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Jail Administration - NIC Resources

A Guide to Preparing for and Responding to Jail Emergencies: Self-Audit Checklists, Resource Materials, Case Studies

This guide “will be broadly useful to U.S. jails in planning for crises, emergencies, and natural disasters and in developing the appropriate response capacities to cope with these events where they cannot be prevented” (p. vi).

Managing Risk in Jails

This manual helps jails understand risk, its implications, and how to make a formal, effective risk management program.

Sheriff's Guide to Effective Jail Operations

This guide provides an overview of the sheriff's roles and responsibilities regarding the jail and critical aspects of jail operations and management.

Staffing Analysis Workbook for Jails

This report describes an integrated series of steps that result in a comprehensive and innovative staffing plan.

Budget Guide for Jail Administrators - Part 1: Developing the Budget

This guide discusses the elements of an effective process for budgeting both capital and operational jail expenses. 

Budget Guide for Jail Administrators - Part 3: Beyond Budget Allocation - Sources of Funding and Services

This guide describes strategies for identifying, securing, and coordinating jai resources from multiple sources, both internally and externally.

Budget Guide for Jail Administrators - Part 2: Managing the Budget

This guide provides an overview of jail budget management, along with relevant responsibilities and strategies.

Beyond the Myths: The Jail in Your Community

This resource explains how to provide the public with information about jails generally, the local jail, and the need for community interest.

Resource Guide for Jail Administrators

This guide will enhance the leadership skills, knowledge, and capabilities of jail administrators on issues of basic administration.

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