National Institute of Corrections 2011 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Solicitation for a Cooperative Agreement-Jail as Part of County Government: Review and Revision
Document Number: 2011-33114
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-12-27
Agency: Department of Justice, National Institute of Corrections
The National Institute of Corrections (NIC) Jails Division is seeking applications for the revision of its Jail as Part of County Government training program. The project will be for a 9-month period and will be completed 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, in-depth knowledge of: (1) The purpose, functions, and operational complexities of local jails, (2) liability issues common in jails, (3) the nature of the relationship between jail officials and their funding authorities, (4) the challenges inherent in the unique relationship between an elected sheriff and the local funding authority, (5) the resource constraints faced by many local governments and their jails, and (6) strategies for creating a productive working relationship between jail officials and their funding authority. Also, the applicant must demonstrate expertise and experience in developing curricula based on adult learning principles, specifically the Instructional Theory into Practice (ITIP) model.
Solicitation for a Cooperative Agreement: Strategic Essentials for the Advancement of Women Executives in Corrections
Document Number: 2011-32121
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-12-15
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 an 18-month cooperative agreement to provide for the revision of Strategic Development of the Executive Woman, and to plan and deliver the program in 2012. NIC continues to build upon the success of its women's-only programming, where gender barriers are eliminated and acceleration of learning is possible. The award recipient will become familiar with the work currently being done at NIC that provides for an understanding of the history and future development goals for this series. The award includes responsibility for the updated Instructional Theory into Practice (ITIP) formatted curriculum, and in collaboration with the NIC Research and Information Services Division, an evaluation of the initial program delivery using the NIC training evaluation protocol. This should represent a minimal cost to the award recipient. The project will also address strategies for additional learning and networking upon training completion.
Solicitation for a Cooperative Agreement-Production of Five Live Satellite/Internet Broadcasts
Document Number: 2011-28633
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-11-04
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 with NIC for up to twelve months to begin January 2012. Through this cooperative agreement, funds will be made available for the production of a minimum of five live satellite/Internet broadcasts. All of the proposed satellite/Internet programs are three- hour nationwide broadcasts. This agreement also includes the production of pre-recorded video clips and screen captures that will serve to enhance the instructional value of the broadcast or otherwise enhance the ``look and feel'' of visual materials, the set, or other items to be used during the broadcast.
Advisory Board Meeting
Document Number: 2011-27157
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-10-24
Agency: Department of Justice, National Institute of Corrections
Advisory Board Meeting
Document Number: 2011-25880
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-10-11
Agency: Department of Justice, National Institute of Corrections
Solicitation for a Cooperative Agreement-Management of Technical Assistance for Selected Sites in NIC's “Evidence-Based Decision Making in Local Criminal Justice Systems” Project
Document Number: 2011-20520
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-08-12
Agency: National Institute of Corrections, Department of Justice
The National Institute of Corrections (NIC) Community Services Division is soliciting proposals from organizations, groups, or individuals to enter into a cooperative agreement with NIC for up to twelve months beginning in September 2011. Work under this cooperative agreement is part of larger NIC project, ``Evidence-Based Decision Making (EBDM) in Local Criminal Justice Systems.'' Work under this cooperative agreement will be coordinated with recipients of other awards providing services under Phase III of this project. Specifically, under this cooperative agreement, the recipient will, (1) provide technical assistance to four Phase III ``Tier II'' sites that have already been identified, and (2) provide ad hoc technical assistance to other non-EBDM sites to be determined together with the NIC staff.
Solicitation for a Cooperative Agreement: Curriculum Development for Women Offenders; Developing an Agency-Wide Approach
Document Number: 2011-19561
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-08-03
Agency: Department of Justice, National Institute of Corrections
The National Institute of Corrections (NIC) is seeking applications from organizations, groups or individuals to enter into a cooperative agreement for an 18-month period for the development and piloting of a curriculum specific to working with justice involved women. NIC has developed and delivered a number of training programs specific to management of women offenders. Each such program targets varied audiences and objectives, all with the common goal of improving justice system and individual outcomes for women offenders in the criminal justice system. Since the original ``Women Offenders: Developing an Agency-Wide Approach'' was delivered, significant findings specific to women have emerged, increasing our understanding of the risk, needs, and strengths of this population. This solicitation is for the development of a blended-learning curriculum that can be used to guide correctional leadership teams representing jails, prisons, and/or community corrections in planning an agency-wide process for the effective management of justice involved women. The curriculum will incorporate research-based information and will reflect adult learning theory using blended learning and Web-based technology.
Solicitation for a Cooperative Agreement-Two Hearings of the National Institute of Corrections Advisory Board
Document Number: 2011-19223
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-07-29
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 no later than September 1, 2011. Work under this cooperative agreement will involve organizing two hearings of the NIC Advisory Board. The hearings will assist the Board in providing directions to NIC and the corrections field on the subject of organizational culture (hearing 1) and cost containment (hearing 2). The first hearing will be held on November 2-3, 2011 in San Diego, California. The second hearing will be held in April or May 2012 in Aurora, Colorado (note that the site for hearing 2 will be the National Correctional Academy in Aurora, Colorado).
Solicitation for a Cooperative Agreement-Quarterly Publication of a “Corrections Mental Health Newsletter”
Document Number: 2011-18986
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-07-27
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 the ``Corrections Mental Health Newsletter'' quarterly and provide 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 released in Fall/Winter 2011 and continue quarterly thereafter for the next fiscal year. The recipient of this award may be awarded a cooperative agreement for up to two successive years in 2012 and 2013 to continue the publication.
Solicitation for a Cooperative Agreement; Correctional Health Care Executive Curriculum Development
Document Number: 2011-18985
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-07-27
Agency: Department of Justice, National Institute of Corrections
The National Institute of Corrections (NIC) Administration Division is seeking applications for the development of a competency- based correctional health care executive curriculum to train two-person teams comprised of a Warden, Associate Warden, or Jail Administrator and a Health Services Administrator. This project will be for an eighteen-month period. NIC Administration Division staff will direct the project and will participate in curriculum design, lesson plan development, and the creation of related material.
Solicitation for a Cooperative Agreement-Training and Related Assistance for Indian Country Jails
Document Number: 2011-18614
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-07-25
Agency: Department of Justice, National Institute of Corrections
The National Institute of Corrections (NIC) Jails Division is
Solicitation for a Cooperative Agreement: Developing a Method for Conducting an Internal Evaluation of Gender-Informed Policy and Practice
Document Number: 2011-18409
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-07-21
Agency: Department of Justice, National Institute of Corrections
The National Institute of Corrections (NIC) is seeking applications from organizations, groups, or individuals to enter into a cooperative agreement for an 18-month period to develop and pilot a methodology for correctional organizations to conduct an internal evaluation of their current policy and practice for working with women offenders. This methodology must cover a broad range of domains, such as leadership, external collaboration, management and operations, sanctions, assessment and case planning, and programs and services. The methodology must be concise but informative enough to be used by an organization with an understanding of evidence-based practices that incorporate gender-informed research and information. Additional consideration may be given to an applicant who can incorporate into the methodology those elements applicable to institutional and community corrections environments. The methodology should also include supplemental information that addresses an organization's readiness for change and a template that will help organizations initiate an internal strategic planning process. This award will also cover the piloting of the methodology, which should include both onsite work and use of Web- based technology, post-pilot revisions to the methodology based on feedback, and a design for conducting a process evaluation to measure the efficacy of the methodology. The goal of this solicitation is to create and provide a methodology for organizations to (1) Conduct an abbreviated internal evaluation of their policies and practices specific to women and (2) begin to plan strategically to initiate the type of change required within their agency to reach their desired objectives. Information gathered by organizations using this methodology could also form the basis for resource requests from funding entities, formulation of technical assistance requests to external sources, and a vehicle to advance internal quality assurance. The awardee will work closely with designated NIC staff on all aspects of the project to ensure understanding of and agreement on the scope of work to be performed, and to work with other identified experts as well who are recognized for their expertise and practical experience in working with justice- involved women. To be considered, applicants must demonstrate, at a minimum: In- depth knowledge of research and practice regarding gender-informed (women) and evidence-based practices, organizational readiness, strategic planning, and process evaluation; In-depth knowledge of the practices, programs, and complexities specific to the operation of women's correctional facilities and awareness of the issues relevant to women on community release and under supervision; In-depth knowledge about the risks, needs, strengths, and capacity for resiliency with justice-involved women; Specific examples of expertise in directing project design and implementation; Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with other experts in the field of gender-informed practices; Ability and capacity to conduct Web-based events.
Solicitation for a Cooperative Agreement-Evaluating Early Access to Medicaid as a Reentry Strategy
Document Number: 2011-16844
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-07-06
Agency: Department of Justice, National Institute of Corrections
The National Institute of Corrections (NIC) Administration Division is seeking applications for the development, implementation, and evaluation of a project to assess the effects of access to Medicaid at the time of release from incarceration on reentry outcomes, including health care utilization, employment success, and recidivism. The recipient of the award will work in a partnership with the selected state's prisons, jails, and Medicaid agency to implement and evaluate the project. This project will be conducted over a 36-month period. This cooperative agreement is a collaborative project between the National Institute of Corrections and the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation (ASPE), U.S. Department of Health of Human Services (HHS). To be considered, applicants must demonstrate at a minimum (1) In- depth knowledge of the criminal justice and healthcare fields, (2) experience working with local jails, state prisons, and state Medicaid agencies, (3) the capacity to engage local jails, state prisons, and state Medicaid agencies participation in this project, and (4) the experience and organizational capacity to carry out the goals of this project.
New Jail Planning Initiative; Review and Revision
Document Number: 2011-14050
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-06-08
Agency: Department of Justice, National Institute of Corrections
Solicitation for a Cooperative Agreement: Document-Tools for Implementing Inmate Behavior Management; Setting Measurable Goals
Document Number: 2011-14048
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-06-08
Agency: Department of Justice, National Institute of Corrections
The National Institute of Corrections (NIC) Jails Division is seeking applications for the development of a written guide on how to set measurable goals to ensure success in implementing the six elements of inmate behavior management (IBM), as defined by NIC. This document will be written in the context of inmate behavior management, which is described under SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION below. This project will be for an 18-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) awareness of the diversity among local jails in terms of size, resources, and levels of sophistication, (3) in-depth knowledge of the six elements of inmate behavior management, as defined by NIC, (4) expertise in defining and measuring goals within the context of inmate behavior management, and (5) ability to develop and write documents for publication.
Solicitation for a Cooperative Agreement: Document-Tools in Assessing Inmates' Risks & Needs: The Assessment Interview
Document Number: 2011-13394
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-05-31
Agency: Department of Justice, National Institute of Corrections
The National Institute of Corrections (NIC) Jails Division is seeking applications for the development of a written guide on how to use interviews to determine inmate risks and needs within the jail environment more accurately. This document will be written in the context of inmate behavior management, which is described under Supplementary Information below. This project will be for an 18-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) awareness of the diversity among local jails in terms of size, resources, and levels of sophistication, (3) in-depth knowledge of the six elements of inmate behavior management, as defined by NIC, and (4) ability to develop and write documents for publication.
Advisory Board Meeting
Document Number: 2011-12818
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-05-26
Agency: Department of Justice, National Institute of Corrections
Solicitation for a Cooperative Agreement-New Jail Planning Initiative: Review and Revision
Document Number: 2011-12455
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-05-20
Agency: Department of Justice, National Institute of Corrections
The National Institute of Corrections (NIC) Jails Division is seeking applications for the revision of its services related to new jail planning. The project will be for an 18-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) extensive experience in the roles of architect and planner in the new-jail planning process, as taught by NIC (see Supplementary Information), and (3) expertise and experience in developing curricula based on adult learning principles, specifically the Instructional Theory Into Practice (ITIP) model.
Advisory Board Meeting
Document Number: 2011-3097
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-02-14
Agency: Department of Justice, National Institute of Corrections
Solicitation for a Cooperative Agreement-State Jail Inspector: Training Curriculum Revision and Update
Document Number: 2011-2322
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-02-03
Agency: Department of Justice, National Institute of Corrections
The National Institute of Corrections (NIC) Jails Division is seeking applications for the revision and update of its curriculum for State jail inspector training. The project will be for a 12-month period and will be completed 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 variety, scope, legal standing, and application of State jail inspections, (2) experience working with the nation's State jail inspectors, (3) experience in conducting jail inspections, and (4) expertise and experience in developing curriculums based on adult learning principles as reflected in the Instructional Theory into Practice (ITIP) model.