National Institute of Corrections, 2016
This NIC White Papers explains how you can make your agency into a learning organization by utilizing the work of Peter Senge and following the example of the Blue Angels.
DOCUMENT ID: 032739
Achieving Performance Excellence (APEX) is a business model that offers a systems approach to change, specifically for correctional organizations. It provides multiple tools and strategies to build sustainable capacity toward higher performance, evidence-based practices, and data-driven decision making. Safety and security is one of the foundational principles of APEX. In addition, this model provides a pathway for agencies to create an organizational culture and a management environment that encourages innovative ideas to improve services, processes, and results.
APEX includes these components:
- The APEX Public Safety Model
- The APEX Guidebook Series
- The APEX Assessment Tool Protocol
- The APEX Change Agent Training
The APEX Public Safety Model includes eight domains that reflect the shared vision and operating values of everyone working in any corrections system. In this model, the Organizational Culture domain is placed at the top to show that it is an umbrella over the organization, how it operates, and what it values. The Leadership, Strategic Planning, Stakeholder Focus, Workforce Focus, and Operations Focus domains rest on a foundation of Measurement, Analysis, and Knowledge Management. All domains lead to Results.
RAND Corporation, Safety and Justice Program, 2015
Institutional and community corrections agencies face increasingly complex tasks and challenges today. It is important, therefore, to identify opportunities where changes in tools, technology, practices, or approaches can help agencies respond more effectively to solve problems and mitigate risks in their role to protect the public.
Document ID: 029764
Connelly, Michael, and David Feldman, 2014
This white paper describes the issues facing corrections policy and leadership as the impacts of climate change and its related consequences confront departments, agencies, and facilities in coming years.
Document ID: 028089
McDonald, Dalonika, 2013
This is an excellent overview of what it takes for you to be a truly successful front-line supervisor.
Document ID: 027313
Spinaris, Caterina, Gregory Morton, and Mike Denhof, 2012
This article examines issues that correctional agencies might consider when discussing the implementation of programs designed to prevent and remediate Corrections Fatigue and related organizational climate and staff well-being issues.