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November-2016 Edition
Welcome to the NIC Information Center Dispatch!
In this issue:
  • NIC Spotlight: Evelyn Bush Honored with the Susan M. Hunter Award
  • NIC Divisions: Academy, Community, Jails, Prisons
  • What's New in the NIC Library
  • NIC Spotlight: Bernie Iszler earns the CPLP
  • Resources on Hot Topics
  • Upcoming NIC Training Events
  • About NIC
Evelyn Bush
NIC Spotlight:
AWEC's Honors Evelyn Bush with the 2016 Susan M. Hunter Award

This year Evelyn Bush recieved the prestigious Susan M. Hunter Award from the Association of Women Executives in Corrections (AWEC). The award is given to women who empower other women in corrections and exhibit commitment to women's leadership in corrections.

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NIC Divisions
NIC is comprised of four divisions, and the Information Center. The divisions are based on functions within the organization and the area of corrections that they serve. They are: The divisions are divided between offices in Washington, D.C. and Aurora, Colorado.
New In The Library
Pretrial Justice CLO WWVC
Pretrial Justice: How to Maximize Public Safety, Court Appearance and Release [Internet Broadcast]

This broadcast will answer these and other questions: What is the roadmap to pretrial justice reform? Where do we begin? What is the history of bail reform, and why is it important to your work today? What are the essential elements of a high functioning pretrial system?

The Corrections Learning Organization

This NIC White Paper explains how you can make your agency into a learning organization by utilizing the work of Peter Senge and following the example of the Blue Angels.

Working with Victims of Crime: An Integrated Approach for Community Supervision Professionals

This Guide provides a comprehensive overview of available information on victims’ rights and services. It is informed by the foundational work of many advocates, academics and community corrections professionals.

Bernie Iszler Earns the CPLP® Credential from the ATD Certification Institute


National Institute of Corrections is pleased to announce that Bernie Iszler, Corrections Program Specialist, has earned the Certified Professional in Learning and Performance® credential from ATD CI (the Association for Talent Development Certification Institute), formerly ASTD CI. Earning the CPLP certification means Bernie Iszler possesses the knowledge and skills to be a top performer in the talent development field. Becoming a CPLP provides credibility by recognizing that an individual has an overall understanding of the ten Areas of Expertise for talent development as defined by the ATD Competency Model™, and can apply this knowledge in the workplace.

Click here to read an interview with Bernie Iszler

Resources on Hot Topics

CBT image The following is a list of resources that have been hand-picked by our library team. If you would like some additional research assistance, please contact our help desk. They have access to specialized databases and thousands of resources you won't find online.

  • Redemption and Certificates of Rehabilitation
    This page contains resources on: Redemption - the process of lifting the burden of the prior record (Blumstein and Nakamura, 2010). Certificates of Rehabilitation - The Certificate serves as an official document to demonstrate an individual’s rehabilitation, which could result in enhanced employment opportunities (also referred to as Restoration of Rights or Certificate of Relief from Disabilities or Certificate of Good Conduct).
  • Correctional Anti-Human Trafficking Initiative (CAHTI)
    In response to a new threat to correctional operations and the welfare of inmates, NIC has begun its initial efforts in the area on correctional anti-human trafficking. As we understand the law, this would involve a person under the correctional jurisdiction/supervision being coerced into a sex trade/act for someone else's commercial gain. It is our goal to develop strategies for creating both staff and inmate awareness of the issues, and continue to operate in a manner that reflects our commitment to safety and security.
  • NIC's 2016 Virtual Conference: Leading with Innovation
    Last week NIC hosted the third annual Virtual Conference. It is a dynamic platform for sharing information with the field of corrections in a virtual online setting. This year’s conference focused on current and emergent innovations in correctional practice through a keynote address, workshops, interactive LiveChat, networking, discussion forums, and virtual information booths.

Upcoming Events
Register by: 12/15/2016
Orientation for New Pretrial Executives
Feb. 13, 2017 - Feb. 16, 2017--Extensive training that enhances the effectiveness of pretrial executives in maintaining and capitalizing existing services.
Register by: 12/26/2016
Thinking for a Change: Facilitator Training
Feb. 22, 2017 - Feb. 24, 2017--Thinking for a Change (T4C) is an integrated, cognitive behavioral change program for offenders that includes cognitive restructuring, social skills development, and development of problem solving skills. Correctional agencies can consider Thinking for a Change as one option in a continuum of interventions to address the cognitive, social, and emotional needs of their offender populations.
Register by: 01/03/2017
Executive Excellence Program
Feb. 26, 2017 - Mar. 10, 2017--This 10-month executive development program offers innovative learner-centered and competency-based training for future leaders of corrections agencies.
About NIC
Director The National Institute of Corrections (NIC) is an agency within the U.S. Department of Justice, Federal Bureau of Prisons. The Institute is headed by Jim Cosby, Director.
NIC provides training, technical assistance, information services, and policy/program development assistance to federal, state, and local corrections agencies. 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.
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