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May 2014 - NIC News & Updates

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    PREA and LGBTI Rights

    This recent American Jail Association article, PREA and LGBTI Rights by Terry Schuster, focuses on the risk of sexual victimization for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and intersex (LGBTI) inmates in correctional institutions and provides guidance for ensuring LGBTI inmates do not become victims of sexual abuse and harassment. From the AJA article: “Because lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and intersex (LGBTI) inmates are particularly at risk for sexual victimization in these settings...
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    Working With Women Who Perpetrate Violence

    Recently released, Working With Women Who Perpetrate Violence: A Practice Guide , written for the National Resource Center on Justice-Involved Women (NRCJIW) , focuses on women offenders who have been charged with violent crimes, including intimate partner violence (IPV). From the NRCJIW website: “This practice guide summarizes the available research on female perpetrated violence. While information in this area is still quite limited, there is a growing body of evidence to suggest that females...
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    Female Jail Inmate Population Outpaces Males

    Released on May 8, recent data on jail inmates from the Bureau of Justice Statistics shows the “female inmate population increased 10.9 percent (up 10,000 inmates) between midyear 2010 and 2013, while the male population declined 4.2 percent (down 27,500 inmates).” This trend of an increasing female jail population is also reflected by an average 1 percent per year rise between 2005 and 2013, while the male jail population declined less than 1 percent per year in that same time period...
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    New E-Learning Courses – Evidence-Based Practices

    Now available on the NIC Learning Center , these six online courses on Evidence-Based Practice were developed specifically for line staff and front line supervisors. The six-course program addresses specific skills and practices which, when implemented effectively, can increase positive outcomes with defendants, offenders, and inmates in the areas of pretrial, probation, jail, prison, parole, and reentry back into the community. Course and Program Overview. The main purpose of this course is to lay...
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