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Document 027183
Standards and Training for Corrections (STC) Forms and Publications
California Board of State and Community Corrections (BSCC) (Sacramento, CA).
Copies of training manuals for courses provided by the California Board of State and Community Standards can be found at this website. Forms and publications include: Adult Corrections Officer – Core Manual; Adult Corrections Officer – Job Analysis Report; Adult Corrections Officer – Knowledge and Skills Maps; Adult Corrections Officer – Physical Tasks Training Manual; Annual Course – Guide to Writing Objectives for Annual Course Certification; Handbook for Core - 6th Edition; Hearing Screenin... Read More
Document 027155
Workload and Resource Assessment: Resource Guide
National Center for State Courts (NCSC) (Williamsburg, VA).
“Systematically assessing the number or people, appropriate resources, and measures of caseloads is critical for ensuring that courts and related agencies are able to deliver quality service to the public effectively and without delay. Given the increasing number and complexity of cases, it is important for states to use an objective workload assessment process, combined with an interconnectedness of judicial and staff work that allows for a holistic assessment of resources needed, to ensure tha... Read More
Document 027721
Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Intersex, (L.G.B.T.I.) Training Program and Agency Policy
Harris County Sheriff’s Office (HCSO) (Houston, TX).
This collection is comprised of a training program and an agency policy regarding the treatment of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and intersex inmates. "Course Name: L.G.B.T. Awareness" by B. Galindez. "Cultural Diversity/Awareness is essential in terms of adapting to changes and the morphing of all human traits and values. Acceptance and / or tolerance are key elements when the pursuit of cohesion is the overall goal. Lesson Objectives: 1. Student will be able to identify alternate li... Read More
167 pages
Document 024347
New Jail Planning: Getting It Right
National Institute of Corrections. Jails Division (Washington, DC).
This video explores the lessons learned by four communities that built new jails. The communities utilized the four major steps of the Facility Developmental Process model:
  • Determine the need and feasibility;
  • Decide to build, plan operations;
  • Design the jail;
  • And build the jail, plan the transition.... Read More
1 DVD (20 min.)
Document 023851
The Mentally Ill in Jail: Whose Problem Is It Anyway? [Satellite/Internet Broadcast]
National Institute of Corrections. Academy Division (Aurora, CO).
This 3-hour program, originally broadcast July 15, 2009, provides an overview of opportunities that can help your organization prepare to work with persons suffering from mental illness in jails. Mental health issues in the criminal justice system are a community wide problem, and corrections stakeholders, including government officials and corrections personnel, all have a role in identifying creative programs and solutions that tackle the problem at its core. This broadcast investigates the sc... Read More
3 computer disks; DVD-ROM (159 min.) + 1 computer disk; CD-ROM
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
78 p.
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
136 p.
Document 020300
Proceedings of the Large Jail Network Meeting, Winter 2005
National Institute of Corrections. Jails Division (Longmont, CO).
This Large Jail Network meeting took place January 30-February 1, 2005, in Longmont, Colorado. Contents of these proceedings include: NICs Core Competency Model Project: Preparing Leaders in Corrections for the Future by Robert Brown; Training as a Strategic Management Tool by Tom Reid; Legal Issues and Mentally Ill Inmates by Bill Collins; Mental Health Services in Jails: Identifying Problems by Joel A. Dvoskin; Informal Announcements by David Parrish; Mental Health Issues: Open Forum Discussio... Read More
67 p.
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
56 p.
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
2 computer disks; 1 DVD-ROM (100 min.) + 1 CD-ROM
Document 017693
Jail Inmates with Mental Illness: A Community Problem [Videoconference Held April 17, 2002]
National Institute of Corrections Academy (Longmont, CO).
This videoconference addresses issues faced by jails that must deal with increasing numbers of inmates with serious mental illnesses. Topics discussed include:
  • Essential jail-based service components for mentally ill inmates;
  • Creative approaches to meet the service needs of the mentally ill;
  • Identification of potential resources that can be used in the management of this special population;
  • Mental health courts;
  • And how to maintain continuity of care.
... Read More
1 DVD (180 min.)
Document 017875
NIC Broadcast: Mental Illness in Jails Q & A
National Institute of Corrections Academy (Longmont, CO).
Questions and answers regarding the following topics are provided: deferred prosecution, recidivism, isolation, cost concerns, coordinated efforts, medicating for behavior issues, classification, diversion and mental health courts, jail overcrowding, rehabilitation, privitization, standards of care, assessment tools, treatment review committees, follow-up, stakeholders, case referral, continuity of care, and additional resources.... Read More
9 p.
Document 016827
Staffing Analysis Workbook for Jails
By Liebert, Dennis R.; Miller, Rod. National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC).
An integrated series of steps that result in a comprehensive and innovative staffing plan is presented. The staffing analysis process involves: jail profiling; net annual work hours calculation; development of a facility activity schedule; staff coverage plan development; completion of a staff summary; schedule development; evaluation, revision, and improvement of the plan; operational costs calculation; report preparation; and implementation of the plan and monitoring of the results. Appendixes... Read More
43 p.
Document 016975
Alleviating Jail Crowding: A Systemic Approach [Videoconference Held April 18, 2001]
National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC).
Since jail crowding is often called the most pressing problem facing criminal justice systems in the U.S., this 3-hour videoconference aims to help jurisdictions develop effective strategies and techniques for managing jail population levels. Issues discussed include:
  • The systemic problem of crowding and the need for effective system-wide policy
  • Decision points in the system that help control crowding
  • Data collection and analysis
  • Long and short term strategies to reduce j... Read More
1 DVD (180 min.)
Document 013469
Boot Camp Program Planning and Facility Design: Residential and Community Program Components
By Swanson, Richard M.. National Institute of Corrections. Jails Division (Longmont, CO).
Developed for NIC Jails Division's Boot Camp Workshop, this document outlines the steps necessary in implementing such a program. It provides lesson plans on planning and staffing issues, as well as overheads and forms used in the workshop.... Read More
54 p.
Document 013485
Proceedings of the Large Jail Network Meeting, July 1996
National Institute of Corrections. Jails Division (Longmont, CO).
NIC's Large Jail Network meeting's highlights are presented in this document. The focus of the meeting was the topic of juveniles in adult jails, and among the issues discussed were: effective approaches to handling juveniles in jails; preparing and training staff to manage juvenile offenders; the public health dimension of jail medical services; and community, media, and interagency issues.... Read More
79 p.
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
155 p.
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
50 p.
Document 007983
Competency Profile of Jail Administrator
National Institute of Corrections National Academy of Corrections (Boulder, CO).
A DACUM profile is provided on the managerial and operational duties, with accompanying tasks, of the Jail Administrator.... Read More
6 p.
Document 005425
Basic Guide to Mental Health Services in Jails: The Workbook
By Lloyd, Lillis M.. Correctional Management Consultants (Phoenix, AZ); National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC).
Areas addressed include history of mental health in jails, major types of mental disorders, personality disorders, suicide awareness/prevention, and liability and negligence. Length of training is sixteen hours. Audience includes correctional professionals such as officers, mental health staff, social workers, counselors, nurses, and intake and classification workers. The training package consists of a one-volume manual.... Read More
120 p.
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