Proceedings of the Large Jail Network Meeting
The issues of post-traumatic stress and critical incidents are addressed. Contents of this document include: meeting highlights; post-traumatic stress syndrome and critical incidents -- preparation, response, and review; post-traumatic stress -- the value of peer support; programs that address post-traumatic stress syndrome in employees; standardized emergency management and critical incident command systems; critical incident training -- preparation, response, and review; critical incident response; legal issues; future meeting topics; meeting agenda; and meeting participants.
Contents of these proceedings are: meeting highlights; “Reflecting on 15 Years of the Large Jail Network” by David Parrish and Art Wallenstein; “Open Forum: Hot Topics for Discussion”; “Using the NIC Corrections Community LJN Forum” by Joshua Stengel; “Large Jail Systems Assessment Project” by James Austin; “Legal Issues Update” by Bill Collins; “Improving Collaboration Between Corrections & Mental Health Systems” by Fred Osher and Seth Prins; “Diagnosing Organizational Culture” by Carol Flaherty-Zonis; “Diagnosing Organizational Culture: Case Studies” by Tom Campbell and James Coleman; “Topics for the Next Large Jail Network Meeting”; meeting agenda; and list of attendees.
The principal speaker at this meeting, attorney Lynn J. Lund, addressed the topic of how to handle conflicts with employees. He summarized recent Supreme Court decisions on sexual harassment, highlighted the importance of following procedures in disciplinary cases, presented some innovative approaches to dealing with problems, as well as some keys to mediating successfully.
Contents of these proceedings are: introduction; key themes; session highlights; opening remarks; open forum; reentry partnerships; reentry programs in jails; excited delirium/acute behavioral disturbance (ED/ABD); women offender issues; the continuing evolution of the Large Jail Network (LJN); final meeting agenda; participant list; and index of past LJN meeting topics.
Topics discussed include: strategies for the promotion of staff to jail management positions; faith-based programs in the correctional environment—whether the pros outweigh the cons and programming; emerging technologies—radio interoperability, biometrics, global positioning system (GPS), radio frequency identification (RFID), detection, telemedicine, information sharing, and mapping; proactive discipline—maintaining organizational effectiveness and how to get people to perform for you; and an open forum covering 18 topics.
Contents of these proceedings are: meeting highlights; Report from the Bureau of Justice Statistics by Allen Beck; Discussion: PREA in Local Jails; Statistical Analysis: Crowding, Life Safety, and Managing Staff by Patrick Jablonski and Scott Bradsteet; Succession Planning: Executives and Middle Management by Gordon Bass, Dennis Williams, and Richard Geaither; Is There a Proper Place for Tasers in the Use of Force Continuum? by John Clark, William Collins, and Don Leach; Discussion: Use of Tasers; Emergency Preparedness by Rick Ferry; Legal Issues Update by Bill Collins; Discussion: Legal Issues; Topics for Next Meeting by Marilyn Chandler Ford and Richard Geaither; meeting agenda; and list of meeting attendees.
Contents of these proceedings are: meeting highlights; "Inmate Labor: Entitlements, Benefits, and Regulations" by Rod Miller; "Social Security Administration: Inmate Reporting and Incentive Payments" by Diane Nest; "Re-Entry From Jail and Federal Benefits" by Katherine Brown; "SSI and Medicare Disability Payments for Inmates" by Don Ketcham; "Third Party Reimbursement Potential" by Phil Hoelscher; "The Character Quality Program" by Cliff Uranga and Argyl Dick; "Ethics and Professionalism: The Holistic Approach" by Steve Thompson; "The Evolution of Corrections in Cuyahoga County, Ohio" by Ken Kochevar; "Employee-Restricted Duty: Policy and Practice" by Marilyn Chandler Ford; "Employee Attendance Policy: Controlling the Abuse of Sick Leave" by Marilyn Chandler Ford and Anthony Dawsey; announcements; "Staffing Analysis for Jails" by Rod Miller; "Discussion of Next LJN Meeting: Schedule and Topics" by Richard Geaither; meeting agenda; and list of meeting attendees.
Sections contained in these proceedings include: about this Large Jail Network (LJN) meeting; meeting highlights; “Program Session: Legal Issue Update” by William C. Collins; Program Session: Technology Update” by Glenn Kurtz; “Program Session: Inmate Behavior Management” by Randy Demory; “Program Session: Regulatory Investigations Affecting Jails” by Tim Ryan; open forum; legislation and association news; and Large Jail Network business.
Sections contained in these proceedings include: about this Large Jail Network (LJN) meeting; meeting highlights; Legal Issues in Jails – 2011 by William C. Collins; Jail Suicide Prevention Workshop with Lindsay Hayes; Effectively Using Data with Policy Makers by Michael Jones; Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA) Update and Toolkit—A Glance at LJN and PREA by Andie Moss and Recap of Attorney General Meeting on PREA Standards by Mitch Lucas; Leadership Toolkit by Mike Jackson; Association Updates and Legislative Updates by Kathy Black-Dennis; Open Forum; and LJN business.
Sections contained in these proceedings include: about this Large Jail Network (LJN) meeting; meeting take-aways in brief; coping skills with and for staff in fiscally tight times; the trend of medical issues in the future; creating a culture of leadership; creative efficiencies in the booking area; R.I.S.E. (ccc) program; legal update; open forum; legislation update, ACA Core Standards, American Correctional Association and American Jail Association news; and LJN business.