News Archive


  • 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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  • P1000805 The National Center on Institutions and Alternatives, Inc. (NCIA) celebrates the Grand Opening of its Career Development Center April 30, 2012

    NCIA celebrates the Grand Opening of its $3 million 19,000 square foot state-of-the-art Career Development Center

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  • YIT_HSA Testing Picture Online HSA: NCIA Youth In Transition School’s New Computer Lab January 31, 2012

    With the January 2012 administration of the Maryland High School Assessment came the innovation of online testing, as the NCIA Youth In Transition (YIT) School utilized its brand new computer lab.

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  • YIT_NGC_2011holiday Northrop Grumman employees bring holiday cheer to our Youth in Transition School December 13, 2011

    Northrop Grumman employees show their holiday spirit during a visit to The Youth In Transition School

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