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 →

Report: Rash of Suicides at D.C. Jail Points to Deep Problem With Inmates’ Mental Health Care

Health providers and corrections officers at the D.C. jail are poorly trained to identify potentially suicidal inmates, take shortcuts in assessing and monitoring their mental conditions, and in some cases leave inmates naked and in isolation for days, according to a highly critical report released Thursday. The report comes after four suicides in less than 12 months at the District’s Central Detention Facility, where the suicide rate catapulted to three times the national average, jail officials said.