Unreasonable workloads, perceptions of insufficient staff, role problems, less control or autonomy, a lack of support at work or home, and exposure to violence were associated with greater stress among jail officers.
Every organization struggles with change. Fostering a culture that supports change in a corrections organization can be particularly challenging. Staff require strong leadership, structure, and clear policies and practices that help them succeed at their jobs.
The National Institute of Corrections encourages transformational leadership, which is based on mentorship and accessibility
Given that the primary goal of corrections is to manage offenders so that they will not re-offend, this guide outlines eight ways that corrections leaders can create a correctional culture that is effective in reducing recidivism.
The purpose of this article is to review systems-level factors that impact implementation of evidence-based practices (EBPs) in corrections which are often less understood in the research.
By understanding the emotions of others and responding intelligently and rationally, we are better equipped to deescalate most situations.
Correctional officers (COs) experience elevated rates of mental and physical ill-health as compared with other general industry and public safety occupations. The purpose of this study was to investigate demographic, mental health, job tenure, and work–family characteristics and their prospective association to burnout within and between jail officers during one year of new employment.
“Inside Out” by Keri Blakinger is a partnership between NBC News and The Marshall Project, a nonprofit newsroom covering the U.S. criminal justice system. The column draws on Blakinger’s unique perspective as an investigative journalist and formerly incarcerated person.
Have you ever struggled to decide whether it is more important to support your people or your agency? On the one hand, you want to do the right thing to take care of those on the front-line, but you’ve also got to make sure that the work gets done. Most supervisors, managers, and executives have encountered this dilemma.
The National Jail Leadership Command Academy (NJLCA) is designed to provide training for succession preparation, and to develop leadership skills for successful transitioning into senior leadership positions within jails.