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This page will connect you to the latest corrections news, NIC blogs, and with other corrections professionals.

Cooperative Agreement - Direct Service Delivery for the National Sheriffs’ Institute

The National Institute of Corrections (NIC) is seeking applications for funding under the Fiscal Year (FY) 2023.

Cooperative Agreement - Incident Command System for Corrections: Preparing for and Responding to Emergencies

The National Institute of Corrections (NIC) is seeking applications for funding under the Fiscal Year (FY) 2023 for Incident Command System for Cor

The Leader’s Dilemma: How To Balance Two Important Needs [Webinar]

Have you ever struggled to decide whether it is more important to support your people or your agency?

Now Seeking Applications to Participate in Safety Matters: Managing Relationships in Women’s Facilities Training and Implementation in Jails and Prisons

Safety Matters: Managing Relationships in Women’s Facilities is a training designed to build capacity among correctional practitio

Cooperative Agreement - 23AC01 - Thinking for a Change Curriculum Revision (T4C 5.0) English and Spanish Version Project

Thinking for a Change (T4C) is an integrated cognitive behavioral change program authored by Jack Bush, Ph.D., Barry Glick, Ph.D., and Juliana Taym

Cooperative Agreement - Transition From Jail to Community (TJC) Toolkit Revision/Update

The National Institute of Corrections (NIC) is seeking applications for funding under the Fiscal Year (FY) 2023.

Cooperative Agreement - National Sheriffs’ Institute: Expansion and Delivery

The National Institute of Corrections (NIC) is seeking applications for funding under the Fiscal Year (FY) 2023.

Redefining the Pretrial Paradigm

We know more today about pretrial risk than at any other time in the history of bail reform and have the data to support new paradigms for managing

Cooperative Agreement - Networking and Professional Forum of State Correctional Directors of Training and of Human Resources

The National Institute of Corrections (NIC) is seeking applications for funding under the Fiscal Year (FY) 2023.

Staffing Analysis Implementation Project

The National Institute of Corrections (NIC) is seeking facility-based correctional agencies interested in applying for training and technical assistance in the analysis of agency staffing requirements.

In an unprecedented era of staffing shortages, good staffing plans and practices go a long way toward achieving an agency's most important mandate: providing safety for staff, the public, and those in custody. The National Institute of Corrections is seeking facility-based correctional agencies with a commitment to following a systematic approach to analyzing their staffing requirements. By conducting a staffing analysis following an industry-recognized process, agencies will compile and analyze the data necessary to recognize where they can make efficiencies, establish or modify policies that affect staffing, and provide justification for current or future staffing needs.

NIC @ NAPSA: NIC Information Center Services

Attend NIC's networking session and learn more about how NIC and the Information Center can help you with training, research, and more!

NIC @ NAPSA: Pretrial Training Resources - Networking Session

Attend NIC's networking session to learn more about NIC Pretrial Trainings.

NIC @ NAPSA: Measuring What Matters Follow Up Discussion

Networking sessions are open-conversation opportunities for NAPSA Conference participants to engage with NIC staff, ask experts. 

Participants who attended "Measuring What Matters: Outcome and Performance Measures for the Pretrial Services Field, 2nd Edition" workshop are invited to join the networking session for a group Q&A.

NIC @ NAPSA: CJCC Networking Session

Networking sessions are open-conversation opportunities for NAPSA Conference participants to engage with NIC staff, ask experts. 

 

NIC Workshop @ NAPSA: Introducing Measuring What Matters, 2nd Edition (Sponsored by NIC)

Measuring What Matters: Outcome and Performance Measures for the Pretrial Services Field, Second Edition, is the latest publication from the National Institute of Corrections outlining critical success criteria for the pretrial services field. Like its previous edition, Measuring What Matters, Second Edition, helps agencies gather consistent and meaningful data to track the performance of pretrial programs based on the mission and needs of your local criminal justice system.

The second edition emphasizes measures that “work” in the real world and introduces a new definition of what it means to be successful in pretrial services. Each measure ties to the three principles of bail—maximizing release, ensuring court appearance, and maintaining public safety—and features commentary discussing how the measure has changed over time based on changes in the pretrial field. Today’s pretrial service agencies use outcome and performance metrics as an integral part of their pretrial practice and training. With the development of professional standards for the pretrial services field comes the need to have measures that will help you meet the challenge.

NIC Workshop @ NAPSA: Establishing or Strengthening a Criminal Justice Coordinating Council (Sponsored by NIC)

This workshop will be useful to anyone who wishes to establish or strengthen a criminal justice coordinating council (CJCC) and learn how a CJCC can accomplish criminal justice system improvements. NIC Staff will conduct a "live demonstration" of the CJCC micro site housed on the NIC website and provide an overview of the site content that includes guidance on how CJCCs can be initiated and sustained within local governments.

Additionally, NIC will provide an overview of the technical assistance approach that they offer to localities looking to develop or strengthen justice system collaboration and planning activities that can lead to improved decision making and better system outcomes.

Measuring What Matters: Outcome and Performance Measures for the Pretrial Services Field, Second Edition

Why is it important to measure pretrial justice outcomes? Because measurement reduces uncertainty about the success of the programs and operations for which you are responsible. By measuring the outcomes and performance goals that matter to you most, you can cultivate improvement in these areas and demonstrate the need for continued support or advocate for sunsetting programs. In an upcoming webinar on September 21, 2021, the National Institute of Corrections will highlight outcome and performance measures specific to the pretrial field. These measures are featured in the newly released publication Measuring What Matters: Outcome and Performance Measures for the Pretrial Services Field: Second Edition. Join the session to learn about these measures and how to apply them in your own agency.

Model Practices for Parents in Prisons and Jails: Building Partnerships & Innovative Practices

The National Institute of Corrections in collaboration with the Bureau of Justice Assistance is pleased to announce an upcoming webinar entitled “Building Partnerships & Innovative Practices” as part of an ongoing webinar series from the Family Connections Project. The presenters of the webinar will discuss their unique partnerships centered on keeping children connected to their incarcerated parents. The webinar stems from the Model Practices for Parents in Prisons and Jails document. Information about the upcoming webinar is detailed below.

21C6001: The Foundation and Practical Application of Risk, Need, and Responsivity in the Age of COVID-19 and Justice Reform

During this 90-minute interactive webinar, participants will:

  • Understand how common fallacies and misunderstandings about RNR principles have contributed to unnecessary reliance on incarceration and links to racial and ethnic disparities
  • Learn how proper use of RNR can reduce disparities, enhance criminal justice outcomes, and contribute to effective and equitable justice reform
  • Experience a practical application of the principles in a case study of reintegrating individuals within Multnomah County, Oregon
  • Learn strategies to create and maintain collaborative relationships to achieve your jurisdiction’s reentry goals

Register for the Webinar

Solving the Dilemma of Self-Injurious Behavior in the Incarcerated Population | 21P8010

This interactive one-hour webinar delivers a practical, professional framework that can help staff protect themselves while also providing superior institutional responses to the self-injurious behavior found among the men and women in their custody. We will emphasize the nuances of self-injury in the correctional setting and the need for partnerships between multi-disciplinary teams to maximize outcomes.

That’s DOPE – Making Every Voice Count! [21P8013]

We know how you say it matters, and now, in today’s multicultural world, why we said it is equally important.

21P8011: Building Inclusion Across Multi-disciplinary Teams

In this webinar, we’ll explore the benefits of building inclusion across multi-disciplinary teams in corrections to increase cultural awareness, operational effectiveness, and program efficacy.

APPA: Justice Involved Veterans: Front End Criminal Justice Collaboration in Hamilton County, Ohio

Justice Involved Veterans: Front End Criminal Justice Collaboration in Hamilton County, Ohio; partnering with Sgt Dave Corlett, Cincinnati Police Department, along with Hamilton County Jail and Veterans Treatment Court. Hosted by Greg Crawford on Thursday, February 25th 2:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

APPA: Responses to Staff Wellness and Trauma in an era of Urgency

Responses to Staff Wellness and Trauma in an era of Urgency is a session of the APPA Winter conference 2021, hosted by Lorie Brisbin and Maureen Buell on  February 23, from 4:40pm – 5:45pm.

APPA: The Foundation and Practical Application of Risk, Need, and Responsivity in the Age of COVID-19 and Urgent Justice Reform

The Foundation and Practical Application of Risk, Need, and Responsivity in the Age of COVID-19 and Urgent Justice Reform is a session in the APPA Winter conference 2021 by Greg Crawford, held on Thursday, February 25th from 11:15 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

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