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 →

The Preventable Death of Sandra Bland: Lessons Learned

         Image from Sandra Bland’s Linkedin Account Were it not for the troubling circumstances surrounding her arrest, the nation would have never heard about the preventability of her death. In the late afternoon of July 10, 2015, 28-year-old Sandra Bland was driving through Texas on her way to a new job when pulled over by a Texas Department of Public Safety trooper for failing to signal a lane change. According to the trooper, only a written warning was going to be issued Continue reading →

Winning Lower Sentences Over the Last 10 Years. Why? Part II

Community service works because it offers judges an alternative sentence for defendants who would better serve the community in a structured and rigorous community service placement than behind bars. Often white collar criminals are first time offenders who can offer invaluable services and expertise to communities that could not otherwise afford it. Judges continue to recognize that in certain cases, community service acts not only as a strict sanction on the defendant, but as a saving grace to the organizations that benefit from these defendants’ Continue reading →

Winning Lower Sentences Over the Last 10 Years. Why?

Our Federal Sentencing Statistical Analysis Report is a tangible link between our clients and similarly situated defendants. The data, which analyzes guidelines, specific offense characteristics, statutes, enhancements, and departures, works because it gives judges verifiable evidence of the universe of sentences  judges have given defendants based on the above factors. With Booker making the guidelines advisory, sentencing judges are able to more accurately focus on Title 18 U.S.C. § 3553’s mandate to “avoid unwarranted sentencing disparities among defendants with similar records who have been found Continue reading →