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The National Institute of Corrections:

  • Free Registration for Trainings
  • The online catalog features interactive web trainings that the following topics: Administrative Professions, Communication, Computer Skills, Corrections Topics, Personal Development, Ethics, Finance, Human Resources, Leadership, Management, Mentoring, Diversity, Writing and Grammar, Project Management, Safety and Wellness, Team Building, Training, and Working with Difficult People.

NICIC Class Recommendations

Notes: *All descriptions and Information from NIC's Website

  • Motivational Interviewing (MI): Overview

    This course provides an overview of Motivational Interviewing (MI). By using specific techniques and applying MI, corrections professionals can help increase offenders’ motivation to make changes in their lives that will reduce their likelihood of reoffending. This course is a self-study orientation course and resource for corrections professionals as well as a classroom aid for supervisors and trainers. Estimated duration: 1 hour

  • NIC Frontline Learning Center

    The Frontline Learning Center is available to correctional officers, detention officers, probation and parole officers, re-entry specialists, correctional health professionals, and other correctional line staff wishing to take NIC e-courses. Learn more by reading the Frontline article in NIC's National Jail Exchange.

  • NIC PREA Learning Center

    The Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA) was signed into law September 4, 2003 and supports the elimination, reduction and prevention of sexual assault within the corrections systems. The PREA learning Center provides access to all corrections professionals wishing to complete the e-course, Your Role: Responding to Sexual Abuse.

  • The Pew Center

    Video: Reducing Recidivism 5 minutes. States spend $50 billion a year on corrections, yet more than four out of ten prisoners wind up back behind bars within three years of release. States can break this cycle of recidivism, and save money, by implementing evidence-based programs and policies including risk assessment, fiscal incentives and swift and certain sanctions.

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