U.S. Department of Justice

Jails Division

Training Programs

  • Starts Sep. 25, 2017
    Inmate Behavior Management
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    Topics In the Library

    • Jail Classification
    • County Jail Design
    • Jail Procedures
    • Jail Inservice Training
    • Inspection Of Jails
    • Jail Inspection Forms
    • Jail Alternatives
    • Information System Jails
    • Jail Inspection Audits
    • Jail Preservice Training
    The NIC Jails Division's services include training, networks, technical assistance, and information resources, such as documents and DVDs. These services are conducted under five initiatives.

    Jail Administration
    We provide training on key elements in jail administration, jail resource management, and building a productive relationship between jail officials and their funding authority. We also sponsor a peer-training network for large jail administrators, including meetings and an online discussion forum. Technical assistance and information resources cover a wide range of jail administration and operational issues.

    Inmate Behavior Management
    We provide training, technical assistance, and information resources on the design and operation of direct supervision jails and on key elements in managing inmate behavior in all types of jails. These key elements include assessing inmates’ risks and needs (classification), assigning inmates to housing, meeting inmates’ basic needs, setting and conveying behavioral expectations, supervising inmates, and keeping inmates productively occupied.

    New Jail Planning
    We provide training, technical assistance, and information resources on all phases of new-jail planning.

    Jail Standards and Inspection
    We provide training for jail inspectors, a peer-training network for chief jail inspectors, information resources on standards and inspection, and related technical assistance.

    Crisis Intervention Teams
    We provide training to help local jurisdictions learn the core elements of CITs and assess agency readiness to start a CIT.

    Available Training Opportunities

    • Starts Sep. 25, 2017 - Inmate Behavior Management
      The most fundamental goal of every jail is to maintain a safe and secure environment for inmates, staff, and visitors. Effectively managing inmate behavior is critical to this goal. NIC’s IBM program is based on the previous work in two major areas: podular direct supervision and inmate classification.