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  • Dr. Jerome G. Miller Dr. Jerome G. Miller, Co-Founder of NCIA, Dies at the Age of 83 August 17, 2015

      With saddened hearts, we announce that Dr. Jerome G. Miller, Co-Founder of NCIA, passed away on August 7, 2015.  Dr. Jerome Miller, better known as “Jerry”, was compassionate and committed to the human service and juvenile corrections field throughout his 60 year career. “We at NCIA owe a lot (…)

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  • diana & herb NCIA Becomes an Affiliate of Woods Resources, Inc. August 12, 2015

    Image Above:Diana Ramsay, President & CEO of Woods Resources, Inc. and Herb Hoelter, Co-Founder & CEO of NCIA On Monday, August 10, 2015 the National Center on Institutions and Alternatives (NCIA) became an affiliate of Woods Resources, Inc. Pennsylvania-based Woods, is one of the nation’s largest non-profit human services organizations. (…)

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  • The Preventable Death of Sandra Bland: Lessons Learned August 4, 2015

    Were it not for the troubling circumstances surrounding her arrest, the nation would have never heard about the preventability of her death. In the late afternoon of July 10, 2015, 28-year-old Sandra Bland was driving through Texas on her way to a new job when pulled over by a Texas (…)

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  • Cruise Ship All Aboard! Cruising to the Bahamas January 12, 2015

    All Aboard! A group of individuals from our Adult Residential Program and their staff went on a cruise to the Bahamas!  Beaches, white sand, clear ocean water, the bright sun, and warm weather…. How does it get any better than that?  They sailed on the Royal Caribbean’s Grandeur of the (…)

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  • Door Decoration Tis’ The Season January 2, 2015

    Knock, Knock! NCIA’s Holiday Door and Cubicle Decorating Contest has arrived!  This holiday season was a blast, as staff were racing around to find the perfect decorations to make their office door or cubicle look the best.  It was tough competition because everyone that participated did such a GREAT job. (…)

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  • front loader feature NCIA Awarded HUGE Snow Removal Contract December 22, 2014

    NCIA is proud to announce that we have acquired our very first commercial contract worth $1.3 Million.  The contract was awarded to us by the Maryland Transit Administration (MTA) to assist them with snow removal from select metro stations across the state of Maryland.  The contract will span over the (…)

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  • Athletic Games Banner 9th Annual Athletic Games November 20, 2014

    Three….Two….One…. Go!  As soon as the race began, our individuals were speeding as fast as possible to the finish line.  But this was no ordinary race since they had to run while balancing an egg on a spoon! Luckily not one person dropped their egg as they twisted and turned, (…)

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  • Staff not at fault in high-profile prison suicides, report finds December 20, 2013

    The suicide of Ariel Castro — who blamed his female victims and addiction to pornography for his shocking crimes — was “not surprising and perhaps inevitable,” two consultants hired by the state said.

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  • Report: Rash of Suicides at D.C. Jail Points to Deep Problem With Inmates’ Mental Health Care November 26, 2013

    Health providers and corrections officers at the D.C. jail are poorly trained to identify potentially suicidal inmates, take shortcuts in assessing and monitoring their mental conditions, and in some cases leave inmates naked and in isolation for days, according to a highly critical report released Thursday.

    The report comes after four suicides in less than 12 months at the District’s Central Detention Facility, where the suicide rate catapulted to three times the national average, jail officials said.

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  • Suicide Prevention in Correctional Facilities: Reflections and Next Steps May 9, 2013

    Article by Lindsay M. Hayes, published in the International Journal of Law and Psychiatry.

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