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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 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
2014
Document 027940
Dosage Probation: Rethinking the Structure of Probation Sentences
By Carter, Madeline M.; Sankovitz, Richard J.. NIC-12CS09GKM1; National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). Center for Effective Public Policy (CEPP) (Silver Spring, MD).
This is a great introduction to a new probation strategy which links “the duration of probation supervision to the optimal amount of intervention an offender needs in order to reduce risk of reoffense”. This monograph “provides a policy and practice framework upon which this new model of supervision can be constructed. It offers a review of evidence-based approaches to reducing recidivism in our communities, the most recent research on dosage, and its applicability to sentencing and community su... Read More
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22 pages
2013
Document 026881
Implementing the Prison Rape Elimination Act: Toolkit for Juvenile Agencies and Facilities
NIC-12RE05GKJ5; National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). The Moss Group, Inc. (Washington, DC).
“The goal of this Toolkit is to provide juvenile agencies and facilities of all sizes, political divisions, and geographic locations with a step-by-step guide for preventing, detecting, and eliminating sexual abuse of residents in their custody – and for responding effectively to abuse when it occurs. Prison rape includes all forms of resident sexual abuse within a correctional facility, including state and federal prisons, county and municipal jails, police lock-ups, holding facilities, residen... Read More
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1 computer file
2013
Document 026880
Implementing the Prison Rape Elimination Act: Toolkit for Jails
National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC); NIC-12RE05GKJ5.. The Moss Group, Inc. (Washington, DC).
UPDATED 11/26/13: Minor edits. “The goal of this Toolkit is to provide jails of all sizes, political divisions, and geographic locations with a step-by-step guide for preventing, detecting, and eliminating sexual abuse of inmates in their custody – and for responding effectively to abuse when it occurs. Prison rape includes all forms of inmate sexual abuse within a correctional facility, including state and federal prisons, county and municipal jails, police lock-ups, holding facilities, inmate ... Read More
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1 computer file
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 027507
Policy Review and Development Guide: Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Intersex Persons in Custodial Settings
By Smith, Brenda V.; Loomis, Melissa C.; Yarussi, Jaime M.; Marksamer, Jody. National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). Smith Consulting (Washington, DC); American University. Washington College of Law. Project on Addressing Prison Rape (Washington, DC).
Superseded by NIC accession no. 031373. “This guide includes information that will help adult correctional facilities and juvenile justice agencies to assess, develop, or improve policies and practices regarding LGBTI [lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and intersex] individuals in their custody. The guide is not meant to be a quick reference for writing policies appropriate for all agencies and/or facilities. It is intentionally vague on “how ... Read More
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79 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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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64 pages
2012
Document 026947
Developing an Actuarial Risk Assessment to Inform Decisions Made by Adult Protective Services Workers
By Johnson, Kristen; Park, Kathy; Bogie, Andrea; Flasch, Shannon; Cotter, Jennifer. National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). National Council on Crime and Delinquency (NCCD) (Oakland, CA).
This purpose of this study “was to determine whether an actuarial risk assessment could be constructed that validly and reliably classified individuals reported for adult maltreatment or self-neglect, and whether workers and other agency staff would find the risk assessment useful in practice” (p. ii). Sections following an abstract and executive summary include: introduction; construction of the actuarial risk assessment for adult protective services (APS) workers; reliability testing the instr... Read More
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127 pages
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
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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
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11 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
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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
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24 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
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368 p.
2012
Document 027278
Legal Responses to Sexual Violence in Custody: Using Existing State Mandatory Reporting Statutes to Improve Disclosure of Sexual Violence in Correctional Settings
By Smith, Brenda V.; Ponds, Loren; Loomis, Melissa . National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). American University. Washington College of Law. Project on Addressing Prison Rape (Washington, DC).
“This publication provides an introduction to mandatory reporting laws, and how these laws can help corrections officials respond to sexual abuse in custodial settings, both offender-on-offender and staff sexual misconduct. The importance of mandatory reporting laws cannot be overstated, given recent scandals involving the abuse of vulnerable populations, including youth. This publication provides insight into the utility of mandatory reporting laws, in light of the enactment of the Prison Rape... Read More
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34 pages
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
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364 p.
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
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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
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96 pages
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 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
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100 pages
2012
Document 026173
Is the Juvenile Justice Realignment Train Slowing Down?
By Butts, Jeffrey A.; Carrion, Gladys; Steinhart, David; Rodriguez, Jennifer. National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC); U.S. Dept. of Justice. Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (Washington, DC). National Center for Youth in Custody (NC4YC) (Kalamazoo, MI).
“After nearly two decades of falling crime, down-sizing juvenile corrections and detention is a central theme in a growing number of juvenile justice systems … What does the future hold for juvenile justice reform? Were the changes that occurred over the past ten years a permanent shift in policy and practice, or were they merely a temporary reaction to tight budgets and low rates of violent crime? Will policymakers maintain reforms if and when crime rises or budgets rebound?” Topics discussed i... Read More
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41 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
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128 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
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76 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
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64 pages
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
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56 pages
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
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76 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
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
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65 pages
2010
Document 025266
What Works in Residential Centers Monographs
By Taxman, Faye X.; Rexroat, Jessica; Shilton, Mary; Mericle, Amy; Lerch, Jennifer. National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). George Mason University. Criminology, Law & Society. Center for Advancing Correctional Excellence (Fairfax, VA).
This series of monographs “examines the impact of participation in a RRC [Residential Re-entry Center] on federal offender release outcomes” (p. 2). RRCs assist in the transition of offenders from prison to the community. The series contains eight reports: Executive Overview: What Works in Residential Reentry Centers; Report 1: What Is the Impact of “Performance Contracting” on Offender Supervision Services?; Report 2: Measuring Performance- The Capacity of Residential Reentry Centers (RRCs) to ... Read More
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165 pages
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
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62 p.
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 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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2010
Document 024881
The Importance of a Low Span of Control in Effective Implementation of Evidence Based Probation and Parole Practices
By Armstrong, Gaylene; Dretke, Doug; Atkin, Cassandra. National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). Sam Houston State University. Correctional Management Institute of Texas (Huntsville, TX).
This report explains why the current probation officer to supervisor ratio (7:1 span of control) should not be increased to a higher level due to significant impacts on the implementation and sustainability of evidence-based practices (EBPs) in the Community Based Correctional System in Iowa. Span of control is “the number of individuals, or resources, that a person can effectively supervise within a structured organizational, business of military setting” (p. i). Sections of this report followi... Read More
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34 pages
2010
Document 024372
A Framework for Evidence-Based Decision Making in Local Criminal Justice Systems
National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). Center for Effective Public Policy (Silver Spring, MD); Pretrial Justice Institute (PJI) (Washington, DC); Justice Management Institute (JMI) (Denver, CO); The Carey Group (Viera, FL).
This report is essential reading for individuals wanting to achieve "measurable reductions of pretrial misconduct and post-conviction reoffending" (p.6). Eight sections follow an introduction (a new paradigm for the justice system): underlying premises; the key decision points, decision makers, and stakeholders in the criminal justice system; examining justice system decision making through the lens of harm reduction; the principles underlying the framework; applying evidence-based principles to... Read More
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68 p.
2010
Document 023066
Career Resource Centers: An Emerging Strategy for Improving Offender Employment Outcomes
National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC); U.S. Dept. of Justice (Washington, DC); U.S. Dept. of Education (Washington, DC). National Institute of Corrections. Transition and Offender Workforce Development Division (Washington, DC).
“This bulletin highlights the ways career resource centers are being used in jails, prisons, and community supervision offices to improve the long-term employment prospects of offenders” (p.1). Sections of this publication include: common elements of career resource centers; getting started; working with inmate career clerks; building community ties; role of assessment in career resource centers; technology resources; finding champions and overcoming resistance; and future directions. Also in... Read More
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1 video DVD
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
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116 p.
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
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282 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
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199 pages
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
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205 p.
2009
Document 023065
Creating a Workforce Development Culture to Reduce Reincarceration
National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC); U.S. Dept. of Justice (Washington, DC); U.S. Dept. of Education (Washington, DC). National Institute of Corrections. Transition and Offender Workforce Development Division (Washington, DC).
This document highlights Vermont’s Workforce Development Program. Male participants that successfully completed the program lowered their reincarceration rate from 74% to 59% at six months following release, females lowered their rate from 63% to 38%. Topics discussed include:
  • Creating a unique workforce culture
  • Habits of Mind curriculum
  • Workplace application
  • Evidence of effectiveness
  • Program replication
  • Future of the program
  • ... Read More
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12 p.
2009
Document 024023
Improving Responses to People with Mental Illnesses: The Essential Elements of Specialized Probation Initiatives
By Prins, Seth J.; Oshner, Fred C.. National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). Council of State Governments Justice Center (New York, NY).
“This report articulates 10 essential elements for all probation interventions that involve people with mental illnesses, regardless of the particular program model” (p. vii). The essential elements are: collaborative planning and administration; defining, identifying, and assessing a target population; designing the initiative and matching individuals to supervision and treatment options; setting conditions of community supervision; developing an individualized case plan; providing or linking t... Read More
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24 p.
2009
Document 024034
Probation in Maine: Setting the Baseline
By Rubin, Mark; Dodge, Jennifer. National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). University of Southern Maine. Muskie School of Public Service (Portland, ME).
"This study was conducted to determine the types, extent, and frequencies of adult probation recidivism in Maine adult probation recidivism in Maine before and during the implementation period” of a “series of evidence-based principles in community corrections with the goal of improving the effectiveness of offender management in the community” (p.1). Findings are tabulated for: characteristics of the sample; risk level by year entering probation; one-year recidivism rates by risk category and c... Read More
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14 p.
2009
Document 024035
Probation and Split-Sentencing in Maine
By Rocque, Michael A.; Rubin, Mark. National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). University of Southern Maine. Muskie School of Public Service (Portland, ME).
“This brief examines Maine’s sentencing practices during the pilot project, [the implementation of “a series of evidence-based principles in community corrections with the goal of improving the effectiveness of offender management in the community”], for adult probationers entering probation between 2004 and 2007” (p. 1). Topics discussed include: who received a split sentence; split-sentences in Maine are more likely to be given to more serious offenders; probationers receiving split-sentences ... Read More
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4 p.
2009
Document 024036
Maine's Women Offenders: What Do We Know?
By King, Erica. National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). University of Southern Maine. Muskie School of Public Service (Portland, ME).
“This study provides a descriptive analysis of the characteristics of women entering Maine’s probation system from 2004 to 2006, and examines the factors contributing to recidivism, defined as an arrest for a new crime (misdemeanor or felony) while under probation supervision” (p. 2). Tabulations of findings are presented for: characteristics of sample; returning County of Maine women probationer sample; Maine characteristics of Maine women probationer sample; risk level by year entering probati... Read More
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16 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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38 p.
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
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71 p.
2009
Document 023494
A Guide to Preparing for and Responding to Jail Emergencies: Self-Audit Checklists, Resource Materials, Case Studies
By Schwartz, Jeffrey A.; Barry, Cynthia. National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). LETRA, Inc. (Campbell, CA).
This guide “will be broadly useful to U.S. jails in planning for crises, emergencies, and natural disasters and in developing the appropriate response capacities to cope with these events where they cannot be prevented” (p. vi). Six sections are contained in this publication: introduction; conducting an audit; Emergency Preparedness Self-Audit Checklist for Smaller Jails; Emergency Preparedness Self-Audit Checklist for Larger Jails; resource materials—leadership issues during crises, prevention ... Read More
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180 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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56 p.
2009
Document 024803
National Institute of Corrections Training Evaluation Project: Training, Leadership, and Organizational Change: Focus on CLD and MDF
By Wells, James B.; Minor, Kevin I.; Parson, J. Stephen. National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). Commonwealth Research Consulting, Inc. (Brookline, MA).
Results from the Training Evaluation Project assessing the training offered by the National Institute of Corrections are presented. “The primary purpose of this bulletin is to examine leadership from a 360 degree perspective, and to assess relationships between training, leadership, and organizational change” (p. 3). It appears Correctional Leadership Development increased transformational leadership practices while Management Development for the Future had a small effect on leadership change.... Read More
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16 pages
2009
Document 024802
National Institute of Corrections Training Evaluation Project: 2008 Evaluation Supplement: Learning, Application, and Action Plan Progress
By Wells, James B.; Minor, Kevin I.; Parson, J. Stephen. National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). Commonwealth Research Consulting, Inc. (Brookline, MA).
Results from the Training Evaluation Project assessing the training offered by the National Institute of Corrections are presented. This bulletin’s primary purpose is to update CwRC-NIC Bulletin 4 (NICIC no. 024801) results about four recent training programs not included in the pilot project findings. The programs are Inmate Behavior Management, Administering a Small Jail, Conducting Prison Security Audits, and How to Run a Direct Supervision Housing Unit—Training for Trainers. Participants re... Read More
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18 pages
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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1 p.
2009
Document 023634
Improving Outcomes for People with Mental Illnesses Under Community Corrections Supervision: A Guide to Research-Informed Policy and Practice
By Prins, Seth Jacob; Draper, Laura. John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation (Chicago, IL); National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). Council of State Governments. Justice Center (New York, NY).
“This guide is organized around policymakers’ common questions about people with mental illnesses under community corrections supervision and the type and effectiveness of strategies designed to respond to this population” (p.3). Sections include: executive summary; introduction; the extent and nature of the problem; strategies to improve outcomes for people with mental illnesses under community corrections supervision; future research questions and implications for policy and practice; and conc... Read More
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44 p.
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
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20 p.
2009
Document 025927
Outcome Evaluation of the Women Offender Case Management Model in Connecticut Probation
National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). Orbis Partners, Inc. (Ottawa, Ontario).
“The outcome evaluation [for the Women Offender Case Management Model (WOCMM) implemented in Connecticut probation] focuses on determining whether participation in the project reduces future involvement in the criminal justice system as measured by recidivism over a fixed length follow-up period. The outcome evaluation employs a comparison group to determine if participants have more positive outcomes than a group of women with similar characteristics who were not exposed to the model” (p. 1). R... Read More
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17 p.
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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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1 page
2008
Document 024800
National Institute of Corrections Training Evaluation Project, 2005-2007: Training Results, Activity Level Changes, and Implementation Results
By Wells, James B.; Minor, Kevin I.; Parson, J. Stephen. National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). Commonwealth Research Consulting, Inc. (Brookline, MA).
Results from the Training Evaluation Project assessing the training offered by the National Institute of Corrections are presented. This bulletin covers “training results (progress on training objectives), activity level changes (pre- and post-training behavior), and implementation results (in the workplace)” (p.1). Participants made moderate to substantial progress in meeting training objectives, engaged in 70.4% of key training-related behaviors, and made moderate progress implementing trainin... Read More
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14 pages
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
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266 p.
2008
Document 023363
Understanding the Research Evaluating the Effectiveness of Batterers' Intervention Programs
By Woodward, Bill; Bechtel, Kristin. National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC).
Findings from research regarding batterers' intervention programs are reviewed. Topics covered include: the more common batterers' intervention programs available; research that has been conducted on the effectiveness of batterer's intervention programs; the effectiveness of these programs according to the research; studies suggesting program effectiveness and methodological limitations to these studies that may impact their conclusions; who batterers' intervention programs should target; varia... Read More
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7 p.
2008
Document 022844
Achieving Accurate Pictures of Risk and Identifying Gender Responsive Needs: Two New Assessments for Women Offenders
By Van Voorhis, Patricia; Salisbury, Emily; Wright, Emily; Bauman, Ashley. National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC).
The development of new risk/needs assessments specifically designed for female offenders is discussed. This report is comprised of these sections:
  • The case for women's needs;
  • Development of new assessments;
  • Construction validation research;
  • Full instruments;
  • Implementation considerations;
  • Obtaining the gender-responsive assessments;
  • And conclusion.
... Read More
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26 p.
2008
Document 022904
Topics in Community Corrections, Annual Issue 2008: Applying Evidence-Based Practices in Pretrial Services
National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). LIS, Inc. (Longmont, CO); National Institute of Corrections Information Center (Aurora, CO).
Articles in this issue include:
  • “Foreword” by Ken Rose
  • “A Framework for Implementing Evidence-Based Practices in Pretrial Services” by John Clark
  • “Advancing Evidence-Based Practices in the Pretrial Field” by Katie Green, Pat Smith, and Kristina Bryant
  • “Improving Pretrial Assessment and Supervision in Colorado” by Michael R. Jones and Sue Ferrere
  • “Pretrial Defendants: Are They Getting Too Much of a Good Thing?” by Barbara M. Hankey
  • “Charge Specialty and Revicti... Read More
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40 p.
2008
Document 022997
A Framework for Implementing Evidence-Based Practices in Pretrial Services
By Clark, John. National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). LIS, Inc. (Longmont, CO); National Institute of Corrections Information Center (Aurora, CO).
"This article presents a possible framework for developing research geared toward identifying evidence-based practices in pretrial services" (p. 4). Sections of this article are: limited pretrial research exists to support evidence-based practices; start with goals; use of the Pretrial Release Standards of the American Bar Association as objectives; tasks or objectives along with related issues that should be researched; and interpreting research findings to assimilate outcomes into practices.... Read More
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7 p.
2008
Document 022999
Improving Pretrial Assessment and Supervision in Colorado
By Jones, Michael R.; Ferrere, Sue. National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). LIS, Inc. (Longmont, CO); National Institute of Corrections Information Center (Aurora, CO).
The Colorado Improving Supervised Pretrial Release (CISPR) Project, an innovative pretrial initiative, is described. This article contains these sections; introduction; aims of the CISPR Project; and CISPR phases -- develop statistically validated pretrial release risk assessment instrument, match risks and interventions, educate system stakeholders, prepare documentation, assist with local implementation, and solidify progress. Phase I should last through 2008 with following phases continuing ... Read More
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5 p.
2008
Document 023000
Pretrial Defendants: Are They Getting Too Much of a Good Thing?
By Hankey, Barbara M.. National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). LIS, Inc. (Longmont, CO); National Institute of Corrections Information Center (Aurora, CO).
The use of the Step Forward program offered by the Oakland County Community Corrections Division (OCCCD) is explained. This article covers: programmatic approach -- intake assessments, case planning, services and interventions, case management, and sanctions and incentives; burning questions such as justifying the use of Step Forward by pretrial defendants and determining where to draw the line for pretrial failure; success rates compared; and next steps. Step Forward has a 93% success rate for... Read More
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5 p.
2008
Document 023001
Charge Speciality and Revictimization by Defendants Charged with Domestic Violence Offenses
By Kennedy, Spurgeon. National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). LIS, Inc. (Longmont, CO); National Institute of Corrections Information Center (Aurora, CO).
Results from a study of the non-specialization of individuals charged with domestic violence (DV) and the relationship between DV and assaultive and criminal behaviors are reported. Sections of this article are: background; profile of domestic violence arrestees; risk factors and DV specialization; comparative failure rates; and conclusions. The most common rearrest charges for DV defendants are failure to appear (20.4%), contempt (7.1%), and simple assault (5.3%).... Read More
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10 p.
2008
Document 023002
Pretrial Rearrests Among Domestic Violence Defendants in New York City
By Peterson, Richard R.. National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). LIS, Inc. (Longmont, CO); National Institute of Corrections Information Center (Aurora, CO).
Pretrial rearrest among New York domestic violence (DV) defendants is examined. Sections contained in this article are: background; identifying DV and non-DV cases; offense patterns of DV and non-DV defendants; and conclusions. Since 9% of DV defendants are rearrested on a new DV offense, "victims may be at considerable risk of threats, intimidation, or retaliation during the pretrial period" (p. 38).... Read More
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6 p.
2008
Document 024801
National Institute of Corrections Training Evaluation Project: 2008 Evaluation Results: Satisfaction, Learning, and Action Plan Progress
By Wells, James B.; Minor, Kevin I.; Parson, J. Stephen. National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). Commonwealth Research Consulting, Inc. (Brookline, MA).
Results from the Training Evaluation Project assessing the training offered by the National Institute of Corrections are presented. Evaluations are made of more recent trainings instead of those conducted during the pilot phase of this project. The programs are Inmate Behavior Management, Administering a Small Jail, Conducting Prison Security Audits, and How to Run a Direct Supervision Housing Unit—Training for Trainers. On a 5 point scale, participants rated satisfaction with training and train... Read More
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22 pages
2007
Document 024799
National Institute of Corrections Training Academy Evaluation Project, 2005-2006: Participant Evaluation of Trainers
By Wells, James B.; Minor, Kevin I.; Parson, J. Stephen. National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). Eastern Kentucky University. Center for Criminal Justice Education and Research (Richmond, KY).
Results from the Training Academy Evaluation Project (TAEP) assessing the training offered by the National Institute of Corrections' Academy are presented. This bulletin discusses how participants felt about individual trainers. Some highlights include: twenty-eight of the 34 trainers received high marks for satisfaction while also receiving an average score of 98% for them to lead classes again. The trainer strength most noted was knowledge of the field (27%), with the trainer weakness most oft... Read More
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12 p.
2007
Document 023740
Gender-Responsive Risk/Needs Assessment, Final Report
By Wright, Emily; Van Voorhis, Patricia; Bauman, Ashley; Salisbury, Emily. National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). University of Cincinnati. Center for Criminal Justice Research (Cincinnati, OH).
Results are provided from an evaluation of the gender-responsive risk/needs assessment used by Minnesota, the LSI-R (Level of Service Inventory-Revised), and a supplement called the "trailer". Sections comprising this report include: project history; women offenders and risk assessment; study methodology; results; construction of the final trailer instrument; treatment and policy implications; implementation considerations; and conclusion.... Read More
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117 p.
2007
Document 023746
A Gender Responsive Risk Assessment for Women Offenders: Results for the Missouri Department of Corrections Probation, Prison, and Pre-Release Samples
By Van Voorhis, Patricia; Salisbury, Emily; Wright, Emily; Bauman, Ashley; Holsinger, Kristi. National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). University of Cincinnati. Center for Criminal Justice Research (Cincinnati, OH).
Results are reported for an evaluation of a stand alone risk/needs assessment instrument for female offenders developed for the Missouri Department of Corrections. Sections of this document include: gender responsive needs; Missouri Project history; methodology; analyses of findings; implementation issues; and conclusion.... Read More
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100 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
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ca. 270 p.
2007
Document 023635
PREA Statewide Probation and Parole Direction
National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). The Moss Group, Inc. (Washington, DC); National Institute of Corrections. Community Corrections Division (Washington, DC).
"This paper is the initial product of the work group [of six state directors of probation and parole] and summarizes its deliberations and findings" (p. 3). Sections of this document include: background; preamble; what PREA (Prison Rape Elimination Act) is and what it requires; what PREA requires of community corrections agencies and when; suggested practices in community corrections -- key points of discussion (i.e., systemic approach, law, policy, training, operational considerations, investi... Read More
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27 p.
2007
Document 025268
Effectively Managing a Multi-Generational Workforce in Corrections [Lesson Plans and Participant's Manual]
By McCampbell, Susan W.; Rubin, Paula N.. National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). Center for Innovative Public Policies, Inc. (Naples, FL).
A 16-hour training program on how to manage up to four generations in one workplace is presented. "This revision builds on and revises the instructions in the 2004 curriculum, and therefore, that information will not be repeated here. Please be sure to review that curriculum, Instructor’s Guide and Activity Guide. A vast amount of new information has been published about multi-generational workplaces since this curriculum was developed in 2003 and published by NIC in 2004. A revised list of r... Read More
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2007
Document period315
Managing Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Intersex Inmates: Is Your Jail Ready?
By Leach, Donald L., II. National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). LIS, Inc. (Longmont, CO); National Institute of Corrections Information Center (Aurora, CO).
The management of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and intersex inmates (LGBTI) in a jail setting is addressed. Sections contained in this article are: a terminology lesson; the sexual being -- physiognomy, gender identity, and sexual orientation; and responses in the jail regarding medical care, data systems, security, housing, and clothing.... Read More
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6 p.
2007
Document 026493
Neuroscience and Correctional Facility Design Workshop: Understanding Cognitive Processes in Correctional Settings: Workshop Report
By Facrbstein, Jay; Farling, Melissa. National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). Jay Farbstein & Associates, Inc. (JFA) (San Luis Obispo, CA).
This workshop created an agenda for undertaking neuroscience research in correctional settings. The report presents a detailed account of the presentation and discussion held at this workshop. Sections of this document include: introduction and overview; summary of introductory presentations; summary of work groups—hypothesis and research projects; summary of general discussion; and conclusions and next steps. Appendixes provide copies of overheads use for presentations regarding: “Neuroscience ... Read More
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144 pages
2007
Document period314
No Vacancies? Osceola County Finds Keys to Attract and Retain Officer Staff
By Dowd, Denis. National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). LIS, Inc. (Longmont, CO); National Institute of Corrections Information Center (Aurora, CO).
Methods for recruiting and retaining qualified staff that have resulted in a turnover rate of 7% in the Osceola County Corrections Department are described. Strategies are organized according to the following areas: keys to recruitment; hiring success; retention; additional issues/questions; and final thoughts.... Read More
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6 p.
2007
Document period316
Evidence-Based Practice in Los Angeles County Corrections: A Top-5 List of Real-World Foes
By Center, Brian. National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). LIS, Inc. (Longmont, CO); National Institute of Corrections Information Center (Aurora, CO).
The utilization of evidence-based practice in the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department's Community Transition Unit (CTU) is explained. Sections comprising this article are: what evidence-based practice is; ranking the obstacles; obstacle #5 -- hierarchy of needs; obstacle #4 -- funding; obstacle #3 -- logistical and systemic hurdles; obstacle #2 -- bureaucracy; obstacle #1 -- capability; and where to start.... Read More
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6 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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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136 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
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20 p.
2007
Document 021826
How to Collect and Analyze Data: A Manual for Sheriffs and Jail Administrators
By Elias, Gail. National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). Voorhis Associates (Lafayette, CO); National Institute of Corrections. Jails Division (Longmont, CO).
Anyone who needs to gather and analyze data concerning various jail-related issues will find this manual useful. This document provides guidance on how information can fuel policy decision making. Chapters comprising this guide are: introduction; good management requires good information; information that should be collected; preparing for the data collection; how to locate and capture information; how to put it all together; how to analyze information; how to interpret information; sharing info... Read More
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220 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
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119 p.
2007
Document 022693
National Institute of Corrections Training Academy Evaluation Project, 2005-2006: Participant Demographics, Overall Evaluation of Training, and Applicability Ratings
By Wells, James B.; Minor, Kevin I.; Wallace, Lisa H.; Parson, J. Stephen. National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). Eastern Kentucky University. Center for Criminal Justice Education and Research (Richmond, KY).
Initial results from the Training Academy Evaluation Project (TAEP) assessing the training offered by the National Institute of Corrections' Academy are presented. Sections of this bulletin are: highlights; research strategy; findings regarding participant demographic and background profile, participants' overall evaluation of training, participants' evaluations of training applicability, and pre/post comparison of perceived applicability; and future directions. Overall, participants rate the t... Read More
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12 p.
2007
Document 022676
LJN Exchange, Annual Issue 2007; Large Jail Network Exchange, Annual Issue 2007
National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). LIS, Inc. (Longmont, CO); National Institute of Corrections Information Center (Aurora, CO).
This issue contains: “Foreword” By Richard Geaither; “An Interview with NIC Jails Division Chief Virginia Hutchinson” by Connie Clem; “Applying New Vulnerability Assessment Tools in Hennepin County” by Mike Wresh; “Controlling Inmate Population Size: A Case Study of 20 Years of Success” by Marilyn Chandler Ford; “The Criminal Registration Unit: Hillsborough County’s Answer to an Unfunded Mandate” by Jimmy Compton and David M. Parrish; “No Vacancies? Osceola County Finds Keys to Attract and Reta... Read More
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56 p.
2007
Document 022777
Topics in Community Corrections, Annual Issue 2007: Promising Strategies in Transition from Prison
National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). LIS, Inc. (Longmont, CO); National Institute of Corrections Information Center (Aurora, CO).
Issue contents are: “Foreword” by Kermit Humphries; “An Overview of NIC’s Transition from Prison to the Community Initiative” by Peggy B. Burke; “Rising to the Challenge of Applying Evidence-Based Practices Across the Spectrum of a State Parole Board” by Sherry Tate and Catherine C. McVey; “Collaboration and Partnership in the Community: Advancing the Michigan Prisoner ReEntry Initiative” by Le’Ann Duran; “Providing Tools for Risk Reduction Case Management in Parole and Community Corrections” by... Read More
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74 p.
2007
Document 022778
An Overview of NIC's Transition from Prison to the Community Initiative
By Burke, Peggy B.. National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). LIS, Inc. (Longmont, CO); National Institute of Corrections Information Center (Aurora, CO).
The Transition from Prison to the Community (TPC) Initiative, launched by the National Institute of Corrections (NIC) is described. This article covers distinctive elements of the TPC Model and major implementation components.... Read More
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7 p.
2007
Document 022779
Rising to the Challenge of Applying Evidence-Based Practices Across the Spectrum of a State Parole System
By Tate, Sherry; McVey, Catherine C.. National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). LIS, Inc. (Longmont, CO); National Institute of Corrections Information Center (Aurora, CO).
The use of evidence-based practices to improve discretionary parole system is explained. This article is comprised of these sections: releasing the right offender at the right time; shifting to a case management model for reentry; designing a new technical parole violator (TPV) management program; development of statewide and local performance measures; and building a case for additional budget resources.... Read More
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8 p.
2007
Document 022780
Collaboration and Partnership in the Community: Advancing the Michigan Prisoner ReEntry Initiative
By Duran, Le'Ann. National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). LIS, Inc. (Longmont, CO); National Institute of Corrections Information Center (Aurora, CO).
"This article examines five key attributes of partnership and collaboration deemed essential as the Michigan Department of Corrections (MDOC) developed the Michigan Prisoner ReEntry Initiative (MPRI)" (p. 19). These elements are systems thinking, fostering unified commitment, organizing and structuring partnerships, catalyzing change, and mutual capacity building.... Read More
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9 p.
2007
Document 022781
Providing Tools for Risk Reduction Case Management in Parole and Community Corrections
By Pellant, Keven; Phelps, Margie. National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). LIS, Inc. (Longmont, CO); National Institute of Corrections Information Center (Aurora, CO).
The Kansas Offender Risk Reduction & Reentry Plan (KOR3P) is described. Sections comprising this article are: the basics; the key of skill development; moving risk reduction into community corrections; and collaboration for progress.... Read More
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7 p.
2007
Document 022782
Improving Parole Outcomes with Performance Leadership and Data: Doing What Works
By Hunter, Danny; Braucht, George; Prevost, John. National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). LIS, Inc. (Longmont, CO); National Institute of Corrections Information Center (Aurora, CO).
"This article describes the evolution of the Georgia Parole Board's business-oriented data and performance leadership model" (p. 35). Topics covered include: business is data driven, government should be, too; Georgia's data-driven TCPI (Transition From Prison to the Community Initiative) plan; computerized information systems -- essential data to support accountability measures; managing with the right data; effective reports -- easy to access, read, and understand the causal link; performance... Read More
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10 p.
2007
Document 022783
Working Together to Improve Reentry: Bridging Budgets and Programs, Public and Private, Prison and the Community
By Martin, Ginger. National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). LIS, Inc. (Longmont, CO); National Institute of Corrections Information Center (Aurora, CO).
Some of the improvements made to Oregon's offender reentry transition process are highlighted. Partnerships include: the Oregon Trail Card (debit card); identification and driver's license; transitional housing; family planning; pro-social supports; and the Governor's Re-Entry Council.... Read More
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4 p.
2007
Document 022784
Ensuring Successful Offender Reentry: Umatilla/Morrow County "Reach-In" Services
By Royal, Mark. National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). LIS, Inc. (Longmont, CO); National Institute of Corrections Information Center (Aurora, CO).
The use of reach-in to improve the transition process is explained. Reach-in "provides a simple method of contacting an offender prior to release from prison or jail custody for the purpose of coordinating services upon release" (p. 49). This article is comprised of these sections: Oregon's model for post-prison supervision; what reach-in is; the reach-in process; partnerships between counties and the Oregon Department of Corrections; and indicators of success -- recidivism dropped from 37.5% t... Read More
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7 p.
2007
Document 022785
Creating Better Transitions at Indiana's Plainfield Reentry Educational Facility
By Lloyd, Michael. National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). LIS, Inc. (Longmont, CO); National Institute of Corrections Information Center (Aurora, CO).
This article highlights the "flagship" of Indiana's reentry initiatives -- the Plainfield Reentry Educational Facility (PREF). Sections cover: the focus is reducing recidivism; the PREF philosophy; PREF program elements -- education and vocational skills development; employment assistance, families and children reunification, financial services, and life skills; and coordination at release.... Read More
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4 p.
2007
Document 022786
Gender-Responsive Reentry in Rhode Island: A Long and Winding Road
By Derrick, Bree. National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). LIS, Inc. (Longmont, CO); National Institute of Corrections Information Center (Aurora, CO).
Gender-responsive offender reentry efforts for female offenders in Rhode Island are discussed. Sections contained in this article are: introduction; reentry -- a statewide focus; women's issues past and present; consciously implementing a gender-responsive approach -- assessments, program examination and updates, and field services; and challenges in reentry.... Read More
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6 p.
2007
Document 022787
Missouri Makes Its Move Toward a New Reentry Philosophy
By Boehm, Julie. National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). LIS, Inc. (Longmont, CO); National Institute of Corrections Information Center (Aurora, CO).
The use of the Transition from Prison to the Community (TPC) model to improve offender transition in Missouri is explained. This article contains the following sections: preparing for change; addressing barriers to success -- employment, substance abuse, mental health, education, veterans' assistance, families, and transportation; preparing for release -- Transitional Housing Unit (THU), Transition Accountability Plan (TAP), and Integrated Case Management Model; extending connections; and celeb... Read More
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8 p.
2006
Document 022504
Children of Incarcerated Parents: Trainer's Guide [and] Participant Resources
National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). Child Welfare League of America (Washington, DC).
Issues affecting the children of incarcerated parents are discussed during this twelve-hour training program. Modules include:
  • What everyone should know -- who the children of incarcerated parents are, the impact of parental incarceration on children, and what we can do;
  • How the child experiences parental incarceration -- child development and attachment and the child’s view of parental incarceration;
  • Teamwork toward resilience -- what resilience is and strategies for promo... Read More
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2 v. (v. 1 - 141 p., v. 2 - 70 p.) + 1 computer disk; CD-ROM
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
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16 p.
2006
Document 021984
Correctional Internal Affairs Investigators Job Analysis
National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC).
A job profile for an Internal Affairs Investigator in state operated adult correctional facilities is provided. This report contains these sections: executive summary; introduction; overview of the DACUM job analysis; DACUM job analysis results for Correctional Internal Affairs Investigators; top training tasks for new and veteran Internal Affairs Investigators in the Kentucky Department of Corrections; comparing Correctional Investigator training needs with the Prison Rape Elimination Act (PRE... Read More
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40 p.
2006
Document 021968
Direct Supervision Jails: 2006 Sourcebook
National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). LIS, Inc. (Longmont, CO); National Institute of Corrections Information Center (Longmont, CO); National Institute of Corrections. Jails Division (Longmont, CO).
A directory of facilities that utilize the direct supervision concept of jail design and management is provided. Organized by state, entries provide the following information: facility name, address, description and status, year opened, contact person, facility capacity, direct supervision pods, direct supervision beds, largest direct supervision pod size, maximum inmates per officer, direct supervision dormitories, non-direct pods, disciplinary or high-security beds, and notes. An appendix pro... Read More
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204 p.
2006
Document 022009
The Culture of Prison Sexual Violence
By Fleisher, Mark S.; Krienert, Jessie L.. National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC).
Results from a national, "socio-cultural study of prison sexual violence in men's and women's high-security prisons across the United States" are provided. Five chapters follow an executive summary: historical perspectives on prison culture and sexual violence research; research design and methodology; social-cultural and verbal dynamics of sexual violence; the culture of sexual victimization; and management of prison sexual violence. A lexicon of the culture of prison sex is also included. The... Read More
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332 p.
2006
Document 019834
Getting It Right: Collaborative Problem Solving for Criminal Justice
By Ney, Becki McGarry, Peggy. National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). National Institute of Corrections. Criminal Justice System Project (Washington, DC) Center for Effective Public Policy (Silver Spring, MD).
This "guide spells out a practical team-based approach to envisioning the kind of criminal justice system a community wants, assessing the current system, and planning and implementing strategies for 'getting it right'" (p.ix). Five sections comprise this manual: an overview of a comprehensive planning process; establishing the policy team and the process; keeping the focus on outcomes; building an understanding of your system; and moving from understanding to change.... Read More
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212 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
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24 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
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8 p.
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
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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.
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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
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15 p.
2006
Document 021814
Women Offender Case Management Model
National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). Orbis Partners, Inc. (Ottawa, Ontario).
The gender-responsive Women Offender Case Management Model (WOCMM) is described. This document covers: the history of the project; philosophy and core practices; process incorporating four core elements (e.g., engage and assess, enhance motivation, implement the case plan, and review progress); preparing for implementation; and evaluation.... Read More
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66 p.
2006
Document 021280
Jail Site Evaluation and Selection
By Ricci, Ken. National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). National Institute of Corrections. Jails Division (Longmont, CO).
Guidance is provided for successfully identifying, evaluating, and selecting jail sites. This bulletin contains the following sections: case study -- why systematic jail site selection is important; the SEQRA (state environmental quality review act) model; preliminary considerations; five-step site selection process; case study -- the cost of overreacting to public concerns; case study -- an example of rural site selection; case study -- an example of jail expansion on an urban site; case study... Read More
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16 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
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14 p.
2006
Document 026356
Meeting the Needs of Prison Rape Victims: A Technical Assistance Guide for Sexual Assault Counselors and Advocates
National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). Pennsylvania Coalition Against Rape (PCAR) (Enola, PA).
This is not really a technical assistance guide as the title suggests. It is a great introduction to the issues surrounding prison rape written for those counseling sexual assault victims or those who advocate for those victims. Sections of this publication include: introduction; the Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA); inmates as victims; ethical dilemmas—working with a victim who is also an offender (basic human rights, ethical decision-making, working with a victim who is also a sexual assault... Read More
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24 pages
2006
Document 023736
Gender Responsive Risk/Needs Assessment, Final Report
By Van Voorhis, Patricia; Salisbury, Emily; Bauman, Ashley; Wright, Emily . National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). University of Cincinnati. Center for Criminal Justice Research (Cincinnati, OH).
Results from the Gender-Responsive Risk/Needs Assessment Project for Maui CARE are provided. Maui CARE is an "interagency collaboration with the communities of Maui, Molokai, and Lanai to improve criminal justice responses and outcomes for women and their families" (p. 9). This report contains sections about: project history; supporting research; study methodology; results; construction of the final trailer; summary of implementation considerations; and summary of policy implications.... Read More
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75 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
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316 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
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24 p.
2005
Document 021093
Motivational Interviewing: An Introduction [Lesson Plan and Participant's Manual]
National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). Hampton-Newport News Criminal Justice Agency (Hampton, VA); Orbis Partners, Inc. (Ottawa, CA).
The use of motivational interviewing during the case management process is covered during this 10-hour course. Modules include: setting the context; motivational interviewing; assess motivation; stage matched motivational strategies; applying motivational interviewing -- effective case work (e.g., case analysis, feedback, prioritize, assess motivation, focusing, and review and update); and enhancing treatment compliance. The accompanying Training the Trainer program is 24-hours long.... Read More
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186 p.
2005
Document 021118
Welcome to the Collaborative Justice Resource Center
National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC); State Justice Institute (Alexandria, VA). Center for Effective Public Policy (Silver Springs, MD).
Information about collaborations and partnerships in criminal justice is available at this website. Points of entry include: collaborative justice -- what it is, who collaborates, and reasons for collaborating; assess your team using a collaboration survey; how to collaborate; collaboration and the community corrections field; tips and ideas--team success and problem-solving, facilitation and leadership, and effective meetings; special topics--managing change, offender population management, pr... Read More
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2 p.
2005
Document 021201
The Emergence of Collaboration as the Preferred Approach in Criminal Justice
By Carter, Madeline M., ed.. State Justice Institute (Alexandria, VA); National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). National Resource Center on Collaboration in Criminal and Juvenile Justice Systems(Silver Spring, MD); Center for Effective Public Policy (Silver Spring, MD).
This report "suggests that justice can be more effectively served when those tasked with carrying it out define their roles, responsibilities, and relationship to one another differently and work together in pursuit of shared visions, missions, and goals" (p.1). Sections comprising this document are: background; the dilemma -- forming collaboratives in an adversarial system; what we know about collaboration; how collaboration is applied in other public policy arenas; the application of the coll... Read More
DOC
10 p.
2005
Document 021203
The Role of Facilitators and Staff in Supporting Collaborative Teams
By Gilligan, Leilah; Carter, Madeline M.. State Justice Institute (Alexandria, VA); National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). National Resource Center on Collaboration in the Criminal and Juvenile Justice Systems (Silver Spring, MD); Center for Effective Public Policy (Silver Spring, MD).
The need for facilitators and staff to support collaborative teams is explained. Topics discussed include: the importance of attending to team process functions; the skills and characteristics of effective facilitators; the role and responsibilities of staff providing support to the team; and identifying facilitation and staff support.... Read More
DOC
6 p.
2005
Document 021198
The Importance of Data and Information in Achieving Successful Criminal Justice Outcomes
By Carter, Madeline M.. State Justice Institute (Alexandria, VA); National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). National Resource Center on Collaboration in the Criminal and Juvenile Justice Systems (Silver Spring, MD); Center for Effective Public Policy (Silver Spring, MD).
This "monograph will focus on the rationale for using data to inform policy development -- the role of data and information in policy development -- and its sources" (p.1-2). Topics discussed include: the need for data and information to support policy decisions; good intentions, bad results; valuing information to define solutions versus playing the "Whack a Mole" game; using data to inform decision making; identifying the critical data needs of a policy team; and the value of information and ... Read More
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6 p.
2005
Document 021235
Addressing Staff Sexual Misconduct with Youth
National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC); Washington College of Law (Washington, DC).
Materials used during this training program addressing staff sexual misconduct with youth are available at this website. Participants of this course will be able to: define and understand the scope and impact of PREA (Prison Rape Elimination Act) in juvenile settings; understand the links between law and policy in eradicating the sexual abuse of juveniles under correctional supervision; understand the significance and impact of organizational and institutional culture on eliminating sexual viol... Read More
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2 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
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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
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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
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15 p.
2005
Document 020311
Mental Health Consultant Report
By White, Thomas. National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). Iowa Dept. of Corrections. Iowa State Penitentiary. Clinical Care Unit (Des Moines, IA).
Results from an evaluation of the treatment of mentally ill inmates housed in the CCU (Critical Care Unit) of the Iowa State Penitentiary are provided. Sections of this report include: comments from the Iowa Department of Corrections; cover letter to the study proper; background and overview; findings regarding recent suicide deaths of four offenders, mental health/treatment issues, and security issues; summary of suicide death review; overview of management and personnel issues; evaluation of ... Read More
DOC
54 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
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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
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71 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
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12 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
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27 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
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226 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
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323 p.
2005
Document 021815
Women Offender Transition and Reentry: Gender Responsive Approaches to Transitioning Women Offenders from Prison to the Community
By Berman, Judith. National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). Center for Effective Public Policy (Silver Spring, MD).
"This document summarizes the work on gender responsive approaches to women offenders in the context of the TPC [Transition from Prison to Community] Initiative, a system-wide approach to facilitating more effective transition of offenders from prison to the community" (p. 37). Sections comprising this report are: introduction; the need for gender responsiveness; women and transition -- assessment, behavior and programming, release preparation, release preparation; release, supervision and serv... Read More
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44 p.
2004
Document 021816
Classification of Women Offenders: Gender-Responsive Approach to Risk/Needs Assessment
By Van Voorhis, Patricia. National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). University of Cincinnati. Center for Criminal Justice Research (Cincinnati, OH).
An overview of the work done by collaborative partnerships to design and validate gender-responsive risk and needs assessments for female offenders is provided. This article discusses issues surrounding female offender classification and the current National Institute of Corrections (NIC) study regarding gender-responsive approaches to risk and needs assessment.... Read More
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8 p.
2004
Document 020275
Preventing and Addressing Staff Sexual Misconduct In Community Corrections: A Training Program for Agency Administrators
By Layman, Elizabeth Price; McCampell, Susan W.. National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). Center for Innovative Public Policies, Inc. (Naples, FL).
The knowledge, skills, and tools needed to address staff sexual misconduct in community corrections are provided during this 24-hour training program. This course is comprised of six modules: an overview on staff sexual misconduct; professional boundaries, ethics, and culture; policies and procedures; investigations; legal issues for community corrections; and prevention. The "Policy Development Guide" answers the question "How do I know if my agency needs a policy?" and provides direction on h... Read More
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411 pages
2004
Document 021000
Planning and Intervention Sites Funded to Address the Needs of Children of Incarcerated Parents: Final Report
By Bush-Baskette, Stephanie; Patino, Vanessa. National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC); Child Welfare League of America (Washington, DC). National Council on Crime and Delinquency (Oakland, CA).
Results from a process and outcome evaluation of program development for demonstration sites of programs that address the needs of children with incarcerated parents are presented. Sections contained in this report are: executive summary; introduction; challenges faced by children of incarcerated parents; overview of the initiative, planning sites, and intervention sites; evaluation overview; case studies; Board interviews; summary of findings; and conclusion and implications for future program... Read More
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131 p.
2004
Document 021386
Releasing Inmates from Prisons: Profiles of State Practices
By Linke, Larry; Ritchie, Peggy. National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). LIS, Inc. (Longmont, CO); National Institute of Corrections Information Center (Longmont, CO); National Institute of Corrections. Prisons Division (Washington, DC).
"This report provides a profile of each state's corrections systems and the agencies and processes involved in planning for and releasing inmates from state prisons" (p. 2). Each profile includes information about the state's corrections system background, prison-based release planning, parole board planning, and inmate release process.... Read More
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371 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
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91 p.
2004
Document 019319
Objective Prison Classification: A Guide for Correctional Agencies
By Austin, James; Hardyman, Patricia L.. National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). George Washington University. Institute on Crime, Justice and Corrections (Washington, DC).
The current state of the art in prison classification is reviewed. Seven chapters follow an executive summary; introduction; a brief history of objective prison classification; what is objective prison classification; effective strategies -- guidelines for implementing classification systems; evaluations of prison classification systems; classification of women prisoners; and other special topics and issues in classification. ... Read More
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78 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
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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
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254 p.
2004
Document 019689
LJN Exchange, Annual Issue 2004; Large Jail Network Exchange, Annual Issue 2004
By (Multiple). National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). LIS, Inc. (Longmont, CO); National Institute of Corrections Information Center (Longmont, Colorado).
This issue includes: Foreword, by Richard Geaither, National Institute of Corrections Jails Division; You Can Do It: Putting an End to Pharmacy Cost Increases, by Mike Kalonick, Milwaukee County Sheriff's Office, Detention Bureau; Accreditation for Adult Local Detention Facilities: Moving from Process Measures to Outcome Measures, by Bob Verdeyen, American Correctional Association; Got Training? Training as a Strategic Management Tool for Performance Enhancement, by Tom Reid, Na... Read More
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56 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
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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
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80 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
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2 computer disks; 1 DVD-ROM (100 min.) + 1 CD-ROM
2004
Document 020030
Resource Guide for Jail Administrators
By Martin, Mark D.; Rosazza, Thomas A.. National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). National Institute of Corrections. Jails Division (Longmont, CO).
A guide "developed to enhance the leadership skills, knowledge, and capabilities of jail administrators on issues of basic jail administration" is presented (p. v). Fourteen chapters comprise this guide: introduction; role, purpose, and characteristics of the jail; administration; facilities; staffing and scheduling; staff recruiting, selection, and retention; staff training; security, safety, and emergency preparedness; inmate behavior management; inmate discipline and grievance; special manag... Read More
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305 p.
2003
Document 019101
Corrections Agency Collaborations with Public Health
National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). LIS, Inc. (Longmont, CO); National Institute of Corrections. Information Center (Longmont, CO).
Reports on the prevalence and scope of collaboration agreements between state departments of correction and public health, plus agency perspectives on their effectiveness. This publication discusses: who provides inmate health care?; forms of corrections-public health collaboration; responsibility for delivery of inmate health care; collaborative services for specific inmate populations; accountability and control within collaborative health care efforts; agency observations on collaboration; ba... Read More
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20 p.
2003
Document 018534
Designing Learner Centered Instruction
By Gurnell, Betty; LeMaster, Leslie. National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC); U.S. Dept. of Justice. Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (Washington, DC). National Institute of Corrections Academy (Longmont, CO).
A seven-step process for developing and designing a training program according to the ITIP (instructional theory into practice) format is described. Curriculum developers will be taught to create programs that will: teach state-of-the-art information and skills based upon needs assessment analysis; employ learner-centered technologies; help participants succeed with realistic performance objectives; facilitate the transfer of learning to the job setting; promote consistency between training prog... Read More
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20 p.
2003
Document 018696
Beyond the Myths: The Jail in Your Community
National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). National Institute of Corrections. Jails Division (Longmont, CO).
This resource provides a foundation for the efforts of sheriffs and jail administrators to provide the public information about jails generally, their jails specifically, and the need for community interest in local jail issues. It can also be used to educate prospective jail employees about local detention.
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1 DVD (23 min.)
2003
Document 020052
Outcome Assessment of Correctional Treatment (OACT)
By Knight, Kevin; Simpson, D. Dwayne; Hiller, Matthew L.. National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC).
An "examination of recidivism following treatment in a 6-month modified TC [therapeutic community] serving probationers in a large metropolitan area in Texas" is provided (p. 2). Sections found in this report are: abstract; executive summary; background; method; results according to social functioning, treatment dropout, and recidivism; and discussion. While this community-based residential modified TC had limited impact on participant rearrest during the first year after release, their rearres... Read More
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57 p.
2003
Document 019791
Motivational Interviewing Training [Lesson Plans]
By Bogue, Brad Nandi, Anjali. National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). Justice System Assessment & Training (Boulder, CO).
The use of motivational interviewing (MI) with offenders is described during this 12-hour program. MI is an integrated and "complex set of clinical skills and strategies based on the principles of autonomy, collaboration and evocation" (p. i). Sections of this curriculum cover: principles of effective interventions; introduction to MI; active listening; identifying and eliciting change talk; values exploration; working with resistance; acronym model and review; Transtheoretical Model of Change;... Read More
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116 p.
2003
Document 018781
Assessment of NIC's Executive Leadership Training for Women
By Stinchcomb, Jeanne B.. National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). Center for Innovative Public Policies, Inc. (Naples, FL).
Findings from a report which "assesses the outcome of the training [program] in terms of the leadership-related behaviors of participants" are presented (p. 4). This evaluation contains the following sections: executive summary; background; program description; research design; findings according to -- overview of participant training manual, analysis of participant program evaluations, on-site observations of researchers, focus group feedback, and survey results; and conclusions and recomm... Read More
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113 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
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130 p.
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
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142 p.
2003
Document 023773
A Handbook for New Parole Board Members: Part of a Resource Kit for New Parole Board Members
By Burke, Peggy B., ed.. Association of Paroling Authorities International (APAI) (California, MO); National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). Center for Effective Public Policy (Silver Spring, MD).
Issues related to the profession of parole are discussed. Nine chapters follow an introduction: "Parole in Context"; "An Overview of Corrections and Criminal Justice-Reshaping Parole" by James Austin; "Parole as Part of the Criminal Justice System and the Community"; "Parole Decisionmaking"; "The Parole Interview" by Robert J. McGrath; "Legal and Ethical Issues" by Richard P. Stroker; "Victim Issues" by Anne Seymour; "Transition, Violation, and Revocation"; and "Parole as a Profession." A gloss... Read More
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101 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
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50 pages
2002
Document 019152
The Prevalence of Co-Occurring Mental Illness and Substance Abuse Disorders in Jails
U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services. Center for Substance Abuse Treatment (Rockville, MD); U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services. Center for Mental Health Services (Rockville, MD); National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC); U.S. Dept. of Justice. Office of Justice Programs (Washington, DC); U.S. Dept. of Justice. Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (Washington, DC). National GAINS Center (Delmar, NY).
The impacts of offenders with co-occurring disorders upon jails are described. Sections of this document include: jails; mental disorders; receipt of needed mental health services in jails; substance abuse disorders; and co-occurring mental illness and substance abuse disorders.... Read More
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2 p.
2002
Document 017626
Budget Guide for Jail Administrators - Part 1: Developing the Budget
By Martin, Mark D.. National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). National Institute of Corrections. Jails Division (Longmont, CO).
Designed for jail administrators, this guide discusses the elements of an effective process for budgeting both capital and operational jail expenses. This document contains the following sections:
  • An effective budget process;
  • Cooperative effort within the budget process;
  • Budget preparation -- information and materials;
  • Jail budget development -- needs assessment, estimating budget expenditures, preparing the budget document, submitting the budget package, presenting the... Read More
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41 p.
2002
Document 017627
Budget Guide for Jail Administrators - Part 3: Beyond Budget Allocation - Sources of Funding and Services
By Martin, Mark D.. National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). National Institute of Corrections. Jails Division (Longmont, CO).
Designed for jail administrators, this guide describes strategies for identifying, securing, and coordinating jai resources from multiple sources, both internally and externally. Three sections comprise this document: (1) Jail resource types and potential sources -- generating revenue, using the services of other agencies, soliciting donations from the community, and how the jail and community are linked by a common goal; (2) Strategies for securing, coordinating, and managing jail resou... Read More
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22 p.
2002
Document 017628
Budget Guide for Jail Administrators - Part 2: Managing the Budget
By Martin, Mark D.. National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). National Institute of Corrections. Jails Division (Longmont, CO).
Designed for jail administrators, this guide provides an overview of jail budget management, along with relevant responsibilities and strategies. Key aspects of jail budget management examined include:
  • Budget implementation -- developing and using a plan to monitor expenditures;
  • Budget management -- monitoring, managing, and controlling expenditures while garnering support;
  • Jail revenue monitoring and management -- developing revenue plans;
  • Performance monitoring -- es... Read More
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29 p.
2002
Document 017635
Time to Work: Managing the Employment of Sex Offenders Under Community Supervision
By Seleznow, Eric. U.S. Dept. of Justice. Office of Justice Programs (Washington, DC); National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC); State Justice Institute (Alexa. Center for Sex Offender Management (Silver Spring, MD).
The management of sex offenders "on the job in a way that adequately restricts offenders, protects the public, and simultaneously promotes successful offender reintegration" is discussed (p. 1). This report provides a look at: the importance of work; key elements in employment supervision; assessing potential job placements; establishing relationships with employers; using confidentiality waivers; making job placement decisions; and monitoring and follow-up contact with employers.... Read More
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12 p.
2002
Document 017667
Managing Sex Offenders in the Community: A Handbook to Guide Policymakers and Practitioners Through a Planning and Implementation Process
By Carter, Madeline M.; Morris, Laura. U.S. Dept. of Justice. Office of Justice Programs (Washington, DC); National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC); State Justice Institute (Alexa. Center for Sex Offender Management (Silver Spring, MD).
A handbook designed to assist policymakers and practitioners in the process of assessing and strengthening sex offender management for adults and juveniles is provided. Four sections comprise this manual: an introduction to this handbook and to sex offender management; the framework of the planning and implementation process; an overview of the steps in the planning and implementation process; and conclusion -- an ongoing process of collecting and analyzing information. Teamwork activities and ... Read More
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96 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
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60 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
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41 p.
2002
Document 018035
Educating the Community about Sexual Assault and the Management of Sex Offenders in the Community: A Training Curriculum
U.S. Dept. of Justice. Office of Justice Programs (Washington, DC); National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC); State Justice Institute (Alexa. Center for Sex Offender Management (Silver Spring, MD).
Access to a training curriculum that is designed to educate the community about sexual violence and sex offender management programs is provided at this website. The following can be found: curriculum overview; four part curriculum; user's guide; special considerations for community education; a download center with handouts, lecture notes, slides, and learning activities; and an evaluation form.... Read More
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5 p.
2002
Document 018531
Environmental Scan: Reviewing Issues and Forces That Will Influence Strategic Planning of the National Institute of Corrections
National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). National Institute of Corrections Information Center (Longmont, CO); LIS, Inc. (Longmont, CO).
An analysis of changes and forces that may affect NIC programming in the near future is presented. Seven sections comprise this scan: societal and demographic trends; economic and business developments; workforce issues; public opinion; crime and justice trends; technological developments; and health and mental health.... Read More
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35 p.
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
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49 p.
2002
Document 017272
Services for Families of Prison Inmates
National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). LIS, Inc. (Longmont, CO); National Institute of Corrections Information Center (Longmont, CO); National Institute of Corrections. Prisons Division (Washington, DC).
Responses from 54 agencies that answered this survey are analyzed and reported. The following sections are contained in this report: introduction; project method; agency initiatives related to families of inmates; facility assignment and visitation assistance; services for inmates with children; services to pregnant inmates and mothers of infants and young children; provision of parenting and parent-child programs in men's and women's prisons; program evaluations; and conclusion. Involvement in ... Read More
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15 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
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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
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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
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129 p.
2001
Document 017501
Validation and Refinement of Objective Prison Classification Systems for Women: The Experience of Four States and Common Themes
By Hardyman, Patricia L.. National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). George Washington University. Institute on Crime, Justice and Corrections (Washington, DC).
An evaluation of the efforts of four states in revising their objective classification for female inmates is provided. Four sections comprise this report: introduction; project goals and tasks; description of the four states' women classification initiatives -- West Virginia Division of Corrections, Idaho Department of Corrections, Wisconsin Department of Corrections, and Florida Department of Corrections; and common themes and lessons learned -- use the current instruments and override the scor... Read More
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41 p.
2001
Document 017502
Classification of Women Offenders: A National Assessment of Current Practices and the Experiences of Three States
By Van Voorhis, Patricia. National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). University of Cincinnati. Center for Criminal Justice Research (Cincinnati, OH).
The development of improved strategies for classifying female offenders is addressed. Sections of this report include:
  • Issues in classifying women offenders -- the literature review;
  • National assessment of current female offender classification practices;
  • Focus groups with corrections professionals and women offenders;
  • Directions for technical assistance (TA);
  • TA -- Hawaii Department of Public Safety;
  • TA -- Nebraska Department of Correctional Services; Read More
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55 p.
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
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570 pages
2001
Document 016856
Group Facilitation Skills for Trainers
By Yeres, Susan; Collins, Barbara. National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). ETR Associates (Santa Cruz, CA); National Institute of Corrections Academy (Longmont, CO).
This 16-hour course explores the skills needed in leading group participants to achieve specific learning goals. The following modules are contained in this curriculum:
  • Introduction and course overview;
  • How we process learning;
  • Predicting and accommodating learner behavior;
  • Setting the climate;
  • Utilizing facilitation strategies for learning;
  • Dealing with conflicts in groups;
  • And presentations.
Also included are copies of overheads used.... Read More
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approximately 300 pages
2001
Document 016857
Facilitation Skills for Managers: Training Curriculum Package
By Collins, Barbara; Yeres, Susan; Smith, M. Gale. National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). ETR Associates (Santa Cruz, CA); National Institute of Corrections Academy (Longmont, CO).
This 16-hour course is designed for managers who run meetings and/or lead task groups. This curriculum is divided into seven modules:
  • Introduction and course overview;
  • What is facilitation;
  • Know yourself and your group;
  • Getting started;
  • Getting work done (task tools);
  • Handling challenges;
  • And completing work.
Lesson plans, Participant's Manual, and overheads are included.... Read More
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Approximately 250 pages
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
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101 pages
2001
Document 016898
Community Notification and Education
By Matson, Scott. U.S. Dept. of Justice. Office of Justice Programs (Washington, DC); National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC); State Justice Institute (Alexa. Center for Sex Offender Management (Silver Spring, MD).
Differences in state laws regarding sex offender notification are examined, as well as innovative approaches to community notification and education in the U.S. This report contains the following sections: introduction; background; state variations; identifying offenders for notification; methods of notification; legal issues; are notification laws effective?; innovative approaches; unintended consequences; reducing unintended consequences; educating communities; conclusion; and organization co... Read More
PDF
20 p.
2001
Document 016965
Recidivism of Sex Offenders
By Bynum, Tim. U.S. Dept. of Justice. Office of Justice Programs (Washington, DC); National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC); State Justice Institute (Alexa. Center for Sex Offender Management (Silver Spring, MD).
The potential for commission of subsequent offenses by sex offenders is examined. This report looks at the following issues: measurement of sex offender recidivism; factors associated with recidivism; review of studies concerning rapists, child molesters, and probationers; synthesis of recidivism studies; impact of interventions on recidivism -- treatment, juvenile treatment research, supervision, and evaluating the effects; implications for sex offender management; and concluding remarks.... Read More
PDF
20 p.
2001
Document 016974
Facilitation Skills for Offender Groups: Training Curriculum Package
By Yeres, Susan; Collins, Barbara. National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). ETR Associates (Santa Cruz, CA); National Institute of Corrections Academy (Longmont, CO).
Designed for counselors or other staff who run offender groups, this 16-hour course addresses group process strategies. The following lesson plan modules are provided:
  • Introduction and course overview;
  • What facilitation is;
  • Goals for personal development;
  • Stages of group development;
  • Stages of individual change;
  • Setting a climate for change;
  • Communication skills;
  • Facilitating participation;
  • Facilitating behavior change;
  • Facilitating changes in perspective;
  • A... Read More
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approximately 560 pages
2001
Document 017025
Case Studies on the Center for Sex Offender Management's National Resource Sites
U.S. Dept. of Justice. Office of Justice Programs (Washington, DC); National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC); State Justice Institute (Alexa. Center for Sex Offender Management (Silver Spring, MD).
Strategies from "19 jurisdictional, cross-disciplinary teams who have developed innovative sex offender management and supervision techniques" are reported (p. i). The following five sections comprise this document: introduction and background; three state resource sites; 11 local resource sites; three tribal sites; and two additional resource sites.... Read More
PDF
122 p.
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 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.
2001
Document 016747
Juvenile Sex Offender Assessment Protocol [J-SOAP]
By Prentky, Robert; Righthand, Sue. U.S. Dept. of Justice. Office of Justice Programs (Washington, DC); National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC); State Justice Institute (Alexa. Center for Sex Offender Management (Silver Spring, MD).
A checklist "to aid in the systematic review of risk factors" for 12-18 year old boys is presented (p. iv). The manual for this experimental scale contains sections on: the development and validation of J-SOAP; references; frequently asked questions; scoring guidelines; scoring instructions for Scale I (sexual drive/preoccupation), Scale II (impulsive/antisocial behavior), Scale III (intervention), and Scale IV (community stability/adjustment); and J-SOAP scoring and summary forms.... Read More
PDF
44 p.
2001
Document 018795
Offender Classification: Issues and Opportunities
By Brandon, Pamela J.. National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC).
The text of and overheads used during a presentation about prison classification are provided. This session addresses: strategies for managing trends; standardization of policy application; the system viewed from a macro level; system integration; intake assessment; comprehensive classification systems; classification process; facility level classification; external classification; internal classification; needs assessment; managing high-risk offenders; automated classification functions; integ... Read More
PDF
73 p.
2001
Document 019153
Integrated Services Reduce Recidivism Among Homeless Adults with Serious Mental Illness in California
By Davis, Gray; Johnson, Grantland; Mayberg, Stephen W.. U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services. Center for Substance Abuse Treatment (Rockville, MD); U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services. Center for Mental Health Services (Rockville, MD); National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC); U.S. Dept. of Justice. Office of Justice Programs (Washington, DC); U.S. Dept. of Justice. Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (Washington, DC). National GAINS Center (Delmar, NY) .
A summary of the report "Effectiveness of Integrated Services for Homeless Adults with Serious Mental Illness" is provided. The report documents the impressive results coming from the Community Mental Health Treatment Program (AB 2034). Programs reduced the number of days homeless, incarcerated, and hospitalized for participants.... Read More
PDF
2 p.
2001
Document 017857
Commission on the Status of Mental Health of Iowa's Corrections Population
Community Corrections Improvement Association (Cedar Rapids, IA); Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (Princeton, NJ); Greater Cedar Rapids Community Foundation (Cedar Rapids, IA); National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC); Council of State Governments (Lexington, KY). State Public Policy Group, Inc. (Cedar Rapids, IA) .
The effects of an increasing number of offenders with serious mental health problems are investigated. Sections of this report include: executive summary; introduction and purpose; methodology/overview of effort; hearings summary; findings; and the survey report which identifies unfulfilled mandates, non-uniform performance, a sense of urgency for problem solution, the desire for community-based correctional settings, and overwhelming support for solutions existing within Iowa's correctional sy... Read More
PDF
39 pages
2000
Document 016075
Community Supervision of the Sex Offender: An Overview of Current and Promising Practices
By Gilligan, Leilah; Talbot, Tom; Carter, Madeline M., ed.. U.S. Dept. of Justice. Violence Against Women Grants Office (Washington, DC); U.S. Dept. of Justice. Office of Justice Programs (Washington, DC); National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC); State Justice Institute (SJI) (Alexandria, VA). Center for Sex Offender Management (Silver Spring, MD).
Almost 60% of all adult sex offenders are under some form of community supervision. An exploration of emerging practices and lessons learned in the management of sex offenders at the community level is presented. Contents include:
  • Overview;
  • Sex offenders -- who is being supervised;
  • A shift in perspective -- the victim-centered approach to sex offender management;
  • The central role of collaboration in managing sex offenders in the community;
  • Establishing a framewor... Read More
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16 pages
2000
Document 016434
The Collaborative Approach to Sex Offender Management
By Carter, Madeline M.. U.S. Dept. of Justice. Violence Against Women Grants Office (Washington, DC); U.S. Dept. of Justice. Office of Justice Programs (Washington, DC); National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC); State Justice Institute (SJI) (Alexandria, VA). Center for Sex Offender Management (Silver Spring, MD).
The need for and challenges of a collaborative approach to managing sex offenders in the community are addressed, in addition to ways jurisdictions can develop shared decision making responsibility between key policymakers and practitioners. Sections of this brief include:
  • Why collaboration is essential;
  • What is collaboration;
  • Forming collaboratives in an adversarial system;
  • Catalysts for collaboration;
  • Different approaches to team work;
  • Issues to consider... Read More
PDF
12 pages
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 017338
Creating Integrated Service Systems for People with Co-Occurring Disorders Diverted from the Criminal Justice System: The King County (Seattle) Experience
By Wertheimer, David. National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC); U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services. Center for Substance Abuse Treatment (Rockville, MD); U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services. Center for Mental Health Services (Washington, DC); U.S. Dept. of Justice. Office of Justice Programs (Washington, DC); U.S. Dept. of Justice. Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (Washington, DC). National GAINS Center (Delmar, NY).
The development of an integrated system that shares clients, information, planning, and resources is described. Topics addressed include: finding a common ground for promoting systems integration; what an integrated system is; key tactics; finding support for integrated diversion services; and the importance of disclosing "up-front" investments.... Read More
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4 p.
2000
Document 020527
Selection Bias in the Evaluation of Prison-Based Drug Treatment Programs
By Rhodes, William. National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). Abt Associates (Cambridge, MA).
The "effectiveness of a within-prison substance abuse treatment program at improving specified post-release behaviors of those inmates who received treatment" is evaluated (p. 1). Sections of this report are: introduction; problem statement; findings regarding generic models, diagnostics, results, and the size of the treatment effect; and conclusions. The treated group has a rearrest rate of 31% compared to a rate of 38% for the untreated group.... Read More
PDF
52 p.
2000
Document 016804
Investigating Allegations of Staff Sexual Misconduct with Inmates [Lesson Plans]
By McCampbell, Susan W.; Layman, Elizabeth P.. National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). Center for Innovative Public Policies, Inc. (Tamarac, FL).
A curriculum to address the needs of those who investigate allegations of staff sexual misconduct is presented. The following sections are contained in this manual: defining staff sexual misconduct and an overview of the national scope; legal considerations; institutional culture and staff/inmate dynamics; proactive investigative framework; responding to allegations; and activity booklet and action planning.... Read More
PDF
232 p. + computer disks (5+8); 3 1/2 in.
2000
Document 016226
National Resource Group Recommended Readings
U.S. Dept. of Justice. Office of Justice Programs (Washington, DC); National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC); State Justice Institute (Alexa. Center for Sex Offender Management (Silver Spring, MD).
Designed to be a starting point, this reading list is for those people who are interested in learning about effective management of sex offenders in the community. Documents are organized into the following topic areas: child sexual abuse; community notification, registration, and civil commitment; juvenile sex offenders; probation and parole supervision; research, recidivism, and statistics; risk assessment and prediction; sex offender treatment; treatment guides; and victim issues.... Read More
WEB
8 p.
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 015999
Prison Health Care Survey: An Analysis of Factors Influencing Per Capita Costs
By Lamb-Mechanick, Deborah; Nelson, Julianne. National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC).
The construction of a model that explains the reasons for variance in the average per capita cost of prison health care was undertaken in this study. "The major finding of this study was that it was not the range or number of services but rather the method of care delivery and the staffing mix that most affected per capita prison health care costs. Specifically, the cost of inmate health care varied by: the use of capitated contracts for ambulatory care; the hours of mid-level practitioner care ... Read More
PDF
93 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 015068
Compendium of OJP-Sponsored Projects Relating to Sex Offenders
U.S. Dept. of Justice. Office of Justice Programs (Washington, DC); National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC); State Justice Institute (Alexa. Center for Sex Offender Management (Silver Spring, MD).
A compendium of Department of Justice-sponsored initiatives relating to sex offender management is presented. Subsections include adult classification research, community notification research, evaluation of supervision and treatment approach research, juvenile sex offender research, national surveys, risk assessment research, community notification and registration, use of the polygraph, supervision and treatment programs for sex offenders, training and technical assistance for policy makers an... Read More
PDF
43 p.
1999
Document 015712
Taft Prison Facility: Cost Scenarios
By Nelson, Julianne. National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC).
The contract cost of services provided by Wackenhut to run the Taft facility are compared to the cost of comparable services directly provided by the Bureau of Prisons. The Taft project is the first fully-privatized federal correctional facility with an outside contractor assuming primary responsibility for operations. This report includes the following sections: an introduction; OMB Circular A-76 methodology; basis of comparison; comparing costs -- staff compensation, inmate services; miscellan... Read More
PDF
20 p.
1999
Document serial698
Washington State's Corrections Clearinghouse: A Comprehensive Approach to Offender Employment
By Finn, Peter. National Institute of Justice (Washington, DC); National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC); U.S. Dept. of Education. Office of Correctional Ed. National Institute of Justice (Washington, DC).
The Corrections Clearinghouse (CCH) provides a wide range of services to prison inmates. Direct services include vocational assessments, job preparation training, and employment assistance. CCH also provides brokering and coordination services. While CCH's mission includes the provision of services to prisons, it also works with juvenile facilities and promotes jail employment skills training. Eighty percent of CCH enrollees completed programs. Of Ex-Offender Work Orientation (Ex-O) Program pa... Read More
PDF
20 p.
1999
Document 015069
Case Studies on the Center for Sex Offender Management's National Resource Sites
U.S. Dept. of Justice. Office of Justice Programs (Washington, DC); National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC); State Justice Institute (Alexandria, VA). Center for Sex Offender Management (Silver Spring, MD).
These case studies reflect lessons learned from Center for Sex Offender management (CSOM) Resource Sites. Resource sites are "communities around the country who have demonstrated--through collaboration between criminal justice and health system agencies--that they can manage sex offenders and increase public safety" (p.ix.) Contents of this publication include an introduction and background, and summaries of ten Resource Sites' activities.... Read More
PDF
57 p.
1999
Document 015235
Managing Conflict in the Workplace [Satellite/Internet Broadcast on April 7, 1999]
National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). National Institute of Corrections Academy (Longmont, CO).
Among the more difficult challenges existing within personnel management is conflict resolution. This videoconference focuses upon managing conflict in a correctional setting. The panel of experts presents information on the history of workplace conflict, how to identify potential and actual sources of conflict, strategies for agencies to manage workplace conflict and prevent or reduce litigation, methods for agencies to assess their effectiveness in managing conflict, and resources for furt... Read More
VIDEO
1 DVD (120 min.)
1999
Document 015090
The Courage to Change: A Guide for Communities to Create Integrated Services for People with Co-Occurring Disorders in the Justice System
National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC); U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services. Center for Substance Abuse Treatment (Rockville, MD); U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services. Center for Mental Health Services (Washington, DC). National GAINS Center (Delmar, NY); Open Society Institute-New York. Center on Crime, Communities, and Culture (New York, NY).
Written to provide a view of successful principles, this guide offers information on how to develop, implement, finance and sustain programs that integrate the mental health, substance abuse treatment and justice systems for adult and young offenders with co-occurring disorders. The document provides an overview of the emerging landscape and covers start-up and implementation of successful integrated collaborations, financing programs, and sustaining successful programs. Included are appendices ... Read More
PDF
50 p.
1999
Document 015249
State Organizational Structures for Delivering Adult Probation Services
By Krauth, Barbara; Linke, Larry. National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). National Institute of Corrections Information Center (Longmont, CO); LIS, Inc. (Longmont, CO).
Updating information provided in a 1993 NIC publication, this is the third study of adult probation sponsored by NIC since 1983. Sections include: current state of probation in the United States; changes in state structures for delivering adult probation services since 1993; profile of the delivery structure in each state; and three appendices with selected information from earlier studies.Twenty-six states deliver probation services through an agency within the department of corrections. Twenty... Read More
PDF
97 p.
1999
Document 015455
Addressing the Needs of Women in Mental Illness/Substance Use Disorder Jail Diversion Programs
National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC); U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services. Center for Substance Abuse Treatment (Rockville, MD); U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services. Center for Mental Health Services (Washington, DC); U.S. Dept. of Justice. Office of Justice Programs (Washington, DC); U.S. Dept. of Justice. Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (Washington, DC). National GAINS Center (Delmar, NY).
The number of women offenders has increased 273% during the last 15 years. Unfortunately, there has been little done to redesign programs and services to meet the needs of women. An example of a successful program designed for the diversion of female offenders with co-occurring disorders is the Phoenix Project of Wicomico County, Maryland. This pre- and post-booking diversion program provides intensive case management and integrated mental health and substance abuse services on site. Brokered se... Read More
PDF
6 p.
1999
Document 015448
Drug Courts as a Partner in Mental Health and Co-Occurring Substance Use Disorders Diversion Programs
National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC); U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services. Center for Substance Abuse Treatment (Rockville, MD); U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services. Center for Mental Health Services (Washington, DC); U.S. Dept. of Justice. Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (Washington, DC). National GAINS Center (Delmar, NY).
When compared to other community supervision programs, drug courts provide more comprehensive supervision and more frequent drug testing and monitoring. Drug Courts all have higher rates of retention. Lane County's use of a drug court to improve supervision of participants with co-occurring mental health and substance use disorders in post-booking jail diversion is highlighted.... Read More
PDF
2 p.
1998
Document 014848
Jail Design and Operation and the Constitution: An Overview
By Collins, William C.. National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC).
The Constitution protects inmates in jails and prisons, and this paper discusses the continuing challenge of deciding what those protections mean in practice and the struggle to assure that inmate rights are met. "Condition cases" have resulted in courts reducing jail populations and have a great impact on facility design and operation and the cost of operating a jail. Legal issues whose impact are primarily operational are also highlighted. The title: Jails and the Constitution: An Overview (#0... Read More
PDF
77 p.
1998
Document serial636
Successful Job Placement for Ex-Offenders: The Center for Employment Opportunities
By Finn, Peter. National Institute of Justice (Washington, DC); National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC); U.S. Dept. of Education. Office of Correctional Ed. National Institute of Justice (Washington, DC).
The Center for Employment Opportunities (CEO) in New York City provides newly released offenders, primarily boot camp releasees, with a program designed to ease their reintegration into society. This "Program Focus" describes the transition from work crew participation to job placement interview, to permanent employment, to follow-up services. Responsibilities of the CEO staff, its relationship with the community, its success rate, and testimonials from CEO participants are included. ... Read More
PDF
19 p.
1998
Document serial643
Texas' Project RIO (Re-Integration of Offenders)
By Finn, Peter. National Institute of Justice (Washington, DC); National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC); U.S. Dept. of Education. Office of Correctional Ed. National Institute of Justice (Washington, DC).
Providing job preparation services to inmates while they are still incarcerated in state prisons, Project RIO also provides job placement services to parolees in every county in Texas. According to a 1992 independent evaluation, a large percentage of RIO participants found employment, and only 23 percent of high-risk participants returned to prison compared with 38 percent of non-RIO parolees. ... Read More
PDF
19 p.
1998
Document serial644
Chicago's Safer Foundation: A Road Back for Ex-Offenders
By Finn, Peter. National Institute of Justice (Washington, DC); National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC); U.S. Dept. of Education. Office of Correctional Ed. National Institute of Justice (Washington, DC).
The Safer Foundation helps ex-offenders find and hold jobs, and has expanded its focus to provide basic education, life skills training, support for solving social problems, and followup services after placement. Its Programmed Activities for Correctional Education (PACE) Institute provides detainees and inmates in Chicago's Cook County Jail with basic education and life skills courses and some one-on-one tutoring. Its Crossroads Community Correctional Center, Illinois' largest work rele... Read More
PDF
19 p.
1998
Document serial660
The Delaware Department of Correction Life Skills Program
By Finn, Peter. National Institute of Justice (Washington, DC); National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC); U.S. Dept. of Education. Office of Correctional Ed. National Institute of Justice (Washington, DC).
This Program Focus profiles a 4-month state program for incarcerated men and women which includes academics, violence reduction, and applied life skills and incorporates a Moral Reconation Therapy approach. It addresses issues in staffing and program development, describes program costs, and provides vignettes of participants' experiences during and after the program. ... Read More
PDF
19 p.
1998
Document 015061
Jail Design Guide: A Resource for Small and Medium-Sized Jails
National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). Kimme & Associates, Inc..
Addresses architectural design as it relates to functional components of the jail, discusses overall design considerations, and reviews pre-design planning, renovation, construction costs, and facility transition.... Read More
PDF
372
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 014786
Environmental Scan: Factors Potentially Affecting the Management and Operation of Corrections Agencies
National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). National Institute of Corrections Information Center (Longmont, CO); LIS, Inc. (Longmont, CO).
Findings from this scan are grouped into three main sections and range from case processing statistics to discussions of legislative activity to snapshots of correctional issues as they affect state and local agencies. Section 1. Corrections in society, includes such topics as crime rates and victims, media coverage, legislation, and criminal filings. Section 2. Corrections Agency Management and Operations, and Section 3. Special Issues in Corrections, cover topics as follows: legal issues, heal... Read More
PDF
38 p.
1998
Document 014789
Private Prisons in the United States: An Assessment of Current Practice
By McDonald, Douglas. National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). Abt Associates (Cambridge, MA).
After presenting an overview of the private imprisonment industry, this assessment addresses four major issues in privatization: Does contracting for prison operations save money? Do privately operated facilities provide better services? Legal issues relevant to contracting for imprisonment, and Implications for federal prisons. ... Read More
PDF
212 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.
1997
Document 014364
Critical Issues in Managing Women Offenders, September 7-12, 1997, Longmont, Colorado: Evaluation Report
By Adams, Linda. National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC).
An evaluation of the feedback from this training seminar's participants indicates that the program was considered an overall success. Participants and the evaluator give suggestions for possible improvement of future meetings.... Read More
PDF
24 p.
1997
Document 013467
The Connecticut Office of Adult Probation Vision
National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). Connecticut Judicial Branch. Office of Adult Probation (Rocky Hill, CT).
This statement of the Connecticut Office of Adult Probation's vision contains brief outlines of its mission and outcome goals for clients, criminal justice agencies, staff, victims, and the community. Also included from this results driven agency are the "1996 Annual Statistical Report Statewide" and an edition of the Strategic Planning News entitled, "Strategic Planning Outcome Measures and Data Elements Updated for the Office of Adult Probation."... Read More
PDF
40 p.
1997
Document 014171
An Overview of Sex Offender Community Notification Practices: Policy Implications and Promising Approaches
U.S. Dept. of Justice. Office of Justice Programs (Washington, DC); National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC); State Justice Institute (Alexa. Center for Sex Offender Management (Silver Spring, MD).
Community notification laws are currently in place in 47 states. This brief offers up-to-date information to inform citizens, state and local leaders, and criminal justice professionals about these procedures and what the research suggests about their effectiveness. It addresses the benefits and limitations of these laws and examines their impact on communities, offenders, and victims.... Read More
PDF
8 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 014263
Involving Families in Systems Change: Improving Services for People with Co-Occurring Disorders in the Criminal and Juvenile Justice Systems: Strategies for Families [and Strategies for Service Providers] Brochures]
National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC); U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services. Center for Substance Abuse Treatment (Washington, DC); U.. National GAINS Center (Delmar, NY); Policy Research, Inc. (Delmar, NY).
These brief brochures describe the strategies for families and for service providers that are available through the GAINS Center. Included are examples of success, challenges to involving families, and resources for further information.... Read More
PDF
4 p.
1997
Document 014754
Intervention Strategies for Offenders with Co-Occurring Disorders: What Works?
By Peters, Roger H.; Hills, Holly A.. National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC); U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services. Center for Substance Abuse Treatment (Washington, DC); U.. University of Florida. Louis de la Porte Florida Mental Health Institute. Dept. of Mental Health Law and Policy (Tampa, FL).
Various models of intervention have been developed to address the needs of persons with co-occurring disorders. Therapeutic communities, 12-step programs, and cognitive-behavioral interventions that were designed initially to treat mental illness have been modified to address co-occurring substance abuse. This report highlights the need for additional monitoring of persons with co-occurring disorders who are under community supervision, and the importance of cross-training for supervision office... Read More
PDF
56 p.
1997
Document 013916
Screening and Assessment of Co-Occurring Disorders in the Justice System
By Peters, Roger H.; Bartoi, Marla Green. National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC); U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services. Center for Substance Abuse Treatment (Washington, DC); U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services. Center for Mental Health Services (Washington, DC). National GAINS Center (Delmar, NY); University of South Florida. Louis de la Parte Florida Mental Health Institute. Dept. of Mental Health Law and Policy (Tampa, FL).
The rates of both mental health disorders and substance abuse disorders are significantly higher among criminal justice populations than those in the general population. Screening and assessing inmates for these disorders is addressed in this document, with the focus on the instruments available for this work, and how to combine them to screen and assess co-occurring disorders.... Read More
PDF
133 p.
1997
Document 013722
Supermax Housing: A Survey of Current Practice
National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). National Institute of Corrections Information Center (Longmont, CO); LIS, Inc. (Longmont, CO); National Institute of Corrections. Prisons Division (Washington, DC).
Results of a nationwide survey of supermax housing practice identify current and planned supermax housing, explore issues in inmate management in supermax, and examine programming provided to inmates in supermax housing. Difficulties in defining supermax housing are discussed, and availability of programs such as mental health care and law library access are summarized. Tables detail characteristics of supermax facilities by state, and a list of DOC contacts on supermax issues is also included. ... Read More
PDF
13 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
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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
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48 p.
1997
Document 013914
The Prevalence of Co-Occurring Mental and Substance Abuse Disorders in the Criminal Justice System
National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC); U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services. Center for Substance Abuse Treatment (Washington, DC); U.. National GAINS Center (Delmar, NY).
Having a substance abuse disorder is related to a higher likelihood of having a co-occurring mental illness. Similarly, having a mental illness increases the probability of having a co-occurring substance abuse disorder. This paper details the occurrences of both disorders in the nation's jails, prisons, and community corrections agencies.... Read More
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2 p.
1997
Document 014015
Occupational Analysis or DACUM Profiles for Deputy Sheriff I, Deputy Sheriff Shift Commander (Lieutenant), Deputy Sheriff Supervisor (Sergeant), and Inmate Services Counselor I
National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). Arlington County Sheriff's Offfice (Arlington, VA).
These profiles provide a list of duties and tasks for each of the positions under consideration. Designing a curriculum (DACUM) is a process that analyzes an occupation under consideration; producing a profile describing specific tasks, that workers must perform.... Read More
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15 p.
1996
Document 014055
Parallel Perceptions: Gender, Job Enrichment and Job Satisfaction Among Correctional Officers in Women's Jails
By Stohr, Mary K.; Mays, G. Larry; Lovrich, Nicholas P.; Gallegos, Amanda M.. National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC).
The available research, presented in this document, comparing men and women in correctional occupations suggests that they tend to be more alike than different in their job behaviors and in their perceptions of the workplace. An important difference was discovered. Female staff bring more of a social service orientation to their work than do male staff, coinciding with the movement toward a human service model for corrections work.... Read More
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24 p.
1996
Document 013913
The National GAINS Center for People with Co-Occurring Disorders in the Justice System: Brochures
National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC); U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services. Center for Substance Abuse Treatment (Washington, DC); U.. National GAINS Center (Delmar, NY); Policy Research, Inc. (Delmar, NY).
Five brochures are included in this document, with titles as follows: Jail Diversion/Creating Alternatives for Persons with Mental Illnesses; Addressing the Specific Needs of Women with Co-Occurring Disorders in the Criminal Justice System; Treatment of People with Co-Occurring Disorders in the Criminal Justice System; The National GAINS Center for People with Co-Occurring Disorders in the Justice System; and Screening and Assessment of Co-Occurring Disorders in the Justice System.... Read More
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10 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
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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
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45 p.
1996
Document 013163
Update: Correctional Beds Not in Use Due to Lack of Funds; Update: State Prison Beds Not in Use Due to Lack of Funds
National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). National Institute of Corrections Information Center (Longmont, CO); LIS, Inc. (Longmont, CO).
A survey of the fifty states, the District of Columbia, and eight local jurisdictions, identified four jurisdictions in which correctional facility beds that are ready for occupancy are not yet in use due to a lack of funding. Three jurisdictions also reported previously operational bedspace that has been closed due to budgetary shortfalls. The report presents data on the specific facilities involved, their location, size, and security levels.... Read More
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2 p.
1996
Document 013243
Risk Classification in the 1990s
By Van Voorhis, Patricia; Brown, Kelly. National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). University of Cincinnati. Division of Criminal Justice (Cincinnati, OH).
This monograph reviews several models for risk classification and describes the current state of offender risk classification, as well as furnishing a consumer's guide to risk assessment. The authors present options, review issues, promote the proper use of available technology, and identify potential misuse of risk assessments.... Read More
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60 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
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134 p.
1996
Document 014292
Evaluability Assessment: A Tool for Program Development in Corrections
By Van Voorhis, Patricia; Brown, Kelly. National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). University of Cincinnati. Division of Criminal Justice (Cincinnati, OH).
Evaluability assessment helps to determine whether a program has been planned and implemented well enough to be evaluated. This monograph focuses on how to plan and develop the type of program that is likely to produce a successful comprehensive evaluation. It highlights some of the most recent efforts to examine programs in terms of whether or not they are utilizing dimensions known to be effective and avoiding those established as ineffective. ... Read More
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43 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
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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
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64 p.
1996
Document serial553
Project Re-Enterprise: A Texas Program
By Moses, Marilyn C.. National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). National Institute of Justice (Washington, DC).
Project Re-Enterprise (PRE), administered by the Crime Prevention Institute, enlists the participation of local business leaders in an educational initiative to hone the job-seeking skills of inmates, who interview at mock job fairs. In addition to providing interviewing practice for the inmates, the program has caused some employers to voluntarily alter their policies regarding hiring ex-offenders. This Program Focus describes PRE's process, funding, and measures of success, and also outlines t... Read More
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16 p.
1996
Document 015492
NAVCON Brig Sex Offender Treatment Program [Facilitator and Participant Manuals]
National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). NAVCON Brig Sex Offender Treatment Program (N.P.).
This two year voluntary program assists participants through group sessions and individual behavioral treatment sessions in finding ways to avoid inappropriate and illegal sexual behavior in the future. There are eight modules in this program.
  • Module I is an introduction to the program and covers why enter, what is treatment, autobiography, blocks to treatment, and a glossary.
  • Module II covers relapse prevention and includes: information on the cycle of abuse; building, adding thoughts... Read More
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1995
Document 012870
Drug Testing and Recidivism of Houston Felony Probationers
By Wheeler, Gerald R.; Rudolph, Amy S.. National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). Harris County Community Supervision and Corrections Dept. (Houston, TX).
Wheeler and Rudolph report results of a study on the impact of drug testing during pretrial and probation periods on recidivism rates among felony probationers in Houston, finding that successful probationers were tested and seen by officers a significantly greater number of times than unsuccessful probationers. They place their study in the context of previous research.... Read More
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36 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
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34 p.
1995
Document 012948
DETOUR Program: Problem Solving Skills for Offenders, a Scripted Unit of Instruction
By Burd, Judy. National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). Texas Dept. of Criminal Justice. Windham School System (Huntsville, TX).
The objectives of this thirty-hour program are to learn and practice problem solving steps, and to discover the correlation between the way we think about situations and the way we respond. Utilizing these problem solving skills outside of the classroom hopefully will result in fewer disciplinary cases and less recidivism. This manual gives detailed lesson plans and outlines.... Read More
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150 p.
1995
Document 012207
Safety Awareness Workbook: Anticipating, Identifying, and Resolving the Potential Victimization of Probation and Parole Officers
By Kipp, Richard A.. National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). Lehigh County Adult Probation and Parole (Allentown, PA).
This workbook discusses worker safety issues in probation and parole. Officers' mental attitudes and use of force are addressed. General indications of drug use by clients, signs of aggression, possible resistance or attack, discussion of mental health issues, and general warning signs related to sex offenders are discussed. Finally, safety tactics, such as light conditions, building design, and vehicle considerations are discussed as they relate to officer safety.... Read More
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88 p.
1995
Document 012219
Intermediate Sanctions for Women Offenders
National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). Oregon Dept. of Corrections. Intermediate Sanctions for Women Offenders Policy Group (Salem, OR).
The Intermediate Sanctions for Women Offenders Policy Group compiled and analyzed qualitative and quantitative information on women offenders, the criminal justice decision making process, and programming resources available to women offenders in Oregon. This document describes the project process and presents the Policy Group's findings, observations, and recommendations. Topics covered include: supervision, probation, parole, trend data, offender demographics, and staff training.... Read More
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100 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
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16 p.
1995
Document 012451
Profiling the Needs of California's Female Prisoners: A Needs Assessment
By Owen, Barbara; Bloom, Barbara. National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC).
Following a review of the literature on the female offender, this report describes the nature of the population of women in California prisons, the types and extent of program availability, and the gap between program needs and availability. The institutional program survey form and the survey instrument used to profile the needs of California's female prisoners are appended.... Read More
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96 p.
1995
Document 012452
New Jersey Department of Corrections Initial Classification System: Design and Validation, Final Report
By Hardyman, Patricia L.; Austin, James. National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). National Council on Crime and Delinquency (San Francisco, CA).
This report documents the development of an objective classification system that addressed the specific organizational needs and population of the New Jersey Department of Corrections. It reviews the methodology, initial classification validation results, instrument modification recommendations, impact of the modifications, projected lengths of stay and the average daily population, implementation results, training/orientation programs, and next steps to be taken.... Read More
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72 p.
1995
Document 012453
Massachusetts Department of Correction Female Offender Objective Classification Technical Assistance Project: Final Report
By Forcier, Michael W.. National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). Massachusetts Dept. of Correction (Boston, MA).
This report summarizes the development of a classification system specific to the security, custody and programmatic needs of female offenders in the Massachusetts Department of Correction. The report includes the data collection instrument, an explanation of the sampling strategy, study results and a discussion of these results. The appendices include recommendations for the design of a classification system, a breakdown of the study's data, and distribution of maladjustment scores.... Read More
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42 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.
1994
Document 012782
THINK
National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). Wisconsin Dept. of Corrections (Madison, WI).
The focus of the Cognitive Interventions Program is to change the criminal behavior of offenders by motivating them to change themselves. Cognitive change is self-change. This program is divided into four phases. Phase I - Orientation: This phase is designed to teach the basic concepts and techniques of cognitive change. Phase II - The Change Process: In this phase offenders use techniques of cognitive self-observation (Thinking Reports, Journals, Problem and Hassle Logs) to identify thei... Read More
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148 p.
1994
Document 012350
Survey Report on Internal Offender Classification System
By Austin, James; Chan, Luiza. National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). National Council on Crime and Delinquency (San Francisco, CA).
The report presents the results of a survey on internal offender classification systems across the United States. The report discusses survey methods and prevalence of these systems. It then briefly describes the offender classification systems in various states and the Federal Bureau of Prisons. The survey also solicited agency interest in participating as an internal classification test site. A table detailing each state's response to the survey questions is included.... Read More
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10 p.
1994
Document 011994
Understanding Why Inmates Are Misclassified: The Use of Qualitative Methods in Evaluating Objective Prison Classification
By Alexander, Jack; Austin, James. National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). National Council on Crime and Delinquency (San Francisco, CA).
This study of classification systems has two purposes. The first is to test new methods for evaluating objective prison classification systems by using qualitative research methods. The second is to examine why inmates often do not behave as expected according to their classification level. By looking at two prison systems, this report provides the process evaluation results of their classification systems and explains the factors that influence inmate behaviors.... Read More
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63 p.
1994
Document 012134
Manual of Native American Religious Practices in Secure Confinement
By Guilfoyle, Michael H.; Kisto, Rose Ann. National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). Nebraska Commission on Law Enforcement and Criminal Justice (Lincoln, NE).
This manual provides basic information and guidance about the religious practices of Native American Indians in secure confinement. Background information on Native American offenders, historical factors, and the role of religion in rehabilitation is discussed. The manual then reviews religious objects, ceremonial purposes, cultural aspects and spiritual beliefs. It also discusses suicide prevention and provides recommended correctional policies and procedures for working with the Native America... Read More
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38 p.
1994
Document 012162
Jail Population Reduction Strategies: An Examination of Five Jurisdictions' Responses to Jail Crowding
National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). American Jail Association (Hagerstown, MD).
This study examines local criminal justice systems which have reduced or significantly slowed the number of inmates incarcerated in the county jail. The research specifically looks at the processes and methods utilized to accomplish this outcome. Five sites are presented in this report which examines the site environment, population reduction efforts, process changes and programmatic changes.... Read More
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32 p.
1994
Document 011452
Proceedings of the Large Jail Network Meeting, January 23-25, 1994, Longmont, Colorado
National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). National Institute of Corrections. Jails Division (Longmont, CO).
This meeting of the Large Jail Network focused on intergovernmental dimensions of the role of the jail in the criminal justice system. This document presents the highlights and proceedings of the meeting. The Appendices include graphs and tables depicting data on major metropolitan jail administration.... Read More
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71 p.
1994
Document 011504
The Jail Project Funding Campaign, Bond Issue/Tax Vote, Etc.: An Overview of Some Issues and Ideas
By Bowker, Gary M.; Bounds, Bruce R.; Kimme, Dennis A.. National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC).
This document presents ideas and issues for consideration in planning public education on jails and jail bond campaigns. Elements discussed include: project motivators, leadership, project themes, timing, costs, public information strategies, citizen advisory boards, site selection, and bond election tools. The final portion of the document provides a summary of the key points discussed in presentation form.... Read More
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35 p.
1994
Document 011671
Chronic Care Clinics: Protocols and Clinic Procedures
By Hipkens, James H.; Krause, Kathryn; Lamarre, Madeleine. National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). Georgia Dept. of Corrections (Atlanta, GA).
Chronic care clinic procedures and protocols are provided for the following areas: cardiovascular, diabetes mellitus, gastrointestinal, hypertension, infectious disease, seizure, pulmonary, tuberculosis infection, and men's and women's wellness clinics. The document, "Drug Formulary," by the Georgia Department of Corrections is included.... Read More
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153 p.
1994
Document 011775
Colorado Department of Corrections Parole Population Projections
By McVey, Aaron David; Jones, Michael. National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). National Council on Crime and Delinquency (San Francisco, CA).
This report presents projections for the Colorado parole population through the year 2004 using a planning simulation and projection model developed by the National Council on Crime and Delinquency. These parole projections are divided into parole caseload subgroups based on gender, felony class and parole legislation type. This report contains: a summary of parole legislation; a summary of admission, release and caseload trends; a summary of the forecast method; and projected parole caselo... Read More
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53 p.
1994
Document 011388
NIC Survey of State Corrections Departments, February, [March, April and May] 1994: Funding for Prison Beds
National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). National Institute of Corrections Information Center (Longmont, CO); LIS, Inc. (Longmont, CO).
These surveys of state corrections departments examine the planning, construction, and funding of prison beds throughout the United States. This material updates similar information reported in January 1992.... Read More
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12 p.
1994
Document 011903
Genesis Facility - Post Occupancy Evaluation: Final Report
By Wener, Richard E.; Farbstein, Jay. National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). Jay Farbstein and Associates (San Luis Obispo, CA).
This report describes the results of a pilot test of Post Occupancy Evaluation research instruments used at the Genesis program facility of Orange County Corrections Division. The report discusses the study's goals, provides a site description, and explains the evaluation methods. Evaluation issues include: communication, security, privacy, crowding, appearance, health care, surveillance, staff facilities, morale, and maintenance. The appendices contain a copy of the inmate and staff surveys, s... Read More
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42 p.
1994
Document 011904
Post Occupancy Evaluation Procedure: Instruments and Instructions for Use
By Wener, Richard E.. National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). Orange County Corrections Division (Orlando, FL).
This report describes the development and testing of several research instruments used for Post Occupancy Evaluations (POE) of jails. Included are five POE instruments with instructions on their use. Instruments provided are: administrator survey, inmate survey, staff survey, evaluation form-maintenance staff, and evaluation form-program/service staff.... Read More
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47 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
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31 p.
1994
Document 011369
Profiles of Correctional Substance Abuse Treatment Programs: Women and Violent Youthful Offenders
National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). National Institute of Corrections Academy (Longmont, CO); LIS, Inc. (Longmont, CO).
This document provides brief overviews of substance abuse treatment programs currently serving women and youthful violent offenders. Eleven programs for women are identified, including OPTIONS, WINGS, Forever Free, Marilyn Baker House, Booneville Treatment Center for Women, Dos Pasos Program, and New Image. The two programs described for youthful violent offenders are the Cook County Day Reporting Center and the substance abuse treatment program at the Lee Arrendale Correctional Institution. Pro... Read More
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98 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.
1993
Document 008747
Women's Jails: An Investigation of Offenders, Staff, Administration and Programming
By Stohr, Mary K.; Mays, G. Larry. National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). New Mexico State University. Dept. of Criminal Justice (Las Cruces, NM).
Five moderate-sized, exclusively women's jails were examined in terms of facility profiles, programming efforts, staffing patterns and characteristics, and inmate characteristics. Data were gathered through jail administrator Profile Forms, site visit interviews with the administrators, site observation of the jails, and staff and inmate questionnaires. The authors recommend that further research on women's jails, especially comparing the exclusively women's and mixed population models, is neede... Read More
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122 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.
1993
Document 011380
Connecticut Department of Corrections Offender Population Projections
By Jones, Michael A.; McVey, Aaron D.; Richer, Frederick G.. National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). National Council on Crime and Delinquency (San Francisco, CA).
This report presents the results of projections of the sentenced prison and community populations under the supervision of the Connecticut Department of Corrections through the year 2001. The projections, produced through simulation software, break the data into ten distinct offender groups, and six sentence levels within each group. Additionally, the model provides separate projections for female and male inmates.... Read More
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33 p.
1993
Document 011273
Probation Case Classification and Workload Measures System for Indiana
National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). Indiana Judicial Center (Indianapolis, IN).
Sections one and two discuss the history of development and mission/purpose of the Indiana case management system. The next three sections address the implementation strategy for a probation department and use of case classification and workload measures. The last section contains case classification and workload measures forms, such as the adult risk assessment instrument, adult risk reassessment instrument, adult needs assessment instrument, and probation workload measures data collection inst... Read More
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47 p.
1993
Document 011092
Aggression Management: A Program of Communication Skills and Strategies for Probation and Parole Officers [Lesson Plan]
By Bush, Jack. National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). Missouri Dept. of Corrections (Jefferson City, MO).
The objective of this lesson plan is to provide skills that will assist probation and parole officers to minimize conflict and maximize cooperation between themselves and non-compliant offenders under their supervision. Module topics include:
  • The cognitive foundations of aggressive behavior,
  • Basic skill strategies,
  • Critical situations,
  • Thinking reports as a counseling tool,
  • The follow-up interview,
  • And cognitive counseling skills.
The curriculum pack... Read More
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52 p.
1993
Document 011168
GDC Diversity
By Kerr, Carroll Saylor. National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). Georgia Dept. of Corrections (Atlanta, GA).
This document aims to discover the attitudes toward cultural diversity within the Georgia Department of Corrections (GDC). The first exercise is used to determine the employees' perceptions of GDC's awareness of and responses to cultural diversity. A sample of the cultural diversity and climate assessment survey is included, along with a recommended protocol for focused interviews. Also contains an extensive list of references.... Read More
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33 p.
1993
Document 010860
Proceedings of the Large Jail Network Meeting, January 24-26, 1993, Denver, Colorado
National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). National Institute of Corrections. Jails Division (Longmont, CO).
The theme of this year's Large Jail Network meeting focuses on the problem of airborne and blood-borne pathogens in jails. The conference opens with a presentation on tuberculosis and infectious diseases, followed by sessions on dealing with blood-borne and airborne pathogens, exposure control plans, training programs, and rising health care costs in jails. Brief findings are provided from NIJ's AIDS survey.... Read More
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36 p.
1993
Document 011984
Indiana Department of Corrections Women Classification Study
By Austin, James; Chan, Luiza; Elms, William. National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). National Council on Crime and Delinquency (San Francisco, CA).
This study evaluates the effect of the current Indiana Department of Corrections classification system on female inmates, with special emphasis on possible over-classification. It also assesses the specific needs and difficulties that female inmates experience during incarceration. Data presented compare male and female inmate classifications and examine female inmates' demographics, abuse history, children, and prison visitation. From this data, the report provides recommendations for adjusting... Read More
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46 p.
1993
Document 011398
Arizona Board of Pardons and Paroles - Evaluation of Structured Decision-making Guidelines
National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). Arizona Board of Pardons and Paroles (Phoenix, AZ).
This packet contains the summary documents and working papers of a parole board that structured their decision-making process based on an empirical instrument. The document begins with a brief overview of the Structured Decision Making Project and then contains many attachments, including the coding manual and various forms used by the Board.... Read More
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53 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.
1992
Document 000888
Accelerated Management Selection/Management Training for Adult Correctional Institutions: The Oregon Department of Corrections Institution Supervisor Candidate School
By Pearce, Fred B.. National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). Oregon Dept. of Corrections (Salem, OR).
This Supervisor Candidate School was a project implemented by the Oregon Department of Corrections to prepare its workforce to manage an intended increase in its institutional capacity. This document describes the program: the selection of participants, classroom and on-the-job training, and its implementation. It also describes a study of the program, comparing program participants to a matched group who did not attend the program. Attachments include DACUM job task analysis results and... Read More
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32 p.
1992
Document 001866
Diversionary Effectiveness of Community Alternative Programs
By Whitehead, John T.; Miller, Larry S.; Myers, Laura B.. National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). Tennessee Dept. of Correction (Nashville, TN); East Tennessee State University. Dept. of Criminal Justice and Criminology (Johnson City, TN).
Two programs (Community Corrections and Intensive Probation Supervision) implemented by the Tennessee Department of Correction to divert some felony offenders from incarceration are evaluated. Findings indicate that about 50 percent of offenders sentenced to these programs were diverted from an incarcerative sentence. A number of legal and social variables, such as custody status, drug problem, prior record variables and offense severity, explain the sentencing decisions of the judges. This stud... Read More
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53 p.
1992
Document 003334
Policies Regarding Searches of Visitors: A Survey
By Scholes, Patricia. National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). National Institute of Corrections Information Center (Longmont, CO); LIS, Inc. (Longmont, CO).
Policies of six western prison facilities and one department of corrections regarding searches of visitors are briefly reported.... Read More
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2 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
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40 p.
1992
Document 010675
Handbook for Evaluating Objective Prison Classification Systems
By Alexander, Jack; Austin, James. National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). National Council on Crime and Delinquency (San Francisco, CA).
Developed to provide correctional professional with a tool for more effectively and efficiently managing their departments, this document presents a critical review of issues relevant to the evaluation of correctional classification systems. Topics covered include: standards for conducting classification evaluations, impact evaluation and validation goals, evaluation questions, designs, and methods; and sampling and data collection techniques.... Read More
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98 p.
1992
Document 010591
Issues in Siting Correctional Facilities: An Information Brief
By Abrams, Kathleen Shea; Lyons, William. National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). National Institute of Corrections. Prisons Division (Washington, DC); Florida Atlantic University, Florida International University. Government Center for Environmental and Urban Problems (Fort Lauderdale, FL).
This Information Brief highlights the findings of a study of the impact of correctional facilities on land values and public safety. Documenting the positive and negative impacts of correctional facilities on local communities, the Brief presents strategies for better managing the process of siting correctional facilities. The study concludes that an agency's ability to effectively manage public opposition determines the siting of a correctional facility within that community. ... Read More
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18 p.
1992
Document 011245
Correctional Industries: Background, Planning and Development Guide for Inmates with Mental Retardation
National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). Sociometrics, Inc. (Hyattsville, MD); U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services. President's Committee on Mental Retardation (Washington, DC).
Written primarily for human services administrators and specialists, this guide presents a general process for developing or expanding correctional industry programs for inmates that are mentally handicapped. Major sections of the guide include: legal and legislative issues, which cover pertinent legal and statutory regulations governing correctional industries; model services that describe the major components of model services programs geared for the mentally handicapped inmate; operative pro... Read More
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144 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
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82 p.
1992
Document 009702
Presentence Time Served Credits for Sentenced Offenders
By Scholes, Patricia. National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). National Institute of Corrections Information Center (Boulder, CO); LIS, Inc. (Boulder, CO).
An informal survey of corrections personnel in six states found that, in five states, credit for presentence time served is awarded by the county where the prisoner was held, either through the county clerk to the prison or to the sentencing judge. In the sixth state, time is credited by statute. Contacts are provided for additional information.... Read More
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1 p.
1992
Document 010049
Briefing Paper: Regional Jails
National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). National Institute of Corrections Information Center (Boulder, CO); LIS, Inc. (Boulder, CO).
Based on a national jail survey, this briefing paper identifies 15 regional jails. Authors also describe seven organizational structures for regional jails and discuss issues related to the implementation of a multijurisdictional jail. Among the topics addressed are: implementation obstacles, effective planning strategies, and advantages of regional jails.... Read More
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3 p.
1992
Document 010106
Inmate Work Programs: A Review of the Literature
National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). National Institute of Corrections Information Center (Boulder, CO); LIS, Inc. (Boulder, CO).
In a review of recent literature on inmate work programs, the author describes operational assignments within institutions and community service work programs. An appendix includes sample policies and regulations governing inmate work programs.... Read More
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75 p.
1992
Document 010132
Community Corrections Acts for State and Local Partnerships
By Shilton, Mary K.. National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). American Correctional Association (Laurel, MD).
With interest in intermediate punishments high for both social and economic reasons, states are increasingly adopting community corrections legislation. Intended for citizen advocates and justice decisionmakers, this manual describes the correctional pressures leading towards legislative action, examines the common and divergent characteristics of state laws, discusses considerations in implementing legislation, and reviews accomplishments of such legislation. A "Compendium of Community Correcti... Read More
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53 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
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53 p.
1992
Document 010360
Corrections 2000: Policies for the Future
National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). California Corrections Policy Development Project (Sacramento, CA); California Probation, Parole and Correctional Association (Sacramento, CA).
Mission and policy statements developed by the California Corrections Policy Development Project address: system integration, balanced funding, sentencing, punishment options, substance abuse, prevention, victims, staffing, demographic changes, and public education. Concluding remarks define attributes of an effective correctional system. Appendices review the current state of corrections in California and contributing factors in addition to providing background information on the policy projec... Read More
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40 p.
1992
Document 010427
Improving the Use of Intermediate Sanctions: Lessons from the Intermediate Sanctions Project
By McGarry, Peggy. National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC); State Justice Institute (Alexandria, VA). Center for Effective Public Policy (Washington, DC).
With the goal of providing support and technical assistance to local jurisdictions, a national project on intermediate sanctions focused on key elements of an intergrated system of intermediate sanctions. This report reviews developments that arose during the project and summarizes discussions on the development of both a range of sentencing options and coherent policy guidelines.... Read More
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7 p.
1992
Document 010447
Parole Violation and Revocation: Lessons for Policy Development (Without Appendices)
By Burke, Peggy B.; Bellassai, John P.; Toborg, Mary A.. National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). Center for Effective Public Policy (Philadelphia, PA); Toborg Associates (Washington, DC); COSMOS Corp. (Washington, DC).
Following a discussion of the significance of parole violation and revocation issues, assistance provided by the National Institute of Corrections to each of five jurisdictions is summarized. Because the number of offenders on parole is increasing, the percentage revoked must decline for work load to merely stay constant, necessitating the development of new ways to handle violations.... Read More
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35 p.
1992
Document 010481
Community Sanctions Evaluation Project: Final Report
By Phelan, Lynn; Brown, Lynn; Friel, Charles. National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). Sam Houston State University. Criminal Justice Center (Huntsville, TX).
Developed to measure the cost/benefit of applying community sanctions to a specific group of parolees in danger of having their parole revoked, this project required the accomplishment of two goals: 1) Design, test, and document the utility of using spreadsheet technology to evaluate the cost/benefit of alternative community sanctions. 2) Evaluate the cost/benefit of enhanced alternatives proposed by the U.S. Parole Commission in supervising parolees with special drug and alcohol restric... Read More
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61 p.
1992
Document 010043
Briefing Paper: Trends in Jail Privatization
National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). National Institute of Corrections Information Center (Boulder, CO); LIS, Inc. (Boulder, CO).
This briefing paper provides an overview of trends in jail privatization as evident in the following models: private management, development of a facility by the private sector, and private sector services provision. The author summarizes pro and con arguments, growth trends and the current extent of privatization in jails. Appendix A presents policy statements on corrections privatization from the American Jail Association, the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees, t... Read More
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24 p.
1992
Document 010491
Development of an Objective Classification System: Final Report
By Forcier, Michael W.. National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). Dougherty Management Associates (Lexington, MA); Social Policy Research Group (Boston, MA).
This final report presents the results of a one-year effort to design an objective, point-based system of initial inmate classification for the Massachusetts Department of Correction (MDOC). The present study found age to be a strong correlate of institutional misconduct with younger inmates having significantly higher rates of disciplinary reports than older inmates. A second major finding is that the current classification system results in overclassification of inmates with respect to the gro... Read More
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30 p.
1991
Document 010046
Results of Needs Assessment Survey: Media Relations Training
National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). National Institute of Corrections Information Center (Boulder, CO); LIS, Inc. (Boulder, CO).
Designed to determine the need for and interest in media relations training, a national survey queried directors of community corrections agencies, large jails, and state corrections departments concerning media relations staffing issues and the extent of national media attention on the agency. Suggestions for seminar topics include the following categories: general media management/awareness, community relations, media techniques, negative media situations, role of agency administration in good... Read More
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6 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 009714
Health and Safety in the Prison Environment
By Norman, Bonnie. National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). Oregon Dept. of Corrections. Health Services Division (Salem, OR).
The purpose of this four-hour training seminar is to orient all new health care employees to, and refresh existing employees in, health and safety issues that will reduce staff and inmate risk of exposure to environmental hazards, communicable diseases and physical injury. Three components of the training are: 1) safety; 2) communicable diseases; and 3) sanitation. The teaching format is comprised of lecture, discussion, active participation, and testing. The training package consists of a one-v... Read More
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67 p.
1991
Document 009715
Medical Record Documentation for Correctional Health Care Professionals
By Hayward, Joan. National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). Oregon Dept. of Corrections. Health Services Division (Salem, OR).
Designed to orient new health care employees and to provide ongoing annual review, this four-hour training curriculum discusses the importance of maintaining complete medical records on patients/inmates. Performance objectives include: discussing purposes and uses of medical records; describing the components of the problem oriented medical record; demonstrating proper charting techniques; and describing methods used in the maintenance of medical records for correctional facilities. The curricu... Read More
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96 p.
1991
Document 009738
Guide for Development of Suicide Prevention Plans
National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC); National Center on Institutions and Alternatives (Alexandria, VA). Texas Commission on Jail Standards (Austin, TX).
Providing a structure on which to base a comprehensive suicide prevention plan, this document prompts the planner through each aspect of suicide response. Main subjects covered include staff training, screening and identification of jail inmates at risk for suicide, communication among staff regarding at-risk inmates, housing, supervision/observation, intervention in a suicide attempt, and reporting and investigation of successful attempts.... Read More
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7 p.
1991
Document 010662
Classification of Women Offenders in State Correctional Facilities: A Handbook for Practitioners
By Burke, Peggy; Adams, Linda. National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). COSMOS Corp. (Washington, DC).
Based upon a survey of forty-eight state correctional agencies and intensive study in four states. Part I presents the results of a review of current classification practices with respect to women, and defines the issues emerging in current practice. Part II provides specific guidance for correctional agencies in assessing their own classification practices as they affect women and in implementing changes to improve them. The appendices present vignettes on the four states that were ... Read More
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122 p.
1991
Document 012808
The Planning of the New Palm Beach County Jail: A Case History
By Kish, John. National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office (West Palm Beach, FL).
This case history of the planning of a new facility highlights the importance of a masterplan, and goes on to describe facility planning and design. Prepared under a grant from the NIC Jail Resource Center Project, it includes chapters on the criminal justice process, inmate population projections, capital outlay plan, and transition planning.... Read More
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55 p.
1991
Document 013139
Community Corrections in Colorado: Why Do Some Clients Succeed and Others Fail?
By English, Kim; Mande, Mary J.. National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). Colorado Division of Criminal Justice (Denver, CO).
This study provides information about the fifty percent of the clients who enter community corrections in Colorado and are subsequently returned to prison within a few months. Questions such as who fails and why? are examined and the results are supported by tables and charts.... Read More
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97 p.
1991
Document 012997
Parole Law: A Practical Guide to Making Parole Decisions and Parole Policy
By Palacios, Victoria. National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC).
This monograph provides information about parole law for parole board members and staff, as well as attorneys who are new to parole. It can serve as a reference when general questions arise, but should not be used to answer specific legal questions. This document is NIC's response to the need for information on parole law to be readily available and understandable.... Read More
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35 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.
1991
Document 009279
Oregon Case Management System for Community Services: Time Study and Auditing System Design/Implementation
National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). Oregon Dept. of Corrections. Classification Unit (Salem, OR).
Content includes three documents: Oregon Case Management System Manual; Oregon Department of Correction: Analysis of the 1990 Time Study, produced by the National Council on Crime and Delinquency (NCCD); and the Oregon Case Management System Project Summary: Final Report, also by NCCD. These studies will be used by the Oregon Department of Corrections to determine staff time needed to supervise various offenders and to develop procedures for an information system.... Read More
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121 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 008749
The Evaluation of the Wisconsin Classification System As It Applies to the Los Angeles Probation Population
By Zhang, Xiaodong; De la Paz, Celso. National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). Los Angeles County Probation Dept., Program Services Office (Downey, CA).
A conclusion of this study, which was primarily based upon the chi-square test, is that the Wisconsin Probation Classification System did a fair job in differentiating high risk probationers from medium or low risk, but the system failed to provide a consistent prediction across different ethnic groups in the Los Angeles County Probation Population. (p.1)... Read More
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35 p.
1990
Document 008754
Jail Diversion for the Mentally Ill: Breaking Through the Barriers
By Steadman, Henry J.. National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). National Coalition for the Mentally Ill in the Criminal Justice System (Seattle, WA).
A conference was held on April 2, 1990 that brought together mental health, correctional, and law enforcement professionals to address issues surrounding the mentally ill person who comes in contact with the local jail. Research and program reviews from which the conference deliberations developed are provided. Four categories identified and examined are: screening and evaluation; crisis intervention; treatment; and transfer/discharge planning. ... Read More
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133 p.
1990
Document 008921
Jail Inspection Basics: An Introductory Self-Study Course for Jail Inspectors
By Rosazza, Thomas A.. National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). Nebraska Commission on Law Enforcement and Criminal Justice. Jail Standards Division (Lincoln, NE).
Particular skills common to most inspectors are identified in this document that was designed as an entrance level training vehicle for inspectors. Legal issues, standards, the inspection process, facility design and its impact on operations, communications, organizational structures, and resources are topics addressed.... Read More
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155 p.
1990
Document 008922
Jail Inspection Basics: An Introductory Self-Study Course for Jail Inspectors, Supervisor's Guide
By Rosazza, Thomas A.. National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). Nebraska Commission on Law Enforcement and Criminal Justice. Jail Standards Division (Lincoln, NE).
The purpose of the Supervisor's Guide is to provide the supervisor a means to facilitate interaction between himself and the new inspector about the topics in the self-study course.... Read More
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50 p.
1990
Document 008927
Colorado Judicial Department Probation Officer Workload Study: Final Report
By Bemus, Brian. National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). Colorado Judicial Dept. (Denver, CO).
Title of project is "Probation Workload Analysis: Revised Time Study." Results of a study on Colorado probation officer workload are described, with recommendations provided by the author. The author discusses changes in the Colorado Judicial Department's case management system, including the development of intensive supervision, electronic monitoring, drug screening, and interstate compact programs.... Read More
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31 p.
1990
Document 008227
Policy for Parole Release and Revocation: The National Institute of Corrections 1988-1989 Technical Assistance Project
By Burke, Peggy B.; Adams, Linda; Ney, Becki. National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). COSMOS Corp. (Washington, DC); Center for Effective Public Policy (Philadelphia, PA).
The purpose of this project is to assist paroling authorities with their decisionmaking responsibilities by focusing upon improving policies and practices. Specific progress made by certain state jurisdictions is summarized, and lessons learned are presented.... Read More
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54 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.
1990
Document 011857
Colorado Parole Guidelines Handbook
By English, Kim. National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). Colorado Division of Criminal Justice (Denver, CO).
The Colorado Parole Guidelines training program is designed to ensure that the Parole Board receives case information necessary to make guidelines-based decisions. This handbook provides training materials for key staff and administrators in Colorado and provides direction and information for other states considering development of parole guidelines.... Read More
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55 p.
1990
Document 010615
National Institute of Corrections Council on Curriculum Development Proposed 18-Credit Hour CO Certification Curriculum
National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). International Association of Correctional Officers (Marquette, MI); National Institute of Corrections. National Council on Curriculum Development (Marquette, MI).
Areas to be covered are outlined in detail for the following six courses, proposed for correctional officer certification: Corrections in the Criminal Justice System; Correctional Practices; Basic Communications in Corrections; Offender Behavior and Development; Juvenile Justice and Corrections; and, Ethical and Legal Issues in Corrections.... Read More
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20 p.
1990
Document 011153
Camp Celebration: Incarcerated Mothers and Their Children Camping Together, Dwight Correctional Center, Research Report, 1990
By Stumbo, Norma J.; Little, Sandra L.. U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services (Washington, DC); National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). Illinois Dept. of Corrections (Springfield, IL); Dwight Correctional Center (Dwight, IL).
This report reviews a federally grant-funded program to provide a camping program for incarcerated women and their children through the Dwight Correctional Center in Illinois. This review of the program describes the camping and pre-camping activities, the women who participated, and the results of the "Camp Celebration" program. As well, the report describes other parenting programs offered at the correctional center.... Read More
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30 p.
1990
Document 010047
State Corrections Agencies' Substance Abuse Treatment Programs: Results of an NIC Information Center Survey
National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). National Institute of Corrections Information Center (Boulder, CO); LIS, Inc. (Boulder, CO).
As a follow-up to a national survey of state correctional agencies' substance abuse treatment programs, this paper summarizes methods for identifying inmates with treatment needs, the proportion of these inmates who are receiving treatment, the use of objective screening instruments by state agencies, and the use of inmate profile data in assigning treatment. A summary of types of substance abuse treatment programs includes those designed as therapeutic communities and programs that target speci... Read More
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9 p.
1989
Document 007989
Feasibility Study for Implementation of Probation Supervisory Fees
By Green, Richard; Happmann, Gerald; Franken, John. National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). Wyoming Dept. of Probation and Parole (Cheyenne, Wy).
The study focuses on six areas: (1) Judicial support; (2) Agent support; (3) Flexibility in assessment and collection of fees; (4) Disbursement of revenues; (5) Potential revenue sources; and (6) Cost to collect.... Read More
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20 p.
1989
Document 010783
Design Considerations in the Building of Women's Prisons
By Carp, Scarlett V.; Davis, Joyce A.. National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC).
Seven women's correctional facilities were surveyed to identify design inadequacies and obtain information about the planning process for a women's facility. The first of four sections in this report addresses Research Findings, which include a brief literature review, a review of recent litigation involving women offenders and facility design, and research on the relationship between environment and behavior. Section two, The Planning Process, presents an overview of the steps and issues surrou... Read More
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96 p.
1989
Document 014064
Program Outline and Seminar Materials for: A Tough Approach to Working with Angry and Resistant Offenders
National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). National Institute for Sentencing Alternatives (Waltham, MA).
This program is designed to train residential community corrections staff to provide the angry offender with a new set of concepts to correct life-long patterns of criminal thought and behavior. Participants in the seminar learn to identify offender characteristics and apply intervention strategies when angry behavior is manifested. Lecture notes, visual aids, and handouts on anger management are included.... Read More
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33 p.
1989
Document 008745
Designing an Electronic Monitoring Program: A Guide to Program Design, Implementation, and Management: The Experience of Clackamas County, Oregon
By Garcia, Miriam. National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). Clackamas County Community Corrections (Oregon City, OR).
Designing an electronic monitoring program, gaining support for the program, choosing equipment, selecting offenders, managing offenders, monitoring programs, and controlling costs are topics addressed. The Clackamas County Community Corrections' Electronic Monitoring Program is used as a case study.... Read More
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35 p.
1989
Document 009277
Evaluating the Impact of Ohio's Community Corrections Programs on Public Safety and Costs: Final Report
By Austin, James; Quigley, Peter; Cuvelier, Steve. National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). National Council on Crime and Delinquency (San Francisco, CA).
The impact of the state of Ohio subsidized, county-operated Community Corrections Act programs (CCA), Intensive Diversion Units (IDU), and the Community Based Correctional Facilities (CBCF) are reviewed. The study concludes that these programs do serve to divert offenders from state prisons.... Read More
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72 p.
1989
Document 007312
Sifting the Gold from the Pebbles: Using Situational Interviews to Select Correctional Officers for New Generation Jails
By Stohr-Gillmore, Mary K.; Stohr-Gillmore, Michael W.; Kistler, Nannette. National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC).
"This paper examines whether a critical incident, behaviorally-based situational interview process, helps New Generation Jail managers identify the requisite talents in prospective officers."--p. 1. This paper was presented at the annual meeting of the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences in Washington D.C., April 1989. Includes bibliography.... Read More
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32 p.
1989
Document 007490
Task Force on Women, Children, and the Criminal Justice System
National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). Connecticut General Assembly. Task Force on Women, Children, and the Criminal Justice System (Hartford, CT); Connecticut. The Permanent Commission on the Status of Women (Hartford, CT).
The Task Force was established in 1987 to examine issues surrounding female offenders and their children, and the impact of the justice system from arrest to re-entry into the community. This document includes both an executive summary, and final report and recommendations.... Read More
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90 p.
1989
Document 007609
Overview of Substance Abuse Treatment Programs in Correctional Settings
National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). National Institute of Corrections Information Center (Boulder, CO); L.I.S., Inc. (Boulder, CO).
This report highlights corrections agencies' efforts to address the supervision and treatment of offenders with substance abuse problems. Section 1 summarizes national surveys on the topic; Section 2 describes treatment programs in the range of correctional settings. (p. 1)... Read More
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13 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.
1989
Document 007804
Behavioral Classification for Female Offenders: Research Report
By Quay, Herbert C.; Love, Craig T.. National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). South Carolina Dept. of Corrections. Division of Classification (Columbia, SC).
Five patterns of behavior in institutionalized female offenders that are similar to patterns in male offenders are identified. These behavior patterns are aggressive, manipulative, dependent, inadequate, and depressed/anxious. They can be utilized to classify female offenders into behaviorally homogenous subgroups. (p.iv).... Read More
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35 p.
1989
Document 007808
Does Sentencing Felony Probationers to Community Service Affect Recidivism and Economic Sanction Compliance?: A Four-Year Longitudinal Study
By Wheeler, Gerald R.; Rudolph, Amy S.. National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). Harris County Adult Probation Dept. (Houston, TX).
Findings show that a higher percentage of persons sentenced to unpaid community service successfully terminated probation during the study period and paid higher restitution fees. The cost effectiveness of community service sentencing is presented, and guidelines for this form of restitution are discussed. (Abstract). Includes bibliography.... Read More
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22 p.
1989
Document 007809
New Strategies to Improve Probationers' Compliance with Economic Sanctions: A Field Study in Performance Feedback
By Wheeler, Gerald R.; Rudolph, Amy S.. National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). Harris County Adult Probation Dept. (Houston, TX).
The effects of computer-generated performance feedback on fee collections are examined, and policy implications are discussed. Includes bibliography.... Read More
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27 p.
1989
Document 007810
Economic Sanctions in Perspective: Do Probationers' Characteristics Affect Fee Assessment, Payment, and Outcome?
By Wheeler, Gerald R.; Rudolph, Amy S.; Hissong, Rodney V.. National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). Harris County Adult Probation Dept. (Houston, TX).
"Specific policy recommendations in the areas of financial screening, administrative procedure to improve monitoring and evaluation of fees, and alternatives to economic sanctions for the financially disadvantaged are offered."--Author's abstract modified. Includes bibliography.... Read More
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22 p.
1988
Document 007930
Managing the Development of Community Corrections
By Larivee, John J.; O'Leary, William D.. National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC).
Focusing on what occurs prior to program operation, this monograph discusses concept formation, planning and program development for community corrections programs. A case study is presented on the Springfield Day Reporting Center.... Read More
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39 p.
1988
Document 007975
Interpersonal Violence Treatment Program
National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). Vermont Dept. of Corrections (Waterbury, VT).
The purpose of the Criminal Violence Program is to significantly reduce the violent behavior of program inmates during and after incarceration. Also included in this packet of material is a lesson plan outline (1989) on treating the criminal personality and a description of VOP (Violent Offender Program) treatment activities.... Read More
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32 p.
1988
Document 006403
Jail Overcrowding Management Handbook
National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). California Board of Corrections (Sacramento, CA); Evaluation, Management, and Training (EMT) Associates (Sacramento, CA).
Providing practical assistance to jail administrators, this handbook addresses the legal problems, inmate management problems, and systemwide problems that contribute to jail overcrowding. Problems and issues are discussed. Specific action strategies are suggested.... Read More
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61 p.
1988
Document 006489
Handbook For Inmate Worker Training
By Merren, John. National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). Arizona Dept. of Corrections (Phoenix, AZ); Arizona Dept. of Corrections, Offender Services Educational Programs (Phoenix, AZ).
Title of project: Pre-Employment Training for ARCOR: Arizona Department of Corrections. The Arizona DOC developed a program model to train inmates for employment in prison industries emphasizing job skills training and interpersonal skills development.... Read More
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1988
Document 006511
Computer Aided Drafting and Automated Office systems Program, Purdy Corrections Center for Women: Final Report
National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). Tacoma Community College (Tacoma, WA); Washington State Dept. of Corrections, Office of Program Development (Olympia, WA).
The goal [of this program] was to assess, develop, revise and implement curriculum, provide training, and maintain systems necessary to upgrade female inmates' knowledge and skills in computer aided drafting and automated office skills to meet current employment standards of employability in industry. (p. 2) The title of the project is "Joint Vocational Training in Computer-Aided Drafting and Design and Automated Office Skills for Female Inmates."... Read More
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82 p.
1988
Document 006702
Computer Aided Instruction
By Mueller, Fred. National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). Garrett Heyns Education Center (Shelton, WA); Washington State Dept. of Corrections (Olympia, WA).
Title of project: Computer Assisted Instruction. This grant allowed for the expansion of CAI in the basic skills area by adding new software and equipment to the existing vocational program.... 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 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.
1988
Document 007007
RISC Management (Apprehension and Defensive Tactics): A Training Guide for Probation and Parole Agents
By Colby, Marc H.; Krahn, Adelaide B.. National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). Wisconsin Division of Corrections (Madison, WI).
Objectives of this training guide include explaining the RISC Management confrontational continuum, explaining how to implement RISC Management, demonstrating pat down and search techniques, and defining deadly force. Designed for probation and parole agents, this basic course requires 16 hours of instruction. The guide is available in a loose-leaf format.... Read More
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57 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 007042
Making It Work: Addressing Victim Concerns Through Community Corrections Programs
By Shapiro, Carol; Alexander, Diane; Schuman, Alan M.. National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). Rutgers University. School of Criminal Justice. Program Resources Center (Newark, NJ).
... Read More
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52 p.
1988
Document 007083
Initial Security Classification Guideline for Adult Females
By Alexander, Jack; Humphrey, Elaine. National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). New York State Dept. of Correctional Services (Albany, NY).
The title of the grant project is "Development of Objective Classification Guidelines for New York State Female Offenders." Contents include the Guideline, Guideline Manual, and the third of three papers documenting the research on which the Guideline is based.... Read More
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65 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 000943
COSTS OF INCARCERATION POLICIES: LITERATURE REVIEW
By CLEAR, TODD R.. NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF CORRECTIONS (WASHINGTON, DC).
... Read More
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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 005015
Building on Experience: A Case Study of Advanced Construction and Financing Methods for Corrections
By Dewitt, Charles B.. National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC); National Institute of Justice (Washington, DC). National Institute of Justice (Washington, DC); National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC ).
... Read More
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70 p.
1987
Document 007976
Comprehensive Integrated Crisis Defusion Instructor Training Program
By Schwartz, Jeffrey A.; Schwartz, Cynthia B.. National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). Hawaii Dept. of Corrections (Honolulu, HI).
The purpose of this project is to develop a curriculum that will be used to instruct correctional staff in a variety of non-violent alternatives for dealing with potentially violent inmate situations.... Read More
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110 p.
1987
Document 005797
Structuring Parole Decision-making: Lessons from Technical Assistance in Nine States
By Burke, Peggy B.; Adams, Linda M.; Kaufman, Gerald; Ney, Rebecca Jo. National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). Cosmos Corp. (Washington, DC); Center for Effective Public Policy (Philadelphia, PA).
... Read More
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50 p.
1987
Document 005798
Correctional Contracting: A Guide to Successful Experiences
By Camp, Camille Graham; Camp, George M.; Osmond, Gordon. National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). Criminal Justice Institute (South Salem, NY).
... Read More
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138 p.
1987
Document 005914
Proceedings of the Second Annual Symposium on New Generation Jails
By Wener, Richard; Farbstein, Jay. National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). National Institute of Corrections Jail Center (Boulder, CO); Symposium on New Generation Jails : 2nd : 1987 (Clearwater, FL).
Alternate title: NIC 2nd annual symposium on new generation jails. A major theme occurring in several of the papers is the role of management in direct supervision.... Read More
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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 006106
Success and Failure on Parole in California: A Preliminary Evaluation
By Austin, James. National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). California Board of Prison Terms (Sacramento, CA); National Council on Crime and Delinquency (San Francisco, CA).
The high level of parole revocations is contributing to the prison overcrowding crisis in California. This project, entitled California Parole Revocation Evaluation, attempts to analyze a number of factors that are having an impact on parole revocation.... Read More
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1986
Document 006258
Licensing Jail Employees in Minnesota
National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). Minnesota Jail Resource Center (St. Paul, MN); Minnesota State Sheriff's Association. Jail Employee Task Force (St. Paul, MN).
Title of project: Development of Minnesota Resources to Assist Jails. Included with the report is a video cassette entitled "Civil Liabilities" by Lynn Lund (VHS format, six hours running time).... Read More
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1986
Document 005816
Victims and Probation: Building a Collaborative Relationship, an Analysis of Legislation
By Omole, Omolola E.. National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). Rutgers University. School of Criminal Justice. Program Resources Center (Newark, NJ); National Assocation of Probation Executives (Austin, TX).
Title of project: The role of victims and probation: building a collaborative relationship. Paper presented at the session titled "Victims and Victimization," American Society of Criminology 38th Annual Meeting, October 29-November 1, 1986, Atlanta, Georgia.... Read More
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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 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.
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 004534
Liability Issues in Community Service Sanctions
By del Carmen, Rolando V.; Trook-White, Eve. National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). National Institute of Corrections, Community Corrections Division (Washington, DC).
This report covers liability issues in community service sanctions.... Read More
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48 pages
1986
Document 004569
Goals of Community Sanctions
By Harris, M. Kay. National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). Temple University, Dept. of Criminal Justice (Philadelphia, PA).
This monograph discussed two major issues: 1) the four traditional philosophies of sanctioning, and 2) how goals can influence program designs and operations.... Read More
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1986
Document 004664
Policy Recommendations on Families of Adult Offenders: Proceedings of the First National Leadership Conference on Families of Adult Offenders, Waynesboro, Virginia, May 13-15, 1986
National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC); Virginia Dept. of Corrections. Academy for Staff Development (Waynesboro, VA). Family and Corrections Network (Waynesboro, VA); National Leadership Conference on Families of Adult Offenders : 1st : 1986 (Waynesboro, VA).
Strengthening the family ties of adult offenders by positive family programs is the intent of these policy recommendations.... Read More
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1986
Document 004712
Proceedings of the First Annual Symposium on New Generation Jails
By Farbstein, Jay; Werner, Richard. National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). National Institute of Corrections Jail Center (Boulder, CO); Symposium on New Generation Jails : 1st : 1986 (Seattle, WA).
Topics discussed at the symposium include the design of new generation jails, the transition to new generation operation, the costs and benefits of direct supervision, and the operation of direct new generation jails.... Read More
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1986
Document 004915
Projecting Probation Fee Revenues: a Revenue Projection Model for Agencies based on Local Policies and Demographic Data (Draft)
By Baird, S. Christopher; Holien, Douglas A.; Bakke, Audrey J.. National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). National Council on Crime and Delinquency (Madison, WI).
... Read More
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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).
... Read More
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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.
1985
Document 010539
Using Policy Simulation Analysis to Guide Correctional Reform: The Utah Experience
By Austin, James; Joe, Karen; Litsky, Paul. National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC); Edna McConnell Clark Foundation (New York, NY). National Council on Crime and Delinquency (San Francisco, CA).
By analyzing current sentencing practices and dispositional guidelines for probation, prison, and parole caseloads and comparing these current practices with other well established correctional screening tools through statistical simulation analysis, this study intends to provide legislators with estimates of the impact of proposed policy modifications on sentencing, classification, and correctional population size.... Read More
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54 p.
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).
... Read More
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1985
Document 003544
Connecticut's Support Services for Released Inmates: A Needs Assessment
By Fisher, Andrew S.. National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). Criminal Justice Education Center, Inc. (Hartford, CT).
... Read More
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1985
Document 003659
Administrative Sources of Occupational Stress in a Correctional Setting: Administrative Manual
By Ratner, Alan M.. National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC); California Dept. of Corrections (Sacramento, CA). Aide Behavioral Services (Sacramento, CA).
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50 p.
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.
1985
Document 004031
Marketing Study for Maryland State Use Industries
By Grieser, Robert C.; Crawford, Thomas M.. National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). Institute for Economic and Policy Studies (Alexandria, VA); Maryland State Use Industries (Baltimore, MD).
This study was performed at the request of Maryland State Use Industries (SUI) to assist in expanding its industries program. Methodology included a marketing survey of SUI customers to determine potential product interests, and a peer survey of other states' industry programs to gather production and cost information. Topics discussed include: shop operations; marketing and sales issues; new products for existing shops; new industries; and recommended locations for and job training potential o... Read More
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69 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 003197
Correctional Officer's Guide: Patuxent Institution, Jessup, Maryland
By Cheatwood, Derral. National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). Patuxent Institution (Jessup, MD).
... Read More
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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).
... Read More
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1984
Document 000575
STRESS: MAKING THE MOST OF IT-A PERSONALIZED GUIDE FOR CORRECTIONAL STAFF DESCRIBING HOW STRESS CAN BE MANAGED EFFECTIVELY (DRAFT)
By LINNANE, PATRICK D.. NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF CORRECTIONS (WASHINGTON, DC). EVALUATION/POLICY RESEARCH ASSOCIATES, LTD. (N.P.).
COMPANION PIECE TO A REPORT ENTITLED STRESS: MAKING THE MOST OF IT-A SUPERVISOR'S GUIDE (DRAFT)... Read More
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1984
Document 000582
Stress: Making The Most of It - A Supervisor's Guide
By Bushnell, Jon L.. National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). Evaluation/Policy Research Associates, Ltd. (N.P.).
This is a companion piece to a report entitled, "Stress: Making the Most of It - A Personalized Guide For Correctional Staff Describing How Stress Can Be Managed Effectively".... Read More
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86 p.
1984
Document 002507
Behavioral Classification System for Adult Offenders at Central Correctional Institution: Executive Summary and Summary Evaluation
By Shutt, Renee. National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). South Carolina Dept of Corrections. Division of Classification (Columbia, SC).
... Read More
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1984
Document 002115
Parole Selection and Abolishment and Determinate Sentencing Creation: Role and Influence in the Change Process
By Palmer, Joseph R.. National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC).
This paper is the report of a research project, entitled "Parole in the U.S.: Public Perception and Political Vulnerability."... Read More
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1984
Document 003394
Developing and Managing Part-time Trainers, Pts. 1 and 2
By Katsampes, Paul. National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). National Institute of Corrections National Academy of Corrections (Boulder, CO); National Institute of Corrections National Academy of Corrections Outreach Program (Boulder, CO).
This document provides a discussion guide and sequential checklist for training managers to use in developing and managing part-time trainers.... Read More
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69 pages
1983
Document 002663
Success on Parole: The Influence of Self-Reported Attitudes, Experiences and Background Characteristics on the Parole Behaviors of Youthful Offenders, Final Report
By Wiederanders, Mark R.. National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). California Dept. of the Youth Authority (Sacramento, CA).
... Read More
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89 p.
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).
... Read More
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1982
Document 000532
Client Management Classification: An Interviewing and Case Planning System for Adult Corrections Clients - Training Manual
National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). Pennyslvania Board of Probation and Parole (Harrisburg, PA).
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1981
Document 000295
ABC's of the CABs: A How-To Manual on Creating Citizen Advisory Boards
By Hutto, Clay; Judge, Tricia. National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). Missouri Board of Probation and Parole (Jefferson City, MO).
... Read More
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31 p.
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.)
1981
Document 006310
Functional Unit Management: A Training Response Model for Managing Prison Violence
By Maghan, Jesse L.. National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC).
Title of project: Development of Training Programs and Materials in Response to Prison Violence.... Read More
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1980
Document 002450
Policy and Procedure Development: A Worksheet Approach (4-72 Hour Jails)
By Barbee, Jim T.. National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). Ohio Dept. of Rehabilitation and Correction (Columbus, OH); Ohio Bureau of Adult Detention Facilities and Services (Columbus, OH).
... Read More
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1980
Document 002451
Policy and Procedure Development: A Worksheet Approach (0-4 Hour Jails)
By Barbee, Jim T.. National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). Ohio Dept. of Rehabilitation and Correction (Columbus, OH); Ohio Bureau of Adult Detention Facilities and Services (Columbus, OH).
Includes a supplement to worksheets: Case Law Compendium.... Read More
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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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