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2017
Document 032859
Myths & Facts - Using Risk and Need Assessments to Enhance Outcomes and Reduce Disparities in the Criminal Justice System
Community Corrections Collaborative Network (CCCN) (Washington, DC); National Institute of Corrections (NIC) (Washington, DC).
The Community Corrections Collaborative Network (CCCN) is a network comprised of the leading associations representing 90,000-plus probation, parole, pretrial, and treatment professionals around the country, including the American Probation and Parole Association (APPA), the Association of Paroling Authorities International (APAI), the Federal Probation and Pretrial Officers Association (FPPOA), the International Community Corrections Association (ICCA), the National Association of Drug Court Pr... Read More

1 page + 16 pages
2017
Document 032927
Improving Public Safety Through Effective Community Reintegration Practices
By Crawford, Greg; Burke, Susan; Davis, Mike; Jenkins, Mack; Kennedy, Spurgeon; Marlowe, Doug; Mausser, Cynthia; Nunes, Phil; Taylor, Scott; Thompson, Cara. National Institute of Corrections (NIC) (Washington, DC).
NIC and CCCN are creating a DVD based training program designed to highlight effective community reintegration practices that will promote behavior change and recidivism reduction, enhance public safety, and save taxpayer dollars. [[Description]] The United States criminal justice system manages a staggering 7 million adults and three quarter of a million juveniles - the majority of which will be returning to our communities. Justice professionals need to take a system-wide, evidence-base... Read More

2016
Document 031461
Evidence-Based Decision Making in Local Criminal Justice Systems
Center for Effective Public Policy (CEPP) (Washington, DC); National Institute of Corrections (NIC) (Washington, DC).
"EBDM is a strategic and deliberate method of applying empirical knowledge and research-supported principles to justice system decisions made at the case, agency, and system level. The initiative team developed the EBDM framework, which posits that public safety outcomes will be improved when justice system stakeholders engage in truly collaborative partnerships, use research to guide their work, and work together to achieve safer communities, more efficient use of tax dollars, and fewer victims... Read More

2016
Document 032783
National Institute of Corrections' Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA) Training Courses
National Institute of Corrections (NIC) (Washington, DC).
NIC offers the PREA courses at the NIC Learn Center here: https://nic.learn.com The Learn Center is a full LMS, Learning Management System that will allow individuals to: create an account; start, stop a course and return to where they left off; and create and print a certificate upon successful completion of a course. The purpose of offering these courses on a DVD is to accommodate an institution that does not have access to the Internet and therefore needs another method of providing the... Read More

1 data DVD
2016
Document 032784
HOPE Probation: Hawaii's Opportunity Probation with Enforcement [Webinar]
By Alm, Steven S.; Hawken, Angela; Marlowe, Doug; Stinson, Penny; Taylor, Scott; Crawford, Greg. Community Corrections Collaborative Network (CCCN) (Washington, DC);National institute of Corrections (NIC) (Washington, DC).
The Community Corrections Collaborative Network (CCCN) hosted a live webinar event with our federal partners and national and local experts to highlight Hawaii’s Opportunity Probation with Enforcement (HOPE), a collaborative strategy among the court, probation, prosecutors, defense, law enforcement and community treatment providers to effect positive behavioral changes in probationers. HOPE was first conceived of by Judge Steven S. Alm of the O’ahu First Circuit and began as a pilot program in 2... Read More

90 minutes
2016
Document 032785
Losing Time: Dementia and Alzheimer's Disease Behind Bars [Webinar]
By Hongo, Aileen; Hughes, Barry; Levine, Ron; Iszler, Bernie. National institute of Corrections (NIC) (Washington, DC).
Dementia, including Alzheimer's disease, is difficult to detect in a population often afflicted with other mental illnesses and maladaptive social behaviors. During this interactive webinar we will explore how symptoms and behaviors can be misconstrued and identify environmental risk factors that can contribute to costly accidents and injury for inmates with dementia. We will also take an in-depth look at the Gold Coat program based at the California Men's Colony State Prison in San Luis Obi... Read More

62 minutes
2016
Document 032786
Live Webinar Event for the Release of NIC Publication "Veterans Treatment Courts: A Second Chance for Vets Who Have Lost Their Way [Webinar]
By Edelman, Bernard; Berger, Thomas J.; Russell, Robert, Jr.; Fitzgerald, Melissa; Welch, Patrick; Stefanovic, Nicholas; Crawford, Greg. National Institute of Corrections (NIC) (Washington, DC).
Sentencing alternatives for veterans? There are dozens of specialized courts across the country that employ therapeutic programs to help keep veterans out of jail. "Veterans Treatment Courts: A Second Chance for Vets Who Have Lost Their Way" is a new publication that tells the story of these veterans and the judges, veterans advocates, and treatment professionals who are fighting to ensure a second chance for vets who find themselves caught up in the criminal justice system. The publication w... Read More

95 minutes
2016
Document 032721
Restrictive Housing: Roadmap to Reform [Internet Broadcast]
By Stines, Joseph “Tony”; Allison, Kathleen; Burns, Kathryn A.; Garcia, Marie; Jeffreys, Rob; Marcial, David; Moore-Smeal, Shirley; Quirk, Ryan; Reid, Larry E.. National Institute of Corrections (NIC) (Washington, DC).
“Do we really think it makes sense to lock so many people alone in tiny cells for 23 hours a day for months, sometime for years at a time? That is not going to make us safer. It’s not going to make us stronger. If those individuals are ultimately released, how are they ever going to adapt? It’s not smart.” – President Barack Obama, NAACP National Convention speech, July 14, 2015. The use of Restrictive Housing poses some of the most challenging questions facing corrections professionals: How ... Read More

10 hours
2016
Document 031534
No News Is NOT Good News: The Role of PIOs in Jails [Internet Broadcast]
By Adkins, Panda J.; Crittle, Simon; Dooley, Michael; Evans, Yolonda; Jackson, Derrick; Keith, James; Nishida, Nicole. National Institute of Corrections (NIC) (Washington, DC).
Public Information Officers (PIOs) play a vital role in the local jail. The public’s perception and/or misperception of jail operations can influence public safety, funding, elections, and numerous other factors. Responding to media inquiries regarding crisis situations is just one of the many roles of the PIO. Building positive rapport with the media, telling your story, engaging the community and conveying your mission are priority tasks for a PIO. Topics discussed during this broadcast inc... Read More

37 pages + 180 minutes
2016
Document 030018
Veterans Treatment Courts: A Second Chance for Vets Who Have Lost Their Way
By Edelman, Bernard; Berger, Thomas J.; Crawford, Gregory. National Institute of Corrections (NIC) (Washington, DC).
"This white paper is based on a series of interviews, buttressed by personal observations, of key players in half a dozen jurisdictions where Veterans Treatment Courts have been operating with marked success. Neither graphs nor charts nor a plethora of statistics are employed to illustrate the protocols and practices of these therapeutic courts. Instead, proponents and practitioners intimately involved in the founding and operation of these courts relate how they are “the right thing to do” for ... Read More

92 pages
2016
Document 032605
Corrections Stress: Peaks and Valleys
By Brower, Jaime; Buell, Maureen; Lewis, Kirsten; Lane, Rebecca; Kelly, Deborah; Kelly, Brandon; Joseph, Tracy H. ; Spinaris, Caterina. National Institute of Corrections (NIC) (Washington, DC).
Staff is the life blood of any agency and its most valuable resource. Their wellness is paramount to organizational health and mission effectiveness. What can individuals and organizations do to identify issues commonly associated with corrections stress and cultivate a climate of staff resilience and agency health, stability and excellence? During this broadcast, we will: Acknowledge the effects and consequences of corrections stress on staff and the organization; Identify commonly reference... Read More

180 minutes
2016
Document 032698
Myths & Facts - Why Incarceration Is Not the Best Way to Keep Communities Safe
Community Corrections Collaborative Network (CCCN) (Washington, DC) | National Institute of Corrections (NIC) (Washington, DC).
The Community Corrections Collaborative Network (CCCN) is a network comprised of the leading associations representing 90,000-plus probation, parole, pretrial, and treatment professionals around the country, including the American Probation and Parole Association (APPA), the Association of Paroling Authorities International (APAI), the Federal Probation and Pretrial Officers Association (FPPOA), the International Community Corrections Association (ICCA), the National Association of Drug Court Pr... Read More

1 page + 16 pages
2016
Document 032726
Transition from Jail to Community (TJC) Initiative Phase 2 Site Reports
By Christensen, Gary; Jannetta, Jesse; Kurs, Emma; Owens, Colleen; Rao, Shebani; Warwick, Kevin; Willison, Janeen Buck. National Institute of Corrections (NIC) (Washington, DC). National Institute of Corrections (NIC) (Washington, DC); Urban Institute (Washington, DC); Alternative Solutions Associates (Chicopee, MA); Corrections Partners, Inc. (CPI) (Clinton Corners, NY).
"TJC [Transition from Jail to Community] represents an integrated approach spanning organizational boundaries to deliver needed information, services, and case management to people released from jail. Boundary-spanning collaborative partnerships are necessary because transition from jail to the community is neither the sole responsibility of the jail nor of the community. Accordingly, effective transition strategies rely on collaboration among jail- and community-based partners and joint ownersh... Read More

2016
Document 032727
Working with Victims of Crime: An Integrated Approach for Community Supervision Professionals
By Baker, Maureen; King, Erica; Wheeler, Tara; Conners, Anne; Sanchez, Mara. National Institute of Corrections (NIC) (Washington, DC); University of Southern Maine. Muskie School of Public Service. Cutler Institute for Health and Social Policy (Portland, ME).
This Guide provides a comprehensive overview of available information on victims’ rights and services. It is informed by the foundational work of many advocates, academics and community corrections professionals. While the Guide will outline specific tools and resources to inform your work, it is worth noting that there is no “one size fits all” approach that will work across all scenarios. There may be information in the Guide that will require you to self-reflect on your practice as it relates... Read More

2016
Document 032739
The Corrections Learning Organization
National Institute of Corrections (NIC) (Washington, DC).
"Today, the need to understand effective leadership is greater than ever before: we are living in a smaller, more global environment that is changing at a rapid, often overwhelming, and seemingly unmanageable pace. Accepting the status quo is not an option. High-performance teams require leaders who not only understand and can readily adapt to this changing world, but who foster and inspire continuous learning and improvement among each and every member of the team. Put simply, leading an effect... Read More

18 pages
2016
Document 032740
Training from A to E: Analysis to Evaluation
National Institute of Corrections (NIC) (Washington, DC).
"The purpose of this paper is to provide learning performance professionals, curriculum designers, trainers, and others involved in the training profession an overview of the importance of analysis and evaluation when providing training to correctional professionals. The ADDIE model of instructional system design (Analyze, Design, Develop, Implement, Evaluate) is the foundation of this paper and will be covered briefly. Emphasis is placed on analysis and evaluation, as they are the bookends of t... Read More

27 pages
2016
Document 032719
Pretrial Justice: How to Maximize Public Safety, Court Appearance and Release [Internet Broadcast]
By Green, Katie; Eville, Lori; Boatner, Peter L.; Johnson, Susan (Suzi); Kennedy, Spurgeon; Moore, Leland J.; O’Connor, Tom; Rose, Ken; Schnacke, Timothy; Zeerip, Bo A.. National Institute of Corrections (NIC) (Washington, DC).
“The history of bail and the law intertwined with [this] history tell us that the three goals underlying the bail process are to maximize release while simultaneously maximizing court appearance and public safety.” -- Timothy R. Schnacke, Fundamentals of Bail Courts in the United States process millions of criminal cases annually. Each requires a judicial officer to determine the conditions of a defendant’s release pending adjudication—bail. Bail determination is one of the most important dec... Read More

180 minutes
2015
Document 031485
The Reentry of Formerly Incarcerated Persons: Key Accomplishments, Challenges, and Future Directions; A Report on the National Reentry Symposium: Promising Practices and Future Directions
By Carter, Madeline M.. National Institute of Corrections (NIC) (Washington, DC); U.S. Bureau of Prisons (BOP) (Washington, DC).
“Reentry” is the term used to describe the processes and interventions that equip incarcerated individuals to return home and stay home. Recognizing the importance of effective reentry practices at the federal, state, and local levels, in September 2015, the U.S. Department of Justice, Federal Bureau of Prisons (BOP), and the National Institute of Corrections (NIC) co-sponsored the National Reentry Symposium: Promising Practices and Future Directions. The event was the first of its kind in terms... Read More

17 pages
2015
Document 031512
National Institute of Corrections Report to the Nation FY14
National Institute of Corrections (NIC) (Washington, DC).
A collection of infographics present the activity of National Institute of Corrections (NIC) over Fiscal Year 2014. NIC has served the public for over 40 years, and is determined to be the nation's most trusted resource for corrections personnel. Three positive comments about NIC service show how NIC has done this. Highlights are provided for NIC's Prisons Division, Jails Division, Community Services Division, and Academy. Let the National Institute of Corrections help you to succeed through tec... Read More

12 pages
2015
Document 029682
Offender Reentry: The Value of Victim Involvement [Broadcast]
By Brisbin, Lorie; Newlin, Lydia ; Costa, Jeralita “Jeri”; Odom, Mark; Seymour, Anne; Baker, Maureen; King, Erica. National Institute of Corrections (NIC) (Washington, DC).
This three-hour national discussion and broadcast by the National Institute of Corrections (NIC) focuses on the unique opportunities and challenges of including victims in the offender reentry process. Current points in the criminal justice reentry continuum where victims can and should have a voice are explored. By including victims we can obtain more balanced information about the offender and their offense history which can positively impact reentry decisions. This approach can result in bett... Read More

158 minutes
2015
Document 029910
New Directions in Corrections: Staff Wellness: NIC's Second Virtual Conference
By Peters, Colette; Denhof, Michael; Morton, Gregory; Spinaris, Caterina; Lewis, Kirsten; McGrath, Roy; Violanti, John; Jones, Susan; Leitch, Laurie; Jacobs, Ann; Clarke, Harold. National Institute of Corrections (NIC) (Washington, DC).
On June 10, 2015, the National Institute of Corrections (NIC) launched a national virtual conference on staff wellness titled “New Directions in Corrections: Staff Wellness.” Session topics will include using neuroscience to reduce stress, “healing corrections,” the organizational implications of boundary violations, creating a purpose-driven corrections career, corrections personnel suicide, and staff wellness. The objective of “New Directions in Corrections: Staff Wellness” is to: Educate c... Read More

2015
Document 029869
Veterans Treatment Courts: A Second Chance for Vets Who Have Lost Their Way [Internet Broadcast]
By Henry, Heather French; Berger, Thomas J.; Edelman, Bernard; Stefanovic, Nicholas; Fitzgerald, Melissa; Russell, Robert; Schwartz, John; Burek, Elizabeth; Clark, Sean; Crawford, Gregory. National Institute of Corrections (NIC) (Washington, DC).
This program on justice-involved veterans, highlights the lifesaving role being played by veterans treatment courts (VTCs) across the country. From WWII through the continuing global war on terror, there are approximately 21.5 million veterans in the U.S. today. So many of these men, and increasingly women, return home damaged mentally and physically from their time in service. These wounds often contribute to their involvement in the criminal justice system. As a result, veterans are overre... Read More

151 minutes
2015
Document 030135
Jails in America: A Report on Podular Direct Supervision
National Institute of Corrections (NIC) (Washington, DC).
This video is an excellent introduction to the use of podular direct supervision. Topics discussed include: the three types of jails in the United States—linear intermittent surveillance, podular remote surveillance, and podular direct supervision; the eight key principles of direct supervision; seven key direct supervision strategies; the housing unit officer; and education and activities. "Podular direct supervision is a proven, viable, and economical alternative to more traditional methods." ... Read More

19 minutes
2015
Document 030028
Hepatitis C in Corrections: Innovations in Treatment and Management of a Public Health Challenge [Internet Broadcast]
By Grant, Anita; Greer, James; Guilfoyle, Sheila M.; Kendig, Newton; Maurer, Kathleen; Ojo, Olugbenga; Zawitz, Chad. National Institute of Corrections (NIC) (Washington, DC).
Hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection is the most common blood-borne infection in the United States, with approximately three million persons living with current infection. Of the two million individuals incarcerated in US federal and state prisons, a February 2015 Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) special report states that 9.8% of these individuals have Hepatitis C. With the advent of a one pill per day treatment regimen, the management of Hepatitis C virus (HCV) in corrections is rapidly evolvin... Read More

38 pages + 155 minutes
2015
Document 031308
Promising and Innovative Practices for Children of Incarcerated Parents: Arrest through Pre-Adjudication [Webinar]
By Bernstein, Nell; Brant, Jill M.; Carson, Sarah West; Crawford, Greg; Donohue, Patti; Fontaine, Jocelyn; Kroll, Amy; Krupat, Tanya; Ludwig, Amanda; Marion, Asmara; Peterson, Bryce; Still, Wendy; Suhr, Greg. Urban Institute. Children of Incarcerated Parents Project (Washington, DC); National Institute of Corrections (NIC) (Washington, DC).
"Nearly three million children under the age of 18 have a parent in jail or prison, and millions more have experienced their parents being arrested. Due to their parent’s criminal justice involvement, a growing body of research indicates that these children often experience trauma, family disruption, and the loss of their primary caregiver, which can lead to financial hardship, residential instability, and an array of emotional and behavioral problems. In response, several community-based organi... Read More

272 minutes
2015
Document 029879
Correctional Industries: A Guide to Reentry-Focused Performance Excellence
National Correctional Industries Association (NCIA) (Baltimore, MD); National Institute of Corrections (NIC) (Washington, DC).
This guide "is specifically designed to empower each Correctional Industries organization, no matter the size or structure, to design and implement its program with an emphasis on maximizing system impact. The model supports implementing effective strategies through the context of work. The results are focused on increasing an individual’s success after release. The model provides a holistic approach to evaluating where you are and how to proceed with recommendations based on promising and evide... Read More

2015
Document 031307
Toolkit for Developing Family-Focused Jail Programs
By Peterson, Bryce; Cramer, Lindsey; Kurs, Emma; Fontaine, Jocelyn. Urban Institute. Children of Incarcerated Parents Project (Washington, DC); National Institute of Corrections (NIC) (Washington, DC).
"Through no fault of their own, millions of children have been exposed to and affected by the criminal justice system by witnessing their parent being arrested, by seeing their parent in court, or by visiting their parent in jail or prison. Indeed, many of the thousands of adult men and women who are arrested, prosecuted, and incarcerated each year leave behind minor children who must grapple with their parent’s absence for days, months, or years. Although such exposure does not always result in... Read More

19 pages
2015
Document 031460
CCCN LIVE National Forum Discussion [Webinar]
By Nunes, Phil; Qazilbash, Ruby; Marlowe, Doug; Rosenberg, Steve; McDonnell, Maureen; Jenkins, Mack; Green, Katie; Burke, Susan; Crawford, Greg. Community Corrections Collaborative Network (CCCN) (Washington, DC); National Institute of Corrections (NIC) (Washington, DC).
Objectives: highlight federal resources available to community corrections and criminal justice agencies; define service needs of justice-involved individuals; showcase a local example of collaboration and resources utilization—San Diego County Probation; and engage the criminal justice system in a live discussion about the resources available, how to access funding, receive technical assistance, and to motivate our leaders to want to do more.... Read More

91 minutes
2015
Document 031459
Medicaid Administrative Claiming and Targeted Case Management: Opportunities for Public Safety [Webinar]
By Rosenberg, Steven; Jenkins, Mack; Mellgren, Linda; Crawford, Greg. National Institute of Corrections (NIC) (Washington, DC).
This webinar will: define roles that criminal justice professionals play in Medicaid Administrative Claiming (MAC) and Targeted Case Management (TCM); define service needs of justice involved individuals; highlight community corrections and criminal justice agency examples of resource utilization; explain strategies for meeting increased demand for healthcare services under the Affordable Care Act; and differentiate between MAC and TCM. The webinar aims to: demonstrate that MAC and TCM are excel... Read More

65 minutes
2014
Document 031457
Health Literacy: Enhancing Access to Health Care for Justice-Involved Individuals [Webinar]
By Julie, McKinney; Shavit, Shira; Griffith, Nancy; Joplin, Lore. National Institute of Corrections (NIC) (Washington, DC).
This webinar explains: what health literacy has to do with accessing health care; what literacy is; what health literacy is; the five steps of health literacy—find health information, understand it, evaluate it, communicate it, and use it; the health literacy of U.S. adults; health literacy is disproportionate; barriers to good health literacy; what needs to be done; prevalence of disease; health risks following release; transitional care—continuity of care; barriers to care; Transitions Clinic... Read More

90 minutes
2014
Document 028408
Analysis of the Use of the Structured Decisionmaking Framework in Three States
By Serin, Ralph; Gobeil, Renee. NIC-TA#10C82GKD0; National Institute of Corrections (NIC) (Washington, DC). Carleton University. Criminal Justice Decision-Making Laboratory (Ottawa, Ontario); National Institute of Corrections (NIC) (Washington, DC).
"In recent years, interest in high-quality parole decisionmaking has grown significantly. Paroling authorities are under considerable pressure and subject to substantial public scrutiny as they strive to reach high-quality parole decisions that ensure public safety. In this context, the Legal Decision-Making Lab at Carleton University has been working for nearly a decade to develop and improve a decisionmaking tool for parole practitioners. This tool, the Structured Decisionmaking Framework, act... Read More

60 pages
2014
Document 028360
Fundamentals of Bail: A Resource Guide for Pretrial Practitioners and a Framework for American Pretrial Reform
By Schnacke, Timothy R.. NIC-13CS02GK04. National Institute of Corrections (NIC) (Washington, DC).
"Pretrial justice requires that those seeking it be consistent with both their vision and with the concept of pretrial best practices, and this document is designed to help further that goal. It can be used as a resource guide, giving readers a basic understanding of the key areas of bail and the criminal pretrial process and then listing key documents and resources necessary to adopt a uniform working knowledge of legal and evidence-based practices in the field. Hopefully, however, this documen... Read More

119 pages
2014
Document 029517
Money as a Criminal Justice Stakeholder: The Judge’s Decision to Release or Detain a Defendant Pretrial
By Schnacke, Timothy R.. NIC-13CS02GK04. National Institute of Corrections (NIC) (Washington, DC).
"The future of pretrial justice in America will come partly from our deliberative focus on our judges’ decisions to release or detain a criminal defendant pretrial and from our questioning of whether our current constitutional and statutory bail schemes are either helping or hindering those decisions … we recognize that we also need a fair and transparent scheme allowing the preventive detention of higher risk defendants without "bail," or judges will continue to be forced to use money to accomp... Read More

66 pages
2014
Document 028089
Resilience in Corrections: A Proactive Approach to Changing Conditions
By Connelly, Michael; Feldman, David. National Institute of Corrections (NIC) (Washington, DC).
“This white paper describes the issues facing corrections policy and leadership as the impacts of climate change and its related consequences confront departments, agencies, and facilities in coming years. Not only will corrections have to manage the effects of more extreme weather and temperatures than in the past. Corrections will also have to develop and improve its flexibility and resiliency in its operations to weather the multiple coming changes while maintaining its core functions of prot... Read More
PDF
20 pages
2014
Document 028130
Gender-Responsive Policy & Practice (GRPPA)
National Institute of Corrections (NIC) (Washington, DC).
The Gender-Responsive Policy & Practice Assessment (GRPPA) outlines the process of evaluating the gender-responsiveness of policies and programs for women and how to use those outcomes to drive enhancements to women’s programming. There are two main sections of the GRPPA. The GRPPA Description and Instructions section provides information on how to facilitate an assessment of current gender-responsive practices in community corrections programs and correctional facilities. It also outlines t... Read More
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2014
Document 028145
Labor Market Information Worksheet
National Institute of Corrections (NIC) (Washington, DC).
This worksheet helps a person to determine whether the job they want to get is right for them. This is done by answering some questions regarding the desired occupation. Responses are determined for: common names for the occupation; current number of jobs in the occupation; anticipated 10-year growth rate for the occupation; average annual job openings for occupation; license requirement for the occupation and whether individuals with a criminal conviction are excluded; certification availabilit... Read More
PDF
4 pages
2014
Document 028146
Executive Summary: Research Supporting Employment as an Important Component of Evidence-Based Practice
National Institute of Corrections (NIC) (Washington, DC).
This document briefly reviews the strong link between offender employment and recidivism. "Extensive research has demonstrated that strong ties to work can lead to desistance of offending. Based on the scientific evidence, education and vocational training programs work. They increase the rate of employment for ex-offenders, and meaningful work is an important contributor to less offending. More importantly, the evidence clearly shows that they reduce recidivism and provide a positive return on ... Read More
PDF
1 page
2014
Document 028147
Implementing Apprenticeships: A Transitional Approach with Offenders (Pre-plea to Release from Supervision)
National Institute of Corrections (NIC) (Washington, DC).
This document highlights the roles of and activities performed by six federal agencies in the provision of apprenticeships for federal offenders. The cooperating agencies are U.S. Department of Labor, U.S. Pretrial Services, U.S. Probation, U.S. Bureau of Prisons, Community Corrections Centers, and U.S. Probation.... Read More
PDF
1 page
2014
Document 028194
Religion in Corrections: Offenders' Rights, Your Responsibility [Internet Broadcast]
By Alpern, Laurence Aryeh; Brown, Betty; Hall, Stephen; Hill, Wayne; Klemm, Ulli; Kowalcyk, Launa M.; Kreger, Elizabeth; Saulsberry, Terry J.; Turner, Ronald G. . National Institute of Corrections (NIC) (Washington, DC).
Across the United States, chaplains and religious directors are overwhelmed with ensuring equitable consideration for all religious requests. They face the conflict of "myth versus reality" regarding the role of the chaplain/religious director in corrections, the priority of religious practice balanced with security concerns, inconsistencies in accommodation, bias in space considerations, increased need for special diets, and the effects of agency and facility budgets. This two-day live broad... Read More
VIDEO
285 minutes
2014
Document 028222
Mapping the Criminal Justice System to Connect Justice-Involved Individuals with Treatment and Health Care under the Affordable Care Act
NIC-TA#14C1011; National Institute of Corrections (NIC) (Washington, DC). National Institute of Corrections (NIC) (Washington, DC).
"By working together to build a visual portrait of how individuals progress through the criminal justice system, health and justice stakeholders gain better understanding of their respective policies and practices. In addition, mapping allows jurisdictions to consider decision points throughout the entire criminal justice system when exploring opportunities to enroll criminal justice-involved individuals in insurance coverage. This guide is for states and local jurisdictions interested in using ... Read More
PDF
21 pages
2014
Document 028236
Health Reform and Public Safety: New Opportunities, Better Outcomes [Internet Broadcast]
By Burroughs-Biron, Dee; Crawford, Greg; Green, Katie; Griffith, Nancy; Jenkins, Mack; Joplin, Lore; Maurer, Kathleen; Rosenberg, Steven . National Institute of Corrections (NIC) (Washington, DC).
Research shows that there are a disproportionate number of justice involved individuals suffering from chronic illness and/ or mental health and substance abuse disorders. We also know that a majority of the justice-involved individuals are young adults and unemployed or earn an income that is well below the federal poverty line leaving them without the ability to obtain health care. There is now an opportunity to enhance collaboration between the criminal justice/corrections and healthcare syst... Read More
VIDEO
161 minutes
2014
Document 028097
The Employer-Driven Model and Toolkit: Strategies for Developing Employment Opportunities for Justice-Involved Individuals: Address Employers' Needs and Expectations
National Institute of Corrections (NIC) (Washington, DC).
"Many employers are apprehensive about hiring persons with criminal convictions, but employment specialists tolerate some failed hires only if they have had some successful job placements and found community-based corrections employment specialists to be responsive to their concerns. "It is important to remember that these relationships are mutually beneficial. The employment specialist who works with justice-involved individuals can help employers meet critical staffing needs at little or n... Read More
PDF
8 pages
2014
Document 028099
The Employer-Driven Model and Toolkit: Strategies for Developing Employment Opportunities for Justice-Involved Individuals: Engage and Partner with Stakeholders
National Institute of Corrections (NIC) (Washington, DC).
"No single agency can meet all of the workforce development needs of justice-involved individuals returning to the community. A systems approach that expands beyond the criminal justice system is essential for maximizing employment outcomes for this population. You must identify and engage stakeholders in developing employer-driven initiatives that meet their workforce development needs. There is also a need to share resources to increase efficiency and improve outcomes(p. 1). This publicatio... Read More
PDF
4 pages
2014
Document 028098
The Employer-Driven Model and Toolkit: Strategies for Developing Employment Opportunities for Justice-Involved Individuals: Prepare Job Seekers for Employment
National Institute of Corrections (NIC) (Washington, DC).
"Employers face global competition in their drive to operate successful businesses in today’s marketplace. If the correctional system is to be successful in placing job seekers in meaningful employment that meets employers’ expectations, correctional practitioners must prepare them for the workplace well in advance of their release. Practitioner knowledge of employers’ staffing requirements contributes to the success of this mission. New tools and proven strategies can greatly assist justice-inv... Read More
PDF
8 pages
2014
Document 028241
Employment Retention Inventory Explores the Predictive Factors of Job Loss: Research Project
By Taylor, P. Elizabeth. National Institute of Corrections (NIC) (Washington, DC).
"A new case management tool, the Employment Retention Inventory (ERI), is the focus of a study funded by the National Institute of Corrections. The study aims to: Determine the effectiveness of the ERI in predicting job loss; [and] Identify and target the risk factors related to recidivism that also contribute to job loss. The tool and the results of the study may be useful for employment specialists working in the field of corrections, as outcomes may affect their ability to help justice-invol... Read More
PDF
2 pages
2014
Document 028275
APEX Change Team Training: Facilitators Manual [and] Participant Manual [Lesson Plans and Participant Manual]
People in Charge, LLC (Boulder, CO); National Institute of Corrections (NIC) (Washington, DC).
The National Institute of Corrections (NIC) and People in Charge LLC are pleased to present the Achieving Performance Excellence (APEX) Change Team Training Curriculum – part of the APEX Initiative. The APEX initiative incorporates culture, leadership, performance measurement, results, and a change management strategy to help corrections agencies use their resources wisely to improve their organizational performance … The APEX Change Team Training will provide correctional agencies with capa... Read More
ZIP
2 volumes (volume 1 – 250 pages, volume 2 – 146 pages)
2014
Document 028418
Desktop Guide to Quality Practice for Working with Youth in Confinement
U.S. Dept. of Justice. Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) (Washington, DC); National Institute of Corrections (NIC) (Washington, DC). National Institute of Corrections (NIC) (Washington, DC); National Partnership for Juvenile Services (NPJS) (Lexington, KY); National Center for Youth in Custody (NCYC) (New York, NY).
Recent successful juvenile justice and juvenile detention reforms have resulted in better and more meaningful public policy on the use of custody facilities and have triggered significant reductions in juvenile detention and corrections populations. However, a secondary—and perhaps unintended—consequence has been a parallel reduction in the resources available to continue providing much needed training and technical assistance to facilities that still must confine the most troublesome youth. As ... Read More
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2014
Document 028144
National Institute of Corrections Report to the Nation FY 2013: Protecting the Promise: Serving America's Correctional Systems
National Institute of Corrections (NIC) (Washington, DC).
“We’re in the people business. As much as we like to talk about numbers—rates of recidivism, caseloads, population growth, etc.—the real story behind the work we do is the lives we save, the people we help, and the communities we keep safe. That’s the nature of corrections. In this year’s annual report to the nation from the Nation Institute of Corrections (NIC), we hope that the stories of the lives we’ve touched and the jurisdictions we’ve helped come through. More than just the numbers, it’s ... Read More
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40 pages
2014
Document 029714
Green Corrections Symposium Notes
National Institute of Corrections (NIC) (Washington, DC).
"On November 21, 2014, the Green Corrections Symposium convened professionals from the corrections community, as well as partners including reentry professionals, energy specialists, and education and workforce development experts. During the Symposium, winners of the Green Corrections Challenge, a video and presentation contest to demonstrate innovative green practices in the corrections community, were announced and viewed. Experts also spoke about best practices within the green corrections ... Read More
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6 pages
2014
Document 029743
Occupational Stressors in Corrections Work Annotated Bibliography
By Spinaris, Caterina G.. NIC-12CS14GKM7. National Institute of Corrections (NIC) (Washington, DC).
"Corrections work of all disciplines, whether in institutional or in community-based settings, has been recognized as being exceptionally stressful. Traditionally, this has been regarded as a consequence of staff’s exposure to multiple organizational stressors and also operational stressors. Examples of organizational stressors are role problems, demanding interactions with other staff or justice-involved individuals, and low organizational support. Examples of operational stressors are shift wo... Read More
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31 pages
2014
Document 029768
Evidence-Based Decision Making in Local Criminal Justice Systems Initiative
By Buck Willison, Janeen; Lachman, Pamela; Pope, Dwight; Holand, Ashleigh. NIC-11A08GKH1. National Institute of Corrections (NIC) (Washington, DC).
This brief covers results from the report "Evaluation of Phase II Technical Assistance for Evidence-Based Decision-Making in Local Criminal Justice Systems" by Janeen Buck Willison, Pamela Lachman, Dwight Pope, and Ashleigh Holand (issued June 2012) available at http://nicic.gov/Library/029767. It "describes the EBDM Phase II technical assistance approach and presents findings and themes from the process evaluation and outcome assessment of the technical assistance delivered to the seven sites s... Read More
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8 pages
2013
Document 027702
Inmate Behavior Management: Northampton County Jail Case Study
By Hoke, Scott. National Institute of Corrections (NIC) (Washington, DC).
“Violence, vandalism, and other unwanted inmate behaviors prevail in many jails nationwide, and they frustrate jail practitioners who must ensure the safety and security of inmates, staff and the public … Effectively managing inmate behavior creates a safer environment for the inmates and staff and allows the jail to provide a valuable service to the public. Community safety is enhanced by strong jail management and facilities should aspire to create environments where compliance, respect, and ... Read More
PDF
16 pages
2013
Document 027703
Inmate Behavior Management: Brazos County Jail Case Study
By Hoke, Scott. National Institute of Corrections (NIC) (Washington, DC).
“Violence, vandalism, and other unwanted inmate behaviors prevail in many jails nationwide, and they frustrate jail practitioners who must ensure the safety and security of inmates, staff and the public … Effectively managing inmate behavior creates a safer environment for the inmates and staff and allows the jail to provide a valuable service to the public. Community safety is enhanced by strong jail management and facilities should aspire to create environments where compliance, respect, and ... Read More
PDF
16 pages
2013
Document 027705
Inmate Behavior Management: Defining and Conveying Expectations
By Hoke, Scott. NIC-10J74GKD7. National institute of Corrections (NIC) (Washington, DC).
A comprehensive management system, called Inmate Behavior Management (IBM) is being rolled out by the National Institute of Corrections (NIC). It is comprised of six specific elements that work together to control inmate behavior and produce an effective and proficient institution. This document explains “Element 4: Defining and Conveying Expectations for Behavior”. “It is intended to: Review what is known about how positive expectations influence behavior; Identify what concepts are important ... Read More
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48 pages + supplement (95 pages)
2011
Document 025555
You're An Adult Now: Youth in Adult Criminal Justice Systems
By Ziedenberg, Jason. National Institute of Corrections (NIC) (Washington, DC).
"It has been estimated that nearly 250,000 youth under age 18 end up in the adult criminal justice system every year. However, little attention has been directed to how adult corrections systems are managing the youth offenders that end up in jails, prisons and under community supervision. To address this information gap, the National Institute of Corrections (NIC) convened three dozen juvenile justice and adult corrections experts on June 18th, 2010, to consider some of the known issues, impact... Read More

40 pages
2009
Document 030108
Veterans Treatment Courts: A Second Chance for Vets Who Have Lost Their Way: Executive Summary
By Edelman, Bernard; Berger, Thomas J.; Crawford, Gregory . National Institute of Corrections (NIC) (Washington, DC).
This executive summary is for a white paper "based on a series of interviews, buttressed by personal observations, of key players in half a dozen jurisdictions where Veterans Treatment Courts have been operating with marked success. Neither graphs nor charts nor a plethora of statistics are employed to illustrate the protocols and practices of these therapeutic courts. Instead, proponents and practitioners intimately involved in the founding and operation of these courts relate how they are “the... Read More
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8 pages
2008
Document 022876
Technical Resource Provider Handbook
National Institute of Corrections (NIC) (Washington, DC).
"The Technical Resource Provider Handbook was prepared for the correctional service provider who delivers technical assistance or training at the request of the National Institute of Corrections (NIC). This handbook explains NIC policies and guidelines that affect the work of technical resource providers (TRPs) in the field. The handbook cannot address all of the issues related to NIC’s technical assistance and training program. Therefore, TRPs should contact the NIC staff member responsible for... Read More
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32 pages
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