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Cooperative Agreement- Building the Capacity to Support Legal and Evidence-Based Pretrial Decisions at the State and Local Level

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12 Jan 2022

The National Institute of Corrections (NIC) is seeking applications for funding under the Fiscal Year 2022 to provide training for pretrial decision-makers throughout the United States. This training should align with the following NIC publications: A Framework for Pretrial Justice, Fundamentals of Bail, Money as a Criminal Justice Stakeholder, and Measuring What Matters.

Cooperative Agreement-Correctional Industries Leadership Training–Curriculum Conversion

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13 Dec 2021

The National Institute of Corrections is seeking applications for funding under Fiscal Year 2022. The purpose of this project is to explore the emerging issues and trends specific to Correctional Industries programming. The information will be used for revising the current 40-hour blended Correctional Industries Leadership Training curriculum into a virtual instruction-lead (VILT) format.

Correctional Workers Week 2020

7 May 2020

Message from the Director
Correctional Workers Week 2020

The US Attorneys Office announces nearly $60 Million in grants for Reentry programs geared towards offenders who have served their sentences

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9 Apr 2020

United States Attorney William M. McSwain Announces Nearly $60 Million in Grants Available to Support Offenders’ Successful Reentry into Communities and to Prevent their Reversion to Criminal Behavior.

Implementing the PREA Standards, Protecting Inmates, and Safeguarding Communities

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9 Mar 2020

The Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA) directs the Department of Justice to provide grants to jurisdictions and agencies nationwide to “protect inmates (particularly from prison rape) and to safeguard the communities to which inmates return.” 34 USC § 30305(a).

Through this program, BJA is seeking applications for funding of projects designed to prevent, detect, and respond to sexual abuse and sexual harassment in confinement facilities, and to achieve and maintain compliance with the PREA standards.

Dodge-Filmore-Olmsted Community Corrections' Approach to Probation

6 Mar 2020

Dodge-Fillmore-Olmsted Community Corrections (DFO), an NIC Dosage partner applies alternative interventions and services to support offenders on probation.

NCCHC's Suicide Prevention Resource Guide

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28 Oct 2019

NCCHC and the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention have teamed up to create a guide to preventing inmate suicide in jails and prisons. Based on both organizations’ expertise, with input from national experts in the field of correctional mental health and suicide prevention, this resource provides a road map for navigating the complexities of suicide prevention behind bars – and can help save lives. The Suicide Prevention Resource Guide is now available for download.

Integrated Reentry & Employment Strategies: Pilot Project Process Evaluation Report

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25 Oct 2019

The IRES Pilot Project Process Evaluation Report details findings from the implementation of strategies to improve recidivism and job readiness for people returning to communities from incarceration.