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Microskills for Community Supervision Professionals - Is Live!

Community Supervision Video Library

The National Institute of Corrections (NIC) announces the launch of Microskills for Community Supervision Professionals, a series of short instructional videos that teach coaching skills to community supervision practitioners.

Over the course of many decades, the role of the community supervision officer evolved to encompass both law enforcement-like duties and social work-like practices, depending on local policies and national influences. Today, community supervision training focuses on staff safety and procedural activities related to evidence-based practices.

Community supervision officers also need to grow their skills in implementing change-oriented interventions for persons on community supervision. In collaboration with Justice System Partners, NIC created Microskills for Community Supervision Professionals to help community supervision staff do just that. The training consists of multimedia resources to help community supervision staff deliver effective interventions to support behavior change.