National Resource Center for Correctional Oversight

What is the National Resource Center for Correctional Oversight?

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The National Resource Center for Correctional Oversight (NRCCO) provides guidance and research to policymakers, elected and appointed officials, and advocates across the country interested in developing or strengthening correctional oversight mechanisms in their state or local jurisdiction.

What is the purpose of this site?

This website and digital repository was developed to be a one-stop shop to learn about correctional oversight: what correctional oversight is and why it is important, what it looks like across the United States, and what makes oversight bodies effective. It is designed to be a helpful resource for anyone seeking to establish a correctional oversight body in their state or locality. The website provides up-to-date information about every oversight body in the country and developments in the oversight field, and is a clearinghouse for publications and resources about correctional oversight.

Who should use this site?

  • Policymakers
  • Advocates
  • Oversight practitioners
  • Corrections officials
  • Researchers
  • Journalists

How should I use this site?

The site was developed to be a one-stop shop to learn what oversight looks like across the country and how to establish an effective oversight body in your state or locality.

Who runs the National Resource Center for Correctional Oversight?

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NRCCO is a signature project of the Prison and Jail Innovation Lab (PJIL), a national policy resource center at the Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs at The University of Texas at Austin working to transform the way we treat people in prisons and jails and to improve correctional oversight.

NRCCO is run by PJIL Director Michele Deitch and Associate Director Alycia Welch who are recognized experts in the correctional oversight field with a combined more than 50 years of experience impacting policy, practice, and public perception to improve the treatment of people in custody. Read more about them and their extensive contributions to the field.

Who funds the NRCCO?

We’re grateful to our primary funder, Arnold Ventures, for its generous support of our work on correctional oversight.

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