The PREA Resource Center (PRC) is a cooperative effort consisting of a broad coalition of organizations with expertise and resources in the fields of corrections, law enforcement, victims' services, and sexual abuse prevention response. The PRC serves as a central repository for the best research in the field on trends, prevention, and response strategies, and best practices in corrections. The PRC takes a lead in helping the corrections field to implement the Department of Justice’s national Prison Rape Elimination Act. The PRC website includes an extensive library, stories of efforts at compliance from around the country, information about national trainings, webinars, resources including tool kits and model policies, and a direct link to PRC staff who can answer your questions. The PRC serves multiple audiences, including correctional administrators, management, line staff, sheriffs and officers, community corrections personnel, juvenile detention administrators, and staff. In addition, resources for inmates’ families and for survivors of sexual abuse in confinement are available.
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 a Director appointed by the U.S. Attorney General. A 16-member Advisory Board, also appointed by the Attorney General, was established by the enabling legislation (Public Law 93-415) to provide policy direction to the Institute.
They provide training, technical assistance, information services, and policy/program development assistance to federal, state, and local corrections agencies. They 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.
The National Institute of Corrections (NIC) Community Corrections Collaborative Network (CCCN)—a network representing community corrections professionals—commissioned a position paper to explore the successes and challenges facing the community corrections field. The position paper, Community Corrections Collaborative Network: Safe and Smart Ways To Solve America’s Correctional Challenges, finds that community corrections are a critical part of the public safety system that supervises individuals under the legal authority in the community to reduce crime and victimization.
Community corrections are changing lives, reducing harm, and helping build communities, and they have strong public support. To succeed in the future, community corrections and their partners need to refocus resources on approaches that are proven to work; change laws, policies, and practices that do not work; target treatment and supervision only to those who need it; and reallocate resources appropriately. Also to succeed in the future, community corrections and their partners need to expand the capacity of the field to take on new challenges and designate resources appropriately.
1. Marketplace.cms.gov: This is our partnership page that has a wide variety of tools and resources to help you help people prepare to apply, enroll and get coverage in 2014. At this site, you will find the following information in public domain:
• Education sessions, training materials, and resources;
• Multimedia presentations explaining the Marketplace;
• Brochures, drop-in articles, and other information in English, Spanish, and nine additional languages; and
• Census data on where the uninsured live;
• You can also sign up for updates.
2. HealthCare.gov: This site is geared towards consumers and provides general information about the Marketplace and health insurance. Consumers can sign up for email and/or text message updates. The site is also available is Spanish: http://www.cuidadodesalud.gov/.
3. State-by-state calls: Please check the Open Door Forum page for the tentative schedule and updates on the state-by-state calls that will occur throughout 2013. Here you will find the best point of contact for your state in one of the ten CMS Regional Offices nationwide.
A Comprehensive Guide to Criminal Justice Degree Programs
This site includes career articles and interviews with criminal justice experts, professors, and recent graduates. Their directory of accredited criminal justice programs was compiled by hand using data collected from the U.S. Department of Education and school administrators. See their research methodology for more information which contains information for each criminal justice program they identified during their research.
AllTreatment.com is a drug rehab center directory and substance abuse information resouce. Their website is dedicated to educating their users about drug and alcohol addiction.
Addiction Center is a self-help information hub about addiction, treatment and recovery. We also have a growing database of treatment center reviews help those seeking treatment find the facility that best fits their personal needs. Our goal is to educate our site visitors about addiction and connect them to the help they need.