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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.
Solicitation for a Cooperative Agreement-Production of Seven Satellite/Internet Broadcasts
Document Number: E8-26241
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-11-04
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 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.
Advisory Board Meeting
Document Number: E8-21028
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-09-11
Agency: Department of Justice, National Institute of Corrections
Solicitation for a Cooperative Agreement: Gender Responsive Management and Practice Assessment (Facility Version)
Document Number: E8-18420
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-08-11
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 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
Document Number: E8-17729
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-08-04
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 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
Document Number: E8-17725
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-08-04
Agency: Department of Justice, National Institute of Corrections
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
Document Number: E8-16684
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-07-22
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 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: http://nicic.org/Downloads/PDF/Library/ 022906.pdf (NIC Accession no. 022906), http://www.nicic.org/pubs/2005/ 020474.pdf (NIC Accession no. 020474) and http://nicic.org/Downloads/ PDF/Library/020475.pdf (NIC Accession no. 020475).
Solicitation for a Cooperative Agreement: Training for Parole Board Members
Document Number: E8-15149
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-07-03
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 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
Document Number: E8-13553
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-06-17
Agency: Department of Justice, National Institute of Corrections
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
Document Number: E8-12455
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-06-04
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 staff with a guide on developing and implementing programs for jail inmates.
Solicitation for a Cooperative Agreement: Identifying Characteristics of High Performing Correctional Organizations
Document Number: E8-10728
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-05-14
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, 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.
Advisory Board Meeting
Document Number: E8-9986
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-05-07
Agency: Department of Justice, National Institute of Corrections
Solicitation for a Cooperative Agreement-Administrative Support for the NIC Learning Center
Document Number: E8-9455
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-04-30
Agency: Department of Justice, National Institute of Corrections
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
Document Number: E8-9453
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-04-30
Agency: Department of Justice, National Institute of Corrections
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
Document Number: E8-9448
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-04-30
Agency: Department of Justice, National Institute of Corrections
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
Document Number: E8-3264
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-02-22
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 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.
Advisory Board Meeting
Document Number: 08-534
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-02-07
Agency: Department of Justice, National Institute of Corrections
Solicitation for a Cooperative Agreement: Strategic Planning Coordinator, Kansas Evidence Based Practices Implementation Effort
Document Number: 08-391
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-01-31
Agency: Department of Justice, National Institute of Corrections
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.
Advisory Board Meeting
Document Number: 07-4714
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-09-25
Agency: Department of Justice, National Institute of Corrections
Advisory Board Meeting
Document Number: 07-2660
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-05-30
Agency: Department of Justice, National Institute of Corrections
Advisory Board Meeting
Document Number: 07-255
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-01-23
Agency: Department of Justice, National Institute of Corrections
Solicitation for a Cooperative Agreement-Transition From Jail to the Community (TJC)
Document Number: E6-21978
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-12-22
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 2007 for a cooperative agreement to initiate the project ``Transition From Jail to the Community'' (TJC). A cooperative agreement is a form of assistance relationship where NIC is substantially involved during the performance of the award. An award will be made to an organization who will, in concert with NIC, identify the method and approach in developing a jail/community transition program. An 18-month cooperative agreement award will be made to an organization that will help NIC design a jail/community transition model that will enhance the likelihood that persons released from jails do not commit crimes following release. Ultimately, the transition model will be implemented in a limited number of localities, the impact will be evaluated and knowledge will be shared broadly about what has been learned through focused assistance to those jurisdictions. During the initial award, the model will be developed, and two jurisdictions will be selected to begin testing it before expanding assistance (phase II) to include approximately four additional jurisdictions. Depending on the successful applicant's work plan, it is anticipated that phase II work will begin as a late task during this initial award or as an early task in what, future funding permitting, will be a subsequent implementation award to the same or different cooperative agreement awardee. No local jurisdictions have been identified as participants. NIC will make participant selections with the awardee at an appropriate point in the approved work plan. NIC views this effort as a comprehensive system change effort that could reasonably take jurisdictions at least two years to implement.
Advisory Board Meeting
Document Number: 06-6427
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-07-24
Agency: Department of Justice, National Institute of Corrections
Advisory Board Meeting
Document Number: 06-3744
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-04-19
Agency: Department of Justice, National Institute of Corrections
Advisory Board Meeting
Document Number: 06-178
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-01-10
Agency: Department of Justice, National Institute of Corrections
Solicitation for a Cooperative Agreement: Production of Nine Satellite/Internet Broadcasts
Document Number: 05-20190
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-10-07
Agency: Department of Justice, National Institute of Corrections
The Department of Justice (DOJ), Federal Bureau of Prisons (FBOP), National Institute of Corrections (NIC), is seeking applications to award a cooperative agreement for the production of satellite/Internet broadcasts. The cooperative agreement will be for a two-year period, but an award will be made for each of the two years contingent on the availability of funding for each fiscal year (e.g., FY 2006 and FY 2007.) Year 1 will consist of the following nine programs: Five of the proposed programs are nationwide satellite/ Internet broadcasts (three hours each.) The other four are satellite/ Internet Training Programs. Two of the four are ``site coordinator/ facilitator training'' (Training for Trainers) sessions consisting of eight hours of satellite/Internet training divided over two days. The remaining two training programs are 32-hour content-driven training programs. For each 32-hour program, there will be 16 hours of live broadcast satellite/Internet training over four days (supplemented by 16 hours of off-air activities directed by our trained site coordinators.) There will be a total of 63 hours of broadcast time in FY 2006. Approximately 3 months before awarding Year 2, and based on satisfactory performance during Year 1, the awardee will receive information about the amount of the award and the scope of work (which will require approximately the same type of support for 9 to 11 programs consisting of 70 to 82 hours of broadcast time.) Based on this information the awardee will be required to submit another application explaining how the work will be accomplished.
Advisory Board Meeting
Document Number: 05-19448
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-09-29
Agency: Department of Justice, National Institute of Corrections
Advisory Board Meeting
Document Number: 05-10204
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-05-23
Agency: Department of Justice, National Institute of Corrections
Advisory Board Meeting
Document Number: 05-5234
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-03-17
Agency: Department of Justice, National Institute of Corrections
Advisory Board Meeting
Document Number: 05-452
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-01-11
Agency: Department of Justice, National Institute of Corrections