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

37 pages + 180 minutes
2016
Document 032752
Agenda Jail PIO Network Meeting [Proceedings]
By Albert, Karen . National Institute of Corrections (NIC). Jails Division (Washington, DC).
The Public Information Officer (PIO) plays a vital role in local jails. The public’s perception/misperception of jail operations can influence public safety, funding, elections and numerous other factors. Responding to media inquiries regarding crisis situations is just one of the many roles of the PIO. Building a positive rapport with the media, taking control of your message, and conveying your mission are priority tasks for a PIO. The Jail Public Information Officers Network Meeting provides ... Read More

17 pages
2008
Document 022948
Public & Media Relations: Take Control of Your Message
National Institute of Corrections Academy (Aurora, CO).
This training session covers strategies and techniques for effectively interacting with the press. Participants will be able to:
  • Control an interview;
  • Conduct a successful news conference;
  • Write a news release that gets attention;
  • Present one's case to the public;
  • Execute crisis communication plans during an emergency;
  • Identify and use interviewing skills;
  • Utilize strategies for communicating effectively;
  • And identify strategies for working with current and emerging m... Read More
VIDEO
1 data DVD (409 min.)
2008
Document 022990
Large Jail Network Meeting, March 2-4, 2008, Aurora, Colorado
National Institute of Corrections. Jails Division (Washington, DC).
Contents of these proceedings are: introduction; key themes; session highlights; opening remarks; open forum; U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement 287(g) Program; contract services; media relations; workforce development; Legal Issues in Jails--2008; LJN business; final meeting agenda; participant list; and index of past LJN meeting topics.... Read More
PDF
84 p.
2007
Document 022472
PMR: Public and Media Relations: Gaining Confidence and Competence
National Institute of Corrections Academy (Aurora, CO).
This two-hour DVD training course presents techniques for interacting effectively with the public and press. Modules comprising this course are: why we are doing this; working with the media; strategies and techniques for communicating effectively; and crisis media.... Read More
VIDEO
2 computer disks; DVD-ROM (121 min.)
2006
Document 020869
Making the Media Work for You in the 21st Century [Satellite/Internet Broadcast]
National Institute of Corrections Academy (Longmont, CO).
This 3-hour program, originally broadcast on May 3, 2006, will help agencies build a proactive communication strategy for working in partnership with the media and the public. An agency's communication plan is as essential to its operations as its emergency preparation. Too often, an agency's first contact with the media is reactionary and after the fact. When the media contacts an agency concerning various situations and circumstances, individuals and agencies often find themselves on the defen... Read More
ZIP
2 video DVDs (161 min.)
1996
Document 003016
Proceedings of the Large Jail Network Meeting, January 1996
National Institute of Corrections Jails Division (Longmont, CO).
Focusing on issues surrounding deaths in the jail setting, this meeting presented seven seminars, titled: 1. The Dilemma of jail deaths; 2. Overview of dynamics of jail population; 3. Preventing in-custody deaths; 4. Resources available for dying inmates; 5. Community and media relations in the context of in-custody deaths; 6. Coping with staff deaths; and 7. The crime bill and its effect on corrections.... Read More
PDF
44 p.
1996
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
PDF
79 p.
1995
Document 012409
Communications in Corrections--Supplement
By Stucker, John J.; Smith, Gretchen M.; Sprecher, Rob. National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC).
This supplement describes the communications audits, technical assistance, and small grant projects supported by the National Institute of Corrections (NIC) during this communications improvement program. The report summarizes communication issues and effective strategies for improvement. Topics discussed include community relations, media relations, corrections policy, internal communications, and organizational development. Included is a summary of the steps involved in developing a strate... Read More
PDF
16 p.
1993
Document 004615
Competency Profile of Public Information Officer
National Institute of Corrections Academy (Longmont, CO).
The public information officer represents correctional agencies in disseminating information and establishing positive relations with the public and media. Using a DACUM format, the duties and tasks of the public information officer are listed.... Read More
PDF
3 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
PDF
6 p.
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