Solicitation for a Cooperative Agreement-Production of Seven Satellite/Internet Broadcasts
The Department of Justice (DOJ), National Institute of Corrections (NIC) announces the availability of funds in FY 2009 for a cooperative agreement to fund the production of seven satellite/ Internet broadcasts. Five of the proposed satellite programs are nationwide satellite/Internet broadcasts (three and four hours each). One of the programs is eight-hours in length and is for site coordinators as a precursor to a 32-hour program. Another is a satellite/Internet Training Program which will be sixteen hours in length (four hours each day, Monday through Thursday). There will be a total of 39 hours of broadcast time in FY 2009.
Solicitation for a Cooperative Agreement: Gender Responsive Management and Practice Assessment (Facility Version)
The National Institute of Corrections (NIC) is soliciting proposals from organizations, groups or individuals who would like to enter into a cooperative agreement with NIC to work with an advisory team of experts on gender-informed policy and practice to complete the design and initial testing of a women offender policy and practice assessment protocol.
Solicitation for a Cooperative Agreement: Document-Inmate Behavior Management: Keeping Inmates Productively Occupied
The National Institute of Corrections, Jails Division, is seeking applications for the development of a document that provides jail practitioners with a guide on developing and implementing programs and activities for jail inmates, as part of an overall strategy to manage inmate behavior.
Solicitation for A Cooperative Agreement: Continuation of Evidence Based Implementation in Maricopa County, AZ, and Orange County, CA
Through this twelve month cooperative agreement NIC will build on work started in 2002 to implement systemwide evidence based policy and practices (EBP). This award will complete work already started in Maricopa County, Arizona, and Orange County, California, to enable them to sustain their rates of ongoing progress in terms of measured recidivism outcomes and other productivity indicators through time. Measured progress must be made in all organizational and system alignment areas indicated in the strategic plans already developed by both sites.
Solicitation for a Cooperative Agreement: To Develop a Series of Papers on Parole
The National Institute of Corrections (NIC) is soliciting proposals from organizations, groups or individuals who would like to enter into a cooperative agreement with NIC to develop a series of five papers related to parole with a primary audience of parole board members, parole staff, governors, appointing authorities, and related criminal justice agencies. The five papers will be developed over an eighteen month time. The initial paper will address core competencies for parole board members and executive parole staff in paroling authorities. Additional topics for this series will be determined by NIC and the vendor. Project Goal: The overall goal of the initial paper is the development of a document on core competencies for parole board members and executive staff. This document will address the following: Describe the competencies needed to be a parole board member, parole chair and executive parole staff; Clarify how the competencies relate to the role of parole with other stakeholders within the criminal justice systems; Describe the organizational structures within the parole office that support the development and operation of competencies; Examine how competencies promote the use of EBP in parole and revocation decision making; Illustrate how governors, appointing authorities, and parole boards can use the competencies to make selection and hiring decisions. The core competencies must conform to the principles presented in the documents ``Comprehensive Framework for Paroling Authorities in an Era of Evidence-Based Practices'', the ``Correctional Leadership Competencies for the 21st Century for Executives and Senior-Level Leaders'', and the ``Correctional Leadership Competencies for the 21st Century for Manager and Supervisor Levels''. These documents can be found at the following links: https://nicic.org/Downloads/PDF/Library/ 022906.pdf (NIC Accession no. 022906), https://www.nicic.org/pubs/2005/ 020474.pdf (NIC Accession no. 020474) and https://nicic.org/Downloads/ PDF/Library/020475.pdf (NIC Accession no. 020475).
Solicitation for a Cooperative Agreement: Training for Parole Board Members
The National Institute of Corrections (NIC) is soliciting proposals from organizations, groups or individuals who would like to enter into a cooperative agreement with NIC to develop a 24-36 hour field tested curriculum to train parole board members. The curriculum should include a blended approach to training utilizing instructor-led face-to-face and Web-based instructional delivery strategies.
Solicitation for a Cooperative Agreement-Inmate Behavior Management: Implementation and Evaluation
This project has two areas of focus: Assistance to selected jails in implementing the six elements of inmate behavior management and evaluation of the process and impact of implementation. The project award will be for a two-year period, and the project will be carried out in conjunction with the NIC Jails Division. The awardee will work closely with NIC Jails Division staff.
Solicitation for a Cooperative Agreement: Document: A Guide To Planning Jail Programs
The National Institute of Corrections, Jails Division, is seeking applications for the development of a document that provides jail staff with a guide on developing and implementing programs for jail inmates.
Solicitation for a Cooperative Agreement: Identifying Characteristics of High Performing Correctional Organizations
The National Institute of Corrections (NIC) is soliciting proposals from organizations, groups or individuals to enter into a cooperative agreement for a 12-month, developmental phase of a new initiative, ``Identifying the Characteristics of High Performing Correctional Organizations.'' This project will focus on developing a methodology to allow organizations to build from their strengths to identify and bridge gaps between current performance and optimal performance in terms of efficiency, effectiveness and accountability. Project Goal: The products from this cooperative agreement will be to establish a model, accompanying assessment methodology, and appropriate performance measures that define a high performance correctional agency or system. The model will synthesize the literature about building high-performance organizations into diagnostic tools that can be put to practical use by organizations to understand their business practices and overall performance. The intended user of the tools are local and state operated jails, prisons and community corrections agencies or systems. The intended outcome for this project is to establish a model, assessment methodology, performance indicators, and practical strategies to (1) Develop ways to address agency inefficiencies that result from the lack of a ``holistic'' and integrated perspective; (2) establish a core set of values or guiding principles that agencies can apply to correctional disciplines to enhance business practices; (3) improve organizational performance by assessing strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, resources and threats; (4) prioritize goals and objectives; and (5) contain costs associated with operating correctional agencies and systems. This project will: Define the ``hard side'' of correctional organizations i.e. strategic plan, mission statement, capacity building, policy/procedure etc; their leadership and management philosophy; organizational structure; and other operational characteristics. Identify methods to improve the infrastructure, activities, and outputs of correctional organizations to be better aligned with operational practices, community partnerships, offender reentry and the best use of resources. Identify evidence based and/or best practices. Develop and test tools that can be put to practical use. Develop methods to measure the degree to which correctional organizations are functioning that comprises the actual output or result measured against its intended outputs or goals and objectives in determining performance.
Solicitation for a Cooperative Agreement-Administrative Support for the NIC Learning Center
The National Institute of Corrections (NIC) has implemented Learn.com's Learn Center learning management system (LMS) to manage the NIC Learning Center. NIC has used this LMS for the past four years to manage its Web-based training (WBT). Through this cooperative agreement, services offered through the Learning Center will be expanded to bring access to all NIC training opportunities available through this system.
Solicitation for a Cooperative Agreement: Update and Expansion of Civil Liabilities Guidebook for Probation/Parole
The National Institute of Corrections (NIC) is soliciting proposals from qualified organizations or individuals who would like to enter into an 18-month cooperative agreement with NIC. It is intended that the following three products will be delivered by the awardee during the 18-month time period: Revision and updating of the NIC document entitled Civil Liabilities and Other Legal Issues for Probation/Parole Officers and Supervisors, Third Edition, U.S. Department of Justice, National Institute of Corrections; Rolando V. del Carmen and Maldine Beth Barnhill, Gene Bonham, Jr., Lance Hignite, & Todd Jermstad, Sam Houston State University, 2001; Development of an Executive Supplement for directors and chiefs of probation, parole and other community corrections agencies that identifies legal issues and responsibilities unique to their chief executive level positions; Development of various adult learning vehicles for training and dissemination of the material in the Fourth Edition of the core document as well as the new Executive Supplement.
Solicitation for a Cooperative Agreement-Video Production: New Jail Planning
The National Institute of Corrections (NIC), Jails Division, is seeking applications for the development and production of a broadcast quality, educational DVD covering the five phases of new jail planning.
Solicitation for a Cooperative Agreement-Evidence Based Decision Making for Local Criminal Justice Systems
The National Institute of Corrections (NIC) is soliciting proposals from organizations, groups or individuals who would like to enter into a cooperative agreement with NIC for the eighteen month development phase of a new initiative, ``Evidence Based Decision Making for Local Criminal Justice Systems'' (justice systems). Project Goal: The overall goal of the initiative is to establish and test articulated linkages (information tools and protocols) between local criminal justice decisions and the application of human and organizational change principles (evidence based practices) to achieve measurable reduction of pretrial misconduct and post-conviction risk of re-offending. The unique focus of the initiative is locally developed strategies of criminal justice officials (broadly defined below) that guide practice within existing sentencing statutes and rules. The initiative intends to: (1) Improve the quality of information that leads to making individual case decisions in local systems, and (2) engage these systems as policy making bodies to collectively improve the effectiveness and capacity of the decision processes related to pretrial release/sentencing options. The local officials will include judges, prosecutors, public defenders, court administrators, police, human service providers, county executives and legislators, and jail, probation and pretrial services agencies' administrators. Local criminal justice decisions are defined broadly to include dispositions regarding: Pretrial release or detention and the setting of bail and pretrial release conditions, pretrial diversion or post plea diversion ``sentences,'' charging and plea bargaining, sentencing of adjudicated offenders regarding use of community and custody options, mitigation or reduction of sentences, and responses to violations of conditions of pretrial release and community sentences.
Solicitation for a Cooperative Agreement: Strategic Planning Coordinator, Kansas Evidence Based Practices Implementation Effort
The National Institute of Corrections (NIC) solicits proposals from organizations or individuals for a 12-month cooperative agreement to provide coaching on executive leadership and complex project management to achieve the implementation of evidence based practices (EBP) on offender risk reduction in the Kansas Department of Corrections (KDOC) Community Corrections Act oversight unit and a limited number of local community corrections agencies. The project is jointly supported by NIC and the JEHT Foundation. This Request for Proposals seeks a successful applicant to facilitate the strategic change process at both the KDOC oversight and selected local community corrections agencies levels. The coaching will include evidence based policy and practice related to decision making by criminal justice officials and stakeholders; organizational development knowledge and strategies; and assessment, case management and behavioral interventions for the State's adult felony probation population. The selected applicant will need to be available for on site facilitation and off site coaching beginning early April, 2008, and continuing for twelve months thereafter. An initial site visit including NIC and JEHT representation will be scheduled upon award of the cooperative agreement.