NJLCA Resources

Administrative Segregation

Review of the FBOP’s Use of Restrictive Housing for Inmates with Mental Illness
Invisible in Isolation: The Use of Segregation and Solitary Confinement in Immigrant Detention
Restrictive Housing in the US. Issues, Challenges, and Future Directions, U. S. DOJ, National Institute of Justice
Boxed In: The True Cost of Extreme Isolation in New York’s Prisons
Final Report: U. S. DOJ Report and Recommendations Concerning the Use of Restrictive Housing
Solitary Confinement and Risk of Self-Harm Among Jail Inmates
Association of Restrictive Housing During Incarceration with Mortality After Release, JAMA


Budget Guide for Jail Administrators: Developing the Budget
Budget Guide for Jail Administrators: Managing the Budget
69 Ways to Save Millions
Budget Guide for Jail Administrators, Beyond Budget Allocation – Sources of Funding and Services


Developing a Criminal Justice Coordinating Council

Core Competencies for Jail Leaders

#1 – Critical Thinking
#2 – Organizational Accountability
#3 – External Environment
#4 – Mentoring and Coaching
#5 – Communicate Effectively
#6 – Fiscal Management
#7 Organizational Culture
#8 – Mission, Vision
#9 – Strategic Planning
#10 - Professional Development and Self-Awareness
#11 - Organizational Roles and Responsibilities
#12 – Jail’s Role in the Criminal Justice System
#13 – Decision Making
#14 – Managing Change
#15 – Managing Labor Relations
#16 – Power and Influence
#17 – Time Management
#18 – Human Resources
#19 - Inmate and Facility Management
#20 – Physical Plant
#21 – Risk Management and Reduction of Liability
#22 – Emerging Technology
Core Competencies Project Overview

Data Analysis in Jails

How to Collect and Analyze Data: A Manual for Sheriffs and Jail Administrators
Jail Information Systems
Jail Inmates in 2019
Evaluating Training: Are You Using the Wrong Approach or Statistic?
Jail-Specifc Data Analysis: Considerations for Jail Analysts
A Technical Guide to Jail Data Analysis
Jail Inmates in 2020 – Statistical Tables – Bureau of Justice Statistics

Employee Wellness

Correctional Officer Wellness and Safety Literature Review

Promising Strategies for Strengthening Police Department Wellness Programs 2021

Female Inmates

Gender Responsive Discipline and Sanctions Policy Guide
Addressing the Mental Health Needs of Women Offenders
Gender Response Strategies for Jails
Gender Injustice: System-Level Juvenile Justice Reform for Girls
The Mental Health Crisis Facing Women in Prison
The Particular Challenges of Guarding Women Prisoners
Women’s Pathways to Jail: Examining Mental Health, Trauma, and Substance Abuse
Women’s Mass Incarceration: The Whole Pie 2019
Model Practices for Parents in Prisons and Jails: Reducing Barriers to Family Connections
Hidden Consequences: The Impact of Incarceration on Dependent Children
Female Re-entry and Gender Responsive Programming
Adopting a Gender-Responsive Approach for Women in the Justice System: A Resource Guide


Fentanyl Safety Recommendations for First Responders

Internal Jail Culture

Building Culture Strategically: A Team Approach for Corrections
Beyond the Island: Changing the Culture of New York City Jails
Achieving Performance Excellence
Applying the APEX Tools for Organizational Assessment
Building the Model and Beginning the Journey
Change Management and APEX Domains
Culture Change Management Using APEX to Facilitate Organizational Change
Understanding Corrections thru the APEX Lens

Jail Leader’s Resources

A Second Look at Alleviating Jail Crowding: A Systems Perspective
Resource Guide for Jail Administrators
Jails Standards and Inspection Programs: Resources and Implementation Guide
Incarceration’s Front Door: Misuse of Jails in America
Detention Facility Self-Assessment: A Practical Guide to Juvenile Detention Reform
Managing Risk in Jails
Focus Leadership: Resource Guide for Newly Appointed Wardens
Out of Sight: The Growth of Jails in Rural America
A Guide to Preparing for and Responding to Jail Emergencies
Mending Justice: Sentinel Event Reviews
Sheriff’s Guide to Effective Jail Operations
Root Cause Analysis to Improve Jail Safety: Getting Past Blame
Broken Ground: Why America Keeps Building More Jails and What It Can Do Instead

Jail Staffing

Staffing for Success: Establishing Core Competencies and Training Supports for Corrections and Community Supervision Staff
3rd Edition – Jail Staffing Analysis
Developing a PREA Compliant Staffing Plan

Mental Health and Jails

Adults with Behavioral Health Needs Under Correctional Supervision
Statewide Law Enforcement/Mental Health Efforts: Strategies to Support and Sustain Local Initiatives
Reducing the Number of People with Mental Illnesses in Jail
The Role of Corrections Professionals in Preventing Suicide
Guidelines for the Successful Transition of People with Behavioral Health Disorders from Jail and Prison
Housing Vulnerable Populations Safe Under PREA
A Sentinel Events Approach to Jail Suicide and Self-Harm, Vera Institute of Justice 2019
Managing the Seriously Mentally Ill in Corrections
When Mental Illness Becomes a Jail Sentence
A Matter of Public Safety: How States Can Support Local Crisis Systems

Recruitment, Retention and Leadership Development

The Next Jail Epidemic: Staffing
The Future is Now: Recruiting, Retaining and Developing the 21st Century Jail Workforce
Jump Start Your Jail’s Leadership Development: Application of the Jail Leadership Core Competencies
Bibliography – Jails- Recruiting, Hiring and Retaining Employees
Recruitment and Retention Best Practices
Building a High-Quality Correctional Workforce
Recruiting and Retaining Officers in Small & Rural Agencies

Social Media Policy

Developing a Policy of the Use of Social Media
Model Policy – Social Media

Use of Force

National Consensus Policy on Use of Force