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Family Connections in Correctional Facilities: Informational Webinar on TTA Opportunity

Aug 2018

Nearly 5 million US children have experienced the incarceration of a parent. Research demonstrates that parental incarceration contributes to emotional, financial, and residential instability among children and their caregivers, which can have significant short- and long-term ramifications for their lives. The Urban Institute has collaborated with the National Institute of Corrections, Bureau of Justice Assistance, Community Works, and subject-matter experts to develop actionable, low-cost, high-impact model practices and activities that can reduce the barriers to contact and communication between incarcerated parents and their children.

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50 State Report on Public Safety (2018)

Aug 2018

The 50-State Report on Public Safety is a web-based resource that combines data analyses with practical examples to help policymakers craft impactful strategies to address their state’s specific public safety challenges.

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Technical assistance opportunity through the Transition from Jail to Community Initiative

Aug 2018

The National Institute of Corrections (NIC) is pleased to announce a new technical assistance opportunity through the Transition from Jail to Community Initiative (TJC). To be considered, prospective sites must submit a letter of interest to NIC by August 24, 2018 that briefly details their current and past reentry efforts, partnerships in providing reentry services, and basic information about their jail system.

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Cooperative Agreement - Evidence Based Decision Making in State and Local Criminal Justice Systems: Implementation Strategy for Sustainability and Scaling Up

Jul 2018

The National Institute of Corrections (NIC) is seeking applications for funding under the Fiscal Year (FY) 2018, to build the capacity of Evidence Based Decision Making implementation teams and develop a strategy for scaling up practice to additional counties within the states of Indiana and Wisconsin.

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Cooperative Agreement - Delivery of Training Program “Safety Matters: Managing Relationships in Women’s Facilities”

Jun 2018

The National Institute of Corrections (NIC) is seeking applications for funding under the Fiscal Year (FY) 2018 for the delivery of  a gender-informed (women), research based training program to prepare correctional staff to implement practical operational strategies to improve women’s physical and sexual safety in a facility. The cooperative agreement will cover two events delivered at the National Corrections Academy in Aurora, Colorado.

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People in Prison 2017

Jun 2018

This report from the Vera Institute of Justice provides information collected directly from states and the federal Bureau of Prisons to estimate the number of people in prison at the end of 2017.

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BJA Federal Funding Opportunities

Jun 2018

Apply by June 18th for the following BJA grants:

  • Adult Reentry and Employment Strategic Planning Program
  • Improving Reentry for Adults with Co-occurring Substance Abuse and Mental Illness
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Evidence-Based Decision Making Framework

May 2018

This document “A Framework for Evidence-Based Decision Making in State and Local Criminal Justice Systems” defines the core principles and action strategies that criminal justice policymakers may employ to reduce the harm to communities caused by crime.

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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.

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