The National Institute of Corrections (NIC) is seeking applications for funding under the Fiscal Year (FY) 2018. The goal of Phase II is to continue to implement the risk tools and case planning protocol in veterans treatment courts, along with developing training materials to make it more efficient for implementation, and to prepare to make the tools available to the field.
Additionally, the project includes the development of a learning design framework for a formalized risk assessment tool training program which will be used to implement the tools with fidelity in jurisdictions throughout the country. The curriculum design guide should outline the use of virtual delivery, traditional delivery, and mixed delivery modalities (see the Glossary of Project Terms for detail on these descriptors) of both written and video content to educate practitioners about risk-need-responsivity theory, introduce the three tools developed under this project, provide instructions for implementing and scoring the tools, and offer guidance about developing an evaluation protocol for jurisdictions to collect data and measure the success of the tools. Also, develop a written toolkit to help jurisdictions customize and implement the case planning protocol.
DEADLINE: Applications must be received before midnight (ET) on March 20, 2018.
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Questions and Answers
Question 1: Is it a requirement that there be two entities responding to the application? If so, could one of the entities be a consultant?
Answer: No it is not a requirement that two entities respond to the application. The award will be made to only one entity, who may subcontract with any other entity or consultant.
Question 2: Does the entity need to have an established relationship or MOU with a pilot site?
Answer: No, it is not necessary.
Question 3: Will these sites be chosen through a solicitation process during the grant period?
Answer: The 4 pilot sites will be chosen during the grant period.