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June 2015 - NIC News & Updates

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    Still Available! NIC’s Virtual Conference on Staff Wellness

    If you haven't visited the 2015 New Directions in Corrections Virtual Conference site to look at the recordings of sessions or to download resource information, now's the time to do so! The conference site ( https://nicvirtualconference.com ) is available until July 10th , so that you can continue to access recorded sessions, resources, and discussion forum logs. After July 10th, the NIC will be posting the recorded sessions on an internal server that can be found at: http://info.nicic.gov...
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    Children Of Incarcerated Parents Attend First Summer Camp

    This recent news release by the Washington State Department of Corrections (DOC) provides a view into the activities at their first summer camp for children of incarcerated parents. The DOC, in partnership with the Girl Scouts of Western Washington, hosted the Kids United By Incarceration, KUBI, camp from June 17–19 to provide “a fun experience the kids might not otherwise have the opportunity enjoy”. From the article: Twenty-two children arrived at a remote wooded camp this week...
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    Free Webinars: Two-Part Series On A Life of Stress

    Recordings of these webinars can be found on the Justice Clearinghouse site: http://justiceclearinghouse.com/see-all/ The Justice Clearinghouse is presenting these upcoming free webinars on the topics of Crisis Intervention, Stress Management, and Trauma. Webinar Description: Part I - A Life of Stress: The Damages & Part II - A Life of Stress: The Proper Response These webinars are designed to help participants learn some skills and tools for dealing with stress in their lives. In A Life of Stress...
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    Santa Maria Hostel Offers Path to Recovery for Houston Women

    This recent article from the Council of State Governments highlights the Santa Maria’s Path to Recovery Program, which received a 2013 Second Chance Act mentoring grant, and has been serving women in the Houston area since 2011. More than 370 women and their children are Path to Recovery alums, having moved through programs such as BAMBI , which is the Baby and Mother Bonding Initiative, or Women Helping Ourselves (WHO), which serves pregnant female offenders in Harris County Community Supervision...
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    Upcoming Webinar: Gender-Informed Strategies in Pretrial

    A recording of this webinar is available here: http://www.cjinvolvedwomen.org/webinar-recording-and-materials-for-implementing-gender-informedistrategies-at-the-pretrial-stage-research-to-practice Register now to attend this free webinar, Implementing Gender-Informed Strategies at the Pretrial Stage: Research to Practice , being held June 25 from 1:00 – 2:30 PM ET. From the National Resource Center on Justice Involved Women (NRCJIW) and co-sponsored by the U.S. Department of Justice, Office...
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    Promising and Innovative Practices for Children of Incarcerated Parents: Arrest through Pre-Adjudication

    On June 3rd, the Urban Institute in partnership with the National Institute of Corrections hosted a live webinar Promising and Innovative Practices for Children of Incarcerated Parents: Arrest through Pre-Adjudication . We are happy to share with you the webinar recordings available on the event webpage along with the event agenda , speaker biographies , and speaker presentations . You may direct any questions to events@urban.org and please forward the event information to others who may be interested...
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    Recently Released: Meeting the Needs of Women in California’s County Justice Systems

    This toolkit authored by Barbara E. Bloom, Ph.D. "describes how counties can benefit from developing criminal justice solutions focused on women”. Meeting the Needs of Women in California's County Justice Systems: A Toolkit for Policymakers and Practitioners provides suggestions for innovative and focused interventions, an overview of risk and needs assessments, recommendations for creating community-based options for women, and key steps for working toward sustainable reductions in...
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    Request for Proposals for the 17th Biannual AJFO Workshop Conference 2017

    The National Workshops on Adult and Juvenile Female Offenders have been held every two years since the 1980s. A committee from the Association of Programs for Female Offenders (APFO) will make the site selection and announce the decision during the 16 th Biannual Workshops in October 2015 in Hartford, Connecticut, based on information provided by potential hosts in the following format: Sponsorship A major state agency or consortium of agencies or groups can sponsor a conference. A letter of support...
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    Podcast Highlights NIC’s Virtual Conference on Staff Wellness

    Listen to this recent podcast, Correctional Staff Wellness-Virtual NIC Conference on June 10 , from the Court Services and Offender Supervision Agency (CSOSA). Aired on June 3, 2015, this radio show focuses on the need for corrections staff to receive “adequate training, resources, and administrative support to balance life and the extreme demands of this often overlooked occupation.” It also invites listeners to join the 2015 NIC national virtual conference in corrections on June 10...
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    New E-Learning Courses – Justice Involved Women

    Now available on the NIC Learning Center , the National Institute of Corrections has developed a series of five e-courses addressing the importance of using a gender-responsive approach with justice involved women. This series includes the following courses: Who Are Justice-Involved Women? - This course provides a broad overview of research and evidence-based practices and addresses the significance of gender-responsive research on women. It covers how the research sharpens correctional practice...
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    Recently Released: The New Mothers of Bedford Hills

    This article published by The Marshall Project provides a selection of one photographer’s images of motherhood in prison. The New Mothers of Bedford Hills highlights photos from the Children’s Center at Bedford Hills Correctional Facility in Westchester County, New York. From the article: In 1993, Charlyn Zlotnik photographed Sister Elaine Roulet (photo right), a nun who helped open the Children’s Center at Bedford Hills Correctional Facility in Westchester County, New York, the...
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