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    Register Now: Learning and Performance Symposium 2017

    The National Institute of Corrections is pleased to announce the 2017 Learning and Performance Symposium: Developing Curriculum: Design Matters. This year’s focus will be developing curriculum including workshops on utilizing Instructional Theory Into Practice (ITIP) to design learner centered training. August 7-9, 2017. National Corrections Academy, Aurora, CO. What Will Occur During This Year’s Symposium? Breakout sessions on curriculum design and development issues Opportunities for...
    Posted to NIC News & Updates by Susan Powell on Thu, May 25 2017
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    Cooperative Agreement: Evidence-Based Librarianship in Corrections - Data Analysis

    The National Institute of Corrections (NIC) is seeking applications for funding under the Fiscal Year (FY) 2017. The purpose of this project is to analyze and report on outcomes stemming from a national working group meeting for Evidence-Based Librarianship in Corrections. Goals, Objectives, and Deliverables This project meets the following NIC stated goals: Effectively Managed Prisons, Jails, and Community Corrections Programs and Facilities Enhanced Organizational and Professional Performance in...
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    Call for Workshop Proposals -- NAPSA Annual Conference

    National Association of Pretrial Services Agencies (NAPSA) 2017 Annual Conference and Training Institute Call for Workshop Proposals The National Association of Pretrial Services (NAPSA) is pleased to issue a call for proposals of workshops for the 45th Annual Conference and Training Institute, to be held at the Wyndham Grand Hotel in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania on September 10-13, 2017. Workshop proposals are due May 31, 2017. The NAPSA Conference and Training Institute provides participants with the...
    Posted to NIC News & Updates by Susan Powell on Thu, May 4 2017
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    Cooperative Agreement - Advancing Research on Offender Behavioral Change: Sanctions and Incentives

    Updated: See Questions and Answers below The National Institute of Corrections (NIC) is seeking applications for funding under the Fiscal Year (FY) 2017. The purpose of this solicitation is further the research to promote the use of responses to behavioral change that support offender pro-social self-change. Goals, Objectives, and Deliverables This competitive solicitation will fund the development of a research agenda to further the research around the effective use of behavioral interventions to...
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    Call for Participation: NIC Working Group on Evidence-Based Librarianship in Corrections

    Deadline: Friday, May 19, 2017 Over the past several decades, library services for incarcerated and justice-involved individuals have increasingly been regarded as a means of increasing desirable activities from individuals under correctional supervision. Further, some research suggests that library services can play an even greater role, possibly contributing to improved job skills, study habits, and effective communication, as they transition to becoming responsible tax-paying citizens. OVERVIEW...
    Posted to NIC News & Updates by Susan Powell on Tue, May 2 2017
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    Justice Involved Women: Developing an Agency-Wide Approach 17C3203

    August 22-24, 2017: The program is delivered in three sequential phases – on line learning, face-to-face training and follow up coaching. Through blended learning delivery this 36-hour program leads participant teams through strategic planning to develop an agency plan that provides coordination and direction to manage women offenders effectively. The plan will guide development of agency policies and procedures to ensure that responsive and effective services are provided to meet the supervision...
    Posted to NIC News & Updates by Susan Powell on Mon, May 1 2017
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    Call for NIC Technical Resource Providers - Basic Jail Academy Curriculum Subject Matter Experts

    Deadline: May 5, 2017 The National Institute of Corrections (NIC) Jails Division is conducting market research and seeks to immediately identify subject matter experts with demonstrated experience in developing, implementing and evaluating basic jail academy curriculum with specific content emphasis on the use of force. Responding to this information request does not constitute any binding agreement between the respondent and the United States Government . Qualifications of Technical Resource Providers...
    Posted to NIC News & Updates by Susan Powell on Thu, Apr 27 2017
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    Cooperative Agreement: Crisis Intervention Team Training Curriculum Enhancement

    The National Institute of Corrections (NIC) is seeking applications for funding under the Fiscal Year (FY) 2017. This cooperative agreement is for the solicitation of proposals to enter into a 12-month cooperative agreement to review and revise the existing 40-hour CIT classroom-based training program designed to be delivered to 30 participants. Goals, Objectives, and Deliverables The goal of this cooperative agreement will be to revise the curriculum for the CIT Training Program which trains jail...
    Posted to NIC News & Updates by Susan Powell on Tue, Apr 25 2017
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    Cooperative Agreement: Reentry Employment Series - Training and Coaching Facilitation

    Updated: See questions and answers below The National Institute of Corrections (NIC) is seeking applications for funding under the Fiscal Year (FY) 2017). Work under this cooperative involves the management. Overview: In order to assist justice involved adults with maintaining long-term attachments to the workforce, practitioners must be able to assess those at high risk for job loss, identify specific criminogenic risks, and develop programming in response to identified risk/need areas. In addition...
    Posted to NIC News & Updates by Elizabeth on Tue, Apr 11 2017
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    Cooperative Agreement: Outcome and Performance Measures for Community Corrections

    Updated: Questions and Answers below The National Institute of Corrections (NIC) is seeking applications for funding under the Fiscal Year (FY) 2017. The purpose of this solicitation is to develop a publication that will outline suggested outcome and performance measures and mission critical data for local and state community corrections operations. Goals and Objectives: This competitive solicitation will fund the development of a document for the community corrections field containing clearly defined...
    Posted to NIC News & Updates by Elizabeth on Tue, Apr 11 2017
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    Cooperative Agreement: Employment Retention Inventory Research Project

    Updated: Questions and Answers below The National Institute of Corrections (NIC) is seeking applications for funding under the Fiscal Year (FY) 2017. Work under this cooperative agreement will involve the statistical analysis of the Employment Retention Inventory (ERI) to assign quantitative value to qualitative data specific to criminogenic risk levels. Overview: In 2010, the National Institute of Corrections entered into an 18-month cooperative agreement with Learning Designs, Inc. to develop a...
    Posted to NIC News & Updates by Elizabeth on Mon, Apr 10 2017
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    Cooperative Agreement: Dosage Probation White Paper

    The National Institute of Corrections (NIC) is seeking applications for funding under the Fiscal Year (FY) 2017. The goal of this cooperative agreement will be to highlight the Dosage Probation Model and to take the lessons learned, successes and challenges from the dosage test pilot sites with the field, and to develop and share an implementation model for jurisdictions. Goals, Objectives, and Deliverables: The goal of this cooperative agreement will be to share experiences from the dosage test...
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    New to the NIC Website: Technology in Corrections

    Recently added to the National Institute of Corrections (NIC) website is our new web page focusing on Technology in Corrections. In many ways technology has been a help and a hindrance for the corrections field. People working in the field struggle to decide how to handle these technologies...if at all. Technology consistently changes faster than corrections and/or society can keep up with it. Implementing a technology, or plans to battle it (take cell phones for instance), can be a long and difficult...
    Posted to NIC News & Updates by Susan Powell on Wed, Mar 22 2017
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    In the News: Women Shortchanged by Justice Reforms

    This article summarizes a recent report from the Prisoner Reentry Institute of John Jay College of Criminal Justice on gender and criminal justice reform. The report, Women In Justice: Gender and the Pathway to Jail , argues that “reforms must be gender-responsive, faithful to the principles of parsimony and proportionality, and engage social services to better serve individuals with criminal justice involvement.” Highlights from the report: The number of women in the American justice...
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    Mental Health First Aid Courses

    Apply for NIC’s Mental Health First Aid courses coming in May and June. Mental Health First Aid - 17P1019 ( https://nicic.gov/training/17p1019 ) Apply by: April 3, 2017 Starts: May 23, 2017 Mental Health First Aid – 17P1020 ( https://nicic.gov/training/17p1020 ) Apply by: May 8, 2017 Starts: June 20, 2017 Description: Mental Health First Aid is an 8-hour, one day course that teaches individuals how to help someone who is developing a mental health problem or experiencing a mental health...
    Posted to NIC News & Updates by Susan Powell on Mon, Mar 13 2017
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