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May 2013 - NIC News & Updates

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    Did You Know: The NIC Policy and Procedure Exchange

    All correctional agencies have a need for providing and maintaining a quality policy and procedure manual. It should provide clear and precise written directives for staff, offenders, and the community. While national standards, evidenced-based practices, effective past-practices, case law, regulations, and other recognized sources become good bases for “grounding” and justifying a given policy and procedure, it is generally helpful to see how other agencies have approached addressing...
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    EBDM Site to Receive Prestigious Award

    Mesa County’s Evidence-Based Decision Making (EBDM) site has been selected by the Colorado Criminal Justice Reform Coalition (CCJRC) to receive the Rupert-Tate Game Changer Award. This award recognizes the “most outstanding criminal justice reform initiatives and change agents in Colorado”. Mesa County was selected for its “innovation and collaboration in implementing evidence-based practices in criminal cases and its focus on outcomes that have already reduced the jail population...
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    Did You Know: New in NIC's Knowledgebase/Solutions (May 2013)

    Got stress? Inmates too hot? Preparing PREA Policy? These are among 12 topics added to NIC's Knowledgebase/Solutions in the last 30 days. They join another 80 defined topics. All of the topics are listed here , and you may want to add this page to your Bookmarks or Favorites toolbar. Where can I find information on staff stress prevention and wellness programs? What can we do about prisoner hunger strikes? How can I find examples of PREA policy and procedure for institutions? What are some recidivism...
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    Get to Know NIC: Adria Tafoya

    Meet Adria Tafoya, Registrar for the National Institute of Corrections (NIC). Ms. Tafoya joined the staff of NIC in 2006 as a Management Assistant in the Academy Division , where she provided support for a variety of programs and activities, including NIC satellite and distance learning broadcasts, Academy budgets, and staff time and attendance. Ms. Tafoya was appointed to her present position as NIC Registrar in August of 2011. Responsibilities at NIC "As Registrar for NIC" she said, "I...
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