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  • The West Virginia Division of Corrections and Rehabilitation is one of the latest graduating classes of the National Institute of Corrections (NIC) Correctional Leadership Development (CLD) Series. At the time of their participation, the agency was involved in a major restructuring project, had significant staffing issues, and was receiving outside help to assist with some of the department’s

  • a classroom of adult students with one person in a motorized wheelchair and another with a guide dog in an NIC Classroom

    Facilitated dialogue, also referred to in corrections as victim-offender dialogue, is a structured meeting between the people who have perpetrated crimes and those affected by them, including individuals and communities. When overseen by a trained facilitator, these meetings can be key to removing the emotional and psychological barriers that prevent people on both ends from finding healing and

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    CJCC Essential Elements is a companion to the recently released National Standards for Criminal Justice Coordinating Councils. CJCCs are established bodies of key criminal justice, government, and community stakeholders that convene regularly to identify systemic challenges and work collaboratively to improve the local criminal justice system. National Standards for Criminal Justice Coordinating

  • Director McLearen and the members of the National Sheriff's Institute in 2023 stand for a posed photo

    On March 24, 2023, the National Institute of Corrections (NIC) Director (A) Dr. Alix McLearen provided the commencement speech for the 119th class of the National Sheriffs' Institute (NSI) at the Federal Bureau of Investigations Academy in Quantico, VA. First developed and delivered in the 1970s, the NSI is the only executive leadership program designed specifically for sheriffs. There are over 3