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October 2011 - NIC News & Updates

NIC News & Updates


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    MEDIA ADVISORY: National Institute of Corrections to Hold Public Hearing on Corrections

    MEDIA ADVISORY NOVEMBER 2–3, 2011 WASHINGTON, D.C.—On November 2–3, 2011, the National Institute of Corrections (NIC) will hold a public hearing on corrections. The hearing, titled Shifting the Focus to Reshape Our Thinking toward Performance-Based Outcomes, will be at Stanford University in Paul Brest Hall and address the topic of organizational culture and change in the correctional environment. Scheduled speakers include more than 20 experts in criminal justice, public safety...
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    Close to Home: Building on Family Support for People Leaving Jail

    Most reentry projects focus on the obstacles incarcerated people face after leaving prisons, but the Family Justice Program’s Close to Home project focuses on reentry for the jail population. In a recent survey, the project explored the use of the Relational Inquiry Tool (RIT), a questionnaire originally designed for the prison population, in three Maryland and Wisconsin jails. RIT assists the incarcerated in thinking of family and community members as supportive resources when leaving their...
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    Pretrial Performance Measurement Broadcast Available Online

    In a recent edition of D.C. Public Safety —a production of the Court Services and Offender Supervision Agency of the District of Columbia—features NIC Correctional Program Specialist Lori Eville as she discusses pretrial performance and outcome measurement alongside Spurgeon Kennedy, Director of Research, Analysis, and Development for the Pretrial Services Agency for the District of Columbia. Under discussion was the significant role of pretrial services agencies in supporting public...
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