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  • Resource Manual for Transition to a New Jail

    "[T]his resource document will assist agencies starting the process of planning for a successful transition to a new detention facility" (p. iii).

  • Community Supervision: Using a Strength-Based, Family-Focused Approach [Satellite/Internet Broadcast held March 16, 2005]

    This program will help professionals identify the strengths and resources inherent in the family as a fundamental support system for individuals up

  • Correctional Leadership Competencies for the 21st Century [Satellite/Internet Broadcast]

    This program will assist participants with succession planning, provide a framework for developing appropriate training curricula, target external

  • Annual Report to Congress: National Institute of Corrections: Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA) Public Law 108-79

    Presents a report that "fulfills the requirement in section 5(b) of the Prison Rape Elimination Act of 2003 (PREA) for the National Institute of Co

  • Policy and Procedures Development

    Guidelines for the creation of mission statements, policies, and procedures are presented.

  • Addressing Staff Sexual Misconduct with Offenders Curriculum: Instructor's Guide [Lesson Plan and Participant's Manual]

    Complex issues surrounding staff sexual misconduct are addressed during this 36-hour training program.

  • Proceedings of the Large Jail Network Meeting, Winter 2005

    This Large Jail Network meeting took place January 30-February 1, 2005, in Longmont, Colorado.

  • The Gender-Responsive Strategies Project: Jail Applications

    Current research about women offenders and strategies for evaluating current operating procedures related to women offenders are covered.

  • Supervision of Women Defendants and Offenders in the Community

    The use of gender-responsive strategies with women involved in the community corrections system is explained.

  • NIC Fiscal Year 2006 Service Plan: Technical Assistance, Information, and Training for Adult Corrections

    The National Institute of Corrections (NIC) Service Plan for fiscal year 2006 describes opportunities available to those working in local, state, a

  • Correctional Leadership Competencies for the 21st Century: Executive and Senior Levels

    Characteristics that result in the best performance of executive and senior level leaders are identified along with the key skills, knowledge, and

  • Correctional Leadership Competencies for the 21st Century: Manager and Supervisor Levels

    Characteristics that result in the best performance of correctional managers and supervisors are identified along with key skills, knowledge, and a

  • FutureForce: Building a 21st Century Community Corrections Workforce [Satellite/Internet Broadcast held August 3, 2005]

    This program focuses on the changing and expanding roles of probation, parole, and community corrections officers.

  • Transition from Prison to Community: Making It Work [Satellite/Internet Broadcast]

    Public safety is everyone's business. This year, 600,000 offenders will leave prison and return to our communities.

  • Summary Report: Regional Workshops

    Feedback from four executive level regional workshops regarding the Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA) is reported.

  • Community Corrections Workforce Project Annotated Bibliography

    This bibliography describes 71 items that address workforce development problems faced by community corrections, probation, and parole agencies.

  • General Guidelines for Cooperative Agreements

    These Guidelines “are meant to serve as a guide to assist recipients of awards from the National Institute of Corrections (NIC) in fulfilling their

  • Proceedings of the Large Jail Network Meeting - July 2005

    Contents of these proceedings are: meeting highlights; "Inmate Labor: Entitlements, Benefits, and Regulations" by Rod Miller; "Social Security Admi

  • Third Status Report to the Attorney General on Body Armor Safety Initiative Testing and Activities

    Findings from a ballistic and mechanical properties test of 103 used Zylon-containing body armor are presented.

  • Using Jail Exit Surveys to Improve Community Responses to Women Offenders

    The "use of jail exit surveys as an effective data collection tool for creating [a] picture of the characteristics of women in contact with the loc

  • Making the Media Work for You in the 21st Century [Satellite/Internet Broadcast]

    This 3-hour program, originally broadcast on May 3, 2006, will help agencies build a proactive communication strategy for working in partnership wi

  • Systemic Criminal Justice Planning: Improving Responses to Women Offenders in Hamilton County, Ohio

    The use of systemic criminal justice planning by Hamilton County (OH) to improve services and programming for women offenders is reviewed.

  • Results of the Offender Workforce Development Specialist Post-Training Survey

    Results from a "post-training survey to assess the usability of the knowledge, skills, and abilities of the course [Offender Workforce Development

  • Implementing Effective Correctional Management of Offenders in the Community: Outcome and Process Measures

    Outcome and process measures used to gage the effectiveness of the Integrated Model in reducing offender recidivism are presented.

  • Keeping Our Kids Safe: The Prison Rape Elimination Act and Juvenile Justice: A Guide for Juvenile Justice Administrators

    This program provides an introduction to the Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA) for those individuals who work with youth in the juvenile justice s

  • Offender Job Retention: A Report from the Offender Workforce Development Division, National Institute of Corrections

    Results from a survey of offender employment and retention issues that utilizes close-ended questions regarding topics such as assessment, case man

  • Jail Site Evaluation and Selection

    Guidance is provided for successfully identifying, evaluating, and selecting jail sites.

  • Building Community Support for New Jail Construction

    The process of building community support for a new jail is explained.

  • Fifty-State Survey of Criminal Laws Prohibiting Sexual Abuse of Individuals in Custody

    This document provides information regarding enacting state, statute number, statute title, coverage, definition and notes, penalties, and defenses

  • Prison Rape Elimination Act: Implications for Sheriffs: The Facts

    This brochure explains the impact of the Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA) on jails.

  • Faith-Based Approach to Correctional Issues: Report of the National Institute of Corrections Advisory Board Hearings

    Answers to the questions of whether successful public-private faith-based partnerships exist, roadblocks to such collaborations, and what role the

  • Preventing Sexual Abuse of Children and Youth in Custody [Satellite/Internet Broadcast]

    Incidents of sexual abuse of juveniles in custody are reported at a rate 10 times higher than the rate in adult corrections.

  • Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA): Considerations for Policy Review

    A policy review guide designed to assist in drafting PREA (Prison Rape Elimination Act) policies for review by the National Institute of Correction

  • Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA) Summary of Responses from Juvenile Focus Group on Staff Sexual Misconduct and Youth on Youth Sexual Assault

    Responses to thirteen questions regarding curriculum related to staff sexual misconduct with youth and youth on youth sexual assault are provided.

  • Trends from Focus Group Interviews

    Findings from focus group interviews of correctional personnel are reported.

  • Cognitive-Behavioral Treatment: A Review and Discussion for Corrections Professionals

    Detailed information regarding the use and benefits of cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) in prisons and jails is provided.

  • Building Culture Strategically: A Team Approach for Corrections

    “This guide, a product of the National institute of Corrections’ (NIC’s) Institutional Culture Initiative, presents a model designed to produce hig

  • 50 State Survey on Sex Offender Registry

    Results from a survey on sex offenders registry are provided. Questions asked are:

  • 50 State Survey of Sexual Offenses Against Children (Statutory Rape)

    The responses from a survey about laws concerning the statutory rape of children are presented.

  • FutureForce: A Guide to Building the 21st Century Community Corrections Workforce

    This guide "explores current and future workforce challenges facing community corrections" (p. xiii).

  • How to Collect and Analyze Data: A Manual for Sheriffs and Jail Administrators

    Anyone who needs to gather and analyze data concerning various jail-related issues will find this manual useful.

  • Sheriff's Guide to Effective Jail Operations

    "This guide provides an overview of the sheriff's roles and responsibilities with regard to the jail along with basic information on critical aspec

  • Inclusion of Proposed Job Titles & Descriptions in SOC Revisions

    Skills, functions, and duties are provided for the following job descriptions: Offender Employment Specialist (OES); Offender Job Retention Employm

  • Correctional Internal Affairs Investigators Job Analysis

    A job profile for an Internal Affairs Investigator in state operated adult correctional facilities is provided.