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Document 027680
International Association of Chiefs of Police 2013 Social Media Survey Results
International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) (Alexandria, VA).
“In fall 2013, the IACP conducted its fourth annual survey about law enforcement’s use of social media. The survey addressed the current state of practice and the issues agencies are facing in regards to social media” (p. 1). The results from this survey will be very useful for other law enforcement and correctional agencies wishing to develop and implement their own approaches to the use of social media. Tables following a section providing highlights from the survey are: demographic informati... Read More
18 pages
Document 024357
Constituent Services Informational Handbook
Arizona Dept. of Corrections. Constituent Services Office (Phoenix, AZ).
“This handbook is provided as a general resource to the public’ (p.3). This is a good example of a guide to basic policies for families and the press. Sections include: introduction; acronyms; inmate management; programs and services (including the “Visitor Checklist”); and release and community supervision.... Read More
32 p.
Document 021328
Building Community Support for New Jail Construction
By Elias, Gail. National Institute of Corrections. Jails Division (Longmont, CO).
The process of building community support for a new jail is explained. Sections comprising this bulletin include: the challenge; raising the issue; increasing public awareness; going public with the problem; building a case or support; a picture is worth a thousand words; going public with the information; elements of a case for support; developing campaign strategies; potential stakeholders; case study -- when impact assessments go right and wrong; case study -- a multilevel strategy for a com... Read More
23 p.
Document 018696
Beyond the Myths: The Jail in Your Community
National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). National Institute of Corrections. Jails Division (Longmont, CO).
This resource provides a foundation for the efforts of sheriffs and jail administrators to provide the public information about jails generally, their jails specifically, and the need for community interest in local jail issues. It can also be used to educate prospective jail employees about local detention.
Closed captions are only available in the DVD version.... Read More
1 DVD (23 min.)
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
5 p.
Document serial553
Project Re-Enterprise: A Texas Program
By Moses, Marilyn C.. National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). National Institute of Justice (Washington, DC).
Project Re-Enterprise (PRE), administered by the Crime Prevention Institute, enlists the participation of local business leaders in an educational initiative to hone the job-seeking skills of inmates, who interview at mock job fairs. In addition to providing interviewing practice for the inmates, the program has caused some employers to voluntarily alter their policies regarding hiring ex-offenders. This Program Focus describes PRE's process, funding, and measures of success, and also outlines t... Read More
16 p.
Document 013485
Proceedings of the Large Jail Network Meeting, July 1996
National Institute of Corrections. Jails Division (Longmont, CO).
NIC's Large Jail Network meeting's highlights are presented in this document. The focus of the meeting was the topic of juveniles in adult jails, and among the issues discussed were: effective approaches to handling juveniles in jails; preparing and training staff to manage juvenile offenders; the public health dimension of jail medical services; and community, media, and interagency issues.... Read More
79 p.
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
63 p.
Document 004615
Competency Profile of Public Information Officer
National Institute of Corrections Academy (Longmont, CO).
The public information officer represents correctional agencies in disseminating information and establishing positive relations with the public and media. Using a DACUM format, the duties and tasks of the public information officer are listed.... Read More
3 p.
Document 010591
Issues in Siting Correctional Facilities: An Information Brief
By Abrams, Kathleen Shea; Lyons, William. National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). National Institute of Corrections. Prisons Division (Washington, DC); Florida Atlantic University, Florida International University. Government Center for Environmental and Urban Problems (Fort Lauderdale, FL).
This Information Brief highlights the findings of a study of the impact of correctional facilities on land values and public safety. Documenting the positive and negative impacts of correctional facilities on local communities, the Brief presents strategies for better managing the process of siting correctional facilities. The study concludes that an agency's ability to effectively manage public opposition determines the siting of a correctional facility within that community. ... Read More
18 p.
Document 010046
Results of Needs Assessment Survey: Media Relations Training
National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). National Institute of Corrections Information Center (Boulder, CO); LIS, Inc. (Boulder, CO).
Designed to determine the need for and interest in media relations training, a national survey queried directors of community corrections agencies, large jails, and state corrections departments concerning media relations staffing issues and the extent of national media attention on the agency. Suggestions for seminar topics include the following categories: general media management/awareness, community relations, media techniques, negative media situations, role of agency administration in good... Read More
6 p.
Document 003486
Marketing Strategies for Inmate Programs: A Succinct Review
By Metts, James R.. National Institute of Corrections National Academy of Corrections (Boulder, CO). National Institute of Corrections National Academy of Corrections (Boulder, CO).
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