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January 2017 - NIC News & Updates

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    NIC Training: Orientation for Probation and Parole Chief Executives

    NIC continues to recognize the value of orientation for new probation and parole executives. This 40 hour blended learning course focuses on presenting core competencies and their related skills and behaviors to assist new chief executives with both the immediate knowledge and the long-term skills needed in the areas of leadership, personnel, strategic planning, staff safety, collaboration, fiscal resources, and other organizational development issues. The blended training program consists of 3 phases...
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    Register Now: Justice Involved Women: Developing an Agency-Wide Approach

    In April, NIC is offering a research based, gender-informed (women) training designed for making systemic changes to improve management of justice involved women. The program is delivered in three sequential phases – on line learning, face-to-face training and follow up coaching. Through blended learning delivery this 36-hour program leads participant teams through strategic planning to develop an agency plan that provides coordination and direction to manage women offenders effectively. The...
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    Farewell Message from NIC Director Jim Cosby

    MESSAGE FROM THE DIRECTOR January 17, 2017 Dear Colleagues, As my term serving as Director of the National Institute of Corrections (NIC) comes to an end, I wanted to send this message to the thousands of correctional and criminal justice practitioners across America. During my tenure, our focus at NIC has been to provide leadership, training, and technical assistance to the field of corrections, covering a wide array of topics. For example: NIC has contributed to driving down unnecessary incarceration...
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    NIC Training: Justice Involved Women: Developing an Agency-Wide Approach

    In April, NIC is offering a research based, gender-informed (women) training designed for making systemic changes to improve management of justice involved women. The program is delivered in three sequential phases – on line learning, face-to-face training and follow up coaching. Through blended learning delivery this 36-hour program leads participant teams through strategic planning to develop an agency plan that provides coordination and direction to manage women offenders effectively. The...
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    In the News: New Center Allows Overnight Visits for Female Inmates, Their Children

    Posted in the Memphis Flyer, this article describes a new program for overnight visitation at the West Tennessee Women’s Therapeutic Residential Center. The program is designed to maintain positive ties between female inmates and their families during incarceration. The facility provides a common room, kitchenette, living area, and bedrooms for the inmate and child. Access the full article -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------...
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    Cooperative Agreement: Inmate Behavior Management Initiative Enhancement

    See Questions and Answers below: The National Institute of Corrections (NIC) is seeking applications for funding under the Fiscal Year (FY) 2017 Inmate Behavior Management Initiative Enhancement. This program furthers NIC’s mission by building capacity of state and local correctional agencies to develop and establish effective inmate management strategies. Objectives: Promote an operational philosophy that recognizes the need to effectively manage inmate behavior by direct supervision or increased...
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    Thinking for a Change in Seneca County Jail

    In October of last year, Seneca County started their first T4C group. The staff at the facility see the same people over and over again. Seneca county officials implemented the program to address this issue. They believe it will improve public safety and reentry outcomes. During intake, new inmates are given a test to determine their risk of reoffending. Those who rate medium to high-risk are eligible for the voluntary program. T4C is a 25 lesson intensive program that addresses criminal thinking...
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    Updated: Cooperative Agreement: Staffing Analysis Manual for Corrections and Technical Assistance

    See Questions and Answers below: The National Institute of Corrections (NIC) is seeking applications for funding under the Fiscal Year (FY) 2017 Staffing Analysis Manual for Corrections and Technical Assistance. This program furthers NIC’s mission by building the capacity of federal, state, local, and tribal correctional agencies to independently evaluate and assess staffing requirements, perform staffing calculations, develop a staffing plan, produce a comprehensive staffing report, and monitor...
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