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2014
Document 027907
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
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85 minutes + 54 pages
2014
Document 028181
Ensuring Access to Mentoring Programs for LGBTQ Youth
By Mallory, Christy; Sears, Brad; Hasenbush, Amira; Susman, Alexandra. University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). School of Law. The Williams Institute on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Law and Public Policy (Los Angeles, CA).
"Youth mentoring programs, such as those of 4-H, Big Brothers Big Sisters and Boys and Girls Clubs of America, are an important strategy for supporting at-risk youth and preventing them from becoming entangled with the juvenile justice system. This white paper summarizes research showing that LGBTQ [lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning] youth would benefit from access to these programs and makes recommendations for youth mentoring programs and local, state, and federal government... Read More
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26 pages
2014
Document 028181
Ensuring Access to Mentoring Programs for LGBTQ Youth
By Mallory, Christy; Sears, Brad; Hasenbush, Amira; Susman, Alexandra. University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). School of Law. The Williams Institute on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Law and Public Policy (Los Angeles, CA).
"Youth mentoring programs, such as those of 4-H, Big Brothers Big Sisters and Boys and Girls Clubs of America, are an important strategy for supporting at-risk youth and preventing them from becoming entangled with the juvenile justice system. This white paper summarizes research showing that LGBTQ [lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning] youth would benefit from access to these programs and makes recommendations for youth mentoring programs and local, state, and federal government... Read More
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26 pages
2014
Document 028181
Ensuring Access to Mentoring Programs for LGBTQ Youth
By Mallory, Christy; Sears, Brad; Hasenbush, Amira; Susman, Alexandra. University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). School of Law. The Williams Institute on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Law and Public Policy (Los Angeles, CA).
"Youth mentoring programs, such as those of 4-H, Big Brothers Big Sisters and Boys and Girls Clubs of America, are an important strategy for supporting at-risk youth and preventing them from becoming entangled with the juvenile justice system. This white paper summarizes research showing that LGBTQ [lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning] youth would benefit from access to these programs and makes recommendations for youth mentoring programs and local, state, and federal government... Read More
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26 pages
2014
Document 027893
Unsecured Bonds: The Most Effective and Efficient Pretrial Release Option
By Jones, Michael R.. U.S. Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) (Washington, DC). Pretrial Justice Institute (PJI) (Washington, DC).
If your pretrial agency is looking for solid empirical evidence about the effectiveness of unsecure bonds compared to secure bonds in safeguarding public safety, you need to read this report. “Findings support judicial officers changing their practices to use more unsecured releases, to include unsecured bonds if currently permitted by law, to achieve the same public safety and court appear¬ance rates while using far fewer jail beds. These un¬secured bonds could be used in conjunction with an in... Read More
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26 pages
2014
Document 027893
Unsecured Bonds: The Most Effective and Efficient Pretrial Release Option
By Jones, Michael R.. U.S. Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) (Washington, DC). Pretrial Justice Institute (PJI) (Washington, DC).
If your pretrial agency is looking for solid empirical evidence about the effectiveness of unsecure bonds compared to secure bonds in safeguarding public safety, you need to read this report. “Findings support judicial officers changing their practices to use more unsecured releases, to include unsecured bonds if currently permitted by law, to achieve the same public safety and court appear¬ance rates while using far fewer jail beds. These un¬secured bonds could be used in conjunction with an in... Read More
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26 pages
2014
Document 027893
Unsecured Bonds: The Most Effective and Efficient Pretrial Release Option
By Jones, Michael R.. U.S. Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) (Washington, DC). Pretrial Justice Institute (PJI) (Washington, DC).
If your pretrial agency is looking for solid empirical evidence about the effectiveness of unsecure bonds compared to secure bonds in safeguarding public safety, you need to read this report. “Findings support judicial officers changing their practices to use more unsecured releases, to include unsecured bonds if currently permitted by law, to achieve the same public safety and court appear¬ance rates while using far fewer jail beds. These un¬secured bonds could be used in conjunction with an in... Read More
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26 pages
2014
Document 027908
The Corrections Profession: Maintaining Safety and Sanity, Part 2
By Spinaris, Caterina; Denhof, Mike; Morton, Greg. National Institute of Corrections Academy (Aurora, CO); Desert Waters Correctional Outreach (DWCO) (Florence, CO).
This program is the second 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 underst... Read More
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78 minutes + 42 pages
2014
Document 027982
Youthful Offenders – DC Public Safety Television
By Cosby, Jim; Rawlings, Lisa; Thompson, Stephanie; Barno, Christopher. DC Public Safety (Washington, DC).
If your organization is looking for strategies to meet the needs of youthful offenders, you need to watch this video. It provides a wealth of information about this vulnerable population in a concise amount of time. “The program provides an overview of CSOSA’s [Court Services and Offender Supervision Agency’s] young adult efforts based on national best practice standards. The program will discuss: The findings of national best practice research; How CSOSA chooses youthful high risk adult offende... Read More
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30 minutes
2014
Document 027998
LGBTI Populations: Intake – Creating a Culture of Safety
National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC).
Good correctional practice includes applying principles of risk based classification to all adult and juvenile offenders while accounting for unique characteristics and concerns of LGBTI and gender non-conforming populations. To ensure a culture of safety, it is important to identify these individuals at intake. A culture of safety includes everyone understanding and practicing respectful, appropriate and professional language. Intake personnel function as the “gatekeepers” for correctional ... Read More
VIDEO
2014
Document 027890
Staff Perceptions
PbS Learning Institute (PbS LI) (Braintree, MA).
“When young offenders are placed in secure residential facilities to receive the care and services they need to return to the community and not return to criminal behavior, the juvenile justice system expects that facility staff are well-trained, maintain safe and healthy environments and care about the youths. Research and experience show staff-youth relationships significantly impact youths’ successful reentry yet the relationships are easily threatened by external influences such as staff tur... Read More
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5 pages
2014
Document 028194
Religion in Corrections: Offenders' Rights, Your Responsibility
National Institute of Corrections (NIC) (Washington, DC).
Across the United States, chaplains and religious directors are overwhelmed with ensuring equitable consideration for all religious requests. They face the conflict of "myth versus reality" regarding the role of the chaplain/religious director in corrections, the priority of religious practice balanced with security concerns, inconsistencies in accommodation, bias in space considerations, increased need for special diets, and the effects of agency and facility budgets. This two-day live broad... Read More
VIDEO
285 minutes
2014
Document 028308
Enterprise 2014 Conference Workshop Presentations
National Correctional Industries Association (NCIA) (Baltimore, MD).
If you are involved with inmate industries in your correctional facility, you will find some of these programs very useful. "NCIA’s 2014 National Training Conference offered informative and cutting-edge professional development for its attendees. PowerPoint Presentations for some of the workshops are provided below." These presentations are organized into four groups: leadership and management—coaching a championship correctional industries team; sales, marketing, and business development—changi... Read More

2013
Document 027891
Better Solutions for Youth with Mental Health Needs in the Juvenile Justice System
National Center for Mental Health and Juvenile Justice (NCMHJJ) (Delmar, NY).
“[W]henever safe and appropriate, youth with mental health needs should be prevented from entering the juvenile justice system in the first place. For youth who do enter the system, a first option should be to refer them to effective treatment within the community. For those few who require placement, it is important to ensure that they have access to effective services while in care to help them re-enter society successfully” (p. 1). This paper explains how this can be done. Topics discussed in... Read More
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8 pages
2013
Document 027856
Unobtrusive Suicide Warning System: Final Technical Report: Phase III
By Ashe, Jeffrey M.; Baloch, Ghulam; Ganesh, Meena; Graichenm, Catherine; Soldner, Nicholas; Lakamraju, Vijay; Zacchio, Joe; Vogel, Mark. National Institute of Justice (NIH) (Washington, DC). GE Global Research (Niskayuna, NY).
This report explains in detail how this research group “developed a prototype demonstration system that can measure an inmate’s heart rate, breathing rate and general body motion without being attached to the inmate (i.e. from a non-contact distance). The system is based upon measuring a ballistogram which is comprised of subtle motions appearing on the surface of the body due to the motion of internal components such as the heart and lungs. The system is based on a modifying version of a commer... Read More
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202 pages
2013
Document 027834
Nothing About Us Without Us! The Failure of the Modern Juvenile Justice System and a Call for Community-Based Justice
By Smith, Charisa.
The need for a renewed effort in bringing the practice of juvenile justice back under the influence of the community is explained. Topics discussed include: history coming full circle—arrest, court, incarceration, the strong rationale for abandoning the status quo juvenile justice system, a systemic lack of cultural competence, and community-based justice that works; and Community-based Alternatives To Detention (ATDs) and Alternatives To Incarceration (ATIs)—restorative justice, and justice re... Read More
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54 pages
2013
Document 027567
Evidence-Based Pretrial Release: Final Paper
By Pepin, Arthur W.. Conference of State Court Administrators (COSCA) (Williamsburg, VA ).
Anyone looking to reduce the amount of beds they need for pretrial detention should read this publication. It explains why evidence-based assessment of offenders can help reduce the need for current levels of or increased need for pretrial detention capacity. “Evidence-based assessment of the risk a defendant will fail to appear or will endanger others if released can increase successful pretrial release without financial conditions that may defendants are unable to meet. Imposing conditions on ... Read More
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16 pages
2013
Document 027897
Protecting Children’s Rights in Criminal Justice Systems: A Training Manual and Reference Point for Professionals and Policymakers
By Moore, Marianne; Randel, Becky. Great Britain. Department for International Development (DFID). UK Aid (London, England). Penal Reform International (PRI) (London, England).
This is an excellent resource for those individuals wanting a concise source of information about issues related to justice-involved juveniles and ways to ensure these youth are accorded their rights. This manual contains chapters covering ten areas-- principles and justice for children, children at risk, arrest, diversion, victims and witnesses, trail and sentencing, detention, independent monitoring mechanisms, reintegration, and putting justice for children into practice. “Each of the ten cha... Read More
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192 pages
2013
Document 027898
Three Quarter Houses: The View from the Inside
By Riggs, Robert. John Jay College of Criminal Justice. Prisoner Reentry Institute (PRI) (New York, NY).
Housing is especially difficult to get after an ex-offender is back released into the community. This is an even more difficult challenge to face in New York City. Three-Quarter Houses are one solution for those individuals needing a place to stay till the can find a more stable residence. They are private homes, apartments, or some other type of buildings that rent beds to people. This report is the first to vigorously examine the conditions to be found in Three-Quarter Houses. Two parts make u... Read More
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56 pages
2013
Document 027800
What Youths Say Matters
By Godfrey, Kim. PbS Learning Institute (PbS LI) (Braintree, MA).
You should read this brief if you are concerned about juvenile justice or work with juvenile offenders from Performance-based Standards (PbS). “Research is mounting that shows youths’ experiences while in residential programs have a significant impact on both the safety and climate within the facility as well as whether the youth continues to commit crimes when he or she returns to the community. A recent analysis of the Pathways to Desistance Study added to the growing body of findings with two... Read More
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6 pages
2013
Document 027915
Stories of Transition: Men and Women in the Allegheny County Jail Collaborative’s Reentry Program
By Moushey, Bill. Allegheny County Dept. of Human Services (ACDHS) (Pittsburgh, PA).
This report is written for those individuals working with ex-offenders reentering the community. They are people who want “to understand what the experience of reentry is like for the people behind the statistics — the men and women who are in the midst of their transition from jail … to hear their stories, including the struggles, their reflections and their advice for others … Their memories of their experiences in jail are still fresh, and they spoke openly with [the author] about the help t... Read More
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13 pages
2013
Document 027914
A Community Court Grows in Brooklyn: A Comprehensive Evaluation of the Red Hook Community Justice Center: Final Report
By Lee, Cynthia G.; Cheesman, Fred L.; Rottman, David B.; Swaner, Rachel; Lambson, Suvi; Rempel, Mike; Curtis, Ric. National Institute of Justice (NIJ) (Washington, DC). National Center for State Courts (NCSC) (Williamsburg, VA).
This study examines the effectiveness of the Red Hook Community Justice Center (RHCJC) in tackling multiple problems that contribute to crime, public safety, and quality of life in the local community. This report has chapters covering: the theoretical foundations and study context; evaluation data and methods; planning RHCJC; organizational structure and staffing; community and youth programs—Housing Court and the Housing Resource Center, youth programs, community programs and public outreach, ... Read More
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286 pages
2013
Document 027559
An Evaluation of Sex Offender Registry Restrictions in Michigan and Missouri
By Huebner, Beth M.; Bynum, Timothy S,; Rydberg, Jason; Kras, Kimberly; Grommon, Eric; Pleggenkuhle, Breanne. National Institute of Justice (Washington, DC).
The impact of registry restrictions on sex offenders is examined by determining this population’s housing locations, recidivism patterns, and the collateral consequences they experience following residency restriction. Results show that residency restrictions do not significantly decrease the number of sex offenders who live near schools and day care centers, have a small effect on reducing recidivism, and has some effect on the stigma experienced by sex offenders. “As noted the effect of reside... Read More
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95 pages
2013
Document 027559
An Evaluation of Sex Offender Registry Restrictions in Michigan and Missouri
By Huebner, Beth M.; Bynum, Timothy S,; Rydberg, Jason; Kras, Kimberly; Grommon, Eric; Pleggenkuhle, Breanne. National Institute of Justice (Washington, DC).
The impact of registry restrictions on sex offenders is examined by determining this population’s housing locations, recidivism patterns, and the collateral consequences they experience following residency restriction. Results show that residency restrictions do not significantly decrease the number of sex offenders who live near schools and day care centers, have a small effect on reducing recidivism, and has some effect on the stigma experienced by sex offenders. “As noted the effect of reside... Read More
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95 pages
2013
Document 028054
Specialized Training: Investigating Sexual Abuse in Confinement Settings
U.S. Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) (Washington, DC). The Moss Group, Inc. (Washington, DC).
This training program “is designed to address the requirements outlined in the Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA) standard 115.34/.134/.234/.334 requiring specialized training for individuals tasked with investigating alleged incidents of sexual abuse in confinement settings. Additionally, this curriculum contains the information fundamental to understanding the concepts required by PREA standard 115.34/.134/.234/.334 and best practice in investigating incidents of sexual abuse. Agencies with in... Read More
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2013
Document 028055
Specialized Training: PREA Medical and Mental Care Standards
By Anno, B. Jaye; Day, Kim; Dumond, Robert; Russell, Jayne; Vierthaler, Karla; Morgan, Marcia. National Commission on Correctional Health Care (NCCHC) (Chicago, IL).
“The intent of the curriculum is to provide prisons, jails, community confinement, and juvenile detention facilities with specialized training for medical and mental health personnel on specific aspects of Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA). Specifically, this curriculum provides training on how to detect and assess signs of sexual abuse, preserve physical evidence, and respond effectively and professionally to victims. “The intended audience is health professionals. This includes but is not ... Read More
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2013
Document 028055
Specialized Training: PREA Medical and Mental Care Standards
By Anno, B. Jaye; Day, Kim; Dumond, Robert; Russell, Jayne; Vierthaler, Karla; Morgan, Marcia. National Commission on Correctional Health Care (NCCHC) (Chicago, IL).
“The intent of the curriculum is to provide prisons, jails, community confinement, and juvenile detention facilities with specialized training for medical and mental health personnel on specific aspects of Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA). Specifically, this curriculum provides training on how to detect and assess signs of sexual abuse, preserve physical evidence, and respond effectively and professionally to victims. “The intended audience is health professionals. This includes but is not ... Read More
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2013
Document 028056
Preventing and Addressing Sexual Abuse in Tribal Detention Facilities: The Impact of the Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA)
By Layman, Elizabeth. U.S. Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) (Washington, DC). American Probation and Parole Association (APPA) (Lexington, KY); PREA Resource Center (Washington, DC).
“The National Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA) Standards were released in 2012 to provide comprehensive guidance on the prevention, detection, and response to sexual abuse and violence within confinement settings across the country. Although the National PREA Standards do not specifically extend to tribal detention facilities, all confinement facilities, regardless of their obligations under PREA, are being held to a higher legal standard for the prevention of and response to sexual abuse and ... Read More
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2013
Document 028056
Preventing and Addressing Sexual Abuse in Tribal Detention Facilities: The Impact of the Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA)
By Layman, Elizabeth. U.S. Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) (Washington, DC). American Probation and Parole Association (APPA) (Lexington, KY); PREA Resource Center (Washington, DC).
“The National Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA) Standards were released in 2012 to provide comprehensive guidance on the prevention, detection, and response to sexual abuse and violence within confinement settings across the country. Although the National PREA Standards do not specifically extend to tribal detention facilities, all confinement facilities, regardless of their obligations under PREA, are being held to a higher legal standard for the prevention of and response to sexual abuse and ... Read More
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2013
Document 028056
Preventing and Addressing Sexual Abuse in Tribal Detention Facilities: The Impact of the Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA)
By Layman, Elizabeth. U.S. Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) (Washington, DC). American Probation and Parole Association (APPA) (Lexington, KY); PREA Resource Center (Washington, DC).
“The National Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA) Standards were released in 2012 to provide comprehensive guidance on the prevention, detection, and response to sexual abuse and violence within confinement settings across the country. Although the National PREA Standards do not specifically extend to tribal detention facilities, all confinement facilities, regardless of their obligations under PREA, are being held to a higher legal standard for the prevention of and response to sexual abuse and ... Read More
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2013
Document 027692
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
WEB
2013
Document 027693
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
WEB
2013
Document 027694
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
WEB
2013
Document 027694
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
WEB
2013
Document 027695
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
WEB
2013
Document 027695
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
WEB
2013
Document 027695
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
WEB
2013
Document 027696
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
WEB
2013
Document 027696
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
WEB
2013
Document 027696
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
WEB
2013
Document 027696
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
WEB
2013
Document 026893
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
VIDEO
4 video DVDs (233 minutes) and 1 data DVD
2013
Document 026893
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
VIDEO
4 video DVDs (233 minutes) and 1 data DVD
2013
Document 026990
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
VIDEO
2 video DVDs (157 minutes) + 1 data DVD
2013
Document 027183
Standards and Training for Corrections (STC) Forms and Publications
California Board of State and Community Corrections (BSCC) (Sacramento, CA).
Copies of training manuals for courses provided by the California Board of State and Community Standards can be found at this website. Forms and publications include: Adult Corrections Officer – Core Manual; Adult Corrections Officer – Job Analysis Report; Adult Corrections Officer – Knowledge and Skills Maps; Adult Corrections Officer – Physical Tasks Training Manual; Annual Course – Guide to Writing Objectives for Annual Course Certification; Handbook for Core - 6th Edition; Hearing Screenin... Read More
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2013
Document 027155
Workload and Resource Assessment: Resource Guide
National Center for State Courts (NCSC) (Williamsburg, VA).
“Systematically assessing the number or people, appropriate resources, and measures of caseloads is critical for ensuring that courts and related agencies are able to deliver quality service to the public effectively and without delay. Given the increasing number and complexity of cases, it is important for states to use an objective workload assessment process, combined with an interconnectedness of judicial and staff work that allows for a holistic assessment of resources needed, to ensure tha... Read More
WEB
2013
Document 027184
Multimedia From NIJ
National Institute of Justice (Washington, DC).
Links to past webcasts and their transcripts about various topics are available at this website. Some of the issues discussed include: “Changing the Behavior of Drug-Involved Offenders: Supervision That Works”; “Using Random Forest Risk Prediction in the Philadelphia Probation Department”; “The Neurobiology of Sexual Assault: Implications for First Responders in Law Enforcement, Prosecution, and Victim Advocacy”; “Health Officers Are Safer Officers: The Nexus Between Performance & Health”; “The... Read More
WEB
2013
Document 027085
The Changing Racial Dynamics of Women’s Incarceration
By Mauer, Marc. The Sentencing Project (Washington, DC).
“Scholars are beginning to analyze the relative contributions of changes in crime rates, criminal justice policies, economics, and demographics to the slowing growth rate of the prison system, but one area that has gone largely unexplored is the impact of such changes on racial disparities in imprisonment. As is well known, black/white disparities in the use of incarceration have been profound for quite some time. Since the 1980s a series of analyses have documented these trends at the national ... Read More
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26 pages
2013
Document 027363
“Cuff Key to Door Key: A Systems Approach to Reentry": NIC’s Inaugural Virtual Conference
By Iszler, Bernie.
If you or your agency wants or needs information about improving or creating and implementing a new reentry program, then attending this virtual conference is a must. “On June 12, 2013, the National Institute of Corrections (NIC) will launch its first-ever virtual conference, “Cuff Key to Door Key: A Systems Approach to Reentry.” Topics covered during the conference will include mental health, sentencing, a review of successful reentry programs, Thinking for a Change (T4C), and a look at the cha... Read More
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2 pages
2013
Document 026954
The Impact of Probation and Parole Populations on Arrests in Four California Cities
Council of State Governments. Justice Center (Lexington, KY).
This study’s purpose was to “determine the extent to which people on probation and parole contribute to the demands on the resources of local law enforcement, and to identify what opportunities exist to use data to target their limited resources more effectively” (p. 3). Some of the findings show that: only one in five arrests are people on probation or parole; for these individuals one in six arrests were for violent crime, one in three for drug crime; and an assessment of a parolee for risk of... Read More
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52 pages
2013
Document 026955
Developing a Mental Health Court: An Interdisciplinary Curriculum
Council of State Governments. Justice Center (Lexington, KY).
“The goal of this project is to make existing research and practices accessible while encouraging learners to ask the right questions at the right times and develop productive collaborations and programs that serve the needs of their communities. While the curriculum is presented as a comprehensive resource on how to plan and implement a mental health court, it is also designed to be easily adapted to supplement existing trainings, for new mental health court team members, or as a tune-up for te... Read More
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2013
Document 027138
Assessing the Effectiveness of Drug Courts on Recidivism: A Meta-Analytic Review of Traditional and Non-Traditional Drug Courts
By Mitchell, Ojmarrh; Wilson, David B.; Eggers, Amy; MacKenzie, Doris L..
The ability of drug courts to reduce reoffending by program participants is evaluated. Anyone looking for evidence-based research looking at the impact of drug courts must read this article. Results describe: the eligible studies; key features of evaluations; key features of drug courts and clients; mean effects by type of drug court, be they for adults, juveniles or for DWI; general recidivism odds ratios; drug courts’ long-term effects; features of the drug court; and additional sensitivity an... Read More
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12 pages
2013
Document 027499
Human Resources and Administrative Investigations [Participant's Manual]
American University. Washington College of Law. End to Silence (Washington, DC); National PREA Resource Center (Washington, DC).
“This is a 24-hour training covering the national Prison Rape Elimination Act Standards and implications for responding to the different needs of men, women and LGBTI inmates who are sexually abused in custody. The following are the goals of this training: (1) review the applicable PREA Standards for responding to sexual abuse in custody and their gender impact; (2) review the dynamics of custodial sexual abuse for men, women and LGBTI populations; (3) identify the components of human sexuality ... Read More
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Document 027499
Human Resources and Administrative Investigations [Participant's Manual]
American University. Washington College of Law. End to Silence (Washington, DC); National PREA Resource Center (Washington, DC).
“This is a 24-hour training covering the national Prison Rape Elimination Act Standards and implications for responding to the different needs of men, women and LGBTI inmates who are sexually abused in custody. The following are the goals of this training: (1) review the applicable PREA Standards for responding to sexual abuse in custody and their gender impact; (2) review the dynamics of custodial sexual abuse for men, women and LGBTI populations; (3) identify the components of human sexuality ... Read More
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Document 027499
Human Resources and Administrative Investigations [Participant's Manual]
American University. Washington College of Law. End to Silence (Washington, DC); National PREA Resource Center (Washington, DC).
“This is a 24-hour training covering the national Prison Rape Elimination Act Standards and implications for responding to the different needs of men, women and LGBTI inmates who are sexually abused in custody. The following are the goals of this training: (1) review the applicable PREA Standards for responding to sexual abuse in custody and their gender impact; (2) review the dynamics of custodial sexual abuse for men, women and LGBTI populations; (3) identify the components of human sexuality ... Read More
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Document 027499
Human Resources and Administrative Investigations [Participant's Manual]
American University. Washington College of Law. End to Silence (Washington, DC); National PREA Resource Center (Washington, DC).
“This is a 24-hour training covering the national Prison Rape Elimination Act Standards and implications for responding to the different needs of men, women and LGBTI inmates who are sexually abused in custody. The following are the goals of this training: (1) review the applicable PREA Standards for responding to sexual abuse in custody and their gender impact; (2) review the dynamics of custodial sexual abuse for men, women and LGBTI populations; (3) identify the components of human sexuality ... Read More
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Document 027500
Responding to Sexual Abuse of Inmates in Custody: Responding to the Needs of Men, Women and Gender Non-Conforming Populations [Participant’s Manual]
American University. Washington College of Law. End to Silence (Washington, DC); National PREA Resource Center (Washington, DC).
“This is a 24-hour training covering the National Prison Rape Elimination Act Standards and implications on administrative investigations and human resource policies and procedures. The following are the goals of this training: (1) review the PREA Standards and identify impacts on administrative investigations and human resources; (2) identify components of investigative and human resource policies and procedures as they relate to sexual abuse of persons in custody; and (3) understand legal and ... Read More
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Document 027500
Responding to Sexual Abuse of Inmates in Custody: Responding to the Needs of Men, Women and Gender Non-Conforming Populations [Participant’s Manual]
American University. Washington College of Law. End to Silence (Washington, DC); National PREA Resource Center (Washington, DC).
“This is a 24-hour training covering the National Prison Rape Elimination Act Standards and implications on administrative investigations and human resource policies and procedures. The following are the goals of this training: (1) review the PREA Standards and identify impacts on administrative investigations and human resources; (2) identify components of investigative and human resource policies and procedures as they relate to sexual abuse of persons in custody; and (3) understand legal and ... Read More
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Document 027500
Responding to Sexual Abuse of Inmates in Custody: Responding to the Needs of Men, Women and Gender Non-Conforming Populations [Participant’s Manual]
American University. Washington College of Law. End to Silence (Washington, DC); National PREA Resource Center (Washington, DC).
“This is a 24-hour training covering the National Prison Rape Elimination Act Standards and implications on administrative investigations and human resource policies and procedures. The following are the goals of this training: (1) review the PREA Standards and identify impacts on administrative investigations and human resources; (2) identify components of investigative and human resource policies and procedures as they relate to sexual abuse of persons in custody; and (3) understand legal and ... Read More
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Document 027500
Responding to Sexual Abuse of Inmates in Custody: Responding to the Needs of Men, Women and Gender Non-Conforming Populations [Participant’s Manual]
American University. Washington College of Law. End to Silence (Washington, DC); National PREA Resource Center (Washington, DC).
“This is a 24-hour training covering the National Prison Rape Elimination Act Standards and implications on administrative investigations and human resource policies and procedures. The following are the goals of this training: (1) review the PREA Standards and identify impacts on administrative investigations and human resources; (2) identify components of investigative and human resource policies and procedures as they relate to sexual abuse of persons in custody; and (3) understand legal and ... Read More
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2013
Document 027500
Responding to Sexual Abuse of Inmates in Custody: Responding to the Needs of Men, Women and Gender Non-Conforming Populations [Participant’s Manual]
American University. Washington College of Law. End to Silence (Washington, DC); National PREA Resource Center (Washington, DC).
“This is a 24-hour training covering the National Prison Rape Elimination Act Standards and implications on administrative investigations and human resource policies and procedures. The following are the goals of this training: (1) review the PREA Standards and identify impacts on administrative investigations and human resources; (2) identify components of investigative and human resource policies and procedures as they relate to sexual abuse of persons in custody; and (3) understand legal and ... Read More
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2013
Document 027516
Overview of Federal Criminal Cases: Fiscal Year 2012
By Schmitt, Glenn R.; Dukes, Jennifer. U.S. Sentencing Commission (USSC). Office of Research and Data (Washington, DC).
“The United States Sentencing Commission1 received information on 84,360 federal criminal cases in which the offender was sentenced in fiscal year 2012.2 Among these cases, 84,173 involved an individual offender and 187 involved a corporation or other “organizational” offender. This publication provides a brief overview of those cases” (p. 1). Sections cover: the case load at a glance—most being for individuals; individual offender characteristics; case disposition; the most common crimes—immigr... Read More
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10 pages
2013
Document 027516
Overview of Federal Criminal Cases: Fiscal Year 2012
By Schmitt, Glenn R.; Dukes, Jennifer. U.S. Sentencing Commission (USSC). Office of Research and Data (Washington, DC).
“The United States Sentencing Commission1 received information on 84,360 federal criminal cases in which the offender was sentenced in fiscal year 2012.2 Among these cases, 84,173 involved an individual offender and 187 involved a corporation or other “organizational” offender. This publication provides a brief overview of those cases” (p. 1). Sections cover: the case load at a glance—most being for individuals; individual offender characteristics; case disposition; the most common crimes—immigr... Read More
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10 pages
2013
Document 027516
Overview of Federal Criminal Cases: Fiscal Year 2012
By Schmitt, Glenn R.; Dukes, Jennifer. U.S. Sentencing Commission (USSC). Office of Research and Data (Washington, DC).
“The United States Sentencing Commission1 received information on 84,360 federal criminal cases in which the offender was sentenced in fiscal year 2012.2 Among these cases, 84,173 involved an individual offender and 187 involved a corporation or other “organizational” offender. This publication provides a brief overview of those cases” (p. 1). Sections cover: the case load at a glance—most being for individuals; individual offender characteristics; case disposition; the most common crimes—immigr... Read More
PDF
10 pages
2013
Document 027516
Overview of Federal Criminal Cases: Fiscal Year 2012
By Schmitt, Glenn R.; Dukes, Jennifer. U.S. Sentencing Commission (USSC). Office of Research and Data (Washington, DC).
“The United States Sentencing Commission1 received information on 84,360 federal criminal cases in which the offender was sentenced in fiscal year 2012.2 Among these cases, 84,173 involved an individual offender and 187 involved a corporation or other “organizational” offender. This publication provides a brief overview of those cases” (p. 1). Sections cover: the case load at a glance—most being for individuals; individual offender characteristics; case disposition; the most common crimes—immigr... Read More
PDF
10 pages
2013
Document 027516
Overview of Federal Criminal Cases: Fiscal Year 2012
By Schmitt, Glenn R.; Dukes, Jennifer. U.S. Sentencing Commission (USSC). Office of Research and Data (Washington, DC).
“The United States Sentencing Commission1 received information on 84,360 federal criminal cases in which the offender was sentenced in fiscal year 2012.2 Among these cases, 84,173 involved an individual offender and 187 involved a corporation or other “organizational” offender. This publication provides a brief overview of those cases” (p. 1). Sections cover: the case load at a glance—most being for individuals; individual offender characteristics; case disposition; the most common crimes—immigr... Read More
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10 pages
2012
Document 027156
Out and Down: Incarceration and Psychiatric Disorders
By Schnittker, Jason; Massoglia, Michael; Uggen, Christopher. American Sociological Association (ASA) (Washington, DC).
The relationship between incarceration and the psychiatric disorders of inmates is examined. Sections following an abstract include: background—the total institution and the pains of imprisonment, confounding and the effects of incarceration, a conceptual model illustrating influences in the incarceration-psychiatric disorder relationship, psychiatric disorders and disability; data and methods using the NCS-R (National Comorbidity Survey Replication); statistically significant results for the as... Read More
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17 pages
2012
Document 027156
Out and Down: Incarceration and Psychiatric Disorders
By Schnittker, Jason; Massoglia, Michael; Uggen, Christopher. American Sociological Association (ASA) (Washington, DC).
The relationship between incarceration and the psychiatric disorders of inmates is examined. Sections following an abstract include: background—the total institution and the pains of imprisonment, confounding and the effects of incarceration, a conceptual model illustrating influences in the incarceration-psychiatric disorder relationship, psychiatric disorders and disability; data and methods using the NCS-R (National Comorbidity Survey Replication); statistically significant results for the as... Read More
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17 pages
2012
Document 026685
Video Visits for Children Whose Parents Are Incarcerated: In Whose Best Interest?
By Phillips, Susan D.. The Sentencing Project (Washington, DC).
'Even as advocacy groups and community organizations are pushing to remove barriers to children visiting their incarcerated parents, changes are occurring in correctional visitation practices: jails and prisons are shifting to video visitation 'visitation using real-time video conferencing technology similar to Skype (p. 3). Topics discussed in this report include: barriers to children visiting their parents; the advent of video visitation; potential benefits and limiting factors of video visita... Read More
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14 pages
2012
Document 026687
Criminal Justice Debt: A Toolkit for Action
By Patel, Roopal; Philip, Meghna. Public Welfare Foundation (Washington, DC); Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz. George A. Katz Fellowship (New York, NY). New York University. School of Law. Brennan Center for Justice (New York, NY).
'This Toolkit examines the issues created by criminal justice debt collection policies and also profiles positive examples of reform efforts from around the country. These success stories will assist advocates as they decide upon their advocacy efforts. The Toolkit also provides statutory language, sample campaign pieces, and a step-by-step guide for a successful campaign. Since the intricacies of criminal justice debt differ from state to state, advocates should adapt models and initiatives to ... Read More
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2012
Document 026668
Under the Penal Gaze: An Empirical Examination of Penal Consciousness Among Prison Inmates
By Sexton, Lori. National Institute of Justice (Washington, DC).
'This dissertation develops a new theoretical framework that examines the ways in which prisoners orient to and make meaning of their punishment in order to more fully understand the nature of penality writ large. The framework, which I call penal consciousness, moves beyond the limited, objective view of punishment as legal sanction to a more expansive view of penality that privileges subjectivity and meaning' (p. xiii). Chapters comprising this dissertation are: introduction, literature review... Read More
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217 pages
2012
Document 026563
Working Effectively with Children of the Incarcerated, Their Parents and Caregivers
Washington State Dept. of Social and Health Services (DSHS). Children's Administration. Resource Family Training Institute (Olympia. WA).
'These video modules are designed to help social workers and other social service providers understand the particular needs of families with an incarcerated parent and learn effective practices in working with children of the incarcerated, their parents and caregivers.' Video training modules comprising this training program are: introduction; voices of youth panel; navigating practice challenges'children; voices of parents panel; navigating practice challenges-- caregivers; navigating practice ... Read More
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2012
Document 026376
Webinar Archive: Women Engaged in the Criminal Justice System
By Ramirez, Rachelle; Gehring, Krista S.. Council of State Government. Justice Center (New York, NY); Council of State Government. Criminal Justice Mental Health Consensus Project (New York, NY).
This webinar “discussed the current research and best practices related to the successful management and treatment of women in the criminal justice system … with a particular focus on behavioral health. The webinar also included a discussion about gender-specific criminogenic risk and need assessment tools, as well as the importance of responsivity for females." This website provides access to a recording of the webinar and the accompanying slides.... Read More
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Document 026763
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
VIDEO
2 video DVDs (152 minutes)
2012
Document 027046
Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA) - MDOC Basic
By Sturm, Vevia. Missouri Dept. of Corrections. Training Academy (Jefferson City, MO).
“This training class is for newly-hired staff to the Missouri Department of Corrections (MDOC) and serves as an introduction to the new PREA standards and how they apply throughout the department. Course includes information on the federal Prison Rape Elimination Act Guidelines; a definition of PREA; its applicability to all MDOC staff; and definitions of offender sexual abuse … Given scenarios, participants will be able to identify signs of offender sexual abuse and to identify appropriate resp... Read More
ZIP
2012
Document 026640
Shifts, Extended Work Hours, and Fatigue: An Assessment of Health and Personal Risks for Police Officers
By Violanti, John M..
'Little is known of the long term health impact of shift work and extended work hours on police officers, and no direct detailed exposure assessment of work/shift hours has yet been done. The primary purpose of this investigation was to examine police shift work exposure and the association of such exposure with adverse health outcomes such as disease, stress and depression. To accomplish this goal, we examined the impact of shift work on biomarkers of subclinical cardiovascular and metabolic di... Read More
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64 pages
2012
Document 024657
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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1 data DVD
2012
Document 025292
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
    VIDEO
    1 video DVD (130 minutes)
    2012
    Document 025361
    Academy Packets and Training Manuals
    Idaho Peace Officer Standards and Training (Meridian, ID).
    What is of interest at this website is a great collection of field training manuals. These are: CCA Private Prisons; Correction; Detention; Juvenile Corrections; Juvenile Detention; Juvenile Probation; Misdemeanor Probation-Adult, Patrol, and Probation and Parole-Felony. In addition there are Academy Application Packets, Code of Ethics for various areas such as corrections and probation, employment, health, Instructor Assessments, various waivers, and K-9 Evaluation Forms.... Read More
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    2012
    Document 025917
    Criminal Justice Training Curriculum: Basic Recruit Training Programs
    Florida Dept. of Law Enforcement (Tallahassee, FL).
    Access to materials from the 2011.07 Basic Recruit Training Programs is provided at this website. Items, if available, for each program include: Program Guide, Instructor Guide, PowerPoint Presentations, related High Liability Program Text, High Liability PowerPoint Presentations, and High Liability Instructor Guide. High Liability training “is provided to familiarize students with issues that may involve high liability and/or high stress.” Points of entry include: Overview of CJSTC Curriculum; ... Read More
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    2012
    Document 025916
    Criminal Justice Training Curriculum: Curriculum Development
    Florida Dept. of Law Enforcement (Tallahassee, FL).
    You can find “job-related curricula for the commission-approved basic recruit, advanced, specialized, and specialized instructor training programs for law enforcement, correctional, and correctional probation officers” at this website. Resources that can be accessed here are: Curriculum Staff Contacts; 2011.07 Basic Recruit Curriculum; 2010.07 Basic Recruit Curriculum; list of courses (not content) for CJSTC Advanced Training, Specialized Training, and Specialized Instructor Training; and Mandat... Read More
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    2012
    Document 027713
    Suicide Prevention in Juvenile Correctional Facilities
    Suicide Prevention Resource Center (SPRC) Training Institute (Waltham, MA); Council of Juvenile Correctional Administrators (CJCA) (Braintree, MA); National Center on Institutions and Alternatives, Inc. (NCIA) (Mansfield, MA).
    This is essential training for anyone working with juvenile offenders. “Youth who have contact with the juvenile justice system are at higher risk for suicide than youth in the general population. This presents a challenge for state juvenile correctional administrators who are responsible for implementing policies and procedures to ensure the safety of all youth in custody … The webinar series describes the demographic and facility characteristics of juvenile suicide and teaches the eight critic... Read More
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    27 pages + 2 webinars (#1 - 87 minutes, #2 – 83 minutes)
    2011
    Document 026147
    Training and Development Policy Guidelines for Conducting Diversity Training
    U.S. Office of Personnel Management (Washington, DC).
    “This guidance is intended to assist agency managers and providers of Federally sponsored diversity training … with the design, delivery, and evaluation of diversity training” (p. 1). These guidelines are divided into two parts. “Part A—Introduction and Basic Guidelines for Diversity Training” covers general diversity training principles, goals of diversity training, and internal review and control. Sections of “Part B—Principles for Implementing Diversity Training” are: establish clearly stated... Read More
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    6 pages
    2011
    Document 025751
    Developing Online Training: Dispelling the Myths
    By Geiman, Diane.
    “The key to developing successful online courses that truly enable staff to learn and apply that learning on the job is understanding the course development and design processes” (p. 16). These three misunderstandings are corrected: the one-person myth—you really need a content specialist and an e-learning developer; the rapid e-learning myth; and the online course development myth.... Read More
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    2 pages
    2011
    Document 024978
    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
    VIDEO
    2 video DVDs (180 minutes)
    2011
    Document 025151
    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
    WEB
    2 data DVDs
    2011
    Document 025432
    Institute of Behavioral Research at TCU
    Texas Christian University. Institute of Behavioral Research (IBR-TCU) (Fort Worth, TX).
    The Institute of Behavioral Research is a “National Research Center for addiction treatment studies in community and correctional settings.” If you are looking for training programs covering various substance abuse treatment issues you want to check this out first. Points of entry to this website that has over 700 free treatment resource files include: manuals; forms; evidence; publications and abstracts; newsletters; downloads; about IBR-TCU; staff; projects; what’s new; other links; download t... Read More
    WEB
    2011
    Document 025293
    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
    VIDEO
    2 video DVDs (180 minutes)
    2011
    Document 025322
    Core Training Information
    Corrections Standards Authority (CSA) (Sacramento, CA).
    Resources for the standardized training of new correctional officers are provided. “A Core course is a formal, structured, job-related training … [that is] a critical part of the overall requirements to reach journey-level status” in three corrections positions—Adult Correctional Officer, Juvenile Correctional Officer, and Probation Officer. Publications are grouped according to: Faq’s and Tasks—Core Certified Training FAQ, Adult Correctional Officer Core Tasks, Juvenile Officer Core Tasks, and ... Read More
    WEB
    2011
    Document 025283
    Juvenile Justice Training Needs Assessment: A Survey of Law Enforcement
    U.S. Dept. of Justice. Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (Washington, DC). International Association of Chiefs of Police (Alexandria, VA).
    Findings from the Juvenile Justice Training Needs Assessment Survey “identify challenges and training needs facing law enforcement in addressing juvenile crime, delinquency and victimization” (p. 3). Four sections follow an executive summary—introduction, methodology, results, and conclusion. Results are organized according to: survey population and agency type; juvenile justice operations—staffing and funding and policy and procedure; training—budget, recipients, and methods; and training needs... Read More
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    45 pages
    2011
    Document 025057
    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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    1 data DVD + 1 video DVD
    2011
    Document 024973
    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
    VIDEO
    2 video DVDs (155 minutes)
    2011
    Document 027159
    Performance Measurement and Evaluation: Definitions and Relationships
    By Shipman, Stephanie. U.S. Government Accountability Office (Washington, DC).
    “This glossary describes and explains the relationship between two common types of systematic program assessments: performance measures and program evaluations” (p. 1). Specific terms are organized into the following sections: types of performance assessment—performance measurement and program evaluation; relationship between performance measurement and program evaluation—different focus and different use; and types of program evaluation—process (or implementation) evaluation, outcome evaluation... Read More
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    2 pages
    2011
    Document 027159
    Performance Measurement and Evaluation: Definitions and Relationships
    By Shipman, Stephanie. U.S. Government Accountability Office (Washington, DC).
    “This glossary describes and explains the relationship between two common types of systematic program assessments: performance measures and program evaluations” (p. 1). Specific terms are organized into the following sections: types of performance assessment—performance measurement and program evaluation; relationship between performance measurement and program evaluation—different focus and different use; and types of program evaluation—process (or implementation) evaluation, outcome evaluation... Read More
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    2 pages
    2011
    Document 027143
    Exploring the Evidence: The Value of Juvenile Drug Courts
    By van Wormer, Jacqueline; Lutze, Faith.
    “This article will focus on the latest juvenile drug court research findings, and will remind courts about the importance of following “Juvenile Drug Courts: Strategies in Practice (16 Strategies in Practice)” and maintaining and maintaining a focus on strong and effective collaboration. New research shows that not only can juvenile drug courts be effective in reducing recidivism and substance use among adolescents, but also that following the model and strategies is critical to program success... Read More
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    5 pages
    2011
    Document 027143
    Exploring the Evidence: The Value of Juvenile Drug Courts
    By van Wormer, Jacqueline; Lutze, Faith.
    “This article will focus on the latest juvenile drug court research findings, and will remind courts about the importance of following “Juvenile Drug Courts: Strategies in Practice (16 Strategies in Practice)” and maintaining and maintaining a focus on strong and effective collaboration. New research shows that not only can juvenile drug courts be effective in reducing recidivism and substance use among adolescents, but also that following the model and strategies is critical to program success... Read More
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    5 pages
    2011
    Document 026956
    Juvenile Sexual Offenders: Correlates of Onset, Variety, and Desistance of Criminal Behavior
    By Carpentier, Julie; Leclerc, Benoit; Proulex, Jean.
    The causes linked to the age at which juveniles sexually offend, the variety of offenses, and the stopping of sexually aggressive acts are identified. This information will prove very useful to individuals working with this special population. The research shows that: aggressive and deviant sexual behaviors are risk factors for the early onset of sexual abuse; delinquency is related to the variety of actions exhibited by sexual aggressors; and that “adolescent sexual aggressors who desisted from... Read More
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    20 pages
    2011
    Document 027435
    What are We Really Saying? The Truth as Spoken Through Body Language
    By Flanagan, Wendy. The Carey Group (TCG) (Silver Springs, MD).
    These slides provide a great introduction to recognizing other peoples’ body language. Participants will understand: what our gestures, facial expressions, and body positions communicate; how to use body language on the job to increase performance; how to discern when you are positively affecting another; body language for survival; increasing your body language IQ; detecting when someone lies.... Read More
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    173 pages
    2010
    Document 027076
    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
    PDF
    199 pages
    2010
    Document 024670
    The Motivational Interviewing Page: Resources for Clinicians, Researchers, and Trainers
    By Wagner, Christopher C.; Conners, Wayne. Motivational Interviewing Resources, LLC (N.P.); Mid-Atlantic Addiction Technology Transfer Center (Richmond, VA); Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers (MINT) (N.P.).
    Information about motivational interviewing can be found at this website. “Motivational interviewing is a client-centered, directive method for enhancing intrinsic motivation to change by exploring and resolving ambivalence.” These are the points of entry to this resource: introduction and clinical issues—overview, special populations, and group approaches; The Library—abstracts, bibliography, ongoing work, Minuet Newsletter, and links; and training—upcoming training, MINT Trainers, and training... Read More
    WEB
    5 p.
    2010
    Document 024517
    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
    Document 024388
    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
    Document 024726
    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
    Document 024797
    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
    ZIP
    approximately 300 pages
    2010
    Document 024363
    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
    Document 024913
    Guidelines to Gang Reentry
    U.S. Bureau of Justice Assistance (Washington, DC). American Parole and Probation Association (Lexington, KY); Association of State Correctional Administrators (Hagerstown, MD); Institute for Intergovernmental Research (IIR) (Tallahassee, FL).
    This guide provides suggestions “to assist gang-involved individuals returning to the community from confinement … [and] for planning interventions for gang-involved defendants/offenders, along with helpful hints for facilitating effective and efficient reentry.” Sections following the “Literature Review: Reentry and Gang-Affiliated Offenders” by James Howell are: institutional phase of reentry from intake to release; structured reentry phase—transitional work done by both the institution and co... Read More
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    1 CD
    2009
    Document 025226
    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
    PDF
    60 pages
    2009
    Document 023698
    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
    VIDEO
    2 computer disks; DVD-ROM (158 min.) + 1 computer disk; CD-ROM
    2009
    Document 024019
    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
    VIDEO
    2 DVDs (157 min.) + 1 CD
    2009
    Document 023699
    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
    Document 023761
    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
    PDF
    112 p.
    2009
    Document 023535
    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
    Document 024136
    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
    2008
    Document 025220
    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
    VIDEO
    1 video DVD (17 min.)
    2008
    Document 027134
    Cell Extractions Lesson Plan
    The officer will be able to: effectively demonstrate the activation of the cell extraction team; know each members responsibility; and effectively execute the three and five man extraction. Sections of this lesson plan are: Equipment; Use of Force Guidelines; Three Men Versus five Man Team; Team Leader; Three Man Team (Position Responsibilities)--Team Leader, First Position (Shield Man), Second Position (Responsible for Left side of body), Third Position (Responsible for Right side of body), Fiv... Read More
    PDF
    7 pages
    2008
    Document 022948
    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
    Document 023063
    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
    PDF
    121 p.
    2008
    Document 023217
    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
    VIDEO
    3 DVDs (249 min.) + 1 CD
    2008
    Document 022876
    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
    PDF
    23 p.
    2008
    Document 023425
    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
    Document 023255
    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
    Document 023548
    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
    2007
    Document 022542
    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
    VIDEO
    2 DVDs (165 min.)
    2007
    Document 022489
    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
    Document 022940
    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
    PPT
    127 p.
    2007
    Document 022472
    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
    Document 022262
    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
    PDF
    119 p.
    2007
    Document 022173
    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
    PDF
    27 p.
    2007
    Document 025268
    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
    ZIP
    2007
    Document 024456
    Avoiding Inmate Setups
    By Croucher, Greg. Minnesota Dept. of Corrections (St. Paul, MN).
    This is an in-depth interview with an expert at manipulating jail and prison staff. The candidness of the inmate makes this presentation very educational. Some of his observations include the following:
    • “If I can manipulate you into making my time easier, I’m gonna do it. That’s my job in here.”
    • “You might get a little money, but you’ll get caught.”
    • "Once he’s done with you, he’ll sell you out to another inmate or the authorities."
    • “It can’t happen if you don’t allow it to…It’s a... Read More
    VIDEO
    1 video (30 minutes)
    2006
    Document 021985
    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
    Document 022504
    Children of Incarcerated Parents: Trainer's Guide [and] Participant Resources
    National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). Child Welfare League of America (Washington, DC).
    Issues affecting the children of incarcerated parents are discussed during this twelve-hour training program. Modules include:
    • What everyone should know -- who the children of incarcerated parents are, the impact of parental incarceration on children, and what we can do;
    • How the child experiences parental incarceration -- child development and attachment and the child’s view of parental incarceration;
    • Teamwork toward resilience -- what resilience is and strategies for promo... Read More
    ZIP
    2 v. (v. 1 - 141 p., v. 2 - 70 p.) + 1 computer disk; CD-ROM
    2006
    Document 024869
    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
    PDF
    4 pages
    2006
    Document 021123
    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
    Document 021636
    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
    PDF
    30 p.
    2006
    Document 020475
    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
    PDF
    316 p.
    2006
    Document 022024
    Islam's Place and Practice of Worship in the Correctional Environment
    U.S. Bureau of Prisons. Management and Specialty Training Center (Aurora, CO.
    This presentation provides an introductory overview to the masjid (prayer hall or mosque) and the religious worship of Islam and guidance for accommodating Muslim belief and practices in correctional facilities.... Read More
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    1 computer disk; DVD-ROM (21 min.)
    2006
    Document 020603
    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
    Document 020869
    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
    ZIP
    2 video DVDs (161 min.)
    2006
    Document 020867
    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
    ZIP
    2 DVDs (164 min.)
    2006
    Document 021453
    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
    PDF
    2006
    Document 021452
    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
    PDF
    56 p.
    2006
    Document 021621
    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
    ZIP
    67 pages
    2006
    Document 021504
    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.)
    2005
    Document 021093
    Motivational Interviewing: An Introduction [Lesson Plan and Participant's Manual]
    National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). Hampton-Newport News Criminal Justice Agency (Hampton, VA); Orbis Partners, Inc. (Ottawa, CA).
    The use of motivational interviewing during the case management process is covered during this 10-hour course. Modules include: setting the context; motivational interviewing; assess motivation; stage matched motivational strategies; applying motivational interviewing -- effective case work (e.g., case analysis, feedback, prioritize, assess motivation, focusing, and review and update); and enhancing treatment compliance. The accompanying Training the Trainer program is 24-hours long.... Read More
    PDF
    186 p.
    2005
    Document 021235
    Addressing Staff Sexual Misconduct with Youth
    National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC); Washington College of Law (Washington, DC).
    Materials used during this training program addressing staff sexual misconduct with youth are available at this website. Participants of this course will be able to: define and understand the scope and impact of PREA (Prison Rape Elimination Act) in juvenile settings; understand the links between law and policy in eradicating the sexual abuse of juveniles under correctional supervision; understand the significance and impact of organizational and institutional culture on eliminating sexual viol... Read More
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    2 p.
    2005
    Document 021247
    Presentations Given at the New England Council on Crime and Delinquency: Prison Rape Elimination Act Training
    By Smith, Brenda V.. National Institute of Corrections Academy (Longmont, CO); Washington College of Law (Washington, DC).
    Materials for use in training about the Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA) can be found at this website. Four items available here in PowerPoint and PDF formats are: The Prison Rape Elimination Act of 2003; PREA -- Implications for Community Corrections; Legal Issues in Addressing Prison Rape in Community Corrections; and State Law Maps.... Read More
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    84 p.
    2005
    Document 020439
    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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    166 p.
    2005
    Document 020474
    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
    PDF
    226 p.
    2005
    Document 020591
    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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    126 p.
    2005
    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
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    60 p.
    2005
    Document 020910
    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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    10 p.
    2004
    Document 019713
    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
    PDF
    2004
    Document 019659
    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
    Document 020157
    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
    Document 020035
    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
    PDF
    2 computer disks; 1 DVD-ROM (100 min.) + 1 CD-ROM
    2004
    Document 019434
    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
    Document 019745
    Effective Communication/Motivational Strategies in Assessing and Overcoming Resistance to Change [Lesson Plans and Participant's Manual]
    By Ferns, Ray; Gornik, Mark; Cheney, Deena. National Institute of Corrections Academy (Longmont, CO).
    This 32-hour training program will "provide practitioners, who are working with resistive, chemically dependent or criminal populations, with specific knowledge, skills and techniques to more effectively internalize motivation for change" (p. 1). This course includes eight modules:
    • Introduction to overall course;
    • Offender management;
    • Social learning theory;
    • Overview of "What Works" research;
    • Criminal logic;
    • Introduction to basic communication skills;
    • Why these skills won... Read More
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    2004
    Document 019856
    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
    PDF
    3 DVDs (888 min.) + 1 CD-ROM
    2004
    Document 019569
    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
    Document 020299
    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
    2003
    Document 019791
    Motivational Interviewing Training [Lesson Plans]
    By Bogue, Brad Nandi, Anjali. National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). Justice System Assessment & Training (Boulder, CO).
    The use of motivational interviewing (MI) with offenders is described during this 12-hour program. MI is an integrated and "complex set of clinical skills and strategies based on the principles of autonomy, collaboration and evocation" (p. i). Sections of this curriculum cover: principles of effective interventions; introduction to MI; active listening; identifying and eliciting change talk; values exploration; working with resistance; acronym model and review; Transtheoretical Model of Change;... Read More
    PDF
    116 p.
    2003
    Document 018642
    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
    Document 018895
    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
    Document 019124
    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

  • 1 DVD (133 min.)
    2003
    Document 019212
    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
    2002
    Document 018310
    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
    Document 017908
    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

    1 DVD (180 min.)
    2002
    Document 018035
    Educating the Community about Sexual Assault and the Management of Sex Offenders in the Community: A Training Curriculum
    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).
    Access to a training curriculum that is designed to educate the community about sexual violence and sex offender management programs is provided at this website. The following can be found: curriculum overview; four part curriculum; user's guide; special considerations for community education; a download center with handouts, lecture notes, slides, and learning activities; and an evaluation form.... Read More
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    5 p.
    2002
    Document 018196
    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
    Document 017612
    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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    2 computer disks; DVD-ROM
    2001
    Document 016993
    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
    Document 017072
    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
    Document 016624
    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
    Document 017467
    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
    Document 017384
    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
    Document 017503
    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
    Document 017341
    Colorado Mental Health Training Course for Law Enforcement and Corrections Officers [Lesson Plan]
    By Sherman, Richard K.. National Institute of Corrections Academy (Longmont, CO). Colorado. Twentieth Judicial District (Boulder, CO).
    Effective interactions with individuals who suffer from mental disorders are described during this 8-hour course. Five sections comprise this lesson plan:
    • Introduction and background;
    • Mental disorders;
    • Officer interactions with emotionally disturbed persons;
    • Understanding the experience of mental illness;
    • And legal and liability issues.
    ... Read More
    PDF
    157 p.
    2001
    Document 017385
    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)
    2000
    Document 016070
    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
    Document 016233
    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
    Document 016804
    Investigating Allegations of Staff Sexual Misconduct with Inmates [Lesson Plans]
    By McCampbell, Susan W.; Layman, Elizabeth P.. National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). Center for Innovative Public Policies, Inc. (Tamarac, FL).
    A curriculum to address the needs of those who investigate allegations of staff sexual misconduct is presented. The following sections are contained in this manual: defining staff sexual misconduct and an overview of the national scope; legal considerations; institutional culture and staff/inmate dynamics; proactive investigative framework; responding to allegations; and activity booklet and action planning.... Read More
    PDF
    232 p. + computer disks (5+8); 3 1/2 in.
    2000
    Document 016419
    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
    Document 016538
    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
    PDF
    21 p.
    2000
    Document 016800
    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)
    1999
    Document 014886
    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
    PDF
    7 p.
    1999
    Document 015235
    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
    Document 015362
    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.)
    1998
    Document 014596
    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
    Document 014613
    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
    Document 014806
    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.)
    1997
    Document 014689
    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
    PDF
    7 p.
    1997
    Document 013762
    Competency Profile of Training Administrator
    National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC); National Institute of Corrections Academy (Longmont, CO).
    Developed as a demonstration during the "DACUM Facilitator Training" session, April 15-16, 1997 in Longmont, CO., this profile contains in brief form the competencies expected of a training administrator.... Read More
    PDF
    3 p.
    1995
    Document 012014
    Distance Techniques for Staff Training [Memorandum]
    By Conway, Eileen G.. National Institute of Corrections Information Center (Longmont, CO).
    This memorandum briefly describes how several correctional agencies are using distance techniques for training staff. These techniques include the utilization of satellite teleconferences and PictureTel technology to provide training for trainers, general staff training, and managerial training.... Read More
    PDF
    2 p.
    1995
    Document 013524
    Building Partnerships: A Systems Approach to Partnerships in Corrections
    By Jacobsen, Vic. National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC).
    This document details the lesson plans from a seminar/workshop conducted by the National Institute of Corrections Academy in July 1995. The first part defines "partnerships" and part two focuses on planning and developing partnership.... Read More
    PDF
    63 p.
    1988
    Document 006806
    Cross-Gender Supervision - Denver, CO - August 12-13, 1988 (Draft, participant manual)
    National Institute of Corrections National Academy of Corrections (Boulder, CO).
    Objectives of this pilot course include: identifying administrative, supervisory, line staff and inmate perspectives on cross-gender supervision; identifying potential barriers to increased cross-gender assignments from other custody staff; identifying inmates' perspective on cross-gender supervision; defining sexual harassment and discrimination; and emphasizing the need for an effective sexual harassment grievance procedure.... Read More
    PDF
    1984
    Document 000582
    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
    PDF
    86 p.
    1984
    Document 000575
    STRESS: MAKING THE MOST OF IT-A PERSONALIZED GUIDE FOR CORRECTIONAL STAFF DESCRIBING HOW STRESS CAN BE MANAGED EFFECTIVELY (DRAFT)
    By LINNANE, PATRICK D.. NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF CORRECTIONS (WASHINGTON, DC). EVALUATION/POLICY RESEARCH ASSOCIATES, LTD. (N.P.).
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