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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

    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 competency-based training curriculum...
    Posted to NIC News & Updates by Elizabeth on Mon, Apr 10 2017
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    See Us There! NIC at AJA in Orlando

    Visit the NIC exhibit booth #212/214 and sponsored workshops at the American Jail Association Annual Conference & Jail Expo in Orlando, Florida, April 9-12, 2017. Crisis Leadership - Cosponsored by NIC Speakers: Panda J. Adkins, National Institute of Corrections and Robert W. Weinhold, Jr., The Fallston Group Room: Grand 5-6, Time Slot: Mon 04/10/17 02:00 PM - 05:00 PM Crises cost time, money, customers and careers, and, in the worst of scenarios, lives. According to studies, 77% of crises are...
    Posted to NIC News & Updates by Susan Powell on Tue, Apr 4 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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    Apply for NIJ’s Solicitation: Research and Evaluation in Safety, Health, and Wellness in the Criminal Justice System

    Application deadline extended to May 8, 2017. The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), Office of Justice Programs (OJP), National Institute of Justice (NIJ) is seeking applications for funding for research in three areas: (1) the impact of acute and chronic stress on (a) law enforcement and corrections officers and (b) individuals in violent communities; (2) the impact of parental incarceration on children; and (3) the efficacy of services, strategies, policies, and processes within the criminal or...
    Posted to NIC News & Updates by Susan Powell on Wed, Mar 29 2017
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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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    Updated: Cooperative Agreement: Jail Administration Training and Technical Assistance

    Please see questions and answers below: 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...
    Posted to NIC News & Updates by Susan Powell on Thu, Feb 16 2017
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