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2011
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Optimism Survey
By Carey, Mark. The Carey Group (White Bear Lake, MN).
This 30 question survey assesses the degree to which individuals are feeling optimistic about their lives. The survey shows: the responder’s pessimism score when bad things happen; optimism score when good things take place; total optimism score; and how hopeful one is when negative things occur.... Read More
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6 pages
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
2010
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Desert Waters Correctional Outreach
Desert Waters Correctional Outreach (Florence, CO).
Information and resources related to staff and family well-being can be found at this website. Desert Waters Correctional Outreach (DWCO) works “to increase the occupational, personal and family well-being of staff of all disciplines within the corrections profession.” Points of entry include: about DWCO; DWCO in a Nutshell; membership; services; training; articles; WIC Project; contact information; links; site map; the Corrections Ventline and its sponsors; and blogs.... Read More
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1 page
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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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
    2007
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    Effectively Managing a Multi-Generational Workforce in Corrections [Lesson Plans and Participant's Manual]
    By McCampbell, Susan W.; Rubin, Paula N.. National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). Center for Innovative Public Policies, Inc. (Naples, FL).
    A 16-hour training program on how to manage up to four generations in one workplace is presented. "This revision builds on and revises the instructions in the 2004 curriculum, and therefore, that information will not be repeated here. Please be sure to review that curriculum, Instructor’s Guide and Activity Guide. A vast amount of new information has been published about multi-generational workplaces since this curriculum was developed in 2003 and published by NIC in 2004. A revised list of r... 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.
    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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    20 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.
    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.
    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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    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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    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
    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.
    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.
    1996
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    Managing Staff: Corrections' Most Valuable Resource
    By Camp, George M.; Camp, Camille G.; Fair, Michael V.. National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). Association of State Correctional Administrators (South Salem, NY); National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC).
    This document presents a comprehensive review of staff retention strategies and an assessment of management strategies that have proven successful. It also details research on retention in four departments of correction and suggests improvements in tracking vital statistics on retention. ... Read More
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    121 p.
    1995
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    Proceedings of the Large Jail Network Meeting, July 1995
    National Institute of Corrections. Jails Division (Longmont, CO).
    This report on the proceedings of the Large Jail Network Meeting includes the following approaches to staffing issues: recruitment, hiring and selection, training and performance appraisals, procedures for discipline, current trends in employee relations and sexual harassment, and dealing with unions.... Read More
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    41 p.
    1992
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    Proceedings of the Large Jail Network Meeting, January 12-14, 1992 [Denver, Colorado]
    National Institute of Corrections Jails Division (Longmont, CO).
    This meeting featured a series of presentations on: The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA); Writing and negotiating contracts for food service and medical care; Use of force; The National Pretrial Reporting Program; and The employee disciplinary process. There are nearly 70 large jail systems in the United States and the Large Jail Network provides a forum for the exchange of ideas and information that are relevant to the operation of large jails.... Read More
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    32 p.
    1992
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    Cultural Diversity: Training for Trainers
    National Institute of Corrections National Academy of Corrections (Longmont, CO). National Institute of Corrections National Academy of Corrections. Central and Southern Regional Field Coordinators (N.P.); Eastern Kentucky University. Training Resource Center (Richmond, KY).
    Targeted for criminal justice professionals who train, this curriculum demonstrates communication skills that strengthen positive interaction, evaluates the impact of individual cultural perspectives and personal beliefs on the effectiveness of interacting with others, and identifies positive and negative relationships that are impacted by cultural diversity in the work place. Section topics include creating a common understanding, what it means to be different in your organization, communicati... Read More
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    ca. 140 p. + 1 videocassette (9 min.); VHS
    1991
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    Proceedings of the Third Meeting of the Large Jail Network, July 21-23, 1991, Denver, Colorado
    By MacPhail, Carolyn. National Institute of Corrections. Jails Division (Boulder, CO). LIS, Inc. (Boulder, CO); National Institute of Corrections. Jails Division (Boulder, CO).
    Topic sessions discuss managing jail litigation, intermediate sanctions, linking jail and community programs, NIC/NASA program on corrections technology, and human resource issues.... Read More
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    25 p.
    1984
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    Stress: Making The Most of It - A Supervisor's Guide
    By Bushnell, Jon L.. National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). Evaluation/Policy Research Associates, Ltd. (N.P.).
    This is a companion piece to a report entitled, "Stress: Making the Most of It - A Personalized Guide For Correctional Staff Describing How Stress Can Be Managed Effectively".... Read More
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    86 p.
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