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Document 029969
Colorado Division of Youth Corrections Sample Forms
Colorado Division of Youth Corrections (Denver, CO).
Access is provided to an alphabetized collection of sample forms related to juvenile corrections. These forms range from "Allegation of Abuse Worksheet" to "Critical Incident Report", "MAYSI- and SIRS-R Decision Tree and Quick Reference Sheet", "Parole Supervision Grid", "Religious Diet", "Transgender & Intersex Search Procedure Training", "What You Should Know about Sexual Abuse Brochure".... Read More

Document 028403
Juvenile Detention Facility Assessment: 2014 Update|Revised
Annie E. Casey Foundation. Juvenile Detention Alternatives Initiative (JDAI) (Baltimore, MD).
"The [Annie E. Casey] Foundation has issued this revised version of the [Juvenile Detention Alternatives Initiative (JDAI)] standards to acknowledge and incorporate regulations that affect the full range of facility operations. This includes the U.S. Department of Justice regulations for the prevention, detection and response to sexual misconduct in juvenile facilities as part of its implementation of the Prison Rape Elimination Act." Five sections are contained in this guide: introduction; abou... Read More
214 pages
Document 022667
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
232 p.
Document 023357
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
43 p.
Document 022666
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
91 p.
Document 021749
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
ca. 270 p.
Document 020293
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
323 p.
Document 020746
Project Guide: Design Review
National Institute of Corrections. Native American and Alaskan Technical Assistance Project (NAATAP) (Washington, DC); U.S. Bureau of Justice Assistance (Washington, DC). Justice Planners International (JPI) (Demarest, NJ).
"[E]specially useful during schematic design, "this pamphlet offers assistance through the often challenging design review process (p. 7). Sections of this booklet are: how to use this project guide; Tribal involvement from project initiation through occupancy; who is involved in design review?; reading architect's drawings; saving time and money; Jail Design Review Checklist; and getting it right.... Read More
18 p.
Document 020747
Project Guide: Existing Facility Evaluations
By Fuller, Cheryl. National Institute of Corrections. Native American and Alaskan Technical Assistance Project (NAATAP) (Washington, DC); U.S. Bureau of Justice Assistance (Washington, DC). Justice Planners International (JPI) (Demarest, NJ).
The process of evaluating an existing facility is explained. This guide is comprised of the following sections: overview; when to evaluate an existing facility; who should participate in the evaluation; how to conduct a facility evaluation; Evaluation Checklist; and decisions that follow the evaluation.... Read More
26 p.
Document 020753
Project Guide: Site Selection
By DeFrancis, Paul. National Institute of Corrections. Native American and Alaskan Technical Assistance Project (NAATAP) (Washington, DC); U.S. Bureau of Justice Assistance (Washington, DC). Justice Planners International (JPI) (Demarest, NJ).
The process of site selection is explained. Topics discussed in this guide are: identifying potential sites in general; selecting the team to find the site; developing site evaluation criteria; developing the site checklist; evaluating sites; and selecting the site. Also included is a sample site criteria and evaluation checklist.... Read More
13 p.
Document 020744
Project Guide: Assessment of Project Status & Technical Assistance Needs
By DeFrancis, Paul. National Institute of Corrections. Native American and Alaskan Technical Assistance Project (NAATAP) (Washington, DC); U.S. Bureau of Justice Assistance (Washington, DC). Justice Planners International (JPI) (Demarest, NJ).
A checklist for assessing the Tribe's progress through the facility development process is provided. Activities tracked include team development, planning, programming, site selection, environmental review; consultant selection, design, construction, transition planning and facility activation, and project contact persons.... Read More
18 p.
Document 021258
Implementing Evidence-Based Practice in Community Corrections: Quality Assurance Manual
By Howe, Meghan; Joplin, lore. National Institute of Corrections. Community Corrections Division (Washington, DC). National Institute of Correction. Community Corrections Division (Washington, DC); Crime and Justice Institute (Boston, MA).
"This manual provides a simple and straightforward approach to implementing evidence-based practice" (p. 3). This manual explains: quality assurance plan development; peer review; quality assurance indicators; customer satisfaction; program evaluation; and individual performance measurement. Samples of pertinent forms are also included.... Read More
95 p.
Document 020171
Implementing Effective Correctional Management of Offenders in the Community: Implementation Checklist
National Institute of Corrections. Community Corrections Division (Washington, DC). Crime and Justice Institute (Boston, MA).
A tool for "guid[ing] organizations in their self-assessment and planning for implementation of evidence-based practices for community corrections" is provided (p. 1). Eighteen components are organized into four areas: administration and planning; human resources and training; information systems, measurement, and evaluation; and assessment, case planning, interventions, and supervision.... Read More
15 p.
Document 022318
Avoiding Your Day in Court -- Addressing Training Liability Through Defensible Strategies
National Institute of Corrections Academy (Longmont, CO).
Liability issues related to correctional training programs are discussed. Participants will be able to:
  • Analyze training programs to determine if they are legally defensible;
  • Determine the need to acquire copyright permission for material used;
  • Identify alternative delivery strategies applicable to a particular setting;
  • Apply the elements of a good documentation system to their agency/facility;
  • And analyze their current system and develop a plan to correct any de... Read More
60 p.
Document 018443
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
123 p.
Document 017626
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
41 p.
Document 018679
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
35 p.
Document 016747
Juvenile Sex Offender Assessment Protocol [J-SOAP]
By Prentky, Robert; Righthand, Sue. U.S. Dept. of Justice. Office of Justice Programs (Washington, DC); National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC); State Justice Institute (Alexa. Center for Sex Offender Management (Silver Spring, MD).
A checklist "to aid in the systematic review of risk factors" for 12-18 year old boys is presented (p. iv). The manual for this experimental scale contains sections on: the development and validation of J-SOAP; references; frequently asked questions; scoring guidelines; scoring instructions for Scale I (sexual drive/preoccupation), Scale II (impulsive/antisocial behavior), Scale III (intervention), and Scale IV (community stability/adjustment); and J-SOAP scoring and summary forms.... Read More
44 p.
Document 016922
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
115 p.
Document 014937
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
35 p.
Document 011904
Post Occupancy Evaluation Procedure: Instruments and Instructions for Use
By Wener, Richard E.. National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). Orange County Corrections Division (Orlando, FL).
This report describes the development and testing of several research instruments used for Post Occupancy Evaluations (POE) of jails. Included are five POE instruments with instructions on their use. Instruments provided are: administrator survey, inmate survey, staff survey, evaluation form-maintenance staff, and evaluation form-program/service staff.... Read More
47 p.
Document 011273
Probation Case Classification and Workload Measures System for Indiana
National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). Indiana Judicial Center (Indianapolis, IN).
Sections one and two discuss the history of development and mission/purpose of the Indiana case management system. The next three sections address the implementation strategy for a probation department and use of case classification and workload measures. The last section contains case classification and workload measures forms, such as the adult risk assessment instrument, adult risk reassessment instrument, adult needs assessment instrument, and probation workload measures data collection inst... Read More
47 p.
Document 011168
GDC Diversity
By Kerr, Carroll Saylor. National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). Georgia Dept. of Corrections (Atlanta, GA).
This document aims to discover the attitudes toward cultural diversity within the Georgia Department of Corrections (GDC). The first exercise is used to determine the employees' perceptions of GDC's awareness of and responses to cultural diversity. A sample of the cultural diversity and climate assessment survey is included, along with a recommended protocol for focused interviews. Also contains an extensive list of references.... Read More
33 p.
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