U.S. Department of Justice

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  • Anytime

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  • Always Available

Location

  • Online

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Event ID

  • WBT2006002

How to Apply

Online registration for this e-course is available at the NIC Learning Center. When you click the "Apply" link below you will be redirected to the NIC Learning Center to complete the registration process.

This curriculum is designed as a supplement to NIC’s Offender Workforce Development Specialist training, or as a stand-alone e-learning module. Enrollment is open to practitioners working or volunteering in prisons, jails, community corrections, community and faith-based organizations, U.S. Department of Labor One-Stops, and other governmental organizations such as health and human services whose jobs provide employment or support services directly or indirectly to people with criminal records.

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Workforce Development and Women Offenders

Anytime--This e-course is intended for individuals working or volunteering in prisons, jails, community corrections, community and faith-based organizations, U.S. Department of Labor One-Stops, and other governmental organizations such as health and human services who are interested in workforce development issues specific to women offenders.

Overview

Women offenders face the same barriers as men when attempting to make the transition from incarceration to life and employment on the outside. However,they face some additional barriers as well,often including primary parenting responsibilities,the need for acceptable childcare services,and a lack of support through the transition period from incarceration to community release. Women offenders often have very limited knowledge and unrealistic expectations about the world of work,and are often unaware of the employment options they have.

Objectives

At the conclusion of this e-course, participants will be able to:

  • Describe typical characteristics of women offenders.
  • Describe external barriers faced by women offenders.
  • Describe how these characteristics and barriers affect the employability of women offenders.
  • State several general principles about the facilitation skills that are successful with women.
  • Identify good facilitation skills when they observe them.
  • Apply good facilitation skills to their work with women offenders.
  • Identify three different purposes for assessment of women offenders.
  • Identify tools and techniques related to each of those purposes.
  • Apply these tools and techniques to develop an action plan for a woman offender.
  • Describe ways in which the career development of women differs from that of men.
  • List the primary sources of information that offenders need in order to engage in career planning.
  • Use these resources with ex-offenders to develop action plans.
  • List and describe successful interventions with women offenders.
  • Identify specialized resources for use with women offenders.

Audience

Individuals working or volunteering in prisons, jails, community corrections, community and faith-based organizations, U.S. Department of Labor One-Stops, and other governmental organizations such as health and human services who are interested in workforce development issues specific to women offenders.

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