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August 2011 - NIC News & Updates

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    Three Sites Selected for Evidence-Based Decision Making Program – Phase III

    Two counties in Wisconsin, Eau Claire and Milwaukee, along with Mesa County, Colorado will be proceeding to the implementation phase of NIC’s Evidence Based Decision Making Program . The purpose of this program, since initiation in June of 2008, is to equip criminal justice policymakers in local communities with the information, processes, and tools that will result in measurable reductions of pretrial misconduct and post-conviction reoffending. Selected from a pool of seven seed site candidates...
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    Help the NIC Information Center Serve the Field by Donating Your Materials to the Kutak Library

    The NIC Information Center Welcomes Donations The heart of the NIC Information Center is the Robert J. Kutak library collection. The focus of the collection is on unpublished, operationally-oriented resources developed by federal, state, and local correctional agencies for use by practitioners in the field. The collection includes items such as policies, procedural manuals, reports, research, newsletters, and training materials. Submitting Items to the NIC Library We welcome new submissions to the...
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    NIC Advisory Board Chair Diane Williams awarded Champion Of Change

    Diane Williams, President and CEO of Safer Foundation and current Chair of the National Institute of Corrections (NIC) Advisory Board, recently joined an elite list of recipients of the Champion of Change award from the White House. The "Champions of Change Series: Winning the Future Across America" is a White House initiative that honors Americans making an impact in their communities and helping the nation rise to meet the many challenges of the 21st Century. From the Safer Foundation...
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    Allen F. Breed, 3rd Director of NIC, Passes Away

    Allen F. Breed, third director of the National Institute of Corrections (NIC) passed away in California on July 23, 2011 at the age of 90. Director Breed had a long history of service to the field of corrections. In 1977, he was appointed by President Jimmy Carter and reappointed by President Ronald Reagan as Director of the National Institute of Corrections. After leaving NIC, Director Breed provided leadership on the National Council on Crime and Delinquency Board of Directors for a decade. He...
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