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2016
Document 032650
Thinking for a Change 4.0
By Jack Bush, Ph.D., Barry Glick, Ph.D., and Juliana Taymans, Ph.D.. National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC).
Thinking for a Change 4.0 (T4C) is an integrated cognitive behavioral change program authored by Jack Bush, Ph.D., Barry Glick, Ph.D., and Juliana Taymans, Ph.D., under a cooperative agreement with the National Institute of Corrections (NIC). T4C incorporates research from cognitive restructuring theory, social skills development, and the learning and use of problem solving skills. T4C is comprised of 25 lessons that build upon each other, and contains appendices that can be used to craft an ... Read More
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2015
Document 032648
No Place for Youth: Girls in the Adult Justice System
By Davis, Antoinette; Gentile, Andrea ; Glesmann, Caroline. NIC- 13CS12GKP3; National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC); National Council on Crime and Delinquency (NCCD) (Oakland, CA).
This report is necessary reading for anyone working with or concerned about girls who are incarcerated in adult correctional facilities. "Adult jails and prisons are not designed for the confinement of youth, and as a result most are not equipped to meet the inherent and specific needs of adolescents. Studies show that youth in adult confinement do not receive age-appropriate educational, medical, or rehabilitative services. They are subject to conditions that are developmentally inappropriate a... Read More
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16 pages
2014
Document 027998
LGBTI Populations: Intake – Creating a Culture of Safety [Internet Broadcast]
By Brisbin, Lorie; Deboo, Kuma J.; Morgan, Marcia; Selph, Mykel; Williams, Wendy; Willis, Angela; Wiseman, Jim . National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC).
Good correctional practice includes applying principles of risk based classification to all adult and juvenile offenders while accounting for unique characteristics and concerns of LGBTI and gender non-conforming populations. To ensure a culture of safety, it is important to identify these individuals at intake. A culture of safety includes everyone understanding and practicing respectful, appropriate and professional language. Intake personnel function as the “gatekeepers” for correctional ... Read More
VIDEO
2014
Document 031373
Policy Review and Development Guide: Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Intersex Persons in Custodial Settings, 2nd Edition
By Smith, Brenda V.; Yarussi, Jaime M.. NIC-13CS17GKN9; National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC) ; Smith Consulting (Washington, DC) ; American University. Washington College of Law. Project on Addressing Prison Rape (Washington, DC) .
"In the first edition of this guide, we aimed to reach out to correctional agencies in order to help them identify, address, and respond to abuse of LGBTI individuals through agency policies and procedures. We hoped to deepen the dialogue between staff and administrators as well as community leaders and criminal justice advocates about strategies to eliminate abuse of LGBTI individuals in custody. The second edition of this guide provides updated key information to correctional agencies about PR... Read More

96 pages
2013
Document 026790
National Institute of Corrections Report to the Nation FY 2012: Learn, Achieve, Perform
National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC).
“This document is the latest edition of the National Institute of Corrections (NIC) Report to the Nation. With many new programs and agency initiatives unlike any we have experienced in the recent past, this fiscal year (FY) 2012 report is one I am very pleased to present. Despite our small budget and size, we continue to operate with agility, responding to the needs of local areas around the country to safeguard communities while providing training and professional development opportunities to ... Read More
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53 pages
2013
Document 027641
The Prison Rape Elimination Act of 2003: The Impact of National PREA Standards on Community Corrections
By Yarussi, Jaime M.; Smith, Brenda V.. National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). American University. Washington College of Law. Project on Addressing Prison Rape (Washington, DC); National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC).
Wondering how the Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA) impacts the management of offenders in the community? Then this is the resource for you. This handbook aims to educate community corrections staff on: why community correctional staff and administrators need to be concerned about sexual abuse of offenders; identifying inappropriate relationships with and between offenders; the impact of the National PREA Standards on agency policies, practices and special concerns community correctional staff ... Read More
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148 pages
2013
Document 025302
APEX Resources Directory Vol. 1: Change Management and the APEX Domains
By Cebula, Nancy, editor; Ritter, Elizabeth, editor. National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). People in Charge, LLC (Boulder, CO); National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC).
This directory “is an integral part of the National Institute of Correction’s (NIC’s) Achieving Performance Excellence (APEX) Initiative. It provides resources, tools, and interventions to support correctional agencies on the APEX journey. This directory is designed to complement the APEX Guidebook series and to enhance efforts to improve performance excellence by providing domain-specific resources and interventions. It can also be used as a stand-alone guide to change management and to the APE... Read More
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316 pages
2013
Document 027701
Pregnancy- and Child- Related Legal and Policy Issues Concerning Justice-Involved Women
By Raeder, Myrna. NIC Grant no. 11B7401; National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC).
Do you need detailed information about how to manage inmate mothers? Then this publication is for you. It “provides an overview of pregnancy- and child-related legal questions concerning justice-involved women that can be raised in correctional settings … Understanding how family-based legal issues affect women offenders is important in designing programs to ensure the best outcomes for women and their children, not just in jail or prison settings but also in probation, parole, and community cor... Read More
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68 pages
2013
Document 027692
Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA) Audit Process and Instrument Overview Course
By National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC).
Welcome to the National Institute of Corrections’ Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA) Audit Process and Instrument Overview Course. The purpose of this course is to assist agencies in meeting the requirements of Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA) Section 115.93 “Audits of standards”. At the end of this course, you will be able to: explain the audit process; describe the components of the Audit Instrument; describe the duties and responsibilities of an auditor in the audit process; describe the du... Read More
WEB
2013
Document 027693
Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA) Behavioral Health Care for Sexual Assault Victims in a Confinement Setting Course
By National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC).
Welcome to the National Institute of Corrections’ Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA) Behavioral Health Care for Sexual Assault Victims in a Confinement Setting Course. The main purpose of this course is to assist agencies in meeting the requirements of Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA) standard 115.35 “Specialized Training: Medical and Mental Health Care”. At the end of this course, you’ll be able to explain the knowledge, components, and considerations that you must use to be effective in your... Read More
WEB
2013
Document 027694
Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA) Coordinators’ Roles and Responsibilities Course
By National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC).
Welcome to the National Institute of Corrections’ Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA) Coordinators’ Roles and Responsibilities Course. The main purpose of this course is to provide agency PREA Coordinators with an overview of the basic role and responsibilities of their position. At the end of this course, you’ll be able to: describe the general duties and responsibilities of an agency- wide PREA Coordinator; explain the policies, procedures, and practices needed to achieve PREA compliance; creat... Read More
WEB
2013
Document 027695
Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA) Investigating Sexual Abuse in a Confinement Setting Course
By National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC).
Welcome to the National Institute of Corrections’ Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA) Investigating Sexual Abuse in a Confinement Setting Course. The main purpose of this course is to assist agencies in meeting the requirements of Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA) Section 115.34 “Specialized Training for Investigators”. At the end of this course, you will be able to explain the knowledge, components, and considerations that an investigator must use to perform a successful sexual abuse or sexual ... Read More
WEB
2013
Document 027696
Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA) Medical Health Care for Sexual Assault Victims in a Confinement Setting Course
By National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC).
Welcome to the National Institute of Corrections’ Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA) Medical Health Care for Sexual Assault Victims in a Confinement Setting Course. The purpose of this course is to assist agencies in meeting the requirements of the Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA) Section 115.35 “Specialized training: Medical and mental health care”. At the end of this course, you will be able to explain the PREA standards that relate to the provision of medical care for victims of sexual abus... Read More
WEB
2013
Document 026941
The Green Corrections Project: Action Plans and Lessons Learned
By Davison, Stephanie. National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC).
This report is a great description of the three-phase Green Corrections project, sponsored by the National Institute of Corrections (NIC). The following sections comprise this publication: overview of the project; “The Greening of Corrections: Creating a Sustainable System”—the publication and its dissemination; developing a community of practice and providing technical assistance to states; application process; Maryland, Minnesota, and Washington addressing a different technical assistance need... Read More
PDF
6 pages
2013
Document 026893
From Research to Application: The Case for Learning and Performance [Satellite/Internet Broadcast]
National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC).
Are you interested in getting more bang for your training buck? Leveraging the impact of your training department? Being effective with the training you prepare for, design, deliver and transfer into the workplace? Following the science of learning into practice? And you know that "content covered is not content learned?" Then this blended, interactive training broadcast / experience can assist with a transformation of your training department / unit into a center of learning and performance tha... Read More
VIDEO
4 video DVDs (233 minutes) and 1 data DVD
2013
Document 026990
Health, Justice, Women: Behavioral Health and OB/GYN [Internet Broadcast]
National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC).
Data continues to show that women are entering the justice system at rates exceeding male offenders and bring with them extremely complex and multi-layered behavioral and physical health issues. While systems must make choices on how best to deploy limited staffing and programming resources, this broadcast series is an opportunity to explore methods of coordination between behavioral and physical health care. This broadcast is the 2nd offering in a two part series addressing health related issue... Read More
VIDEO
2 video DVDs (157 minutes) + 1 data DVD
2013
Document 026309
Addressing Sexual Violence Against Youth in Custody: Youth Workers’ Handbook on Identifying and Addressing Sexual Violence in Juvenile Justice Settings
By Smith, Brenda V.; Yarussi, Jamie M.. National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC); Smith Consulting (Washington, DC); American University. Washington College of Law. Project on Addressing Prison Rape (Washington, DC).
“Sexual abuse in custody can and often does have lifelong effects on youth. Youth who are sexually abused or experience sexual violence can suffer higher rates of drug use, have disproportionate contact with the criminal justice system into adulthood, become victimizers, and/or have higher rates of mental illness than youth who do not suffer sexual abuse.1 In addition, sexual abuse by staff or other youth in custody compromises safety and security as well as the overall mission of juvenile justi... Read More
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78 pages
2013
Document 027037
Civil Liabilities and Other Legal Issues for Probation/Parole Officers and Supervisors: 4th Edition
By Lyons, Phillip; Jermstad, Todd. NIC-08C77G7U3. National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC).
The legal liabilities that probation and parole officers face as they perform their duties are explained. Chapters comprising this publication are: an overview of state and federal legal liabilities; civil liability under state law—state tort cases; civil liability under federal law—Section 1983 cases; legal representation, attorneys’ fees, and indemnification; presentence and preparole investigations and reports; supervision; conditions, modifications, and changes in status; revocation; emergin... Read More
PDF
306 pages
2013
Document 027244
Get Smart About … Rewards and Sanctions: The Facts about Contingency Management
National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC).
“A risk-based Incentives and Sanctions program is an evidence-based intervention where supervising officers apply sanctions or rewards in response to specific behaviors of the offender. The goal is to increase positive behavior change related to behavior such as reducing drug use or applying for jobs” (p. 1). This primer covers what contingency management is; how it works; why it works; who to use it with; important things to remember; what the research says; the immediate, certain, relevant, an... Read More
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2 pages
2013
Document 021387
Fifty-State Survey of Criminal Laws Prohibiting Sexual Abuse of Individuals in Custody
NIC/WCL Project on Addressing Prison Rape (Washington, DC); National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC); Washington College of Law (Washington, DC).
This document provides information regarding enacting state, statute number, statute title, coverage, definition and notes, penalties, and defenses (if given) for criminal laws prohibiting sexual abuse of inmates by staff.... Read More
PDF
174 p.
2012
Document 023803
Fifty State Survey of Vulnerable Persons Statutes
National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). NIC/WUL Project on Addressing Prison Rape (Washington, DC); American University. Washington College of Law (Washington, DC); National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC).
This document provides information regarding enacting state, statute number, statute title, coverage, definitions and notes, penalties, and applicability to youth for criminal laws prohibiting the abuse of individuals by their caregivers.... Read More
PDF
364 p.
2012
Document 024657
Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA) Resources
National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC); The Moss Group, Inc. (Washington, DC).
This DVD contains NIC videos, DOJ proposed standards, an NIC e-course and dozens of resources to help you learn about the Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA). The disc includes:
The following videos:
  • Facing Prison Rape: How the Prison Rape Elimination Act Affects You (2004)
  • Responding to Prisoner Rape: Assessing Your Agency's Response to Prison Sexual Assault--in English and Spanish (2005)
  • Keeping Our Kids Safe: PREA and Juvenile Justice (2006)
And... Read More
VIDEO
1 data DVD
2012
Document 025300
Culture and Change Management: Using APEX to Facilitate Organizational Change
By Cebula, Nancy; Craig, Elizabeth; Innes, Christopher; Lantz, Theresa; Rhone, Tanya; Ward, Tom. National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). People in Charge LLC (Boulder, CO); National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC).
“Culture, including beliefs, assumptions, values, norms, and practices in an organization, determines the success of an organization’s performance and change efforts. This book helps illuminate the role culture plays in an organization that is striving for higher performance ... Knowledge of culture enables an organization to proceed along the path to successful change. The APEX Change Management Model provides a process and map for organizational change based in research and best practices; it ... Read More
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116 pages
2012
Document 025557
Exercises for Developing MI Skills in Corrections
By Bogue, Bradford; Nandi, Anjali. National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC).
Motivational interviewing (MI) helps clients become less ambivalent about altering their maladaptive behaviors. This publication presents “scenarios that agents commonly encounter in their efforts to monitor and reinforce court/parole/institutional conditions and address clients’ central eight criminogenic needs. This book also considers the learning tasks of MI in relation to the eight principles for effective interventions outlined in Implementing Evidence-Based Practice in Community Correctio... Read More
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65 pages
2012
Document 025292
Performance Based Measurement System: What Really Counts in Corrections!
  • [Satellite/Internet Broadcast held September 14, 2011]
  • National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC).
    This program provides information about the nationwide automated Performance-Based Measures System (PBMS). PBMS is an accurate, consistent way to capture, record, report and share data between correctional agencies. It was created by the Association of State Correctional Administrators (ASCA). Participants will be able to:
    • Describe the scope and development of PBMS regarding how specific needs gave rise to PBMS solutions;
    • Describe the key components of PBMS;
    • Examine the benefits of ... Read More
    VIDEO
    1 video DVD (130 minutes)
    2012
    Document 025556
    Motivational Interviewing in Corrections: A Comprehensive Guide to Implementing MI in Corrections
    By Bogue, Bradford; Nandi, Anjali. National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC).
    This guide explains how to implement motivational interviewing (MI) in correctional settings. Motivational Interviewing is a counseling technique that enables people to get beyond their reluctance to change problem behaviors. MI is directive (focused on goals), client-centered, and non-confrontational. The first four chapters of this guide “address background and fundamental issues related to agency or systemwide implementation of MI … [while the last two chapters] address agency issues, such as... Read More
    PDF
    84 pages
    2012
    Document 025299
    Understanding Corrections through the APEX Lens
    By Cebula, Nancy; Lantz, Theresa; Ward, Tom. National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). People in Charge LLC (Boulder, CO); National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC).
    This guidebook “is the second book in the APEX Guidebook series and is designed to help correctional practitioners deepen their knowledge of the Public Safety Model domains. It offers practical suggestions for improving performance and creating positive change by sharing best-practice methods and current literature on higher performance in corrections” (p. ix). APEX itself provides strategies for achieving performance excellence in the Public Safety Model domains—operations (which includes sa... Read More
    PDF
    96 pages
    2012
    Document 025303
    APEX Resources Directory Vol. 2: Communications, Focus Groups, and Development
    By Bilson, Janet Mancini; Cebula, Nancy; Innes, Christopher; Lantz, Theresa; Ritter, Elizabeth; Ward, Tom. National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). People in Charge LLC (Boulder, CO); National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC).
    “APEX Resources Directory Volume 2 provides supportive information to correctional agencies embarking on the APEX (Achieving Performance Excellence) journey. It introduces the National Institute of Correc¬tions (NIC) Information Center, provides detailed information on creating a communications plan for those implementing the APEX Initiative, describes how to use focus groups to effectively gather information and feed-back, and includes a team development guide for those who want to build teams,... Read More
    PDF
    76 pages
    2012
    Document 025338
    Achieving Performance Excellence: The Influence of Leadership on Organizational Performance
    By Cebula, Nancy; Craig, Elizabeth; Eggers, John; Fajardo, Marge Douville; Gray, James; Lantz, Theresa. National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). People in Charge LLC (Boulder, CO); National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC).
    “Leadership is a very important component of higher performing organizations. This book presents a breadth and depth of information about leading others and describes what leaders need to excel at and what up-and-coming leaders need to know as they prepare themselves for leadership positions. Taking a balanced approach to leadership allows correctional leaders to influence different people and diverse stakeholder groups in differing situations. Good leaders know when they need to manage rather t... Read More
    PDF
    100 pages
    2012
    Document 025301
    Applying the APEX Tools for Organizational Assessment
    By Bogue, Bradford; Cebula, Nancy. National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). People in Charge LLC (Boulder, CO); National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC).
    “Previously, not many assessment tools looked at issues that specifically affect those who work in the field of corrections … [This book] presents three organizational assessment tools developed specifically for the field of corrections. The APEX assessment tools are designed to look at an agency’s readiness to take on a change process, understand the importance of safety and security to correctional operations, measure performance on the APEX Public Safety Model’s eight domains, and provide gui... Read More
    ZIP
    128 pages
    2012
    Document 026410
    Balancing Fiscal Challenges, Performance-Based Budgeting and Public Safety: A Compilation of Panel Testimonies
    National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC).
    This collection contains testimony regarding cost benefit and cost containment measures. Contents are: Day 1. “Briefing on the Fiscal Costs of Corrections in the United States” by Mary Livers; “High Cost, Low Return” by Adam Gelb; “Outcome-Based Budgeting: Process and Practice” by Chris Innes; “Current State Fiscal Conditions & the Impact on Corrections” by Brian Sigritz; “Outcome-based Budgeting” by Karen Wilson; “Systems Approach to Cost Containment” by Theresa Lantz; “Cost-Effective Strat... Read More
    PDF
    417 pages
    2012
    Document 026332
    Health, Justice, Women: Transforming Systems--Changing Lives [Internet Broadcast]
    National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC).
    Women and girls enter the criminal justice system with distinct and unique health care needs. Most are in their child bearing years, may have children, many are victims of abuse, have a mental health diagnosis, or typically exhibit more misconduct than male offenders. This complex mix of needs affects a system's ability to work effectively as it draws upon a higher percentage of resources to care for female offenders. During this national discussion held on August 15, 2012, participants will ... Read More
    VIDEO
    2 video DVDs (151 minutes)
    2012
    Document 026605
    Adults with Behavioral Health Needs Under Correctional Supervision: A Shared Framework for Reducing Recidivism and Promoting Recovery
    By Osher, Fred; D'Amora, David A.; Plotkin, Martha; Jarrett, Nicole; Eggleston, Alexa. U.S. Bureau of Justice Assistance (Washington, DC). Council of State Governments. Justice Center (New York, NY); Criminal Justice/Mental Health Consensus Project (New York, NY); National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC).
    “This white paper presents a shared framework for reducing recidivism and behavioral health problems among individuals under correctional control or supervision—that is, for individuals in correctional facilities or who are on probation or parole. The paper is written for policymakers, administrators, and practitioners committed to making the most effective use of scarce resources to improve outcomes for individuals with behavioral health problems who are involved in the corrections system. It i... Read More
    PDF
    82 pages
    2012
    Document 026702
    A Quick Guide for LGBTI Policy Development for Adult Prisons and Jails
    National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). The Moss Group, Inc. (Washington, DC); National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC).
    “This Quick Guide will help agencies and facilities develop a comprehensive response to working with lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) inmates. It is not meant to provide an answer to every question or an in-depth discussion of all issues that agencies face or that the LGBTI population faces while in custody. It provides an overview of the important issues that agencies should consider when working to house and treat LGBTI inmates in a way that is safe and consistent with ... Read More
    PDF
    24 pages
    2012
    Document 026701
    A Quick Guide for LGBTI Policy Development for Youth Confinement Facilities
    National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). The Moss Group, Inc. (Washington, DC); National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC).
    “This Quick Guide will help agencies and facilities develop a comprehensive response to working with lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) youth. It is not meant to provide an answer to every question or an in-depth discussion of all issues that agencies face or that the LGBTI population faces while in custody. It provides an overview of the important issues that agencies should consider when working to house and treat LGBTI youth in a way that is safe and consistent with an a... Read More
    PDF
    24 pages
    2012
    Document 026763
    LGBTI Populations: Their Safety, Your Responsibility [Internet Broadcast]
    National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC).
    Correctional agencies face many challenges surrounding the safe management of the populations they house and supervise. Due in part to changes in federal and state laws and the outcome of successful offender litigation, care and management of the LGBTI population has been identified as an emerging correctional issue that deserves special attention. While gender non-conforming offenders have always been present in facilities and on caseloads, we now have the opportunity to share information about... Read More
    VIDEO
    2 video DVDs (152 minutes)
    2012
    Document 026912
    Case Management Strategies for Successful Jail Reentry
    By Warwick, Kevin; Dodd, Hannah; Neusteter, S. Rebecca. National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC); NIC-11TO02GKH6. National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC); Urban Institute. Justice Policy Center (Washington, DC).
    This brief explains why “it is imperative that jurisdictions use an effective case management process that includes a strong community handoff component, particularly at the moment of release, and that ensures continuity of care between in-jail and community-based programs and services … [and] presents the Transition from Jail to Community (TJC) initiative’s approach to case planning and community handoff” (p. 1). Sections of this publication cover: the TJC initiative and model--a triage approac... Read More
    PDF
    10 pages
    2012
    Document 026911
    The Role of Screening and Assessment in Jail Reentry
    By Christensen, Gary; Jannetta, Jesse; Willison, Janeen Buck. National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC); NIC-11TO02GKH6. National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC); Urban Institute. Justice Policy Center (Washington, DC).
    “Consistent with effective correctional practice, jails and their community partners should identify risk levels and criminogenic needs of returning [offender] populations and should focus their resources on individuals with the highest levels of both … This brief presents the two-stage screening and assessment process to determine risk and needs levels that is a core element of the Transition from Jail to Community (TJC) model” (p. 1). Sections of this publication include: the TJC initiative; r... Read More
    PDF
    11 pages
    2012
    Document 026925
    Process and Systems Change Evaluation Findings from the Transition to Jail Community Initiative
    By Willison, Janeen Buck; Jannetta, Jesse; Dodd, Hannah; Neusteter, S. Rebecca; Warwick, Kevin; Greer, Kaitlin; Matthews, Andrea. Urban Institute. Justice Policy Center (Washington, DC); National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC).
    “In the past decade, attention to the challenges associated with people exiting state and federal prisons has increased tremendously. This increased attention is for good reason, as the impact of prisoner reentry on the well-being of individuals, families, and communities is well documented. Yet for every person released from prison annually, approximately 12 people exit local jails … NIC [National Institute of Corrections] launched the Transition from Jail to Community (TJC) initiative in 2007 ... Read More
    PDF
    149 pages
    2012
    Document 027715
    Fifty State Survey of Sexual Assault Statutes
    NIC Cooperative Agreement # 06S20GJJ1. NIC/WCL Project on Addressing Prison Rape (Washington, DC); National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC); Washington College of Law (Washington, DC).
    Statutes regarding sexual assaults are compiled and reported. Each entry supplies the following information (if provided)—statute, definitions, and penalty. ... Read More
    PDF
    554 pages
    2012
    Document 026308
    Guidelines for Staffing a Local Criminal Justice Coordinating Committee
    By Jones, Michael R.. NIC-06J1118; National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC).
    “This guide describes for county administrators and other local officials why staff is needed, who becomes good staff, how many staff persons are needed, what the costs are to develop a staff and how staff can be funded, where staff can be found, how the best applicants can be selected, where staff are best housed in the system, and how staff can be trained and evaluated. The guide also offers practical advice for planning staff by describing important activities to do when starting in the posit... Read More
    PDF
    64 pages
    2012
    Document 023679
    Fifty State Survey of Mandatory Reporting Statutes
    National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). NIC/WCL Project on Addressing Prison Rape (Washington, DC); American University. Washington School of Law (Washington, DC); National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC).
    Mandatory reporting state statutes regarding the sexual abuse of children are compiled and reported. Entries include (if provided) the following information: state; mandatory reporting statutes name; what has to be reported; relevant definitions; persons required to report; reporting procedures; and penalty for failure to report.... Read More
    PDF
    368 p.
    2012
    Document 026251
    Basics and Beyond: Suicide Prevention in Jails
    By Leukefeld, Alison; Brower, Jaime.. U.S. Dept. of Justice. Office of the Federal Detention Trustee (Washington, DC); U.S. Marshals Service (Washington, DC); U.S. Bureau of Prisons (Washington, DC); National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC)..
    Issues surrounding the prevention of inmate suicide in jails are addressed. This presentation will enable readers to: understand the problem of jail suicide--rates of suicide in certain groups, the decrease in jail suicide rates, what makes jails risky environments, and challenges of prevention; describe suicide risk factors, warning signs, and suicide myths that increase ones risk; and discuss intervention best practices--the qualities of a suicide prevention program (a written suicide preventi... Read More

    44 pages
    2011
    Document 027001
    Bibliotherapy for Cynics Revisited: Commentary on One Year Longitudinal Study of the Psychological Effects of Administrative Segregation
    By Gendreau, Paul; Theriault, Yvette. National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC).
    “A research study in Colorado recently found that administrative segregation has little effect on the psychological well-being of prisoners. We review the Colorado report, finding support for it in other research studies on the effects of prison life, solitary confinement, and sensory deprivation. However, we argue that the Colorado results must be replicated and ultimately only meta-analyses will confirm the utility of their findings to effect sound policies. Finally, some research and clinica... Read More
    WEB
    11 pages
    2011
    Document 025293
    Correctional Industries: A Working Solution [Satellite/Internet Broadcast]
    National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC).
    Correctional Industry programs contribute to the successful reentry of offenders by providing a structured environment for participants to learn the skills needed to obtain and retain post-release employment. Guided by evidence-based practices, Correctional Industries distinguishes itself by providing services that make an impact in reducing inmate recidivism. See how they make a significant difference in the lives of the offender population they serve and hear from national experts, correctiona... Read More
    VIDEO
    2 video DVDs (180 minutes)
    2011
    Document 025287
    APEX: Building the Model and Beginning the Journey
    By Cebula, Nancy; Lantz, Theresa; Ward, Tom. National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). People in Charge LLC (Boulder, CO); National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC).
    “Through extensive research and analysis, the National Institute of Corrections (NIC) is offering the field of corrections a comprehensive business model entitled the APEX (Achieving Performance Excellence) Initiative. The APEX Initiative is an agency-driven systems approach to building capacity for higher organizational performance, best practices, data-driven decisionmaking using multiple self-assessment tools, and a Guidebook series with strategies, interventions, and pathways. The APEX Publi... Read More
    PDF
    56 pages
    2011
    Document 025348
    National Institute of Corrections Report to the Nation FY 2011
    National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC).
    “It is with great pleasure that I present to you the National Institute of Corrections (NIC) Report to the Nation for fiscal year 2011. This last year has been very important for us because it has included a number of accomplishments that have enabled us to continue to assist the field of corrections effectively … One of our greatest achievements continues to be our ability to provide quality services to the field with a relatively small federal budget and staff … There are many items that I am ... Read More
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    44 pages
    2011
    Document 024961
    Corrections & Mental Health
    National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC); USIS/Labat, Inc. (McLean, VA).
    In recent years, an increasing number of persons with mental illness, including those who have co-occurring substance abuse disorders, have come into contact with the criminal justice system. Some estimates suggest that as many as two million men and women with mental health problems are involved with our country's community corrections, jail, and prison systems. The National Institute of Corrections (NIC) is highly concerned with the health and mental well-being both of those who work dilige... Read More
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    2011
    Document 024914
    The Greening of Corrections: Creating a Sustainable System
    By Feldbaum, Mindy; Greene, Frank; Kirschenbaum, Sarah; Mukamal, Debbie; Welsh, Megan; Pinderhughes, Raquel. National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). AED. National Institute for Work and Learning (Washington, DC); National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC).
    What are viable strategies for cutting costs while protecting the public’s safety? Corrections can achieve some substantial cost savings in sustainability or greening strategies. This publication “provides correctional professionals with a framework to gain a general understanding of sustainability practices and principles and to identify examples of operations, programs, and management strategies for self-sustaining facilities” (p. ii). Sections of this publication include: introduction; greeni... Read More
    PDF
    76 pages
    2011
    Document 024806
    Jail Design Guide
    National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC).
    This guide “discusses current correctional standards and architectural principles that are important to building a cost-efficient jail to meet a locality’s particular needs” (p. xix). It will be highly useful for anyone involved in the planning, design, and construction of a new jail. Chapters are divided into four parts - getting started, major design considerations, functional components, and special considerations – and include: introduction; predesign planning; site selection and design; ima... Read More
    PDF
    338 pages
    2011
    Document 025057
    Thinking for a Change: Integrated Cognitive Behavior Change Program
    By Bush, Jack; Glick, Barry; Taymans, Juliana. National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC).
    {{NOTE: Thinking for a Change 3.1 has been superseded by Thinking for a Change 4.0 . Thinking for a Change The Thinking for a Change curriculum has been revised and as a result NIC is no longer making available copies of any previous versions of Thinking for a Change 3.1.}} Thinking for a Change (T4C) is the innovative, evidence-based cognitive behavioral curriculum from the National Institute of Corrections (NIC) that has broadly influenced the ... Read More
    WEB
    2011
    Document 025016
    Assessing Local Pretrial Justice Functions: A Handbook for Providing Technical Assistance
    National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC).
    This guide “presents a protocol designed to produce high-quality technical assistance for the front end of the criminal justice system—the pretrial justice stage” (p. iii). Sections contained in this publication are: basic obligations of a technical assistance (TA) provider; preparation for the site visit; conducting the site visit; people who should be interviewed and areas of inquiry; after the site visit; characteristics of effective technical assistance; and logistics of acting as a consult... Read More
    PDF
    39 pages
    2011
    Document 024201
    The Future of Parole as a Key Partner in Assuring Public Safety
    Center for Effective Public Policy (Philadelphia, PA); National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC).
    “This paper provides suggestions and examples about how these key decisionmaking functions of parole [which offenders participate in which programs, when, and for how long] can be shaped to target resources effectively according to the principles of risk, need, and responsivity” (p. viii). Sections of this publication include: introduction; historical context; the cusp of change; parole at the crossroads; resources to support parole’s new role; targets of excellence in paroling authority decisio... Read More
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    29 pages
    2011
    Document 024199
    Paroling Authorities’ Strategic Planning and Management for Results
    National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). Center for Effective Public Policy (Philadelphia, PA); National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC).
    Individuals involved in making sure their parole agency’s goals are being met need to read this paper. It provides guidance for a paroling authority in “defining its vision and mission, assembling information and resources to accomplish its goals, and putting into place appropriate management and performance measurement systems to carry out its objectives and measure its progress” (p. v). Six chapters are contained in this publication: craft your vision and mission statements; assess your organi... Read More
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    33 pages
    2011
    Document 024759
    Administrative Guide: Offender Workforce Development Specialist Partnership Training Program
    National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC).
    A description of the Offender Workforce Development Specialist (OWDS) Partnership Training Program is provided. “This administrative guide provides an overview of the training program, including its benefits and requirements…and information needed to make an informed decision for participating in the training program, including the criteria for selecting a qualified, multidisciplinary team of trainees” (p. 1). The following sections comprise this guide: overview of the training program; introduc... Read More
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    36 pages
    2011
    Document 024837
    National Institute of Corrections Report to the Nation FY 2010
    National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC).
    The success of the National Institute of Corrections (NIC) in meeting the needs of its constituents during 2010 is reviewed. Sections of this document include: what NIC is; what the NIC Information Center is; how NIC helps meet the challenge of newly released offenders; what NIC does in your district; how NIC addresses the needs of elected officials and corrections executives who work with inmates and offenders; how NIC is involved in evidence-based practices; and how NIC addresses other contemp... Read More
    PDF
    28 pages
    2011
    Document 025219
    Offender Workforce Development Services Makes an Impact
    By Lichtenberger, Eric; Weygandt, Scott. National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC).
    Results from an ongoing evaluation project on the effectiveness of offender workforce development (OWD) services are presented. “Drug and alcohol abuse and/or not continuing substance abuse treatment was identified as almost a universal barrier to post-release success” (p. 67). Those individuals that receive OWD services have a recidivism rate 33% lower than the comparison group.... Read More
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    2 pages
    2011
    Document 024773
    ITIP Toolkit: A Guide for Working with Curriculum Developers
    By Gurnell, Betty; Bergeron, Renee. National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC).
    This user-friendly tool kit is: grounded in research; follows and promotes the use of the ADDIE (Analyze, Design, Develop, Implement, and Evaluate) model and ITIP (Instructional Theory Into Practice) format; and provides “a mechanism for the user to work with curriculum designers to set expectations, then to review, evaluate and give feedback on the curriculum as it is being developed” (p. ii). This publication is divided into six parts: purpose of the tool kit and its components; ADDIE Instruct... Read More
    PDF
    56 pages
    2011
    Document 024200
    Special Challenges Facing Parole
    National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). Center for Effective Public Policy (Philadelphia, PA); National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC).
    This guide is designed to “lay out the context, summarize the key issues, highlight the recent research, and provide suggestions about where to find more extensive and detailed resources” about special populations parole boards may have contact with (p. xiii). Seven chapters are contained in this publication: sex offenders; offenders who have significant mental health concerns; offenders who have significant substance abuse problems; women offenders; aging or geriatric offenders; youthful/juveni... Read More
    PDF
    64 pages
    2010
    Document 024393
    TPC Case Management Handbook: An Integrated Case Management Approach
    By Burke, Peggy; Herman, Paul; Stroker, Richard; Giguere, Rachelle. National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC).
    “This handbook is designed for teams of correctional and noncorrectional staff at the policy, management, and line staff levels who have been charged with implementing improvements in supervision and case management that support an overall strategy to reduce recidivism and enhance community safety through successful offender reentry” (p.1). Seven chapters are contained in this publication: an overview of the Integrated Case Management (ICM) approach; the critical challenges and strengths of the ... Read More
    PDF
    143 p.
    2010
    Document 025241
    Context and Impact of Organizational Changes in State Corrections Agencies: A Study of Local Discourses and Practices in Kansas and Michigan
    By Rengifo, Andres F.; Stemen, Don. National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC).
    The impact of external and internal forces on “corrections policy innovation in which measures to control prison populations and enhance service delivery were implemented despite challenging institutional and social environments” is examined (p. 2). This is good reading for those agencies looking to implement their own strategies for correctional system reform. This report contains these sections: introduction; the context and dynamics of corrections reform—expanding capacity (1980 to early 1990... Read More
    PDF
    65 pages
    2010
    Document 024394
    Putting the Pieces Together: Practical Strategies for Implementing Evidence-Based Practices
    By Clawson, Elyse; Guevara, Meghan. National Institute of Corrections. Community Corrections Division (Washington, DC). Crime and Justice Institute (CJI) (Boston, MA); National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC).
    Those new to the implementation of evidence-based practices (EBPs) will find this publication to be a great guide to the process. This manual is designed to be used “both as a checklist of key management concepts and as a reminder of important organizational issues that need to be addressed to achieve positive public safety outcomes in an evidence-based environment” (p. vii). There are six chapters contained in this publication: creating evidence-based community corrections systems; getting star... Read More
    PDF
    96 pages
    2010
    Document 024368
    Programs and Activities: Tools for Managing Inmate Behavior
    By Martin, Mark D.; Kaledas, Richard J.. National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC).
    “This manual not only will provide guidance to practitioners on improving inmate programs, but will also demonstrate that even with minimal resources, correctional professionals can plan, implement, and evaluate programs while realizing the benefits of improved inmate behavior” (p.vi). Four chapters are contained in this publication: the value of keeping jail inmates productively occupied; the administrator’s role in supporting inmate programs and activities; planning, implementing, and evaluati... Read More
    PDF
    116 p.
    2010
    Document 026149
    Curriculum: Addressing Sexual Abuse of Youth in Custody
    National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). NIC/WCL Project Addressing Prison Rape (Washington, DC); National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC); American University. Washington College of Law (Washington, DC).
    “Addressing Sexual Abuse of Youth in Custody is a 36 hour educational program that focuses on the complex issues of sexual abuse of youth in custody—both staff abuse of youth and youth abuse of other youth.” Participants will be able to: understand the Prison Rape Elimination Act of 2003 (PREA) and identify its relevance to juvenile justice; identify components of adolescent development, sexuality and facility culture and understand their impact on sexual abuse of youth in custody; understand a ... Read More
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    Document 025885
    The Effects of Solitary Confinement: Commentary on One Year Longitudinal Study of the Psychological Effects of Administrative Segregation
    By Smith, Peter Scharff. National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC).
    The author comments on research done by the Colorado Department of Corrections and the University of Colorado’s Department of Psychology concerning the effects of solitary confinement. Sections of this article include: the Colorado study; why available research was not used the authors of the Colorado study; available European studies on the effects of solitary confinement; social contact and contamination across groups; whether the study participants were harmed by solitary confinement prior to... Read More
    PDF
    11 pages
    2010
    Document 024662
    Employment and Female Offenders: An Update of the Empirical Research
    By Flower, Shawn M.. National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC).
    “The purpose of this bulletin is to explore the literature and summarize the empirical evidence related to the impact of employment on the criminal behavior of women” (p. 2). Sections comprising this publication are: female offender demographics; barriers to employment—overview, the role of the family and the community, time-management skills, and the role of agency; correctional education and vocational programs—education programs, vocational/technical programs, overall effectiveness of these p... Read More
    PDF
    24 pages
    2010
    Document 024797
    Crisis Intervention Teams: A Frontline Response to Mental Illness in Corrections [Lesson Plans and Participant's Manual]
    National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC).
    The tools, strategies, and techniques that will allow corrections staff, mental health service providers, and advocates to work together to develop and implement a crisis intervention team (CIT) are presented. CITs help reduce crisis situations, improve safety, and promote better outcomes for persons with mental illness. Participants will learn: about the core elements of a locally developed and owned CIT for managing mental illness in prisons, jails, and community corrections; how to develop c... Read More
    ZIP
    approximately 300 pages
    2010
    Document 024397
    Evidence-Based Practice Skills Assessment for Criminal Justice Organizations, Version 1.0
    By Ameen, Christine A.; Loeffler-Cobia, Jennifer. National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC); Crime and Justice Institute (CJI) (Boston, MA).
    “The Evidence-based Practice Skills Assessment (EBPSA) is a self-report measurement tool designed to gauge the extent to which correctional staff demonstrate the skills necessary to successfully implement Evidence-based Practices (EBP)” (p. 5). The EBPSA guide summarizes how using the EBPSA can enhance an organization’s ability to become a more effective evidence-based organization. A brief overview describes the development of the EBPSA. Additional sections address reliability analysis, scoring... Read More
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    56 pages
    2010
    Document 023905
    Fifty State Survey of Adult Sex Offender Registration Requirements
    National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). NIC/WCL Project on Addressing Prison Rape (Washington, DC); American University. Washington School of Law (Washington, DC); National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC).
    State requirements for the registration of adult sex offenders are compiled and presented. Responses (if given) are reported for: registrable offenses; whether those individuals convicted of staff sexual misconduct need to register; information maintained in sex offender registry; community notification and website; limitations on residency or employment; and duration of registration.... Read More
    PDF
    282 p.
    2010
    Document 022668
    Jail Planning and Expansion: Local Officials and Their Roles, Second Edition
    By Robertson, James R.. National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC).
    This publication should be the first that elected officials and other policymakers turn to when developing jail facilities--either a new jail or expansion of an existing jail. All the participants’ roles, decisions they make, and the documents resulting from the process are covered. Sections of this manual explain: what the facility development process is; who the participants in the decision are; what types of decisions must be made; how much time and money are spent on each phase; and the nine... Read More
    PDF
    62 p.
    2010
    Document 024369
    Transition from Jail to Community Online Learning Toolkit
    National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC); Urban Institute (Washington, DC).
    This online learning resource is an essential ingredient in the development of programs designed to help offenders reenter the community upon their release from jail. This program contains the following nine modules: getting started; leadership, vision, and organizational culture; collaborative structure and joint ownership; data-driven understanding of local reentry; targeted intervention strategies; screening and assessment; transition plan development; targeted transition interventions; and s... Read More
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    2 p.
    2010
    Document 027076
    Curriculum: Investigating Allegations of Staff Sexual Misconduct with Offenders: Facilitator’s Guide [Lesson Plans]
    National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). NIC/WCL Project on Addressing Prison Rape (Washington, DC); National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC); American University. Washington College of Law (Washington, DC).
    “Investigating Allegations of Staff Sexual Misconduct with Offenders is a 36-hour educational program that addresses the complex issues in investigations of staff on offender sexual abuse in correctional settings … The objectives of the training are to ensure that participants are able to: 1. Review the Prison Rape Elimination Act of 2003 (PREA) and identify its impact on investigations of staff sexual misconduct with persons under correctional supervision; 2. Understand a comprehensive approach... Read More
    PDF
    199 pages
    2009
    Document 024005
    Facility Development Process
    By Liebert, Dennis; Elias, Gail; Robertson, James. National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC).
    A facility development process plan is provided. Process phases are noted along the top of this flowchart: project recognition, needs assessment, go—no go, design, bidding, go—no go, construction, occupancy, and post occupancy. Elements occupying different places in the phases are listed on the side—tasks and then process tracks of non facility alternatives, transition, site, capital and operational funding, project delivery method, outcomes, professional services acquisition, and building suppo... Read More
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    2009
    Document 023949
    State Laws Prohibiting Sexual Abuse of Individuals in Custody Checklist
    NIC/WCL Project on Addressing Prison Rape (Washington, DC); National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC); Washington College of Law (Washington, DC).
    Information regarding state laws that prohibit sexual abuse of offenders is presented. Data provided (if available) includes: statutes; coverage of all forms of sexual misconduct; agency coverage related to secure confinement facilities, community corrections, juvenile, and private; personnel coverage related to correctional employees, volunteers, juvenile workers, and contractors; defenses; and penalties.... Read More
    PDF
    29 p.
    2009
    Document 023761
    Technical Assistance, Information, and Training for Adult Corrections: All Corrections Disciplines, Jails, Prisons, [and] Community Corrections [Service Plan: October 1, 2009 - September 30, 2010]
    National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC).
    The National Institute of Correction's (NIC's) Service Plan for fiscal year 2010 contains opportunities available to those working in local, state, and federal corrections. Programming, information services, the NIC Learning Center, technical assistance, distance learning via satellite/Internet broadcasts, NIC training programs at the National Corrections Academy in Aurora (CO), NIC-paid training beyond Aurora (CO), and partnership programs are described.... Read More
    PDF
    112 p.
    2009
    Document 023904
    National Directory of Programs for Women with Criminal Justice Involvement
    National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC).
    Programs related to women involved with the criminal justice system are displayed by state. Information given (if provided) for each program listed are program description, agency information, program contact, related programs, who is helped, and additional information (i.e., stages of criminal justice, areas of service, keywords, program evaluation, and published curriculum availability.... Read More
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    2009
    Document 023697
    Sexual Violence in Women's Prisons and Jails: Results From Focus Group Interviews
    National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC); The Moss Group, Inc. (Washington, DC).
    Results from focus group interviews of correctional personnel from 2 women's facilities (one jail and one prison) are reported. Observations are presented according to the following areas: summary of findings; staff perspectives on sexual assault in women's correctional facilities; knowledge about sexual assault; inmate reports of sexual violence; role of previous violence and institutional behavior; characteristics of vulnerable and predatory female inmates; staff sexual misconduct -- conseque... Read More
    PDF
    20 p.
    2009
    Document 023900
    Fifty State Survey of Official Misconduct Statutes
    National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). NIC/WCL Project on Addressing Prison Rape (Washington, DC); American University. Washington School of Law (Washington, DC); National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC).
    Statutes regarding staff misconduct are compiled and reported. Each entry supplies the following information (if provided): statute; definitions; procedure; criminal penalty; and administrative penalty.... Read More
    PDF
    205 p.
    2009
    Document 023828
    Report to the Congress of the United States on the Activities of the Department of Justice in Relation to the Prison Rape Elimination Act (Public Law 108-79)
    National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC).
    Covering the calendar year 2007, this fifth annual report to Congress summarizes the activities of the Office of Justice Programs and the National Institute of Corrections to curtail prison rape. In addition to an introduction and background, this report reviews activities and accomplishments for the: Office of Justice Programs (OJP); National Institute of Justice (NIJ) -- legislative mandate and research awards and activities; Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) -- legislative mandate, expert pa... Read More
    PDF
    43 p.
    2009
    Document 024078
    Labor and Employment Law: Tools for Prevention, Investigation and Discipline of Staff Sexual Misconduct in Custodial Settings
    By Carle, Susan D.; Tuznik, Kathy; Brand, Aaron; Smith, Brenda V., ed.. National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). NIC/WCL Project on Addressing Prison Rape (Washington, DC); American University. Washington College of Law (Washington, DC); National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC).
    "In light of PREA [Prison Rape Elimination Act], as well as the development of a growing body of other law aimed at eliminating sexual abuse of persons in custody, the NIC/WCL Project has prepares this publication addressing human resources concerns related to preventing staff sexual misconduct in custodial settings” (p. 1). Sections comprising this report are: introduction; prevention—hiring, on-the-job prevention policies, specific policies in the public employment context, and implementing pr... Read More
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    2009
    Document 024107
    Implementing Evidence-Based Policy and Practice in Community Corrections: Second Edition
    By Guevara, Meghan; Solomon, Enver. National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC); Crime Justice Institute (Boston, MA).
    A “guide for [community corrections] agencies to transform themselves into evidence-based organizations” is provided (p.xv). Six chapters follow an executive summary: what evidence-based practice is; the integrated model; the principles of effective intervention; implementing evidence-based principles; leading organizational change and development; and collaboration for systemic change. The appendixes include: research support gradient; the search conference; and key concepts in organizational d... Read More
    PDF
    71 p.
    2009
    Document 024181
    Legal Responses to Sexual Violence in Custody: State Criminal Laws Prohibiting Staff Sexual Abuse of Individuals under Custodial Supervision
    By Smith, Brenda V.; Yarussi, Jaime M.. National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). NIC/WCL Project on Addressing Prison Rape (Washington, DC); American University. Washington College of Law (Washington, DC); National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC).
    This publication provides an overview of “criminal laws explicitly prohibiting staff sexual interactions with adults and youth under correctional supervision...and examines trends in their enactment and amendment” (p. 1). Eight chapters are contained: an introduction to staff sexual misconduct—definitions; state criminal laws coverage of agencies and personnel; state criminal laws—prohibited contact; state criminal laws—defenses to staff sexual misconduct; state criminal laws—criminal penalties;... Read More
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    2009
    Document 024121
    Locking Up H1N1
    National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC).
    This 3-hour program, originally broadcast December 9, 2009, and hosted by the National Institute of Corrections, will address the issue of correctional facility operations and H1N1 (swine flu). The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and criminal justice agencies have joined forces to provide some practical strategies for prevention and control. Participants of this satellite/Internet broadcast will be able to: define the current status of the H1N1 pandemic, including perspectives on i... Read More
    VIDEO
    3 computer disks; DVD-ROM (162 min) + 1 computer disk; CD-ROM
    2009
    Document 026012
    Fifty State Survey of Juvenile Sex Offender Registration Requirements
    National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). NIC/WCL Project on Addressing Prison Rape (Washington, DC); American University. Washington College of Law (Washington, DC); National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC).
    State requirements for the registration of juvenile sex offenders are compiled and presented. Responses (if given) are reported for: registrable offenses; information maintained in sex offender registry; statutory basis for juvenile sex offender registration; duration of registration; community notification and website; and limitations on residency or employment.... Read More
    PDF
    254 pages
    2009
    Document 026015
    State Criminal Laws Prohibiting Sexual Abuse of Individuals Under Community Corrections Supervision
    National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). NIC/WCL Project on Addressing Prison Rape (Washington, DC); American University. Washington College of Law (Washigton, DC); National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC).
    This map shows those states that do or do not have laws prohibiting the sexual abuse of individuals under community corrections supervision.... Read More
    PDF
    1 page
    2009
    Document 026016
    State Criminal Laws Prohibiting Sexual Abuse of Individuals in Custody
    National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). NIC/WCL Project on Addressing Prison Rape (Washington, DC); American University. Washington College of Law (Washigton, DC); National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC).
    This map shows those states that do or do not have laws prohibiting the sexual abuse of individuals in custody.... Read More
    PDF
    1 page
    2009
    Document 026017
    State Criminal Laws Prohibiting Sexual Abuse of Individuals in Lock-Ups
    National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). NIC/WCL Project on Addressing Prison Rape (Washington, DC); American University. Washington College of Law (Washigton, DC); National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC).
    This map shows those states that do or do not have laws prohibiting the sexual abuse of individuals in lock-ups.... Read More
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    1 page
    2009
    Document 026018
    State Criminal Laws Prohibiting Sexual Abuse of Individuals in Jails
    National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). NIC/WCL Project on Addressing Prison Rape (Washington, DC); American University. Washington College of Law (Washigton, DC); National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC).
    This map shows those states that do or do not have laws prohibiting the sexual abuse of individuals in jails.... Read More
    PDF
    1 page
    2009
    Document 026019
    State Criminal Laws Prohibiting Sexual Abuse of Individuals Under Correctional Supervision: Consent as a Defense
    National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). NIC/WCL Project on Addressing Prison Rape (Washington, DC); American University. Washington College of Law (Washigton, DC); National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC).
    This map shows those states that do or do not have laws addressing the issue of consent in a relationship between staff and inmates.... Read More
    PDF
    1 page
    2009
    Document 024019
    Innovative Reentry Strategies: The Emerging Role of Correctional Industries [Satellite/Internet Broadcast held October 7, 2009]
    National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC).
    This program focuses on presenting new reentry strategies and highlight specific programs around the country that reflect best practices. Imagine a reentry program that reduces recidivism, changes lives, and makes prisons and jails safer with little or no cost to taxpayers. Such a program has been around for decades. It is correctional industries, an effective model for preparing offenders for employment upon release. The elements of this strategy include skills certification, positive change, c... Read More
    VIDEO
    2 DVDs (157 min.) + 1 CD
    2008
    Document 025220
    A Model for Social Justice: Collaboration Between Faith-Based and Community Organizations and Corrections: Highlights
    National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC).
    Highlights are provided of advice given by individuals from correctional agencies and faith-based and community organizations on how to create successful partnerships. Sections of this presentation are: understanding each other—questions and concerns; making partnerships work; legal issues; and getting started.... Read More
    VIDEO
    1 video DVD (17 min.)
    2008
    Document 022906
    Comprehensive Framework for Paroling Authorities in an Era of Evidence-Based Practice
    By Campbell, Nancy M.. Campbell Consulting (Bainbridge Island, WA); National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC).
    A “framework that identifies the characteristics and competencies that paroling authorities must have to be effective in implementing evidence-based practices in the context of transition programs and services” is presented (p.8). These sections follow an executive summary: introduction; the impact of history on current reform efforts; the key elements of the parole process—the institutional, reentry, community, and discharge phases; the foundation of system effectiveness—evidence-based practice... Read More
    PDF
    103 p.
    2008
    Document 022669
    TPC Reentry Handbook: Implementing the NIC Transition from Prison to the Community Model
    By Burke, Peggy B.. National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). Center for Effective Public Policy (Silver Spring, MD); National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC).
    “The TPC Reentry Handbook has been developed as a resource for a broad range of stakeholders involved in improving transition and reentry practices” (p.3). Chapters comprising this manual are: transition and reentry—a key public policy issue; the Transition from Prison to the Community (TPC) model; why and how to take on the challenge of transition and reentry—lessons from the eight TPC states (Georgia, Indiana, Michigan, Missouri, New York, North Dakota, Oregon, and Rhode Island); implementi... Read More
    PDF
    266 p.
    2008
    Document 023063
    NIC Fiscal Year 2009 Service Plan: Technical Assistance, Information, and Training for Adult Corrections
    National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC).
    The National Institute of Correction's (NIC's) Service Plan for fiscal year 2009 contains opportunities available to those working in local, state, and federal corrections. Programming, information services, technical assistance, distance learning via satellite/Internet broadcasts, NIC Learning Center, NIC training programs in Aurora (CO), NIC-paid training beyond Aurora (CO), and partnership programs are described. An application for individuals, statement of interest to host partnership progra... Read More
    PDF
    121 p.
    2008
    Document 023331
    The Transition from Jail to Community (TJC) Initiative
    Urban Institute (Washington, DC); National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC).
    The Transition from Jail to Community (TJC) initiative is described. “The TJC initiative is designed to advance coordinated and collaborative relations between jails and local communities to address reentry, leading to enhanced public safety, reduced recidivism, and improved individual reintegration processes” (p.1). Sections of this document are: introduction; jail transition—challenges and opportunities; the TJC model; system-level elements—leadership, vision, and organizational culture, colla... Read More
    PDF
    8 p.
    2008
    Document 020646
    General Guidelines for Cooperative Agreements
    National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC).
    These Guidelines “are meant to serve as a guide to assist recipients of awards from the National Institute of Corrections (NIC) in fulfilling their responsibilities for the management of cooperative agreements” (p.iv). This publication includes the following sections: introduction; financial and performance reports; general cooperative agreement administration; allowability of costs; accounting systems and financial records; and “Guidelines for Preparing and Submitting Manuscripts for Publicatio... Read More
    PDF
    82 p.
    2008
    Document 022666
    Managing Risk in Jails
    By Martin, Mark D.; Reiss, Claire Lee. National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC).
    "This manual will help jails both to understand risk and its implication for jails and to develop a formal, effective risk management program that uses all of the jail's basic resources (i.e., human, financial, property, partners, and reputation" (p. v). Chapters following an introduction are: understanding risk and its implications for jails; jail risk management issues and strategies; developing a risk management program; and organizational investments for managing risk. Appendixes provide re... Read More
    PDF
    91 p.
    2008
    Document 022667
    Prison Staffing Analysis: A Training Manual with Staffing Considerations for Special Populations
    By Camp, Camille Graham; Hardyman, Patricia L.; May, Robert; Camp, Camp, George E.. National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC).
    This manual provides guidance that “will enable an agency staffing administrator to set up an agency staffing analysis unit and produce a staffing analysis report for an entire agency” (p.xi). Chapters contained in this publication are: introduction -- correctional staffing issues; securing staff deployment policy; two models for managing the security staffing function; agency staffing unit; basic tasks of a staffing analysis; orchestrating the staffing analysis; agency and facility characterist... Read More
    PDF
    232 p.
    2007
    Document 021749
    Building Culture Strategically: A Team Approach for Corrections
    National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC); Carol Flaherty-Zonis Associates (Scottsdale, AZ).
    “This guide, a product of the National institute of Corrections’ (NIC’s) Institutional Culture Initiative, presents a model designed to produce higher quality work, build collaboration and interdependence, create safer and more secure environments, and, ultimately, help correctional facilities move strategically toward more positive culture that will improve the quality of life for both staff and offenders" (p.iii). Chapters contained in this guide are:
    • What organizational culture is; ... Read More
    PDF
    ca. 270 p.
    2007
    Document 022444
    Investigating Sexual Assaults in Correctional Facilities
    National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC); The Moss Group, Inc. (Washington, DC).
    Problems with the investigation of sexual assaults (inmate on inmate sexual assault and staff sexual misconduct) in correctional facilities are discussed. Sections following an executive summary are: inmate-related issues in investigating sexual violence; staff barriers to investigations; investigating staff sexual misconduct; additional issues affecting investigations; outside factors; and conclusion.... Read More
    PDF
    20 p.
    2007
    Document 022473
    Breaking the Code of Silence: Correction Officers' Handbook on Identifying and Addressing Sexual Misconduct
    By Smith, Brenda V.; Yarussi, Jaime M.. National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). NIC/WCL Project on Addressing Prison Rape (Washington, DC); American University. Washington College of Law (Washington, DC); National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC).
    Critical issues related to staff sexual misconduct with offenders are discussed. Sections of this handbook are: introduction; the need to talk about this now; what staff sexual misconduct entails; consequences of staff sexual misconduct; how correctional environments enable sexual misconduct; victimization; communication, gender, and abuse histories; tools for defining and identifying inappropriate relationships with offenders; what happens when an allegation of staff sexual misconduct is made;... Read More
    PDF
    119 p.
    2007
    Document 022253
    Motivating Offenders to Change: A Guide for Probation and Parole
    By Walters, Scott T.; Clark, Michael D.; Gingerich, Ray; Meltzer, Melissa L.. National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC).
    This publication "provides probation and parole officers and other correctional professionals with both a solid grounding in the principles behind MI [motivational interviewing] and a practical guide for applying these principles in their everyday dealings with offenders" (p.2). Seven chapters are contained in this guide: how MI fits in with evidence-based practice; how and why people change; the motivational interviewing style; preparing for change; building motivation for change; navigating th... Read More
    PDF
    100 p.
    2007
    Document 021657
    Cognitive-Behavioral Treatment: A Review and Discussion for Corrections Professionals
    By Milkman, Harvey; Wanberg, Kenneth. National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC).
    Detailed information regarding the use and benefits of cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) in prisons and jails is provided. Chapters comprising this guide address: the increasing need for effective treatment services; what cognitive-behavioral therapy is; prominent CBT programs for offenders; measuring the effectiveness of rehabilitation programs; evaluating specific CBT curricula; and "real world" program applications.... Read More
    PDF
    78 p.
    2007
    Document 022262
    NIC Fiscal Year 2008 Service Plan: Technical Assistance, Information, and Training for Adult Corrections
    National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC).
    The National Institute of Correction's (NIC's) Service Plan for fiscal year 2008 contains opportunities available to those working in local, state, and federal corrections. Programming, information services, technical assistance, distance learning via satellite/Internet broadcasts, NIC Learning Center, and partnership programs are described. An application for individuals, statement of interest to host partnership programs, and an application for regional field coordinator (RFC) are included.... Read More
    PDF
    119 p.
    2007
    Document 022893
    Report to the Congress of the United States on the Activities of the Department of Justice in Relation to the Prison Rape Elimination Act (Public Law 108-79)
    National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC).
    Covering the calendar year 2006, this fourth annual report to Congress summarizes the activities of the Office of Justice Programs and the National Institute of Corrections to curtail prison rape. In addition to an introduction and background, this report reviews activities and accomplishments for the: Office of Justice Programs (OJP); National Institute of Justice (NIJ) -- legislative mandate, research awards and activities, and PREA research reports; Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) -- legis... Read More
    PDF
    45 p.
    2007
    Document 021925
    Sheriff's Guide to Effective Jail Operations
    By Martin, Mark D.; Katsampes, Paul. National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC).
    "This guide provides an overview of the sheriff's roles and responsibilities with regard to the jail along with basic information on critical aspects of jail operations and management" (p. v). This publication is comprised of the following seven chapters: role, purpose, and characteristics of the jail; sheriff's roles and responsibilities; providing effective leadership and support for the jail; liability and standards; jail physical plant; critical aspects of jail operations; and so much to le... Read More
    PDF
    54 p.
    2007
    Document 022133
    Increasing Collaboration Between Corrections and Mental Health Organizations: Kansas Case Study
    National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). Council of State Governments. Criminal Justice Mental Health Consensus Project (Lexington, KY); National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC).
    The COR-Pathways (Community Offender Resources Pathways) transition planning program, a collaboration between the Kansas Department of Corrections (DOC) and Department of Social and Rehabilitation Services (SRS), is described and evaluated. Sections contained in this case study are: introduction; summary of initiatives for re-entering offenders with mental illness; building collaboration (2001-2003); breaking new ground (2003-2005); evaluating program impact; looking ahead -- challenges; lookin... Read More
    PDF
    16 p.
    2007
    Document 022134
    Increasing Collaboration Between Corrections and Mental Health Organizations: Orange County Case Study
    National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). Council of State Governments. Criminal Justice Mental Health Consensus Project (Lexington, KY); National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC).
    The use of the Mental Health Pretrial Release Program (MHPTR) by the Orange County Jail, in order to identify those individuals with mental illness who can be safely supervised in the community prior to their trials, is discussed. Seven sections comprising this case study are: introduction; summary of initiatives; first steps -- 1999-2004; beyond the Central Receiving Center -- 2004-2006; assessing the impact of new initiatives; looking ahead -- challenges; and dimensions of collaboration. Succ... Read More
    PDF
    20 p.
    2007
    Document 022123
    Jail Inspection Basics: Supervisors Guide
    By Rosazza, Thomas A.. National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC).
    This guide prepares supervisors for conversations with new inspectors taking the "Jail Inspection Basics: An Introductory Self-Study Course for Jail Inspectors" self-guided course (NIC accession no. 022124). Questions and answer keys are provided along with discussion topics for each chapter.... Read More
    PDF
    78 p.
    2007
    Document 022124
    Jail Inspection Basics: An Introductory Self-Study Course for Jail Inspectors
    By Rosazza, Thomas A.. National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC).
    This self-paced, self-instruction course explains the role and responsibilities of a jail inspector. Questions are asked at the end of each chapter which lead to answers from and discussion with their supervisors. Supervisors use the publication "Jail Inspection Basics: Supervisors Guide" (NIC accession no. 022123). Chapters cover: legal issues; standards; the inspection process; facility design; communication; government structures and processes; and resources.... Read More
    PDF
    136 p.
    2006
    Document 013923
    Cost Effective In-Service Training Alternatives for Small Jails
    By Reid, Tom. National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). Minnesota Jail Resource Center (St. Paul, MN); National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC).
    "This Training Resource Package recommends several cost-effective methods of providing in-service training for existing staff (p.3)." Sections of this document include: theme--if it meets all the requirements of "Defendable Training," it is training; executive summary; introduction; needs; training delivery options--in-service field training, shift overlap training delivery sessions, experiential training, shift scenario reviews, staff independent studies programs, training presentations during ... Read More
    PDF
    16 p.
    2006
    Document 020475
    Correctional Leadership Competencies for the 21st Century: Manager and Supervisor Levels
    By Campbell, Nancy M.; Mactavish, Marie; Dobel, J. Patrick; Lucey, Barbara; Edington, Teddi; Yates, Cindi; Woodward, William. National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). Campbell Consulting (Bainbridge Island, WA); National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC).
    Characteristics that result in the best performance of correctional managers and supervisors are identified along with key skills, knowledge, and attributes of effective and successful leaders which are then linked to a set of specific behaviors. This manual includes an executive summary and the following chapters: managerial profiles; ethics and values; interpersonal relationships; oral and written communication; motivating others; developing direct reports; managing conflict; team building; c... Read More
    PDF
    316 p.
    2006
    Document 021619
    Trends from Focus Group Interviews
    National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC); The Moss Group, Inc. (Washington, DC).
    Findings from focus group interviews of correctional personnel are reported. Observations are presented according to the following topics: staff perspectives on sexual violence policy; changing attitudes; inmate culture; causes and conditions of sexual violence; indicators of assault; characteristics of potential inmate victims and predators; places of sexual assault; staff responding to sexual assault; staff and inmate training; women's facilities; jails; investigations; prosecution; community... Read More
    PDF
    24 p.
    2006
    Document 021455
    Prison Rape Elimination Act: Implications for Sheriffs: The Facts
    National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC); The Moss Group, Inc. (Washington, DC).
    This brochure explains the impact of the Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA) on jails. Topics discussed include: what PREA is; how PREA applies to jails; the purpose of PREA; what jails need to be doing; and answers to frequently asked questions.... Read More
    PDF
    8 p.
    2006
    Document 021512
    Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA): Considerations for Policy Review
    National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). The Moss Group, Inc. (Washington, DC); National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC).
    A policy review guide designed to assist in drafting PREA (Prison Rape Elimination Act) policies for review by the National Institute of Corrections is provided. Sections of this document are: purpose; questions to consider -- policy organization, definitions, zero tolerance, staff/offender duty to report, prevention, and investigations (e.g., general, selection and training of investigators, protocols, and aftermath); and list of resources.... Read More
    PDF
    14 p.
    2006
    Document 020873
    Responding to Women Offenders: The Department of Women's Justice Services in Cook County, Illinois
    By Berman, Judy. National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC).
    The development and implementation of the Cook County Sheriff's Department of Women's Justice Services (DWJS) is discussed. This bulletin is comprised of these sections: introduction; background; the decisionmaking process; decision point mapping example -- custody/release; creating the DWJS; gender-responsive innovations; meeting the healthcare needs of women offenders in Cook County; and challenges and accomplishments.... Read More
    PDF
    8 p.
    2006
    Document 021504
    Preventing Sexual Abuse of Children and Youth in Custody [Satellite/Internet Broadcast]
    National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC).
    Incidents of sexual abuse of juveniles in custody are reported at a rate 10 times higher than the rate in adult corrections. This 3-hour program, originally broadcast June 28, 2006, addresses this serious issue and introduces administrators, managers, advocates, and practitioners working with juvenile offenders to the requirements of the Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA) of 2003. At the end of this broadcast, participants will have a strong grasp of: requirements of the Prison Rape Elimination ... Read More
    VIDEO
    2 DVDs (162 min.)
    2006
    Document 021769
    50 State Survey of Sexual Offenses Against Children (Statutory Rape)
    National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). NIC/WCL Project on Addressing Prison Rape (Washington, DC); American University. Washington College of Law (Washington, DC); National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC).
    The responses from a survey about laws concerning the statutory rape of children are presented. Offense type, description, and penalty are noted.... Read More
    PDF
    160 p.
    2006
    Document 021768
    50 State Survey on Sex Offender Registry
    National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). NIC/WCL Project on Addressing Prison Rape (Washington, DC); American University. Washington College of Law (Washington, DC); National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC).
    Results from a survey on sex offenders registry are provided. Questions asked are:
    • Citation(s) of statutes(s);
    • Registrable offenses with citations;
    • And the state agency responsible for maintaining sex offender registry.
    ... Read More
    PDF
    33 p.
    2006
    Document 021767
    Policies Prohibiting Staff-Felon Relationships
    By Smith, Brenda V.; Simonian, Nairi M.. National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). NIC/WCL Project on Addressing Prison Rape (Washington, DC); American University. Washington College of Law (Washington, DC); National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC).
    Case law concerning the relationships of correctional officers and inmates in prison or in the community is discussed. Sections of this memorandum include: background; brief answer -- it is permissible to limit staff inmate relationships; case law in the Ninth Circuit; Freedom of Association case law in other jurisdictions; exceptions to the majority view; and conclusion with seven tips for developing a policy prohibiting staff-offender relations.... Read More
    PDF
    15 p.
    2006
    Document 021636
    Training Programs for Juvenile Corrections Professionals: Overview of FY2007 Training Programs [for] June 1, 2006 - May 31, 2007
    National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC); U.S. Dept. of Justice. Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (Washington, DC).
    Training programs, satellite/Internet broadcasts, and e-learning are described. Information regarding training programs, information services, technical assistance, the NIC On-Line, and application procedures is also provided, along with application forms.... Read More
    PDF
    30 p.
    2006
    Document 021799
    FutureForce: A Guide to Building the 21st Century Community Corrections Workforce
    By Stinchcomb, Jeanne B.; McCampbell, Susan W.; Layman, Elizabeth P.. Center for Innovative Public Policies, Inc. (Naples, FL); National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC).
    This guide "explores current and future workforce challenges facing community corrections" (p. xiii). Chapters contained in this guide are: rationale -- why now?; organizational culture -- moving from a "workplace" to a place where people want to work; recruitment -- looking in the right places for the right people; retention -- keeping the right people in the right places; and strategies for success -- getting started.... Read More
    PDF
    176 p.
    2006
    Document 021123
    Keeping Our Kids Safe: The Prison Rape Elimination Act and Juvenile Justice: A Guide for Juvenile Justice Administrators
    The Moss Group, Inc. (Washington, DC); National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC).
    This program provides an introduction to the Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA) for those individuals who work with youth in the juvenile justice system. The video covers locations of assault, consequences, approaches, statistics, prevention and reduction, youth issues, prosecution, outcomes, and action points. The companion CD includes: letter from the Director of the National Institute of Corrections (NIC); facilitator’s guide for “Keeping Our Kids Safe”; “Keeping Our Kids Safe” video; and ... Read More
    VIDEO
    1 DVD (23 min.) + 1 CD
    2006
    Document 022675
    Report to the Congress of the United States on the Activities of the Department of Justice in Relation to the Prison Rape Elimination Act (Public Law 108-79)
    National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC).
    Covering the calendar year 2005, this third annual report to Congress summarizes the activities of the Office of Justice Programs (i.e., the National Institute of Justice, the Bureau of Justice Statistics, and the Bureau of Justice Assistance) and the National Institute of Corrections to curtail prison rape. In addition to an introduction and background, this report reviews activities and accomplishments for the: Office of Justice Programs (OJP); National Institute of Justice (NIJ) -- legislativ... Read More
    PDF
    42 p.
    2006
    Document 022970
    Report to the Congress of the United States on the Activities of the Department of Justice in Relation to the Prison Rape Elimination Act (Public Law 108-79)
    National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC).
    Covering the period from October to December 2004, this second report to Congress summarizes the activities of the Office of Justice Programs (i.e., the National Institute of Justice, the Bureau of Justice Statistics, and the Bureau of Justice Assistance) and the National Institute of Corrections to curtail prison rape. In addition to an introduction and background, this report reviews activities and accomplishments for the: Office of Justice Programs (OJP); National Institute of Justice (NIJ) -... Read More
    PDF
    38 p.
    2006
    Document 023543
    An End to Silence: Addressing Prison Rape
    NIC/WCL Project on Addressing Prison Rape (Washington, DC); American University. Washington College of Law (WCL) (Washington, DC); National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC).
    Information regarding the prevention of prison rape, be it offender on offender rape or staff sexual misconduct with offenders, is available at this website. Points of entry are: the Prison Rape Elimination Act of 2003 (PREA); legal responses to prison rape; for correctional employees; for offenders; working with youth in custody; training; policies and procedures; resources (i.e., government reports, publications for legal and correctional professionals, advocacy group reports, law reviews and... Read More
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    1 p.
    2005
    Document 021569
    Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA) Summary of Responses from Juvenile Focus Group on Staff Sexual Misconduct and Youth on Youth Sexual Assault
    National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). The Moss Group, Inc. (Washington, DC); National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC).
    Responses to thirteen questions regarding curriculum related to staff sexual misconduct with youth and youth on youth sexual assault are provided. "The objectives of the focus groups included: (1) to gather data that will inform NIC [National Institute of Corrections] in how to best develop a juvenile oriented curriculum on staff sexual misconduct; (2) to gather data that will guide NIC in identifying the major staff sexual misconduct related issues in juvenile corrections, including what stakeh... Read More
    PDF
    24 p.
    2005
    Document 021374
    Improving the Response to Offenders with Mental Illness Through Mental Health and Criminal Justice Collaboration
    National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC).
    Proceedings from hearings regarding mentally ill offenders are provided. Contents of this publication include: executive summary; outline of proceedings; opening remarks and introduction; hearing panel -- setting the context -- the increasing number of people with mental illness under corrections supervision -- origins of the problem and key strategies for addressing it; hearing panel -- case studies of state and local mental health and corrections collaboration; summary of day's proceedings; D... Read More
    PDF
    183 p.
    2005
    Document 020418
    A Summary of Research, Practice, and Guiding Principles for Women Offenders. The Gender-Responsive Strategies Project: Approach and Findings
    By Bloom, Barbara; Owen, Barbara; Covington, Stephanie. National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC).
    Reviews information on gender-specific policies, programs, and services in corrections. Topics covered by this bulletin include: the Gender-Responsive Strategies Project -- approach and findings; defining gender responsiveness; national profile of women offenders; the foundation for the principles a new vision -- six guiding principles for a gender-responsive criminal justice system; general strategies for implementing guiding principles; gender-responsive policy elements; and conclusion -- add... Read More
    PDF
    12 p.
    2005
    Document 020508
    Summary Report: Regional Workshops
    National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC); The Moss Group, Inc. (Washington, DC).
    Feedback from four executive level regional workshops regarding the Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA) is reported. Extended responses from groups of executive-level administrators and policy makers representing community corrections, prisons, jails, and juvenile justice follow an executive summary. Comments are organized according to the four roundtable groups mentioned above on following themes: critical issues currently faced in the successful implementation of PREA; barriers and obstacles w... Read More
    PDF
    27 p.
    2005
    Document 020417
    The Gender-Responsive Strategies Project: Jail Applications
    By McCampbell, Susan W.. National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC).
    Current research about women offenders and strategies for evaluating current operating procedures related to women offenders are covered. Sections of this bulletin include: introduction; women in jail -- their numbers and characteristics; the Gender-Responsive Strategies project -- approach and findings; six gender-responsive guiding principles -- implications for jail administrators; jail classification and gender-responsive strategies for implementation in a jail setting; challenges and how t... Read More
    PDF
    27 p.
    2005
    Document 020439
    NIC Fiscal Year 2006 Service Plan: Technical Assistance, Information, and Training for Adult Corrections
    National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC).
    The National Institute of Corrections (NIC) Service Plan for fiscal year 2006 describes opportunities available to those working in local, state, and federal corrections. The fiscal year extends from October 1, 2005 to September 30, 2006. Programming, international assistance, information services, technical assistance, distance learning via satellite/Internet broadcasts, NIC Learning Center, and partnership programs are described. Application forms are included for individuals attending NIC pro... Read More
    PDF
    166 p.
    2005
    Document 020474
    Correctional Leadership Competencies for the 21st Century: Executive and Senior Levels
    By Campbell, Nancy M.;Mactavish, Marie;Dobel, Patrick;Katsampes, Paul;Yates, Cindi. National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). Campbell Consulting (Bainbridge Island, WA);National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC).
    Characteristics that result in the best performance of executive and senior level leaders are identified along with the key skills, knowledge, and attributes of effective and successful leaders which are then linked to a set of specific behaviors. Following an executive summary, this manual provides an exploration of: managerial profiles; self awareness; ethics and values; vision and mission; strategic thinking; managing the external environment; power and influence; strategic planning and perf... Read More
    PDF
    226 p.
    2005
    Document 020618
    Community Corrections Workforce Project Annotated Bibliography
    By Stinchcomb, Jeanne B.. National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC).
    This bibliography describes 71 items that address workforce development problems faced by community corrections, probation, and parole agencies. Some of the topics discussed are: the changing workforce; the changing roles of staff; caseload management demands; and recruiting, hiring, training, developing, and retaining staff.... Read More
    PDF
    20 p.
    2005
    Document 020293
    A Guide to Preparing for and Responding to Prison Emergencies: Self-Audit Checklists, National Survey Results, Resource Materials, [and] Case Studies
    By Schwartz, Jeffrey A.; Barry, Cynthia. National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). LETRA, Inc. (Campbell, CA); National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC).
    Information regarding prison emergency preparedness is presented. This guide is comprised of the following sections: introduction; conducting an audit; self-audit checklists--emergency preparedness, natural disaster/HAZMAT/fire, and counterterrorism; Report on the National Survey of Emergency Readiness in Prisons; resource materials--leadership issues during crises, prevention of prison emergencies, emergency teams, and prisons and counterterrorism; and case studies.... Read More
    PDF
    323 p.
    2005
    Document 020823
    Third Status Report to the Attorney General on Body Armor Safety Initiative Testing and Activities
    National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC).
    Findings from a ballistic and mechanical properties test of 103 used Zylon-containing body armor are presented. This report contains the following sections: executive summary; supplemental results from Phase I testing; Phase II testing results; results of Phase I and II ballistic testing; applied research; compliance testing process review and modifications; summary; complete results of Phase I (Worst Case) P-BFS test; Phase I (Worst Case) ballistic limit and tensile strength test res... Read More
    WEB
    43 p.
    2005
    Document 020823
    Third Status Report to the Attorney General on Body Armor Safety Initiative Testing and Activities
    National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC).
    Findings from a ballistic and mechanical properties test of 103 used Zylon-containing body armor are presented. This report contains the following sections: executive summary; supplemental results from Phase I testing; Phase II testing results; results of Phase I and II ballistic testing; applied research; compliance testing process review and modifications; summary; complete results of Phase I (Worst Case) P-BFS test; Phase I (Worst Case) ballistic limit and tensile strength test results; re... Read More
    PDF
    43 p.
    2005
    Document 020419
    Supervision of Women Defendants and Offenders in the Community
    By Sydney, Linda. National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC).
    The use of gender-responsive strategies with women involved in the community corrections system is explained. Sections comprising this report are: what community corrections is; what gender-responsiveness for women offenders in community corrections is; definition of gender-responsiveness for women in the criminal justice system; summary of gender-responsive research; characteristics of women offenders in the criminal justice system (e.g., types of offenses, substance abuse, health, children an... Read More
    PDF
    24 p.
    2005
    Document 020853
    Using Jail Exit Surveys to Improve Community Responses to Women Offenders
    By Ney, Becki; Martin, Teri K.. National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC).
    The "use of jail exit surveys as an effective data collection tool for creating [a] picture of the characteristics of women in contact with the local jail" is described (p. 1). Sections of this bulletin are: introduction; how one jurisdiction used data to inform responses to women offenders; reasons for conducting a jail exit survey; what a jail exit survey entails; tips for getting started; designing a jail exit survey; understanding jail exit survey information; comprehensive listing of major... Read More
    PDF
    19 p.
    2005
    Document 020872
    Systemic Criminal Justice Planning: Improving Responses to Women Offenders in Hamilton County, Ohio
    By Berman, Judy. National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC).
    The use of systemic criminal justice planning by Hamilton County (OH) to improve services and programming for women offenders is reviewed. This bulletin is comprised of the following sections: introduction; the systemic planning process; members of the Intermediate Sanctions for Women Offenders Policy Team; steps in the collaborative systemic planning process (chart); how decision mapping works; sample findings and results; the Alternative Interventions for Women (AIW) Treatment Program; and le... Read More
    PDF
    15 p.
    2005
    Document 020159
    Resource Manual for Transition to a New Jail
    By Elias, Gail; Milosovich, John. National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). Voorhis Associates (Lafayette, CO); National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC).
    "[T]his resource document will assist agencies starting the process of planning for a successful transition to a new detention facility" (p. iii). Nine chapters comprise this manual: introduction; transitional management; construction; staff/human resources; document development; training and orientation; furniture, fixtures, equipment, and supplies; move logistics; and transition themes of managing change and community relations.... Read More
    PDF
    210 p.
    2005
    Document 020398
    Parole Violations Revisited: A Site to Help Strengthen Parole Practices for Public Safety and Successful Transition to the Community
    National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). Center for Effective Public Policy (Silver Spring, MD); National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC).
    Guidance for developing policy-driven and effective responses to technical parole violations can be found at this website. Points of entry include: myths and facts about parole; why violations and revocations are important; what we need to know -- lessons learned; targets of change and innovative solutions; innovations in four states; assessing your readiness for change; mobilizing for change; six steps to change; and tools for change. This website is an electronic version of the publication "P... Read More
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    2 p.
    2005
    Document 020200
    Serving Children and Families of Adult Offenders: A Directory of Programs
    By Mustin, James W; D'Arville, Donna; Schmalz-Riedt, Yvette. National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC).
    Identifies programs in the U.S. and Canada that offer services specifically for children and families of adult offenders. Each entry provides the following information: telephone, address, e-mail, website, contact person(s), area served, year established, publications, and a brief description of the program and its services.... Read More
    PDF
    71 p.
    2004
    Document 018735
    Correctional Health Care: Addressing the Needs of Elderly, Chronically Ill, and Terminally Ill Inmates
    By Anno, B. Jaye; Graham, Camelia; Lawrence, James E.; Shansky, Ronald. National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). Criminal Justice Institute (Middletown, CT); National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC).
    An exploratory report regarding the management of aging and infirm inmates is presented. Six chapters follow an executive summary:
    • Introduction;
    • What we know about elderly, chronically ill, and terminally ill inmates;
    • Effective evaluation for identifying the special needs of inmates;
    • Program, housing, and treatment considerations;
    • Ethical and policy considerations for the care of elderly and infirm inmates;
    • And conclusion.
    Appendixes include: Criminal Ju... Read More
    PDF
    148 p.
    2004
    Document 019033
    Prisoner Intake Systems: Assessing Needs and Classifying Prisoners
    By Hardyman, Patricia L.; Austin, James; Peyton, Johnette. National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). George Washington University. Institute on Crime, Justice, and Corrections (Washington, DC); National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC).
    Tasks, assessments, and technology used in prisoner intake systems are examined. Following an executive summary, this report has seven chapters: introduction; national overview of facility characteristics, facility functions, intake components and personnel responsibilities, and obstacles to intake assessments; four chapters review select agency's corrections population, intake facilities, intake process, processing time and flexibility, classification, and needs assessment -- one chapter per De... Read More
    PDF
    80 p.
    2004
    Document 019468
    Classification of High-Risk and Special Management Prisoners: A National Assessment of Current Practices
    By Austin, James; McGinnis, Kenneth. National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC); Security Response Technologies, Inc. (Middleton, MA); George Washington University. Institute on Crime, Justice and Corrections (Washington, DC).
    Results from a survey "designed to obtain information on the procedures used to classify high-risk inmates, particularly those in protective custody or administrative segregation, and inmates with mental illness or medical problems" are presented (p. xvi). Six chapters follow an executive summary:
    • Introduction;
    • Overview of risk assessment;
    • Risk assessment systems and instruments;
    • Findings of the National Survey of the Management of High-Risk Inmates;
    • Identificati... Read More
    PDF
    87 p.
    2004
    Document 019687
    Enhancing Prison Classification Systems: The Emerging Role of Management Information Systems
    By Brennan, Tim; Wells, David; Alexander, Jack. National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). Northpointe Institute for Public Management (Traverse City, MI); National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC).
    The effects of information technology (IT) and computation developments on prison classification productivity are examined (p. vi). Ten chapters follow an executive summary: current status of MIS (management information system) support for prison classification brief review; MIS software, IT and classification productivity; offender classification roles and data requirements; automated prison classification system features and functions; software design principles and the user interface; evaluat... Read More
    PDF
    254 p.
    2004
    Document 019713
    Training Programs for Juvenile Corrections Professionals, June 1, 2004 - May 31, 2005
    National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC); Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (Washington, DC).
    Describes the training programs and technical assistance available from the National Institute of Corrections (NIC) Academy Division through an interagency partnership with the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP). Includes application instructions and forms. ... Read More
    PDF
    2004
    Document 019833
    Parole Violations Revisited: A Handbook on Strengthening Parole Practices for Public Safety and Successful Transition to the Community
    By Burke, Peggy B.. National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC); Center for Effective Public Policy (Silver Spring, MD).
    Presents steps that jurisdictions can take to assess their current parole violation and revocation policy and practice, identify targets of change, and mobilize for change. Chapters address myths and facts about parole; NIC's Technical Assistance Project on Parole Violations and Revocations and lessons from NIC's work; targets of change and innovative solutions; how four states refined violation policy and practice to strengthen parole; deciding whether to explore strengthening an agency's paro... Read More
    PDF
    116 p.
    2004
    Document 020035
    Interpersonal Communications in the Correctional Setting: IPC
    National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC); National Juvenile Detention Association (Richard, KY).
    This basic communication skills training program, developed by Robert R. Carkhuff, has been used by correctional agencies for more than thirty-five years to train officers and counselors. Sessions contained in this course are: introduction to the IPC (interpersonal communication) model; the basics -- sizing up the situation; positioning; posturing; observing; listening; summary of the basics; the add-ons -- communicating to inmates; responding to inmates -- identifying content; responding to inm... Read More
    PDF
    2 computer disks; 1 DVD-ROM (100 min.) + 1 CD-ROM
    2004
    Document 020095
    Tools of the Trade: A Guide to Incorporating Science Into Practice
    By Taxman, Faye S., et al.. National Institute of Corrections; MD Division of Parole and Probation; MD Governor's Office of Crime Control and Prevention; University of Maryland. National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC); Maryland Dept. of Public Safety and Correctional Services.
    The application of evidence-based research findings to the practice of offender supervision is explained. Sections of this manual include: introduction -- supervision as a behavioral management process to reduce recidivism; behavior and change; assessment and planning; communication tools; information tools; incentives to shape offender behavior; service tools; offender types; and guiding principles.... Read More
    PDF
    91 p.
    2004
    Document 019835
    Supermax Prisons and the Constitution: Liability Concerns in the Extended Control Unit
    By Collins, William C.. National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC).
    A monograph "intended to help prisons operate ultra-high-security facilities in a way that minimizes liability in litigation" is presented (p. v). Section contained in this manual include: executive summary; introduction; supermax and case law background; mental health; medical services; other conditions of confinement; use of force; the 14th Amendment due process and placement; access to the courts; the First Amendment religion, speech, and the press; and closing thoughts.... Read More
    PDF
    86 p.
    2004
    Document 020229
    Annual Report to Congress: National Institute of Corrections: Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA) Public Law 108-79
    National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC).
    Presents a report that "fulfills the requirement in section 5(b) of the Prison Rape Elimination Act of 2003 (PREA) for the National Institute of Corrections (NIC) to submit an annual report to Congress and to the Secretary of Health and Human Services, summarizing the activities of the Department of Justice regarding prison rape abatement for the preceding year" (p. 3). This report is divided into two parts: introduction; and activities and accomplishments by five U.S. Department of Justice age... Read More
    PDF
    34 p.
    2004
    Document 018604
    Effective Prison Mental Health Services: Guidelines to Expand and Improve Treatment
    By Hills, Holly; Siegfried, Christine; Ickowitz, Alan. National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). National Mental Health Association (Alexandria, VA); National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC).
    "[H]istorical , legal, and ethical issues relevant to dealing with mental illness in the field of corrections" are discussed (p. iii). Chapters include: introduction; screening and assessment; mental health and substance abuse treatment; use of seclusion, segregation, and restraints; suicide prevention; treating women offenders; psychopharmacological intervention for psychiatric disorders; transitional services; treatment of special populations (e.g., persons with mental retardation or developme... Read More
    PDF
    91 p.
    2004
    Document 019847
    Prison Classification Series
    National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC); National Institute of Corrections. Prisons Division (Washington, DC).
    This is a collection of material about prison classification. Use the link on the right to download the following titles:
    • Classification of High-Risk and Special Management Prisoners: A National Assessment of Current Practices
    • Classification of Women Offenders: A National Assessment of Current Practices
    • Developing Gender-Specific Classification for Women Offenders
    • Enhancing Prison Classification Systems: The Emerging Role of Management Information Systems
    • Internal Prison Class... Read More
    ZIP
    Multiple Volumes
    2003
    Document 018017
    Gender-Responsive Strategies: Research, Practice, and Guiding Principles for Women Offenders
    By Bloom, Barbara; Owen, Barbara; Covington, Stephanie. National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC).
    Guidance for those individuals "seeking to more effectively respond to the behavior and circumstances of the female offender" is offered (p. iv). An executive summary and the following four chapters comprise this manual: characteristics of women in the criminal justice system -- a descriptive summary; women offenders and criminal justice practice; the context of women's lives -- a multidisciplinary review of research and theory; and a new vision -- guiding principles for a gender-responsive cri... Read More
    PDF
    142 p.
    2003
    Document 018443
    Jail Design Review Handbook
    By Goldman, Mark. National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC).
    A tool for reviewing conceptual options and schematic designs for new or renovated jails is presented. Five chapters make up this handbook: introduction and overview; the jurisdiction's involvement throughout the planning and design process; how to read architects' drawings; checklists; and conclusion and next steps. ... Read More
    PDF
    123 p.
    2003
    Document 018895
    Children of Prisoners: Children of Promise [Videoconference Held June 18, 2003]
    National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC).
    This videoconference identifies the problems and greatest needs of incarcerated parents and caretakers with regard to their children. It specifically addresses:
    • Problems and issues that children of prisoners or former prisoners face that put the kids at risk;
    • Evidence-based and promising approaches to support these children and build on their strengths;
    • And the benefits of the criminal justice system becoming more family-friendly.... Read More
    VIDEO
    1 DVD (151 min.)
    2003
    Document 000936
    Classification in Probation and Parole: A Model Systems Approach - Supplemental Report: The Client Management Classification System
    National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC); Wisconsin Bureau of Community Corrections (Madison, WI).
    ... Read More
    PDF
    2003
    Document 018812
    Effective Management of Female Inmates: Applying the Research on Gender Responsive Correctional Strategies to Local Jails
    By Bloom, Barbara; Owen, Barbara; Covington, Stephanie. American Jail Association (Hagerstown, MD); National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC).
    Research, practice, and guiding principles related to gender-responsive strategies and utilized in jail settings are exchanged. The six guiding principles are: acknowledge that gender makes a difference; create an environment based on safety, respect, and dignity; develop policies, practices, and programs that are relational and promote healthy connections to children, family, significant others, and the community; address the issues of substance abuse, trauma, and mental health through compreh... Read More
    PDF
    19 p.
    2003
    Document 011356
    New Approaches to Staff Safety
    By Thornton, Robert L.; Schweer, Ronald G.; Barton, Joe S.. National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC).
    Key staff safety training issues for community corrections agencies are discussed. This manual addresses:
    • Use-of-force continuum;
    • Crisis prevention;
    • Self defense and physical fitness;
    • Oleoresin capsicum;
    • Body protection;
    • Safety in the office;
    • Protection from disasters;
    • Arrest, search, and seizure;
    • Field work;
    • Canine considerations;
    • Scenario training;
    • And critical incidents.
    Appendixes include: a model protocol for criti... Read More
    PDF
    130 p.
    2002
    Document 016720
    Preventing Jail Crowding: A Practical Guide
    By Cushman, Robert C.. National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC).
    An explanation on how to use the jail population analysis formula is offered. This paper looks at: the sources of jail crowding; the dynamics that create changes in jail occupancy levels; swings in jail occupancy levels; a jail population analysis system; reducing the inmate population in a crowded jail; policy choices; and the key to preventing crowding. ... Read More
    PDF
    12 p.
    2002
    Document 020462
    Transition from Prison Into Community: Project Briefing
    By Parent, Dale G.; Mitchell, Cranston. Abt Associates (Cambridge, MA); National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC).
    Copies of overheads used in a presentation about the National Institute of Corrections' (NIC) Transition from Prison into Community project are supplied. Topics discussed include: transition reform -- the solution to adequately protecting the public while dealing with the record number of released prisoners; the NIC model -- a new transition process, reform promotion, partnership creation, and information sharing; key agencies in transition reform; phases of the initiative; involve the stakehold... Read More
    PDF
    27 p.
    2002
    Document 018679
    Developing and Revising Detention Facility Policies and Procedures
    By Martin, Mark D.. National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC).
    This guide assists local detention administrators in developing and revising their policy and procedure manuals. Following an introduction, this manual addresses: the development and revision process; developing policies and procedures; preparing the manual; policy and procedure implementation; monitoring staff compliance; and maintaining the manual. Appendixes provide: a sample policy and procedure manual topic outline; a scenario planning worksheet; examples of policies and procedures from d... Read More
    PDF
    35 p.
    2002
    Document 017770
    National Institute of Corrections Drug-Free Prison Zone Project: Evaluation Component for Each of Eight State Sites: Final Report
    By Holsinger, Alexander M.. National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). University of Missouri-Kansas City. Dept. of Sociology/Criminal Justice and Criminology (Kansas City, MO); National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC).
    Results from projects implementing new strategies for drug interdiction within an institutional setting are presented. This compilation includes findings from final evaluation reports provided by Maryland, California, Kansas, New York, and Florida.... Read More
    PDF
    60 p.
    2002
    Document 017842
    Tribal Resource Guide
    National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC); U.S. Dept. of Justice. Corrections Program Office (Washington, DC).
    Program/Agency contact, program objectives, applicant eligibility, eligible beneficiaries, and types of assistance available from 15 federal agencies are provided. Appendixes contain information about: Indian Tribal entities (within the contiguous 48 states) recognized and eligible to receive services from the U.S. Bureau of Indian Affairs; recognized and eligible Native entities within Alaska; U.S. Department websites; criminal justice and substance abuse resources, information, and technical a... Read More
    PDF
    112 p.
    2002
    Document 017925
    Staff Sexual Misconduct with Inmates: Policy Development Guide for Sheriffs and Jail Administrators
    By McCampbell, Susan W.; Fischer, Larry S.. National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). Center for Innovative Public Policies (Tamarac, FL); National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC).
    Tools to assess an organization and implement strategies to prevent staff sexual misconduct in a jail setting are provided. The following sections comprise this document: introduction; using this guide; how to know if an agency needs a policy -- what staff sexual misconduct is, definitions, red flags, and writing policies and procedures; and agency triage -- administrative and management practices, security and supervision, investigations, and inmate programming.... Read More
    PDF
    41 p.
    2002
    Document 018310
    Collaborative Approach to Staff Recruitment and Retention
  • [Videoconference Held August 28, 2002]
  • National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC).
    This 3-hour NIC broadcast discusses strategies to recruit promising candidates for corrections jobs and how to retain experienced staff. Topics include: emphasizing corrections as a career rather than "just a job"; informing the public about the variety of careers available in corrections; how broad participation by agency staff helps foster successful recruitment and retention; how employers can support the connections between career, family, and community; and tools agencies are using for ... Read More
    VIDEO
    1 DVD (165 min.)
    2002
    Document 017209
    Jail Crowding: Understanding Jail Population Dynamics
    By Cunniff, Mark A.. National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC).
    Steps involved in developing an understanding of jail population dynamics and factors behind jail crowding are delineated. Sections of this report include: executive summary; how can factors behind jail crowding be identified?; key questions to ask in order to understand jail population dynamics; trends that are driving jail population growth; how to forecast future needs; benefits and elements of an effective analytic process; and elements of the analytic process. Appendixes include: "Preventin... Read More
    PDF
    49 p.
    2002
    Document 017372
    Jail Resource Issues: What Every Funding Authority Needs to Know
    By Bowker, Gary M.. National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC).
    Basic information about jail operations is provided to contribute to a better understanding of the funding authority's roles and responsibilities regarding the jail. This report contains the following chapters: the jail as a primary function of local government; the purpose of the jail and its role in the local criminal justice system; the jail population; jail litigation and standards; key elements of effective jail operations; and funding authority roles and responsibilities. ... Read More
    PDF
    34 p.
    2002
    Document 017381
    Internal Prison Classification Systems: Case Studies in Their Development and Implementation
    By Hardyman, Patricia L.. National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). George Washington University. Institute on Crime, Justice and Corrections (Washington, DC); National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC).
    The development, implementation, impact assessment, and refinement of objective internal classification systems are examined. In addition to an executive summary, this report contains three chapters: introduction; description of the states' internal classification initiatives (Connecticut, Colorado, Washington, Oregon, Florida, New Jersey, South Dakota, and Missouri); and common problems, issues, and solutions. Appendixes include: Checklist for the Analysis of Life History of Adult Offenders (CA... Read More
    PDF
    105 p.
    2002
    Document 017382
    Revalidating External Prison Classification Systems: The Experience of Ten States and Model for Classification Reform
    By Hardyman, Patricia L.; Austin, James; Tulloch, Owan C.. National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). George Washington University Institute on Crime, Justice and Corrections (Washington, DC); National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC).
    Work undertaken by the participating states is described, an outline of the fundamental tasks required for a revalidation effort is provided, and external classification trends and lessons learned from these classification reforms are summarized within this report (p. x). This report is comprised of the following sections: executive summary; introduction; NIC classification goals and objectives; description of the ten states' external classification initiatives (Virginia, Montana, Oregon, Oklaho... Read More
    PDF
    129 p.
    2002
    Document 017520
    Transition from Prison to Community Initiative
    By Barnett, Liz; Parent, Dale G.. Abt Associates (Cambridge, MA); National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC).
    An examination of the Transition from Prison to Community Initiative (TPCI) from the National Institute of Corrections (NIC) is presented. This report contains two parts -- the problem and the solution. Sections that comprise the second part of this document, an in-depth look at TPCI are: a new model for the transition process -- an overview of TPCI and a description of its seven elements; and the implementation of the transition model -- partnerships and how to overcome barriers. TPCI "will he... Read More
    PDF
    37 p.
    2002
    Document 017232
    Guidelines for Developing a Criminal Justice Coordinating Committee
    By Cushman, Robert C.. National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC).
    The development, implementation, and operation of a local criminal justice coordinating committee (CJCC) are described. In particular, this guide provides a look at how a CJCC can alleviate jail crowding and accomplish other system improvements. The following sections comprise this guide: executive summary; introduction; a framework for justice planning and coordination; coordinating mechanisms -- a developmental view; and guiding principles for CJCCs. Appendixes provide: a checklist for formi... Read More
    PDF
    50 pages
    2001
    Document 017521
    Correctional Health Care: Guidelines for the Management of an Adequate Delivery System
    By Anno, B. Jaye. National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). National Commission on Correctional Health Care (Chicago, IL); National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC).
    A comprehensive reference that provides guidance in the provision of health services to inmates is presented. This manual contains the following chapters: introduction; historical overview -- the movement to improve correctional health care; legal considerations in the delivery of health care services in prisons and jails; ethical considerations and the interface with custody; the organizational structure of correctional health services; staffing considerations; health care delivery system model... Read More
    PDF
    570 pages
    2001
    Document 016827
    Staffing Analysis Workbook for Jails
    By Liebert, Dennis R.; Miller, Rod. National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC).
    An integrated series of steps that result in a comprehensive and innovative staffing plan is presented. The staffing analysis process involves: jail profiling; net annual work hours calculation; development of a facility activity schedule; staff coverage plan development; completion of a staff summary; schedule development; evaluation, revision, and improvement of the plan; operational costs calculation; report preparation; and implementation of the plan and monitoring of the results. Appendixes... Read More
    PDF
    43 p.
    2001
    Document 016858
    Responding to Parole and Probation Violations: A Handbook to Guide Local Policy Development
    By Carter, Madeline M.. National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). Center for Effective Public Policy (Silver Spring, MD); National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC).
    This handbook discusses policy responses to probation and parole violations that enhance the effectiveness of supervision while also improving community safety. Chapters include:
    • Critical issues in violations -- an overview;
    • The importance of vision, mission, goals, and core values;
    • Collaboration -- a central ingredient for success;
    • Developing baseline information;
    • Supervision;
    • Developing tools to make the policy work;
    • Increasing available choices to violation response;<... Read More
    PDF
    101 pages
    2001
    Document 016975
    Alleviating Jail Crowding: A Systemic Approach [Videoconference Held April 18, 2001]
    National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC).
    Since jail crowding is often called the most pressing problem facing criminal justice systems in the U.S., this 3-hour videoconference aims to help jurisdictions develop effective strategies and techniques for managing jail population levels. Issues discussed include:
    • The systemic problem of crowding and the need for effective system-wide policy
    • Decision points in the system that help control crowding
    • Data collection and analysis
    • Long and short term strategies to reduce j... Read More
    VIDEO
    1 DVD (180 min.)
    2001
    Document 016993
    Options for Managing Difficult Inmates [Videoconference held on June 13, 2001]
    National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC).
    Difficult inmates, such as those who have gang affiliations, chronic behavioral problems or who are mentally or socially challenged, require more complex management interventions. This program presents a menu of options for managing difficult inmates, discusses barriers, and identifies resources. Segments of this presentation include:
    • Description of the "difficult" inmate
    • Criteria for placement and release to special housing
    • Program options that are working nationally
    • Ob... Read More
    VIDEO
    1 DVD (180 min.)
    2001
    Document 017072
    Female Offenders in the Community [Videoconference Held July 18, 2001]
    National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC).
    This video examines the needs, strengths, weaknesses, and risks associated with female offenders. Topics discussed include:
    • The unique and complex issues surrounding female offenders;
    • Barriers that female offenders encounter in the community;
    • Techniques and skills for effecting positive change;
    • Outside resources to assist in supervision;
    • And the challenges and rewards of working with female offenders.... Read More
    VIDEO
    1 DVD (162 min.)
    2001
    Document 017082
    Classification of Women Offenders: A National Assessment of Current Practices
    By Van Voorhis, Patricia; Presser, Lois. National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). University of Cincinnati. Division of Criminal Justice (Cincinnati, OH); National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC).
    Findings from a telephone assessment of state and federal practices for classifying women offenders are presented. In addition to an executive summary, this report has the following chapters:
    • Introduction;
    • Issues in classifying women offenders -- the literature;
    • Approach;
    • Findings;
    • And discussion.
    Most states still apply a male-based classification system to women.... Read More
    PDF
    34 p.
    2001
    Document 017166
    Competency Profile of Detention Facility Inspector
    National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC).
    The knowledge, skills, and traits needed by a detention facility inspector are assessed in this DACUM profile. Tasks are organized into the following duties; conduct facility inspections; provide technical assistance; perform administrative tasks; conduct investigations; oversee construction plan review process; provide training programs; and promote professional growth.... Read More
    PDF
    7 p.
    2001
    Document 016707
    National Institute of Corrections Prison Classification Peer Training and Strategy Session: What's Happening with Prison Classification Systems? September 6-7, 2000 Proceedings
    By Hardyman, Patricia L.; Adams-Fuller, Terri. National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC); George Washington University. Institute on Crime, Justice and Corrections (Washington, DC). National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC).
    Proceedings from this two-day national forum on classification and information system related problems are provided. Topics discussed include: linking all the pieces; external and internal classification; classification data for planning; linking DOC to local jails; prison internal classification systems; automated risk and needs; AICS - personality based model; managing high risk offenders; responding to litigation; winning classification systems -- Montana; responding to litigation -- Michigan... Read More
    PDF
    45 p.
    2000
    Document 015921
    Effective Supervision of Adult Sex Offenders in the Community [Videoconference held February 9, 2000]
    National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC); Center for Sex Offender Management (Silver Spring, MD). National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC).
    The goal of this videoconference is to enhance the ability of probation and parole agency staff (line officers, supervisors, and policymakers/administrators) to supervise sex offenders in the community more effectively. Topics addressed include:
    • Overview of sex offenders and their victims;
    • The victim-centered approach to sex offender supervision;
    • The role of collaboration in a comprehensive approach to supervision;
    • The containment approach to supervision;
    • Sex offender treatmen... Read More
    VIDEO
    1 DVD (180 min.)
    2000
    Document 016800
    Better Corrections Through Information [Videoconference Held March 15, 2000]
    National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC).
    This videoconference discusses issues regarding the collection, analysis, and use of information to assess an agency's programs, services, and operations and to serve as a base for policymaking. Some topics addressed include:
    • Selecting areas on which to collect information;
    • Assessing department and/or agency needs and developing appropriate responses;
    • Managing evaluation resources;
    • And developing and defending result-based budgeting.
    ... Read More
    VIDEO
    1 DVD (165 minutes)
    2000
    Document 016070
    Application and Use of Restraints in Custody: Reducing the Risk
  • [Videoconference Held April 19, 2000]
  • National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC).
    This presentation will increase the user's understanding of the risks associated with the use of restraints, tools to reduce risk, and the proper way to use restraints in custody. Issues discussed include:
    • Potential problems and concerns with the use of restraints;
    • Terminology, physiology, and medical risks associated with the application and use of restraints;
    • Planned and unplanned use of force;
    • The need for policy development, training, and monitoring;
    • Tools to reduce th... Read More
    VIDEO
    1 DVD (162 min.)
    2000
    Document 016419
    Sentencing Women Offenders: A Training Curriculum for Judges [Lesson Plans]
    By Cicero, June H.; DeCostanzo, Elaine T.. National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). National Association of Women Judges (Washington, DC); National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC).
    Intervention effectiveness can be improved by understanding how women respond to sanctions. This 6-hour course addressed sentencing practices in relation to female offenders through the following modules: why focus on women offenders?; the judicial response to the woman offender; who women offenders are; what works, what is in place, and what do programs in the represented jurisdictions offer?; sanctioning the woman offender; what do we have and what do we need?; and wrap-up session and evaluati... Read More
    ZIP
    92 p.
    2000
    Document 016538
    Training Services for Juvenile Corrections and Detention Practitioners
    National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC); U.S. Dept. of Justice. Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (Washington, DC).
    Training programs, videoconferences, distance learning, the Regionalization program, and technical assistance available from the National Institute of Corrections (NIC) Academy through an interagency agreement with the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) are described. In addition, general information, application procedures, and forms are provided. ... Read More
    PDF
    21 p.
    1999
    Document 014937
    Supermax Prisons: Overview and General Considerations
    By Riveland, Chase. National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC).
    The author discusses the history and definition of extended control facilities and addresses their operational and staffing issues as well as those of siting, construction and design. He concludes that the purpose of such facilities should not be to exact additional punishment or to function as a repository for bothersome, self-destructive, mentally ill inmates or those who need protection or have an infectious disease, but should be operated with the assumption that the inmate must be denied ac... Read More
    PDF
    35 p.
    1999
    Document 015017
    Assessment of Sex Offenders for Sentencing, Supervision and Treatment [Videoconference held February 10, 1999]
    National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC); Center for Sex Offender Management (Silver Spring, MD).
    Objectives of this three-hour videoconference include:
    • Articulating the purposes for assessment and evaluation of sex offenders and the issues and challenges inherent in each;
    • Understanding the limitations of traditional risk and needs assessment tools for sex offenders;
    • Identifying and defining the available approaches and instruments used to effectively assess and evaluate sex offenders;
    • Distinguishing between effective and ineffective risk assessment tools;
    • And identifying ... Read More
    VIDEO
    1 DVD (165 min.)
    1998
    Document 020495
    Victim Services Liaison Occupational Analysis Profile
    National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC); Eastern Kentucky University. Training Resource Center (Richmond, KY).
    A competency profile for a victim services liaison is presented. Elements comprising this competency are duties, tasks, traits, knowledge, skills, and training needs, presented in DACUM format. ... Read More
    PDF
    2 p.
    1998
    Document 014779
    Directory of Programs Serving Families of Adult Offenders
    By Mustin, James W., ed.; Halfacre, Stephanie, ed.. National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). Family and Corrections Network (Palmyra, VA); National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC).
    This revised edition updates the directory, dated October 1995 and lists programs in the United States and Canada.... Read More
    PDF
    38 p.
    1998
    Document 014806
    Psychopaths: Their Nature and Impact on Corrections [Videoconference held August 5, 1998]
    National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC).
    This three-hour interactive videoconference addresses both adult and juvenile psychopaths who are incarcerated or under community supervision. It covers the following topics: identification, diagnosis, and classification of psychopathic offenders and detainees; assessing their risk for violence (prediction studies); special considerations with psychopathic sex offenders; costs associated with managing these offenders and detainees; the implications for treatment, management, and release; Hendric... Read More
    VIDEO
    1 DVD (180 min.)
    1998
    Document 014260
    The Interstate Compact for Parole and Probation: Ad Hoc Committee Report and Recommendations to the NIC Advisory Board
    National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC).
    The Ad Hoc Committee determined that one primary issue must be addressed - a review of the governance of the Compact - before other issues can be resolved. It recommends a review of the structure of the Parole and Probation Compact Administrators Association (PPCAA), and suggests that it is too remote from sources of authority, influence, and financial resource investment. Other concerns are to improve communications between local agencies, standardize data collection and reporting, and expand i... Read More
    PDF
    7 p.
    1998
    Document 014373
    Objective Jail Classification Systems: A Guide for Jail Administrators
    By Austin, James. National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC).
    Objective jail classification (OJC) is a process of assessing every jail inmate's custody and program needs and is considered one of the most important management tools available to jail administrators and criminal justice system planners. An effective system of inmate classification will reduce escapes and escape attempts, suicides and suicide attempts, and inmate assaults. OJC systems use locally developed and validated instruments, one at intake and another after a period of confinement, that... Read More
    PDF
    72 p.
    1998
    Document 014596
    Staff Victimization
    National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC); U.S. Dept. of Justice. Office for Victims of Crime (Washington, DC).
    Objectives of this 2-hour broadcast held on March 25, 1998 are to create and improve staff victimization policies, procedures, and programs and to identify resources for developing staff victimization programs and prevention strategies. The panel discusses the following topics:
    • Recognizing and understanding staff victimization,
    • Core components of staff victimization,
    • Levels of victimization,
    • Creating and improving victimization programs, practices and strategies for victim servic... Read More
    VIDEO
    1 DVD (120 min.)
    1998
    Document 014613
    Gangs, Community and Corrections [Videoconference held June 10, 1998]
    National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC).
    This is a 2-hour forum on gang-related criminal activity in the community and within the correctional environment. Program objectives are to help viewers: identify gangs and deviant groups; create strategies for interagency collaboration; implement strategies for identification and management of gangs; and understand the impact of gangs on the community. The first half of the program focuses on problems related to gangs in the community. Points addressed include identifying gangs and deviant... Read More
    VIDEO
    1 DVD (125 min)
    1998
    Document 013120
    Interstate Compact for the Supervision of Parolees and Probationers: Advisory Group Report and Recommendations, Phase I
    National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC).
    The Advisory Group, meeting in June 1998,, agreed unanimously that the Interstate Compact for the Supervision of Parolees and Probationers should be amended in the interest of public protection. Key provisions would include the establishment of a nationwide governing commission charged with establishing the policy and practice of the ICS, as well as a mandatory funding mechanism to provide staffing and operation of centralized functions. Authority for rule making, rule enforcement, conflict reso... Read More
    PDF
    236 p.
    1997
    Document 012932
    Community Corrections Approaching the 21st Century
    By O'Leary, Vincent; Clear, Todd R.. National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC).
    This monograph, an update of a similar 1984 paper, describes the directions needed in corrections as we enter the 21st century. The focus is on community corrections, especially intermediate sanctions, electronic monitoring, and intensive supervision with drug testing. The authors define the principles of limited risk management and demonstrate how they may be arranged in correctional practice.... Read More
    PDF
    60 p.
    1997
    Document 013760
    Competency Profile of Community Corrections Professional III
    National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC); National Institute of Corrections Academy (Longmont, CO).
    This profile was developed during the "DACUM Facilitator Training" seminar, April 15-16, 1997, in Longmont, CO., for the Community Corrections Professional III.... Read More
    PDF
    5 p.
    1997
    Document 013761
    Competency Profile of Jail Primary Booking Officer
    National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC); National Institute of Corrections Academy (Longmont, CO).
    Developed as a demonstration during the "DACUM Facilitator Training" seminar, April 15-16, 1997 in Longmont, CO, this profile contains in brief form the competencies expected of a jail primary booking officer.... Read More
    PDF
    3 p.
    1997
    Document 013762
    Competency Profile of Training Administrator
    National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC); National Institute of Corrections Academy (Longmont, CO).
    Developed as a demonstration during the "DACUM Facilitator Training" session, April 15-16, 1997 in Longmont, CO., this profile contains in brief form the competencies expected of a training administrator.... Read More
    PDF
    3 p.
    1997
    Document 013768
    Women in Jail: Classification Issues
    By Brennan, Tim; Austin, James. National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC).
    The authors examine issues related to classification of female jail inmates by profiling the female inmate population and discussing problems associated with using a single classification system for both male and female inmates or a gender-neutral system. This document also provides guidelines for designing a classification system specifically for women. ... Read More
    PDF
    23 p.
    1997
    Document 013793
    Policy-Driven Responses to Probation and Parole Violations
    By Burke, Peggy B.. National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). Center for Effective Public Policy (Silver Spring, MD); National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC).
    The author describes the experiences of probation and parole agencies from across the country that worked with NIC on developing innovative approaches to probation and parole violations and revocations. The document identifies critical issues emerging from these experiences, and discusses the impact that some of these approaches had on the jurisdiction or agency involved. ... Read More
    PDF
    48 p.
    1997
    Document 014209
    Cognitive-Behavioral Programs: A Resource Guide to Existing Services
    By Van Dieten, Marilyn. National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC).
    Designed to give correctional practitioners an overview of services available for use with their clients, this resources guide lists cognitive-behavioral programs for males, females, youth, adults, and couples. It covers primary need areas as follows: substance abuse, sex offenses, anger, cognitive skills, employment, relapse prevention, domestic abuse, and criminal attitudes.... Read More
    PDF
    25 p.
    1997
    Document 014689
    Competency Profile of Community Resource Liaison
    By Wolford, Bruce. National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC).
    This DACUM (Developing a Curriculum) profile was developed for the new area of Community and Restorative Justice. The DACUM technique is based on the premise that expert workers can describe their job better than anyone else, that any job can be described in terms of the tasks that workers in that occupation perform, and that the specific knowledge, skills, attitudes, and tools required for the job can also be described. This profile describes the nature of the job listed as Community Resource L... Read More
    PDF
    7 p.
    1996
    Document 014690
    Guide to a Criminal Justice System Assessment: A Work in Progress
    By Burke, Peggy; Cushman, Robert; Ney, Becki. National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). Center for Effective Public Policy (Silver Spring, MD); National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC).
    A system assessment is a collaborative effort between a jurisdiction, the National Institute of Corrections, and consultants to develop a shared understanding of how an existing sanctioning system works. This guide defines what a system assessment and its multiple dimensions are, discusses the approach to the system assessment, and describes how a system assessment can be conducted. Jurisdictions taking part in an assessment can expect to: 1. have two, three-day site visits by an assessment team... Read More
    PDF
    134 p.
    1996
    Document 013216
    Managing Staff: Corrections' Most Valuable Resource
    By Camp, George M.; Camp, Camille G.; Fair, Michael V.. National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). Association of State Correctional Administrators (South Salem, NY); National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC).
    This document presents a comprehensive review of staff retention strategies and an assessment of management strategies that have proven successful. It also details research on retention in four departments of correction and suggests improvements in tracking vital statistics on retention. ... Read More
    PDF
    121 p.
    1996
    Document 013227
    Community Justice: Striving for Safe, Secure, and Just Communities
    National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). LIS, Inc. (Longmont, CO); National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC).
    Eight authors discuss changes occurring in criminal justice under the general theme of community justice. Topics discussed include restorative justice, acknowledging probation's multiple clients, the role of risk assessment, thinking differently about justice, community involvement, and neighborhood supervision. ... Read More
    PDF
    45 p.
    1996
    Document 013081
    A National Symposium on Violent Offenders: Summary and Resources
    By Krauth, Barbara. National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC).
    This document is a summary of an NIC-sponsored symposium addressing issues related to violent offenders, held in Longmont, Colorado in May 1995. Presentations made at this symposium detailed research on causes of violence and on treatment, described agency and professional association initiatives targeted toward violent offenders, and highlighted the perspective of victims.... Read More
    PDF
    59 p.
    1996
    Document 013551
    Developing/Revising Detention Facility Policies and Procedures
    By Martin, Mark D.. National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC).
    Assists local detention administrators in the development and/or revision of their policy and procedures manuals. Includes discussion of concepts such as direct supervision, objective jail classification, and other advances in correctional practice.... Read More
    PDF
    23 p.
    1996
    Document 013633
    Audits of Podular Direct-Supervision Jails
    By Farbstein, Jay; Liebert, Dennis; Sigurdson, Herbert. National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC).
    Three facilities varying in size and region were audited to measure the state of the art in podular direct-supervision jails, to test how well direct supervision is performing, and to point out its strengths and challenges. Staff and inmates in facilities in Minnesota, Florida, and Massachusetts were surveyed on issues such as safety and security, effective supervision of inmates, classification, staffing and training, and design and environment. Findings are presented in detail by facility. Flo... Read More
    PDF
    64 p.
    1995
    Document 013524
    Building Partnerships: A Systems Approach to Partnerships in Corrections
    By Jacobsen, Vic. National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC).
    This document details the lesson plans from a seminar/workshop conducted by the National Institute of Corrections Academy in July 1995. The first part defines "partnerships" and part two focuses on planning and developing partnership.... Read More
    PDF
    63 p.
    1995
    Document 012409
    Communications in Corrections--Supplement
    By Stucker, John J.; Smith, Gretchen M.; Sprecher, Rob. National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC).
    This supplement describes the communications audits, technical assistance, and small grant projects supported by the National Institute of Corrections (NIC) during this communications improvement program. The report summarizes communication issues and effective strategies for improvement. Topics discussed include community relations, media relations, corrections policy, internal communications, and organizational development. Included is a summary of the steps involved in developing a strate... Read More
    PDF
    16 p.
    1995
    Document 012475
    Prison Suicide: An Overview and Guide to Prevention
    By Hayes, Lindsay M.. National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). National Center on Institutions and Alternatives (Mansfield, MA); National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC).
    This monograph presents a review of the literature and of national and state standards for prison suicide prevention, as well as national data on the incidence and rate of prison suicide, effective prevention programs, and discussion of liability issues. Topics also discussed include staff training, intake screening/assessment, housing, levels of supervision, intervention and administrative review. The document also examines the role of the courts in shaping prison suicide policy. ... Read More
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    108 p.
    1995
    Document 012900
    Directory of Programs Serving Families of Adult Offenders
    By Mustin, James W., ed.; Halfacre, Stephanie, ed.. National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). Family and Corrections Network (Waynesboro, VA); National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC).
    This directory lists programs in the United States and Canada offering services specifically for families of adult offenders.... Read More
    PDF
    34 p.
    1995
    Document 013036
    Managers Guide to Disturbance Control
    National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC).
    This report briefly describes the philosophy and policy of handling disturbances, as well as the command centers, communications, tactics, equipment, and support services needed during a disturbance. Other topics discussed are inmate management, and mutual aid from other facilities and outside agencies.... Read More
    PDF
    23 p.
    1995
    Document 012769
    Prison Security: Security Tips Checklists
    By Milosovich, John T.. National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC).
    These security tips checklists were compiled from prison security training seminars conducted through the National Institute of Corrections. Topics addressed include: security audits, facility planning, technology, post analysis, staff recruitment, programming, security threat groups, continuum of force, supermax institutions and emergency preparedness. The appendices include lists of crisis indicators, emergency response resources, benefits of good security, and consequences of poor security.... Read More
    PDF
    47 p.
    1995
    Document 015172
    Competency Profile of First-Line Correctional Supervisor
    National Institute of Corrections Academy (Longmont, CO). Maine Criminal Justice Academy (Waterville, ME); National Institute of Corrections Academy (Longmont, CO); National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC).
    The DACUM profile describes the competencies expected of a First-Line Correctional Supervisor. This individual "provides supervision of, and direction to custody staff and other correctional employees in maintaining the custody, control, and care of inmates (p.2)."... Read More
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    4 p.
    1994
    Document 012121
    Program Review and Internal Audit in Corrections
    By Sechrest, Dale K.; McShane, Marilyn; Haefeli, Lawrence F.. National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC).
    This report addresses the nature of program review/internal audit systems in correctional agencies and facilities. Based on an analysis of review systems and a review of management literature, the report presents a model program review/internal audit system. Included in this analysis are discussions of evaluation procedures, performance measurements, types of program reviews, risk assessment, priority-setting and management information systems.... Read More
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    272 p.
    1994
    Document 012934
    Proceedings of a National Forum on Creating Jail Mental Health Services for Tomorrow's Health Care Systems
    National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC); U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services. Center for Mental Health Services (Washington, DC).
    This report on the proceedings of the first national forum on mental health services in jails contains copies of the remarks made by the speakers and summaries of each session of the meeting. The forum resulted from a strong concern about the numbers of mentally ill persons in correctional facilities. Areas of focus included mental health services in San Francisco Sheriff's Department facilities, and special mental health and substance abuse issues for women.... Read More
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    75 p.
    1994
    Document 013095
    Forging New Working Partnerships: Results of a National Working Meeting of Police, Probation and Parole Executives
    By Drake, William R.. National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). DRAKE Associates (Washington, DC); National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC); The Police Foundation (Washington, DC).
    This report on the first-ever meeting of fourteen police, probation, and parole executives from throughout the United States, who met in November 1994, focuses on three main themes. They are: cooperation and information sharing, a shared mission of public safety and enforcement, and the recognition that all are searching for ways to prevent and control crime.... Read More
    PDF
    31 p.
    1993
    Document 000875
    A Communications Audit: Promoting Public Understanding of Corrections
    By Stucker, John J.; Camp, George M.; Smith, Gretchen M.. National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC).
    This report examines the issues surrounding the corrections community's communications needs, serving as an aid for developing strategies and methodologies to improve the quality and impact of communications activities. This monograph documents and describes the audit process undertaken in three state departments of corrections as they sought to develop more effective communications plans. States included in the project were Rhode Island, Alabama, and California. ... Read More
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    75 p.
    1993
    Document 000213
    The Intermediate Sanctions Handbook: Experiences and Tools for Policymakers
    By McGarry, Peggy, ed.; Carter, Madeline M., ed.. National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC); State Justice Institute (Alexandria, VA). Center for Effective Public Policy (Washington, DC); National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC).
    This handbook offers the collective expertise and experience of those who participated in the State Justice Institute and National Institute of Corrections' cosponsored training and technical assistance program, the Intermediate Sanctions Project. The handbook serves as a planning resource for the development of more effective systems of intermediate sanctions. Chapters containing exercises and discussion outlines address key steps in the intermediate sanctions process from getting started to ma... Read More
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    155 p.
    1992
    Document 010348
    Managing Probation with Scarce Resources: Obstacles and Opportunities
    By Cochran, Donald; Corbett, Ronald; Nidorf, Barry; Buck, Gerald S.; Stiles, Don R.. National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC).
    Five papers examine cutback management in probation agencies. Specific topics include: the role classification schemes play in making decisions on priorities for supervision; building an external constituency for probation; impact of downsizing on personnel in terms of morale and career stagnation; methods for generating alternative or additional revenue streams; and, action steps that the probation executive facing scarce resources should undertake. ... Read More
    PDF
    53 p.
    1992
    Document 010714
    Designing Training for the National Institute of Corrections Academy: Instructional Theory into Practice
    By Welch, Debbie; Berman, Kathy. National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC); National Institute of Corrections Academy (Longmont, CO).
    Used as a resource in development of NIC training programs, this handbook provides techniques and strategies for training that incorporate the Instructional Theory into Practice (ITIP) theories. Components covered include: planning session, task analysis, lesson plan manual, participant manual, training seminar presentation, and seminar evaluation.... Read More
    PDF
    34 p.
    1992
    Document 010786
    Female Offenders in the Community: An Analysis of Innovative Strategies and Programs
    By Austin, James; Bloom, Barbara; Donahue, Trish. National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). National Council on Crime and Delinquency (San Francisco, CA); National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC).
    This report describes various strategies and programs that appear to provide effective community supervision and/or treatment of female offenders. It describes the results of a national survey of public and private community programs that supervise female offenders. Additionally, the report discusses the pertinent issues, needs, and problems of this population. Along with describing various programs, the report assesses positive aspects of these programs from their objectives through follow-up a... Read More
    PDF
    82 p.
    1992
    Document 010937
    An Administrative Overview of the Older Inmate
    By Morton, Joann B.. National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC).
    To help correctional administrators meet the needs of an increasing number of older inmates, this document explores primary policy and programmatic issues relevant to this population. It provides a brief overview of existing literature, describes current special unit programs designed for older inmates, and provides an extensive list of resources available for those focusing their efforts on these inmates.... Read More
    PDF
    40 p.
    1991
    Document 010484
    Setting the Jail Research Agenda for the 1990s: Proceedings from a Special Meeting
    By Mays, G. Larry, ed.. National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC).
    The proceedings summarize a meeting in which eleven practitioners and twelve researchers came together to discuss jail research needs and priorities. Presentations address issues such as special populations, drug use in jails, the need for research on jail assaults, jail litigation trends, computer simulation applications, regional jails, and jail crowding.... Read More
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    88 p.
    1991
    Document 009274
    Intervening with Substance-Abusing Offenders: A Framework for Action: Executive Summary
    National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC); U.S. Bureau of Justice Assistance (Washington, DC). National Task Force on Correctional Substance Abuse Strategies (N.P.); National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC).
    A brief discussion is provided of the six major goals suggested by the National Task Force on Correctional Substance Abuse Strategies for substance abuse programming.... Read More
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    30 p.
    1991
    Document 009275
    Intervening with Substance-Abusing Offenders: A Framework for Action
    National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC); U.S. Bureau of Justice Assistance (Washington, DC). National Task Force on Correctional Substance Abuse Strategies (N.P.); National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC).
    Effective, documented strategies for controlling contraband in institutions, monitoring substance abuse behavior, and therapeutic or educational intervention do exist. This document discusses six major goals for substance abuse programming. They include: assessment, programming, linkages, human resources, environment, and accountability. Strategy briefs are provided for various programs that have been implemented to deal with substance abuse among criminal offenders. These programs include: Co... Read More
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    159 p.
    1990
    Document 009499
    Issues in Residential Community Corrections Policy and Practice
    By Lindsay, Margot C.. National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC); National Institute for Sentencing Alternatives (Waltham, MA).
    Directed at policymakers, the first issue of an NIC series outlines an approach for integrating residential community corrections within the available sanctions of a specific jurisdiction. An initial overview describes changes in sentencing purposes and laws, trends in corrections, and the effects of correctional changes on residential community corrections. A framework is presented for integrating residential community corrections into a comprehensive corrections policy. The author reviews se... Read More
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    9 p.
    1990
    Document 009502
    Issues in Residential Community Corrections Policy and Practice
    By Parent, Dale. National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC); National Institute for Sentencing Alternatives (Wattham, MA).
    With an emphasis on the role of local citizens in residential community corrections, this report examines methods for obtaining community input into program development and operations. Efforts to maintain a good working relationship between community corrections and local residents focus on community acceptance of the correctional facility, achieved by establishing partnerships among correctional administrators, local officials, and area citizens. A discussion of the public climate with respect... Read More
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    10 p.
    1990
    Document 008501
    Worker Safety in Probation and Parole
    By Parsonage, William H.. National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC).
    An overview of worker safety among probation and parole personnel in the 1980's is presented. Examples and trends regarding the victimization of probation and parole workers, along with guidelines for their protection, are discussed.... Read More
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    74 p.
    1989
    Document 007217
    The Cost of Corrections: In Search of the Bottom Line
    By McDonald, Douglas C.. National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC); Robert J. Kutak Foundation (Omaha, NE).
    The author offers substantive cost information on prisons, jails, probation, and parole, as well as a tutorial on the shortcomings of popular methods of computing corrections costs.... Read More
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    40 p.
    1989
    Document 007700
    The Effectiveness of the New Intensive Supervision Programs
    By Byrne, James M.; Lurigio, Arthur J.; Baird, Christopher. National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC); Robert J. Kutak Foundation (Omaha, NE).
    "This monograph examines the effectiveness of a variety of intensive supervision programs that function either as front-end intermediate sanctions or back-end early release mechanisms. Although it focuses primarily on intensive supervision, we also briefly highlight research on the effectiveness of house arrest, electronic monitoring, split sentencing, and residential community corrections programs." (p. 1) Observations on the research summary are presented by Greg Markley, Donald Cochran, and G... Read More
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    75 p.
    1989
    Document 007801
    Emerging Technologies and Community Corrections
    National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). American Correctional Association (Laurel, MD); National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC).
    Technologies currently used in community corrections are identified, examined, and described in terms of their applications, focusing, where possible, on cost/benefits, efficacy in controlling offenders, and impact on staff, offenders, and agency operations. Issues surrounding emerging technologies are also discussed along with their implications for community corrections in policy, program development, and management practices. (p.8).... Read More
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    123 p.
    1988
    Document 007404
    An Administrator's Overview--Questions and Answers on Issues Related to the Incarcerated Male Sex Offender
    By Krauth, Barbara; Smith, Roger. National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC).
    Adapted from "A Practitioner's Guide to Treating the Incarcerated Male Sex Offender," this Overview covers the following issues: causes and types of sex offenders, importance of intervention/treatment, approaches to assessment and treatment, planning issues, program management, and legal issues. ... Read More
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    25 p.
    1988
    Document 007017
    Current Issues in Parole Decision-making: Understanding the Past; Shaping the Future
    By Burke, Peggy B.. National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). COSMOS Corp. (Washington, DC); National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC).
    The move to abolish parole has subsided because of rising prison populations, which have put more pressure on paroling authorities to take a lead in managing the overcrowding problem. This is the paroling authorities' opportunity to show the opposition that they can manage their responsibilities effectively, and that they have a role in the future of criminal justice. Includes bibliographies.... Read More
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    59 p.
    1988
    Document 007077
    Pretrial Release: Concepts, Issues, and Strategies for Improvement
    By Clarke, Stevens H.. National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC); Robert J. Kutak Foundation (Omaha, NE).
    "After discussing some important concepts and issues and briefly looking at legal developments since the 1960s, this monograph reviews research on opportunity for pretrial release and the risks involved. It then explores the effectiveness of various reform measures in terms of both widening the opportunity for pretrial release and controlling the risks. The concluding section discusses various strategies for improving pretrial release."--Author's abstract. Includes bibliography.... Read More
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    57 p.
    1988
    Document 004468
    Civil Liabilities of Parole Personnel for Release, Non-Release, Supervision, and Revocation
    By del Carmen, Rolando V.; Louis, Paul T.. National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). Sam Houston State University, Criminal Justice Center (Huntsville, TX); National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC).
    This document provides a practitioner-oriented discussion of legal liability issues surrounding parole decisionmaking.... Read More
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    49 p.
    1988
    Document 006438
    Statistical Prediction in Corrections
    By Clear, Todd; Wasson, Billy F.; Rowland, James. National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC); Robert J. Kutak Foundation (Omaha, NE).
    A critical assessment of the uses of statistical prediction in corrections is the focus of this report. Also included are reviews by Billy Wasson and James Rowland.... Read More
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    52 p.
    1988
    Document 006540
    National Study of Jail Suicides: Seven Years Later
    By Hayes, Lindsay M.; Rowan, Joseph R.. National Center on Institutions and Alternatives. Jail Suicide Prevention Information Task Force (Washington, Dc); Juvenile and Criminal Justice International, Inc. (Roseville, MN); National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC).
    Contents include prior jail suicide research, demographic findings of 1986 jail suicide data that consist of personal characteristics of the victim and characteristics of the suicide act, and a comparison of 1979 and 1986 data. Title of project: Jail Suicide Prevention Information Task Force.... Read More
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    1988
    Document 006754
    What if Something Happens? A Guide to Risk Management and Insurance Options for Community Service Programs
    By Van Keulen, Crestienne. National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). National Community Service Sentencing Association (San Rafael, CA); National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC).
    Specific examples of risk management techniques used in administering community service programs are provided in this report.... Read More
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    1988
    Document 006777
    Effects of Diet on Behavior: Implications for Criminology and Corrections
    By Fishbein, Diana; Pease, Susan; Pung, Orville B.. National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC); Robert J. Kutak Foundation (Omaha, NE).
    This document discusses the behavioral effects of diet and its implications for criminology and corrections.... Read More
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    47 p.
    1988
    Document 006901
    Marketing Community Corrections
    By Haller, Sherry; Mullaney, F.G.. National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC).
    Issues discussed in this document include defining products and services, customers and markets, and marketing techniques.... Read More
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    19 p.
    1988
    Document 006907
    Economic Sanctions in Community Corrections
    By Mullaney, Fahy G.. National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC).
    Development of policy and practice to guide the use of economic sanctions is the main focus of this paper. Economic sanctions will have a dramatic financial impact on offenders, so the establishment of a fair policy to control the use of fees is important.... Read More
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    30 p.
    1987
    Document 006992
    Correctional Education: A State of the Art Analysis
    By Ryan, T.A.; Woodard, Joseph Clifton. National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC).
    "This state of the art survey of adult correctional education was undertaken for the purposes of: (1) describing the extent and nature of correctional education programs for adult offenders, the extent of participation by adult offenders in educational programs, the nature of educational and vocational counseling and testing, and the administrative structures, budgets, and teaching personnel; and (2) comparing adult correctional education in 1983 with adult correctional education in 1973 and 197... Read More
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    60 p.
    1987
    Document 002969
    Contracting for Community Corrections Services
    By Jensen, Cristy; Lieber, Harley; Scherman, Richard; Thiel, Karen Smith. National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC).
    Topics discussed include: needs assessment, make or buy decision process, request for proposals, contract development, and contract management and evaluation.... Read More
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    47 p.
    1987
    Document 006046
    Larimer County Detention Center: A Study of Podular Direct Supervision
    By Sigurdson, Herbert R.. National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). Training Associates, Inc. (La Mesa, CA); National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC); Larimer County Sheriff's Dept. (Ft. Collins, CO).
    ... Read More
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    1987
    Document 005425
    Basic Guide to Mental Health Services in Jails: The Workbook
    By Lloyd, Lillis M.. Correctional Management Consultants (Phoenix, AZ); National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC).
    Areas addressed include history of mental health in jails, major types of mental disorders, personality disorders, suicide awareness/prevention, and liability and negligence. Length of training is sixteen hours. Audience includes correctional professionals such as officers, mental health staff, social workers, counselors, nurses, and intake and classification workers. The training package consists of a one-volume manual.... Read More
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    120 p.
    1986
    Document 010347
    Management Strategies for Probation in an Era of Limits
    By Harlow, Nora; Nelson, E. Kim. National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). University of Southern California. School of Public Administration (Los Angeles, CA); National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC).
    Reflecting change in resources, mission, problems, and strategies since the original monograph was written in 1982, this edition addresses: the importance of context; managing the transition to fiscal limits; upgrading information and involving staff; allocating scarce resources; expanding resources; building constituencies and networks; knowledge transfer; and action research.... Read More
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    156 p.
    1986
    Document 004957
    Small Jail Special Issues
    By Kimme, Dennis A.. National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). Kimme Planning and Architecture (Champaign, IL); National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC).
    Issues discussed include: what you should know before you design a jail, lawsuits and liability, modes of supervision in small jails, transition planning for the small jail, and using an architect.... Read More
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    54 p.
    1986
    Document 005113
    Model Personnel Selection Process for Podular, Direct-Supervision New Generation Jails
    By Menke, Ben A.; Zupan, Linda L.; Lovrich, Nicholas P.; Manning, Don. National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). Washington State University (Pullman, WA); National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC).
    ... Read More
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    1986
    Document 005291
    Potential Liabilities of Probation and Parole Officers
    By del Carmen, Rolando V.; Axilbund, Melvin T.. National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). Sam Houston State University, Criminal Justice Center (Huntsville, TX); National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC); South Carolina Dept. of Parole and Community Corrections, Staff Development and Training (Columbia, SC).
    Contents: (Pt. 1) Main text -- (Pt. 2) Study guide. Six months are given to complete the course from the date of receipt. Audience includes all probation and parole agents and administrators. Training package consists of two manuals.... Read More
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    2 v. (v.1 - 202 p.)
    1986
    Document 004194
    Study of Prison Industry: History, Components, and Goals
    National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). American Correctional Association (College Park, MD); National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC).
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    1986
    Document 004274
    Fees for Probation Services
    By Baird, S. Christopher; Holien, Douglas A.; Bakke, Audrey J.. National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). National Council on Crime and Delinquency (Madison, WI); National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC).
    This document discusses issues such as revenue potential, positive and negative impacts of fees, and policy options for fee operations.... Read More
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    37 p.
    1985
    Document 002853
    Development of Jail Industries
    By Grieser, Robert C.; Crawford, Thomas McCrae; Funke, Gail S.. National Institute of Corrections Jail Center (Boulder, CO). Institute for Economic and Policy Studies (Alexandria, VA); National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC).
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    22 p.
    1985
    Document 004956
    Nature of New Small Jails: Report and Analysis
    By Kimme, Dennis A.. National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). Kimme Planning and Architecture (Champaign, IL); National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC).
    In 1985, a survey was conducted on 255 small jails (50 beds or less) that had been opened since 1974 throughout the United States, the purpose of the survey was to discover how well the jails were working in relationship to their design and construction.... Read More
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    1985
    Document 004270
    Victim Offender Mediation: Conflict Resolution and Restitution
    By Umbreit, Mark S.. National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). Pact Institute of Justice, National VORP Resource Center (Valparaiso, IN); National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC).
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    1985
    Document 004022
    Managing Long-Term Inmates: A Guide for the Correctional Administrator
    By Unger, Cindie A.; Buchanan, Robert A.. National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC); Correctional Services Group (Kansas City, MO).
    This guide for correctional administrators explains the management of long-term inmates.... Read More
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    149 p.
    1984
    Document 002785
    Offender Needs Assessment: Models and Approaches
    By Clements, Carl B.; McKee, John M.; Jones, Susan E.. National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). Rehabilitation Research Foundation (University, AL); National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC).
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    1983
    Document 003899
    Workload Measures for Probation and Parole
    By Bemus, Brian; Arling, Gary; Quigley, Peter. National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). Isthmus Associates (Madison, WI); National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC).
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    1981
    Document 002225
    Planning and Evaluating Prison and Jail Staffing
    By Benton, F. Warren. National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC).
    Volume one identifies six methods for determining proper staff levels in an institution: task analysis, motion and time study, productivity auditing, outcome analysis, process analysis, and comparative analysis. Then different methods of organizing staff are described, both in terms of hierarchical structure (traditional, project, matrix, and unit management) and in terms of shift patterns. Functional staffing needs are reviewed, and forms and instructions given for using the Multiple Methods A... Read More
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    2 v. (v.1 - 94 p., v.2 - 127 p.)
    1980
    Document 001595
    Seven Steps To Plan a Better Jail
    By Taylor, James. National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC); Center For Justice Planning (Champaign, IL).
    This document describes the seven steps of systems planning for jails: getting started; get facts and figures; consider the data; make decisions; take action; make the transition; and the plan's follow-up.... Read More
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    16 p.
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