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NIC Resources for the National Association of Pretrial Services Agencies (NAPSA) Conference

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NIC is looking forward to connecting with all of our friends and new probation and parole staff that visited our booth and sessions in Atlanta. If you missed any resources we brought to the conference, you can find them on the page below.

Highlighted Publications
NIC has created a collection of resources that set standards and win awards in the field of corrections. These guides, reference manuals, and training materials are useful to all corrections professionals from agencies big and small. Explore our library of publications and streaming content to find solutions to the problems your facility is facing.
Related Webinars and Broadcasts
NIC has created a number of streaming webinars and longer broadcast segments that cover key corrections topics.
Accession Number
033320

This webinar was created for the Family Connections Project. On April 16, 2020, the National Institute of Corrections (NIC) presented a 1.5-hour training webinar on strategies for staff to communicate with families and children in correctional facilities.

This webinar covered four major topics:

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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

Robbye Braxton

Job Title / Position
Chief (A)
Division
Community Services Division
Agency / Business / Organization
National Institute of Corrections
Phone
202-514-4562

In 2007 Robbye began working with the National Institute of Corrections (NIC), as a correctional program specialist in the Jails Division. Currently, Robbye is a correctional program specialist with NIC’s Community Services Division. In that capacity, she serves as project manager for developing trainings and special projects for paroling authorities based on evidence based practices. In collaboration with Carleton University of Canada, Robbye helped to form a specialized NIC technical assistance program for parole structured decision making framework, enhancing the quality of release decision by parole boards and public safety. Robbye has also been assigned to a special Justice Department project, where she led a team of criminal justice leaders from across the country to develop reentry recommendations to assist the successful return of people back into the community.

Robbye has a BS in Criminology from the University Of Maryland, and working towards her MPA from American University in Washington, DC.

Lorie Brisbin

Job Title / Position
Correctional Program Specialist
Division
Community Services Division
Agency / Business / Organization
National Institute of Corrections
Phone
202-514-0099

Lorie Brisbin has been with NIC since 2010 and currently manages the Parole Board Victim Coordinators Network along with other work in the areas of staff wellness, trauma-informed practices, gender and victim services reentry work.

She has been recognized as an authority in the area of sexual violence in correctional settings and has expertise with both persons in custody and victim perspectives. In 2012, Lorie received a Distinguished Service Award from the U.S. Attorney General for her participation on the PREA (Prison Rape Elimination Act) Standards Working Group.

Prior to coming to NIC in 2010, she was employed by the Idaho Department of Correction for ten years, serving as a probation/parole officer, statewide Parole Coordinator, Transitions Coordinator, PREA Program Coordinator and as an investigator in the Office of Professional Standards (internal affairs).

Katie Green

Job Title / Position
Correctional Program Specialist
Division
Community Services Division
Agency / Business / Organization
National Institute of Corrections
Phone
202-307-0149

Katie Green is a Correctional Program Specialist with the National Institute of Corrections overseeing and actively participating in the design, development, implementation and evaluation of resources to enhance the competencies of criminal justice practitioners. Prior to joining NIC eight years ago, Katie was a criminal justice practitioner in the Commonwealth of Virginia leading organizational change efforts and improving pretrial and community corrections services and programming with the implementation of evidence-based practices. Included in her portfolio with NIC, Katie manages resource development, training and technical assistance projects to advance the work of community corrections and local criminal justice systems.

NIC Information Center support staff

Amanda Foust

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

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.

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.

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