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About NCIA


The National Correctional Industries Association (NCIA) is an international nonprofit professional association whose members represent federal, state, county and international Correctional Industry agencies, as well as suppliers and partners in apprenticeship and work programs. Correctional Industries practitioners at all levels use NCIA’s wide array of professional development opportunities to network and improve their skills. Through the annual national training conference, regional workshops, a comprehensive website, webinars and informative publications, NCIA keeps the field up-to-date on reentry strategies, emerging technologies, best practices, as well as the many success stories of incarcerated individuals whose lives have been transformed by Correctional Industries.

Under the Training and Technical Assistance Project of the Private Sector/Prison Industry Enhancement Certification Program (PIECP) for the U.S. Department of Justice, NCIA conducts reviews of PIECP programs and cost accounting centers, compiles and publishes quarterly statistical reports, and provides technical support to PIECP certificate holders via an annual training webinar and online resources

NCIA's Vision

Working on the inside - Succeeding on the outside

NCIA's Mission

To promote excellence in Correctional Industries through professional development and innovative solutions that improve public safety, business operations and successful reentry

NCIA's Guiding Principles

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