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Updated: Cooperative Agreement: Jail as Part of County Government: Review and Revision
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Updated 1/11  - Questions and Answers appended

The National Institute of Corrections (NIC) Jails Division is seeking applications for the revision of its Jail as Part of County Government training program. The project will be for a 9-month period and will be completed with the NIC Jails Division. The awardee will work closely with NIC staff on all aspects of the project.

To be considered, applicants must demonstrate, at a minimum, in-depth knowledge of:

  • the purpose, functions, and operational complexities of local jails, 
  • liability issues common in jails, 
  • the nature of the relationship between jail officials and their funding authorities, 
  • the challenges inherent in the unique relationship between an elected sheriff and the local funding authority, 
  • the resource constraints faced by many local governments and their jails, and 
  • strategies for creating a productive working relationship between jail officials and their funding authority. Also, the applicant must demonstrate expertise and experience in developing curricula based on adult learning principles, specifically the Instructional Theory into Practice (ITIP) model.

DEADLINE: Applications must be received by 4:00 p.m. EDT, Thursday, January 19, 2012.

Questions and Answers:

  1. Question:  Is the sample curriculum required in the solicitation supposed to be the applicant's updated version of the Jails as Part of County Government program materials provided on the NIC website
    • Answer:  No, the applicant is to provide sample curriculum of a program that the applicant or proposed curriculum specialist has previously developed using the ITIP model.
  2. Question: At a recent Jail as Part of County Government training an evaluation/review was submitted to NIC by a curriculum specialist.  Is that document available to perspective submitters?
    • Answer: That document is now attached to this post as requested, with names of trainers, writers and participants redacted. (See the download file below)

Posted Wed, Dec 21 2011 11:50 AM by Susan Powell


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