Special Feature: Correctional Resources - Officer Stress


Occupational Stressors in Corrections Organizations: Types, Effects and Solutions
National Institute of Corrections-Sponsored, July 2014

Correctional Officer Wellness and Safety Literature Review
Office of Justice Programs-Sponsored, July 2013

Hitting the Wall: Dealing with Stress in Corrections
National Institute of Corrections, 2010 

Individual and Institutional Demographic and Organizational Climate Correlates of Perceived Danger Among Federal Correctional Officers
National Institute of Justice-Sponsored, May 2008

Stress and the Effects of Working in a High Security Prison
National Institute of Justice-Sponsored, 2008

The Influence of Organizational Incentives on Absenteeism: Sick Leave Use Among Correctional Workers
Federal Bureau of Prisons, July 2005

Stress Among Probation and Parole Officers and What Can Be Done About It
National Institute of Justice, June 2005

Here Today, Gone Tomorrow, Back Again the Next Day: Absenteeism and its Antecedents Among Federal Correctional Staff
Federal Bureau of Prisons, 2005

Corrections and Law Enforcement Family Support (CLEFS)
National Institute of Justice-Sponsored, December 2003

Stress and Job Satisfaction in an Urban Sheriff's Department: Contributions of Work and Family History, Community-Oriented Policing and Job Assignment
National Institute of Justice-Sponsored, June 2003

Stomp Out Stress
National Institute of Justice-Sponsored, 2003

Law Enforcement and Corrections Family Support: Development and Evaluation of a Stress Management Program for Officers and Their Spouses
National Institute of Justice-Sponsored, November 2002

FOCUS I Survey and Final Report: A Summary of the Findings: Families Officers and Corrections Understanding Stress
National Institute of Justice-Sponsored, March 2001

The FOCUS Program, Final Report
National Institute of Justice-Sponsored, January 2001

Lessons Learned From Early Corrections and Law Enforcement Family Support (CLEFS) Programs
National Institute of Justice-Sponsored, 2001

Work and Family Support Services for Correctional Officers and Their Family Members; A National Survey
National Institute of Justice-Sponsored, 2001

Addressing Correctional Officer Stress: Programs and Strategies
National Institute of Justice, 2000

For additional resources on this topic, conduct a search of the NCJRS Abstracts Database.

Related Resources

Community Corrections Special Feature
The NCJRS Community Corrections Special Feature focuses on resources for community corrections personnel.

The Corrections Profession: Maintaining Safety and Sanity (Part 1 | Part 2)
This two-part webinar series from the National Institute of Corrections covers the physical and emotional challenges faced by correctional personnel.

Department of Health and Human Services: Federal Occupational Health (FOH)
The Law Enforcement and Corrections section of the FOH site provides information about available trainings and briefings that focus on different health-related matters, including stress management.

Federal Bureau of Prisons (BOP)
BOP was established in 1930 to provide more progressive and humane care for Federal inmates, to professionalize the prison service, and to ensure consistent and centralized administration of Federal prisons. Contained on the BOP site are a number of research reports related to BOP personnel.

National Institute of Corrections (NIC): Stress Management
This section of the NIC website contains a listing of resources related to stress management for correctional officers.

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