Leadership Development for Jail Administration

Project Overview

Funding Organization:

Bureau of Justice Assistance
Grant Award: 2009-D2-BX-K006
Proposed Project Period: 10/01/2009 - 6/30/2011
Project Director: Susan W. McCampbell

The U. S. Department of Justice Programs, Office of Justice Programs, Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) has awarded a grant to the Center for Innovative Public Policies (CIPP), the American Jail Association, and the Correctional Management Institute of Texas, Sam Houston State University to develop tools to assure competent jail leadership. Project strategies include use of state-of-the-art technology, participation of subject matter experts, involvement of national partners, links to the innovative National Jail Leadership Command Academy, and building on work already completed by CIPP, AJA, CMIT and the National Institute of Corrections. This collaboration will develop user-friendly products which will not only increase knowledge, but give agencies data and tools so they can develop their individual plans to transition mid-managers to leadership. Succession planning and leadership development are more than just “training”; it is about increasing the capacity of the jail to use everyday opportunities to impart knowledge and skills to the next generation of leaders through careful and deliberate planning.

This project will enable jails to successfully develop and implement their own leadership development and succession planning initiatives, linking to national resources. This project will develop and pilot test a coaching and mentoring component for the National Jail Leadership Command Academy, designed to strength the Academy; a model which will be replicable in jails.

Project Products

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