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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
6 p.
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
6 p.
Document 021799
FutureForce: A Guide to Building the 21st Century Community Corrections Workforce
By Stinchcomb, Jeanne B.; McCampbell, Susan W.; Layman, Elizabeth P.. Center for Innovative Public Policies, Inc. (Naples, FL); National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC).
This guide "explores current and future workforce challenges facing community corrections" (p. xiii). Chapters contained in this guide are: rationale -- why now?; organizational culture -- moving from a "workplace" to a place where people want to work; recruitment -- looking in the right places for the right people; retention -- keeping the right people in the right places; and strategies for success -- getting started.... Read More
176 p.
Document 020618
Community Corrections Workforce Project Annotated Bibliography
By Stinchcomb, Jeanne B.. National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC).
This bibliography describes 71 items that address workforce development problems faced by community corrections, probation, and parole agencies. Some of the topics discussed are: the changing workforce; the changing roles of staff; caseload management demands; and recruiting, hiring, training, developing, and retaining staff.... Read More
20 p.
Document 020487
FutureForce: Building a 21st Century Community Corrections Workforce
  • [Satellite/Internet Broadcast held August 3, 2005]
  • National Institute of Corrections Academy (Longmont, CO) National Institute of Corrections. Community Corrections/Prisons Division (Washington, DC).
    This program focuses on the changing and expanding roles of probation, parole, and community corrections officers. Probation, parole and community corrections officers have seen their roles and professional expectations change and expand over the past several years. However, their primary responsibility has remained the supervision of offenders in conjunction with effective caseload management. These changing and expanding roles and expectations, coupled with offender supervision and caseload... Read More
    1 DVD (165 min.)
    Document 018310
    Collaborative Approach to Staff Recruitment and Retention
  • [Videoconference Held August 28, 2002]
  • National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC).
    This 3-hour NIC broadcast discusses strategies to recruit promising candidates for corrections jobs and how to retain experienced staff. Topics include: emphasizing corrections as a career rather than "just a job"; informing the public about the variety of careers available in corrections; how broad participation by agency staff helps foster successful recruitment and retention; how employers can support the connections between career, family, and community; and tools agencies are using for ... Read More
    1 DVD (165 min.)
    Document 017673
    Proceedings of the Large Jail Network Meeting, January 2002
    National Institute of Corrections. Jails Division (Longmont, CO).
    Contents of these proceedings include: meeting highlights; issues important to meeting participants; "Diversity Recruitment: Techniques and Community Networking" by Arthur Wallenstein; "Preventing Staff Sexual Misconduct" by Susan McCampbell; "Consular Notification and Access" by Clyde Howard; "Why Corrections Professionals Should Be Concerned With In-Custody ADA Issues" by Timothy Ryan; "Special Needs of Female Inmates" by Richard Rouse, William Montague, Dennis Scheuller, Joe Schmitz, and Brid... Read More
    64 p.
    Document 015366
    Proceedings of the Large Jail Network Meeting, July 1999
    National Institute of Corrections. Jails Division (Longmont, CO).
    The meeting primarily dealt with recruiting, hiring, and retraining jail staff. Sessions included: improving opportunities for successful recruitment, selection, and retention of staff; successful/innovative recruitment; improving staff selection; other issues of interest like staffing analysis, problems with stainless steel fixtures, and position announcements; staff retention; NIC study of jail staffing; and a workshop on controlling sexually transmitted diseases in jails. ... Read More
    43 p.
    Document 003285
    Proceedings of the Large Jail Network Meeting, January 1998
    National Institute of Corrections. Jails Division (Longmont, CO).
    Presentations and discussions at this meeting of 50 administrators of the largest jails in the country focused on two issues: "Generation X" employees and an update of the Prison Litigation Reform Act of 1996. Some of the topics covered are: The future of our workforce; Pre-Employment testing and selection; Use of pre-service or in-service training; Generation X employees and how they challenge our role as leaders; Legal update regarding the PLRA; and Key issues for large jail network considerat... Read More
    85 p.
    Document 012769
    Prison Security: Security Tips Checklists
    By Milosovich, John T.. National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC).
    These security tips checklists were compiled from prison security training seminars conducted through the National Institute of Corrections. Topics addressed include: security audits, facility planning, technology, post analysis, staff recruitment, programming, security threat groups, continuum of force, supermax institutions and emergency preparedness. The appendices include lists of crisis indicators, emergency response resources, benefits of good security, and consequences of poor security.... Read More
    47 p.
    Document 012849
    Proceedings of the Large Jail Network Meeting, July 1995
    National Institute of Corrections. Jails Division (Longmont, CO).
    This report on the proceedings of the Large Jail Network Meeting includes the following approaches to staffing issues: recruitment, hiring and selection, training and performance appraisals, procedures for discipline, current trends in employee relations and sexual harassment, and dealing with unions.... Read More
    41 p.
    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
    32 p.
    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).
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