Operational Practice in the Management of Women's Prisons
Feb. 03, 2014 - Feb. 06, 2014--In addition to receiving traditional classroom instruction, participants in Operational Practices in the Management of Women’s Prisons will explore the operation of a women’s facility and analyze operations from a gender informed perspective.
The needs of women in a correctional setting pose unique challenges to implementing operational practices that may have been designed without their gender differences in mind. While some operations may apply broadly to the handling of all types of inmates, other operations need to be tailored to the unique medical, social, and legal needs of women inmates. Communication techniques for working with women also change. This course addresses issues like these and more.
In addition to receiving traditional classroom instruction, participants in Operational Practices in the Management of Women's Prisons will explore the operation of a women’s facility and analyze operations from a gender informed perspective. Participants will complete a curriculum focused on contemporary research, which supports a management/operational style that recognizes gender differences. Module topics may include legal issues, communication, women’s pathways to prison, gender responsive principles, and staff sexual misconduct. The course also covers how management styles for handling women in some areas may be different.
States may apply to host this program on or near their women’s facility, where visiting participants will be able to view various operations.
The host state will have 20 training slots as well as a half day devoted to meeting with their trainers to infuse capacity. In addition, there will be 10 open classroom slots for participants from other states who must apply in teams of two.
Managers and leaders who influence policy or work in direct supervision of women offenders are encouraged to apply. Trainers in preparation for agency training on the same topic and multidisciplinary management staff may also apply. Participants from states outside of the hosting facility must apply in teams of three.
This program does not have a video.