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  • Fifty State Survey of Vulnerable Persons Statutes

    This document provides information regarding enacting state, statute number, statute title, coverage, definitions and notes, penalties, and applica

  • 5th Annual Report to the Congress of the United States on the Activities of the Department of Justice in Relation to the Prison Rape Elimination Act (Public Law 108-79)

    Covering the calendar year 2007, this fifth annual report to Congress summarizes the activities of the Office of Justice Programs and the National

  • The Mentally Ill in Jail: Whose Problem Is It Anyway? [Satellite/Internet Broadcast]

    This 3-hour program, originally broadcast July 15, 2009, provides an overview of opportunities that can help your organization prepare to work with

  • Large Jail Network Meeting, March 29-31. 2009, Aurora, Colorado

    Contents of these proceedings are: introduction; meeting take-aways in brief; illegal alien programs; proactive discipline, part 2; PREA update; in

  • Inmate Behavior Management: The Key to a Safe and Secure Jail

    This guide “presents six key elements that, in combination, will help jails reduce a wide array of negative, destructive, and dangerous inmate beha

  • Fifty State Survey of Adult Sex Offender Registration Requirements

    State requirements for the registration of adult sex offenders are compiled and presented.

  • Facility Development Process

    A facility development process plan is provided.

  • Innovative Reentry Strategies: The Emerging Role of Correctional Industries [Satellite/Internet Broadcast held October 7, 2009]

    This program focuses on presenting new reentry strategies and highlight specific programs around the country that reflect best practices.

  • Large Jail Network Meeting, September 24-26, 2008, Aurora, Colorado

    Topics discussed include: strategies for the promotion of staff to jail management positions; faith-based programs in the correctional environment-

  • Labor and Employment Law: Tools for Prevention, Investigation and Discipline of Staff Sexual Misconduct in Custodial Settings

    "In light of PREA [Prison Rape Elimination Act], as well as the development of a growing body of other law aimed at eliminating sexual abuse of per

  • Implementing Evidence-Based Policy and Practice in Community Corrections

    A “guide for [community corrections] agencies to transform themselves into evidence-based organizations” is provided (p.xv).

  • Locking Up H1N1

    This 3-hour program, originally broadcast December 9, 2009, and hosted by the National Institute of Corrections, will address the issue of correcti

  • Using Labor Market Information to Promote Positive Employment Outcomes for Offenders

    “This instructional disk is intended to provide you with a comprehensive overview of Labor Market Information (LMI) and give you the informational

  • Direct Supervision Jails: The Role of the Administrator

    This guide provides jail administrators the necessary information they need to effectively perform their jobs.

  • Core Competencies: A Resource for Parole Board Chairs, Members, and Executive Staff

    New parole board members and parole executives should read this publication.

  • Evidence-Based Policy, Practice, and Decisionmaking: Implications for Paroling Authorities

    New parole board members and parole executives should read this publication.

  • Paroling Authorities’ Strategic Planning and Management for Results

    Individuals involved in making sure their parole agency’s goals are being met need to read this paper.

  • Special Challenges Facing Parole

    This guide is designed to “lay out the context, summarize the key issues, highlight the recent research, and provide suggestions about where to fin

  • The Future of Parole as a Key Partner in Assuring Public Safety

    “This paper provides suggestions and examples about how these key decisionmaking functions of parole [which offenders participate in which programs

  • National Study of Jail Suicide: 20 Years Later

    This report “does more than simply present a calculation of suicide rates.

  • New Jail Planning: Getting It Right

    This video explores the lessons learned by four communities that built new jails.

  • Effectively Managing Aging and Geriatric Offenders [Satellite/Internet Broadcast held March 11, 2010]

    This 3-hour program will interest anyone dealing with geriatric offenders. Issues covered during this presentation include:

  • Programs and Activities: Tools for Managing Inmate Behavior

    “This manual not only will provide guidance to practitioners on improving inmate programs, but will also demonstrate that even with minimal resourc

  • Emergency Preparedness Self-Audit Checklist for Smaller Jails[and]Emergency Preparedness Self-Audit Checklist for Larger Jails

    Anyone preparing for an audit of their jail will find one of these check lists indispensable.

  • Greening Corrections: People, Programs, and Practices [Satellite/Internet Broadcast held July 14, 2010]

    This program seeks to increase environmental awareness among corrections professionals and focuses attention on the need to make correctional facil

  • TPC Case Management Handbook: An Integrated Case Management Approach

    “This handbook is designed for teams of correctional and noncorrectional staff at the policy, management, and line staff levels who have been charg

  • Putting the Pieces Together: Practical Strategies for Implementing Evidence-Based Practices

    Those new to the implementation of evidence-based practices (EBPs) will find this publication to be a great guide to the process.

  • Crisis Intervention Teams: An Effective Response to Mental Illness in Corrections [Satellite/Internet Broadcast]

    Our nation’s jails, prisons, and community corrections agencies are confronted daily with substantial numbers of persons with mental illness in cus

  • Chief Jail Inspectors' Network Meeting Proceedings, 2009

    Proceedings from the 11th annual two day Chief Jail Inspectors' Meeting are presented.

  • Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA) Resources

    This DVD contains NIC videos, DOJ proposed standards, an NIC e-course and dozens of documents to help you learn about the Prison Rape Elimination A

  • Employment and Female Offenders: An Update of the Empirical Research

    “The purpose of this bulletin is to explore the literature and summarize the empirical evidence related to the impact of employment on the criminal

  • Administrative Guide: Offender Workforce Development Specialist Partnership Training Program

    A description of the Offender Workforce Development Specialist (OWDS) Partnership Training Program is provided.

  • ITIP Toolkit: A Guide for Working with Curriculum Developers

    This user-friendly tool kit is: grounded in research; follows and promotes the use of the ADDIE (Analyze, Design, Develop, Implement, and Evaluate)

  • Crisis Intervention Teams: A Frontline Response to Mental Illness in Corrections [Lesson Plans and Participant's Manual]

    The tools, strategies, and techniques that will allow corrections staff, mental health service providers, and advocates to work together to develop

  • Jail Design Guide

    This guide “discusses current correctional standards and architectural principles that are important to building a cost-efficient jail to meet a lo

  • National Institute of Corrections Report to the Nation FY 2010

    The success of the National Institute of Corrections (NIC) in meeting the needs of its constituents during 2010 is reviewed.

  • Evidence-Based Practice Skills Assessment for Criminal Justice Organizations, Version 1.0

    "The Evidence-based Practice Skills Assessment (EBPSA) is a self-report measurement tool designed to gauge the extent to which correctional staff d

  • The Greening of Corrections: Creating a Sustainable System

    What are viable strategies for cutting costs while protecting the public’s safety?

  • Offender Employment Retention: Worth the Work [Satellite/Internet Broadcast]

    According to the Bureau of Justice Statistics, more than 700,000 individuals are released from prisons yearly-with an additional 9 million adults c

  • Assessing Local Pretrial Justice Functions: A Handbook for Providing Technical Assistance

    This guide “presents a protocol designed to produce high-quality technical assistance for the front end of the criminal justice system-the pretrial

  • Proceedings of the Large Jail Network Meeting Aurora, Colorado March 20-22, 2011

    Sections contained in these proceedings include: about this Large Jail Network (LJN) meeting; meeting highlights; Legal Issues in Jails - 2011 by W

  • Essential Skills for New Supervisors

    Making the transition from line staff to supervisor calls for developing new skills and competencies as well as a major shift in mindset from doing

  • Offender Workforce Development Services Makes an Impact

    Results from an ongoing evaluation project on the effectiveness of offender workforce development (OWD) services are presented.

  • A Model for Social Justice: Collaboration Between Faith-Based and Community Organizations and Corrections: Highlights

    Highlights are provided of advice given by individuals from correctional agencies and faith-based and community organizations on how to create succ

  • Context and Impact of Organizational Changes in State Corrections Agencies: A Study of Local Discourses and Practices in Kansas and Michigan

    The impact of external and internal forces on “corrections policy innovation in which measures to control prison populations and enhance service de

  • APEX: Building the Model and Beginning the Journey

    “Through extensive research and analysis, the National Institute of Corrections (NIC) is offering the field of corrections a comprehensive business

  • Performance Based Measurement System: What Really Counts in Corrections! [Satellite/Internet Broadcast held September 14, 2011]

    This program provides information about the nationwide automated Performance-Based Measures System (PBMS).

  • Correctional Industries: A Working Solution [Satellite/Internet Broadcast]

    Correctional Industry programs contribute to the successful reentry of offenders by providing a structured environment for participants to learn th

  • Understanding Corrections through the APEX Lens

    This guidebook “is the second book in the APEX Guidebook series and is designed to help correctional practitioners deepen their knowledge of the Pu