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Pretrial Executive Directors Orientation

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Pretrial Executive Directors Orientation

Purpose and Goals of Training: This is NIC’s most intensive pretrial justice training. It is 32 hours of classroom instruction designed to enhance the leadership capacity of pretrial professionals who are influential in developing sound pretrial policy and practice. The training will include all elements described within NIC’s publication A Framework for Pretrial Justice: Elements of a High Functioning Pretrial Justice System and Agency. (See

The training program will provide participants with a collaborative learning and problem-solving environment designed to strengthen networking and resources required to manage the complexities of pretrial justice and build on adult learning principles.

The Pretrial Orientation will include the following content and activity areas:

  • The legal foundations of legal and evidence-based pretrial decisions

  • The role of the judicial decision-maker in pretrial justice

  • Pretrial justice research

  • Elements of an effective pretrial justice system

  • Elements of an effective pretrial services agency

  • Leading change in pretrial justice

  • The difference between technical and adaptive change and their effects on implementing legal and evidence-based practices

  • Gap analysis of a current pretrial justice system and agency practices and how to create a strategic plan to implement identified essential elements

Participant Eligibility Requirements: Pretrial justice professionals with executive-level decision-making responsibilities. All participants will register in the NIC Learning Center and be approved by NIC’s project manager.

For more information, contact Ken Rose at

NIC Contact for this Program
Job Title / Position
National Programs Advisor
Community Services Division
Agency / Business / Organization
National Institute of Corrections
Program Schedule

Training will starts July 22, 2024 and ends July 26, 2023.

Program's Physical Location

NIC Training Academy
11900 E Cornell Ave
Aurora, CO 80014
United States