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Document 027183
Standards and Training for Corrections (STC) Forms and Publications
California Board of State and Community Corrections (BSCC) (Sacramento, CA).
Copies of training manuals for courses provided by the California Board of State and Community Standards can be found at this website. Forms and publications include: Adult Corrections Officer – Core Manual; Adult Corrections Officer – Job Analysis Report; Adult Corrections Officer – Knowledge and Skills Maps; Adult Corrections Officer – Physical Tasks Training Manual; Annual Course – Guide to Writing Objectives for Annual Course Certification; Handbook for Core - 6th Edition; Hearing Screenin... Read More
Document 027155
Workload and Resource Assessment: Resource Guide
National Center for State Courts (NCSC) (Williamsburg, VA).
“Systematically assessing the number or people, appropriate resources, and measures of caseloads is critical for ensuring that courts and related agencies are able to deliver quality service to the public effectively and without delay. Given the increasing number and complexity of cases, it is important for states to use an objective workload assessment process, combined with an interconnectedness of judicial and staff work that allows for a holistic assessment of resources needed, to ensure tha... Read More
Document 028034
Promising Victim Related Practices in Probation and Parole: Training Curriculum [and] Participant Manual [Lesson Plans and Participants’ Manual]
U.S. Dept. of Justice (DOJ). Office for Victims of Crime (OVC) (Washington, DC). American Probation and Parole Association (APPA) (Lexington, KY); Council of State Governments (CSG) (Lexington, KY).
“The goal of this training program is to provide community corrections officers with information on strategies they can use to enhance their interactions with and services to crime victims. By the conclusion of this training participants will be able to: describe the impacts and implications of crime on its victims; identify the specific rights of victims, and describe the role of community corrections staff in implementing victims’ rights; demonstrate skills for communicating effectively with c... Read More
429 pages (Training Curriculum – 201 pages, Participant Manual – 114 pages, Presentation Slides – 114 pages)
Document 020487
FutureForce: Building a 21st Century Community Corrections Workforce
  • [Satellite/Internet Broadcast held August 3, 2005]
  • National Institute of Corrections Academy (Longmont, CO) National Institute of Corrections. Community Corrections/Prisons Division (Washington, DC).
    This program focuses on the changing and expanding roles of probation, parole, and community corrections officers. Probation, parole and community corrections officers have seen their roles and professional expectations change and expand over the past several years. However, their primary responsibility has remained the supervision of offenders in conjunction with effective caseload management. These changing and expanding roles and expectations, coupled with offender supervision and caseload... Read More
    1 DVD (165 min.)
    Document 021247
    Presentations Given at the New England Council on Crime and Delinquency: Prison Rape Elimination Act Training
    By Smith, Brenda V.. National Institute of Corrections Academy (Longmont, CO); Washington College of Law (Washington, DC).
    Materials for use in training about the Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA) can be found at this website. Four items available here in PowerPoint and PDF formats are: The Prison Rape Elimination Act of 2003; PREA -- Implications for Community Corrections; Legal Issues in Addressing Prison Rape in Community Corrections; and State Law Maps.... Read More
    84 p.
    Document 020275
    Preventing and Addressing Staff Sexual Misconduct In Community Corrections: A Training Program for Agency Administrators
    By Layman, Elizabeth Price; McCampell, Susan W.. National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). Center for Innovative Public Policies, Inc. (Naples, FL).
    The knowledge, skills, and tools needed to address staff sexual misconduct in community corrections are provided during this 24-hour training program. This course is comprised of six modules: an overview on staff sexual misconduct; professional boundaries, ethics, and culture; policies and procedures; investigations; legal issues for community corrections; and prevention. The "Policy Development Guide" answers the question "How do I know if my agency needs a policy?" and provides direction on h... Read More
    411 pages
    Document 022005
    Two Probation Officer/Offender Contact Sessions (PO 1 & 2) [Motivational Interviewing]
    National Institute of Corrections Academy (Longmont, CO) National Institute of Corrections. Community Corrections Division (Washington, DC).
    These two role-played scenarios can be used in training or skill coding sessions as examples of:
    • 1) A traditional probation supervision session
    • 2) A supervision session during which the probation officer uses motivational interviewing skills.
    Coded and uncoded transcripts are available upon request. ... Read More
    Video (10 min.)
    Document 019469
    Implementing Effective Correctional Management of Offenders in the Community
  • [Videoconference Held February 25, 2004]
  • National Institute of Corrections Academy (Longmont, CO) National Institute of Corrections. Community Corrections Division (Washington, DC).
    This satellite/Internet broadcast provides information about NIC's initiative on statewide implementation of effective correctional management of offenders in the community. Panelists from the Crime and Justice Institute, Inc., and NIC described the model constructs and processes used to facilitate practical application of the effective intervention principles in the two states serving as project sites. This presentation helps correctional administrators develop plans and processes for organ... Read More
    1 DVD (180 min.)
    Document 018642
    Transition from Prison to the Community [Videoconference Held February 12, 2003]
    National Institute of Corrections Academy (Longmont, CO); National Institute of Corrections. Community Corrections Division (Washington, DC).
    This videoconference provides Information regarding the National Institute of Corrections' transition initiative and model. The transition model assists not only offenders released to community supervision, but also releasees who have served their full sentence. Topics covered include:
    • History of transition;
    • OJP Going Home overview;
    • Key trends;
    • Transition principles;
    • Collaboration promotion;
    • What works;
    • The NIC Transition Model;
    • Examples of the NIC Transition Model;Read More
    1 DVD (180 minutes)
    Document 011356
    New Approaches to Staff Safety
    By Thornton, Robert L.; Schweer, Ronald G.; Barton, Joe S.. National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC).
    Key staff safety training issues for community corrections agencies are discussed. This manual addresses:
    • Use-of-force continuum;
    • Crisis prevention;
    • Self defense and physical fitness;
    • Oleoresin capsicum;
    • Body protection;
    • Safety in the office;
    • Protection from disasters;
    • Arrest, search, and seizure;
    • Field work;
    • Canine considerations;
    • Scenario training;
    • And critical incidents.
    Appendixes include: a model protocol for criti... Read More
    130 p.
    Document 017636
    Supervision of Sex Offenders in the Community: A Training Curriculum
    U.S. Dept. of Justice. Office of Justice Programs (Washington, DC); National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC); State Justice Institute (Alexa. Center for Sex Offender Management (Silver Spring, MD).
    Access to information and materials for three different versions (long, medium, and short) of training sessions about the supervision of sex offenders in the community is provided at this website. The following links are on this site: overview; issues and cautions; User's Guide; recommended readings lists; and curriculum download center.... Read More
    5 p.
    Document 017907
    Understanding Managed Behavioral Health Care in Community Corrections
  • [Videoconference Held July 17, 2002]
  • National Institute of Corrections Academy (Longmont, CO).
    This program addresses behavior health care services for offenders under community supervision. Topics include: mental illness and its impact on individuals in community corrections; special issues with behavioral managed care in criminal justice; the history and components of managed behavioral healthcare and what has not worked; what constitutes good managed behavioral healthcare; legal issues and liabilities related to behavioral health care and community corrections; collaborative strate... Read More
    1 DVD (180 min.)
    Document 017612
    Restorative Justice: Principles, Practices, and Implementation (Training Broadcast)
    National Institute of Corrections Academy (Longmont, CO).
    An introduction to restorative justice concepts, principles, and values is provided during this 32-hour distance learning program. Participants will be able to:
    • Recognize the traumatic impact of crime on victims, communities, and offenders and ways to be responsive to crime victims' needs and interests
    • Explain and evaluate the configuration, methods, and potential uses of various restorative practices
    • Identify several practical strategies for developing active partnersh... Read More
    2 computer disks; DVD-ROM
    Document 017072
    Female Offenders in the Community [Videoconference Held July 18, 2001]
    National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC).
    This video examines the needs, strengths, weaknesses, and risks associated with female offenders. Topics discussed include:
    • The unique and complex issues surrounding female offenders;
    • Barriers that female offenders encounter in the community;
    • Techniques and skills for effecting positive change;
    • Outside resources to assist in supervision;
    • And the challenges and rewards of working with female offenders.... Read More
    1 DVD (162 min.)
    Document 015017
    Assessment of Sex Offenders for Sentencing, Supervision and Treatment [Videoconference held February 10, 1999]
    National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC); Center for Sex Offender Management (Silver Spring, MD).
    Objectives of this three-hour videoconference include:
    • Articulating the purposes for assessment and evaluation of sex offenders and the issues and challenges inherent in each;
    • Understanding the limitations of traditional risk and needs assessment tools for sex offenders;
    • Identifying and defining the available approaches and instruments used to effectively assess and evaluate sex offenders;
    • Distinguishing between effective and ineffective risk assessment tools;
    • And identifying ... Read More
    1 DVD (165 min.)
    Document 012207
    Safety Awareness Workbook: Anticipating, Identifying, and Resolving the Potential Victimization of Probation and Parole Officers
    By Kipp, Richard A.. National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). Lehigh County Adult Probation and Parole (Allentown, PA).
    This workbook discusses worker safety issues in probation and parole. Officers' mental attitudes and use of force are addressed. General indications of drug use by clients, signs of aggression, possible resistance or attack, discussion of mental health issues, and general warning signs related to sex offenders are discussed. Finally, safety tactics, such as light conditions, building design, and vehicle considerations are discussed as they relate to officer safety.... Read More
    88 p.
    Document 011092
    Aggression Management: A Program of Communication Skills and Strategies for Probation and Parole Officers [Lesson Plan]
    By Bush, Jack. National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). Missouri Dept. of Corrections (Jefferson City, MO).
    The objective of this lesson plan is to provide skills that will assist probation and parole officers to minimize conflict and maximize cooperation between themselves and non-compliant offenders under their supervision. Module topics include:
    • The cognitive foundations of aggressive behavior,
    • Basic skill strategies,
    • Critical situations,
    • Thinking reports as a counseling tool,
    • The follow-up interview,
    • And cognitive counseling skills.
    The curriculum pack... Read More
    52 p.
    Document 007007
    RISC Management (Apprehension and Defensive Tactics): A Training Guide for Probation and Parole Agents
    By Colby, Marc H.; Krahn, Adelaide B.. National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). Wisconsin Division of Corrections (Madison, WI).
    Objectives of this training guide include explaining the RISC Management confrontational continuum, explaining how to implement RISC Management, demonstrating pat down and search techniques, and defining deadly force. Designed for probation and parole agents, this basic course requires 16 hours of instruction. The guide is available in a loose-leaf format.... Read More
    57 p.
    Document 005291
    Potential Liabilities of Probation and Parole Officers
    By del Carmen, Rolando V.; Axilbund, Melvin T.. National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). Sam Houston State University, Criminal Justice Center (Huntsville, TX); National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC); South Carolina Dept. of Parole and Community Corrections, Staff Development and Training (Columbia, SC).
    Contents: (Pt. 1) Main text -- (Pt. 2) Study guide. Six months are given to complete the course from the date of receipt. Audience includes all probation and parole agents and administrators. Training package consists of two manuals.... Read More
    2 v. (v.1 - 202 p.)
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