This program, offered by the National Institute of Corrections, teaches participants the information and skills necessary to develop a formal plan to manage inmate behavior in their respective jails. It presents the six components of the inmate behavior management strategy as follows:
• Assessing the risks and needs each inmate presents (inmate classification).
• Developing an inmate housing plan.
• Meeting basic inmate needs.
• Defining and conveying expectations for inmate behavior.
• Supervising inmates.
• Keeping inmates productively occupied.
For each component, participants are taught why the component is essential to the plan, the elements of the component and the implementation strategies. Participants work within their agency teams to assess where their jail currently stands in relation to each component and what improvements need to be made. Participants also identify the support, training, and other resources necessary to develop and implement an inmate behavior management strategy.