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This 3-hour NIC broadcast discusses strategies to recruit promising candidates for corrections jobs and how to retain experienced staff. Topics include: emphasizing corrections as a career rather than "just a job"; informing the public about the variety of careers available in corrections; how broad participation by agency staff helps foster successful recruitment and retention; how employers can support the connections between career, family, and community; and tools agencies are using for successful recruitment and retention.

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This program will help professionals identify the strengths and resources inherent in the family as a fundamental support system for individuals upon their release from prison or jail. It is designed to stimulate new ways of thinking about the family as a resource to enhance offender reentry and supervision and to increase public safety.

Family, broadly defined, includes individuals' blood relatives and friends who play a significant role in a person's life. Family members are essential resources who may ease the transition from confinement to the community or positively enhance the community supervision process. Unfortunately, the family is too often viewed as presenting challenges rather than as a source of shared history and untapped resources.

The goal of this broadcast is to encourage participants to think about: enhancing the reentry and supervision processes through contextual thinking about the family; tapping the strengths of families and communities as means of good government to enhance public safety; utilizing family and community resources after government intervention has ended; and addressing the challenge of negotiating multiple services that may be used by the family to enhance positive outcomes.

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Developed as a demonstration during the "DACUM Facilitator Training" session, April 15-16, 1997 in Longmont, CO., this profile contains in brief form the competencies expected of a training administrator.

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The National Institute of Corrections (NIC) is seeking applications for funding under the Fiscal Year 2022 to provide training for pretrial decision-makers throughout the United States. This training should align with the following NIC publications: A Framework for Pretrial Justice, Fundamentals of Bail, Money as a Criminal Justice Stakeholder, and Measuring What Matters.

Goals
1: Provide training to a wide range of criminal justice stakeholders that is delivered by content experts who have extensive experience working and/or training in the legal and evidence-based practices field. This training should be specific to building and managing a high functioning pretrial justice system and agency. Identified content experts must be able to provide coaching and training in various situations, including instructor-led curriculum-based training and peer coaching.

2: Identify and recommend trainers whose content expertise will meet the goals of the scope of work. Recommend trainers to the NIC project manager, who will have final approval.

3: After the recommended trainer(s) have been approved by the NIC project manager, the vendor will be responsible for all costs associated with fulfilling their scope of work, including fees, travel, and per diem.

4: All training will be grounded in the principles and elements outlined in NIC’s publication A Framework for Pretrial Justice: Elements of a High Functioning Pretrial Justice System and Agency as described under Program Specific Information.

Objectives
1: The training goals as stated above will be delivered based on the specific existing course outline and learning objectives as developed previously by NIC.

2: The training delivery strategy—including virtual, face-to-face, and blended sessions—will be developed in consultation with and approved by NIC’s project manager. The awardee and the NIC program manager will assess the training needs of a jurisdiction and any federal travel requirements to determine when and how to deliver each of the trainings.

3: The awardee will assist NIC with needed training logistics, including the duplication of training resources, developing participant rosters and/or registrations, and marketing of training events.

Deliverables
1: The awardee will provide and coordinate, at minimum, three trainers to deliver one NIC training for “Orientation for New Pretrial Executives.”

2: The awardee will provide and coordinate, at minimum, three trainers to deliver two NIC trainings for “Pretrial Justice Stakeholder Training.”

3: The awardee will provide and coordinate trainer(s) to deliver a minimum of four state and/or regional trainings for “A Framework for Pretrial Justice: Essential Elements of an Effective Pretrial Justice System.”

Deadline

Applicants must register with Grants.gov prior to submitting an application. NIC encourages applicants to register several weeks before the application submission deadline. In addition, NIC urges applicants to submit applications 72 hours prior to the application due date. All applications are due to be submitted and in receipt of a successful validation message in Grants.gov by 11:59 p.m. eastern time on March 14, 2022

 

The National Institute of Corrections is seeking applications for funding under Fiscal Year 2022. The purpose of this project is to explore the emerging issues and trends specific to Correctional Industries programming. The information will be used for revising the current 40-hour blended Correctional Industries Leadership Training curriculum into a virtual instruction-lead (VILT) format.

Goals
This project aims to convert the Correctional Industries Leadership Training blended curriculum into a virtual training program using a research-based learning design framework to improve the effectiveness of the learning delivery and create consistency in the layout and design of course materials.

Objectives
A proposal responsive to this solicitation should, at a minimum:

1. Identify a plan to address the scope and timeframe of the project;
2. Determine the methodology and resources necessary to deliver the work products;
3. Identify a team with demonstrated and documented credentials, expertise and experience in designing and facilitating ILT and VILT curricula on multiple virtual platforms, and documented credentials, experience and subject matter expertise in designing, developing and facilitating ILT and VILT instructional materials for adult learners.

Deliverables

The successful applicant must complete the following deliverables during the project period. The program
narrative should reflect how the applicant will accomplish these activities.
 
1. Design Audits
 a. Completed Course Design Audit Checklists with auditor notes for each of the courses.
 b. Design and Add highlighted areas in the face-to-face (ILT) curriculum in preparation for
    conversion to (VILT) virtual curriculum.  

2. Course Conversion
 a. Conversion Plans that identify work to be done in the design, format, and layout for the
    Correctional Industries Leadership curriculum package.
 b. First draft course materials package for Correctional Industries Leadership Training that
    includes the following materials at a minimum:
    i. Course overview and sample delivery agenda and formats
    ii. Course evaluation plan
    iii. Module overview(s) (if modules are a component of the course)
    iv. Lesson plan(s) including all presentation visuals (PPT slides), participant learning
    materials/guide, and facilitator guide

3. Final Drafts
 a. Final draft course materials package for The Leadership Development for Supervisors that
    includes the following materials at a minimum:
    i.  Course overview and sample delivery agenda and formats
    ii. Course evaluation plan
    iii.Module overview(s) (if modules are a component of the course)
    iv. Lesson plan(s) including all presentation visuals (PPT slides), participant learning
        materials/guide, and facilitator guide  

4. Project Narrative
   A comprehensive project summary report that includes a narrative description of the project,
   including background, purpose, objectives, and results. Applications must include in Program
   Narrative and Budget Narrative the incorporation of products delivered meet Plain Language and
   508 Standards.

Deadline

Applicants must register with Grants.gov prior to submitting an application. NIC encourages applicants to register several weeks before the application submission deadline. In addition, NIC urges applicants to submit applications 72 hours prior to the application due date. All applications are due to be submitted and in receipt of a successful validation message in Grants.gov by 11:59 p.m. eastern time on February 7, 2022

 

Correctional Industry programs contribute to the successful reentry of offenders by providing a structured environment for participants to learn the skills needed to obtain and retain post-release employment. Guided by evidence-based practices, Correctional Industries distinguishes itself by providing services that make an impact in reducing inmate recidivism. See how they make a significant difference in the lives of the offender population they serve and hear from national experts, correctional practitioners, and former offenders about the promising and evidenced-practices that impact recidivism.

At the conclusion of this program broadcast on October 5, 2011, participants will be able to: describe the evolution of Correctional Industries from “producing quality products” to “developing individuals who produce quality products”; explain how the incorporation of evidence-based practices helps improve program outcomes; identify how Correctional Industries provides offenders with the skills they need to successfully obtain and retain post-release employment; and identify evidence-based training opportunities that promote professional growth and development.

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This program will assist participants with succession planning, provide a framework for developing appropriate training curricula, target external resources needed for staff development, and help participants create a strategy for both personal and professional staff development. The presentation focuses on the core competencies applicable to corrections professionals working at executive, senior level, manager, and supervisory levels. The program content is appropriate for those working in jails, prisons, and community corrections agencies.

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Characteristics that result in the best performance of executive and senior level leaders are identified along with the key skills, knowledge, and attributes of effective and successful leaders which are then linked to a set of specific behaviors. Following an executive summary, this manual provides an exploration of: managerial profiles; self awareness; ethics and values; vision and mission; strategic thinking; managing the external environment; power and influence; strategic planning and performance measurement; collaboration; and team building.

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Characteristics that result in the best performance of correctional managers and supervisors are identified along with key skills, knowledge, and attributes of effective and successful leaders which are then linked to a set of specific behaviors. This manual includes an executive summary and the following chapters: managerial profiles; ethics and values; interpersonal relationships; oral and written communication; motivating others; developing direct reports; managing conflict; team building; collaboration; problem solving and decision making; strategic thinking; managing change; program planning and performance assessment; and the criminal justice system.

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This program focuses on the importance of staff wellness in a correctional environment. Topics discussed include:

  • Mental and physical health;
  • Substance abuse;
  • How to recognize and manage stress in the workplace;
  • Stress-related symptoms;
  • And staff support resources.
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