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Monday 6th of July 2020


National Institude of Corrections


North America, United States

TypeCountry of originConstitution

Agency United States1974


Intervention, Justice, Programs, Public policies, Research


The outcomes of NIC's activities contribute significantly to the achievement of state, local, and federal correctional goals and priorities:

-Effectively managed prisons, jails, and community corrections programs and facilities: We will provide services in effective planning, management, and operations strategies that provide constitutional, ethical, humane, safe, and cost-effective prisons, jails, and community corrections programs and facilities.

-Enhanced organizational and professional performance in corrections: We will provide education and training opportunities in management, leadership, and specialized areas based on value-centered principles and best practices that will continually enhance organizational and professional performance.

-Community, staff, and offender safety: We will promote correctional practices and procedures that maximize the safety of the community, staff, and offenders; hold offenders accountable; and improve the likelihood of offenders choosing responsible, law-abiding behavior.

-Improved correctional practices through the exploration of trends and public policy issues: We will promote the exploration of critical issues and shaping public policies that improve the effectiveness, efficiency, and humane quality of practices that impact corrections.

-Enhanced services through improved organizational and staff effectiveness: We will provide opportunities for organizational and professional growth that enhance our services. We will implement a strategic management process that leads to improved organizational structure, management practices, and program planning that support the mission and vision, consistent with available resources.


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.

Contact details

320 First St., N.W. , 20534, Washington, D.C., United States
Telephone: (800) 995-6423


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