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NIC resources for the American Jail Association (AJA) Conference

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This is the NIC resources page to support the American Jail Association Conference.

Where to find NIC's Booth:

NIC can be found at booth #619 in the Exhibit Hall of the CHI Health Center Omaha.

Hours and Availability:

2023 Schedule
Sunday, May 21 Monday, May 22 Tuesday, May 23
5:15 p.m.–7 p.m. 10 a.m.–2 p.m. 9:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.
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AVAILABLE FOR USE IN CORRECTIONAL AGENCIES HOUSING WOMEN IN PRISON AND JAIL SETTINGS

The Women’s Correctional Safety Scales (WCSS) toolkit is a rigorously validated survey designed to assess safety in women’s correctional facilities across multiple dimensions. It measures detained and sentenced

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033572

Every leader must be a change agent to survive and thrive. Great leadership goes beyond transforming yourself and others; it also involves changing your organization. Driving meaningful change in your department or correctional institution does not happen overnight.

It requires a strong leader who

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001595

This document describes the seven steps of systems planning for jails: getting started; get facts and figures; consider the data; make decisions; take action; make the transition; and the plan's follow-up.

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    Relevant NIC Microsites
    These Micro-websites contain a variety of content from training guides to video series or landing pages for important corrections communities. They may prove useful if you are looking for more information on a topic they cover.
    National Institute of Corrections Team

    Stephen Amos

    Job Title / Position
    Chief
    Division
    Jails Division
    Agency / Business / Organization
    National Institute of Corrections

    Stephen Amos is the Jails Division’s Chief at the National Institute of Corrections (NIC), U.S. Department of Justice, a post he has held for over five years. He is an accomplished public safety executive with more than three decades of broad success in crafting and delivering sustainable correctional capacity and innovative public policy throughout the United States and Afghanistan. His expertise includes crisis leadership, change management, technical assistance and training, strategic planning, and cost containment. He is a contributor to numerous publications and the subject matter of a bestseller, The Art of Crisis Leadership. He holds a Master’s Degree in Law Enforcement and Correctional Administration. Mr. Amos is responsible for the management and supervision of the NIC Jails Division. These responsibilities include program planning and policy development, cooperative agreements and contract administration, personnel and fiscal management, technology utilization and program evaluation, professional contacts with national state and local agencies and organizations, and contacts with the media and public.

    P. Elizabeth Taylor

    Job Title / Position
    Correctional Program Specialist
    Division
    Jails Division
    Agency / Business / Organization
    National Institute of Corrections
    Phone
    202-353-9354

    P. Elizabeth Taylor is a Correctional Program Specialist with the National Institute of Corrections - currently serving as Program Manager for the Correctional Industries, Evidence-based Workforce Series, and the Jail to Community Reentry Initiatives. An advocate for evidence-based practices, Ms. Taylor actively supports criminal justice programs that effectively assess risks while meeting the needs of justice involved adults.

    As a former employee of Montgomery County, Maryland, Ms. Taylor dedicated 20 years to public service working for both the Department of Health and Human Services and Department of Corrections.  Throughout her career, Ms. Taylor has actively challenged the myths, misconceptions and fears associated with individuals involved in the criminal justice system. 

    Ms. Taylor is a member of the American Correctional Association, and International Community Corrections Association. She received a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from the American University in Washington, DC, and a Master in Human Services from Lincoln University located in Oxford, Pa.

    Sandora Cathcart

    Job Title / Position
    Correctional Program Specialist
    Division
    Jails Division
    Agency / Business / Organization
    National Institute of Corrections
    Phone
    202-616-9590

    Sandy Cathcart is a Correctional Program Specialist with the National Institute of Corrections – Jails Division, and has been in this capacity since September 2014. She manages Crisis Intervention Teams (CIT) training, Mental Health Systems in Jails, Mental Health First Aid training, Being Trauma Informed, Implementing Case Management for Jails, Management Development for Women and Minorities, and additional mental health and medical technical assistance requests for jails. Sandy worked in local corrections for 27 years between the Baltimore City Jail and the Anne Arundel County Department of Detention Facilities in Maryland. She has a Bachelors Degree in Social Work (with licensure), a Master’s Degree in Correctional Administration, and a Certificate in Human Services Management. She has served as a member of a New Jail Transition team, a Unit Manager of female housing, a manager of classification, a policy and procedure writer, a certified trainer, a Social Work Associate, and a Criminal Justice and Social Work Adjunct Professor for the Anne Arundel Community College. Sandy was instrumental in developing a jail-based Case Management System for Anne Arundel County, Maryland. Before her employment with NIC, she served as the Assistant Correctional Facility Administrator of Inmate Services for the Jennifer Road Detention Center in Annapolis, Maryland.

     

    Michael Jackson

    Job Title / Position
    Correctional Program Specialist
    Division
    Jails Division
    Agency / Business / Organization
    National Institute of Corrections
    Phone
    202-616-9565

    Mike Jackson is a Correctional Programs Specialist with the Jails Division at the National Institute of Corrections and has been in this capacity since July 2007. He is currently responsible for the National Sheriffs’ Institute, the Large Jail Network, the New Jail Planning Initiative and serves as the Technical Assistance Manager for the division. He has served the National Sheriffs’ Association as the Jail Operations Training Manager. He started his career in corrections with the Fairfax County Sheriff’s Office in Virginia and retired as the Commander of the Correctional Services Division.

    Glenn Watson

    Job Title / Position
    Correctional Program Specialist
    Division
    Jails Division
    Agency / Business / Organization
    National Institute of Corrections

    Glenn Watson is a Correctional Program Specialist in the Jails Division of the National Institute of Corrections. Prior to joining NIC more than nine years ago, Glenn spent over twenty-one years as a U.S. Marine in the corrections field. His last post in the military prior to retirement was Commanding Officer of the Marine Corps correctional facility on Camp Lejeune, North Carolina. At NIC, Glenn oversees and actively participates in the design, development, implementation, and evaluation of resources to enhance the corrections field. He currently manages the Jail Division's Staffing Analysis and Restrictive Housing programs, as well as the National Sheriffs' Institute.

    NIC Information Center support staff

    Laurie Moeglein

    Job Title / Position
    Library Lead, Information Specialist, Contractor
    Division
    Information Center
    Agency / Business / Organization
    National Institute of Corrections

    Since working as a Librarian/Information Specialist. She started her Librarian career working at Standard & Poor's Business Library, followed by the Denver Public Library, the Denver Public Schools and then landing at the Robert J. Kutak library/NIC Information Center six years ago.

    Allison Dohr

    Job Title / Position
    Information Specialist, Contractor
    Division
    Information Center
    Agency / Business / Organization
    National Institute of Corrections

    Allison is a newcomer to the Information Center. Her main tasks include answering reference questions, doing research for larger projects, and supporting her colleagues in their professional duties.

    Allison will complete a master’s degree in Library and Information Science from the University of Denver in December 2021. Prior to her time at the Information Center, she ran the law library for the Denver Correctional Complex for four years.

    Benjamin Hunter

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    Job Title / Position
    Information Specialist, Contractor
    Division
    Information Center
    Agency / Business / Organization
    National Institute of Corrections

    Ben recently joined the NIC Information Center team as an Information Specialist. He assists in the daily operations of the library, aiding NIC staff and other corrections professionals in their research.

    Ben has both a master's degree in Library and Information Science, from the University of South Florida, as well as a masters of Management from the University of Florida. Prior to working with NIC he worked as a Public Services Librarian for 10 years in Ocala, Florida.

    Amanda Foust

    Job Title / Position
    Information Center Librarian
    Division
    Information Center
    Agency / Business / Organization
    National Institute of Corrections

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