Cape May County Sheriff Gary Schaffer announced that Donald Lombardo, the Warden at the Cape May County Correctional Center, completed a week long Jail Administration Course presented by the National Institute of Corrections in Aurora, Colorado. Jail Administrators from 17 states from California to Florida to New Hampshire attended this course which is completely funded by United States Department of Justice at no cost to local taxpayers.
The program was divided into several modules including managing risk, the workforce, budgets, inmate behavior, jail standards, staffing needs, jail operations, policies and procedures and the role of the jail administrator in the community.
Also, the class forum consisted of small group exercises where action plans were developed to ensure the jail administrator provided effective jail operations.
The National Institute of Corrections provides assistance through training, informational services and technical assistance. NIC is an agency within the U.S. Department of Justice, Federal Bureau of Prisons. The Institute is headed by a Director appointed by the U.S. Attorney General. A 16-member Advisory Board, also appointed by the Attorney General, was established by the enabling legislation (Public Law 93-415) to provide policy direction to the Institute.
Sheriff Schaffer said, “This was a tremendous opportunity for Warden Lombardo to attend a quality course on operations, management, leadership and specialized areas based on value-centered principles and best practices that will continually enhance organizational and professional performance. Through cooperative agreements, funds to support this course were made available for our use. Warden Lombardo has been a positive leader at the Cape May County Correctional Center and I can only anticipate even greater success with the knowledge Warden Lombardo has obtained from attending this course.”