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October 2016 - NIC News & Updates

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    Getting Ready - Restrictive Housing: Roadmap to Reform

    There is still time to register for this interactive training broadcast on the effective use of restrictive housing in corrections environments. This posting contains information on the training broadcast itself, and information on how to get ready for the broadcast, and upcoming stream tests to get you and your site ready for the training broadcast. Restrictive Housing: Roadmap to Reform Register Online for this Live-Streaming Internet Training Broadcast at http://nicic.gov/training/ib201611 November...
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    Courage Is Not Living Without Fear - 2016 NIC Virtual Conference

    Courage Is Not Living Without Fear Courage is not living without fear. Courage is being scared to death and doing the right thing anyway. ---Anonymous Who more so than the men and women we lead show us how hard it can be to make the right decision. Regardless of which side of the bar you're on, it takes confidence to withstand the status quo, to stand up against the naysayers, to rise quietly to change when everyone around you wants the system that has treated them so well to remain the same...
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    Corrections...The Next Frontier - NIC's 2016 Virtual Conference!

    Corrections...The Next Frontier You need look no farther than your favorite episode of Star Trek to see how technologies that were once science fiction have become a reality today. The handheld medical device used by Dr. Leonard "Bones" McCoy to detect patient vital signs is called a Scanadu Scout in real life. Now, while your local jurisdiction may never operate a Starship brig, there are other futuristic technologies on the horizon that some areas around the country are slowly beginning...
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    Upcoming Webinar on Human Trafficking and Victimization

    The NRCJIW will be partnering with the Center for Court Innovation to conduct a webinar on November 1 from 2:00 – 3:30 Eastern entitled The Intersection between Prostitution, Human Trafficking, and Victimization Among Justice Involved Women . It is estimated that 90% percent of justice involved women have experienced some form of victimization in their lifetime. As a result of this trauma, women may engage in behaviors that are criminalized, such as drug use or prostitution, and may be less...
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    Available Now: Pretrial Justice Broadcast Recording

    If you missed the live broadcast, view the streamed version of NIC’s Pretrial Justice: How to Maximize Public Safety, Court Appearance and Release online. Pretrial Justice: How to Maximize Public Safety, Court Appearance and Release Live broadcast held: September 8, 2016 "The history of bail and the law intertwined with [this] history tell us that the three goals underlying the bail process are to maximize release while simultaneously maximizing court appearance and public safety."...
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    Quick Question. . . Is It Worth It? You Bet. NIC's 2016 Virtual Conference

    Quick Question. . . Is It Worth It? You Bet. Working on the frontline in corrections, you have a lot to endure. But is it all worth it? Is the stress you bear worth the long hours, the rotating shifts, and the uncertainty of regular hours and pay? If the answer for you is yes, and you know that being a correctional officer and working in corrections is more than just a job-it's a career that helps keep communities safe-then you'll want to be sure you catch the NIC Virtual Conference session...
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    Register Now - Restrictive Housing: Road Map to Reform Interactive Training Broadcast!

    Restrictive Housing: Roadmap to Reform Register Online for this Live-Streaming Internet Training Broadcast at http://nicic.gov/training/ib201611 November 16 and 17, 2016 8:00am PT / 9:00am MT / 10:00am CT / 11:00am ET "Do we really think it makes sense to lock so many people alone in tiny cells for 23 hours a day for months, sometime for years at a time? That is not going to make us safer. It's not going to make us stronger. If those individuals are ultimately released, how are they ever...
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    Changing the Course: Preventing Gang Membership

    This recent publication from The Office of Justice Programs and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Changing Course: Preventing Gang Membership , provides practitioners and policymakers with knowledge about why kids become involved in gangs and offers effective and promising strategies that prevent them from doing so. Highlights from the publication include: Gangs are a serious, persistent problem in the United States; according to the National Youth Gang Survey, from 2002 to 2010 the estimated...
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    Gender-Neutral Versus Gender-Informed Approaches

    A meta-analysis published this year in Criminal Justice and Behavior supports recent research that girls and women respond well to gender-informed interventions leading to decreased involvement in the criminal justice system. Renee Gobeil and Kelley Blanchette from Carlton University, and Lynn Stewart, consultant, used meta-analysis to look at whether gender-neutral and gender-informed interventions differ in their effectiveness. “Across all 38 effect sizes, gender-informed and gender-neutral...
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