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Cooperative Agreement - Executive Excellence: A Professional Development Program for Correctional Leaders

Apr 2018

The National Institute of Corrections (NIC) is seeking applications for funding under the Fiscal Year (FY) 2018 to support the development, enhancement and sustainability of nationwide correctional leadership. The successful awardee will have the executive level background to understand the sensitivity and political nature of the target audience.

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Going Green in Corrections: Saving $$ and Improving Offender Outcomes

Mar 2018

Over the past decade, the corrections community’s perspective on sustainability-oriented practices has evolved to include tremendous cost savings via resource efficiency and measurable improvements in offender outcomes, as well as important partnerships between corrections facilities and programs and the communities they serve. Presenter Paul Sheldon, senior advisor at GreenPrisons.org will discuss examples of successful "green" programs and partnerships with federal, state, and local agencies, as well as academic, business, and non-profit partners.

Mentoring as a Component of Reentry: Practical Considerations from the Field (2017)

Dec 2017

The impact of mentoring for adults returning to their community from incarceration involves collaborating with correctional facilities, thoughtfully selecting and matching mentors and participants, and effectively concluding the mentoring relationship. 

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First Jail Restrictive Housing Training Program Developed

Dec 2017

Following over four years of successful trainings to prison professionals around the country, the National Institute of Corrections (NIC) entered into a cooperative agreement with CJI to expand its Managing Prison Restrictive Housing Populations program and to create a Managing Jail Restrictive Housing Populations curriculum.