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Document 031374
LGBT Youth in Juvenile Justice: Creating Agency Policies for an Equitable System Webinar
By Gilbert, Christina; Belmarsh, Lisa; Garnette, Laura. The Equity Project (Washington, DC); Coalition for Juvenile Justice (CJJ) (Washington, DC).
"Many juvenile justice systems don't know how many young people in their system identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender (LGBT) and often lack appropriate policies that meet their unique needs … This webinar discussed the need for agency policies to support LGBT young people in the juvenile justice system. Participants learned how the Massachusetts Department of Youth Services [DYS] and Santa Clara County Probation Department [SCCPD] developed policies for LGBT youth in their system, a... Read More

61 minutes
Document 028223
Transgender and Other Gender Non-Conforming Employee Policy
U.S. Dept. of the Interior (DOI). Office of the Secretary (Washington, DC).
This is an excellent resource to use as a template for creating a policy within your agency regarding support for transgender and other gender non-conforming staff, and in particular the transitioning of transgender personnel. This policy "outlines the Department of the Interior (Department) policy regarding support for transgender and other gender non-conforming employees" (p. 1). Procedures explain: responsibilities of the various agency departments and staff; transition plan; restroom, locker... Read More
10 pages
Document 027584
Review of the Use of Segregation for ICE Detainees
U.S. Dept. of Homeland Security. Immigrations and Customs Enforcement (ICE) (Washington, DC).
“This directive establishes policy and procedures for U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) review of ICE detainees placed into segregated housing … Placement of detainees in segregated housing is a serious step that requires careful consideration of alternatives. Placement in segregation should occur only when necessary and in compliance with applicable detention standards. In particular, placement in administrative segregation due to a special vulnerability should be used only as a la... Read More
13 pages
Document 026364
Model Policy: Training for Youth Facility Staff: Ensuring Competence that Includes the Rights and Needs of LGBTQ Youth
MAC AIDS Fund (New York, NY); Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS (New York, NY); Arcus Foundation (New York, NY); Elton John Foundation (New York, NY). Center for HIV Law and Policy (CHLP). Teen SENSE (New York, NY).
"This Model Policy, designed for use by agencies and jurisdictions that provide services for youth in state custody, outlines the basic requirements for ensuring staff competence, including on the rights and needs of LGBTQ youth."... Read More
1 page
Document 026740
Identification, Treatment and Correctional Management of Inmates Diagnosed with Gender Identity Disorder (GID)
Massachusetts Dept. of Correction (Milford, MA).
“The purpose of this policy is to establish guidelines for the identification, treatment, and institutional management of inmates diagnosed with Gender Identity Disorder (GID)” (p. 1). Procedures cover: responsibilities of the GID clinical supervision group; responsibilities of the GID Treatment Committee; identification and diagnosis of inmates with GID; treatment planning for inmates with GID; reporting; security review; and management and placement. A sample “Gender Identity (GID) Mental Heal... Read More
18 pages
Document 026701
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
24 pages
Document 025935
Delaware Department of Correction Policy Manual
Delaware Dept. of Corrections (Smyrna, DE).
This website provides access to policies of the Delaware Department of Correction. Policies are organized into eleven chapters: purpose and goals; statutory and legal authorization; programs and services; decision-making relating to offenders; rights of offenders; planning, information systems, evaluation and research; records; administration; personnel, training, and employee management relations; communication and communication relations; and medical services.... Read More
Document 021767
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
15 p.
Document 017521
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
570 pages
Document 027885
Policy Manual for Victim Service Programs in State Correctional Agencies
By English, Sharon; Seymour, Anne. Association of State Correctional Administrators (ASCA) (Hagerstown, MD).
Draft policies were created based on an analysis of results from a survey sent to all state correctional administrators and the Director of the Federal Bureau of Prisons. Samples are provided for the following: Draft Policy on Office or Division of Victim Services; Draft Policy on Victim Advisory Councils; Draft Policy on Victim Restitution; Recommendations for a Policy on Victim Notification; Draft Policy on Protecting Victims from Intimidation, Harassment or Harm; Draft Policy on Victim Confid... Read More
148 pages
Document 011671
Chronic Care Clinics: Protocols and Clinic Procedures
By Hipkens, James H.; Krause, Kathryn; Lamarre, Madeleine. National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). Georgia Dept. of Corrections (Atlanta, GA).
Chronic care clinic procedures and protocols are provided for the following areas: cardiovascular, diabetes mellitus, gastrointestinal, hypertension, infectious disease, seizure, pulmonary, tuberculosis infection, and men's and women's wellness clinics. The document, "Drug Formulary," by the Georgia Department of Corrections is included.... Read More
153 p.
Document 010043
Briefing Paper: Trends in Jail Privatization
National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). National Institute of Corrections Information Center (Boulder, CO); LIS, Inc. (Boulder, CO).
This briefing paper provides an overview of trends in jail privatization as evident in the following models: private management, development of a facility by the private sector, and private sector services provision. The author summarizes pro and con arguments, growth trends and the current extent of privatization in jails. Appendix A presents policy statements on corrections privatization from the American Jail Association, the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees, t... Read More
24 p.
Document 003197
Correctional Officer's Guide: Patuxent Institution, Jessup, Maryland
By Cheatwood, Derral. National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). Patuxent Institution (Jessup, MD).
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