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 →

NCIA Becomes an Affiliate of Woods Resources, Inc.

  On Monday, August 10, 2015 the National Center on Institutions and Alternatives (NCIA) became an affiliate of Woods Resources, Inc.  Pennsylvania-based Woods,  is one of the nation’s largest non-profit human services organizations. Founded in 1913, Woods has been providing exceptional services to individuals with developmental disabilities for over one hundred years. “We are dedicated to enhancing and expanding our continuum of services by seeking partners who share our vision for the future, our culture of excellence and our core values. I am thrilled that 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 →

YIT Graduation 2015

June 30, 2015 marks a very significant day for Youth in Transition (YIT) School. Not only does this date signify the end of a very successful school year, but it also represents a new beginning for our 2015 graduates. On this special day, sixteen graduates walked across our stage and received their High School Diplomas or Certificates of Completion. It was a joyous occasion as friends, family and staff gathered to celebrate how far the students had come since attending YIT School. For some, the Continue reading →

Maryland Freestate ChalleNGe Academy Graduation 2015

The Maryland Freestate ChalleNGe Academy is a military-based program for youth to help them learn discipline and the skills necessary to be successful in the real-world.  In order to enhance the program’s positive impact, a select group of 40 cadets were sent to NCIA to receive hands-on vocational training classes in Culinary Arts, Automotive or Barbering. Culinary Cadets Automotive Cadets Barbering Cadets Each of the students gained valuable experience and knowledge that will allow them to enhance their resumes and pursue a career in any Continue reading →