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This 36-hour training program targets skills needed to effectively lead a juvenile corrections or detention facility. Modules contained in this manual are: creating our context for learning; the roles and functions of a juvenile facility director; exploring your leadership style; the impact of today's changing juvenile justice workforce; shaping your facility's vision, mission, values, and culture; addressing your facility's external environment; managing change; developing well being in yourself and others; and developing your individual project plan.

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A leadership curriculum package that provides "a quickie look at the work of a leader and how best to do it" is presented. Contents of this collection are: guide to assembling the lesson plan and participant handout; instructor notes; copies of overheads; program text; action plan presentation worksheet; action plan worksheet; Leadership Challenge and Evaluation; list of leadership competencies; and promotional material.

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This 16-hour course is designed for managers who run meetings and/or lead task groups. This curriculum is divided into seven modules:

  • Introduction and course overview;
  • What is facilitation;
  • Know yourself and your group;
  • Getting started;
  • Getting work done (task tools);
  • Handling challenges;
  • And completing work.

Lesson plans, Participant's Manual, and overheads are included.

 

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This training program helps participants identify the factors that shape an institution's culture and offers ways to attempt to change that culture. This videoconference covers:

  • The importance and value of examining institutional culture;
  • Institutional culture and default culture;
  • Components of a comprehensive institutional culture assessment protocol;
  • Benefits of conducting institutional culture assessment;
  • The leader's role in shaping institutional culture;
  • Steps to take in order to shape institutional culture;
  • And resources available through NIC's Institutional Culture Initiative.
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This 36-hour program focuses on the basic skills and competencies jail administrators need to effectively meet this responsibility. The program covers ten key elements in jail administration: managing risk; using jail standards to establish and assess operations; developing and assessing policy and procedure; determining staffing needs; managing the workforce; managing inmate behavior; managing the budget; developing a fire, safety, and sanitation plan; assessing operations; and working with key stakeholders external to the jail. Includes the Action Plan Workbook.

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Difficult inmates, such as those who have gang affiliations, chronic behavioral problems or who are mentally or socially challenged, require more complex management interventions. This program presents a menu of options for managing difficult inmates, discusses barriers, and identifies resources. Segments of this presentation include:

  • Description of the "difficult" inmate
  • Criteria for placement and release to special housing
  • Program options that are working nationally
  • Obstacles to successful program strategy, policy, and implementation
  • Resources to facilitate the program
  • And performance measures to evaluate and validate the program.
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This three-hour interactive videoconference addresses both adult and juvenile psychopaths who are incarcerated or under community supervision. It covers the following topics: identification, diagnosis, and classification of psychopathic offenders and detainees; assessing their risk for violence (prediction studies); special considerations with psychopathic sex offenders; costs associated with managing these offenders and detainees; the implications for treatment, management, and release; Hendricks v. Kansas, a landmark case concerning commitment beyond completion of sentence; and strategies to address institutional and community safety.

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Effective assessment, treatment, and management of incarcerated sex offenders are enhanced by this 36-hour distance learning event. The content of this training program is divided into five sections: characteristics of sex offenders and treatment programs (what works/what doesn't work); comprehensive psycho-sexual assessment; treatment issues, such as sex offender treatment vs. traditional treatment, denial/cognitive distortion and empathy, stages of change and interviewing strategies, social and emotional competence, sexual arousal control, substance abuse and sexual offending, mental health issues, integrating polygraph.

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An integrated series of steps that result in a comprehensive and innovative staffing plan is presented. The staffing analysis process involves: jail profiling; net annual work hours calculation; development of a facility activity schedule; staff coverage plan development; completion of a staff summary; schedule development; evaluation, revision, and improvement of the plan; operational costs calculation; report preparation; and implementation of the plan and monitoring of the results. Appendixes include: glossary; methods of optimizing staff resources; the myth of staff-to-inmate ratios; sample forms; and how to convert net annual work hours to relief factor.

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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 Screening Guidelines for Adult Corrections Officers; Hearing Screening Guidelines for Juvenile Corrections Officers; Juvenile Corrections Officer – Core Manual; Juvenile Corrections Officer – Job Analysis Report; Juvenile Corrections Officer – Knowledge and Skills Maps; Juvenile Corrections Officer – Physical Tasks Training Manual; Policy and Procedures for Participating Departments; Policy and Procedures for Training Providers; Probation Officer – Core Manual; Probation Officer – Job Analysis Report; Selection Exam Adult Corrections Officer Candidate Orientation Booklet; Selection Exam Juvenile Corrections Officer Candidate Orientation Booklet; Selection Exam Probation Officer Candidate Orientation Booklet; and Testing in Core Courses.

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