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Sheriff John Hinton of the Morrow County Sheriff’s Office completed participation in the 116th session of the National Sheriffs’ Institute held in Aurora, Colorado, April 15-19.
Experts from the National Institute of Corrections visited Houston as part of an initiative to make the Harris County jail more child-friendly.
Indiana's Evidence Based Decision Making Initiatives have measurable results, receive ongoing technical assistance from NIC
"Veterans will be put together to get into a more common structure. It's veterans, they're going to get through this together," said Rogers, newly appointed by Gov. Bill Lee to lead veteran services. ... Tennessee's veteran housing program follows a national trend of "barracks behind bars." Inmates can work through problems they often share, such as substance abuse and post-traumatic stress disorder.
Red Onion State Prison in Virginia has been using a number of NIC programs, including NIC's Thinking for a Change Program (T4C) program. As outlined through interviews in the documentary, the facility's use of the T4C program has had an impact on the facility and in the lives of staff and inmates.
NIC's Thinking for a Change 4.0 curriculum is making a significant contribution to Brevard County’s Community Treatment Center and it’s Rehabilitation Facility accreditation.
NIC’s Transition from Jail to Community (TJC) tool cited as an essential component of Virginia’s reintegration portal providing a one-stop shop for offenders.
Morgan County Sheriff Douglas J. McGrath completed participation in the 115th session of the National Sheriff’s Institute, a no-cost program cosponsored by NIC and the National Sherri’s Association.
Rock Valley has received a federal grant of nearly $1 million to give local offenders a better chance of avoiding a life of crime through programs like NIC’s Thinking for a Change.
Middlesex Sheriff’s Office Hosts National Institute of Corrections Crisis Intervention Team Training
In a training offered by the U.S. Department of Justice’s National Institute of Corrections (NIC), 26 correctional professionals from a dozen agencies completed a week-long crisis intervention team (CIT) training course to provide officers and other correctional staff with the skills necessary to successfully interact and respond to individuals in custody with mental illness.
Union County probation officers learned how to help offenders avoid acting on risky impulses. NIC staff taught the officers how to help offenders by using data-driven techniques.
A message from Shaina Vanek, Acting Director, National Institute of Corrections for Correctional Workers Week 2019.
Jared Kushner: Fifteen Lessons I Learned From Criminal-Justice Reform
This free webinar will be hosted by the Justice Clearinghouse. It will begin by discussing the impact that trauma work has on the brain and body, and will present interventions that a person can do to mitigate these effects. The presentation will also discuss the personality types that are drawn to trauma work and working with other people’s trauma, and the self-care interventions appropriate for them. The webinar will end with guidance on developing a personalized self-care plan.
In collaboration with the Veterans History Project, the National Institute of Corrections will host a panel discussion in anticipation of PTSD Awareness month on May 15, 2019 at the Library of Congress.
NIC is conducting market research and seeks individuals with demonstrated experience in successful facilitation of, or acting for, corrections based Crisis Intervention Teams Training. Responding to this information request does not constitute any binding agreement between the respondent and the United States Government.
The National Institute of Corrections (NIC) is seeking applications for funding under the Fiscal Year 2019. Work under this cooperative agreement involves the documenting and developing of two curriculum packages: NIC’s Correctional Leadership Development (CLD) and Management Development for the Future (MDF).
BJA Seeking Applications – Implementing the PREA Standards, Protecting Inmates and Safeguarding Communities
Through the FY 2019 Implementing the PREA Standards, Protecting Inmates, and Safeguarding Communities opportunity, BJA is seeking applications for funding of projects designed to prevent, detect, and respond to sexual abuse and sexual harassment in confinement facilities, and to achieve and maintain compliance with the Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA) standards. Apply by: May 22, 2019.
Cooperative Agreement - Alabama Department of Corrections Thinking for a Change Overview Training Project
The National Institute of Corrections (NIC) is seeking applications for funding under the Fiscal Year 2019 for the Alabama Department of Corrections Thinking for a Change Overview Training Project. This project furthers NIC’s mission by building capacity of state and local correctional agencies to develop and establish effective inmate cognitive behavioral rehabilitation interventions and strategies
Library of Congress Veterans history Project and NIC Presents: Post-Tramatic Stress Disorder and Veterans Correctional Housing
Panelists discuss successes, challenges, and lessons learned from implementing correctional housing units for veterans in jails and prisons, along with the role that Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder plays in crime and rehabilitation.
Application Deadline for select Cooperative Agreements Extended to March 1, 2019 11:59 PM.
The National Institute of Corrections (NIC) is seeking applications for funding under the Fiscal Year (FY) 2019 to deliver the Collaborative Case Work with Women model (CCW-W). CCW-W is an intensive, individualized case work process for justice-involved women with multiple and complex needs. CCW-W will be delivered in partnership with the “to be determined” host agency.
The National Institute of Corrections (NIC) is seeking applications for funding under Fiscal Year 2019 for the revision, conversion, and or development of instructional materials for three existing courses of instruction for NIC’s Community Services Division. These courses are used to build competency and capacity of pretrial justice decision-makers and professionals to make and support legal and evidence based pretrial decisions.
Are you interested in growing and enhancing your leadership ability within your agency? Do you want to continue your leadership growth by taking a look at yourself via a 360º assessment and charting a course for your further development based on your strengths and challenges? Then come and join NIC for this interactive five (5) part Virtual Instructor Led (VILT) training! Each VILT is up to 1.5 hours in length, with time for you to apply your leadership learnings in between each session. [ Enrollment Deadline: January 25, 2019]