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2016
Document 031534
No News Is NOT Good News: The Role of PIOs in Jails [Internet Broadcast]
By Adkins, Panda J.; Crittle, Simon; Dooley, Michael; Evans, Yolonda; Jackson, Derrick; Keith, James; Nishida, Nicole. National Institute of Corrections (NIC) (Washington, DC).
Public Information Officers (PIOs) play a vital role in the local jail. The public’s perception and/or misperception of jail operations can influence public safety, funding, elections, and numerous other factors. Responding to media inquiries regarding crisis situations is just one of the many roles of the PIO. Building positive rapport with the media, telling your story, engaging the community and conveying your mission are priority tasks for a PIO. Topics discussed during this broadcast inc... Read More

37 pages + 180 minutes
2016
Document 032605
Corrections Stress: Peaks and Valleys
By Brower, Jaime; Buell, Maureen; Lewis, Kirsten; Lane, Rebecca; Kelly, Deborah; Kelly, Brandon; Joseph, Tracy H. ; Spinaris, Caterina. National Institute of Corrections (NIC) (Washington, DC).
Staff is the life blood of any agency and its most valuable resource. Their wellness is paramount to organizational health and mission effectiveness. What can individuals and organizations do to identify issues commonly associated with corrections stress and cultivate a climate of staff resilience and agency health, stability and excellence? During this broadcast, we will: Acknowledge the effects and consequences of corrections stress on staff and the organization; Identify commonly reference... Read More

180 minutes
2016
Document 032719
Pretrial Justice: How to Maximize Public Safety, Court Appearance and Release [Internet Broadcast]
By Green, Katie; Eville, Lori; Boatner, Peter L.; Johnson, Susan (Suzi); Kennedy, Spurgeon; Moore, Leland J.; O’Connor, Tom; Rose, Ken; Schnacke, Timothy; Zeerip, Bo A.. National Institute of Corrections (NIC) (Washington, DC).
“The history of bail and the law intertwined with [this] history tell us that the three goals underlying the bail process are to maximize release while simultaneously maximizing court appearance and public safety.” -- Timothy R. Schnacke, Fundamentals of Bail Courts in the United States process millions of criminal cases annually. Each requires a judicial officer to determine the conditions of a defendant’s release pending adjudication—bail. Bail determination is one of the most important dec... Read More

180 minutes
2016
Document 032721
Restrictive Housing: Roadmap to Reform [Internet Broadcast]
By Stines, Joseph “Tony”; Allison, Kathleen; Burns, Kathryn A.; Garcia, Marie; Jeffreys, Rob; Marcial, David; Moore-Smeal, Shirley; Quirk, Ryan; Reid, Larry E.. National Institute of Corrections (NIC) (Washington, DC).
“Do we really think it makes sense to lock so many people alone in tiny cells for 23 hours a day for months, sometime for years at a time? That is not going to make us safer. It’s not going to make us stronger. If those individuals are ultimately released, how are they ever going to adapt? It’s not smart.” – President Barack Obama, NAACP National Convention speech, July 14, 2015. The use of Restrictive Housing poses some of the most challenging questions facing corrections professionals: How ... Read More

10 hours
2015
Document 029682
Offender Reentry: The Value of Victim Involvement [Broadcast]
By Brisbin, Lorie; Newlin, Lydia ; Costa, Jeralita “Jeri”; Odom, Mark; Seymour, Anne; Baker, Maureen; King, Erica. National Institute of Corrections (NIC) (Washington, DC).
This three-hour national discussion and broadcast by the National Institute of Corrections (NIC) focuses on the unique opportunities and challenges of including victims in the offender reentry process. Current points in the criminal justice reentry continuum where victims can and should have a voice are explored. By including victims we can obtain more balanced information about the offender and their offense history which can positively impact reentry decisions. This approach can result in bett... Read More

158 minutes
2015
Document 029869
Veterans Treatment Courts: A Second Chance for Vets Who Have Lost Their Way [Internet Broadcast]
By Henry, Heather French; Berger, Thomas J.; Edelman, Bernard; Stefanovic, Nicholas; Fitzgerald, Melissa; Russell, Robert; Schwartz, John; Burek, Elizabeth; Clark, Sean; Crawford, Gregory. National Institute of Corrections (NIC) (Washington, DC).
This program on justice-involved veterans, highlights the lifesaving role being played by veterans treatment courts (VTCs) across the country. From WWII through the continuing global war on terror, there are approximately 21.5 million veterans in the U.S. today. So many of these men, and increasingly women, return home damaged mentally and physically from their time in service. These wounds often contribute to their involvement in the criminal justice system. As a result, veterans are overre... Read More

151 minutes
2015
Document 030028
Hepatitis C in Corrections: Innovations in Treatment and Management of a Public Health Challenge [Internet Broadcast]
By Grant, Anita; Greer, James; Guilfoyle, Sheila M.; Kendig, Newton; Maurer, Kathleen; Ojo, Olugbenga; Zawitz, Chad. National Institute of Corrections (NIC) (Washington, DC).
Hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection is the most common blood-borne infection in the United States, with approximately three million persons living with current infection. Of the two million individuals incarcerated in US federal and state prisons, a February 2015 Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) special report states that 9.8% of these individuals have Hepatitis C. With the advent of a one pill per day treatment regimen, the management of Hepatitis C virus (HCV) in corrections is rapidly evolvin... Read More

38 pages + 155 minutes
2015
Document 030183
Ending Sexual Abuse Behind the Walls: An Orientation
By Parsell, T.J., author and director; Clifton, Emily Gumpel, editor.
This is an orientation video for new inmates. The film features experienced inmates and staff providing guidance based on the question "what do you wish you had known when you first got to prison" as part of DOCCS’ effort to prevent sexual abuse. The discussion includes information about what to do if you are sexually threatened or raped, and the sexual abuse investigation process. The film focuses on every inmate's right to be free from sexual victimization and provides tips to avoid the manipu... Read More

21 pages|Female version - 20 minutes|Male version - 24 minutes
2014
Document 028236
Health Reform and Public Safety: New Opportunities, Better Outcomes [Internet Broadcast]
By Burroughs-Biron, Dee; Crawford, Greg; Green, Katie; Griffith, Nancy; Jenkins, Mack; Joplin, Lore; Maurer, Kathleen; Rosenberg, Steven . National Institute of Corrections (NIC) (Washington, DC).
Research shows that there are a disproportionate number of justice involved individuals suffering from chronic illness and/ or mental health and substance abuse disorders. We also know that a majority of the justice-involved individuals are young adults and unemployed or earn an income that is well below the federal poverty line leaving them without the ability to obtain health care. There is now an opportunity to enhance collaboration between the criminal justice/corrections and healthcare syst... Read More
VIDEO
161 minutes
2014
Document 028194
Religion in Corrections: Offenders' Rights, Your Responsibility [Internet Broadcast]
By Alpern, Laurence Aryeh; Brown, Betty; Hall, Stephen; Hill, Wayne; Klemm, Ulli; Kowalcyk, Launa M.; Kreger, Elizabeth; Saulsberry, Terry J.; Turner, Ronald G. . 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 027998
LGBTI Populations: Intake – Creating a Culture of Safety [Internet Broadcast]
By Brisbin, Lorie; Deboo, Kuma J.; Morgan, Marcia; Selph, Mykel; Williams, Wendy; Willis, Angela; Wiseman, Jim . 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 027999
Learning and Performance: Realigning Training to Achieve Agency Goals [Internet Broadcast]
By Hall, Amanda; Iszler, Bernie; Kinsler, Ted; Nelson, David . National Institute of Corrections Training Academy (Washington, DC).
This three-hour broadcast is intended to help realign your training with agency outcomes to help your agency become a learning organization. Using a variety of methods—including discussions, participant and team activities, and demonstrations—the broadcast will explore learning organization principles as exemplified by the work of David Garvin, Peter Senge and others. During this discussion, participants will: recognize the importance of linking training to agency outcomes; identify three ... Read More
VIDEO
156 minutes
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 [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
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 026332
    Health, Justice, Women: Transforming Systems--Changing Lives [Internet Broadcast]
    National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC).
    Women and girls enter the criminal justice system with distinct and unique health care needs. Most are in their child bearing years, may have children, many are victims of abuse, have a mental health diagnosis, or typically exhibit more misconduct than male offenders. This complex mix of needs affects a system's ability to work effectively as it draws upon a higher percentage of resources to care for female offenders. During this national discussion held on August 15, 2012, participants will ... Read More
    VIDEO
    2 video DVDs (151 minutes)
    2012
    Document 026763
    LGBTI Populations: Their Safety, Your Responsibility [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)
    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 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 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)
    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 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 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
    VIDEO
    2 video DVDs (146 min.)
    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
    VIDEO
    1 computer disk; DVD-ROM (142 min.) + 1 computer disk; CD-ROM
    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 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
    VIDEO
    2 computer disks; DVD-ROM (160 min.) + 1 computer disk; CD-ROM
    2009
    Document 023851
    The Mentally Ill in Jail: Whose Problem Is It Anyway? [Satellite/Internet Broadcast]
    National Institute of Corrections. Academy Division (Aurora, CO).
    This 3-hour program, originally broadcast July 15, 2009, provides an overview of opportunities that can help your organization prepare to work with persons suffering from mental illness in jails. Mental health issues in the criminal justice system are a community wide problem, and corrections stakeholders, including government officials and corrections personnel, all have a role in identifying creative programs and solutions that tackle the problem at its core. This broadcast investigates the sc... Read More
    VIDEO
    3 computer disks; DVD-ROM (159 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
    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
    VIDEO
    2 DVDs (172 min) + 1 CD
    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
    VIDEO
    3 DVDs (156 min.) + 1 CD
    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
    VIDEO
    1 data DVD (409 min.)
    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
    VIDEO
    4 DVDs (353 min) + 1 CD
    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 016738
    Sex Offender Treatment Skills for Corrections Professionals [Distance Learning Training Program: Videoconference Held March 12-15, 2001]
    National Institute of Corrections Academy (Longmont, CO).
    Effective assessment, treatment, and management of incarcerated sex offenders are enhanced by this 36-hour distance learning event. The content of this training program is divided into five sections: characteristics of sex offenders and treatment programs (what works/what doesn't work); comprehensive psycho-sexual assessment; treatment issues, such as sex offender treatment vs. traditional treatment, denial/cognitive distortion and empathy, stages of change and interviewing strategies, social a... Read More
    VIDEO
    1 Data DVD (591 min.)
    2007
    Document 022679
    Training for Training Directors
    National Institute of Corrections Academy (Aurora, CO).
    The skills that successful correctional training directors need are explained. Modules comprising this training program are: role of the training director; liability issues; policy and procedures; needs assessment annual training plan and evaluation; developing and assessing training curricula and performance objectives; alternative delivery strategies; developing training staff; scheduling, logistics, and marketing.... Read More
    VIDEO
    1 data DVD (239 minutes)
    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 022390
    Effective Training Design and Development [Satellite/Internet Broadcast held April 2007]
    National Institute of Corrections Academy (Aurora, CO).
    This blended-learning, self directed course provides the user with the knowledge necessary to create effective training programs. "Along the journey, you will have developed skills to help you assess, design, develop, and evaluate learner-centered instructional designs and curricula targeted to enhance employee job performance." Modules making up this training program are: program overview; learner centered instruction; assessment; performance objectives; ITIP (instructional theory into practic... Read More
    VIDEO
    1 data DVD
    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
    VIDEO
    8 DVDs (650 min.) + 1 CD
    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 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
    VIDEO
    2 DVDs (162 min.)
    2005
    Document 020490
    Transition from Prison to Community: Making It Work
    National Institute of Corrections Academy (Longmont, CO).
    Public safety is everyone's business. This year, 600,000 offenders will leave prison and return to our communities. Whether released offenders live as law-abiding citizens or return to criminal behavior is largely dependent on the preparations made for their release while in prison and their transition process from prison to the community.... Read More
    ZIP
    2 computer disks; DVD-ROM (164 min.)
    2005
    Document 020210
    Correctional Leadership Competencies for the 21st Century [Satellite/Internet Broadcast]
    National Institute of Corrections Academy (Longmont, CO).
    This program will assist participants with succession planning, provide a framework for developing appropriate training curricula, target external resources needed for staff development, and help participants create a strategy for both personal and professional staff development. The presentation focuses on the core competencies applicable to corrections professionals working at executive, senior level, manager, and supervisory levels. The program content is appropriate for those working in jail... Read More
    VIDEO
    1 DVD (180 min.)
    2005
    Document 020485
    Strategies for Building Effective Work Teams [Satellite/Internet broadcast held on September 12-15, 2005]
    National Institute of Corrections Academy (Longmont, CO).
    This program provides participants strategies for developing, implementing, managing, and evaluating work teams within a corrections agency work unit and agency-wide. It covers individual and group leadership techniques, group dynamics, characteristics of performance-based work teams, team-based dialogue, and overcoming organizational barriers to team development, True Colors inventory, and experiential outdoor teambuilding activities.... Read More
    VIDEO
    6 DVDs (1188 min.) + 1 CD
    2005
    Document 020487
    FutureForce: Building a 21st Century Community Corrections Workforce
  • [Satellite/Internet Broadcast held August 3, 2005]
  • National Institute of Corrections Academy (Longmont, CO) National Institute of Corrections. Community Corrections/Prisons Division (Washington, DC).
    This program focuses on the changing and expanding roles of probation, parole, and community corrections officers. Probation, parole and community corrections officers have seen their roles and professional expectations change and expand over the past several years. However, their primary responsibility has remained the supervision of offenders in conjunction with effective caseload management. These changing and expanding roles and expectations, coupled with offender supervision and caseload... Read More
    ZIP
    1 DVD (165 min.)
    2005
    Document 020209
    Community Supervision: Using a Strength-Based, Family-Focused Approach
  • [Satellite/Internet Broadcast held March 16, 2005]
  • National Institute of Corrections Academy (Longmont, CO).
    This program will help professionals identify the strengths and resources inherent in the family as a fundamental support system for individuals upon their release from prison or jail. It is designed to stimulate new ways of thinking about the family as a resource to enhance offender reentry and supervision and to increase public safety. Family, broadly defined, includes individuals' blood relatives and friends who play a significant role in a person's life. Family members are essential resou... Read More
    VIDEO
    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
    VIDEO
    1 DVD (120 min.)
    2004
    Document 019469
    Implementing Effective Correctional Management of Offenders in the Community
  • [Videoconference Held February 25, 2004]
  • National Institute of Corrections Academy (Longmont, CO) National Institute of Corrections. Community Corrections Division (Washington, DC).
    This satellite/Internet broadcast provides information about NIC's initiative on statewide implementation of effective correctional management of offenders in the community. Panelists from the Crime and Justice Institute, Inc., and NIC described the model constructs and processes used to facilitate practical application of the effective intervention principles in the two states serving as project sites. This presentation helps correctional administrators develop plans and processes for organ... Read More
    VIDEO
    1 DVD (180 min.)
    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
    VIDEO
    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
    VIDEO
    1 DVD (159 min.)
    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
    VIDEO
    1 DVD (180 min.)
    2004
    Document 019541
    Foundation Skills for Trainers: 32-Hour Training Program [Videoconference Held March 22-25, 2004]
    National Institute of Corrections Academy (Longmont, CO).
    This 32-hour program willl help participants develop the preparation, presentation, and platform delivery skills needed to conduct training using established curricula. Focus areas include the needs and characteristics of adult learners, learning styles, the role of the correctional trainer, managing a learner-centered training environment, asking and responding to questions, facilitating lesson plans, teaching to performance objectives, and basic teaching methods.... Read More
    VIDEO
    3 DVDs + 1 CD
    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
  • VIDEO
    1 DVD (133 min.)
    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
    VIDEO
    1 DVD (151 min.)
    2003
    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
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    1 DVD (23 min.)
    2003
    Document 019065
    Institutional Culture [Videoconference Held July 23, 2003]
    National Institute of Corrections Academy (Longmont, CO); National Institute of Corrections. Prisons Division (Washington, DC).
    This training program helps participants identify the factors that shape an institution's culture and offers ways to attempt to change that culture. This videoconference covers:
    • The importance and value of examining institutional culture;
    • Institutional culture and default culture;
    • Components of a comprehensive institutional culture assessment protocol;
    • Benefits of conducting institutional culture assessment;
    • The leader's role in shaping institutional culture;
    • Steps to take ... Read More
    VIDEO
    1 DVD (162 min.)
    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
    VIDEO
    1 DVD (180 minutes)
    2002
    Document 017907
    Understanding Managed Behavioral Health Care in Community Corrections
  • [Videoconference Held July 17, 2002]
  • National Institute of Corrections Academy (Longmont, CO).
    This program addresses behavior health care services for offenders under community supervision. Topics include: mental illness and its impact on individuals in community corrections; special issues with behavioral managed care in criminal justice; the history and components of managed behavioral healthcare and what has not worked; what constitutes good managed behavioral healthcare; legal issues and liabilities related to behavioral health care and community corrections; collaborative strate... Read More
    VIDEO
    1 DVD (180 min.)
    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
    ZIP
    2 computer disks; DVD-ROM
    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
    VIDEO
    1 DVD (180 min.)
    2002
    Document 017693
    Jail Inmates with Mental Illness: A Community Problem [Videoconference Held April 17, 2002]
    National Institute of Corrections Academy (Longmont, CO).
    This videoconference addresses issues faced by jails that must deal with increasing numbers of inmates with serious mental illnesses. Topics discussed include:
    • Essential jail-based service components for mentally ill inmates;
    • Creative approaches to meet the service needs of the mentally ill;
    • Identification of potential resources that can be used in the management of this special population;
    • Mental health courts;
    • And how to maintain continuity of care.
    ... Read More
    VIDEO
    1 DVD (180 min.)
    2002
    Document 017901
    Meeting the Challenge in Correctional Mental Health Care: The Prison Experience
  • [Videoconference Held June 19, 2002]
  • National Institute of Corrections Academy (Longmont, CO).
    This videoconference provides Information regarding cooperation between correctional agencies and mental health authorities to ensure continuity of care and adequate treatment for offenders with mental illness or mental health problems. Participants will learn about:
    • The scope of the problem concerning mental illness in prison;
    • Innovative program strategies and best practices;
    • The value of early planning for community re-entry;
    • And approaches for determining program effi... Read More
    VIDEO
    1 DVD (180 min.)
    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
    VIDEO
    1 DVD (165 min.)
    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
    VIDEO
    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
    VIDEO
    1 DVD (162 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
    ZIP
    1 DVD (180 min.)
    2001
    Document 016975
    Alleviating Jail Crowding: A Systemic Approach [Videoconference Held April 18, 2001]
    National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC).
    Since jail crowding is often called the most pressing problem facing criminal justice systems in the U.S., this 3-hour videoconference aims to help jurisdictions develop effective strategies and techniques for managing jail population levels. Issues discussed include:
    • The systemic problem of crowding and the need for effective system-wide policy
    • Decision points in the system that help control crowding
    • Data collection and analysis
    • Long and short term strategies to reduce j... Read More
    VIDEO
    1 DVD (180 min.)
    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
    VIDEO
    1 DVD (180 min.)
    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
    VIDEO
    1 DVD (162 min.)
    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
    VIDEO
    1 DVD (165 minutes)
    2000
    Document 015921
    Effective Supervision of Adult Sex Offenders in the Community [Videoconference held February 9, 2000]
    National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC); Center for Sex Offender Management (Silver Spring, MD). National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC).
    The goal of this videoconference is to enhance the ability of probation and parole agency staff (line officers, supervisors, and policymakers/administrators) to supervise sex offenders in the community more effectively. Topics addressed include:
    • Overview of sex offenders and their victims;
    • The victim-centered approach to sex offender supervision;
    • The role of collaboration in a comprehensive approach to supervision;
    • The containment approach to supervision;
    • Sex offender treatmen... Read More
    VIDEO
    1 DVD (180 min.)
    1999
    Document 015017
    Assessment of Sex Offenders for Sentencing, Supervision and Treatment [Videoconference held February 10, 1999]
    National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC); Center for Sex Offender Management (Silver Spring, MD).
    Objectives of this three-hour videoconference include:
    • Articulating the purposes for assessment and evaluation of sex offenders and the issues and challenges inherent in each;
    • Understanding the limitations of traditional risk and needs assessment tools for sex offenders;
    • Identifying and defining the available approaches and instruments used to effectively assess and evaluate sex offenders;
    • Distinguishing between effective and ineffective risk assessment tools;
    • And identifying ... Read More
    VIDEO
    1 DVD (165 min.)
    1999
    Document 015894
    Staff Supervision Training for Corrections Professionals [Distance Learning Training Program: Videoconference Held September 13-16, 1999]
    By Young, Cheryl Brown, ed.. National Institute of Corrections Academy (Longmont, CO).
    Becoming a first line supervisor involves many changes and challenges. This 28-hour course, originally delivered as a distance learning event, introduces ideas, insights, and perspectives that will immediately impact supervision effectiveness. Modules include: building blocks of supervision (what is a supervisor and supervisory competencies); personal competencies (vision and values and principled behavior); organizational context (mission and culture and working with stakeholders); supervisory ... Read More
    VIDEO
    3 video DVDs (532 min.) + 1 CD
    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
    VIDEO
    1 DVD (120 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
    VIDEO
    1 DVD (120 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
    VIDEO
    1 DVD (180 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
    VIDEO
    1 DVD (125 min)
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