National Institute of Corrections 2009 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Solicitation for a Cooperative Agreement: Document Development-Working With Mental Illness in Corrections: A Framework, Strategies and Best Practices
Document Number: E9-29958
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-12-16
Agency: Department of Justice, National Institute of Corrections
The National Institute of Corrections (NIC) is soliciting proposals from organizations, groups or individuals to enter into a cooperative agreement for the development of a document to provide correctional administrators and practitioners in jails, prisons and community corrections a framework/model and guide to implement best strategies and practices to work with offenders diagnosed with mental illness or demonstrate mental health problems.
Solicitation for a Cooperative Agreement-The Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA) Technical Assistance Project
Document Number: E9-29011
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-12-04
Agency: Department of Justice, National Institute of Corrections
The National Institute of Corrections (NIC) is soliciting proposals from organizations, groups, or individuals to enter into a cooperative agreement for a 12-month period to begin in February 2010. Section 5 of the Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA) requires NIC to provide ``training and education programs for Federal, State, and local authorities responsible for the prevention, investigation, and punishment of instances of prison rape.'' NIC's technical assistance program is used to provide much of this training and education. Work under this cooperative agreement award will continue the technical assistance component of NIC's PREA Initiative.
Solicitation for a Cooperative Agreement: Employment Retention
Document Number: E9-29008
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-12-04
Agency: Department of Justice, National Institute of Corrections
The National Institute of Corrections (NIC) is soliciting proposals from organizations, groups, or individuals who would like to enter into an eighteen-month cooperative agreement to develop a competency-based curriculum to train Employment Retention Specialists,
Solicitation for a Cooperative Agreement: Quarterly Publication of a “Corrections Mental Health Newsletter”
Document Number: E9-29004
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-12-04
Agency: Department of Justice, National Institute of Corrections
The National Institute of Corrections (NIC) is soliciting proposals from organizations, groups or individuals to enter into a cooperative agreement for a twelve-month period to publish a ``Corrections Mental Health Newsletter'' on a quarterly basis providing up-to-date information, news, research, relevant issues, highlighted training and programs, etc. to a correctional audience responsible for, and interested in mental health issues in community corrections, prisons and jails. It is expected that such a newsletter will be published quarterly with the first publication anticipated to be released in February/March 2010 and continue quarterly thereafter for the calendar year. The recipient of this award may be awarded a cooperative agreement for up to two successive years in 2011 and 2012 to continue the publication.
Solicitation for a Cooperative Agreement-Production of Four Satellite/Internet Broadcasts and Produce Three Stand-Alone DVDs
Document Number: E9-26293
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-11-02
Agency: Department of Justice, National Institute of Corrections
The Department of Justice (DOJ), National Institute of Corrections (NIC) announces the availability of funds in FY 2010 for a cooperative agreement to fund the production of four satellite/internet broadcasts and produce three DVDs. Three of the proposed satellite programs are nationwide satellite/internet broadcasts (three hours each). One of the programs is eight-hours in length and will be a live broadcast for trainers and facilitators on ``How to Use the Developed DVD.''
Solicitation for a Cooperative Agreement: A “Systems Approach” for Workforce Performance-Curriculum Development
Document Number: E9-25960
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-10-28
Agency: Department of Justice, National Institute of Corrections
The National Institute of Corrections (NIC) is soliciting proposals from organizations, groups or individuals to enter into a cooperative agreement to develop and field test a 36-hour curriculum to train a multi-disciplinary staff in state correctional agencies and prison systems. The time of the cooperative agreement is for a twelve month period. Two training pilots at sites selected by NIC will be completed no later than September 30, 2010, with a final curriculum delivered to NIC no later than December 30, 2010.
Solicitation for a Cooperative Agreement: Subject Matter Experts Meetings on Organizational Culture and Performance
Document Number: E9-16744
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-07-15
Agency: Department of Justice, National Institute of Corrections
The National Institute of Corrections (NIC) is soliciting proposals from organizations, groups, or individuals to enter into a cooperative agreement for a 12-month period to begin in September, 2009. Work under this cooperative agreement will involve organizing up to four meetings of subject matter experts to assist NIC and the corrections field in ongoing work in the area of organizational culture and performance. Likely topics for the meetings include improving methods for evaluating organizational culture assessments using focus groups, the use of staff surveys in correctional agencies, culture change in correctional systems, and culture assessment and change in community corrections agencies.
Solicitation for a Cooperative Agreement-The Instructional Theory Into Practice (ITIP) Guidance Tools Project
Document Number: E9-15883
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-07-07
Agency: Department of Justice, National Institute of Corrections
The National Institute of Corrections (NIC) is soliciting proposals from organizations, groups, or individuals to enter into a cooperative agreement for a nine month project period. Work under this agreement will result in a ``tool kit'' to aid those charged with assessing the quality of lesson plans to include performance objectives, content delivery strategies, training activities, and supplemental materials. The tool kit will be framed around the Instructional Theory Into Practice model. In addition to providing assessment guidance, the tool kit will provide a brief history of the model, a description of the relevant research, a glossary, and a list of relevant references and websites.
Solicitation for a Cooperative Agreement-Direct Supervision: Curriculum Development
Document Number: E9-15548
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-07-01
Agency: Department of Justice, National Institute of Corrections
The National Institute of Corrections (NIC), Jails Division, is seeking applications for the development of two training program curricula: one that focuses on the role of the housing-unit officer and shift supervisor in a direct supervision jail and another that focuses on the role of the administrator in a direct supervision jail. The project will be for an eighteen-month period, and will be carried out in conjunction with the NIC Jails Division. NIC Jails Division staff will direct the project and will participate in curriculum design, lesson plan development, and the creation of training-related materials.
Solicitation for a Cooperative Agreement-Large Jail Administration: Training Curriculum Development
Document Number: E9-14050
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-06-16
Agency: Department of Justice, National Institute of Corrections
The National Institute of Corrections (NIC), Jails Division, is seeking applications for the development of curricula on the administration of large jails (jails with 1,000 or more beds). The project will be for an eighteen-month period and will be carried out in conjunction with the NIC Jails Division. The awardee will work closely with NIC staff on all aspects of the project. To be considered, applicants must demonstrate, at a minimum, (1) in-depth knowledge of the purpose, functions, and operational complexities of local jails, (2) expertise on the key elements in jail administration (see ``Supplementary Information''), (3) expertise on the implications of jail size for implementing these elements, (4) experience in developing curriculum, based on adult learning principles, and (5) extensive experience in working with local jails on issues related to administration and operations.
Solicitation for a Cooperative Agreement-National Sheriffs' Institute: Training Program Review, Delivery, Revision, and Evaluation
Document Number: E9-12629
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-06-01
Agency: Department of Justice, National Institute of Corrections
The National Institute of Corrections (NIC), Jails Division, is seeking applications for the review, delivery, evaluation, and revision of the curriculum for the National Sheriffs' Institute (NSI), which is co-sponsored by the National Institute of Corrections (NIC) and the National Sheriffs' Association (NSA). The NSI is a seven-day training program designed to introduce first-term sheriffs to leadership concepts as they apply to the Office of Sheriff. The project will be for a three-year period and will be carried out in conjunction with the NIC Jails Division. The awardee will work closely with NIC staff on all aspects of the project. To be considered, applicants must demonstrate, at a minimum: (1) Knowledge of the leadership role of sheriffs in their organization, local criminal justice system, and community; (2) in-depth expertise on contemporary leadership principles, concepts, and practices and their application to the leadership roles of sheriffs; (3) ability to conduct training, based on adult learning principles, on leadership principles, concepts, and practices; and (4) experience in conducting training for first-term sheriffs on their leadership roles.
Solicitation for a Cooperative Agreement: Green Corrections
Document Number: E9-11964
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-05-22
Agency: Department of Justice, National Institute of Corrections
The National Institute of Corrections (NIC) is soliciting proposals from organizations, groups, or individuals who would like to enter an 8-month cooperative agreement to write a 45-50 page white paper exploring implementation strategies to introduce and increase awareness of environmental and conservation efforts to the field of corrections.
Solicitation for a Cooperative Agreement-Women Offenders: Gender Responsive Approaches to Risk and Need Assessment
Document Number: E9-11530
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-05-18
Agency: Department of Justice, National Institute of Corrections
The National Institute of Corrections is seeking through a cooperative agreement award to fund further support, development and dissemination of the Women's Risk and Need Assessment Instruments. The Women's Risk and Need Assessment Instruments were developed via a cooperative agreement with a national university and include gender responsive assessments for use in institutional settings and community settings (probation, parole).
Solicitation for a Cooperative Agreement-Evidence Based Strategic Planning in Southern California
Document Number: E9-8467
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-04-14
Agency: Department of Justice, National Institute of Corrections
The National Institute of Corrections (NIC), Community Corrections Division, is seeking applications for the development of evidence based strategic plans in four Southern California County Probation Departments. Efforts to develop initial plans in county probation departments will happen over a 9-month period, and will be carried out in conjunction with the NIC Community Corrections Division. NIC Community Corrections staff will direct and participate in the planning efforts to ensure consistency with other evidence based planning and implementation work coordinated through NIC. Note that this particular Cooperative Agreement is intended to cover only the initial strategic planning phase for each site, as described below in the section entitled Supplementary Information.
Solicitation for a Cooperative Agreement: The Norval Morris Project
Document Number: E9-7699
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-04-06
Agency: Department of Justice, National Institute of Corrections
The National Institute of Corrections (NIC) is soliciting proposals from organizations, groups, or individuals to enter into a cooperative agreement for a 12-month period to begin in May, 2009. Work under this agreement will continue NIC's Norval Morris Project. Dr. Morris was instrumental in creating NIC over 30 years ago and remained a guiding influence as a charter member of the NIC Advisory Board until the day he passed away in February 2004. Shortly after his death, the NIC Advisory Board created the Norval Morris project to honor his many contributions to the field and carry on the sprit of his work.
Solicitation for a Cooperative Agreement-Direct Supervision: Curriculum Development
Document Number: E9-6113
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-03-20
Agency: Department of Justice, National Institute of Corrections
The National Institute of Corrections, Jails Division, is seeking applications for the development of two training-program curricula: one that focuses on the role of the housing-unit officer and shift supervisor in a direct supervision jail and another that focuses on the role of the administrator in a direct supervision jail. The project will be for an eighteen-month period, and will be carried out in conjunction with the NIC Jails Division. NIC Jails Division staff will direct the project and will participate in curriculum design, lesson plan development, and the creation of related training materials.
Solicitation for a Cooperative Agreement: Document-A Guide to Developing a Jail Information System
Document Number: E9-5406
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-03-12
Agency: Department of Justice, National Institute of Corrections
The National Institute of Corrections, Jails Division, is seeking applications for the development of a document that provides jail administrators, managers, and technical support staff with a practical guide to developing and using a jail information system.
Solicitation for a Cooperative Agreement-Transition From Prison to Community (TPC)
Document Number: E9-1283
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-01-23
Agency: Department of Justice, National Institute of Corrections
Helping offenders make a successful transition from prison back into the community has been the focus of much interest in recent years. In 2001, the National Institute of Corrections (NIC) launched its Transition From Prison to the Community (TPC) initiative to bring the best of practical thinking and research knowledge to this issue. The goal was to articulate a comprehensive and strategic approach to transition that incorporates the lessons of evidence-based practice, emphasizes the importance of collaboration, and provides a practical tool for use by corrections agencies and their governmental and community partners. The TPC model was developed and NIC is now bringing to conclusion extensive implementation assistance to a first set of eight states. The TPC Reentry Handbook (see ``Background'') provides a thorough record of that initiative and what has been learned so far. Building specifically on NIC's efforts to date, this cooperative agreement award will deliver TPC technical assistance to a new set of approximately six states and the provider, in conjunction with NIC, and will continue to advance the model and develop products that can assist non-participating jurisdictions who have an interest in TPC implementation. Since a system change initiative of this scale and scope is complex and time consuming it is expected that new states will require TPC assistance for three years. This initial 12-month phase is expected to be followed by 12 month funding from each of the next two fiscal years for a full 36-month project duration. However, year's two and three funding is subject to satisfactory performance by the provider and availability of funds for NIC to make subsequent TPC continuation awards. Therefore, applications will be reviewed specifically for the ``Year One'' proposal and work plan, as well as vision and demonstrated competence to complete necessary subsequent year tasks like document development and electronic dissemination of information to non- participating jurisdictions.