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

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.

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

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.

Cooperative Agreement - Thinking for a Change Facilitator Program

The National Institute of Corrections (NIC) is seeking applications for funding under the Fiscal Year (FY) 2018 for the THINKING FOR A CHANGE FACILITATOR PROGRAM. This program furthers NIC’s mission by building capacity of state and local correctional agencies to develop and establish effective inmate cognitive behavioral rehabilitation interventions and strategies.

Cooperative Agreement - Delivery of Training Program "Women in the Justice System: Developing an Agency Wide Approach"

The National Institute of Corrections (NIC) is seeking applications for funding under the Fiscal Year (FY) 2018 for the delivery of “Women in the Justice System: Developing an Agency Wide Approach”,  a blended learning training program focusing on the development of gender-responsive policy and practices to improve the management of women in the justice system.

People in Prison 2017

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.

BJA Federal Funding Opportunities

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

Training from A (Analysis) to E (Evaluation) - Are You Applying the Science of Learning and Performance?

Join NIC for this interactive one-hour webinar! During the webinar, participants will have the opportunity to engage in activities to apply learning and performance research to the training they analyze, design, develop, implement and evaluate in their own organization.

Evidence-Based Decision Making Framework

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.

Barracks Behind Bars

Barracks Behind Bars illuminates the increasing number of veteran-specific housing unit programs in jails across the country that are working to prevent recidivism and improve the safety of the public as well as sheriffs' deputies, state corrections officers, and inmates by reigniting a sense of military culture and values.

Veterans History Project Panel Discussion on Effects of PTSD in Crime and Rehabilitation

The Veterans History Project at the Library of Congress, in collaboration with the National Institute of Corrections, hosted a panel discussion on the effects of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) on veterans and how to support those who have run afoul of the law by providing appropriate treatment. The panel of experts, in honor of Memorial Day and in anticipation of National PTSD Awareness Month, was held on Thursday, May 17, at 1 p.m. in room 119 on the first floor of the Library’s Thomas Jefferson Building, 10 First St. S.E., Washington, D.C. This event was also livestreamed on the Library’s Facebook page at facebook.com/LibraryOfCongress and its YouTube site (with captions) at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vHItQrpNCeA&t=606s.

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

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.

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

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.

Cooperative agreement - Veterans Treatment Court Enhancement Initiative – Phase II

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.

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

First Jail Restrictive Housing Training Program Developed

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.

First Jail Restrictive Housing Training Program Developed

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.

One Book | One NIC - October 26

The Information Center is hosting our quarterly book club discussion on Thursday October  26 at 1 pm ET / 11 am MT

Please join us as we discuss the TED Talk - A Prosecutor's Vision for a Better Justice System - and explore Front-end Interventions in the criminal justice system.