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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.

1: Provide training to a wide range of criminal justice stakeholders that is delivered by content experts who have extensive experience working and/or training in the legal and evidence-based practices field. This training should be specific to building and managing a high functioning pretrial justice system and agency. Identified content experts must be able to provide coaching and training in various situations, including instructor-led curriculum-based training and peer coaching.

2: Identify and recommend trainers whose content expertise will meet the goals of the scope of work. Recommend trainers to the NIC project manager, who will have final approval.

3: After the recommended trainer(s) have been approved by the NIC project manager, the vendor will be responsible for all costs associated with fulfilling their scope of work, including fees, travel, and per diem.

4: All training will be grounded in the principles and elements outlined in NIC’s publication A Framework for Pretrial Justice: Elements of a High Functioning Pretrial Justice System and Agency as described under Program Specific Information.

1: The training goals as stated above will be delivered based on the specific existing course outline and learning objectives as developed previously by NIC.

2: The training delivery strategy—including virtual, face-to-face, and blended sessions—will be developed in consultation with and approved by NIC’s project manager. The awardee and the NIC program manager will assess the training needs of a jurisdiction and any federal travel requirements to determine when and how to deliver each of the trainings.

3: The awardee will assist NIC with needed training logistics, including the duplication of training resources, developing participant rosters and/or registrations, and marketing of training events.

1: The awardee will provide and coordinate, at minimum, three trainers to deliver one NIC training for “Orientation for New Pretrial Executives.”

2: The awardee will provide and coordinate, at minimum, three trainers to deliver two NIC trainings for “Pretrial Justice Stakeholder Training.”

3: The awardee will provide and coordinate trainer(s) to deliver a minimum of four state and/or regional trainings for “A Framework for Pretrial Justice: Essential Elements of an Effective Pretrial Justice System.”


Applicants must register with prior to submitting an application. NIC encourages applicants to register several weeks before the application submission deadline. In addition, NIC urges applicants to submit applications 72 hours prior to the application due date. All applications are due to be submitted and in receipt of a successful validation message in by 11:59 p.m. eastern time on March 14, 2022


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