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.

NCIA and Alliance: Opening Doors for Veterans

  For Immediate Release: August 23, 2017   NCIA and Alliance: Opening Doors for Veterans The U.S. Department of Labor has recently awarded a grant to Alliance the Homeless Veterans’ Reintegration Program (HVRP), Incarcerated Veterans Transition Program (IVTP), the Homeless Female Veterans’ and Homeless Veterans’ with Families (HFVVWF). The purpose of this program is to provide services to assist in reintegrating homeless veterans into meaningful employment within the labor force and to stimulate the development of effective service delivery systems that will address the complex Continue reading →

Coming Soon! NCIA’s Herbert J. Hoelter Vocational Training Center

The National Center on Institutions and Alternatives (NCIA) is opening its door to a new Vocational Training Center in East Baltimore. The goal is to provide a myriad of training’s for veterans and returning citizens. One of the Vocational Training Center’s missions is to equip its participants with marketable skill sets that will afford them career paths enhancing their quality of life. Our vision is for each participant to become a productive member of society. It is named after NCIA’s Co-Founder and CEO, who has Continue reading →

NCIA Celebrates 40th Anniversary

NCIA Celebrates 40th Anniversary     The National Center on Institutions and Alternatives (NCIA) is pleased to announce our 40th Anniversary of the founding of NCIA.  It was in June of 1977 that Dr. Jerry Miller and Herbert Hoelter incorporated NCIA as a non-profit organization, with the mission of developing quality programs and professional services for those persons who come into contact with the human service and correctional systems.   Based in Woodlawn, NCIA operates programs for individuals with intellectual disabilities, students with special needs, Continue reading →