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2014
Document 027907
The Corrections Profession: Maintaining Safety and Sanity, Part 1
By Spinaris, Caterina; Denhof, Mike; Morton, Greg. Desert Waters Correctional Outreach (DWCO) (Florence, CO); National Institute of Corrections Academy (Aurora, CO).
This program is the first of a two-part webinar, and covers the physical and emotional challenges faced by correctional personnel. “The dangers correctional staff encounter on the job are well known to their leaders. A lesser known but possibly more hazardous set of factors involves the cumulative negative side effects of what staff experience through daily interactions with justice-involved individuals and immersion in uniquely challenging workplace conditions. Such side effects can be understo... Read More
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85 minutes + 54 pages
2014
Document 027908
The Corrections Profession: Maintaining Safety and Sanity, Part 2
By Spinaris, Caterina; Denhof, Mike; Morton, Greg. National Institute of Corrections Academy (Aurora, CO); Desert Waters Correctional Outreach (DWCO) (Florence, CO).
This program is the second of a two-part webinar, and covers the physical and emotional challenges faced by correctional personnel. “The dangers correctional staff encounter on the job are well known to their leaders. A lesser known but possibly more hazardous set of factors involves the cumulative negative side effects of what staff experience through daily interactions with justice-involved individuals and immersion in uniquely challenging workplace conditions. Such side effects can be underst... Read More
ZIP
78 minutes + 42 pages
2012
Document 026506
Corrections Learning and Performance: A Vision for the 21st Century
By Hall, Amanda. National Institute of Corrections Academy (Aurora, CO).
Anyone involved or interested in the future of learning and performance in corrections should read this publication. “This white paper focuses on learning and performance challenges in the 21st century including the role of technology in learning programs and the incorporation of evidence-based practices into program design and delivery. The paper offers an extensive review of learning research in the areas of theory, learners, learning organizations, instructional design, program design, deliv... Read More
PDF
38 pages
2011
Document 024973
Reduce Costs, Lower Risks, Enhance Healthcare Services: The Promise of Effective Pharmaceutical Management [Satellite/Internet Broadcast]
National Institute of Corrections Academy (Aurora, CO).
As jurisdictions across the nation attempt to do more with less, the effects of pharmacy management today will have long lasting and costly effects on the broader health care outcomes of tomorrow, in particular, the effectiveness of treatments for inmates with chronic illnesses, infectious diseases and comorbidities. This program will provide clarity around pharmacy management, why it is important to all jurisdictions, and methods for improving existing operations. This 3-hour program broadca... Read More
VIDEO
2 video DVDs (155 minutes)
2011
Document 024978
Offender Employment Retention: Worth the Work [Satellite/Internet Broadcast]
National Institute of Corrections Academy (Aurora, CO).
According to the Bureau of Justice Statistics, more than 700,000 individuals are released from prisons yearly—with an additional 9 million adults cycling through local jails. Research indicates that employment is an important component of successful reentry, but most offender programs do not address the complex behavioral health issues that impact the offender’s ability to obtain and retain gainful employment while remaining crime free. Offender programming should target individuals at high r... Read More
VIDEO
2 video DVDs (180 minutes)
2011
Document 025151
Essential Skills for New Supervisors
National Institute of Corrections Academy (Aurora, CO).
Making the transition from line staff to supervisor calls for developing new skills and competencies as well as a major shift in mindset from doing one’s own work to supervising the work of others. This program focuses on core competencies for supervisors. These competencies include developing personal and professional goals, demonstrating leadership, solving problems, thinking critically, making decisions, managing conflict, coaching, counseling, providing discipline, and encouraging staff p... Read More
VIDEO
2 data DVDs
2010
Document 024517
Crisis Intervention Teams: An Effective Response to Mental Illness in Corrections [Satellite/Internet Broadcast]
National Institute of Corrections Academy (Aurora, CO).
Our nation’s jails, prisons, and community corrections agencies are confronted daily with substantial numbers of persons with mental illness in custody and under supervision. Mental illness in corrections demands an urgency of response, services, and care. Correctional staff have attempted to manage individuals suffering mental illness with varying degrees of success. In searching for meaningful methods of response, some agencies, in partnership with stakeholder communities, have implemented Cri... Read More
VIDEO
1 video DVD (149 min.)
2010
Document 024388
Greening Corrections: People, Programs, and Practices [Satellite/Internet Broadcast held July 14, 2010]
National Institute of Corrections Academy (Aurora, CO).
This program seeks to increase environmental awareness among corrections professionals and focuses attention on the need to make correctional facilities more energy and resource efficient. This broadcast:
  • Explores the feasibility of introducing green collar job readiness training programs
  • Assesses correctional industries capability to adopt “green” practices
  • And identifies strategies to assess cost saving options for correctional agencies to operate “self sustaining” facilities and ... Read More
VIDEO
1 DVD (231 min.)
2010
Document 024363
Effectively Managing Aging and Geriatric Offenders [Satellite/Internet Broadcast held March 11, 2010]
National Institute of Corrections Academy (Aurora, CO).
This 3-hour program will interest anyone dealing with geriatric offenders. Issues covered during this presentation include:
  • Who geriatric offenders are
  • Awareness of their needs
  • Staff training
  • And special considerations for this population.
Participants will be able to: develop criteria to identify geriatric offenders; describe challenges and options for training staff and improving day to day operations to better manage this population; identify strategies, includi... Read More
VIDEO
2 video DVDs (146 min.)
2010
Document 027137
Competency Profile of a Regional Field Coordinator
By Iszler, Bernie. National Institute of Corrections Academy (Aurora, CO).
Regional field coordinators serve as liaisons to the National Institute of Corrections and are responsible for initiating, coordinating, and disseminating quality training initiatives and network resources responsive to the needs of correctional agencies. This document, in the format of a DACUM profile, outlines the duties and related tasks of regional field coordinators. It also summarizes the knowledge, attitudes, skills needed to enter this profession, in addition to past experience with oper... Read More
PDF
2 pages
2009
Document 023698
Corrections Budgets in Free Fall: Finding Opportunities in Turbulent Times [Satellite/Internet Broadcast held on April 15, 2009]
National Institute of Corrections Academy (Aurora, CO).
Budget reductions don’t discriminate. Correctional agencies are being hit hard in these tough economic times with no relief from mandates. Prisons, jails, and community corrections are all faced with increasing workloads, combined with diminishing resources. Amid the worsening financial crisis, there are opportunities to implement evidence-based strategies that can maximize resources while preserving public safety. This 3-hour program provides an overview of opportunities that can help corre... Read More
VIDEO
2 computer disks; DVD-ROM (158 min.) + 1 computer disk; CD-ROM
2009
Document 023535
Implementing Motivational Interviewing in Correctional Settings: An Interview with Dr. William Miller
National Institute of Corrections Academy (Aurora, CO).
This presentation is an extended interview with Dr. William Miller regarding the utilization of motivational interviewing (MI) in correctional settings. Topics discussed include:
  • Background of MI
  • MI in corrections
  • How MI works
  • The spirit of MI
  • Implementing MI
  • MI applications and assessment
  • Brief and one-time MI
  • Essentials of MI
  • MI roll-out and training
  • The supervisor’s role
  • MI research
  • And implications for policy makers, supervis... Read More
VIDEO
1 computer disk; DVD-ROM (142 min.) + 1 computer disk; CD-ROM
2008
Document 024311
Gender Responsive Classification Instruments for Women Offenders: What Do They Look Like and How Will They Improve Practice? [Lesson Plan]
National Institute of Corrections Academy (Aurora, CO).
This two-hour training session is for correctional managers wanting to implement risk and needs assessments for adult female offenders. Participants will: become familiar with gender-responsive assessments and approaches; and receive information regarding the adoption of the Women’s Risk and Needs Assessment instrument. Topics discussed include: evidence-based practice; risk/needs assessment; gender-neutral risk assessment; women offenders; gender-responsive concepts; risk assessment validation;... Read More

12 p.
2008
Document 022948
Public & Media Relations: Take Control of Your Message
National Institute of Corrections Academy (Aurora, CO).
This training session covers strategies and techniques for effectively interacting with the press. Participants will be able to:
  • Control an interview;
  • Conduct a successful news conference;
  • Write a news release that gets attention;
  • Present one's case to the public;
  • Execute crisis communication plans during an emergency;
  • Identify and use interviewing skills;
  • Utilize strategies for communicating effectively;
  • And identify strategies for working with current and emerging m... Read More
VIDEO
1 data DVD (409 min.)
2008
Document 023217
Sharing Gang Intelligence Bridging the Gap: Corrections - Police - Educators [Satellite/Internet Broadcast]
National Institute of Corrections Academy (Aurora, CO).
Gangs are a growing national problem that all elements of the public safety community must effectively manage. Collaboration and information sharing are key to managing gangs effectively and safeguarding public and institutional safety. A diverse panel of experts addresses various processes, methods, technologies, partnerships, and information sharing programs related to gangs and their potential networks of intelligence. This broadcast will be of interest to police, corrections, military, and c... Read More
VIDEO
3 DVDs (249 min.) + 1 CD
2008
Document 023425
No More “My Way or the Highway”: Embracing the 21st Century Workforce
  • [Satellite/Internet Broadcast held November 19,2008]
  • National Institute of Corrections Academy (Aurora, CO).
    Collaboration within today’s multigenerational workplace gets everybody involved with a common goal. Today’s workforce poses both challenges and opportunities for agency leaders. Developing effective strategies to recruit, communicate, train, retain, and lead staff is essential to high performance. Topics discussed during this 3-hour program will include the following:
    • Appreciating the strengths and weaknesses of each generation in the workplace
    • Recognizing the relationship betwee... Read More
    VIDEO
    3 DVDs (156 min.) + 1 CD
    2008
    Document 023255
    Building Tomorrow's Workforce: An Effective Reentry Strategy [Satellite/Internet Broadcast held August 2008]
    National Institute of Corrections Academy (Aurora, CO).
    This program focuses on the history and benefits of correctional industries and ways to balance competing interests. Employment is a critical factor in successful reentry. Career assistance, life skills, and job training prior to release from jails or prisons increases the likelihood of success as individuals reenter the community. This, in conjunction with support from employers, social agencies, and faith-based community organizations, provides the foundation for individuals to remain in socie... Read More
    VIDEO
    2 DVDs (172 min) + 1 CD
    2008
    Document 023548
    Women and Work: Gender Responsivity and Workforce Development
  • [Satellite/Internet Broadcast held September 24-25, 2008]
  • National Institute of Corrections Academy (Aurora, CO).
    This training program presents strategies for making women offender workplace development programs more responsive to their clients. Topics include:
    • Emerging evidence-based gender responsive practices
    • Information strategies and case management models
    • Career theories and assessment tools
    • Collaborative relationships that support effective reentry
    • How a history of criminal convictions impacts job search efforts
    • Women Offender Case Management Model (WOCMM)
    • Strengths and nee... Read More
    VIDEO
    4 DVDs (353 min) + 1 CD
    2007
    Document 022390
    Effective Training Design and Development [Satellite/Internet Broadcast held April 2007]
    National Institute of Corrections Academy (Aurora, CO).
    This blended-learning, self directed course provides the user with the knowledge necessary to create effective training programs. "Along the journey, you will have developed skills to help you assess, design, develop, and evaluate learner-centered instructional designs and curricula targeted to enhance employee job performance." Modules making up this training program are: program overview; learner centered instruction; assessment; performance objectives; ITIP (instructional theory into practic... Read More
    VIDEO
    1 data DVD
    2007
    Document 022542
    A Model for Social Justice: Collaboration Between Faith-Based and Community Organizations and Corrections [Satellite/Internet Broadcast held September 12, 2007]
    National Institute of Corrections Academy (Aurora, CO).
    Collaboration between faith-based organizations, community organizations, and corrections has proven to be a cost-effective way to meet agency needs and bring much needed services to offenders. This unique partnership also helps to promote social justice, reduce recidivism, and increase public safety. This 3-hour program examines the myths, realities, boundaries, and benefits of this collaboration while providing information to help correctional leaders achieve new and more successful re-entry i... Read More
    VIDEO
    2 DVDs (165 min.)
    2007
    Document 022489
    Pretrial Justice: Principles and Practices
    National Institute of Corrections Academy (Aurora, CO).
    This two-hour program discusses strategies for developing an effective pretrial process (e.g., arrest, interview, risk assessment and recommendation, first appearance, post release supervision, and collaboration between shareholders—agencies, organizations, and the community). This presentation is designed to examine the impact of the pretrial decision to release or detain on jail crowding and public safety; promote fair and just pretrial decision making; and demonstrate best practices consisten... Read More
    VIDEO
    2 DVDs (118 min.)
    2007
    Document 022679
    Training for Training Directors
    National Institute of Corrections Academy (Aurora, CO).
    The skills that successful correctional training directors need are explained. Modules comprising this training program are: role of the training director; liability issues; policy and procedures; needs assessment annual training plan and evaluation; developing and assessing training curricula and performance objectives; alternative delivery strategies; developing training staff; scheduling, logistics, and marketing.... Read More
    VIDEO
    1 data DVD (239 minutes)
    2007
    Document 022472
    PMR: Public and Media Relations: Gaining Confidence and Competence
    National Institute of Corrections Academy (Aurora, CO).
    This two-hour DVD training course presents techniques for interacting effectively with the public and press. Modules comprising this course are: why we are doing this; working with the media; strategies and techniques for communicating effectively; and crisis media.... Read More
    VIDEO
    2 computer disks; DVD-ROM (121 min.)
    2006
    Document 024869
    Correctional Trainer
    By Kowalcyk, Laura. National Institute of Corrections Academy (Aurora, CO).
    This DACUM Profile is for a Correctional Trainer. It covers the position's duties, tasks, knowledge, skills, attitudes, and equipment and tools.... Read More
    PDF
    4 pages
    2006
    Document 022272
    The Facilitator's Guide
    National Institute of Corrections Academy (Aurora, CO).
    Strategies for effective facilitation are provided. The following topics are covered: defining facilitation; basic facilitator competencies; two areas of team focus; facilitator's tip sheet -- starting up and showing attention; facilitator's tip sheet -- asking effective questions; stages of group development and range of facilitator behavior; facilitation -- understanding your "hooks"; facilitation interventions; levels of intervention; intervention guidelines; group intervention techniques; g... Read More
    PDF
    24 p.
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