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National Institute of Corrections. Information Center (NICIC) (Aurora CO)

This issue includes: Foreword, by Richard Geaither, National Institute of Corrections Jails Division; You Can Do It: Putting an End to Pharmacy Cost Increases, by Mike Kalonick, Milwaukee County Sheriff's Office, Detention Bureau; Accreditation for Adult Local Detention Facilities: Moving from Process Measures to Outcome Measures, by Bob Verdeyen, American Correctional Association; Got Training? Training as a Strategic Management Tool for Performance Enhancement, by Tom Reid, National Institute of Corrections Academy, and Connie Clem, NIC Information Center; The Sheriff's Office as a Community Resource in a Hurricane, by Michael L. Wade, Henrico County Sheriff's Office; Inmate Access to Legal Resources & Materials - How Do We Provide Inmates Access to the Courts? by Mark S. Cacho, Orange County Corrections Department; Urban County Issues in New Jail Planning, Design, and Transition, by Barbara Krauth with Michael O'Toole and Ray Nelson; Harris County Sheriff's Office Teams with Community College to Train Inmates, by Jim Albers, Harris County Sheriff's Office; Mission Creep and the Role of the Jail in Public Health Policy, by Donald Leach, Lexington/Fayette Urban County Government; Multnomah County Model Partnership for Custody and Health, by Timothy Moore, Multnomah County Sheriff's Office, and Gayle Burrow, Multnomah County Health Department; Strategic Planning: A 10-Step Approach, by Barry L. Stanton, Prince George's County Department of Corrections, and B. Jasmine Moultri-Fierro

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This issue contains: “Foreword” By Richard Geaither; “An Interview with NIC Jails Division Chief Virginia Hutchinson” by Connie Clem; “Applying New Vulnerability Assessment Tools in Hennepin County” by Mike Wresh; “Controlling Inmate Population Size: A Case Study of 20 Years of Success” by Marilyn Chandler Ford; “The Criminal Registration Unit: Hillsborough County’s Answer to an Unfunded Mandate” by Jimmy Compton and David M. Parrish; “No Vacancies? Osceola County Finds Keys to Attract and Retain Officer Staff” by Denis Dowd; “Managing Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Intersex Inmates: Is Your Jail Ready?” by Donald L. Leach II; “Evidence-Based Practice in Los Angeles County Corrections: A Top-5 List of Real-World Foes” by Brian Center; “Community Reentry Programs: Their Impacts on Offenders and Recidivism Rates” by Tony M. Wilkes; “Creative Partnerships That Support Inmate Reentry Programs: Involving Public, Private, and Nonprofit Organizations” by Charles Walters and Lilya Wagner; and “Milwaukee’s Secure Detention Facility—Five Years Into Operation” by John Husz.

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The use of the Transition from Prison to the Community (TPC) model to improve offender transition in Missouri is explained. This article contains the following sections: preparing for change; addressing barriers to success -- employment, substance abuse, mental health, education, veterans' assistance, families, and transportation; preparing for release -- Transitional Housing Unit (THU), Transition Accountability Plan (TAP), and Integrated Case Management Model; extending connections; and celebrating partnership.

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Motivational Interviewing (MI) was introduced to the field of corrections in the 1990s through the Evidence-based Practices (EBP) Model as a method for enhancing intrinsic motivation. Since that time, agencies throughout the U.S., in all criminal justice settings, have—to a greater or lesser degree—explored if, when, and how to implement this approach to communicating, building rapport, and tapping into the internal motivation of the clients and staff members they work with. This annotated bibliography contains the written resources pertaining specifically to the criminal justice field. In addition, certain documents considered seminal to the training, implementation, evaluation, coaching, and quality assurance of MI skills are included.

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This online newsletter is presented by the National Institute of Corrections Information Center. The Dispatch provides important information to the corrections field. Sections of this publication include: Spotlight—one-on-one Q&A from NIC staff; NIC Divisions—links to the Academy, Community Services, Jails, and Prisons Divisions; New in the Library—key reports and articles for correctional professionals; Feature of the Month—an extended look at an issue that impacts correctional agencies; Resources—links to further information about the Feature; About NIC--an overview of NIC by Director Jim Cosby; and Upcoming NIC Training Events.

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Victims have statutory rights that begin the moment a crime is committed against them. Ideally, victims would be fully informed of their rights at every step in the process: at the time the crime is reported, during the justice process, while the offender is incarcerated, and when the offender reenters the community. Different criminal justice stakeholders are responsible for victim services at different stages of this process. National Institute of Corrections’ project, “Post-Conviction Victim Service Providers” will focus on victim services, such as corrections, reentry, parole, and probation, that occur after an offender has been convicted, and it will provide resources and information for those working in this important, but rarely recognized, area of corrections.

This annotated bibliography was developed in an effort to provide current and useful information to professionals working in and with the criminal justice system regarding services that are provided to victims of crime. Sections include: general resources; confidentiality; evidence based practice (EBP); juveniles; notification; parole and parole boards; policies and legal issues; restitution; safety planning; social media; statistics and data; victim impact; victim offender communication, dialogue, and mediation; victim rights; victim support and services; and related websites.

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The use of the Step Forward program offered by the Oakland County Community Corrections Division (OCCCD) is explained. This article covers: programmatic approach -- intake assessments, case planning, services and interventions, case management, and sanctions and incentives; burning questions such as justifying the use of Step Forward by pretrial defendants and determining where to draw the line for pretrial failure; success rates compared; and next steps. Step Forward has a 93% success rate for returning defendants to the court.

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Pretrial rearrest among New York domestic violence (DV) defendants is examined. Sections contained in this article are: background; identifying DV and non-DV cases; offense patterns of DV and non-DV defendants; and conclusions. Since 9% of DV defendants are rearrested on a new DV offense, "victims may be at considerable risk of threats, intimidation, or retaliation during the pretrial period" (p. 38).

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Sections contained in these proceedings include: about this Large Jail Network (LJN) meeting; meeting highlights; “Program Session: Legal Issue Update” by William C. Collins; Program Session: Technology Update” by Glenn Kurtz; “Program Session: Inmate Behavior Management” by Randy Demory; “Program Session: Regulatory Investigations Affecting Jails” by Tim Ryan; open forum; legislation and association news; and Large Jail Network business.

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Sections of these proceedings are: "Program Session: Veterans—Courts, Housing, and Programs": "Part 1: Veterans: Considerations for Inmates and Staff" by Dane Collins, and "Part 2. The VA's Veterans Justice Programs and the Veterans Reentry Search Service" by Joel Rosenthal; "Program Session: Restrictive Housing: Step-Down Measures": "Part 1. Douglas County Special Management Unit—Segregation" by Mark Foxall, and "Part 2. Restrictive Housing" by Dane Collins; "Program Session: Re-Entry Programs and Partnerships with the Community": "Part 1. Opportunities in Jail Reentry" by A.T. Wall, "Part 2. Denver's TJC Experience: Transition from Jail to the Community" by Lisa Calderon, "Part 3. Southeast Regional Re-Entry and Rehabilitation Program" by Marlin Gusman; "Program Session: Data—What to Capture and How to Use It": "Part 1. Data: What We Should Capture and How We Should Use It" by Melissa Kovacs, and "Part 2. Data Collection for Performance Outcomes" by Marilyn Chandler Ford; "Program Session: Building the Jail's Workforce": "Part 1: Recruit, Hire, Train, and Retain a Diverse Workforce" by Charles Hank, and "Part 2. Orange County Corrections University & Recruitment" by Comita A. Riley; "Open Forum"; professional association updates; and future meeting topics.

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