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Community corrections is an important aspect of the United States corrections system. It encompasses a range of programs and services designed to support individuals as they transition from incarceration back into their communities. Community corrections programs include probation, parole, halfway houses, community service, and electronic monitoring.

At NIC, we are committed to helping community corrections agencies and organizations promote successful reentry and build stronger, safer communities. Our resources and technical assistance are designed to help agencies and organizations achieve their goals and make a positive impact in the lives of individuals under community supervision, their families, and their communities.

How can Technical Assistance help my community corrections organization?

NIC offers technical assistance to community corrections agencies and programs through a variety of resources and services. Some examples include:

  1. On-site training and assistance: NIC can provide on-site training and technical assistance to community corrections agencies and programs. This can include customized training sessions for staff, program evaluation assistance, and leadership development programs.
  2. Web-based training and resources: NIC provides a range of web-based training and resources on topics such as offender reentry, evidence-based practices, and program evaluation. These resources are designed to be easily accessible to community corrections agencies and programs.
  3. Collaborative initiatives: NIC collaborates with community corrections agencies and organizations on a variety of initiatives aimed at improving outcomes for individuals under community supervision. These initiatives can involve partnerships with other organizations, research and evaluation projects, and development of new programs and practices.

Overall, NIC's technical assistance is designed to help community corrections agencies and programs implement evidence-based practices and improve outcomes for individuals under community supervision. By providing customized, targeted assistance, NIC helps agencies and programs build the capacity to support successful reentry and promote public safety.

What is an example of community corrections Technical Assistance?

In 2019, NIC provided technical assistance to the Philadelphia Department of Prisons' (PDP) Community Corrections Center (CCC). The technical assistance focused on improving the center's operations and management, with an emphasis on evidence-based practices, staff training, and inmate programming. The technical assistance included on-site consultation, training sessions, and a report outlining recommendations for improving operations and programming. The recommendations included developing a staff training program on evidence-based practices, implementing a case management system, and enhancing inmate programming to include evidence-based programs and services.

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This course provides an overview of the important aspects of understanding Justice-Involved Women in correctional settings.

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This course presents basic information that community supervision staff must know to keep themselves and those they supervise safe from inappropriate interactions. The course includes the definition of staff sexual misconduct, identification of prohibited behaviors, agency reporting requirements, and strategies for avoiding this behavior.

This six course series provides content knowledge that is required before attending NIC's Offender Workforce Development Specialist (OWDS) training program and serves as a standalone program that provides important foundational and theoretical perspectives of career development.

This course is an interactive, two course series depicting issues and challenges experienced by women in the community, often very different from men. The second course is designed for correctional staff and related stakeholders who work with justice-involved women.

This course will focus on women offenders, their characteristics, differences from male offenders, and how you can assess and plan for their career development upon release into the community.

This course will help you conduct an assessment of your unit or department, help you prepare for the future, and help you put together a plan to maximize the learning of your organization.
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