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New in the Library – National Institute of Corrections Report to the Nation FY 2011
NIC News & Updates


Each year the National Institute of Corrections (NIC) releases a new Report to the Nation.  This year the report focuses on four key areas: Reaching Out, Supporting Corrections in the Field, Training Corrections Leaders for the Future, and Information Resources for the Field.

Highlights from Morris Thigpen, Director, National Institute of Corrections:report 2

One of our greatest achievements continues to be our ability to provide quality services to the field with a relatively small federal budget and staff. During lean economic times, it is more important than ever for us to operate efficiently and effectively, providing technical assistance, training, and information to the field—particularly as state, local, and municipal budgets continue to be reduced.

To this end, we have made great strides to increase access to professional development and training, providing 327 training opportunities to over 9,403 correctional staff and leaders over the year. We have increased our access to over 20,000 current correctional research and operational materials designed to aid staff, supervisors, and managers in developing programs and implementing innovative correctional techniques in the field.

There are many items that I am pleased to highlight in this report, including the relocation of the Robert J. Kutak library and National Corrections Academy to a new, renovated facility in Aurora, Colorado; the improvements NIC has made to enhance its communications; and the continued technical assistance that NIC provides to federal, state, local, and tribal jurisdictions as part of its core services. In the pages of this report, you will find information about these accomplishments while also learning more about our plans for the future.

Download the full report.

Posted Wed, Feb 22 2012 2:46 PM by Susan Powell
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