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Correctional Industries Programs for Adult Offenders in Prison: Estimates of Benefits and Costs

Results of a cost-benefit analysis of correctional industries programs are provided.

Correctional Industries Initiative

The NIC Correctional Industries Initiative serves as a catalyst to provide Industries staff and their stakeholders with the information, expertise, and capacity needed to identify relevant organizational priorities, establish strategic objectives, identify measurable goals and objectives, create partnerships, and respond to the reentry needs of the offender population.

Correctional Industries Preparing Inmates for Re-Entry: Recidivism & Post-Release. Final report

This report summarizes the first national review of the recidivism and post-release effects of the Prison Industries Enhancement Certification Program (PIECP) engaging state prison inmates in private sector jobs since 1979.

Community Services Division

The Community Services Division coordinates consulting services (technical assistance), specialized training, and other programs related to probation, parole, and other forms of community-based corrections.

Correctional Industries: A Guide to Reentry-Focused Performance Excellence

This guide "is specifically designed to empower each Correctional Industries organization, no matter the size or structure, to design and implement its program with an emphasis on maximizing system impact. The model supports implementing effective strategies through the context of work.

National Training Conference Workshop Presentations

NCIA’s National Training Conference offers informative and cutting-edge professional development for its attendees. 

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

This broadcast discusses how Correctional Industry programs make a significant difference in the lives of the offender population.

The Greening of Corrections: Creating a Sustainable System

This publication provides correctional professionals with a framework to gain a general understanding of sustainability practices and principles.

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. 

Building Tomorrow's Workforce: An Effective Reentry Strategy [Satellite/Internet Broadcast held August 2008]

This program focuses on the history and benefits of correctional industries and ways to balance competing interests.

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