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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
62 p.
Document 023485
Reentry Partnerships: A Guide for States & Faith-Based and Community Organizations
By Yoon, Jamie; Nickel, Jessica. U.S. Bureau of Justice Assistance (Washington, DC). U.S. Bureau of Justice Assistance (Washington, DC); Council of State Governments. Justice Center (New York, NY).
Recommendations are given on how states "can improve reentry, reduce recidivism, and build or improve collaborations with community-based service providers" (p. 3). Goals and recommendations explain how to: build and sustain comprehensive networks with faith-based and community organizations; simplify pathways to funding for reentry initiatives; tailor responses to the population that will be served by a reentry initiative; and how to ensure accountability for efficient use of funds and gather ... Read More
56 p.
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
12 pages
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
4 p.
Document 003973
Proceedings of the Large Jail Network Meeting [January 22-24, 1995, Longmont, Colorado]
National Institute of Corrections Jails Division (Longmont, CO).
Jail administrators, recognizing the serious problems caused by gang members held in local jails, focused exclusively on the issue of gangs in jails at this meeting. Presentations centered on the following issues: identification of gang members; housing policies; relationship of gang activity to inmate services and programs; and how to address gang activity through intergovernmental cooperation. All participants expressed support for a "zero tolerance" policy in dealing with gangs in local jails... Read More
57 p.
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
18 p.
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
9 p.
Document 009773
Advisory Boards and Community Corrections: Some Forms, Some Issues and Some Suggestions
By Lindsay, Margot C.. National Institute of Corrections. Community Corrections Division (Washington, DC). National Center for Citizen Participation in the Administration of Justice (Boston, MA).
Written for both administrators and board members, this paper reviews the different forms of advisory boards having private citizen presence to advise public officials on matters concerning adult community corrections. It focuses on the actual and potential impact of the advisory board on the system, and the role it plays in increasing public acceptance of local sanctions as sentencing options.... Read More
18 p.
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).
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31 p.
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