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Targeted for criminal justice professionals who train, this curriculum demonstrates communication skills that strengthen positive interaction, evaluates the impact of individual cultural perspectives and personal beliefs on the effectiveness of interacting with others, and identifies positive and negative relationships that are impacted by cultural diversity in the work place. Section topics include creating a common understanding, what it means to be different in your organization, communicating across cultures, and development of cultural competency. The training package consists of a one volume, loose-leaf manual and a videotape that depicts numerous vignettes of interactions between people of different ethnic backgrounds. This thirty-six-hour course was delivered to trainers of the Missouri Department of Corrections Central Training Academy, St. Louis, Missouri, June 1-5, 1992.

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This webinar is a great introduction for "correctional practitioners to a new resource for developing a PREA-compliant staffing plan, per standard §115.13/.113/.213/.313 … Topics for this webinar will include: Recommendations for approaching or improving a staffing plan with consideration of influencing factors; Facility-specific PREA requirements; Appropriate staff that should be involved in assessing and drafting the staffing plan; and Special considerations including the use of video monitoring, staffing ratios in juvenile facilities, supervision of vulnerable populations, and gender-specific considerations" (website). The webinar agenda is: welcome and opening remarks; background and context; introduction to the Staffing Plan Resource Guide; staffing plan requirements; influencing factors; how to develop a staffing plan; video monitoring, juvenile ratios, and gender; how a staffing plan will be audited; and question and answer period.

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This guide "explores current and future workforce challenges facing community corrections" (p. xiii). Chapters contained in this guide are: rationale -- why now?; organizational culture -- moving from a "workplace" to a place where people want to work; recruitment -- looking in the right places for the right people; retention -- keeping the right people in the right places; and strategies for success -- getting started.

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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 management demands, are often overlooked when recruiting, hiring, training, developing, and retaining new and existing staff. In addition, the exodus of experienced workers to retirement and the shrinking labor pool are compromising the capability of agencies to deliver critical public safety services.

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Skills, functions, and duties are provided for the following job descriptions: Offender Employment Specialist (OES); Offender Job Retention Employment Specialist (OJRS); Offender Workforce Development Specialist (OWDS); and Offender Workforce Development Program Manager (OWDPM).

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Contents of these proceedings are: introduction; key themes; session highlights; opening remarks; open forum; U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement 287(g) Program; contract services; media relations; workforce development; Legal Issues in Jails--2008; LJN business; final meeting agenda; participant list; and index of past LJN meeting topics.

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A self-paced course on how to be an effective mentor is presented. This workbook covers: performance objectives; the differing tasks of a mentor and a supervisor; qualities and experiences (resources) a mentor has; rules of mentoring; effective listening; setting expectations; goal setting; feedback; exploring options and ideas; pitfalls; transitioning; mentor's checklist; action plan; and reviewing the mentor/mentee relationship.

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Collaboration within today’s multigenerational workplace gets everybody involved with a common goal. Today’s workforce poses both challenges and opportunities for agency leaders. Developing effective strategies to recruit, communicate, train, retain, and lead staff is essential to high performance. Topics discussed during this 3-hour program will include the following:

  • Appreciating the strengths and weaknesses of each generation in the workplace
  • Recognizing the relationship between generational differences and an agency’s culture
  • Taking an inventory of your agency--the questions you need to ask to gather a breakdown of generational numbers
  • Understanding policy considerations
  • Developing partnerships with other criminal justice agencies and academia
  • Developing strategies—including leadership development strategies— that ready your agency for the 21st century workforce

Vignettes and a PowerPoint presentation are also included.

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This manual provides guidance that “will enable an agency staffing administrator to set up an agency staffing analysis unit and produce a staffing analysis report for an entire agency” (p.xi). Chapters contained in this publication are: introduction -- correctional staffing issues; securing staff deployment policy; two models for managing the security staffing function; agency staffing unit; basic tasks of a staffing analysis; orchestrating the staffing analysis; agency and facility characteristics that influence staffing; operations and activities schedules that influence staffing; developing the shift relief factor; security post planning; special guidelines for evaluating housing units; the impact of staff scheduling on staffing; staffing calculations; developing a staffing report; implementing recommendations and monitoring results; staffing considerations for women’s correctional facilities; and staffing considerations for medical and mental health units. Pertinent forms are also included.

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Contents of these proceedings include: meeting highlights; issues important to meeting participants; "Diversity Recruitment: Techniques and Community Networking" by Arthur Wallenstein; "Preventing Staff Sexual Misconduct" by Susan McCampbell; "Consular Notification and Access" by Clyde Howard; "Why Corrections Professionals Should Be Concerned With In-Custody ADA Issues" by Timothy Ryan; "Special Needs of Female Inmates" by Richard Rouse, William Montague, Dennis Scheuller, Joe Schmitz, and Bridget Gladwin; "Legal Issues Update" by William Collins; "Topics for Next Meeting" by Richard Geaither; meeting agenda; list of meeting participants; and supplemental materials on legal cases cited.

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