Did Sean Payton deserve a “Madoff sentence”?

The recent sanction of New Orleans Saints head coach Sean Payton by Commissioner Roger Goodell and the accompanying debate on the severity and harshness of his one-year suspension has significant parallels in the sentencing of criminal defendants in high profile cases. The one that comes immediately to mind is the sentencing of Bernie Madoff.

House Manager – Laurel

  GENERAL PURPOSE OF THE JOB : This is a full-time position, supervised by the Division Manager.  The purpose of this position is to provide a positive and pleasant living environment for the individual’s receiving supports within three (3) agency Alternative Living Units. This includes; supervision/training of staff, maintenance of documentation, providing direct supports to individuals, the overall cleanliness of the households, implementation and documentation of individual goals and ensuring that proper medical services are provided.   EDUCATION: This position requires at a minimum: An Continue reading →

Maintenance Technician

Job Title: Maintenance Technician Department: YIT Schools Reports To: Maintenance Supervisor FLSA: Non-Exempt   GENERAL PURPOSE OF THE JOB: Responsible for maintaining the interior and exterior of the building.   ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Replace broken windows; repairs doors, door locks and closets; install window blinds. Replace light fixtures Repairs electrical equipment and control circuits; replaces faulty electrical switches; repair refrigeration equipment. May repair electrical locks and control panels to maintain building security. Responds to emergency maintenance requests as required. Assists with the renovation/remodeling of Continue reading →

Reflections of MD Freestate Class of December 2015

Left, Left, Left, Right, Left! The Maryland Freestate ChalleNGe Academy cadets marched proudly, holding their certificates of completion after completing our Culinary, Automotive and Barbering Vocational Training Programs. We couldn’t be more proud of each cadet’s dedication to take charge and choose to make a difference in their lives by learning a new professional trade.  Their newfound experience will make them more marketable in the work force! Here’s what some of the cadets had to say about how they plan to use what they learned Continue reading →

Stop, Shop and Donate with AmazonSmile!

    NCIA has registered with AmazonSmile! What is AmazonSmile? AmazonSmile is a website operated by Amazon that lets customers enjoy the SAME wide selection of products, low prices, and convenient shopping features as on Amazon.com. The only difference is that when customers shop on AmazonSmile (smile.amazon.com), the AmazonSmile Foundation donates 0.5% of the price of eligible purchases to a charitable organization of the customer’s choice. Now, NCIA is able to receive donations through Amazon Smile. If you love online shopping, particularly shopping on Amazon.com, Continue reading →

We Have Moved!

We have moved, but only around the corner! Effective November 23, 2015, our new administrative office is located at 7205 Rutherford Road, Windsor Mill, MD 21244, just one minute away from our original location. We will share the same building as GEBS BBQ Restaurant at NCIA. Our new office will be directly across the street from our Youth in Transition School. All contact information including business phone numbers, fax numbers and email addresses will remain the same. If you have any further questions or concerns Continue reading →