With funding from the U. S.
Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs, Bureau of Justice
Assistance (BJA), the Center for Innovative Public Policies, Inc. (CIPP) has
produced the publication:
Future is Now: Recruiting, Retaining, and Developing the 21st Century
. Primarily developed as a toolkit to help jails address
workforce-related issues, this document can also be used to keep funding
authorities, policy-makers, community groups, and other stakeholders
informed about these critical issues. Preparation of The Future is Now
was guided by a national advisory panel of sheriffs and jail administrators
representing jails of varying size, location, and organizational structure
throughout the country.
Highlights of contents in
The Future is Now include:
• Specific strategies, including action planning checklists, to help jail
leaders improve recruitment efforts, employee retention and leadership
• Discussion of strategic initiatives supported by findings from the
landmark National Jail Workforce Survey—the first nationwide survey of both
jail administrators and line staff to focus on workforce-related issues;
• Generationally-relevant approaches that recognize expectations and
motivational needs of the newer members of the jail workplace;
• Application of relevant workforce data and information from across the
country to the specific needs of sheriffs and jail administrators;
• Pragmatic ideas and helpful hints from the field and the literature that
can positively impact the jail workplace;
• An annotated bibliography of workforce-related publications providing
opportunities for further exploration of these issues;
This project is supported by Grant No.
2007DDBXK172 awarded by the Bureau of Justice Assistance. The Bureau of
Justice Assistance is a component of the Office of Justice Programs, which
also includes the Bureau of Justice Statistics, the National Institute of
Justice, the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, and the
Office for Victims of Crime. Points of view or opinions in this document are
those of the author and do not necessarily represent the official position or policies
of the U.S. Department of Justice.
For more helpful information see:
Jeanne B. Stinchcomb and Susan W.
McCampbell (2008), Jail Leaders Speak: Current and Future Challenges to
Jail Operations and Administration: A Summary Report to the Bureau of
Justice Assistance, Center for Innovative Public Policies, Inc., Naples,
Jeanne B. Stinchcomb, Susan W. McCampbell, Elizabeth P. Layman, FutureForce: A Guide to Building the 21st Century Community Corrections
Workplace, U. S. Department of Justice, National Institute of
Susan W. McCampbell and Paula N. Rubin, “Effectively Managing a
Multi-Generational Workforce in Corrections: A Training Curriculum”,
National Institute of Corrections, March 2004.
For more project information, or to contribute a promising practice for
recruitment, retention, succession planning and/or leadership development,
contact Susan McCampbell @ firstname.lastname@example.org