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.

Let’s Go to the Beach!

  Just before the end of Summer, we were able to fit in one more beach vacation!  With the blazing temperatures Maryland was having, what better way to cool off than to take a trip to the beach in Ocean City, MD? A group of our individuals had the right idea, as they packed their bags and headed down to Ocean City loaded up with sunblock, swimwear and their coolest summer hats. The fun was non-stop, as they soaked up the sun on the beach, visited Continue reading →

Our Day at Hershey Park

With eager attitudes, a large group of our individuals gathered with excitement to enter Hershey Park for a day full of thrills, chills and of course Chocolate! Since Hershey Park is known for its attractions, waterpark, shows, and delicious chocolate, it’s no wonder that our individuals couldn’t resist the sweet temptation to visit this amusement park for the day.   What other amusement park can you go to, that has chocolate around every corner? We learned how chocolate is made at Hershey’s Chocolate Factory, and was surprised with a Continue reading →

Adult Residential Counselor

The National Center on Institutions and Alternatives (NCIA) is seeking Direct Care Professionals to supervise, counsel and provide a variety of residential services to our adults with developmental disabilities. Our House Managers and Residential Counselors follow specific individual treatment plans, administer medication, teach daily living skills, and provide transportation and document activities and progress occurring during each shift. Full-time, part-time and per diem counselor positions are available. Must have weekend availability, have a minimum of high school diploma or GED, a valid driver’s license, reliable Continue reading →

Speech Therapist

The National Center on Institutions and Alternatives (NCIA), a non-profit agency located in Windsor Mill, MD serving at-risk youth is currently seeking a Speech Therapist to support our Youth In Transition School. GENERAL PURPOSE OF THE JOB: Provide prevention, assessment and remediation services for students who exhibit difficulties in the areas of language, speech, voice, and fluency. These services are designed to help children meet their educational goals. ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Collaborates with school personnel and/or parents to coordinate the delivery of services to Continue reading →

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

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 to Dr. Miller. He was my mentor, my inspiration and instilled in me the need to provide services to those most in need.  He lived his life with the tenets of unconditional care and the need Continue reading →