unit. This program contains the following modules:
    • Introduction;
    • Orientation to direct supervision;
    • Officer role in the unit–influencing behavior;
    • Direct supervision housing unit strategies;
    • Time management in the unit;
    • Managing inmate behavior;
    • Managing differences and di... Read More
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    approximately 300 pages
    2008
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    Large Jail Network Meeting, September 24-26, 2008, Aurora, Colorado
    National Institute of Corrections. Jails Division (Washington, DC).
    Topics discussed include: strategies for the promotion of staff to jail management positions; faith-based programs in the correctional environment—whether the pros outweigh the cons and programming; emerging technologies—radio interoperability, biometrics, global positioning system (GPS), radio frequency identification (RFID), detection, telemedicine, information sharing, and mapping; proactive discipline—maintaining organizational effectiveness and how to get people to perform for you; and an o... Read More
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    67 p.
    2008
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    Improving Pretrial Assessment and Supervision in Colorado
    By Jones, Michael R.; Ferrere, Sue. National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). LIS, Inc. (Longmont, CO); National Institute of Corrections Information Center (Aurora, CO).
    The Colorado Improving Supervised Pretrial Release (CISPR) Project, an innovative pretrial initiative, is described. This article contains these sections; introduction; aims of the CISPR Project; and CISPR phases -- develop statistically validated pretrial release risk assessment instrument, match risks and interventions, educate system stakeholders, prepare documentation, assist with local implementation, and solidify progress. Phase I should last through 2008 with following phases continuing ... Read More
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    5 p.
    2008
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    Pretrial Defendants: Are They Getting Too Much of a Good Thing?
    By Hankey, Barbara M.. National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). LIS, Inc. (Longmont, CO); National Institute of Corrections Information Center (Aurora, CO).
    The use of the Step Forward program offered by the Oakland County Community Corrections Division (OCCCD) is explained. This article covers: programmatic approach -- intake assessments, case planning, services and interventions, case management, and sanctions and incentives; burning questions such as justifying the use of Step Forward by pretrial defendants and determining where to draw the line for pretrial failure; success rates compared; and next steps. Step Forward has a 93% success rate for... Read More
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    5 p.
    2008
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    Charge Speciality and Revictimization by Defendants Charged with Domestic Violence Offenses
    By Kennedy, Spurgeon. National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). LIS, Inc. (Longmont, CO); National Institute of Corrections Information Center (Aurora, CO).
    Results from a study of the non-specialization of individuals charged with domestic violence (DV) and the relationship between DV and assaultive and criminal behaviors are reported. Sections of this article are: background; profile of domestic violence arrestees; risk factors and DV specialization; comparative failure rates; and conclusions. The most common rearrest charges for DV defendants are failure to appear (20.4%), contempt (7.1%), and simple assault (5.3%).... Read More
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    10 p.
    2008
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    Pretrial Rearrests Among Domestic Violence Defendants in New York City
    By Peterson, Richard R.. National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). LIS, Inc. (Longmont, CO); National Institute of Corrections Information Center (Aurora, CO).
    Pretrial rearrest among New York domestic violence (DV) defendants is examined. Sections contained in this article are: background; identifying DV and non-DV cases; offense patterns of DV and non-DV defendants; and conclusions. Since 9% of DV defendants are rearrested on a new DV offense, "victims may be at considerable risk of threats, intimidation, or retaliation during the pretrial period" (p. 38).... Read More
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    6 p.
    2008
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    Public & Media Relations: Take Control of Your Message
    National Institute of Corrections Academy (Aurora, CO).
    This training session covers strategies and techniques for effectively interacting with the press. Participants will be able to:
    • Control an interview;
    • Conduct a successful news conference;
    • Write a news release that gets attention;
    • Present one's case to the public;
    • Execute crisis communication plans during an emergency;
    • Identify and use interviewing skills;
    • Utilize strategies for communicating effectively;
    • And identify strategies for working with current and emerging m... Read More

    1 Data DVD (409 min.)
    2008
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    Managing Risk in Jails
    By Martin, Mark D.; Reiss, Claire Lee. National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC).
    "This manual will help jails both to understand risk and its implication for jails and to develop a formal, effective risk management program that uses all of the jail's basic resources (i.e., human, financial, property, partners, and reputation" (p. v). Chapters following an introduction are: understanding risk and its implications for jails; jail risk management issues and strategies; developing a risk management program; and organizational investments for managing risk. Appendixes provide re... Read More
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    91 p.
    2008
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    Simulated Online/Kiosk Job Application
    National Institute of Corrections. Offender Workforce Development Division (Washington, DC).
    Each year, more and more employers are requiring job applicants to apply online or at a computer kiosk. Offenders in prisons, jails, parole and probation offices, faith-based agencies, and community-based organizations can use this CD-ROM to practice completing an employment application using a computer that does not have access to the Internet. This simulation training program provides basic information about computerized employment applications, tips for completing online job applications,... Read More
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    1 CD-ROM
    2008
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    Large Jail Network Meeting, March 2-4, 2008, Aurora, Colorado
    National Institute of Corrections. Jails Division (Washington, DC).
    Contents of these proceedings are: introduction; key themes; session highlights; opening remarks; open forum; U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement 287(g) Program; contract services; media relations; workforce development; Legal Issues in Jails--2008; LJN business; final meeting agenda; participant list; and index of past LJN meeting topics.... Read More
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    84 p.
    2008
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    Topics in Community Corrections, Annual Issue 2008: Applying Evidence-Based Practices in Pretrial Services
    National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). LIS, Inc. (Longmont, CO); National Institute of Corrections Information Center (Aurora, CO).
    Articles in this issue include:
    • “Foreword” by Ken Rose
    • “A Framework for Implementing Evidence-Based Practices in Pretrial Services” by John Clark
    • “Advancing Evidence-Based Practices in the Pretrial Field” by Katie Green, Pat Smith, and Kristina Bryant
    • “Improving Pretrial Assessment and Supervision in Colorado” by Michael R. Jones and Sue Ferrere
    • “Pretrial Defendants: Are They Getting Too Much of a Good Thing?” by Barbara M. Hankey
    • “Charge Specialty and Revicti... Read More
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    40 p.
    2008
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    A Framework for Implementing Evidence-Based Practices in Pretrial Services
    By Clark, John. National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). LIS, Inc. (Longmont, CO); National Institute of Corrections Information Center (Aurora, CO).
    "This article presents a possible framework for developing research geared toward identifying evidence-based practices in pretrial services" (p. 4). Sections of this article are: limited pretrial research exists to support evidence-based practices; start with goals; use of the Pretrial Release Standards of the American Bar Association as objectives; tasks or objectives along with related issues that should be researched; and interpreting research findings to assimilate outcomes into practices.... Read More
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    7 p.
    2008
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    Advancing Evidence-Based Practices in the Pretrial Field
    By Green, Katie; Smith, Pat; Bryant, Kristina. National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). LIS, Inc. (Longmont, CO); National Institute of Corrections Information Center (Aurora, CO).
    The use of evidence-based practices in Virginia's pretrial system is discussed. This article has these sections:
    • Background;
    • Making a difference;
    • And the three most applicable principles of effective interventions.
    ... Read More
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    3 p.
    2008
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    TPC Reentry Handbook: Implementing the NIC Transition from Prison to the Community Model
    By Burke, Peggy B.. National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). Center for Effective Public Policy (Silver Spring, MD); National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC).
    “The TPC Reentry Handbook has been developed as a resource for a broad range of stakeholders involved in improving transition and reentry practices” (p.3). Chapters comprising this manual are: transition and reentry—a key public policy issue; the Transition from Prison to the Community (TPC) model; why and how to take on the challenge of transition and reentry—lessons from the eight TPC states (Georgia, Indiana, Michigan, Missouri, New York, North Dakota, Oregon, and Rhode Island); implementi... Read More
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    266 p.
    2008
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    NIC Fiscal Year 2009 Service Plan: Technical Assistance, Information, and Training for Adult Corrections
    National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC).
    The National Institute of Correction's (NIC's) Service Plan for fiscal year 2009 contains opportunities available to those working in local, state, and federal corrections. Programming, information services, technical assistance, distance learning via satellite/Internet broadcasts, NIC Learning Center, NIC training programs in Aurora (CO), NIC-paid training beyond Aurora (CO), and partnership programs are described. An application for individuals, statement of interest to host partnership progra... Read More
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    121 p.
    2008
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    Sharing Gang Intelligence Bridging the Gap: Corrections - Police - Educators [Satellite/Internet Broadcast]
    National Institute of Corrections Academy (Aurora, CO).
    Gangs are a growing national problem that all elements of the public safety community must effectively manage. Collaboration and information sharing are key to managing gangs effectively and safeguarding public and institutional safety. A diverse panel of experts addresses various processes, methods, technologies, partnerships, and information sharing programs related to gangs and their potential networks of intelligence. This broadcast will be of interest to police, corrections, military, and c... Read More
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    3 DVDs (249 min.) + 1 CD
    2008
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    Technical Resource Provider Handbook
    National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC).
    A guide for correctional service providers who deliver technical assistance or training for the National Institute of Corrections (NIC) is provided. Sections of this handbook include: purpose; background; scope of direct technical assistance; standards of professional conduct; eligibility to serve as a technical assistance provider (TRP); TRP selection; negotiation and authorization; travel arrangements; TRP reimbursement procedures; technical assistance report; agency evaluation of technical a... Read More
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    23 p.
    2008
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    The Transition from Jail to Community (TJC) Initiative
    Urban Institute (Washington, DC); National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC).
    The Transition from Jail to Community (TJC) initiative is described. “The TJC initiative is designed to advance coordinated and collaborative relations between jails and local communities to address reentry, leading to enhanced public safety, reduced recidivism, and improved individual reintegration processes” (p.1). Sections of this document are: introduction; jail transition—challenges and opportunities; the TJC model; system-level elements—leadership, vision, and organizational culture, colla... Read More
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    8 p.
    2008
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    General Guidelines for Cooperative Agreements
    National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC).
    These Guidelines “are meant to serve as a guide to assist recipients of awards from the National Institute of Corrections (NIC) in fulfilling their responsibilities for the management of cooperative agreements” (p.iv). This publication includes the following sections: introduction; financial and performance reports; general cooperative agreement administration; allowability of costs; accounting systems and financial records; and “Guidelines for Preparing and Submitting Manuscripts for Publicatio... Read More
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    82 p.
    2008
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    Comprehensive Framework for Paroling Authorities in an Era of Evidence-Based Practice
    By Campbell, Nancy M.. Campbell Consulting (Bainbridge Island, WA); National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC).
    A “framework that identifies the characteristics and competencies that paroling authorities must have to be effective in implementing evidence-based practices in the context of transition programs and services” is presented (p.8). These sections follow an executive summary: introduction; the impact of history on current reform efforts; the key elements of the parole process—the institutional, reentry, community, and discharge phases; the foundation of system effectiveness—evidence-based practice... Read More
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    103 p.
    2008
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    A Model for Social Justice: Collaboration Between Faith-Based and Community Organizations and Corrections: Highlights
    National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC).
    Highlights are provided of advice given by individuals from correctional agencies and faith-based and community organizations on how to create successful partnerships. Sections of this presentation are: understanding each other—questions and concerns; making partnerships work; legal issues; and getting started.... Read More
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    1 video DVD (17 min.)
    2008
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    No More “My Way or the Highway”: Embracing the 21st Century Workforce
  • [Satellite/Internet Broadcast held November 19,2008]
  • National Institute of Corrections Academy (Aurora, CO).
    Collaboration within today’s multigenerational workplace gets everybody involved with a common goal. Today’s workforce poses both challenges and opportunities for agency leaders. Developing effective strategies to recruit, communicate, train, retain, and lead staff is essential to high performance. Topics discussed during this 3-hour program will include the following:
    • Appreciating the strengths and weaknesses of each generation in the workplace
    • Recognizing the relationship betwee... Read More

    3 DVDs (156 min.) + 1 CD
    2008
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    Building Tomorrow's Workforce: An Effective Reentry Strategy [Satellite/Internet Broadcast held August 2008]
    National Institute of Corrections Academy (Aurora, CO).
    This program focuses on the history and benefits of correctional industries and ways to balance competing interests. Employment is a critical factor in successful reentry. Career assistance, life skills, and job training prior to release from jails or prisons increases the likelihood of success as individuals reenter the community. This, in conjunction with support from employers, social agencies, and faith-based community organizations, provides the foundation for individuals to remain in socie... Read More

    2 DVDs (172 min) + 1 CD
    2008
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    Women and Work: Gender Responsivity and Workforce Development
  • [Satellite/Internet Broadcast held September 24-25, 2008]
  • National Institute of Corrections Academy (Aurora, CO).
    This training program presents strategies for making women offender workplace development programs more responsive to their clients. Topics include:
    • Emerging evidence-based gender responsive practices
    • Information strategies and case management models
    • Career theories and assessment tools
    • Collaborative relationships that support effective reentry
    • How a history of criminal convictions impacts job search efforts
    • Women Offender Case Management Model (WOCMM)
    • Strengths and nee... Read More

    4 DVDs (353 min) + 1 CD
    2008
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    Evidence-Based Practices and Criminal Defense: Opportunities, Challenges, and Practical Considerations
    By Weibrecht, Kimberly A.. National Institute of Corrections. Community Corrections Division (Washington, DC). National Institute of Corrections. Community Corrections Division (Washington, DC); Crime and Justice Institute (Boston, MA).
    Guidance is provided to criminal defense attorneys concerning the use of evidence-based practices (EBP). Sections of this report include: executive summary; introduction; principles of EBP; the role of defense counsel as advocate in an EBP criminal justice system; the role of defense counsel as policy-maker; and conclusion.... Read More
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    35 p.
    2008
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    Prison Staffing Analysis: A Training Manual with Staffing Considerations for Special Populations
    By Camp, Camille Graham; Hardyman, Patricia L.; May, Robert; Camp, Camp, George E.. National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC).
    This manual provides guidance that “will enable an agency staffing administrator to set up an agency staffing analysis unit and produce a staffing analysis report for an entire agency” (p.xi). Chapters contained in this publication are: introduction -- correctional staffing issues; securing staff deployment policy; two models for managing the security staffing function; agency staffing unit; basic tasks of a staffing analysis; orchestrating the staffing analysis; agency and facility characterist... Read More
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    232 p.
    2008
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    Our System of Corrections: Do Jails Play a Role in Improving Offender Outcomes?
    By Christensen, Gary E.. National Institute of Corrections. Community Corrections Division (Washington, DC). National Institute of Corrections. Community Corrections Division (Washington, DC); Crime and Justice Institute (Boston, MA).
    "This document will review the role of jails and incarceration within United States' correctional systems and propose opportunities for jail officials to interact and collaborate with local criminal justice entities with the shared purpose of enhancing long-term public safety" (p. ix). Sections following an abstract include: practice within corrections -- does it work as a system; corrections within the U.S. -- the current context; evidence-based practice -- the effectiveness of criminal sancti... Read More
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    43 p.
    2008
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    Gender Responsive Classification Instruments for Women Offenders: What Do They Look Like and How Will They Improve Practice? [Lesson Plan]
    National Institute of Corrections Academy (Aurora, CO).
    This two-hour training session is for correctional managers wanting to implement risk and needs assessments for adult female offenders. Participants will: become familiar with gender-responsive assessments and approaches; and receive information regarding the adoption of the Women’s Risk and Needs Assessment instrument. Topics discussed include: evidence-based practice; risk/needs assessment; gender-neutral risk assessment; women offenders; gender-responsive concepts; risk assessment validation;... Read More

    12 p.
    2008
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    Using Research to Promote Public Safety: A Prosecutor's Primer on Evidence-Based Practice
    By Fahey, Jennifer A.. National Institute of Corrections. Community Corrections Division (Washington, DC). Crime and Justice Institute (Boston, MA); National Institute of Corrections. Community Corrections Division (Washington, DC).
    This paper “focus[es] primarily on those [evidence-based] intervention principles most likely to be encountered by the prosecution” (p.2). Sections following an executive summary are: introduction; prosecutorial duty; innovative research; evidence-based principles in prosecutorial practice and leadership; the need for systemic change; and conclusion.... Read More
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    27 p.
    2008
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    Effective Clinical Practices in Treating Clients in the Criminal Justice System
    By Scott, Wayne. National Institute of Corrections. Community Corrections Division (Washington, DC). Crime and Justice Institute (Boston, MA); National Institute of Corrections. Community Corrections Division (Washington, DC).
    This monograph is “intended to strengthen and improve the dissemination of evidence-based rehabilitative technologies for offenders, within the multidisciplinary context of correctional treatment” (p.x). Sections of this document include: executive summary; introduction — effective clinical practices and the critical need for collaboration; what evidence-based practice (EBP) is; overarching principles of effective correctional treatment; common therapeutic factors — what works in treatment gener... Read More
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    89 p.
    2008
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    Sex Offender Treatment Skills for Corrections Professionals [Distance Learning Training Program: Videoconference Held March 12-15, 2001]
    National Institute of Corrections Academy (Longmont, CO).
    Effective assessment, treatment, and management of incarcerated sex offenders are enhanced by this 36-hour distance learning event. The content of this training program is divided into five sections: characteristics of sex offenders and treatment programs (what works/what doesn't work); comprehensive psycho-sexual assessment; treatment issues, such as sex offender treatment vs. traditional treatment, denial/cognitive distortion and empathy, stages of change and interviewing strategies, social a... Read More

    1 Data DVD (591 min.)
    2007
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    PREA Statewide Probation and Parole Direction
    National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). The Moss Group, Inc. (Washington, DC); National Institute of Corrections. Community Corrections Division (Washington, DC).
    "This paper is the initial product of the work group [of six state directors of probation and parole] and summarizes its deliberations and findings" (p. 3). Sections of this document include: background; preamble; what PREA (Prison Rape Elimination Act) is and what it requires; what PREA requires of community corrections agencies and when; suggested practices in community corrections -- key points of discussion (i.e., systemic approach, law, policy, training, operational considerations, investi... Read More
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    27 p.
    2007
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    Evidence-Based Practice to Reduce Recidivism: Implications for State Judiciaries
    By Warren, Roger K.. National Institute of Corrections. Community Corrections Division (Washington, DC). Crime and Justice Institute (Boston, MA); National Institute of Corrections. Community Corrections Division (Washington, DC).
    The reduction of recidivism by state judiciaries utilizing six principles of evidence-based practice (EBP) is explained. Seven sections follow an executive summary: introduction; current state sentencing policies and their consequences; drug courts -- the state judiciary's successful experiment with EBP; the principles of EBP; local sentencing and corrections policy reforms; state sentencing and corrections policy reforms; and conclusion. "[C]arefully targeted rehabilitation and treatment progr... Read More
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    77 p.
    2007
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    Legal and Evidence Based Practices: Application of Legal Principles, Laws, and Research to the Field of Pretrial Services
    By VanNostrand, Marie. National Institute of Corrections. Community Corrections Division (Washington, DC). Luminosity, Inc. (St. Petersburg, FL); Crime and Justice Institute (Boston, MA); National Institute of Corrections. Community Corrections Division (Washington, DC).
    "[C]ritical legal principles applicable to defendants during the pretrial stage" are covered (p.3). Sections of this paper are: introduction and background; pretrial legal foundation -- presumption of innocence, right to counsel, right against self-incrimination, right to due process of law, right to equal protection under the law, right to bail that is not excessive, and summary of legal principles; evidence-based practices in pretrial services and community corrections; and summary and conclu... Read More
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    33 p.
    2007
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    Managing Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Intersex Inmates: Is Your Jail Ready?
    By Leach, Donald L., II. National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). LIS, Inc. (Longmont, CO); National Institute of Corrections Information Center (Aurora, CO).
    The management of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and intersex inmates (LGBTI) in a jail setting is addressed. Sections contained in this article are: a terminology lesson; the sexual being -- physiognomy, gender identity, and sexual orientation; and responses in the jail regarding medical care, data systems, security, housing, and clothing.... Read More
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    6 p.
    2007
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    No Vacancies? Osceola County Finds Keys to Attract and Retain Officer Staff
    By Dowd, Denis. National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). LIS, Inc. (Longmont, CO); National Institute of Corrections Information Center (Aurora, CO).
    Methods for recruiting and retaining qualified staff that have resulted in a turnover rate of 7% in the Osceola County Corrections Department are described. Strategies are organized according to the following areas: keys to recruitment; hiring success; retention; additional issues/questions; and final thoughts.... Read More
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    6 p.
    2007
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    Evidence-Based Practice in Los Angeles County Corrections: A Top-5 List of Real-World Foes
    By Center, Brian. National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). LIS, Inc. (Longmont, CO); National Institute of Corrections Information Center (Aurora, CO).
    The utilization of evidence-based practice in the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department's Community Transition Unit (CTU) is explained. Sections comprising this article are: what evidence-based practice is; ranking the obstacles; obstacle #5 -- hierarchy of needs; obstacle #4 -- funding; obstacle #3 -- logistical and systemic hurdles; obstacle #2 -- bureaucracy; obstacle #1 -- capability; and where to start.... Read More
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    6 p.
    2007
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    The Mindful Supervisor: Cognitive Principles in Staff Supervision
    National Institute of Corrections Academy. Western Regional Field Coordinators (N.P.).
    A training program for first time correctional supervisors is presented. Sections of this course are: qualities and skill building for supervisors (personal position statement and the cognitive/behavioral model); values dissonance -- personal visa and organizational context; effective communication; making decisions and creating solutions; valuing differences; encouraging performance; team building; and Supervisory Development Plan.... Read More
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    127 p.
    2007
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    Report to the Congress of the United States on the Activities of the Department of Justice in Relation to the Prison Rape Elimination Act (Public Law 108-79)
    National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC).
    Covering the calendar year 2006, this fourth annual report to Congress summarizes the activities of the Office of Justice Programs and the National Institute of Corrections to curtail prison rape. In addition to an introduction and background, this report reviews activities and accomplishments for the: Office of Justice Programs (OJP); National Institute of Justice (NIJ) -- legislative mandate, research awards and activities, and PREA research reports; Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) -- legis... Read More
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    45 p.
    2007
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    How to Collect and Analyze Data: A Manual for Sheriffs and Jail Administrators
    By Elias, Gail. National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). Voorhis Associates (Lafayette, CO); National Institute of Corrections. Jails Division (Longmont, CO).
    Anyone who needs to gather and analyze data concerning various jail-related issues will find this manual useful. This document provides guidance on how information can fuel policy decision making. Chapters comprising this guide are: introduction; good management requires good information; information that should be collected; preparing for the data collection; how to locate and capture information; how to put it all together; how to analyze information; how to interpret information; sharing info... Read More
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    220 p.
    2007
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    Administrative Guide: Offender Workforce Development Specialist Partnership Training Program
    National Institute of Corrections. Offender Workforce Development Division. (Washington, DC).
    An overview of the Offender Workforce Development Specialist (OWDS) Partnership Training Program is provided. Current training is offered by invitation only to teams of twelve people. Modules of instruction include: career development theory and application; understanding and using facilitation skills; the role of assessment in career planning and job placement; instruction and group facilitation; designing and implementing training and work development services; barriers to employment; ethics a... Read More
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    27 p.
    2007
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    Breaking the Code of Silence: Correction Officers' Handbook on Identifying and Addressing Sexual Misconduct
    By Smith, Brenda V.; Yarussi, Jaime M.. National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). NIC/WCL Project on Addressing Prison Rape (Washington, DC); American University. Washington College of Law (Washington, DC); National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC).
    Critical issues related to staff sexual misconduct with offenders are discussed. Sections of this handbook are: introduction; the need to talk about this now; what staff sexual misconduct entails; consequences of staff sexual misconduct; how correctional environments enable sexual misconduct; victimization; communication, gender, and abuse histories; tools for defining and identifying inappropriate relationships with offenders; what happens when an allegation of staff sexual misconduct is made;... Read More
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    119 p.
    2007
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    Jails and the Constitution: An Overview
    By Collins, William C.. National Institute of Corrections. Jails Division (Washington, DC). National Institute of Corrections. Jails Division (Washington, DC).
    This publication "reviews the history of correctional law and summarizes the results and effects of major court decisions" (p. 4). Sections comprising this document include: introduction; history of court involvement; corrections and the Constitution in a new century; the Constitution and the physical plant; understanding Section 1983 lawsuits; how courts evaluate claims -- the balancing test; the First Amendment; the Fourth Amendment; the Eighth Amendment -- overview; the 8th Amendment -- use ... Read More
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    93 p.
    2007
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    A Model for Social Justice: Collaboration Between Faith-Based and Community Organizations and Corrections [Satellite/Internet Broadcast held September 12, 2007]
    National Institute of Corrections Academy (Aurora, CO).
    Collaboration between faith-based organizations, community organizations, and corrections has proven to be a cost-effective way to meet agency needs and bring much needed services to offenders. This unique partnership also helps to promote social justice, reduce recidivism, and increase public safety. This 3-hour program examines the myths, realities, boundaries, and benefits of this collaboration while providing information to help correctional leaders achieve new and more successful re-entry i... Read More
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    2 DVDs (165 min.)
    2007
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    Pretrial Justice: Principles and Practices
    National Institute of Corrections Academy (Aurora, CO).
    This two-hour program discusses strategies for developing an effective pretrial process (e.g., arrest, interview, risk assessment and recommendation, first appearance, post release supervision, and collaboration between shareholders—agencies, organizations, and the community). This presentation is designed to examine the impact of the pretrial decision to release or detain on jail crowding and public safety; promote fair and just pretrial decision making; and demonstrate best practices consisten... Read More

    2 DVDs (118 min.)
    2007
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    LJN Exchange, Annual Issue 2007; Large Jail Network Exchange, Annual Issue 2007
    National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). LIS, Inc. (Longmont, CO); National Institute of Corrections Information Center (Aurora, CO).
    This issue contains: “Foreword” By Richard Geaither; “An Interview with NIC Jails Division Chief Virginia Hutchinson” by Connie Clem; “Applying New Vulnerability Assessment Tools in Hennepin County” by Mike Wresh; “Controlling Inmate Population Size: A Case Study of 20 Years of Success” by Marilyn Chandler Ford; “The Criminal Registration Unit: Hillsborough County’s Answer to an Unfunded Mandate” by Jimmy Compton and David M. Parrish; “No Vacancies? Osceola County Finds Keys to Attract and Reta... Read More
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    56 p.
    2007
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    Training for Training Directors
    National Institute of Corrections Academy (Aurora, CO).
    The skills that successful correctional training directors need are explained. Modules comprising this training program are: role of the training director; liability issues; policy and procedures; needs assessment annual training plan and evaluation; developing and assessing training curricula and performance objectives; alternative delivery strategies; developing training staff; scheduling, logistics, and marketing.... Read More

    4 computer disks; 3 DVD-ROMs (239 min.) + 1 CD
    2007
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    Topics in Community Corrections, Annual Issue 2007: Promising Strategies in Transition from Prison
    National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). LIS, Inc. (Longmont, CO); National Institute of Corrections Information Center (Aurora, CO).
    Issue contents are: “Foreword” by Kermit Humphries; “An Overview of NIC’s Transition from Prison to the Community Initiative” by Peggy B. Burke; “Rising to the Challenge of Applying Evidence-Based Practices Across the Spectrum of a State Parole Board” by Sherry Tate and Catherine C. McVey; “Collaboration and Partnership in the Community: Advancing the Michigan Prisoner ReEntry Initiative” by Le’Ann Duran; “Providing Tools for Risk Reduction Case Management in Parole and Community Corrections” by... Read More
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    74 p.
    2007
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    An Overview of NIC's Transition from Prison to the Community Initiative
    By Burke, Peggy B.. National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). LIS, Inc. (Longmont, CO); National Institute of Corrections Information Center (Aurora, CO).
    The Transition from Prison to the Community (TPC) Initiative, launched by the National Institute of Corrections (NIC) is described. This article covers distinctive elements of the TPC Model and major implementation components.... Read More
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    7 p.
    2007
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    Rising to the Challenge of Applying Evidence-Based Practices Across the Spectrum of a State Parole System
    By Tate, Sherry; McVey, Catherine C.. National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). LIS, Inc. (Longmont, CO); National Institute of Corrections Information Center (Aurora, CO).
    The use of evidence-based practices to improve discretionary parole system is explained. This article is comprised of these sections: releasing the right offender at the right time; shifting to a case management model for reentry; designing a new technical parole violator (TPV) management program; development of statewide and local performance measures; and building a case for additional budget resources.... Read More
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    8 p.
    2007
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    Collaboration and Partnership in the Community: Advancing the Michigan Prisoner ReEntry Initiative
    By Duran, Le'Ann. National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). LIS, Inc. (Longmont, CO); National Institute of Corrections Information Center (Aurora, CO).
    "This article examines five key attributes of partnership and collaboration deemed essential as the Michigan Department of Corrections (MDOC) developed the Michigan Prisoner ReEntry Initiative (MPRI)" (p. 19). These elements are systems thinking, fostering unified commitment, organizing and structuring partnerships, catalyzing change, and mutual capacity building.... Read More
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    9 p.
    2007
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    Providing Tools for Risk Reduction Case Management in Parole and Community Corrections
    By Pellant, Keven; Phelps, Margie. National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). LIS, Inc. (Longmont, CO); National Institute of Corrections Information Center (Aurora, CO).
    The Kansas Offender Risk Reduction & Reentry Plan (KOR3P) is described. Sections comprising this article are: the basics; the key of skill development; moving risk reduction into community corrections; and collaboration for progress.... Read More
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    7 p.
    2007
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    Improving Parole Outcomes with Performance Leadership and Data: Doing What Works
    By Hunter, Danny; Braucht, George; Prevost, John. National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). LIS, Inc. (Longmont, CO); National Institute of Corrections Information Center (Aurora, CO).
    "This article describes the evolution of the Georgia Parole Board's business-oriented data and performance leadership model" (p. 35). Topics covered include: business is data driven, government should be, too; Georgia's data-driven TCPI (Transition From Prison to the Community Initiative) plan; computerized information systems -- essential data to support accountability measures; managing with the right data; effective reports -- easy to access, read, and understand the causal link; performance... Read More
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    10 p.
    2007
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    Working Together to Improve Reentry: Bridging Budgets and Programs, Public and Private, Prison and the Community
    By Martin, Ginger. National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). LIS, Inc. (Longmont, CO); National Institute of Corrections Information Center (Aurora, CO).
    Some of the improvements made to Oregon's offender reentry transition process are highlighted. Partnerships include: the Oregon Trail Card (debit card); identification and driver's license; transitional housing; family planning; pro-social supports; and the Governor's Re-Entry Council.... Read More
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    4 p.
    2007
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    Ensuring Successful Offender Reentry: Umatilla/Morrow County "Reach-In" Services
    By Royal, Mark. National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). LIS, Inc. (Longmont, CO); National Institute of Corrections Information Center (Aurora, CO).
    The use of reach-in to improve the transition process is explained. Reach-in "provides a simple method of contacting an offender prior to release from prison or jail custody for the purpose of coordinating services upon release" (p. 49). This article is comprised of these sections: Oregon's model for post-prison supervision; what reach-in is; the reach-in process; partnerships between counties and the Oregon Department of Corrections; and indicators of success -- recidivism dropped from 37.5% t... Read More
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    7 p.
    2007
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    Creating Better Transitions at Indiana's Plainfield Reentry Educational Facility
    By Lloyd, Michael. National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). LIS, Inc. (Longmont, CO); National Institute of Corrections Information Center (Aurora, CO).
    This article highlights the "flagship" of Indiana's reentry initiatives -- the Plainfield Reentry Educational Facility (PREF). Sections cover: the focus is reducing recidivism; the PREF philosophy; PREF program elements -- education and vocational skills development; employment assistance, families and children reunification, financial services, and life skills; and coordination at release.... Read More
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    4 p.
    2007
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    Gender-Responsive Reentry in Rhode Island: A Long and Winding Road
    By Derrick, Bree. National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). LIS, Inc. (Longmont, CO); National Institute of Corrections Information Center (Aurora, CO).
    Gender-responsive offender reentry efforts for female offenders in Rhode Island are discussed. Sections contained in this article are: introduction; reentry -- a statewide focus; women's issues past and present; consciously implementing a gender-responsive approach -- assessments, program examination and updates, and field services; and challenges in reentry.... Read More
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    6 p.
    2007
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    Missouri Makes Its Move Toward a New Reentry Philosophy
    By Boehm, Julie. National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). LIS, Inc. (Longmont, CO); National Institute of Corrections Information Center (Aurora, CO).
    The use of the Transition from Prison to the Community (TPC) model to improve offender transition in Missouri is explained. This article contains the following sections: preparing for change; addressing barriers to success -- employment, substance abuse, mental health, education, veterans' assistance, families, and transportation; preparing for release -- Transitional Housing Unit (THU), Transition Accountability Plan (TAP), and Integrated Case Management Model; extending connections; and celeb... Read More
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    8 p.
    2007
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    Large Jail Network Meeting, September 24-26, 2007, Aurora, Colorado
    National Institute of Corrections. Jails Division (Aurora, CO).
    Contents of these proceedings are: introduction; key themes; session highlights; opening remarks; open forum; reentry partnerships; reentry programs in jails; excited delirium/acute behavioral disturbance (ED/ABD); women offender issues; the continuing evolution of the Large Jail Network (LJN); final meeting agenda; participant list; and index of past LJN meeting topics.... Read More
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    74 p.
    2007
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    Increasing Collaboration Between Corrections and Mental Health Organizations: Kansas Case Study
    National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). Council of State Governments. Criminal Justice Mental Health Consensus Project (Lexington, KY); National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC).
    The COR-Pathways (Community Offender Resources Pathways) transition planning program, a collaboration between the Kansas Department of Corrections (DOC) and Department of Social and Rehabilitation Services (SRS), is described and evaluated. Sections contained in this case study are: introduction; summary of initiatives for re-entering offenders with mental illness; building collaboration (2001-2003); breaking new ground (2003-2005); evaluating program impact; looking ahead -- challenges; lookin... Read More
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    16 p.
    2007
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    Increasing Collaboration Between Corrections and Mental Health Organizations: Orange County Case Study
    National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). Council of State Governments. Criminal Justice Mental Health Consensus Project (Lexington, KY); National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC).
    The use of the Mental Health Pretrial Release Program (MHPTR) by the Orange County Jail, in order to identify those individuals with mental illness who can be safely supervised in the community prior to their trials, is discussed. Seven sections comprising this case study are: introduction; summary of initiatives; first steps -- 1999-2004; beyond the Central Receiving Center -- 2004-2006; assessing the impact of new initiatives; looking ahead -- challenges; and dimensions of collaboration. Succ... Read More
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    20 p.
    2007
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    Jail Inspection Basics: Supervisors Guide
    By Rosazza, Thomas A.. National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC).
    This guide prepares supervisors for conversations with new inspectors taking the "Jail Inspection Basics: An Introductory Self-Study Course for Jail Inspectors" self-guided course (NIC accession no. 022124). Questions and answer keys are provided along with discussion topics for each chapter.... Read More
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    78 p.
    2007
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    Jail Inspection Basics: An Introductory Self-Study Course for Jail Inspectors
    By Rosazza, Thomas A.. National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC).
    This self-paced, self-instruction course explains the role and responsibilities of a jail inspector. Questions are asked at the end of each chapter which lead to answers from and discussion with their supervisors. Supervisors use the publication "Jail Inspection Basics: Supervisors Guide" (NIC accession no. 022123). Chapters cover: legal issues; standards; the inspection process; facility design; communication; government structures and processes; and resources.... Read More
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    136 p.
    2007
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    Large Jail Network Meeting, January 28-30, 2007, Longmont, Colorado
    National Institute of Corrections. Jails Division (Washington, DC).
    Contents of these proceedings are: meeting highlights; “Reflecting on 15 Years of the Large Jail Network” by David Parrish and Art Wallenstein; “Open Forum: Hot Topics for Discussion”; “Using the NIC Corrections Community LJN Forum” by Joshua Stengel; “Large Jail Systems Assessment Project” by James Austin; “Legal Issues Update” by Bill Collins; “Improving Collaboration Between Corrections & Mental Health Systems” by Fred Osher and Seth Prins; “Diagnosing Organizational Culture” by Carol Flaher... Read More
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    50 p.
    2007
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    Winter 2007 Newsletter for NIC's Large Jail Network
    National Institute of Corrections. Jails Division (Washington, DC).
    This newsletter provides current information from the National Institute of Corrections Large Jail Network. Sections cover: Network's mission statement and goals; William Collins, attorney; James Austin, Ph.D.; Carol Flaherty-Zonis; Fred C. Osher, M.D.; "Improving Collaboration Between Corrections & Mental Health Systems"; mentor reminder; national study on suicides; Seth Prins; and "Reflecting on 15 Years of the Large Jail Network" by David Parrish and Art Wallenstein.... Read More
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    4 p.
    2007
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    Facility Planning to Meet the Needs of Female Inmates
    By Elias, Gail. National Institute of Corrections. Jails Division (Washington, DC).
    This bulletin "discusses how jurisdictions of all sizes can consider and address the gender-specific needs of female inmates during the facility planning process." Sections contained in this bulletin are: introduction; the female inmate population; the impact of jail size; target population; predesign issues; master planning; prearchitectural programming; consider a regional approach; design issues; and a last word -- this publication focuses on facility planning not program and service develop... Read More
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    20 p.
    2007
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    Motivating Offenders to Change: A Guide for Probation and Parole
    By Walters, Scott T.; Clark, Michael D.; Gingerich, Ray; Meltzer, Melissa L.. National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC).
    This publication "provides probation and parole officers and other correctional professionals with both a solid grounding in the principles behind MI [motivational interviewing] and a practical guide for applying these principles in their everyday dealings with offenders" (p.2). Seven chapters are contained in this guide: how MI fits in with evidence-based practice; how and why people change; the motivational interviewing style; preparing for change; building motivation for change; navigating th... Read More
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    100 p.
    2007
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    Cognitive-Behavioral Treatment: A Review and Discussion for Corrections Professionals
    By Milkman, Harvey; Wanberg, Kenneth. National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC).
    Detailed information regarding the use and benefits of cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) in prisons and jails is provided. Chapters comprising this guide address: the increasing need for effective treatment services; what cognitive-behavioral therapy is; prominent CBT programs for offenders; measuring the effectiveness of rehabilitation programs; evaluating specific CBT curricula; and "real world" program applications.... Read More
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    78 p.
    2007
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    Jail Standards and Inspection Programs: Resource and Implementation Guide
    By Martin, Mark D.. National Institute of Corrections. Jails Division (Washington, DC).
    “The purpose of this guide is to give information that will help states and state jail-related organizations to develop or update jail standards and inspection programs" (p. v). This publication contains the following sections: introduction; role and purpose of jail standards; jail standards and liability; key elements of jail standards and inspection programs; strategies for developing and implementing jail standards programs; technical assistance and resources available from the National Insti... Read More
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    64 p.
    2007
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    NIC Fiscal Year 2008 Service Plan: Technical Assistance, Information, and Training for Adult Corrections
    National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC).
    The National Institute of Correction's (NIC's) Service Plan for fiscal year 2008 contains opportunities available to those working in local, state, and federal corrections. Programming, information services, technical assistance, distance learning via satellite/Internet broadcasts, NIC Learning Center, and partnership programs are described. An application for individuals, statement of interest to host partnership programs, and an application for regional field coordinator (RFC) are included.... Read More
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    119 p.
    2007
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    Effective Training Design and Development [Satellite/Internet Broadcast held April 2007]
    National Institute of Corrections Academy (Aurora, CO).
    This blended-learning, self directed course provides the user with the knowledge necessary to create effective training programs. "Along the journey, you will have developed skills to help you assess, design, develop, and evaluate learner-centered instructional designs and curricula targeted to enhance employee job performance." Modules making up this training program are: program overview; learner centered instruction; assessment; performance objectives; ITIP (instructional theory into practic... Read More

    1 data DVD
    2007
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    Sheriff's Guide to Effective Jail Operations
    By Martin, Mark D.; Katsampes, Paul. National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC).
    "This guide provides an overview of the sheriff's roles and responsibilities with regard to the jail along with basic information on critical aspects of jail operations and management" (p. v). This publication is comprised of the following seven chapters: role, purpose, and characteristics of the jail; sheriff's roles and responsibilities; providing effective leadership and support for the jail; liability and standards; jail physical plant; critical aspects of jail operations; and so much to le... Read More
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    54 p.
    2007
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    Investigating Sexual Assaults in Correctional Facilities
    National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC); The Moss Group, Inc. (Washington, DC).
    Problems with the investigation of sexual assaults (inmate on inmate sexual assault and staff sexual misconduct) in correctional facilities are discussed. Sections following an executive summary are: inmate-related issues in investigating sexual violence; staff barriers to investigations; investigating staff sexual misconduct; additional issues affecting investigations; outside factors; and conclusion.... Read More
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    20 p.
    2007
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    PMR: Public and Media Relations: Gaining Confidence and Competence
    National Institute of Corrections Academy (Aurora, CO).
    This two-hour DVD training course presents techniques for interacting effectively with the public and press. Modules comprising this course are: why we are doing this; working with the media; strategies and techniques for communicating effectively; and crisis media.... Read More

    2 computer disks; DVD-ROM (121 min.)
    2007
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    Building Culture Strategically: A Team Approach for Corrections
    National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC); Carol Flaherty-Zonis Associates (Scottsdale, AZ).
    “This guide, a product of the National institute of Corrections’ (NIC’s) Institutional Culture Initiative, presents a model designed to produce higher quality work, build collaboration and interdependence, create safer and more secure environments, and, ultimately, help correctional facilities move strategically toward more positive culture that will improve the quality of life for both staff and offenders" (p.iii). Chapters contained in this guide are:
    • What organizational culture is; ... Read More
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    ca. 270 p.
    2006
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    Environmental Scan Update - 2005
    National Institute of Corrections Information Center (Longmont, CO); LIS, Inc. (Longmont, CO).
    Changes and forces that may affect the programming of the National Institute of Corrections are analyzed and commented on. This update contains the following sections: international developments; social and demographic trends; public opinion and public policy; the economy and government spending; the workforce; technology; crime and justice trends; and corrections populations and trends.... Read More
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    25 p.
    2006
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    Correctional Leadership Competencies for the 21st Century: Manager and Supervisor Levels
    By Campbell, Nancy M.; Mactavish, Marie; Dobel, J. Patrick; Lucey, Barbara; Edington, Teddi; Yates, Cindi; Woodward, William. National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). Campbell Consulting (Bainbridge Island, WA); National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC).
    Characteristics that result in the best performance of correctional managers and supervisors are identified along with key skills, knowledge, and attributes of effective and successful leaders which are then linked to a set of specific behaviors. This manual includes an executive summary and the following chapters: managerial profiles; ethics and values; interpersonal relationships; oral and written communication; motivating others; developing direct reports; managing conflict; team building; c... Read More
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    316 p.
    2006
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    Strategic Training Resources
    National Institute of Corrections Academy (Longmont, CO).
    A collection of training development material created to support National Institute of Corrections' (NIC) programs that help correctional agencies build their capacity to deliver effective training can be found on this CD-ROM. Contents include: Field Training Officer (FTO) Module Performance Checklists; FTO training programs from Boulder County, Olmstead County, and Pottawattamie County; annual training plans (e.g., Individual Worksheet, Tiered Worksheet, Long Worksheet, Training Event Record a... Read More

    1 computer disk; CD-ROM
    2006
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    Keeping Our Kids Safe: The Prison Rape Elimination Act and Juvenile Justice: A Guide for Juvenile Justice Administrators
    The Moss Group, Inc. (Washington, DC); National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC).
    This program provides an introduction to the Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA) for those individuals who work with youth in the juvenile justice system. The video covers locations of assault, consequences, approaches, statistics, prevention and reduction, youth issues, prosecution, outcomes, and action points. The companion CD includes: letter from the Director of the National Institute of Corrections (NIC); facilitator’s guide for “Keeping Our Kids Safe”; “Keeping Our Kids Safe” video; and ... Read More

    1 DVD (23 min.) + 1 CD
    2006
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    Achieving Excellence in Correctional Victim Services Through Collaboration [Satellite/Internet Broadcast held September 11-15, 2006]
    National Institute of Corrections Academy (Longmont, CO).
    Crime is everyone's business. It affects entire communities. Too often, crime victims are left to fend for themselves or are forgotten, especially after the court process. Significant progress has been made in corrections-based victim services over the past two decades. Yet, true excellence in victim services can only be achieved through active collaboration. This interactive, multidisciplinary program examines the need for a collaborative approach to corrections-based victim services. In add... Read More

    8 DVDs (650 min.) + 1 CD
    2006
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    Cost Effective In-Service Training Alternatives for Small Jails
    By Reid, Tom. National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). Minnesota Jail Resource Center (St. Paul, MN); National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC).
    "This Training Resource Package recommends several cost-effective methods of providing in-service training for existing staff (p.3)." Sections of this document include: theme--if it meets all the requirements of "Defendable Training," it is training; executive summary; introduction; needs; training delivery options--in-service field training, shift overlap training delivery sessions, experiential training, shift scenario reviews, staff independent studies programs, training presentations during ... Read More
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    16 p.
    2006
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    The Facilitator's Guide
    National Institute of Corrections Academy (Aurora, CO).
    Strategies for effective facilitation are provided. The following topics are covered: defining facilitation; basic facilitator competencies; two areas of team focus; facilitator's tip sheet -- starting up and showing attention; facilitator's tip sheet -- asking effective questions; stages of group development and range of facilitator behavior; facilitation -- understanding your "hooks"; facilitation interventions; levels of intervention; intervention guidelines; group intervention techniques; g... Read More
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    24 p.
    2006
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    Report to the Congress of the United States on the Activities of the Department of Justice in Relation to the Prison Rape Elimination Act (Public Law 108-79)
    National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC).
    Covering the calendar year 2005, this third annual report to Congress summarizes the activities of the Office of Justice Programs (i.e., the National Institute of Justice, the Bureau of Justice Statistics, and the Bureau of Justice Assistance) and the National Institute of Corrections to curtail prison rape. In addition to an introduction and background, this report reviews activities and accomplishments for the: Office of Justice Programs (OJP); National Institute of Justice (NIJ) -- legislativ... Read More
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    42 p.
    2006
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    Report to the Congress of the United States on the Activities of the Department of Justice in Relation to the Prison Rape Elimination Act (Public Law 108-79)
    National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC).
    Covering the period from October to December 2004, this second report to Congress summarizes the activities of the Office of Justice Programs (i.e., the National Institute of Justice, the Bureau of Justice Statistics, and the Bureau of Justice Assistance) and the National Institute of Corrections to curtail prison rape. In addition to an introduction and background, this report reviews activities and accomplishments for the: Office of Justice Programs (OJP); National Institute of Justice (NIJ) -... Read More
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    38 p.
    2006
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    Proceedings of the Large Jail Network Meeting - January 2006
    National Institute of Corrections. Jails Division (Longmont, CO).
    Contents of these proceedings are: meeting highlights; Report from the Bureau of Justice Statistics by Allen Beck; Discussion: PREA in Local Jails; Statistical Analysis: Crowding, Life Safety, and Managing Staff by Patrick Jablonski and Scott Bradsteet; Succession Planning: Executives and Middle Management by Gordon Bass, Dennis Williams, and Richard Geaither; Is There a Proper Place for Tasers in the Use of Force Continuum? by John Clark, William Collins, and Don Leach; Discussion: Use of Taser... Read More
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    68 p.
    2006
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    Offender Job Retention: A Report from the Offender Workforce Development Division, National Institute of Corrections
    By Houston, Melissa. National Institute of Corrections. Offender Workforce Development Division (Washington, DC).
    Results from a survey of offender employment and retention issues that utilizes close-ended questions regarding topics such as assessment, case management, follow-up, and relapse are analyzed. This report is comprised of the following sections: introduction; theory; assessment; case management; job retention relapse model; relapse prevention plans; and the future of offender job retention efforts by practitioners.... Read More
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    15 p.
    2006
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    A Systemic Approach to the Americans with Disabilities Act in Corrections: Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow [Satellite/Internet Broadcast on February 15, 2006]
    National Institute of Corrections Academy (Longmont, CO).
    This program addresses the Americans with Disabilities Act. The ADA legislatively impacted the field of corrections when it was signed into law in 1990. Some correctional organizations have made significant progress to address this legislation, others have found themselves in costly litigation, and for others, ADA compliance needs to be addressed. Compliance is everyone's business. Panelists will provide a systemic view of the following: ADA awareness and ADA myths; fifteen-year history of t... Read More
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    2006
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    Jail Site Evaluation and Selection
    By Ricci, Ken. National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). National Institute of Corrections. Jails Division (Longmont, CO).
    Guidance is provided for successfully identifying, evaluating, and selecting jail sites. This bulletin contains the following sections: case study -- why systematic jail site selection is important; the SEQRA (state environmental quality review act) model; preliminary considerations; five-step site selection process; case study -- the cost of overreacting to public concerns; case study -- an example of rural site selection; case study -- an example of jail expansion on an urban site; case study... Read More
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    16 p.
    2006
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    Building Community Support for New Jail Construction
    By Elias, Gail. National Institute of Corrections. Jails Division (Longmont, CO).
    The process of building community support for a new jail is explained. Sections comprising this bulletin include: the challenge; raising the issue; increasing public awareness; going public with the problem; building a case or support; a picture is worth a thousand words; going public with the information; elements of a case for support; developing campaign strategies; potential stakeholders; case study -- when impact assessments go right and wrong; case study -- a multilevel strategy for a com... Read More
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    23 p.
    2006
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    Prison Rape Elimination Act and Local Jails: The Facts
    National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC); The Moss Group, Inc. (Washington, DC).
    This brochure explains the impact of the Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA) on jails. Topics discussed include: what PREA is; how PREA applies to jails; what jails need to be doing; and answers to frequently asked questions.... Read More
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    8 p.
    2006
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    Faith-Based Approach to Correctional Issues: Report of the National Institute of Corrections Advisory Board Hearings
    National Institute of Corrections. Advisory Board Faith-Based Committee (Washington, DC).
    Answers to the questions of whether successful public-private faith-based partnerships exist, roadblocks to such collaborations, and what role the National Institute of Corrections (NIC) can play in fostering such partnerships between correctional and law enforcement agencies and faith-based organizations are supplied. Sections of this report include: panel recommendations (executive summary); recommendations for action; introduction; opening remarks; participant presentations (Panel 1 -- Advoc... Read More
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    40 p.
    2006
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    Juvenile Female Offenders: How Do You Meet Their Needs In Your Juvenile Justice Setting? [Participant's Manual]
    National Institute of Corrections Academy (Longmont, CO); U.S. Dept. of Justice. Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (Washington, DC).
    Meeting the needs of juvenile female offenders is discussed during this 1.5-hour training session. Topics covered include: introduction to the National Institute of Corrections (NIC) and Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) collaboration; current perspective -- research into juvenile female offender practice; current research -- a look at the work of OJJDPs Girls Study Group; NICs approach to address the issue; curriculum excerpt from NIC/OJJDPs Meeting the Needs of Juv... Read More
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    2006
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    Recognizing and Addressing Sexual Abuse, Assault Prevention and Intervention Issues In Your Juvenile Justice Setting: A Companion Workshop to the Overview of the Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA) [Participant's Manual]
    National Institute of Corrections Academy (Longmont, CO).
    This Overview Workshop covers PREA (Prison Rape Elimination Act) in juvenile justice settings. Participants will be able to: recognize signs and symptoms of potential sexual abuse and assault in juveniles under their care; articulate the "dos" and "don'ts" related to working with juvenile victims of sexual abuse and assault; and analyze a scenario and decide upon an effective and appropriate course of action related to recognizing and addressing sexual abuse, assault, prevention, and interventi... Read More
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    56 p.
    2006
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    Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA): Considerations for Policy Review
    National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). The Moss Group, Inc. (Washington, DC); National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC).
    A policy review guide designed to assist in drafting PREA (Prison Rape Elimination Act) policies for review by the National Institute of Corrections is provided. Sections of this document are: purpose; questions to consider -- policy organization, definitions, zero tolerance, staff/offender duty to report, prevention, and investigations (e.g., general, selection and training of investigators, protocols, and aftermath); and list of resources.... Read More
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    14 p.
    2006
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    Making the Media Work for You in the 21st Century [Satellite/Internet Broadcast]
    National Institute of Corrections Academy (Longmont, CO).
    This 3-hour program, originally broadcast on May 3, 2006, will help agencies build a proactive communication strategy for working in partnership with the media and the public. An agency's communication plan is as essential to its operations as its emergency preparation. Too often, an agency's first contact with the media is reactionary and after the fact. When the media contacts an agency concerning various situations and circumstances, individuals and agencies often find themselves on the defen... Read More
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    2006
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    Getting It Right: Collaborative Problem Solving for Criminal Justice
    By Ney, Becki McGarry, Peggy. National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). National Institute of Corrections. Criminal Justice System Project (Washington, DC) Center for Effective Public Policy (Silver Spring, MD).
    This "guide spells out a practical team-based approach to envisioning the kind of criminal justice system a community wants, assessing the current system, and planning and implementing strategies for 'getting it right'" (p.ix). Five sections comprise this manual: an overview of a comprehensive planning process; establishing the policy team and the process; keeping the focus on outcomes; building an understanding of your system; and moving from understanding to change.... Read More
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    212 p.
    2006
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    Interstate Transfer of Prison Inmates in the United States
    By Biasca, Debra; Clem, Constance. LIS, Inc. (Longmont, CO) National Institute of Corrections Information Center (Longmont, CO).
    Results are presented from an investigation into the manner in which prison inmates are transferred between correctional authorities and the reasons for these transfers. Report sections include: about this study; key study findings; interstate compacts addressing inmate transfers; authority for interstate transfer of prison inmates; administration of inmate transfers; incidence of interstate inmate transfer; why prison inmates are transferred; agencies' satisfaction with processes for interstat... Read More
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    18 p.
    2006
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    Trends from Focus Group Interviews
    National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC); The Moss Group, Inc. (Washington, DC).
    Findings from focus group interviews of correctional personnel are reported. Observations are presented according to the following topics: staff perspectives on sexual violence policy; changing attitudes; inmate culture; causes and conditions of sexual violence; indicators of assault; characteristics of potential inmate victims and predators; places of sexual assault; staff responding to sexual assault; staff and inmate training; women's facilities; jails; investigations; prosecution; community... Read More
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    24 p.
    2006
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    Mid-Level Managers L.E.A.D. Program (Leadership Enrichment and Development) [Lesson Plan and Participant's Manual]
    National Institute of Corrections Academy. Northeast Regional Field Coordinators (N.P.).
    Leadership basics for mid-level managers are covered. Participants will be able to: define leadership; compare and contrast leadership and management; identify challenges faced by mid-level managers; describe the primary roles of a leader; define the four levels of leadership; identify myths and realities of leadership; identify effective leadership characteristics and principles; and determine their specific style of leadership. Presentation overheads, instructor notes, participant guide, and ... Read More
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    2006
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    Responding to Women Offenders: The Department of Women's Justice Services in Cook County, Illinois
    By Berman, Judy. National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC).
    The development and implementation of the Cook County Sheriff's Department of Women's Justice Services (DWJS) is discussed. This bulletin is comprised of these sections: introduction; background; the decisionmaking process; decision point mapping example -- custody/release; creating the DWJS; gender-responsive innovations; meeting the healthcare needs of women offenders in Cook County; and challenges and accomplishments.... Read More
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    8 p.
    2006
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    Proceedings of the Large Jail Network Meeting - July 2006
    National Institute of Corrections. Jails Division (Longmont, CO).
    Contents of these proceedings are: meeting highlights; "Open Forum: Hot Topics for Discussion"; "Understanding Culture: The Root of It All" by Carol Flaherty-Zonis; "NIC Information Center Briefing" by Sandy Schilling and Josh Stengel; "Analyzing Our culture to Improve Our Jail" by Mark Foxall; "Changing the Jail's Organizational Culture" by Robert Green; "Planning for Catastrophes and Other Emergencies" by Jeffrey Schwartz; "Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA) and Jails" by Larry Solomon; "Cr... Read More
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    64 p.
    2006
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    Preventing Sexual Abuse of Children and Youth in Custody [Satellite/Internet Broadcast]
    National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC).
    Incidents of sexual abuse of juveniles in custody are reported at a rate 10 times higher than the rate in adult corrections. This 3-hour program, originally broadcast June 28, 2006, addresses this serious issue and introduces administrators, managers, advocates, and practitioners working with juvenile offenders to the requirements of the Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA) of 2003. At the end of this broadcast, participants will have a strong grasp of: requirements of the Prison Rape Elimination ... Read More

    2 DVDs (162 min.)
    2006
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    50 State Survey of Sexual Offenses Against Children (Statutory Rape)
    National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). NIC/WCL Project on Addressing Prison Rape (Washington, DC); American University. Washington College of Law (Washington, DC); National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC).
    The responses from a survey about laws concerning the statutory rape of children are presented. Offense type, description, and penalty are noted.... Read More
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    160 p.
    2006
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    50 State Survey on Sex Offender Registry
    National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). NIC/WCL Project on Addressing Prison Rape (Washington, DC); American University. Washington College of Law (Washington, DC); National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC).
    Results from a survey on sex offenders registry are provided. Questions asked are:
    • Citation(s) of statutes(s);
    • Registrable offenses with citations;
    • And the state agency responsible for maintaining sex offender registry.
    ... Read More
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    33 p.
    2006
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    Policies Prohibiting Staff-Felon Relationships
    By Smith, Brenda V.; Simonian, Nairi M.. National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). NIC/WCL Project on Addressing Prison Rape (Washington, DC); American University. Washington College of Law (Washington, DC); National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC).
    Case law concerning the relationships of correctional officers and inmates in prison or in the community is discussed. Sections of this memorandum include: background; brief answer -- it is permissible to limit staff inmate relationships; case law in the Ninth Circuit; Freedom of Association case law in other jurisdictions; exceptions to the majority view; and conclusion with seven tips for developing a policy prohibiting staff-offender relations.... Read More
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    2006
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    Training Programs for Juvenile Corrections Professionals: Overview of FY2007 Training Programs [for] June 1, 2006 - May 31, 2007
    National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC); U.S. Dept. of Justice. Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (Washington, DC).
    Training programs, satellite/Internet broadcasts, and e-learning are described. Information regarding training programs, information services, technical assistance, the NIC On-Line, and application procedures is also provided, along with application forms.... Read More
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    2006
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    FutureForce: A Guide to Building the 21st Century Community Corrections Workforce
    By Stinchcomb, Jeanne B.; McCampbell, Susan W.; Layman, Elizabeth P.. Center for Innovative Public Policies, Inc. (Naples, FL); National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC).
    This guide "explores current and future workforce challenges facing community corrections" (p. xiii). Chapters contained in this guide are: rationale -- why now?; organizational culture -- moving from a "workplace" to a place where people want to work; recruitment -- looking in the right places for the right people; retention -- keeping the right people in the right places; and strategies for success -- getting started.... Read More
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    176 p.
    2006
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    Inclusion of Proposed Job Titles & Descriptions in SOC Revisions
    National Institute of Corrections. Offender Workforce Development Division (Washington, DC).
    Skills, functions, and duties are provided for the following job descriptions: Offender Employment Specialist (OES); Offender Job Retention Employment Specialist (OJRS); Offender Workforce Development Specialist (OWDS); and Offender Workforce Development Program Manager (OWDPM).... Read More
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    Direct Supervision Jails: 2006 Sourcebook
    National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). LIS, Inc. (Longmont, CO); National Institute of Corrections Information Center (Longmont, CO); National Institute of Corrections. Jails Division (Longmont, CO).
    A directory of facilities that utilize the direct supervision concept of jail design and management is provided. Organized by state, entries provide the following information: facility name, address, description and status, year opened, contact person, facility capacity, direct supervision pods, direct supervision beds, largest direct supervision pod size, maximum inmates per officer, direct supervision dormitories, non-direct pods, disciplinary or high-security beds, and notes. An appendix pro... Read More
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    2006
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    An End to Silence: Addressing Prison Rape
    NIC/WCL Project on Addressing Prison Rape (Washington, DC); American University. Washington College of Law (WCL) (Washington, DC); National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC).
    Information regarding the prevention of prison rape, be it offender on offender rape or staff sexual misconduct with offenders, is available at this website. Points of entry are: the Prison Rape Elimination Act of 2003 (PREA); legal responses to prison rape; for correctional employees; for offenders; working with youth in custody; training; policies and procedures; resources (i.e., government reports, publications for legal and correctional professionals, advocacy group reports, law reviews and... Read More
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    Executive Training for Newly Appointed Juvenile Facility Directors [Lesson Plan and Participant's Manual]
    National Institute of Corrections Academy (Longmont, CO); U.S. Dept. of Justice. Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (Washington, DC).
    This 36-hour training program targets skills needed to effectively lead a juvenile corrections or detention facility. Modules contained in this manual are: creating our context for learning; the roles and functions of a juvenile facility director; exploring your leadership style; the impact of today's changing juvenile justice workforce; shaping your facility's vision, mission, values, and culture; addressing your facility's external environment; managing change; developing well being in yourse... Read More

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    2006
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    Correctional Trainer
    By Kowalcyk, Laura. National Institute of Corrections Academy (Aurora, CO).
    This DACUM Profile is for a Correctional Trainer. It covers the position's duties, tasks, knowledge, skills, attitudes, and equipment and tools.... Read More
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    2005
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    Meeting the Needs of Female Juvenile Offenders [Lesson Plan and Participant's Manual]
    National Institute of Corrections Academy (Longmont, CO); U.S. Dept. of Justice. Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (Washington, DC).
    This 38-hour course is designed to help juvenile justice agencies evaluate and respond to the needs of juvenile female offenders in their specific service delivery areas. It outlines a framework for translating expressed needs and profiles into appropriate programs and services. Eight sections comprise this manual:
    • Introduction;
    • Defining the context of juvenile female offender issues within the juvenile justice system;
    • Defining the context of juvenile female issues within your juven... Read More
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    Evidence-Based Practice: Principles for Enhancing Correctional Results in Prisons
    By Serin, Ralph C.. National Institute of Corrections. Community Corrections Division (Washington, DC). Crime and Justice Institute (Boston, MA); National Institute of Corrections. Community Corrections Division (Washington, DC).
    "The purpose of this paper is to introduce prison administrators and staff to an accumulated body of knowledge regarding correctional practice to enhance their management of their prisons" (p.1). Sections comprising this discussion paper are: introduction -- transition from prison to the community, effective correctional practice, overview of prison research findings for prison classification, and summary; an overview of prison classification and risk assessment – correctional programming, guid... Read More
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    2005
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    Improving the Response to Offenders with Mental Illness Through Mental Health and Criminal Justice Collaboration
    National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC).
    Proceedings from hearings regarding mentally ill offenders are provided. Contents of this publication include: executive summary; outline of proceedings; opening remarks and introduction; hearing panel -- setting the context -- the increasing number of people with mental illness under corrections supervision -- origins of the problem and key strategies for addressing it; hearing panel -- case studies of state and local mental health and corrections collaboration; summary of day's proceedings; D... Read More
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    2005
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    Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA) Summary of Responses from Juvenile Focus Group on Staff Sexual Misconduct and Youth on Youth Sexual Assault
    National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). The Moss Group, Inc. (Washington, DC); National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC).
    Responses to thirteen questions regarding curriculum related to staff sexual misconduct with youth and youth on youth sexual assault are provided. "The objectives of the focus groups included: (1) to gather data that will inform NIC [National Institute of Corrections] in how to best develop a juvenile oriented curriculum on staff sexual misconduct; (2) to gather data that will guide NIC in identifying the major staff sexual misconduct related issues in juvenile corrections, including what stakeh... Read More
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    Supervision of Women Defendants and Offenders in the Community
    By Sydney, Linda. National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC).
    The use of gender-responsive strategies with women involved in the community corrections system is explained. Sections comprising this report are: what community corrections is; what gender-responsiveness for women offenders in community corrections is; definition of gender-responsiveness for women in the criminal justice system; summary of gender-responsive research; characteristics of women offenders in the criminal justice system (e.g., types of offenses, substance abuse, health, children an... Read More
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    Using Jail Exit Surveys to Improve Community Responses to Women Offenders
    By Ney, Becki; Martin, Teri K.. National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC).
    The "use of jail exit surveys as an effective data collection tool for creating [a] picture of the characteristics of women in contact with the local jail" is described (p. 1). Sections of this bulletin are: introduction; how one jurisdiction used data to inform responses to women offenders; reasons for conducting a jail exit survey; what a jail exit survey entails; tips for getting started; designing a jail exit survey; understanding jail exit survey information; comprehensive listing of major... Read More
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    2005
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    Systemic Criminal Justice Planning: Improving Responses to Women Offenders in Hamilton County, Ohio
    By Berman, Judy. National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC).
    The use of systemic criminal justice planning by Hamilton County (OH) to improve services and programming for women offenders is reviewed. This bulletin is comprised of the following sections: introduction; the systemic planning process; members of the Intermediate Sanctions for Women Offenders Policy Team; steps in the collaborative systemic planning process (chart); how decision mapping works; sample findings and results; the Alternative Interventions for Women (AIW) Treatment Program; and le... Read More
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    Implementing Effective Correctional Management of Offenders in the Community: Outcome and Process Measures
    By Bogue, Brad; Woodward, Bill; Campbell, Nancy; Carey, Mark; Clawson, Elyse; Faust, Dorothy; Florio, Kate; Goldberg, Andrew Joplin, Lore Wasson, Billy. National Institute of Corrections. Community Corrections Division (Washington, DC).
    Outcome and process measures used to gage the effectiveness of the Integrated Model in reducing offender recidivism are presented. Each component found within a measure has information regarding its definition, tool/data source, description, frequency, and individual who collects the data. Components are organized into the following measures: recidivism; risk; proxy risk; supervision length; dosage; revocation and violation; program effectiveness; assessment; case plan; workload; violations; org... Read More
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    2005
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    Fees Paid by Jail Inmates: Fee Categories, Revenues, and Management Perspectives in a Sample of U.S. Jails
    By Krauth, Barbara; Stayton, Karin; Clem, Connie, ed.. National Institute of Corrections. Jails Division (Longmont, CO). LIS, Inc. (Longmont, CO); National Institute of Corrections Information Center (Longmont, CO).
    Information regarding fees collected by U.S. jails for program participation and non-program services is presented. For each category of inmate fee, "a summary of the data on the extent to which responding agencies are collecting fees in the category, the number of agencies considering collecting fees in the category, and the total revenues reported by all respondents to this survey" is provided (p. 4). The most effective fee according to jail managers was the work release fee. The least effecti... Read More
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    2005
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    Parole Violations Revisited: A Site to Help Strengthen Parole Practices for Public Safety and Successful Transition to the Community
    National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). Center for Effective Public Policy (Silver Spring, MD); National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC).
    Guidance for developing policy-driven and effective responses to technical parole violations can be found at this website. Points of entry include: myths and facts about parole; why violations and revocations are important; what we need to know -- lessons learned; targets of change and innovative solutions; innovations in four states; assessing your readiness for change; mobilizing for change; six steps to change; and tools for change. This website is an electronic version of the publication "P... Read More
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    Serving Children and Families of Adult Offenders: A Directory of Programs
    By Mustin, James W; D'Arville, Donna; Schmalz-Riedt, Yvette. National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC).
    Identifies programs in the U.S. and Canada that offer services specifically for children and families of adult offenders. Each entry provides the following information: telephone, address, e-mail, website, contact person(s), area served, year established, publications, and a brief description of the program and its services.... Read More
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    A Summary of Research, Practice, and Guiding Principles for Women Offenders. The Gender-Responsive Strategies Project: Approach and Findings
    By Bloom, Barbara; Owen, Barbara; Covington, Stephanie. National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC).
    Reviews information on gender-specific policies, programs, and services in corrections. Topics covered by this bulletin include: the Gender-Responsive Strategies Project -- approach and findings; defining gender responsiveness; national profile of women offenders; the foundation for the principles a new vision -- six guiding principles for a gender-responsive criminal justice system; general strategies for implementing guiding principles; gender-responsive policy elements; and conclusion -- add... Read More
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    Summary Report: Regional Workshops
    National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC); The Moss Group, Inc. (Washington, DC).
    Feedback from four executive level regional workshops regarding the Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA) is reported. Extended responses from groups of executive-level administrators and policy makers representing community corrections, prisons, jails, and juvenile justice follow an executive summary. Comments are organized according to the four roundtable groups mentioned above on following themes: critical issues currently faced in the successful implementation of PREA; barriers and obstacles w... Read More
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    The Gender-Responsive Strategies Project: Jail Applications
    By McCampbell, Susan W.. National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC).
    Current research about women offenders and strategies for evaluating current operating procedures related to women offenders are covered. Sections of this bulletin include: introduction; women in jail -- their numbers and characteristics; the Gender-Responsive Strategies project -- approach and findings; six gender-responsive guiding principles -- implications for jail administrators; jail classification and gender-responsive strategies for implementation in a jail setting; challenges and how t... Read More
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    Strategies for Building Effective Work Teams [Participant's Manual]
    National Institute of Corrections Academy (Longmont, CO).
    Strategies for developing, implementing, managing, and evaluating work teams within a work unit or agencywide are covered during this 36-hour program. Sections contained in this manual are: why teams?; dimensions of teamwork; teams and the organizational meeting; stages of team development; managing team conflict; and Team Playbook -- playing for performance (a workbook for this course).... Read More
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    NIC Fiscal Year 2006 Service Plan: Technical Assistance, Information, and Training for Adult Corrections
    National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC).
    The National Institute of Corrections (NIC) Service Plan for fiscal year 2006 describes opportunities available to those working in local, state, and federal corrections. The fiscal year extends from October 1, 2005 to September 30, 2006. Programming, international assistance, information services, technical assistance, distance learning via satellite/Internet broadcasts, NIC Learning Center, and partnership programs are described. Application forms are included for individuals attending NIC pro... Read More
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    Correctional Leadership Competencies for the 21st Century: Executive and Senior Levels
    By Campbell, Nancy M. Mactavish, Marie Dobel, Patrick Katsampes, Paul Yates, Cindi. National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). Campbell Consulting (Bainbridge Island, WA) National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC).
    Characteristics that result in the best performance of executive and senior level leaders are identified along with the key skills, knowledge, and attributes of effective and successful leaders which are then linked to a set of specific behaviors. Following an executive summary, this manual provides an exploration of: managerial profiles; self awareness; ethics and values; vision and mission; strategic thinking; managing the external environment; power and influence; strategic planning and perf... Read More
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    2005
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    Community Corrections Workforce Project Annotated Bibliography
    By Stinchcomb, Jeanne B.. National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC).
    This bibliography describes 71 items that address workforce development problems faced by community corrections, probation, and parole agencies. Some of the topics discussed are: the changing workforce; the changing roles of staff; caseload management demands; and recruiting, hiring, training, developing, and retaining staff.... Read More
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    A Guide to Preparing for and Responding to Prison Emergencies: Self-Audit Checklists, National Survey Results, Resource Materials, [and] Case Studies
    By Schwartz, Jeffrey A.; Barry, Cynthia. National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). LETRA, Inc. (Campbell, CA); National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC).
    Information regarding prison emergency preparedness is presented. This guide is comprised of the following sections: introduction; conducting an audit; self-audit checklists--emergency preparedness, natural disaster/HAZMAT/fire, and counterterrorism; Report on the National Survey of Emergency Readiness in Prisons; resource materials--leadership issues during crises, prevention of prison emergencies, emergency teams, and prisons and counterterrorism; and case studies.... Read More
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    323 p.
    2005
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    FutureForce: Building a 21st Century Community Corrections Workforce
  • [Satellite/Internet Broadcast held August 3, 2005]
  • National Institute of Corrections Academy (Longmont, CO) National Institute of Corrections. Community Corrections/Prisons Division (Washington, DC).
    This program focuses on the changing and expanding roles of probation, parole, and community corrections officers. Probation, parole and community corrections officers have seen their roles and professional expectations change and expand over the past several years. However, their primary responsibility has remained the supervision of offenders in conjunction with effective caseload management. These changing and expanding roles and expectations, coupled with offender supervision and caseload... Read More
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    Proceedings of the Large Jail Network Meeting - July 2005
    National Institute of Corrections. Jails Division (Longmont, CO).
    Contents of these proceedings are: meeting highlights; "Inmate Labor: Entitlements, Benefits, and Regulations" by Rod Miller; "Social Security Administration: Inmate Reporting and Incentive Payments" by Diane Nest; "Re-Entry From Jail and Federal Benefits" by Katherine Brown; "SSI and Medicare Disability Payments for Inmates" by Don Ketcham; "Third Party Reimbursement Potential" by Phil Hoelscher; "The Character Quality Program" by Cliff Uranga and Argyl Dick; "Ethics and Professionalism: Th... Read More
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    2005
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    Third Status Report to the Attorney General on Body Armor Safety Initiative Testing and Activities
    National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC).
    Findings from a ballistic and mechanical properties test of 103 used Zylon-containing body armor are presented. This report contains the following sections: executive summary; supplemental results from Phase I testing; Phase II testing results; results of Phase I and II ballistic testing; applied research; compliance testing process review and modifications; summary; complete results of Phase I (Worst Case) P-BFS test; Phase I (Worst Case) ballistic limit and tensile strength test res... Read More
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    Third Status Report to the Attorney General on Body Armor Safety Initiative Testing and Activities
    National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC).
    Findings from a ballistic and mechanical properties test of 103 used Zylon-containing body armor are presented. This report contains the following sections: executive summary; supplemental results from Phase I testing; Phase II testing results; results of Phase I and II ballistic testing; applied research; compliance testing process review and modifications; summary; complete results of Phase I (Worst Case) P-BFS test; Phase I (Worst Case) ballistic limit and tensile strength test results; re... Read More
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    43 p.
    2005
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    Strategies for Building Effective Work Teams [Satellite/Internet broadcast held on September 12-15, 2005]
    National Institute of Corrections Academy (Longmont, CO).
    This program provides participants strategies for developing, implementing, managing, and evaluating work teams within a corrections agency work unit and agency-wide. It covers individual and group leadership techniques, group dynamics, characteristics of performance-based work teams, team-based dialogue, and overcoming organizational barriers to team development, True Colors inventory, and experiential outdoor teambuilding activities.... Read More
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    Transition from Prison to Community: Making It Work
    National Institute of Corrections Academy (Longmont, CO).
    Public safety is everyone's business. This year, 600,000 offenders will leave prison and return to our communities. Whether released offenders live as law-abiding citizens or return to criminal behavior is largely dependent on the preparations made for their release while in prison and their transition process from prison to the community.... Read More
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    Results of the Offender Workforce Development Specialist Post-Training Survey
    National Institute of Corrections. Offender Workforce Development Division (Washington, DC).
    Results from a "post-training survey to assess the usability of the knowledge, skills, and abilities of the course [Offender Workforce Development Specialist (OWDS)] content by the participant once they return to the job" are presented (p. 1). An executive summary is divided into four parts -- background, methods, summary of results, and next steps. Twenty-six survey questions and results are organized by the following sections: team collaboration and internal effects; building external support... Read More
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    Residential Faith-Based Programs in State Corrections
    LIS, Inc. (Longmont, CO); National Institute of Corrections Information Center (Longmont, CO).
    Results from a survey regarding residential faith-based programs in 51 U.S. prison systems are reported. Residential faith-based programs are being operated or developed in 41% (21) of the responding agencies. Program details and contact information are included (if provided).... Read More
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    Critical Elements of Re-Entry/Continuing Care Systems [Participant's Manual]
    National Institute of Corrections Academy (Longmont, CO); U.S. Dept. of Justice. Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (Washington, DC).
    "Using a three-phase process [during this 36-hour course] to plan, create, and evaluate reentry/continuing care systems, participant teams plan ways to help juvenile offenders from their jurisdictions successfully transition from institutional settings back into the community." Sections of this manual include: jurisdictional team action planning -- building your new reentry/continuing care reality; visualizing juvenile success in your reentry/continuing care jurisdiction; what are you currently... Read More
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    2005
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    Jails in America: A Report on Podular Direct Supervision, Version 3.0
    National Institute of Corrections. Jails Division (Longmont, CO).
    This video explains the strengths of podular/direct supervision. Subjects include:
    • The three types of jail design and inmate management (i.e., linear/intermittent surveillance, podular/remote supervision, and podular/direct supervision);
    • Benefits of direct supervision;
    • The eight key principles of direct supervision;
    • Inmate management strategies;
    • Booking;
    • Orientation;
    • Classification;
    • The day room;
    • The housing unit;
    • Disciplinary segregation housing;
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    Community Supervision: Using a Strength-Based, Family-Focused Approach
  • [Satellite/Internet Broadcast held March 16, 2005]
  • National Institute of Corrections Academy (Longmont, CO).
    This program will help professionals identify the strengths and resources inherent in the family as a fundamental support system for individuals upon their release from prison or jail. It is designed to stimulate new ways of thinking about the family as a resource to enhance offender reentry and supervision and to increase public safety. Family, broadly defined, includes individuals' blood relatives and friends who play a significant role in a person's life. Family members are essential resou... Read More
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    Resource Manual for Transition to a New Jail
    By Elias, Gail; Milosovich, John. National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). Voorhis Associates (Lafayette, CO); National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC).
    "[T]his resource document will assist agencies starting the process of planning for a successful transition to a new detention facility" (p. iii). Nine chapters comprise this manual: introduction; transitional management; construction; staff/human resources; document development; training and orientation; furniture, fixtures, equipment, and supplies; move logistics; and transition themes of managing change and community relations.... Read More
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    Correctional Statistics...In Your State
    LIS, Inc. (Longmont, CO) National Institute of Corrections Information Center (Longmont, CO).
    (Updated in 2008) Access to statistics about corrections in the U.S., according to each state, can be found at this website. Statistics (per 100,000) for each state include: crime rates; corrections population; incarceration rate; community corrections--probationers and parolees; cost per inmate; and general information about the state's jails, prisons, and community corrections. Also provided are at-a-glance graphs that compare the state's ranking against other states and the U.S. total.... Read More
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    Proceedings of the Large Jail Network Meeting, Winter 2005
    National Institute of Corrections. Jails Division (Longmont, CO).
    This Large Jail Network meeting took place January 30-February 1, 2005, in Longmont, Colorado. Contents of these proceedings include: NICs Core Competency Model Project: Preparing Leaders in Corrections for the Future by Robert Brown; Training as a Strategic Management Tool by Tom Reid; Legal Issues and Mentally Ill Inmates by Bill Collins; Mental Health Services in Jails: Identifying Problems by Joel A. Dvoskin; Informal Announcements by David Parrish; Mental Health Issues: Open Forum Discussio... Read More
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    Correctional Leadership Competencies for the 21st Century [Satellite/Internet Broadcast]
    National Institute of Corrections Academy (Longmont, CO).
    This program will assist participants with succession planning, provide a framework for developing appropriate training curricula, target external resources needed for staff development, and help participants create a strategy for both personal and professional staff development. The presentation focuses on the core competencies applicable to corrections professionals working at executive, senior level, manager, and supervisory levels. The program content is appropriate for those working in jail... Read More
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    OCJTP Annual Report to Congress: Fiscal Years 2001 and 2002
    By Moore, John E.; Weygandt, Scott. National Institute of Corrections. Office of Correctional Job Training and Placement (Washington, DC).
    Work done during fiscal years 2001 and 2002 by the Office of Correctional Job Training and Placement (OCJTP) to "enhanc[e] offenders' abilities to enter and remain in the labor market" is summarized (p. iii). Sections of this report include: introduction and background; activities and accomplishments; clearinghouse services; news articles; status of correctional job training and placement programs in the U.S.; and activities of the Federal Bureau of Prisons, Inmate Placement Program Branch.... Read More
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    Prisoner Intake Systems: Assessing Needs and Classifying Prisoners
    By Hardyman, Patricia L.; Austin, James; Peyton, Johnette. National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). George Washington University. Institute on Crime, Justice, and Corrections (Washington, DC); National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC).
    Tasks, assessments, and technology used in prisoner intake systems are examined. Following an executive summary, this report has seven chapters: introduction; national overview of facility characteristics, facility functions, intake components and personnel responsibilities, and obstacles to intake assessments; four chapters review select agency's corrections population, intake facilities, intake process, processing time and flexibility, classification, and needs assessment -- one chapter per De... Read More
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    Proceedings of the Large Jail Network Meeting, July 11-13, 2004
    National Institute of Corrections. Jails Division (Longmont, CO).
    Contents of these proceedings include: meeting highlights; gangs in the 21st century; defining Network issues -- a discussion; identifying and managing inmate gangs; open forum discussion -- gang management; preventing gang influence and violence in the jail; mental health services in jails -- identifying problems; mental health issues in jails; addressing mental health incidents; Prison Rape Elimination Act of 2003; consular notification and access process; topics for next meeting; meeting age... Read More
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    Parole Violations Revisited: A Handbook on Strengthening Parole Practices for Public Safety and Successful Transition to the Community
    By Burke, Peggy B.. National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC); Center for Effective Public Policy (Silver Spring, MD).
    Presents steps that jurisdictions can take to assess their current parole violation and revocation policy and practice, identify targets of change, and mobilize for change. Chapters address myths and facts about parole; NIC's Technical Assistance Project on Parole Violations and Revocations and lessons from NIC's work; targets of change and innovative solutions; how four states refined violation policy and practice to strengthen parole; deciding whether to explore strengthening an agency's paro... Read More
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    Interpersonal Communications in the Correctional Setting: IPC
    National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC); National Juvenile Detention Association (Richard, KY).
    This basic communication skills training program, developed by Robert R. Carkhuff, has been used by correctional agencies for more than thirty-five years to train officers and counselors. Sessions contained in this course are: introduction to the IPC (interpersonal communication) model; the basics -- sizing up the situation; positioning; posturing; observing; listening; summary of the basics; the add-ons -- communicating to inmates; responding to inmates -- identifying content; responding to inm... Read More
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    Tools of the Trade: A Guide to Incorporating Science Into Practice
    By Taxman, Faye S., et al.. National Institute of Corrections; MD Division of Parole and Probation; MD Governor's Office of Crime Control and Prevention; University of Maryland. National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC); Maryland Dept. of Public Safety and Correctional Services.
    The application of evidence-based research findings to the practice of offender supervision is explained. Sections of this manual include: introduction -- supervision as a behavioral management process to reduce recidivism; behavior and change; assessment and planning; communication tools; information tools; incentives to shape offender behavior; service tools; offender types; and guiding principles.... Read More
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    91 p.
    2004
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    Supermax Prisons and the Constitution: Liability Concerns in the Extended Control Unit
    By Collins, William C.. National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC).
    A monograph "intended to help prisons operate ultra-high-security facilities in a way that minimizes liability in litigation" is presented (p. v). Section contained in this manual include: executive summary; introduction; supermax and case law background; mental health; medical services; other conditions of confinement; use of force; the 14th Amendment due process and placement; access to the courts; the First Amendment religion, speech, and the press; and closing thoughts.... Read More
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    86 p.
    2004
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    Facility Development: Needs Assessment & Pre-Design Planning RFP Checklist [and] Planning & Design RFQ and RFP Checklist
    By Robertson, James. National Institute of Corrections. Jails Division (Longmont, CO); Voorhis/Robertson Justice Services, Inc. (Boulder, CO).
    In this compilation of three documents, critical elements to include in a needs assessment and planning services RFP and an architectural planning and design RFP or RFQ (Request for Qualifications) are identified. Issuing a separate RFP for needs assessment and facility planning services instead of combining this RFP with an RFP for architectural services is because "functional programming dictates facility design" (p. 2). Each document contains an overview of RFP content, checklist questions, a... Read More
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    32 p.
    2004
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    Resource Guide for Jail Administrators
    By Martin, Mark D.; Rosazza, Thomas A.. National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). National Institute of Corrections. Jails Division (Longmont, CO).
    A guide "developed to enhance the leadership skills, knowledge, and capabilities of jail administrators on issues of basic jail administration" is presented (p. v). Fourteen chapters comprise this guide: introduction; role, purpose, and characteristics of the jail; administration; facilities; staffing and scheduling; staff recruiting, selection, and retention; staff training; security, safety, and emergency preparedness; inmate behavior management; inmate discipline and grievance; special manag... Read More
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    305 p.
    2004
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    A Town Hall Meeting - Addressing the Prison Rape Elimination Act [Satellite/Internet Broadcast]
    National Institute of Corrections Academy (Longmont, CO).
    This 2-hour program in a town hall format was broadcast live from the American Correctional Association's Winter Conference in Phoenix, Arizona on January 10, 2005. The discussion panel includes various leaders working in and with corrections and criminal justice professionals. The intent of the broadcast is to provide education and up-to-date information on the Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA) to the field of corrections. Discussion topics include the following: issues of misconduct that init... Read More

    1 DVD (120 min.)
    2004
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    Annual Report to Congress: National Institute of Corrections: Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA) Public Law 108-79
    National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC).
    Presents a report that "fulfills the requirement in section 5(b) of the Prison Rape Elimination Act of 2003 (PREA) for the National Institute of Corrections (NIC) to submit an annual report to Congress and to the Secretary of Health and Human Services, summarizing the activities of the Department of Justice regarding prison rape abatement for the preceding year" (p. 3). This report is divided into two parts: introduction; and activities and accomplishments by five U.S. Department of Justice age... Read More
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    34 p.
    2004
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    Effective Prison Mental Health Services: Guidelines to Expand and Improve Treatment
    By Hills, Holly; Siegfried, Christine; Ickowitz, Alan. National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). National Mental Health Association (Alexandria, VA); National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC).
    "[H]istorical , legal, and ethical issues relevant to dealing with mental illness in the field of corrections" are discussed (p. iii). Chapters include: introduction; screening and assessment; mental health and substance abuse treatment; use of seclusion, segregation, and restraints; suicide prevention; treating women offenders; psychopharmacological intervention for psychiatric disorders; transitional services; treatment of special populations (e.g., persons with mental retardation or developme... Read More
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    91 p.
    2004
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    Correctional Health Care: Addressing the Needs of Elderly, Chronically Ill, and Terminally Ill Inmates
    By Anno, B. Jaye; Graham, Camelia; Lawrence, James E.; Shansky, Ronald. National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). Criminal Justice Institute (Middletown, CT); National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC).
    An exploratory report regarding the management of aging and infirm inmates is presented. Six chapters follow an executive summary:
    • Introduction;
    • What we know about elderly, chronically ill, and terminally ill inmates;
    • Effective evaluation for identifying the special needs of inmates;
    • Program, housing, and treatment considerations;
    • Ethical and policy considerations for the care of elderly and infirm inmates;
    • And conclusion.
    Appendixes include: Criminal Ju... Read More
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    148 p.
    2004
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    Developing Gender-Specific Classification Systems for Women Offenders
    By Hardyman, Patricia L.; Van Voorhis, Patricia. National Institute of Corrections. Prisons Division (Washington, DC). George Washington University. Institute on Crime, Justice and Corrections (Washington, DC); University of Cincinnati. Center for Criminal Justice Research (Cincinnati, OH); National Institute of Corrections. Prisons Division (Washington, DC).
    A report which highlights the results of two cooperative agreements from the National Institute of Corrections (NIC) addressing the critical need for gender-specific objective classification systems is presented.  Following an executive summary are six chapters: introduction; classification issues for women offenders--the literature; NIC Prisons Division--womens classification initiatives (e.g., National Assessment of Current Practices for Classifying Women Offenders and Working With Correc... Read More
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    81 p.
    2004
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    Implementing Effective Correctional Management of Offenders in the Community: An Integrated Model
    National Institute of Corrections. Community Corrections Division (Washington, DC). National Institute of Corrections. Community Corrections Division (Washington, DC); Crime and Justice Institute (Boston, MA).
    An introduction to an integrated model for the implementation of evidence-based principles in community corrections is provided. This document contains the following sections: overview; the project; the challenge of implementation; the Integrated Model; and conclusion. ... Read More
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    3 p.
    2004
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    Implementing Evidence-Based Practice in Community Corrections: The Principles of Effective Intervention
    National Institute of Corrections. Community Corrections Division (Washington, DC). National Institute of Corrections. Community Corrections Division (Washington, DC); Crime and Justice Institute (Boston, MA).
    Principles of effective evidence-based intervention are presented. Topics discussed include: evidence-based practice (EBP); term clarification; eight principles for effective interventions -- assess actuarial risk/needs, enhance intrinsic motivation, target interventions, skill train with directed practice, increase positive reinforcement, engage ongoing support in natural communities, measure relevant processes/practices, and provide measurement feedback; components of correctional interventio... Read More
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    19 p.
    2004
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    Implementing Evidence-Based Principles in Community Corrections: Collaboration for Systemic Change in the Criminal Justice System
    National Institute of Corrections. Community Corrections Division (Washington, DC). National Institute of Corrections. Community Corrections Division (Washington, DC); Crime and Justice Institute (Boston, MA).
    The use of collaboration to implement an integrated system reform model is explained. This publication has sections regarding: the need to collaborate; who should be included; the need for structure; sustaining collaboration; a collaborative model for implementing change; essential elements of collaboration; chartering; and consensus decision-making. ... Read More
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    9 p.
    2004
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    Implementing Evidence-Based Principles in Community Corrections: Leading Organizational Change and Development
    National Institute of Corrections. Community Corrections Division (Washington, DC). National Institute of Corrections. Community Corrections Division (Washington, DC); Crime and Justice Institute (Boston, MA).
    Organizational development (OD) concepts and strategies that foster organizational change and reform are described. Sections of this publication include: changing the way business is done -- the integrated model; organizational case management; the leadership challenge; the influence of infrastructure; step by step; the literature; the integrated organizational change process model; the importance of a healthy organization; leadership styles and leading change; managing transitions; and structu... Read More
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    18 p.
    2004
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    Proceedings of the Large Jail Network Meeting, February 2004
    National Institute of Corrections. Jails Division (Longmont, CO).
    Contents of these proceedings include: meeting highlights; Domestic Preparedness and the Impact on Large Jails by Sue Menser; meeting participants discussion of issues; Role of the Jail in Public Health Policy by Don Leach; MRSA (Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus Areus by Dennis Williams; response by jail and public health officials to contagious disease emergencies; National Sheriffs Association: Weapons of Mass Destruction Initiative: Jail Evacuation Planning and Implementation by Mike Jack... Read More
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    49 p.
    2004
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    Classification of High-Risk and Special Management Prisoners: A National Assessment of Current Practices
    By Austin, James; McGinnis, Kenneth. National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC); Security Response Technologies, Inc. (Middleton, MA); George Washington University. Institute on Crime, Justice and Corrections (Washington, DC).
    Results from a survey "designed to obtain information on the procedures used to classify high-risk inmates, particularly those in protective custody or administrative segregation, and inmates with mental illness or medical problems" are presented (p. xvi). Six chapters follow an executive summary:
    • Introduction;
    • Overview of risk assessment;
    • Risk assessment systems and instruments;
    • Findings of the National Survey of the Management of High-Risk Inmates;
    • Identificati... Read More
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    87 p.
    2004
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    Implementing Effective Correctional Management of Offenders in the Community
  • [Videoconference Held February 25, 2004]
  • National Institute of Corrections Academy (Longmont, CO) National Institute of Corrections. Community Corrections Division (Washington, DC).
    This satellite/Internet broadcast provides information about NIC's initiative on statewide implementation of effective correctional management of offenders in the community. Panelists from the Crime and Justice Institute, Inc., and NIC described the model constructs and processes used to facilitate practical application of the effective intervention principles in the two states serving as project sites. This presentation helps correctional administrators develop plans and processes for organ... Read More
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    1 DVD (180 min.)
    2004
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    Foundation Skills for Trainers: 32-Hour Training Program [Videoconference Held March 22-25, 2004]
    National Institute of Corrections Academy (Longmont, CO).
    This 32-hour program willl help participants develop the preparation, presentation, and platform delivery skills needed to conduct training using established curricula. Focus areas include the needs and characteristics of adult learners, learning styles, the role of the correctional trainer, managing a learner-centered training environment, asking and responding to questions, facilitating lesson plans, teaching to performance objectives, and basic teaching methods.... Read More
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    3 DVDs + 1 CD
    2004
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    Bureau of Prisons Clinical Practice Guidelines
    U.S. Bureau of Prisons (Washington, DC); National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC).
    Access to Federal Bureau of Prisons medical treatment and clinical practice guidelines and general resources is provided at this website.... Read More
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    2 p.
    2004
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    Self-Audit Instrument for Administrators of Direct Supervision Jails: Based on the Measurable Elements of Direct Supervision
    By O'Toole, Michael A.; Nelson, W. Raymond; Liebert, Dennis R.; Keller, Kristin D.. National Institute of Corrections. Jails Division (Longmont, CO).
    The "necessary information, instruction, and tools to conduct self-audits that will indicate how well the concepts and principles of direct supervision are being implemented" are provided (p. 1.1). Sections comprising this manual are: introduction; the annotated principles of direct supervision; table -- measurable elements of direct supervision; instruction sheets; administrator/management/supervisory questionnaire; officer questionnaire; inmate questionnaire; document review questionnaire and ... Read More
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    219 p.
    2004
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    Correctional Staff Wellness: Making Choices Toward a Higher Level of Total Health and Well Being
  • [Videoconference Held June 16, 2004]
  • National Institute of Corrections Academy (Longmont, CO).
    This program focuses on the importance of staff wellness in a correctional environment. Topics discussed include:
    • Mental and physical health;
    • Substance abuse;
    • How to recognize and manage stress in the workplace;
    • Stress-related symptoms;
    • And staff support resources.... Read More

    1 DVD (180 min.)
    2004
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    Enhancing Prison Classification Systems: The Emerging Role of Management Information Systems
    By Brennan, Tim; Wells, David; Alexander, Jack. National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). Northpointe Institute for Public Management (Traverse City, MI); National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC).
    The effects of information technology (IT) and computation developments on prison classification productivity are examined (p. vi). Ten chapters follow an executive summary: current status of MIS (management information system) support for prison classification brief review; MIS software, IT and classification productivity; offender classification roles and data requirements; automated prison classification system features and functions; software design principles and the user interface; evaluat... Read More
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    254 p.
    2004
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    LJN Exchange, Annual Issue 2004; Large Jail Network Exchange, Annual Issue 2004
    By (Multiple). National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). LIS, Inc. (Longmont, CO); National Institute of Corrections Information Center (Longmont, Colorado).
    This issue includes: Foreword, by Richard Geaither, National Institute of Corrections Jails Division; You Can Do It: Putting an End to Pharmacy Cost Increases, by Mike Kalonick, Milwaukee County Sheriff's Office, Detention Bureau; Accreditation for Adult Local Detention Facilities: Moving from Process Measures to Outcome Measures, by Bob Verdeyen, American Correctional Association; Got Training? Training as a Strategic Management Tool for Performance Enhancement, by Tom Reid, Na... Read More
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    56 p.
    2004
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    Training Programs for Juvenile Corrections Professionals, June 1, 2004 - May 31, 2005
    National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC); Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (Washington, DC).
    Describes the training programs and technical assistance available from the National Institute of Corrections (NIC) Academy Division through an interagency partnership with the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP). Includes application instructions and forms. ... Read More
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    2004
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    Bibliography on Staff Sexual Misconduct with Offenders
    National Institute of Corrections Academy (Longmont, CO) Washington College of Law (Washington, DC).
    A list of 19 items that provide information about staff sexual misconduct is presented.... Read More
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    2 p.
    2004
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    Building Agency Success: Developing an Effective FTO/OJT Training Program [Videoconference Held August 17-19, 2004]
    National Institute of Corrections Academy (Longmont, CO).
    This 3-day broadcast program provides participants with the knowledge and skills to develop a formal on-the-job training (OJT) program for new employees based on a corrections-specific FTO model. It includes using the FTO task-specific format, developing FTO modules, conducting proficiency tests, and implementing a formal FTO teaching process. Each participant will develop an FTO module as part of the training. Several demonstrations of the FTO format and teaching process are provided. This ... Read More
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    3 DVDs (888 min.) + 1 CD-ROM
    2004
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    Classification of High-Risk Offenders
  • [Videoconference Held September 1, 2004]
  • National Institute of Corrections Academy (Longmont, CO).
    Prison systems experience continued pressure to house offenders in the most appropriate setting possible. While most correctional systems have implemented objective classification systems that have become quite effective in identifying inmates for the general prison population, less attention has been given to accurately classifying inmates who pose a higher risk and may require special management within the prison setting. This satellite/Internet training program will report on a study cond... Read More

    1 DVD (159 min.)
    2004
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    Two Probation Officer/Offender Contact Sessions (PO 1 & 2) [Motivational Interviewing]
    National Institute of Corrections Academy (Longmont, CO) National Institute of Corrections. Community Corrections Division (Washington, DC).
    These two role-played scenarios can be used in training or skill coding sessions as examples of:
    • 1) A traditional probation supervision session
    • 2) A supervision session during which the probation officer uses motivational interviewing skills.
    Coded and uncoded transcripts are available upon request. ... Read More
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    Video (10 min.)
    2004
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    2003 Environmental Scan Update
    National Institute of Corrections Information Center (Longmont, CO); LIS, Inc. (Longmont, CO).
    Changes and forces that may affect the programming of the National Institute of Corrections are analyzed and commented on. This environmental scan is comprised of the following sections: international developments; social and demographic trends; the economy; governmental spending; public attitudes and public policy; the workforce; technology; crime and justice tends; and corrections population and trends.... Read More
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    15 p.
    2004
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    Supervisory Leadership for Women in Corrections [Participant's Manual]
    National Institute of Corrections Academy (Longmont, CO).
    Participants will assess their personal leadership styles and set specific goals for a career development plan during this 36-hour course. Five sections comprise this manual: leadership -- self-mastery, network relationships, and positive politics; our dragons -- feedback; relationships, power, and leadership; expanding our world view -- learn, change and grow; and returning renewed and refreshed.... Read More
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    142 p.
    2004
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    Building Leadership Development Systems in Juvenile Justice Agencies [Participant's Manual]
    National Institute of Corrections Academy (Longmont, CO); U.S. Dept. of Justice. Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (Washington, DC).
    The development and implementation of an in-house leadership and management development system (within existing agency parameters) are discussed during this 30-hour course. Sections of this manual include: training program introduction; setting a context and identifying trends; trainer and training function self-assessment; strategies for getting management buy-in; establishing a design team and advisory board; identifying candidates for your program; competency development and assessment of ma... Read More
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    124 p.
    2004
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    Releasing Inmates from Prisons: Profiles of State Practices
    By Linke, Larry; Ritchie, Peggy. National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). LIS, Inc. (Longmont, CO); National Institute of Corrections Information Center (Longmont, CO); National Institute of Corrections. Prisons Division (Washington, DC).
    "This report provides a profile of each state's corrections systems and the agencies and processes involved in planning for and releasing inmates from state prisons" (p. 2). Each profile includes information about the state's corrections system background, prison-based release planning, parole board planning, and inmate release process.... Read More
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    371 p.
    2004
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    Addressing Staff Sexual Misconduct with Offenders Curriculum: Instructor's Guide [Lesson Plan and Participant's Manual]
    National Institute of Corrections. Prisons Division (Washington, DC); Washington College of Law (Washington, DC).
    Complex issues surrounding staff sexual misconduct are addressed during this 36-hour training program. Modules comprising this curriculum are: defining staff sexual misconduct with offenders; state laws; staff sexual misconduct -- the nature of one's role and power; policy; action planning; agency culture; management and operational practices; training; investigating allegations of staff sexual misconduct with offenders; human resources; legal considerations; developing a community and media re... Read More

    1 computer disk; CD-ROM
    2004
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    Prison Classification Series
    National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC); National Institute of Corrections. Prisons Division (Washington, DC).
    This is a collection of material about prison classification. Use the link on the right to download the following titles:
    • Classification of High-Risk and Special Management Prisoners: A National Assessment of Current Practices
    • Classification of Women Offenders: A National Assessment of Current Practices
    • Developing Gender-Specific Classification for Women Offenders
    • Enhancing Prison Classification Systems: The Emerging Role of Management Information Systems
    • Internal Prison Class... Read More
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    2003
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    Youthful Offenders in Adult Corrections: Effective Interventions
  • [Videoconference held September 15-19, 2003]
  • National Institute of Corrections Academy (Longmont, CO).
    This 32-hour program presents a research-based, practical curriculum that teaches principles and implementation of effective interventions ("what works") within the context of managing youthful offenders in an adult correctional environment. This highly interactive approach to training both security and treatment staff uses modeled behaviors and guided practice for developing skills needed to work with this unique offender population. The training program combines all of the elements of effe... Read More
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    3 DVDs (554 min.) + 1 CD
    2003
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    Training Design and Development
  • [Lesson Plans and Participant's Manual]
  • National Institute of Corrections Academy (Longmont, CO); U.S. Dept. of Justice. Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (Washington, DC).
    This program explains the systematic design of training based upon the Instructional Theory Into Practice (ITIP) model. The program was developed under a cooperative agreement with the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention for the juvenile system audience. The following modules are contained in this manual:
    • Training program overview;
    • Learner centered instruction;
    • Assessment;
    • Performance objectives;
    • ITIP model for instructional design;
    • Instructional strategie... Read More
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    600 pages
    2003
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    Exploring the Dynamics & Principles of Effective Leadership [Lesson Plan and Participant's Manual]; Leadership Curriculum
    National Institute of Corrections Academy. Western Regional Field Coordinators (N.P.).
    A leadership curriculum package that provides "a quickie look at the work of a leader and how best to do it" is presented. Contents of this collection are: guide to assembling the lesson plan and participant handout; instructor notes; copies of overheads; program text; action plan presentation worksheet; action plan worksheet; Leadership Challenge and Evaluation; list of leadership competencies; and promotional material.... Read More
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    84 p.
    2003
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    Developing "Coaches" for New Wardens [Participant's Manual]
    National Institute of Corrections Academy (Longmont, CO).
    Training and practical experience in the techniques and skills of Co-Active coaching as the foundation of a leadership culture are provided during this 36-hour program. Topics covered include: leadership culture; coaching principles; commitment and high performance; Co-Active leadership coaching; listening levels; coaching practice; learning steps; powerful questions; complete requests get action; action and awareness create continuous learning; values; assumptions and interpretations; the "gre... Read More
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    49 p.
    2003
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    Effective Management of Female Inmates: Applying the Research on Gender Responsive Correctional Strategies to Local Jails
    By Bloom, Barbara; Owen, Barbara; Covington, Stephanie. American Jail Association (Hagerstown, MD); National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC).
    Research, practice, and guiding principles related to gender-responsive strategies and utilized in jail settings are exchanged. The six guiding principles are: acknowledge that gender makes a difference; create an environment based on safety, respect, and dignity; develop policies, practices, and programs that are relational and promote healthy connections to children, family, significant others, and the community; address the issues of substance abuse, trauma, and mental health through compreh... Read More
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    19 p.
    2003
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    Policy and Procedures Development
    By Bounds, Bruce. National Institute of Corrections Jail Center (Boulder, CO).
    Guidelines for the creation of mission statements, policies, and procedures are presented. The contents of this document include: critiques of individual policies for inmate rules and regulations, commissary orders, reporting of maintenance problems, and night lock-up of residents; mission statement -- definition, rationale, and development criteria; policy and procedures -- definitions and rationale; policy and procedure content elements; policy construction criteria; procedure construction cri... Read More
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    18 p.
    2003
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    Gender-Responsive Strategies: Research, Practice, and Guiding Principles for Women Offenders
    By Bloom, Barbara; Owen, Barbara; Covington, Stephanie. National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC).
    Guidance for those individuals "seeking to more effectively respond to the behavior and circumstances of the female offender" is offered (p. iv). An executive summary and the following four chapters comprise this manual: characteristics of women in the criminal justice system -- a descriptive summary; women offenders and criminal justice practice; the context of women's lives -- a multidisciplinary review of research and theory; and a new vision -- guiding principles for a gender-responsive cri... Read More
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    133 p.
    2003
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    Office of Correctional Job Training and Placement Glossary of Terms
    National Institute of Corrections. Office of Correctional Job Training and Placement (Washington, DC).
    A list of definitions for the most commonly used terms in training programs sponsored by this agency (OCJTP) are provided. ... Read More
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    5 p.
    2003
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    Job Descriptions
    National Institute of Corrections. Office of Correctional Job Training and Placement (Washington, DC).
    "[A] comprehensive list of skills, functions, and duties for use by agencies in developing job descriptions for Offender Employment Specialist (OES), Offender Workforce Development Specialist (OWDS) and Offender Workforce Development Program Manager (OWDPM)" are identified and provided (p. 1).... Read More
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    15 p.
    2003
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    Proceedings of the Large Jail Network Meeting, July 2003
    National Institute of Corrections. Jails Division (Longmont, CO).
    These proceedings are comprised of: Highlights of the Meeting Sessions; Stay Awake or You Will Trip Over the Future by Tom Esensten; Video Presentation: Beyond the Myths: Jails in Your Community introduced by Virginia Hutchinson; Defining the Future and Exploring Organizational Strategies by Esensten: Future Trends and Their Impact on Jail Management by Marilyn Chandler Ford; Jail Population Growth: Sources of Growth and Stability by Allen Beck; Jail Standards and Accreditation: Are There Still ... Read More
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    55 p.
    2003
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    Nuts and Bolts of the Curriculum Development Process
    National Institute of Corrections Academy (Longmont, CO); U.S. Dept. of Justice. Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (Washington, DC).
    An overview of the curriculum development process is presented. The following sections comprise this document: needs assessment; the planning session and content development; content development; pilot delivery and revision; the completed curriculum package; and budget estimates for each step of the process. This overview can be used with the document "Designing Learner Centered Instruction" (NIC Accession no. 018534).... Read More
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    10 p.
    2003
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    Findings in Prison Classification and Risk Assessment
    By Austin, James. National Institute of Corrections. Prisons Division (Washington, DC).
    New information and knowledge learned regarding classification and risk assessment systems are reviewed. Topics discussed include: differences between prison classification and public risk assessment; differences between external and internal prison classification systems; standards in evaluating prisoner classification and other risk assessment instruments; the logic of prisoner classification systems; issues in reliability; issues in validity; factors associated with misconduct; impact of pris... Read More
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    7 p.
    2003
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    Children of Prisoners: Children of Promise
  • [Videoconference Held June 18, 2003]
  • National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC).
    This videoconference identifies the problems and greatest needs of incarcerated parents and caretakers with regard to their children. It specifically addresses:
    • Problems and issues that children of prisoners or former prisoners face that put the kids at risk;
    • Evidence-based and promising approaches to support these children and build on their strengths;
    • And the benefits of the criminal justice system becoming more family-friendly.... Read More

    1 DVD (151 min.)
    2003
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    Transition from Prison to the Community [Videoconference Held February 12, 2003]
    National Institute of Corrections Academy (Longmont, CO); National Institute of Corrections. Community Corrections Division (Washington, DC).
    This videoconference provides Information regarding the National Institute of Corrections' transition initiative and model. The transition model assists not only offenders released to community supervision, but also releasees who have served their full sentence. Topics covered include:
    • History of transition;
    • OJP Going Home overview;
    • Key trends;
    • Transition principles;
    • Collaboration promotion;
    • What works;
    • The NIC Transition Model;
    • Examples of the NIC Transition Model;Read More

    1 DVD (180 minutes)
    2003
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    Jail Design Review Handbook
    By Goldman, Mark. National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC).
    A tool for reviewing conceptual options and schematic designs for new or renovated jails is presented. Five chapters make up this handbook: introduction and overview; the jurisdiction's involvement throughout the planning and design process; how to read architects' drawings; checklists; and conclusion and next steps. ... Read More
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    123 p.
    2003
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    Proceedings of the Large Jail Network Meeting, February 2003
    National Institute of Corrections. Jails Division (Longmont, CO).
    Contents of these proceedings include: meeting highlights; "The Future of Jail Legislation, Resources, and Funding by Michael Thompson; "Legislation, Resources, and Funding: A Perspective From Our Professional Associations" by Stephen Ingley, Jim Gondles, and Tom Faust; open forum discussion with professional associations' representatives; "Handling Legislation and Dealing Effectively with Funding Authorities" by Calvin Lightfoot and Thompson; "The Role of Professional Standards and Internal Aff... Read More
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    57 p.
    2003
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    Designing Learner Centered Instruction
    By Gurnell, Betty; LeMaster, Leslie. National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC); U.S. Dept. of Justice. Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (Washington, DC). National Institute of Corrections Academy (Longmont, CO).
    A seven-step process for developing and designing a training program according to the ITIP (instructional theory into practice) format is described. Curriculum developers will be taught to create programs that will: teach state-of-the-art information and skills based upon needs assessment analysis; employ learner-centered technologies; help participants succeed with realistic performance objectives; facilitate the transfer of learning to the job setting; promote consistency between training prog... Read More
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    20 p.
    2003
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    Institutional Culture
  • [Videoconference Held July 23, 2003]
  • National Institute of Corrections Academy (Longmont, CO); National Institute of Corrections. Prisons Division (Washington, DC).
    This training program helps participants identify the factors that shape an institution's culture and offers ways to attempt to change that culture. This videoconference covers:
    • The importance and value of examining institutional culture;
    • Institutional culture and default culture;
    • Components of a comprehensive institutional culture assessment protocol;
    • Benefits of conducting institutional culture assessment;
    • The leader's role in shaping institutional culture;
    • Steps to take ... Read More

    1 DVD (162 min.)
    2003
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    Corrections Agency Collaborations with Public Health
    National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). LIS, Inc. (Longmont, CO); National Institute of Corrections. Information Center (Longmont, CO).
    Reports on the prevalence and scope of collaboration agreements between state departments of correction and public health, plus agency perspectives on their effectiveness. This publication discusses: who provides inmate health care?; forms of corrections-public health collaboration; responsibility for delivery of inmate health care; collaborative services for specific inmate populations; accountability and control within collaborative health care efforts; agency observations on collaboration; ba... Read More
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    20 p.
    2003
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    Building New Employee Success with an Effective Field Training Officer (FTO) Program [Videoconference Held August 20, 2003]
    National Institute of Corrections Academy (Longmont, CO).
    This program explores the development of a formal new employee on-the-job (OTJ) program based on a corrections-specific FTO model. This broadcast covers:
    • Assessing the current FTO program;
    • The FTO task-specific format;
    • Developing FTO models;
    • Conducting proficiency tests;
    • And the formal FTO teaching process.
  • Several demonstrations of the FTO format and teaching process are also included. This DVD can be used in conjunction with NIC accession nos. 019008 and 020603.... Read More

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    2003
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    Southern Region Field Coordinators Team Charter
    National Institute of Corrections Academy. Southern Region Field Coordinators (N.P.).
    By-laws for the Southern RFC are supplied. Sections within this document include: mission statement; team decision-making process; decision making authority; factors that impact decisions and participation; charter review; Southern Region team values -- creativity, diversity, learning, capacity building, and collaboration and teamwork; team member roles and functions -- project team facilitator, scribe, recorder, timekeeper, RFC team member, conference call coordinator, conference call facilita... Read More
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    8 p.
    2003
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    Effective Retraining: Fun, Focused, Fresh! [Participant's Manual]
    National Institute of Corrections Academy (Longmont, CO); U.S. Dept. of Justice. Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (Washington, DC).
    The need for and process of retraining in an organization are discussed during this 3-hour workshop. Topics covered include: what does retraining look like in your organization?; benefits of refresher/in-service training; philosophy of adult education and its application to retraining; addressing four basic questions adults bring to training; and development of individual commitment statements. ... Read More
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    29 p.
    2003
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    Issues in Jail Operations, 2003: Perspectives from State Jail Inspection Agencies
    By Clem, Connie; Sheanin, Dave. National Institution of Corrections. Jails Division (Longmont, CO). LIS, Inc. (Longmont, CO); National Institute of Corrections Information Center (Longmont, CO).
    "[A]reas in which jails tend to be deficient, suggesting the need for new or revised forms of NIC assistance" are identified (p.2). Issues examined include: age of facilities; accreditation; compliance with policy and procedure standards; adequacy of policy and procedure manuals; adequacy of staffing; staff turnover; compliance with staffing standards; compliance with staff training standards; exceeding capacity; coordinating councils; pretrial services programs; availability of specific pretria... Read More
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    27 p.
    2003
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    Re-Entry Blog
    By Parent, Dale, ed.; Barnett, Liz, ed.. Abt Associates (Cambridge, MA); National Institute of Corrections. Transition from Prison to Community Initiative (Washington, DC).
    Access to "[r]ecent information about transition from prison to the community includes meetings, best practices, federal government programs, and news" is available at this website.... Read More
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    9 p.
    2003
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    Authority of State-Level Jail Inspection Agencies to Close County/Local Jails
    National Institute of Corrections Information Center (Longmont, CO); LIS, Inc. (Longmont, CO).
    Responses "to a question posed in November 2003 by the NIC Jails Division on that agency's private e-mail discussion list provided for chief state jail inspectors" are provided (p. 1). Seventeen of 23 responding agencies noted that jail inspectors do not have authority to close jails.... Read More
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    3 p.
    2003
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    Comprehensive Objective Prison Classification [Participant's Manual]
    National Institute of Corrections Academy (Longmont, CO).
    The development of both external and internal prison classification procedures are covered during this 36-hour program. Sections of this manual address: action planning; evaluation standards for classification; internal classification; high risk and special needs; women's classification issues; information systems; litigation issues; implementation strategies; assessment of external classification system; and supplementary reading.... Read More
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    188 p.
    2003
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    Results of Data Analysis: NIC Needs Assessment on Correctional Management and Executive Leadership Development
    By Clem, Connie. National Institute of Corrections Information Center (Longmont, CO); LIS, Inc. (Longmont, CO).
    Demographics, turnover, and leadership development for four levels of correctional management (e.g., executive leaders, senior leaders, managers, and supervisors) are analyzed. Sections comprising this report are: project background; key findings; the survey sample; overview -- analysis of data for all responses; analysis of data on executive level positions; analysis of data on senior leader positions; analysis of data on management level positions; analysis of data on supervisory positions; a... Read More
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    47 p.
    2003
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    Classification in Probation and Parole: A Model Systems Approach - Supplemental Report: The Client Management Classification System
    National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC); Wisconsin Bureau of Community Corrections (Madison, WI).
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    2003
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    Beyond the Myths: The Jail in Your Community
    National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). National Institute of Corrections. Jails Division (Longmont, CO).
    This resource provides a foundation for the efforts of sheriffs and jail administrators to provide the public information about jails generally, their jails specifically, and the need for community interest in local jail issues. It can also be used to educate prospective jail employees about local detention.
    Closed captions are only available in the DVD version.... Read More
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    2003
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    New Approaches to Staff Safety
    By Thornton, Robert L.; Schweer, Ronald G.; Barton, Joe S.. National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC).
    Key staff safety training issues for community corrections agencies are discussed. This manual addresses:
    • Use-of-force continuum;
    • Crisis prevention;
    • Self defense and physical fitness;
    • Oleoresin capsicum;
    • Body protection;
    • Safety in the office;
    • Protection from disasters;
    • Arrest, search, and seizure;
    • Field work;
    • Canine considerations;
    • Scenario training;
    • And critical incidents.
    Appendixes include: a model protocol for criti... Read More
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    130 p.
    2002
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    Environmental Scan: Reviewing Issues and Forces That Will Influence Strategic Planning of the National Institute of Corrections
    National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). National Institute of Corrections Information Center (Longmont, CO); LIS, Inc. (Longmont, CO).
    An analysis of changes and forces that may affect NIC programming in the near future is presented. Seven sections comprise this scan: societal and demographic trends; economic and business developments; workforce issues; public opinion; crime and justice trends; technological developments; and health and mental health.... Read More
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    35 p.
    2002
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    Staffing Analysis for Women's Prisons and Special Prison Populations
    By Harding, B.G.. National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). LIS, Inc. (Longmont, CO); National Institute of Corrections Information Center (Longmont, CO); National Institute of Corrections. Prisons Division (Washington, DC).
    Results from an examination of "staffing analysis processes and staffing outcomes in prisons or units housing three inmate populations" are presented (p. 1). Sections of this report include: project method; key findings; themes in staffing and staffing analysis; methods and outcomes; staffing for mentally ill populations; staffing for medical needs populations; staffing for women's facilities; and conclusion. The same formal staffing analysis process used for the male general population is utili... Read More
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    12 p.
    2002
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    Developing and Revising Detention Facility Policies and Procedures
    By Martin, Mark D.. National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC).
    A "basic, updated guide to assist local detention administrators in developing and revising their policy and procedure manuals" is presented (p. 1). Following an introduction, this manual addresses: the development and revision process; developing policies and procedures; preparing the manual; policy and procedure implementation; monitoring staff compliance; and maintaining the manual. Appendixes provide: a sample policy and procedure manual topic outline; a scenario planning worksheet; exampl... Read More
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    35 p.
    2002
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    Transition from Prison to Community Initiative
    By Barnett, Liz; Parent, Dale G.. Abt Associates (Cambridge, MA); National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC).
    An examination of the Transition from Prison to Community Initiative (TPCI) from the National Institute of Corrections (NIC) is presented. This report contains two parts -- the problem and the solution. Sections that comprise the second part of this document, an in-depth look at TPCI are: a new model for the transition process -- an overview of TPCI and a description of its seven elements; and the implementation of the transition model -- partnerships and how to overcome barriers. TPCI "will he... Read More
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    37 p.
    2002
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    Inmate Sexual Assault: An Overview of Selected Print and Electronic Resources
    By Linke, Larry. LIS, Inc. (Longmont, CO); National Institute of Corrections Information Center (Longmont, CO).
    An overview of research and information sources dealing with prison rape is presented. Created in response to increased interest generated by the "Prison Rape Reduction Act of 2002," this document provides a background to the Act and summaries of research on prison sex and assaults. Also included is a copy of the Act (Senate Bill 2619). ... Read More
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    40 p.
    2002
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    Services for Families of Prison Inmates
    National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). LIS, Inc. (Longmont, CO); National Institute of Corrections Information Center (Longmont, CO); National Institute of Corrections. Prisons Division (Washington, DC).
    Responses from 54 agencies that answered this survey are analyzed and reported. The following sections are contained in this report: introduction; project method; agency initiatives related to families of inmates; facility assignment and visitation assistance; services for inmates with children; services to pregnant inmates and mothers of infants and young children; provision of parenting and parent-child programs in men's and women's prisons; program evaluations; and conclusion. Involvement in ... Read More
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    15 p.
    2002
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    Jail Resource Issues: What Every Funding Authority Needs to Know
    By Bowker, Gary M.. National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC).
    Basic information about jail operations is provided to contribute to a better understanding of the funding authority's roles and responsibilities regarding the jail. This report contains the following chapters: the jail as a primary function of local government; the purpose of the jail and its role in the local criminal justice system; the jail population; jail litigation and standards; key elements of effective jail operations; and funding authority roles and responsibilities. ... Read More
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    34 p.
    2002
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    Internal Prison Classification Systems: Case Studies in Their Development and Implementation
    By Hardyman, Patricia L.. National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). George Washington University. Institute on Crime, Justice and Corrections (Washington, DC); National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC).
    The development, implementation, impact assessment, and refinement of objective internal classification systems are examined. In addition to an executive summary, this report contains three chapters: introduction; description of the states' internal classification initiatives (Connecticut, Colorado, Washington, Oregon, Florida, New Jersey, South Dakota, and Missouri); and common problems, issues, and solutions. Appendixes include: Checklist for the Analysis of Life History of Adult Offenders (CA... Read More
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    105 p.
    2002
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    Revalidating External Prison Classification Systems: The Experience of Ten States and Model for Classification Reform
    By Hardyman, Patricia L.; Austin, James; Tulloch, Owan C.. National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). George Washington University Institute on Crime, Justice and Corrections (Washington, DC); National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC).
    Work undertaken by the participating states is described, an outline of the fundamental tasks required for a revalidation effort is provided, and external classification trends and lessons learned from these classification reforms are summarized within this report (p. x). This report is comprised of the following sections: executive summary; introduction; NIC classification goals and objectives; description of the ten states' external classification initiatives (Virginia, Montana, Oregon, Oklaho... Read More
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    129 p.
    2002
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    Preventing Jail Crowding: A Practical Guide
    By Cushman, Robert C.. National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC).
    An explanation on how to use the jail population analysis formula is offered. This paper looks at: the sources of jail crowding; the dynamics that create changes in jail occupancy levels; swings in jail occupancy levels; a jail population analysis system; reducing the inmate population in a crowded jail; policy choices; and the key to preventing crowding. ... Read More
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    12 p.
    2002
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    Jail Crowding: Understanding Jail Population Dynamics
    By Cunniff, Mark A.. National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC).
    Steps involved in developing an understanding of jail population dynamics and factors behind jail crowding are delineated. Sections of this report include: executive summary; how can factors behind jail crowding be identified?; key questions to ask in order to understand jail population dynamics; trends that are driving jail population growth; how to forecast future needs; benefits and elements of an effective analytic process; and elements of the analytic process. Appendixes include: "Preventin... Read More
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    49 p.
    2002
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    Restorative Justice: Principles, Practices, and Implementation (Training Broadcast)
    National Institute of Corrections Academy (Longmont, CO).
    An introduction to restorative justice concepts, principles, and values is provided during this 32-hour distance learning program. Participants will be able to:
    • Recognize the traumatic impact of crime on victims, communities, and offenders and ways to be responsive to crime victims' needs and interests
    • Explain and evaluate the configuration, methods, and potential uses of various restorative practices
    • Identify several practical strategies for developing active partnersh... Read More
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    Budget Guide for Jail Administrators - Part 1: Developing the Budget
    By Martin, Mark D.. National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). National Institute of Corrections. Jails Division (Longmont, CO).
    Designed for jail administrators, this guide discusses the elements of an effective process for budgeting both capital and operational jail expenses. This document contains the following sections:
    • An effective budget process;
    • Cooperative effort within the budget process;
    • Budget preparation -- information and materials;
    • Jail budget development -- needs assessment, estimating budget expenditures, preparing the budget document, submitting the budget package, presenting the... Read More
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    41 p.
    2002
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    Budget Guide for Jail Administrators - Part 3: Beyond Budget Allocation - Sources of Funding and Services
    By Martin, Mark D.. National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). National Institute of Corrections. Jails Division (Longmont, CO).
    Designed for jail administrators, this guide describes strategies for identifying, securing, and coordinating jai resources from multiple sources, both internally and externally. Three sections comprise this document: (1) Jail resource types and potential sources -- generating revenue, using the services of other agencies, soliciting donations from the community, and how the jail and community are linked by a common goal; (2) Strategies for securing, coordinating, and managing jail resou... Read More
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    22 p.
    2002
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    Budget Guide for Jail Administrators - Part 2: Managing the Budget
    By Martin, Mark D.. National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). National Institute of Corrections. Jails Division (Longmont, CO).
    Designed for jail administrators, this guide provides an overview of jail budget management, along with relevant responsibilities and strategies. Key aspects of jail budget management examined include:
    • Budget implementation -- developing and using a plan to monitor expenditures;
    • Budget management -- monitoring, managing, and controlling expenditures while garnering support;
    • Jail revenue monitoring and management -- developing revenue plans;
    • Performance monitoring -- es... Read More
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    29 p.
    2002
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    Proceedings of the Large Jail Network Meeting, January 2002
    National Institute of Corrections. Jails Division (Longmont, CO).
    Contents of these proceedings include: meeting highlights; issues important to meeting participants; "Diversity Recruitment: Techniques and Community Networking" by Arthur Wallenstein; "Preventing Staff Sexual Misconduct" by Susan McCampbell; "Consular Notification and Access" by Clyde Howard; "Why Corrections Professionals Should Be Concerned With In-Custody ADA Issues" by Timothy Ryan; "Special Needs of Female Inmates" by Richard Rouse, William Montague, Dennis Scheuller, Joe Schmitz, and Brid... Read More
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    64 p.
    2002
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    Jail Inmates with Mental Illness: A Community Problem
  • [Videoconference Held April 17, 2002]
  • National Institute of Corrections Academy (Longmont, CO).
    This videoconference addresses issues faced by jails that must deal with increasing numbers of inmates with serious mental illnesses. Topics discussed include:
    • Essential jail-based service components for mentally ill inmates;
    • Creative approaches to meet the service needs of the mentally ill;
    • Identification of potential resources that can be used in the management of this special population;
    • Mental health courts;
    • And how to maintain continuity of care.
    ... Read More

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    2002
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    National Institute of Corrections Drug-Free Prison Zone Project: Evaluation Component for Each of Eight State Sites: Final Report
    By Holsinger, Alexander M.. National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). University of Missouri-Kansas City. Dept. of Sociology/Criminal Justice and Criminology (Kansas City, MO); National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC).
    Results from projects implementing new strategies for drug interdiction within an institutional setting are presented. This compilation includes findings from final evaluation reports provided by Maryland, California, Kansas, New York, and Florida.... Read More
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    60 p.
    2002
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    Tribal Resource Guide
    National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC); U.S. Dept. of Justice. Corrections Program Office (Washington, DC).
    Program/Agency contact, program objectives, applicant eligibility, eligible beneficiaries, and types of assistance available from 15 federal agencies are provided. Appendixes contain information about: Indian Tribal entities (within the contiguous 48 states) recognized and eligible to receive services from the U.S. Bureau of Indian Affairs; recognized and eligible Native entities within Alaska; U.S. Department websites; criminal justice and substance abuse resources, information, and technical a... Read More
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    112 p.
    2002
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    NIC Broadcast: Mental Illness in Jails Q & A
    National Institute of Corrections Academy (Longmont, CO).
    Questions and answers regarding the following topics are provided: deferred prosecution, recidivism, isolation, cost concerns, coordinated efforts, medicating for behavior issues, classification, diversion and mental health courts, jail overcrowding, rehabilitation, privitization, standards of care, assessment tools, treatment review committees, follow-up, stakeholders, case referral, continuity of care, and additional resources.... Read More
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    9 p.
    2002
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    Meeting the Challenge in Correctional Mental Health Care: The Prison Experience
  • [Videoconference Held June 19, 2002]
  • National Institute of Corrections Academy (Longmont, CO).
    This videoconference provides Information regarding cooperation between correctional agencies and mental health authorities to ensure continuity of care and adequate treatment for offenders with mental illness or mental health problems. Participants will learn about:
    • The scope of the problem concerning mental illness in prison;
    • Innovative program strategies and best practices;
    • The value of early planning for community re-entry;
    • And approaches for determining program effi... Read More

    1 DVD (180 min.)
    2002
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    Understanding Managed Behavioral Health Care in Community Corrections
  • [Videoconference Held July 17, 2002]
  • National Institute of Corrections Academy (Longmont, CO).
    This program addresses behavior health care services for offenders under community supervision. Topics include: mental illness and its impact on individuals in community corrections; special issues with behavioral managed care in criminal justice; the history and components of managed behavioral healthcare and what has not worked; what constitutes good managed behavioral healthcare; legal issues and liabilities related to behavioral health care and community corrections; collaborative strate... Read More

    1 DVD (180 min.)
    2002
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    Systemic Approaches to Emergency Preparedness Affecting Correctional Communities [Videoconference Held July 31, 2002]
    National Institute of Corrections Academy (Longmont, CO).
    This 3-hour videoconference explains emergency preparedness action planning from a systemic perspective conducive to natural community partnerships. The following topics are discussed:
    • The nature of corrections-related emergencies;
    • Partners, resources, and mechanisms for stakeholder response to emergencies;
    • Elements of a written emergency plan;
    • Assessment strategies for level of alert and responses from line staff through the command level;
    • Follow-up after emergen... Read More

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    2002
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    Staff Sexual Misconduct with Inmates: Policy Development Guide for Sheriffs and Jail Administrators
    By McCampbell, Susan W.; Fischer, Larry S.. National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). Center for Innovative Public Policies (Tamarac, FL); National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC).
    Tools to assess an organization and implement strategies to prevent staff sexual misconduct in a jail setting are provided. The following sections comprise this document: introduction; using this guide; how to know if an agency needs a policy -- what staff sexual misconduct is, definitions, red flags, and writing policies and procedures; and agency triage -- administrative and management practices, security and supervision, investigations, and inmate programming.... Read More
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    41 p.
    2002
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    Proceedings of the Large Jail Network Meeting, July 2002
    National Institute of Corrections. Jails Division (Longmont, CO).
    Contents of these proceedings include: meeting highlights; "Cost Containment for Inmate Health Care" by Rebecca Craig; "Taming the Cost of Health Care in Detentions: What Works in San Diego County" by William Sparrow; "Confronting Costs for Medical Care: Open Forum Discussion"; "Increased Medical Costs: Managed Care and Private Contracts" by David Parrish and Dennis Williams; "Public Health and Jails: Challenges and Current Activities" by Roberto Hugh Potter and Dennis Andrews; "Succession Plann... Read More
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    65 p.
    2002
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    Mentoring in the Corrections Workplace: A Self-Paced Workbook
    National Institute of Corrections Academy. Southern Regional Field Coordinators (N.P.).
    A self-paced course on how to be an effective mentor is presented. This workbook covers: performance objectives; the differing tasks of a mentor and a supervisor; qualities and experiences (resources) a mentor has; rules of mentoring; effective listening; setting expectations; goal setting; feedback; exploring options and ideas; pitfalls; transitioning; mentor's checklist; action plan; and reviewing the mentor/mentee relationship.... Read More
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    31 p.
    2002
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    Corrections Employment Eligibility for Ex-Offenders
    By Biasca, Debra H.. LIS, Inc. (Longmont, CO); National Institute of Corrections Information Center (Longmont, CO); National Institute of Corrections. Prisons Division (Washington, DC).
    Practices of correctional agencies when hiring individuals with criminal histories are examined. This study contains sections about: authority to hire ex-offenders; convictions as a permanent bar to correctional employment; convictions as a temporary bar; other approaches to determining suitability for correctional employment; special issues, such as positions requiring offender contact, drug possession vs. sale convictions, juvenile criminal history, non-conviction factors, military record, mor... Read More
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    10 p.
    2002
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    Collaborative Approach to Staff Recruitment and Retention
  • [Videoconference Held August 28, 2002]
  • National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC).
    This 3-hour NIC broadcast discusses strategies to recruit promising candidates for corrections jobs and how to retain experienced staff. Topics include: emphasizing corrections as a career rather than "just a job"; informing the public about the variety of careers available in corrections; how broad participation by agency staff helps foster successful recruitment and retention; how employers can support the connections between career, family, and community; and tools agencies are using for ... Read More

    1 DVD (165 min.)
    2002
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    Transition from Prison Into Community: Project Briefing
    By Parent, Dale G.; Mitchell, Cranston. Abt Associates (Cambridge, MA); National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC).
    Copies of overheads used in a presentation about the National Institute of Corrections' (NIC) Transition from Prison into Community project are supplied. Topics discussed include: transition reform -- the solution to adequately protecting the public while dealing with the record number of released prisoners; the NIC model -- a new transition process, reform promotion, partnership creation, and information sharing; key agencies in transition reform; phases of the initiative; involve the stakehold... Read More
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    27 p.
    2002
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    Strategies for Building Effective Work Teams [Participant's Manual]
    National Institute of Corrections Academy (Longmont, CO).
    Strategies for developing, implementing, managing, and evaluating work teams within a work unit and agency-wide are presented during this 36-hour program. This manual contains the following sections: Why teams?; critical elements of teamwork; organizational meeting; stages of team development; team tools and techniques; and playbook for strategies for building effective work teams.... Read More
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    ca. 200 p.
    2002
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    Guidelines for Developing a Criminal Justice Coordinating Committee
    By Cushman, Robert C.. National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC).
    The development, implementation, and operation of a local criminal justice coordinating committee (CJCC) are described. In particular, this guide provides a look at how a CJCC can alleviate jail crowding and accomplish other system improvements. The following sections comprise this guide: executive summary; introduction; a framework for justice planning and coordination; coordinating mechanisms -- a developmental view; and guiding principles for CJCCs. Appendixes provide: a checklist for formi... Read More
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    50 pages
    2001
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    Managing Aging and Terminally Ill Inmates[Videoconference held on September 12, 2001]
    National Institute of Corrections Academy (Longmont, CO).
    This program discusses Information regarding current policies and procedures and their impact on aging offenders and offenders with chronic and terminal illnesses. While focusing upon "best practices and interventions," this program discusses:
    • Differences between the needs of aging and terminally ill inmates;
    • Management strategies;
    • Internal and external challenges, such as staffing, supervision, treatment standards, compassionate release provisions, housing, and hospice care;
    • Sel... Read More
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    1 DVD (180 minutes)
    2001
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    Correctional Health Care: Suicide Prevention [Lesson Plan and Participant's Manual]; Prison Health Care: Suicide Prevention
    National Institute of Corrections Academy (Longmont, CO); National Institute of Corrections. Prisons Division (Washington, DC).
    Common health-based risk factors, programmatic guidelines, and various methods of suicide prevention are discussed during this 20-hour course. This manual contains sections about: the importance of suicide prevention to prison administrators and clinicians; standards of care and liability (case law); aftermath of a suicide; suicide risk indicators; geriatric inmates; and presentation overviews. The lesson plan is presented as an "executive summary" (issue overview).... Read More
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    2 v. (v.1 - 68 p., v.2 - ca. 205 p.)
    2001
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    Emergency Preparedness Assessment Resource Supplements
    National Institute of Corrections Academy (Longmont, CO).
    Supplemental resources for the training program "Emergency Preparedness Assessment" (NIC accession no. 006995) are presented. Contents directly related to emergency plans include: Interim Commander checklist; Incident Commander checklist; Prison Operations Administrator checklist; emergency notification checklist; after action requirements checklist; "Notes on Emergency Planning" by Ken Kukrall; action planning; Emergency Plan Exercise Controller Forms for support services, negotiations team, I... Read More
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    115 p.
    2001
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    Prison Health Care: Youthful Offenders Sentenced as Adults [Lesson Plans]
    National Institute of Corrections. Prisons Division (Washington, DC); National Institute of Corrections Academy (Longmont, CO).
    Information and resources that address the unique challenges of providing health services to youthful offenders are provided through this 20-hour training program. This manual is divided into the following sections: adolescent development; trends and health issues; organizational/administrative issues; security and classification; the role of the medical staff; professional boundaries; mental health disorders; substance abuse; suicide prevention/intervention; sexual/physical/emotional abuse; b... Read More
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    91 p.
    2001
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    Correctional Health Care: Women Offenders [Lesson Plans and Participant's Manual]; Prison Health Care: Women Offenders
    National Institute of Corrections Academy (Longmont, CO); National Institute of Corrections. Prisons Division (Washington, DC).
    The unique challenges of providing health care to women incarcerated in adult facilities are discussed during this 20-hour training program. Sections of this manual cover: objectives and overview; managing women offenders; litigation issues; health issues; mental health issues; creating infrastructure; substance abuse and women; co-occurring; infectious diseases; crisis intervention; and final action plans.... Read More
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    2 v. (v.1 - ca. 185 p., v.2 - ca. 175 p.)
    2001
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    Critical Elements of Successful Aftercare Services
    National Institute of Corrections Academy (Longmont, CO); U.S. Dept. of Justice. Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (Washington, DC).
    Including preliminary information from the Intensive Aftercare Program Model (IAP) Project, this 30-hour course examines the planning and implementation of an aftercare and transition component in juvenile justice systems. Information is provided about: visualizing successful aftercare; the state of the States -- inventing successful aftercare; the challenge of successful aftercare; the theoretical framework of intensive aftercare; the six stages of successful aftercare; the six stages in pract... Read More
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    ca. 175 p.
    2001
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    Critical Issues and Developments in Prison Classification
    By Austin, James; Hardyman, Patricia L.; Brown, Sammie D.. National Institute of Corrections. Prisons Division (Washington, DC).
    In order to enable correctional administrators to anticipate further improvements in objective classification, this bulletin provides a summary of current critical classification issues. Topics briefly discussed include: re-evaluation of existing prison classification systems; external and internal classification; classification systems for women inmates; identification of high risk and special management inmates; the use of classification for reentry and inmate transition programs; the impact... Read More
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    3 p.
    2001
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    Addressing Staff Sexual Misconduct with Offenders [Videoconference Held December 12, 2001]
    National Institute of Corrections Academy (Longmont, CO).
    The development of sound agency practices to address sexual misconduct among staff and offenders is discussed during this 3-hour videoconference. Specific topics covered include:
    • The national scope of the problem;
    • Law and policy;
    • Investigative procedures;
    • Clinical manifestations;
    • Developing effective staff training;
    • And litigation exposure/legal liabilities.
    ... Read More
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    1 DVD (180 min.)
    2001
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    Provision of Mental Health Care in Prisons
    National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). LIS, Inc. (Longmont, CO); National Institute of Corrections Information Center (Longmont, CO); National Institute of Corrections. Prisons Division (Washington, DC).
    Results of a survey on correctional agency management of and provision of treatment to inmates with mental health care needs are presented. This report examines: the numbers of inmates needing mental health care; approaches to identifying and providing services to mentally ill populations; reported increases in mental illness among prison populations; management and treatment of mentally ill inmates; assistance for inmates with other mental health needs; counseling and treatment for specific inm... Read More
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    9 p.
    2001
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    Proceedings of the Large Jail Network Meeting, January 2001
    National Institute of Corrections. Jails Division (Longmont, CO).
    The primary focus of this meeting was data collection and the management information system (MIS). Contents include: meeting highlights; the use of data for planning, decision making, and measuring outcomes -- Parts I and II; the role of professional associations and their relationship with large jails in the 21st Century; roundtable discussion; legal issues update; future meeting issues; meeting agenda; participant list; and a copy of the "Religious Land Use and Institutionalized Persons Act of... Read More
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    51 p.
    2001
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    National Institute of Corrections Prison Classification Peer Training and Strategy Session: What's Happening with Prison Classification Systems? September 6-7, 2000 Proceedings
    By Hardyman, Patricia L.; Adams-Fuller, Terri. National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC); George Washington University. Institute on Crime, Justice and Corrections (Washington, DC). National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC).
    Proceedings from this two-day national forum on classification and information system related problems are provided. Topics discussed include: linking all the pieces; external and internal classification; classification data for planning; linking DOC to local jails; prison internal classification systems; automated risk and needs; AICS - personality based model; managing high risk offenders; responding to litigation; winning classification systems -- Montana; responding to litigation -- Michigan... Read More
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    45 p.
    2001
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    Critical Knowledge About 12-Step Programs for Criminal Justice Professionals
  • [Videoconference held August 29, 2001]
  • By Gornik, Mark. National Institute of Corrections Academy (Longmont, CO).
    This 3-hour program discusses the strengths and weaknesses of 12-step programs and how they integrate with "what works" in the correctional field. The following topics are addressed:
    • Enhancing communication and cooperation and supporting the appropriate use of 12-step programs;
    • Recognizing the benefits of 12-step programs throughout the criminal justice system;
    • Understanding how the mission of 12-step programs complements the goal of corrections;
    • Special issues with 12-step progr... Read More

    1 DVD (180 min.)
    2001
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    2001 Directory of Direct Supervision Jails
    By Harding, B.G.. National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). LIS, Inc. (Longmont, CO); National Institute of Corrections Information Center (Longmont, CO); National Institute of Corrections. Jails Division (Longmont, CO).
    A directory of facilities that utilize the direct supervision concept of jail design and management is provided. Organized by state, entries provide the following information: facility name, address, description and status, year opened, contact person, facility capacity, direct supervision pod size, maximum inmates per officer, non-direct pods, direct supervision dormitory pods, disciplinary or high-security beds, and notes.... Read More
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    168 p.
    2001
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    Pensar en un Cambio: Programa Intigrado de Cambio Cognitivo-Conductivo [La Leccion Planea]
    By Bush, Jack; Glick, Barry; Taymans, Juliana. National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). National Institute of Corrections Academy (Longmont, CO).
    El programa, Pensar en un Cambio, tiene como centro, un programa de resolucion de problemas detallada con ambas intervenciones de restructuracion cognitiva y habilidades sociales. El formato del programa se comprende de zz lecciones con una capacidad de extender el programs endefinidamente, dependiendo de la cantidad de habilidades cognitivas [cognitive] ensenadas. Suplementos: fichas, transparencias, folletos, cuadros, y los suplementos para el instructor.... Read More
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    347 p. + 1 computer disk; CD-ROM
    2001
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    Staffing Analysis Workbook for Jails
    By Liebert, Dennis R.; Miller, Rod. National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC).
    An integrated series of steps that result in a comprehensive and innovative staffing plan is presented. The staffing analysis process involves: jail profiling; net annual work hours calculation; development of a facility activity schedule; staff coverage plan development; completion of a staff summary; schedule development; evaluation, revision, and improvement of the plan; operational costs calculation; report preparation; and implementation of the plan and monitoring of the results. Appendixes... Read More
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    43 p.
    2001
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    Group Facilitation Skills for Trainers
    By Yeres, Susan; Collins, Barbara. National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). ETR Associates (Santa Cruz, CA); National Institute of Corrections Academy (Longmont, CO).
    This 16-hour course explores the skills needed in leading group participants to achieve specific learning goals. The following modules are contained in this curriculum:
    • Introduction and course overview;
    • How we process learning;
    • Predicting and accommodating learner behavior;
    • Setting the climate;
    • Utilizing facilitation strategies for learning;
    • Dealing with conflicts in groups;
    • And presentations.
    Also included are copies of overheads used.... Read More
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    approximately 300 pages
    2001
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    Facilitation Skills for Managers: Training Curriculum Package
    By Collins, Barbara; Yeres, Susan; Smith, M. Gale. National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). ETR Associates (Santa Cruz, CA); National Institute of Corrections Academy (Longmont, CO).
    This 16-hour course is designed for managers who run meetings and/or lead task groups. This curriculum is divided into seven modules:
    • Introduction and course overview;
    • What is facilitation;
    • Know yourself and your group;
    • Getting started;
    • Getting work done (task tools);
    • Handling challenges;
    • And completing work.
    Lesson plans, Participant's Manual, and overheads are included.... Read More
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    Approximately 250 pages
    2001
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    Responding to Parole and Probation Violations: A Handbook to Guide Local Policy Development
    By Carter, Madeline M.. National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). Center for Effective Public Policy (Silver Spring, MD); National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC).
    This handbook discusses policy responses to probation and parole violations that enhance the effectiveness of supervision while also improving community safety. Chapters include:
    • Critical issues in violations -- an overview;
    • The importance of vision, mission, goals, and core values;
    • Collaboration -- a central ingredient for success;
    • Developing baseline information;
    • Supervision;
    • Developing tools to make the policy work;
    • Increasing available choices to violation response;<... Read More
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    101 pages
    2001
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    Facilitation Skills for Offender Groups: Training Curriculum Package
    By Yeres, Susan; Collins, Barbara. National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). ETR Associates (Santa Cruz, CA); National Institute of Corrections Academy (Longmont, CO).
    Designed for counselors or other staff who run offender groups, this 16-hour course addresses group process strategies. The following lesson plan modules are provided:
    • Introduction and course overview;
    • What facilitation is;
    • Goals for personal development;
    • Stages of group development;
    • Stages of individual change;
    • Setting a climate for change;
    • Communication skills;
    • Facilitating participation;
    • Facilitating behavior change;
    • Facilitating changes in perspective;
    • A... Read More
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    approximately 560 pages
    2001
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    Alleviating Jail Crowding: A Systemic Approach
  • [Videoconference Held April 18, 2001]
  • National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC).
    Since jail crowding is often called the most pressing problem facing criminal justice systems in the U.S., this 3-hour videoconference aims to help jurisdictions develop effective strategies and techniques for managing jail population levels. Issues discussed include:
    • The systemic problem of crowding and the need for effective system-wide policy
    • Decision points in the system that help control crowding
    • Data collection and analysis
    • Long and short term strategies to reduce j... Read More

    1 DVD (180 min.)
    2001
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    Options for Managing Difficult Inmates [Videoconference held on June 13, 2001]
    National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC).
    Difficult inmates, such as those who have gang affiliations, chronic behavioral problems or who are mentally or socially challenged, require more complex management interventions. This program presents a menu of options for managing difficult inmates, discusses barriers, and identifies resources. Segments of this presentation include:
    • Description of the "difficult" inmate
    • Criteria for placement and release to special housing
    • Program options that are working nationally
    • Ob... Read More

    1 DVD (180 min.)
    2001
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    Female Offenders in the Community [Videoconference Held July 18, 2001]
    National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC).
    This video examines the needs, strengths, weaknesses, and risks associated with female offenders. Topics discussed include:
    • The unique and complex issues surrounding female offenders;
    • Barriers that female offenders encounter in the community;
    • Techniques and skills for effecting positive change;
    • Outside resources to assist in supervision;
    • And the challenges and rewards of working with female offenders.... Read More

    1 DVD (162 min.)
    2001
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    Report to the United States Congress on the Activities of the Office of Correctional Job Training and Placement During Fiscal Year 2000 (October 1, 1999, through September 30, 2000)
    By Moore, John E.. National Institute of Corrections. Office of Correctional Job Training and Placement (Washington, DC).
    Highlights of this Office's accomplishments and the status of correctional job training and placement in the U.S. are provided. Contents of this report include: foreword; introduction; background; activities and accomplishments -- office coordination, interagency coordination, public presentations, national telecast, information exchange activities, cooperative agreements, technical assistance, training, clearinghouse/information services, news articles, and purchase of copyright release privil... Read More
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    23 p.
    2001
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    Classification of Women Offenders: A National Assessment of Current Practices
    By Van Voorhis, Patricia; Presser, Lois. National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). University of Cincinnati. Division of Criminal Justice (Cincinnati, OH); National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC).
    Findings from a telephone assessment of state and federal practices for classifying women offenders are presented. In addition to an executive summary, this report has the following chapters:
    • Introduction;
    • Issues in classifying women offenders -- the literature;
    • Approach;
    • Findings;
    • And discussion.
    Most states still apply a male-based classification system to women.... Read More
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    34 p.
    2001
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    Proceedings of the Large Jail Network Meeting, July 2001
    National Institute of Corrections. Jails Division (Longmont, CO).
    Two main topics are addressed in these proceedings -- jail statistics from the Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) and employee-related issues. Contents include: meeting highlights; opening session -- defining the issues of importance to Large Jail Network members; understanding and using the data and resources of the BJS; personal relations among employees; staff sexual misconduct with inmates; announcements by meeting participants; employees with mental health problems; utilizing staff effectiv... Read More
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    59 p.
    2001
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    Competency Profile of Detention Facility Inspector
    National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC).
    The knowledge, skills, and traits needed by a detention facility inspector are assessed in this DACUM profile. Tasks are organized into the following duties; conduct facility inspections; provide technical assistance; perform administrative tasks; conduct investigations; oversee construction plan review process; provide training programs; and promote professional growth.... Read More
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    7 p.
    2001
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    Use of Risk Assessments for Parole Release Consideration
    National Institute of Corrections Information Center (Longmont, CO); LIS, Inc. (Longmont, CO).
    Findings from a survey conducted for the NIC Community Corrections Division are presented in this table. States indicated whether or not they use risk assessment for parole release consideration.... Read More
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    1 p.
    2001
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    Correctional Health Care: Guidelines for the Management of an Adequate Delivery System
    By Anno, B. Jaye. National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). National Commission on Correctional Health Care (Chicago, IL); National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC).
    A comprehensive reference that provides guidance in the provision of health services to inmates is presented. This manual contains the following chapters: introduction; historical overview -- the movement to improve correctional health care; legal considerations in the delivery of health care services in prisons and jails; ethical considerations and the interface with custody; the organizational structure of correctional health services; staffing considerations; health care delivery system model... Read More
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    570 pages
    2001
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    Correctional Religious Programs [Participant's Manual]
    National Institute of Corrections. Prisons Division (Washington, DC); National Institute of Corrections Academy (Longmont, CO).
    Religious programming issues are discussed. Topics briefly covered include: what is the practice of religion in corrections today; the reality of conversion; the role of the chaplain and religious program and how it relates to the agency's mission; recruitment, training, and supervision of chaplains; legal issues and religious programming -- constitutional issues and statutory changes; the interplay of religious programming and other correctional functions programs; working with religious volun... Read More
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    ca. 48 p.
    2000
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    Report to the Congress of the United States on the Activities of the Office of Correctional Job Training and Placement During Fiscal Year 1999
    National Institute of Corrections. Office of Correctional Job Training and Placement (Washington, DC).
    Contents include: introduction; background; status of correctional job training and placement programs in the United States -- Federal Bureau of Prisons, state, and local efforts; national forum; focus groups; office coordination; interagency coordination; cooperative agreements such as job retention literature review and software development for program replication; training efforts such as the development of a curriculum for Offender Workforce Development Specialists, Offender Employment Speci... Read More
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    15 p.
    2000
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    Proceedings of the Large Jail Network Meeting, January 2000
    National Institute of Corrections. Jails Division (Longmont, CO).
    This meeting focused primarily on topics related to the role of the jail in the local criminal justice system. Contents include: meeting highlights; justice system coordination and cooperation -- how the jail benefits and the system is improved; criminal justice coordination and cooperation; issues in defining and re-defining the jail's mission; role of the jail in contributing to the efficiency of the local criminal justice system; community oriented policing; roundtable discussion of implicati... Read More
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    88 p.
    2000
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    Application and Use of Restraints in Custody: Reducing the Risk
  • [Videoconference Held April 19, 2000]
  • National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC).
    This presentation will increase the user's understanding of the risks associated with the use of restraints, tools to reduce risk, and the proper way to use restraints in custody. Issues discussed include:
    • Potential problems and concerns with the use of restraints;
    • Terminology, physiology, and medical risks associated with the application and use of restraints;
    • Planned and unplanned use of force;
    • The need for policy development, training, and monitoring;
    • Tools to reduce th... Read More

    1 DVD (162 min.)
    2000
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    Sexual Misconduct in Prisons: Law, Remedies, and Incidence
    National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). LIS, Inc. (Longmont, CO); National Institute of Corrections Information Center (Longmont, CO); National Institute of Corrections. Prisons Division (Washington, DC).
    Changes since 1996 in state laws and agency policies and procedures regarding sexual misconduct are reported. Sexual misconduct is defined as "sexual behavior, contact, or relationships between correctional staff and inmates/offenders" (p. 1). Sections cover: an introduction; legislative actions; litigation; agency strategies for addressing staff sexual misconduct such as policies, training, investigation processes, and apprising inmates of sexual misconduct issues; incidence and outcomes of sex... Read More
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    12 p.
    2000
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    Correctional Strategies in Gang Management [Videoconference Held July 19, 2000]
    National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC).
    This videoconference presents information regarding effective ways to combat gangs, security threat groups (STG), and disruptive groups. Administrators from the following agencies discuss what is working for them in the management of gangs -- Massachusetts Department of Correction, Texas Department of Criminal Justice, Connecticut Department of Correction, California Department of Corrections, and the U.S. Federal Bureau of Prisons. Detailed attention is paid to:

    1 DVD (164 min.)
    2000
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    Sentencing Women Offenders: A Training Curriculum for Judges [Lesson Plans]
    By Cicero, June H.; DeCostanzo, Elaine T.. National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). National Association of Women Judges (Washington, DC); National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC).
    Intervention effectiveness can be improved by understanding how women respond to sanctions. This 6-hour course addressed sentencing practices in relation to female offenders through the following modules: why focus on women offenders?; the judicial response to the woman offender; who women offenders are; what works, what is in place, and what do programs in the represented jurisdictions offer?; sanctioning the woman offender; what do we have and what do we need?; and wrap-up session and evaluati... Read More
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    92 p.
    2000
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    Perspectives from the Field on the Interstate Compact on Juveniles: Findings from a National Survey
    By Linke, Larry; Krauth, Barbara. National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC); U.S. Dept. of Justice. Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (Washington, DC). LIS, Inc. (Longmont, CO); National Institute of Corrections Information Center (Longmont, CO); National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC); U.S. Dept. of Justice. Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (Washington, DC).
    Established in 1955, the Interstate Compact on Juveniles (ICJ) was created in order to "manage the interstate movement of adjudicated youth, the return of non-adjudicated runaway youth, and the return of youth to states where they were charged with delinquent acts (p. 1)." General observations, Compact activity and administration, Compact performance, problem areas, and recommendations from the field are presented. An estimated 15,000 active cases were being managed by the ICJ at mid-year 1999, ... Read More
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    47 p.
    2000
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    Training Services for Juvenile Corrections and Detention Practitioners
    National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC); U.S. Dept. of Justice. Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (Washington, DC).
    Training programs, videoconferences, distance learning, the Regionalization program, and technical assistance available from the National Institute of Corrections (NIC) Academy through an interagency agreement with the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) are described. In addition, general information, application procedures, and forms are provided. ... Read More
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    21 p.
    2000
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    Proceedings of the Large Jail Network Meeting, July 2000
    National Institute of Corrections. Jails Division (Longmont, CO).
    This meeting looked at marketing, funding, and auditing in large jail systems. Sections contained in this document include: meeting highlights; issues and strategies explored; what marketing the jail means and why do it; identifying creative marketing opportunities; strategies for demonstrating the need for adequate budget resources; identifying undiscovered or under-utilized funding resources; issues for large jail consideration; the jail auditing process -- how it supports jail operations and ... Read More
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    37 p.
    2000
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    Recruitment, Hiring, and Retention: Current Practices in U.S. Jails
    By Clem, Connie; Krauth, Barbara; Wenger, Paula. National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). LIS, Inc. (Longmont, CO); National Institute of Corrections Information Center (Longmont, CO); National Institute of Corrections. Jails Division (Longmont, CO).
    One of the more serious problems jail administrators face is the need to attract and retain high-quality correctional officers. This document provides information on successful staffing practices in a variety of jail types and sizes. Sections include: introduction; recruitment -- barriers to effective recruitment and approaches to recruiting effectively; screening and hiring; retention -- attrition factors and retention tools; and conclusion. Appendixes contain contact information and samples of... Read More
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    111 p.
    2000
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    Better Corrections Through Information [Videoconference Held March 15, 2000]
    National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC).
    This videoconference discusses issues regarding the collection, analysis, and use of information to assess an agency's programs, services, and operations and to serve as a base for policymaking. Some topics addressed include:
    • Selecting areas on which to collect information;
    • Assessing department and/or agency needs and developing appropriate responses;
    • Managing evaluation resources;
    • And developing and defending result-based budgeting.
    ... Read More

    1 DVD (165 minutes)
    2000
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    Effective Supervision of Adult Sex Offenders in the Community [Videoconference held February 9, 2000]
    National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC); Center for Sex Offender Management (Silver Spring, MD). National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC).
    The goal of this videoconference is to enhance the ability of probation and parole agency staff (line officers, supervisors, and policymakers/administrators) to supervise sex offenders in the community more effectively. Topics addressed include:
    • Overview of sex offenders and their victims;
    • The victim-centered approach to sex offender supervision;
    • The role of collaboration in a comprehensive approach to supervision;
    • The containment approach to supervision;
    • Sex offender treatmen... Read More

    1 DVD (180 min.)
    1999
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    Annotated Bibliography of Women Offender Issues, 1996-1999
    LIS, Inc. (Longmont, CO); National Institute of Corrections Information Center (Longmont, CO).
    This annotated bibliography is comprised of 148 items from 1996 to 1999 concerned with various women offender issues.... Read More
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    30 p.
    1999
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    Contemporary Issues in Prison Management: Additional Readings
    National Institute of Corrections. Prisons Division (Washington, DC); National Institute of Corrections Academy (Longmont, CO).
    Seven articles comprise this document: "The Transformation of Corrections: 50 Years of Silent Revolutions" by Simon Dinitz; by Dick Franklin -- "Culture Is. . .as Culture DOES", "Protective Custody: A Window to Institution Culture", "Supermax: More of the Same in the 21st Century?", and "Writing Made Easy. .[sic] [strike out Easy, replace with] Easier"; "In-Service Training: Missed Opportunities or Instrument of Change" by Gary C. Mohr; and "Managing Prisons in the 21st Century" by Richard P. Se... Read More
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    82 p.
    1999
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    Assessment of Sex Offenders for Sentencing, Supervision and Treatment [Videoconference held February 10, 1999]
    National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC); Center for Sex Offender Management (Silver Spring, MD).
    Objectives of this three-hour videoconference include:
    • Articulating the purposes for assessment and evaluation of sex offenders and the issues and challenges inherent in each;
    • Understanding the limitations of traditional risk and needs assessment tools for sex offenders;
    • Identifying and defining the available approaches and instruments used to effectively assess and evaluate sex offenders;
    • Distinguishing between effective and ineffective risk assessment tools;
    • And identifying ... Read More

    1 DVD (165 min.)
    1999
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    Managing Conflict in the Workplace [Satellite/Internet Broadcast on April 7, 1999]
    National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). National Institute of Corrections Academy (Longmont, CO).
    Among the more difficult challenges existing within personnel management is conflict resolution. This videoconference focuses upon managing conflict in a correctional setting. The panel of experts presents information on the history of workplace conflict, how to identify potential and actual sources of conflict, strategies for agencies to manage workplace conflict and prevent or reduce litigation, methods for agencies to assess their effectiveness in managing conflict, and resources for furt... Read More

    1 DVD (120 min.)
    1999
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    Managing Infectious Diseases in Corrections [Videoconference Held July 8, 1999]
    National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC).
    Since the prevalence of infectious diseases is higher among incarcerated populations than in the general public, the content of this videoconference is of vital import for correctional professionals. The program covers: infectious diseases and their implications for corrections management; medical issues related to Hepatitis-B, Hepatitis-C, HIV, and tuberculosis; risk to staff; risk management approaches like education, protection, and post-exposure; how to evaluate an institution's infectious d... Read More

    2 video DVDs (165 min.)
    1999
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    MIS Systems in State Prisons - Special Issues in Corrections
    National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). LIS, Inc. (Longmont, CO); National Institute of Corrections Information Center (Longmont, CO); National Institute of Corrections. Prisons Division (Washington, DC).
    A national baseline describing the status of state departments of corrections offender MIS systems, in particular, their use in classification, was established. MIS systems are used to make appropriate decisions about individual offenders by utilizing data on length of stay, custody and security levels, housing, and discipline. Another function of MIS systems is their ability to combine information on individuals in order to generate reports on trends, budgets, program evaluations, scheduling, a... Read More
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    15 p.
    1999
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    Training for Trainers: Managing Youthful Offenders in Adult Institutions [Lesson Plans and Participant's Manual]
    National Institute of Corrections Academy (Longmont, CO).
    Training for those individuals who educate agency/institutional staff on how to design and develop effective systems to manage young offenders is provided during this 36-hour course. This curriculum contains sections regarding: orientation and introduction; foundations of adolescent development; curriculum overview; tools and techniques -- parts I and II; student presentations; and implementation planning.... Read More
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    2 v. (v. 1 - 206 p., v. 2 - 164 p.)
    1999
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    Staff Supervision Training for Corrections Professionals [Distance Learning Training Program: Videoconference Held September 13-16, 1999]
    By Young, Cheryl Brown, ed.. National Institute of Corrections Academy (Longmont, CO).
    Becoming a first line supervisor involves many changes and challenges. This 28-hour course, originally delivered as a distance learning event, introduces ideas, insights, and perspectives that will immediately impact supervision effectiveness. Modules include: building blocks of supervision (what is a supervisor and supervisory competencies); personal competencies (vision and values and principled behavior); organizational context (mission and culture and working with stakeholders); supervisory ... Read More

    3 video DVDs (532 min.) + 1 CD
    1999
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    Report to the Congress of the United States on the Activities of the Office of Correctional Job Training and Placement During Fiscal Year 1998
    National Institute of Corrections. Office of Correctional Job Training and Placement (Washington, DC).
    Referring to the activities conducted during the year, this report covers the status of job training and placement programs, federal agency coordination, training, and public information and clearinghouse activities. Training included offender employment specialist training, training through technical assistance, workshops conducted, and planning for a national forum in March 1999. Several publications are listed that feature promising programs for integrating offenders into the workforce.... Read More
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    7 p.
    1999
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    Supermax Prisons: Overview and General Considerations
    By Riveland, Chase. National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC).
    The author discusses the history and definition of extended control facilities and addresses their operational and staffing issues as well as those of siting, construction and design. He concludes that the purpose of such facilities should not be to exact additional punishment or to function as a repository for bothersome, self-destructive, mentally ill inmates or those who need protection or have an infectious disease, but should be operated with the assumption that the inmate must be denied ac... Read More
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    35 p.
    1999
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    Proceedings of the Large Jail Network Meeting, July 1999
    National Institute of Corrections. Jails Division (Longmont, CO).
    The meeting primarily dealt with recruiting, hiring, and retraining jail staff. Sessions included: improving opportunities for successful recruitment, selection, and retention of staff; successful/innovative recruitment; improving staff selection; other issues of interest like staffing analysis, problems with stainless steel fixtures, and position announcements; staff retention; NIC study of jail staffing; and a workshop on controlling sexually transmitted diseases in jails. ... Read More
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    43 p.
    1999
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    State Organizational Structures for Delivering Adult Probation Services
    By Krauth, Barbara; Linke, Larry. National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). National Institute of Corrections Information Center (Longmont, CO); LIS, Inc. (Longmont, CO).
    Updating information provided in a 1993 NIC publication, this is the third study of adult probation sponsored by NIC since 1983. Sections include: current state of probation in the United States; changes in state structures for delivering adult probation services since 1993; profile of the delivery structure in each state; and three appendices with selected information from earlier studies.Twenty-six states deliver probation services through an agency within the department of corrections. Twenty... Read More
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    97 p.
    1999
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    Large Jail Network Meeting, January 10-12, 1999, Longmont, Colorado; Proceedings of the Large Jail Network Meeting
    National Institute of Corrections. Jails Division (Longmont, CO).
    The issues of post-traumatic stress and critical incidents are addressed. Contents of this document include: meeting highlights; post-traumatic stress syndrome and critical incidents -- preparation, response, and review; post-traumatic stress -- the value of peer support; programs that address post-traumatic stress syndrome in employees; standardized emergency management and critical incident command systems; critical incident training -- preparation, response, and review; critical incident res... Read More
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    41 p.
    1999
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    Cross-Sex Pat Search Practices: Findings from NIC Telephone Research
    LIS, Inc. (Longmont, CO) National Institute of Corrections Information Center (Longmont, CO) National Institute of Corrections. Prisons Division (Washington, DC).
    Findings of this telephone survey indicate that in prisons of six states (Connecticut, Kansas, Michigan, New Hampshire, New York, and the Muncy facility in Pennsylvania) and the Federal Bureau of Prisons (FBP) cross-sex pat searches of women are performed routinely. Most of the 49 states (Alaska was not contacted) report that same sex or cross-sex pat searches of women are done only in an emergency. In many men's institutions, the practice is different. They report having a split policy in which... Read More
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    3 p.
    1998
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    Large Jail Network Meeting, July 12-14, 1998, Longmont, Colorado; Proceedings of the Large Jail Network Meeting
    National Institute of Corrections. Jails Division (Longmont, CO).
    The principal speaker at this meeting, attorney Lynn J. Lund, addressed the topic of how to handle conflicts with employees. He summarized recent Supreme Court decisions on sexual harassment, highlighted the importance of following procedures in disciplinary cases, presented some innovative approaches to dealing with problems, as well as some keys to mediating successfully.... Read More
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    80 p.
    1998
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    Psychopaths: Their Nature and Impact on Corrections [Videoconference held August 5, 1998]
    National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC).
    This three-hour interactive videoconference addresses both adult and juvenile psychopaths who are incarcerated or under community supervision. It covers the following topics: identification, diagnosis, and classification of psychopathic offenders and detainees; assessing their risk for violence (prediction studies); special considerations with psychopathic sex offenders; costs associated with managing these offenders and detainees; the implications for treatment, management, and release; Hendric... Read More

    1 DVD (180 min.)
    1998
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    Staff Victimization
    National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC); U.S. Dept. of Justice. Office for Victims of Crime (Washington, DC).
    Objectives of this 2-hour broadcast held on March 25, 1998 are to create and improve staff victimization policies, procedures, and programs and to identify resources for developing staff victimization programs and prevention strategies. The panel discusses the following topics:
    • Recognizing and understanding staff victimization,
    • Core components of staff victimization,
    • Levels of victimization,
    • Creating and improving victimization programs, practices and strategies for victim servic... Read More

    1 DVD (120 min.)
    1998
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    Gangs, Community and Corrections [Videoconference held June 10, 1998]
    National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC).
    This is a 2-hour forum on gang-related criminal activity in the community and within the correctional environment. Program objectives are to help viewers: identify gangs and deviant groups; create strategies for interagency collaboration; implement strategies for identification and management of gangs; and understand the impact of gangs on the community. The first half of the program focuses on problems related to gangs in the community. Points addressed include identifying gangs and deviant... Read More

    1 DVD (125 min)
    1998
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    Directory of Programs Serving Families of Adult Offenders
    By Mustin, James W., ed.; Halfacre, Stephanie, ed.. National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). Family and Corrections Network (Palmyra, VA); National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC).
    This revised edition updates the directory, dated October 1995 and lists programs in the United States and Canada.... Read More
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    38 p.
    1998
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    Current Issues in the Operation of Women's Prisons
    National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). LIS, Inc. (Longmont, CO); National Institute of Corrections. Prisons Division (Washington, DC); National Institute of Corrections Information Center (Longmont, CO).
    Focusing on secure facilities housing only adult female offenders, this report provides information on the names and locations of such facilities, the number of women housed at each facility, staffing ratios and the gender breakdown of staff, the availability of specialized training for staff, and programs and policies specific to female inmates.... Read More
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    17 p.
    1998
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    Hospice and Palliative Care in Prisons
    National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). LIS, Inc. (Longmont, CO); National Institute of Corrections Information Center (Longmont, CO); National Institute of Corrections. Prisons Division (Washington, DC).
    Twelve Departments of Correction are identified in this study as providing formal hospice care to terminally ill inmates. A growing number of inmates are dying in prisons, primarily due to the prevalence of HIV infection in prison populations and the imposition of longer prison sentences as a result of tougher sentencing laws. This report discusses those existing hospice programs and outlines the advantages of the hospice approach in the prison environment. ... Read More
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    11 p.
    1998
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    Environmental Scan: Factors Potentially Affecting the Management and Operation of Corrections Agencies
    National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). National Institute of Corrections Information Center (Longmont, CO); LIS, Inc. (Longmont, CO).
    Findings from this scan are grouped into three main sections and range from case processing statistics to discussions of legislative activity to snapshots of correctional issues as they affect state and local agencies. Section 1. Corrections in society, includes such topics as crime rates and victims, media coverage, legislation, and criminal filings. Section 2. Corrections Agency Management and Operations, and Section 3. Special Issues in Corrections, cover topics as follows: legal issues, heal... Read More
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    38 p.
    1998
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    The Interstate Compact for Parole and Probation: Ad Hoc Committee Report and Recommendations to the NIC Advisory Board
    National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC).
    The Ad Hoc Committee determined that one primary issue must be addressed - a review of the governance of the Compact - before other issues can be resolved. It recommends a review of the structure of the Parole and Probation Compact Administrators Association (PPCAA), and suggests that it is too remote from sources of authority, influence, and financial resource investment. Other concerns are to improve communications between local agencies, standardize data collection and reporting, and expand i... Read More
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    7 p.
    1998
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    Objective Jail Classification Systems: A Guide for Jail Administrators
    By Austin, James. National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC).
    Objective jail classification (OJC) is a process of assessing every jail inmate's custody and program needs and is considered one of the most important management tools available to jail administrators and criminal justice system planners. An effective system of inmate classification will reduce escapes and escape attempts, suicides and suicide attempts, and inmate assaults. OJC systems use locally developed and validated instruments, one at intake and another after a period of confinement, that... Read More
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    72 p.
    1998
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    Interstate Compact for the Supervision of Parolees and Probationers: Advisory Group Report and Recommendations, Phase I
    National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC).
    The Advisory Group, meeting in June 1998,, agreed unanimously that the Interstate Compact for the Supervision of Parolees and Probationers should be amended in the interest of public protection. Key provisions would include the establishment of a nationwide governing commission charged with establishing the policy and practice of the ICS, as well as a mandatory funding mechanism to provide staffing and operation of centralized functions. Authority for rule making, rule enforcement, conflict reso... Read More
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    236 p.
    1998
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    Proceedings of the Large Jail Network Meeting, January 1998
    National Institute of Corrections. Jails Division (Longmont, CO).
    Presentations and discussions at this meeting of 50 administrators of the largest jails in the country focused on two issues: "Generation X" employees and an update of the Prison Litigation Reform Act of 1996. Some of the topics covered are: The future of our workforce; Pre-Employment testing and selection; Use of pre-service or in-service training; Generation X employees and how they challenge our role as leaders; Legal update regarding the PLRA; and Key issues for large jail network considerat... Read More
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    85 p.
    1998
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    Victim Services Liaison Occupational Analysis Profile
    National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC); Eastern Kentucky University. Training Resource Center (Richmond, KY).
    A competency profile for a victim services liaison is presented. Elements comprising this competency are duties, tasks, traits, knowledge, skills, and training needs, presented in DACUM format. ... Read More
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    2 p.
    1997
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    Competency Profile of Community Resource Liaison
    By Wolford, Bruce. National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC).
    This DACUM (Developing a Curriculum) profile was developed for the new area of Community and Restorative Justice. The DACUM technique is based on the premise that expert workers can describe their job better than anyone else, that any job can be described in terms of the tasks that workers in that occupation perform, and that the specific knowledge, skills, attitudes, and tools required for the job can also be described. This profile describes the nature of the job listed as Community Resource L... Read More
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    7 p.
    1997
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    Proceedings of the Large Jail Network Meeting, July 1997
    National Institute of Corrections Jails Division (Longmont, CO).
    Attended by about 70 administrators of the largest jail systems in the country, this meeting focused on two topics: 1) the use of technology in the jail setting; and 2) sexual misconduct of staff. The highlights addressed the following issues: 21st century technology and its application to local jail information and operational needs; innovative technology applications for internal problems; benefits of technology for inter-government decision-making; identifying and dealing with staff sexual mi... Read More
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    115 p.
    1997
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    Community Corrections Approaching the 21st Century
    By O'Leary, Vincent; Clear, Todd R.. National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC).
    This monograph, an update of a similar 1984 paper, describes the directions needed in corrections as we enter the 21st century. The focus is on community corrections, especially intermediate sanctions, electronic monitoring, and intensive supervision with drug testing. The authors define the principles of limited risk management and demonstrate how they may be arranged in correctional practice.... Read More
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    60 p.
    1997
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    Fees Paid by Jail Inmates: Findings from the Nation's Largest Jails
    National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). LIS, Inc. (Longmont, CO); National Institute of Corrections Information Center (Longmont, CO); National Institute of Corrections. Jails Division (Longmont, CO).
    This survey of large jails confirmed that the charging of inmate fees is prevalent and increasing. Inmates are most commonly charged fees for medical care and participation in work release programs. Other fees reported include per diem charges, services such as bonding, telephone use, and haircuts, and participation in programs such as weekend incarceration, electronic monitoring, or substance abuse treatment. The survey details data on fees imposed, revenues collected, and where the fees are cr... Read More
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    22 p.
    1997
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    Proceedings of the Large Jail Network Meeting, January 1997
    National Institute of Corrections. Jails Division (Longmont, CO).
    This meeting focused on two issues: privatization of correctional facilities and the Prison Litigation Reform Act of 1996. Ten presenters provide arguments for and against privatization. Political environment, contract terms, personnel, cost of operation, monitoring, and accountability are highlighted. The Prison Litigation Reform Act is explained and commented upon by two attorneys, Lynn Lund and William Collins. Appendices include the meeting agenda and l