The Center administers four National Resource Centers on a variety of criminal-justice related topics. These Resource Centers provide specialized training and technical assistance and serve as a clearinghouse for news, documents, research and resources, and the exchange of information.
Center for Sex Offender Management
The Center for Sex Offender Management (CSOM) is a national clearinghouse and technical assistance center that supports state and local jurisdictions in the effective management of sex offenders. CSOM aims to provide those responsible for managing sex offenders with ready access to the most current knowledge by synthesizing and disseminating research and effective practices to the field; and by offering specialized training and technical assistance on a wide variety of issues related to sex offender management. CSOM provides useful, current, and accessible information widely to the field by developing and distributing policy and practice briefs on pressing issues; operating the CSOM web site; and responding to information inquiries from the field and public; creates and delivers training programs across the country for agencies that share responsibility for sex offender management; and designs and delivers technical assistance to support jurisdictions interested in improving their sex offender management strategies.
National Parole Resource Center
The National Parole Resource Center (NPRC) is a national training, technical assistance, and information resource for paroling authorities, their supervision partners, and other stakeholders with whom they share related responsibilities in the criminal justice system. Funded by the Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA), and guided by a collaborative advisory group including BJA, the National Institute of Corrections (NIC), and other key partners, the NPRC provides training and technical assistance and supports an information clearinghouse for issues related to parole. This clearinghouse web site, designed for parole board members, staff, and parole supervision agencies and their partners, offers a comprehensive categorization of and links to resources and information about parole decisionmaking, supervision, violations, work with special populations, and a variety of other topics. The site also highlights innovations and news in the field and links to important agencies and organizations that offer support and information to paroling authorities and supervision agencies.
National Resource Center on Justice-Involved Women (NRCJIW)
The U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs, Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) – in partnership with the National Institute of Corrections (NIC) – established the National Resource Center on Justice-Involved Women (NRCJIW) to address the unique and complex needs of adult women involved in the criminal justice system. The mission of the NRCJIW is to provide guidance and support to criminal justice professionals – and to promote evidence-based, gender-responsive policies and practices – in order to reduce the number and improve the outcomes of women involved in the criminal justice system.
Collaborative Justice Resource Center
Empirical research and experience from jurisdictions across the country offer important and practical information to those interested in building long–lasting, sustainable collaborative efforts in their communities. The Collaborative Justice Resource Center, through its Web site, is designed to provide the information, tools, and resources needed to establish, enhance, and sustain effective long–term collaborative partnerships among policymakers and other key stakeholders in your community. Given the importance of collaboration to the success of community corrections agencies, this Web site also offers a special section designed specifically for those community corrections professionals who are interested in building more effective partnerships.