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  • Jail Design and Operation and the Constitution: An Overview

    The Constitution protects inmates in jails and prisons, and this paper discusses the continuing challenge of deciding what those protections mean i

  • Seven Steps To Plan a Better Jail

    This document describes the seven steps of systems planning for jails: getting started; get facts and figures; consider the data; make decisions; t

  • Developing and Managing Part-time Trainers, Pts. 1 and 2

    Contents: Part 1: The Manager's Role--Part 2: The Trainer's Role.

  • Managing Long-Term Inmates: A Guide for the Correctional Administrator

    This guide for correctional administrators explains the management of long-term inmates.

  • Liability Issues in Community Service Sanctions

    This report covers liability issues in community service sanctions.
  • Competency Profile of Warden/Superintendent

    Duties with corresponding tasks are provided in this DACUM profile of a Warden/Superintendent.

  • New Approaches to Staff Safety

    Key staff safety training issues for community corrections agencies are discussed. This manual addresses:

  • Prison Suicide: An Overview and Guide to Prevention

    This monograph presents a review of the literature and of national and state standards for prison suicide prevention, as well as national data on t

  • Audits of Podular Direct-Supervision Jails

    Three facilities varying in size and region were audited to measure the state of the art in podular direct-supervision jails, to test how well dire

  • Competency Profile of Training Administrator

    Developed as a demonstration during the "DACUM Facilitator Training" session, April 15-16, 1997 in Longmont, CO., this profile contains in brief fo

  • Women in Jail: Classification Issues

    The authors examine issues related to classification of female jail inmates by profiling the female inmate population and discussing problems assoc

  • Policy-Driven Responses to Probation and Parole Violations

    The author describes the experiences of probation and parole agencies from across the country that worked with NIC on developing innovative approac

  • Volunteer Orientation for Frequent and Regular Volunteers: Trainer's Guide

    Designed to provide volunteers with the knowledge and skills necessary to be successful within the institution, this training curriculum covers var

  • Gangs, Community and Corrections [Videoconference held June 10, 1998]

    This is a 2-hour forum on gang-related criminal activity in the community and within the correctional environment.

  • Psychopaths: Their Nature and Impact on Corrections [Videoconference held August 5, 1998]

    This three-hour interactive videoconference addresses both adult and juvenile psychopaths who are incarcerated or under community supervision.

  • Effective Supervision of Adult Sex Offenders in the Community [Videoconference held February 9, 2000]

    The goal of this videoconference is to enhance the ability of probation and parole agency staff (line officers, supervisors, and policymakers/admin

  • Proceedings of the Large Jail Network Meeting, January 2000

    This meeting focused primarily on topics related to the role of the jail in the local criminal justice system.

  • Application and Use of Restraints in Custody: Reducing the Risk [Videoconference Held April 19, 2000]

    This presentation will increase the user's understanding of the risks associated with the use of restraints, tools to reduce risk, and the proper w

  • Sentencing Women Offenders: A Training Curriculum for Judges [Lesson Plans]

    Intervention effectiveness can be improved by understanding how women respond to sanctions.

  • Training Services for Juvenile Corrections and Detention Practitioners

    Training programs, videoconferences, distance learning, the Regionalization program, and technical assistance available from the National Institute

  • Prison Health Care: Youthful Offenders Sentenced as Adults [Lesson Plans]

    Information and resources that address the unique challenges of providing health services to youthful offenders are provided through this 20-hour t

  • Proceedings of the Large Jail Network Meeting, July 2000

    This meeting looked at marketing, funding, and auditing in large jail systems.

  • Proceedings of the Large Jail Network Meeting, January 2001

    The primary focus of this meeting was data collection and the management information system (MIS).

  • National Institute of Corrections Prison Classification Peer Training and Strategy Session: What's Happening with Prison Classification Systems? September 6-7, 2000 Proceedings

    Proceedings from this two-day national forum on classification and information system related problems are provided.

  • Preventing Jail Crowding: A Practical Guide

    An explanation on how to use the jail population analysis formula is offered.

  • Sex Offender Treatment Skills for Corrections Professionals [Distance Learning Training Program: Videoconference Held March 12-15, 2001]

    Effective assessment, treatment, and management of incarcerated sex offenders are enhanced by this 36-hour distance learning event.

  • Better Corrections Through Information [Videoconference Held March 15, 2000]

    This videoconference discusses issues regarding the collection, analysis, and use of information to assess an agency's programs, services, and oper

  • Staffing Analysis Workbook for Jails (2nd Ed)

    An integrated series of steps that result in a comprehensive and innovative staffing plan is presented.

  • Facilitation Skills for Managers: Training Curriculum Package

    This 16-hour course is designed for managers who run meetings and/or lead task groups. This curriculum is divided into seven modules:

  • Responding to Parole and Probation Violations: A Handbook to Guide Local Policy Development

    This handbook discusses policy responses to probation and parole violations that enhance the effectiveness of supervision while also improving comm

  • Correctional Religious Programs [Participant's Manual]

    Religious programming issues are discussed.

  • Alleviating Jail Crowding: A Systemic Approach [Videoconference Held April 18, 2001]

    Since jail crowding is often called the most pressing problem facing criminal justice systems in the U.S., this 3-hour videoconference aims to help

  • Options for Managing Difficult Inmates [Videoconference held on June 13, 2001]

    Difficult inmates, such as those who have gang affiliations, chronic behavioral problems or who are mentally or socially challenged, require more c

  • Female Offenders in the Community [Videoconference Held July 18, 2001]

    This video examines the needs, strengths, weaknesses, and risks associated with female offenders. Topics discussed include:

  • Report to the United States Congress on the Activities of the Office of Correctional Job Training and Placement During Fiscal Year 2000 (October 1, 1999, through September 30, 2000)

    Highlights of this Office's accomplishments and the status of correctional job training and placement in the U.S. are provided.

  • Classification of Women Offenders: A National Assessment of Current Practices

    Findings from a telephone assessment of state and federal practices for classifying women offenders are presented.

  • Proceedings of the Large Jail Network Meeting, July 2001

    Two main topics are addressed in these proceedings -- jail statistics from the Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) and employee-related issues.

  • Competency Profile of Detention Facility Inspector

    The knowledge, skills, and traits needed by a detention facility inspector are assessed in this DACUM profile.

  • Jail Crowding: Understanding Jail Population Dynamics

    Steps involved in developing an understanding of jail population dynamics and factors behind jail crowding are delineated.

  • Guidelines for Developing a Criminal Justice Coordinating Committee

    This guide is currently being to revised through a cooperative with National Criminal Justice Association (NCJA).

  • Critical Issues and Developments in Prison Classification

    In order to enable correctional administrators to anticipate further improvements in objective classification, this bulletin provides a summary of

  • Jail Resource Issues: What Every Funding Authority Needs to Know

    Basic information about jail operations is provided to contribute to a better understanding of the funding authority's roles and responsibilities r

  • Internal Prison Classification Systems: Case Studies in Their Development and Implementation

    The development, implementation, impact assessment, and refinement of objective internal classification systems are examined.

  • Revalidating External Prison Classification Systems: The Experience of Ten States and Model for Classification Reform

    Work undertaken by the participating states is described, an outline of the fundamental tasks required for a revalidation effort is provided, and e

  • Critical Knowledge About 12-Step Programs for Criminal Justice Professionals [Videoconference held August 29, 2001]

    This 3-hour program discusses the strengths and weaknesses of 12-step programs and how they integrate with "what works" in the correctional field.

  • Managing Aging and Terminally Ill Inmates[Videoconference held on September 12, 2001]

    This program discusses Information regarding current policies and procedures and their impact on aging offenders and offenders with chronic and ter

  • Correctional Health Care: Guidelines for the Management of an Adequate Delivery System

    A comprehensive reference that provides guidance in the provision of health services to inmates is presented.

  • Budget Guide for Jail Administrators - Part 1: Developing the Budget

    Designed for jail administrators, this guide discusses the elements of an effective process for budgeting both capital and operational jail expense

  • Budget Guide for Jail Administrators - Part 3: Beyond Budget Allocation - Sources of Funding and Services

    Designed for jail administrators, this guide describes strategies for identifying, securing, and coordinating jai resources from multiple sources,