NIC Resource Package

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Documents

Webinars & Broadcasts

Becoming Trauma Informed: An Essential Element for Justice Settings

(PH)REAL: PHilosophy, Relationship, Equipping, Attitude and Leadership

Converting Instructor Led Training to Virtual Instructor Led Training

COVID-19: How are Pretrial Service Agencies Dealing with the Coronavirus?

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Family Connections Project Webinar Series

Measuring What Matters: Outcome and Performance Measures for the Pretrial Services Field

Promoting Wellness and Resiliency in Correctional Staff

Putting the Science into Self-Injury Risk Assessment and Prevention

Solving the Dilemma of Self-Injurious Behavior in the Incarcerated Population

Documents

Webinars & Broadcasts

Becoming Trauma Informed: An Essential Element for Justice Settings

(PH)REAL: PHilosophy, Relationship, Equipping, Attitude and Leadership

Converting Instructor Led Training to Virtual Instructor Led Training

COVID-19: How are Pretrial Service Agencies Dealing with the Coronavirus?

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Family Connections Project Webinar Series

Measuring What Matters: Outcome and Performance Measures for the Pretrial Services Field

Promoting Wellness and Resiliency in Correctional Staff

Putting the Science into Self-Injury Risk Assessment and Prevention

Solving the Dilemma of Self-Injurious Behavior in the Incarcerated Population

The Foundation of Practical Application of Risk, Need, and Responsivity in the Age of COVID-19 and Justice Reform

The Mindful Supervisor

Transformational Leadership: How to Lead Yourself, Your Team, and Your Organization Series

The Foundation of Practical Application of Risk, Need, and Responsivity in the Age of COVID-19 and Justice Reform

The Mindful Supervisor

Transformational Leadership: How to Lead Yourself, Your Team, and Your Organization Series

Topic Categories

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Classification & Risk Assessment

Classification & Risk Assessment web_admin Fri, 01/14/2022 - 10:49

 

Criminal Justice System Planning

Criminal Justice System Planning web_admin Fri, 01/14/2022 - 11:15

Apex Guidebook Series

Other Criminal Justice Resources

Evidence-Based Practices

Evidence-Based Practices web_admin Fri, 01/14/2022 - 16:55

Jail Operations & Planning

Jail Operations & Planning web_admin Fri, 01/14/2022 - 16:56

Jail Resources

Jail Resources web_admin Fri, 01/14/2022 - 16:56

Undue Familiarity: Do You Believe You Can Never Be Comprised?

Jail Administration

Jail Planning

Reentry and Transition

Women Offenders in the Jail Setting

Other Jail Resources

Juvenile Justice

Juvenile Justice web_admin Fri, 01/14/2022 - 16:58

Leadership and Management

Leadership and Management web_admin Fri, 01/14/2022 - 16:59

Medical and Mental Health

Medical and Mental Health web_admin Fri, 01/14/2022 - 17:00

Parole & Probation

Parole & Probation web_admin Fri, 01/14/2022 - 17:01

Parole Essential Series

Other Community Resources

Pretrial Services

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Prison Management and Operations

Prison Management and Operations web_admin Fri, 01/14/2022 - 17:03

Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA)

Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA) web_admin Fri, 01/14/2022 - 17:02

Message from a previous NIC Director:

On September 4, 2003, President Bush signed the Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA) into law. As a part of the law, Congress charged the National Institute of Corrections with a variety of tasks to assist the field of corrections. Included among these are the provision of training and education about the law and the issue which prompted its passage.

A key element of providing this assistance is to build our relevant knowledge about sexual assault in correctional institutions. While it is important to identify and hear from various experts, it is equally important to understand the issue from the perspective of correctional staff. To begin collecting input and information the decision was made early in NIC’s PREA Initiative to conduct a series of focus groups at several facilities around the country.

Achieving a regional balance, NIC identified and worked with a variety of prisons and jails, both large and small. Focus groups were conducted with facility executive staff, mid-managers, line officers, and administrative and support staff who perform an array of functions. The participants responded to several questions regarding the problems they encounter in preventing or responding to an incident, and described any successes their agencies had addressing the issue. Questions regarding the dynamics explored what the participants knew generally about sexual assault, plus what procedures had been put in place and what training had been received. These discussions yielded a rich source of information directly from the field about attitudes, knowledge, and current practices.

Staff Perspectives on Sexual Violence in Adult Prisons and Jails: Trends from Focus Group Interviews is an overview of this work and the first volume in a series of bulletins. In addition to key findings, it presents staff views on policy and training, inmate culture, causes and conditions, assault indicators, characteristics of victims and perpetrators, inmate orientation, investigations and prosecutions, and issues regarding responding to sexual violence. It is hoped that these ideas and recommendations will assist you and your agency as you develop strategies to address the problem of sexual violence in correctional institutions.

~ Morris L. Thigpen, Sr.

Reentry

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The National Reentry Symposium:

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Promising Practices and Future Directions

Co-Sponsored by the National Institute of Corrections (NIC) and the Federal Bureau of Prisons (BOP)

September 9-10, 2015 National Corrections Academy - Aurora, Colorado

Symposium Gears

Notes From Day One

Reentry Symposium 2015 Day One Notes.pdf

Reentry Presentations

Aging Elderly and Incarcerated

Aging Elderly and Incarcerated.pdf

Arizona DOC Mental Health Disorders and the Criminal Justice System
PowerPoint presentation converted to pdf

AZ DOC Mental Health Disorders and the Criminal Justice System.pdf

ASCA Performance Based Measures System
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ASCA Performance Based Measures System.pdf

Creating Vital Community Partnerships
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Creating Vital Community Partnerships.pdf

CSOSA Reentry Presentation
PowerPoint presentation converted to pdf

CSOSA Reentry Presentation.pdf

Facilitating Successful Reentry - Federal Bureau of Prisons
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Facilitating Successful Reentry - BOP.pdf

Importance of Individualized Sex Offender Assessment
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Importance of Individualized Sex Offender Assessment.pdf

Iowa DOC Reentry of Offenders with Serious Mental Health Disorders
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Iowa DOC Reentry of Offenders with Serious Mental Health Disorders.pdf

Just Leadership USA
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Just Leadership USA.pdf

Live Webinar Event for the Release of NIC Publication "Veterans Treatment Courts: A Second Chance for Vets Who Have Lost Their Way #032786

[Satellite/Internet Broadcast

Michigan Prisoner Reentry
PowerPoint presentation converted to pdf

Michigan Prisoner Reentry.pdf

Minnesota DOC Transition from Prison to Community

PowerPoint presentation converted to pdf

Minnesota DOC Transition from Prison to Community.pdf

National Reentry Landscape
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National Reentry Landscape.pdf

National Reentry Symposium - Goals Mimi Carter
PowerPoint presentation converted to pdf

National Reentry Symposium - Goals Mimi Carter.pdf

NIC Health Reform and Public Safety
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NIC Health Reform and Public Safety.pdf

NIC LGBTI In-Custody Populations
PowerPoint presentation converted to pdf

NIC LGBTI In-Custody Populations.pdf

NIC Reentry-Justice Involved Women
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NIC Reentry-Justice Involved Women.pdf

NIC Transformational Workforce Development
The Role of Education and Employment in Supporting Success
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NIC Transformational Workforce Development.pdf

North Carolina DPS Passing the Baton from Inside to Outside
PowerPoint presentation converted to pdf

NC DPS Passing the Baton from Inside to Outside.pdf

North Carolina Transition Document Envelope

North-Carolina-Transition-Document-Envelope.pdf

North Dakota Dept of Corrections and Rehabilitation
PowerPoint presentation converted to pdf

North Dakota Dept of Corrections and Rehabilitation.pdf

Reentry Aging and End of Life Offenders
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Reentry Aging and End of Life Offenders.pdf

Reentry Efforts for the Elderly Prison Population
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Reentry Efforts for the Elderly Prison Population.pdf

Roger Przybylski - EBP Presentation
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Przybylski-Evidence-Based-Practices.pdf

Roger Przybylski - Implementing Evidence Based Practices

Implementing-Evidence-Based-Practices.pdf

The National Reentry Symposium 2015
PowerPoint presentation converted to pdf

The National Reentry Symposium 2015.pdf

Veterans Reentry Policies and Practices
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Veterans Reentry Policies and Practices.pdf

Women Offenders and Defendants

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Curriculum Packages

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Resources for Trainers

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About NIC

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The National Institute of Corrections (NIC) is a small agency within the U.S. Department of Justice, Federal Bureau of Prisons. The Institute is headed by a director appointed by the U.S. Attorney General. An advisory board, consisting of 10 appointed members and 6 ex officio members, established by the enabling legislation (Public Law 93-415) provides policy direction to the Institute.

What We Do

We provide training, technical assistance, information services, and policy/program development assistance to federal, state, and local corrections agencies. Through cooperative agreements, we award funds to support our program initiatives. We also provide leadership to influence correctional policies, practices, and operations nationwide in areas of emerging interest and concern to correctional executives and practitioners as well as public policymakers.

Our History

In September 1971, a major riot at New York's Attica prison focused national attention on corrections and the practice of imprisonment in the United States. In response to public concern and recognizing the problems in corrections facilities and programs at the State and local levels, Attorney General John N. Mitchell convened a National Conference on Corrections in Williamsburg, Virginia, in December 1971. Chief Justice Warren E. Burger, in his keynote address before the 450 conference participants, expressed support for the establishment of a national training academy for corrections. The training academy would:

  • Encourage the development of a body of corrections knowledge, coordinate research, and formulate policy recommendations.
  • Provide professional training of the highest quality for corrections employees and executives.
  • Provide a forum for the exchange of advanced ideas in corrections.
  • Bring about long-delayed improvements in the professionalism of the corrections field.

The National Institute of Corrections was created in 1974. It first received funding in 1977 as a line item in the Federal Bureau of Prisons budget.

Our Vision

"The National Institute of Corrections is a leader in contributing to a just and humane society."

Our Mission and Goals

"The National Institute of Corrections is a center of learning, innovation and leadership that shapes and advances effective correctional practice and public policy."

Strategic Goals

Goal I: To advance the field of corrections.
Goal II: To ensure NIC creates and sustains internal excellence and organizational learning and creates the highest customer value.

Our Organizational Structure

The National Institute of Corrections (NIC) is administered by a Director appointed by the U.S. Attorney General. A 16-member Advisory Board provides policy direction to the Institute. The Institute has a core staff of 51, augmented by experienced corrections specialists on loan for 2-year periods from state and local governments and others assigned from the Federal Bureau of Prisons.

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