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    Give Your Input Now in NIC's 2010 National Needs Assessment!

    Greetings from the National Corrections Academy in Aurora, Colorado! NIC is currently running our National Needs Assessment 2010. We will use feedback from corrections professionals such as yourself to guide our initiatives and services now and in the near future. Please follow this link to participate http://www.nicic.gov/academy/na10 We particularly value open ended comments and information that you submit when you have the opportunity in the survey. So do not let this pass you by without your...
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    Want to Develop Your Middle Managers? Check Out NIC's MDF Series!

    What is MDF? MDF is NIC's Management Development for the Future series , a dynamic, agency exclusive, individual and organizational development experience, which primarily targets the middle management tier of a correctional organization. It simultaneously engages all levels of agency leadership through internal action-based learning strategies at the individual, team and agency levels. Description This agency exclusive management development series is conducted over 12 months* and is provided...
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    Thinking for a Change (T4C): Frequently Asked Questions

    This page has been moved to: http://community.nicic.gov/wikis/t4c/thinking-for-a-change-t4c-frequently-asked-questions.aspx
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    Training Program Application Deadline Reminder

    The International Association of Correctional Training Personnel In Partnership with the West Virginia Division of Corrections Presents Training for Staff Trainers August 24 - 28, 2009 Description: This 40 hour training program will provide fundamental instructional techniques for instructors. Each participant who completes the course requirements, including demonstration of presentation and facilitation skills, will receive a certificate of course completion. Who Should Attend: Adult, Juvenile,...
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    Got a last minute project? Who you gonna call?

    No, not the Ghostbusters, the NIC Information Center. Our experienced corrections specialists will prepare a custom response and get it to you FAST. Need information for an early morning meeting and it’s after business hours? NO PROBLEM. Our website document library contains over 5,000 down loadable publications covering hundreds of topics. Send us an information request , call us at 800-877-1461, or do your own research using our on line digital library . Our web accessible material is organized...
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    Avoiding Your Day in Court -- Addressing Training Liability Through Defensible Strategies

    Liability issues related to correctional training programs are discussed in this on line program, originally presented at the International Association of Correctional Training Personnel's 21st Annual Trainers' Conference, and at the National Partnership for Juvenile Services' 11th Joint Conference. Readers will be able to: Analyze training programs to determine if they are legally defensible; Determine the need to acquire copyright permission for material used; Identify alternative delivery...
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    TechBeat, the flagship publication of the National Law Enforcement and Corrections Technology Center system

    TechBeat is the award-winning news-magazine of the National Law Enforcement and Corrections Tecnology Center (NLECTC) system. The goal of this publication is to keep you up to date with technologies currently being developed by the NLECTC system, as well as other research and development efforts within the Federal Government and private industry. TechBeat is published four times a year and is available at no cost. If you are not currently on the mailing list or need to change your mailing label information...
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    NIC has created a new web page just for trainers.

    The National Institute of Corrections has developed a number of special " Projects " web pages to inform the field of its current activities and initiatives and to provide valuable information and resources to practitioners. Improving correctional agencies' capacity to train staff is the focus of the new Training Design and Development Projects Page . Developed for training directors, trainers, curriculum developers, field training officers, and those who are responsible for training...
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    Do you need information about addiction treatment in community and correctional settings?

    The Texas Institute of Behavioral Research (IBR) at Texas Christian University is a national research center for addiction treatment studies. Over 400 assessment and intervention forms, manuals, newsletters, presentations and special reports are available for free download. Major resources developed over the past 15 years fall into four categories: risk assessments, needs and performance assessments, life-skills interventions, and conceptual frameworks for treatment processes. Research conducted...
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    Incident Commander: A Crisis Training Simulation

    Don't wait for a critical incident to discover what you don't know about crisis management. The day after is one day too late. Incident Commander is available free of charge to all authorized public safety agencies. Developed through a grant award from the National Institute of Justice, Office of Justice Programs , Incident Commander is a PC-based software simulation that models real-world situations within a community, allowing for training at the management level for a critical incident...
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    Effectively Managing Sex Offenders In The Community

    The Center for Sex Offender Management (CSOM) is a national project that supports state and local jurisdictions in the effective management of sex offenders under community supervision. CSOM was established in 1997 and is sponsored by the Office of Justice Programs, U.S. Department of Justice , in collaboration with the National Institute of Corrections , State Justice Institute , and the American Probation and Parole Association . CSOM has publications available for download in the critical areas...
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    TRAINERS - Are You Staying on Top of Your Game?

    Take measure how your training development and management stack up by participating in the National Institute of Corrections eight-hour internet/satellite program October 31 - November 1, 2007. The four hours on Day One focus on curriculum development, and Day 2 will deal with basic management of your agency's training efforts. Learn more about It Is All About Training: Who's Developing You? and how to register.
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    Using Motivational Interviewing to Change Offender Behavior

    The National Institute of Corrections has just released Motivating Offenders to Change: a Guide for Probation and Parole . This publication provides correctional professionals with both a solid grounding in the principles behind motivational interviewing (MI) and a practical guide for applying these principles in their everyday dealings with offenders. Download a copy from the NIC website. Also Available: Effective Communication/Motivational Strategies in Working with Resistant Populations. A 32...
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    Developing Tomorrow's Correctional Leaders and Managers

    If you are looking for resources for your own career development or for succession planning in your agency, this CD is for you. The National Institute of Corrections Information Center has combined nearly 20 digital documents exploring the dynamics and principles of effective leadership onto a single CD, and now you can order your free copy. Submit your request by phone at 800-995-6429 ext. 4426, or use the on line help desk . Ask for a copy of our "super disk" of Correctional Leadership...
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    "Islam's Place and Practice of Worship in the Correctional Environment"

    Order a free DVD of the 21 minute presentation from the NIC Information Center. Produced by the U.S. Bureau of Prisons' Management and Specialty Training Center in 2006, the video provides an introductory overview to the masjid (prayer hall or mosque) and the religious worship of Islam and guidance for accommodating Muslim belief and practices in correctional facilities.
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