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Cooperative Agreement: Reentry Employment Series - Training and Coaching Facilitation
Posted: 1 week ago
Updated: See questions and answers below The National Institute of Corrections (NIC) is seeking applications for funding under the Fiscal Year (FY) 2017). Work under this cooperative involves the management. Overview: In order to assist justice involved adults with maintaining long-term attachments to the workforce, practitioners must be able to assess those at high risk for job loss, identify specific criminogenic risks, and develop programming in response to identified risk/need areas. In addition, practitioners must maintain a communication style that supports exploration of the values, thoughts and feelings that lead to job loss and recidivism. The Reentry Employment Series provides practitioners with the knowledge, skills and abilities to assist justice involved adults as they explore the values, thoughts and feelings that lead to job loss and recidivism. The tasks to be performed under this cooperative agreement will include facilitation of training curriculum based on
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Cooperative Agreement: Outcome and Performance Measures for Community Corrections
Posted: 1 week ago
The National Institute of Corrections (NIC) is seeking applications for funding under the Fiscal Year (FY) 2017. The purpose of this solicitation is to develop a publication that will outline suggested outcome and performance measures and mission critical data for local and state community corrections operations. Goals and Objectives: This competitive solicitation will fund the development of a document for the community corrections field containing clearly defined and easily calculable measures that can be used to gauge progress in 1) achieving mission and strategic goals, 2) improving fidelity to program design, service delivery and outcomes, and 3) enhancing the ability to illustrate community corrections value in an evidence based criminal justice system. Objectives: 1. Identify current performance and outcome measurements, data managementstrategies and mission critical data utilized by the community corrections field forinclusion in the Measuring for Results: Outcom
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Cooperative Agreement: Employment Retention Inventory Research Project
Posted: 1 week ago
The National Institute of Corrections (NIC) is seeking applications for funding under the Fiscal Year (FY) 2017. Work under this cooperative agreement will involve the statistical analysis of the Employment Retention Inventory (ERI) to assign quantitative value to qualitative data specific to criminogenic risk levels. Overview: In 2010, the National Institute of Corrections entered into an 18-month cooperative agreement with Learning Designs, Inc. to develop a competency-based training curriculum to provide practitioners with the knowledge and skills needed specific to employment retention services for justice involved adults. In addition to the curriculum, an Employment Retention Inventory (ERI) was developed to identify precursors to job loss and/or recidivism while creating a process for connecting targeted populations to specialized services that address their risk for job loss and recidivism successfully with the understanding that programming should target justice involve
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See Us There! NIC at AJA in Orlando
Posted: 2 weeks ago
Visit the NIC exhibit booth #212/214 and sponsored workshops at the American Jail Association Annual Conference Jail Expo in Orlando, Florida, April 9-12, 2017. Crisis Leadership - Cosponsored by NIC Speakers: Panda J. Adkins, National Institute of Corrections and Robert W. Weinhold, Jr., The Fallston Group Room: Grand 5-6, Time Slot: Mon 04/10/17 02:00 PM - 05:00 PM Crises cost time, money, customers and careers, and, in the worst of scenarios, lives. According to studies, 77% of crises are smoldering issues before they become an actual crisis. It is important to perform a crisis audit within your organization so that you minimize your reputational risk. This workshop explores the definition, anatomy, and early warning signs of crisis; the importance of organizational muscle memory; how to lead and what to communicate to enhance stakeholder trust and confidence; the nuances of crisis leadership, strategy, and communications; and the immediate steps to protect your people,
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Cooperative Agreement: Dosage Probation White Paper
Posted: 3 weeks ago
The National Institute of Corrections (NIC) is seeking applications for funding under the Fiscal Year (FY) 2017. The goal of this cooperative agreement will be to highlight the Dosage Probation Model and to take the lessons learned, successes and challenges from the dosage test pilot sites with the field, and to develop and share an implementation model for jurisdictions. Goals, Objectives, and Deliverables: The goal of this cooperative agreement will be to share experiences from the dosage test pilot sites with the field; including successes, challenges, lessons learned, and also to develop and share an implementation model for jurisdictions considering the dosage model to use as a guide for implementation. The successful applicant will have intimate knowledge of the dosage probation concept and key research principles underlying the dosage model, along with familiarity with the dosage implementation strategies; including core activities, processes, and steps a jurisdiction woul
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Apply for NIJ’s Solicitation: Research and Evaluation in Safety, Health, and Wellness in the Criminal Justice System
Posted: 3 weeks ago
Application deadline extended to May 8, 2017. The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), Office of Justice Programs (OJP), National Institute of Justice (NIJ) is seeking applications for funding for research in three areas: (1) the impact of acute and chronic stress on (a) law enforcement and corrections officers and (b) individuals in violent communities; (2) the impact of parental incarceration on children; and (3) the efficacy of services, strategies, policies, and processes within the criminal or juvenile justice system that serve as responses to children exposed to violence. This program furthers the Department s mission by sponsoring research to provide objective, independent, evidence-based knowledge and tools to meet the challenges of crime and justice, particularly at the state and local levels. Full Solicitation: https://nij.gov/funding/Documents/solicitations/NIJ-2017-11481.pdf Applications Due: May 8, 2017 ---------------------------------------- March 3, 2017: A rec
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New to the NIC Website: Technology in Corrections
Posted: 4 weeks ago
Recently added to the National Institute of Corrections (NIC) website is our new web page focusing on Technology in Corrections. In many ways technology has been a help and a hindrance for the corrections field. People working in the field struggle to decide how to handle these technologies...if at all. Technology consistently changes faster than corrections and/or society can keep up with it. Implementing a technology, or plans to battle it (take cell phones for instance), can be a long and difficult process, and before new technology can be implemented, things may have changed. This package page contains information about: computers the internet, apps, body cameras, bio-metrics facial recognition, cell phones, drones, electronic monitoring GPS, and x-rays scanners, in order to provide information on the biggest trends in technology for the corrections field. Example resources from the Technology in Corrections page: Visions of Law Enforcement Technology in the Period 20
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In the News: Women Shortchanged by Justice Reforms
Posted: 4 weeks ago
This article summarizes a recent report from the Prisoner Reentry Institute of John Jay College of Criminal Justice on gender and criminal justice reform. The report, Women In Justice: Gender and the Pathway to Jail, argues that reforms must be gender-responsive, faithful to the principles of parsimony and proportionality, and engage social services to better serve individuals with criminal justice involvement. Highlights from the report: The number of women in the American justice system has grown exponentially, by more than 700%, from 1980 to 2014. Women of color in particular are disproportionately arrested and incarcerated. The New York City data (from Rikers Island) shows that women are charged with less serious crimes, are less likely to be charged with violent crimes, and are less likely to return to jail within one year. Recommended guiding principles of reform: Interventions to address the needs of justice-involved women in New York City must be gender-respons
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Register Now: Best Practices in Communicating with Survivors of Sex Trafficking
Posted: 5 weeks ago
Attend this free webinar on Mar 28, 2017 at 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM EST. About the webinar: Speaker: Asia Graves, a survivor of human trafficking and an anti-trafficking advocate, has dedicated her life to helping others understand the magnitude and implications of trafficking in the United States. From the ages 16 to 18, Asia was sold in cities all along the East Coast, including Boston, Atlanta, Miami and New York. After she escaped, Asia worked with the FBI to help indict members of the sex-trafficking ring who had held her captive. She worked as the Maryland Outreach Services Coordinator and Survivor Advocate at FAIR Girls, a non-profit devoted to preventing the exploitation of girls worldwide through empowerment and education. Asia testified before a U.S. Senate Committee on human trafficking and worked for the Department of Justice as a consultant and trainer in the Office for Victims of Crime. Today, Asia works for an anti-human trafficking organization and continues to advocat
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Mental Health First Aid Courses
Posted: 5 weeks ago
Apply for NIC s Mental Health First Aid courses coming in May and June. Mental Health First Aid - 17P1019 (https://nicic.gov/training/17p1019)Apply by: April 3, 2017 Starts: May 23, 2017 Mental Health First Aid 17P1020 (https://nicic.gov/training/17p1020)Apply by: May 8, 2017 Starts: June 20, 2017 Description: Mental Health First Aid is an 8-hour, one day course that teaches individuals how to help someone who is developing a mental health problem or experiencing a mental health crisis. The training helps individuals identify, understand and respond to signs of addictions and mental illnesses. Topics covered include Depression and Mood disorders; Anxiety disorders; Trauma; Psychosis; and Substance Use Disorders. Mental Health First Aid teaches about recovery and resiliency the belief that individuals experiencing these challenges can and do get better, and use their strengths to stay well. Eligibility: Mental Health First Aid - Adult is intended for all people and orga
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