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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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    Register Now: Best Practices in Communicating with Survivors of Sex Trafficking

    Attend this free webinar on Mar 28, 2017 at 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM EST. About the webinar: Speaker: Asia Graves, a survivor of human trafficking and an anti-trafficking advocate, has dedicated her life to helping others understand the magnitude and implications of trafficking in the United States. From the ages 16 to 18, Asia was sold in cities all along the East Coast, including Boston, Atlanta, Miami and New York. After she escaped, Asia worked with the FBI to help indict members of the sex-trafficking...
    Posted to NIC News & Updates by Susan Powell on Tue, Mar 14 2017
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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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    Updated Information! Join NIC's Training Administrators Network (TAN)!

    NIC Academy Training Administrators Network (TAN) · Want to get in on the ground floor on creating an NIC Network? · Do you want to meet and share problems and solutions with other training administrators? · Want to collaborate with NIC on bringing the latest learning and performance research and application to the field? May 16-17, 2017 NIC Academy Division, Learning and Performance Initiative will be launching the Training Administrators Network (TAN). We are very excited to...
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    Trauma Program Named as Semifinalist for 2017 Innovations in American Government Awards

    Last week, it was announced that the Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation has recognized the Women’s Re-entry Assessment and Programming (WRAP) initiative from Chester County, Pennsylvania as a semifinalist for this year’s Innovations in American Government Awards. County Commissioner Michelle Kichline described the WRAP program as “transforming a male-centric justice system to one of connections and interventions that respect the life experiences women bring to the...
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    Cooperative Agreement: Jail Administration Training and Technical Assistance

    The National Institute of Corrections (NIC) is seeking applications for funding under the Fiscal Year (FY) 2017 to administer program delivery of the curricula associated with the Jail Administration program and the delivery of technical assistance associated with jail administrative issues. The awardee will work closely with NIC staff on all aspects of the project. To be considered, applicants must demonstrate, at a minimum, 1) in-depth knowledge of the purpose, functions, and operational complexities...
    Posted to NIC News & Updates by Susan Powell on Thu, Feb 16 2017
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    Transgender Persons In Custody: The Legal Landscape – Register Now!

    Transgender Persons In Custody: The Legal Landscape Register Online for this Live-Streaming Internet Training Broadcast at http://nicic.gov/training/nicwbt98 March 29, 2017 9:00am PT / 10:00am MT / 11:00am CT / 12:00pm ET Do you and your agency have questions about the management of transgender persons in custody? In response to this emerging correctional issue, the National Institute of Corrections is conducting a live internet broadcast designed to: provide information to agency legal counsel and...
    Posted to NIC News & Updates by Susan Powell on Wed, Feb 15 2017
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    Call for Technical Resource Providers - Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT)

    The National Institute of Corrections (NIC) is conducting market research and seeks individuals with demonstrated experience in successful planning, implementing, training and evaluating of Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) programs for justice-involved populations in community, jails, and prison settings. The MAT technical assistance effort will support work being done by the Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA), which is working to identify and cultivate Centers of Innovation (COIs) as laboratories...
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    Join the Webinar: NIJ Research and Evaluation on Drugs and Crime FY2017 Solicitation

    This funding opportunity seeks proposals to conduct applied research that examines criminal justice tools, protocols, and policies concerning drug trafficking, markets, and use applicable to state, tribal, and local jurisdictions. Applications must address one of two research categories: narcotics, forensic science, and medicolegal death investigation and prosecution; or drug intelligence and community surveillance. NIJ has identified two drug priorities: heroin and other opioids (including diverted...
    Posted to NIC News & Updates by Susan Powell on Tue, Feb 14 2017
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    Update: Cooperative Agreement: Post-conviction Victim Service Legal Issues

    See Questions and Answers below: The National Institute of Corrections (NIC) is seeking applications for funding under the Fiscal Year (FY) 2017 for a project to examine gaps and opportunities related to collaboration between entities that provide victim services in a post-conviction setting. This work is targeted at legal professionals and related stakeholders and how they interact with each other and the criminal justice system as a whole to ensure that victim and survivors are afforded their legal...
    Posted to NIC News & Updates by Susan Powell on Mon, Feb 13 2017
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    Updated Information! NIC Academy Training Administrators Network (TAN)

    NIC Academy Training Administrators Network (TAN) · Want to get in on the ground floor on creating an NIC Network? · Do you want to meet and share problems and solutions with other training administrators? · Want to collaborate with NIC on bringing the latest learning and performance research and application to the field? May 16-17, 2017 NIC Academy Division, Learning and Performance Initiative will be launching the Training Administrators Network (TAN). We are very excited to...
    Posted to NIC News & Updates by Elizabeth on Fri, Feb 10 2017
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    In the News: Nonprofit Gives Hope to Incarcerated Women

    This recent article describes the Pets Helping People nonprofit, which provides non-violent female offenders job training in dog grooming, boarding and other pet care services. Christy VanCleave, who knows firsthand the challenges that individuals, particularly women, face when reintegrating into society, co-founded Pets Helping People in 2009. Since 2009, over 200 women have graduated from her job training program, with an average recidivism rate of under four percent. In addition to teaching job...
    Posted to NIC News & Updates by Susan Powell on Wed, Feb 1 2017
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    NIC Training: Orientation for Probation and Parole Chief Executives

    NIC continues to recognize the value of orientation for new probation and parole executives. This 40 hour blended learning course focuses on presenting core competencies and their related skills and behaviors to assist new chief executives with both the immediate knowledge and the long-term skills needed in the areas of leadership, personnel, strategic planning, staff safety, collaboration, fiscal resources, and other organizational development issues. The blended training program consists of 3 phases...
    Posted to NIC News & Updates by Susan Powell on Tue, Jan 24 2017
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    Register Now: Justice Involved Women: Developing an Agency-Wide Approach

    In April, NIC is offering a research based, gender-informed (women) training designed for making systemic changes to improve management of justice involved women. 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...
    Posted to NIC News & Updates by Susan Powell on Tue, Jan 24 2017
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