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This 3-hour program discusses the strengths and weaknesses of 12-step programs and how they integrate with "what works" in the correctional field. The following topics are addressed:

  • Enhancing communication and cooperation and supporting the appropriate use of 12-step programs;
  • Recognizing the benefits of 12-step programs throughout the criminal justice system;
  • Understanding how the mission of 12-step programs complements the goal of corrections;
  • Special issues with 12-step programs -- legal and mandatory participation and conflicting research and literature;
  • And implementing what has been learned.
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"This webinar focuses on the legal liability of agencies and staff when engaging in cross gender supervision and searches of people in custody." Topics discussed include: important factors for cross gender searches and supervision; the legal framework—Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA) standards and DOJ guidance, Civil Rights of Institutionalized Persons Act, Prison Litigation Reform Act, Violence Against Women Act amendments, PREA exhaustion of administration remedies, Federal Torts Claims Act, U.S. Constitution claims, state claims, and international legal claims; forms of liability—municipal, official, individual, personal and qualified immunity; case law digest—issues raised by inmates, residents, or detainees—First Amendment, Fourth Amendment , Fourth regarding privacy, visual body cavity searches, pat downs (searches), and the Eighth Amendment; the impact of cross gender supervision and searches on youthful inmates; case law regarding employment—Title VII; women in corrections; men in corrections; gender non-conforming staff in corrections; and conclusions regarding the current state of the law.

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“Investigating Allegations of Staff Sexual Misconduct with Offenders is a 36-hour educational program that addresses the complex issues in investigations of staff on offender sexual abuse in correctional settings …

The objectives of the training are to ensure that participants are able to: 1. Review the Prison Rape Elimination Act of 2003 (PREA) and identify its impact on investigations of staff sexual misconduct with persons under correctional supervision; 2. Understand a comprehensive approach to addressing and investigating allegations of staff sexual misconduct with offenders- - policy, training and operational practices; 3. Understand legal and investigative implications and strategies to responding to staff sexual misconduct with offenders; 4. Understand the role of the prosecutor and review the legal tools for prosecuting staff sexual misconduct with offenders–their content, importance and relevance to investigations; [and] 5. Demonstrate and model how integrated relationships between police, prosecutors, investigators, and correctional personnel can help to ensure successful investigations and convictions of staff sexual misconduct with persons under correctional supervision” (p. 11-12).

Sections contained in this curriculum are: introduction; training agenda; teaching tips; welcome, introduction, and pre-test; lesson plans—Module 1 Training Objectives, Module 2 The Prison Rape Elimination Act update and overview, Module 3 State Laws and Investigations, Module 4 Agency Culture, Module 5 Action Planning, Module 6 Training for Investigators in a Correctional Setting, Module 7 Investigative Policy, Module 8 Operational Practices, Module 9 Investigative Techniques, Module 10 DNA and Medical Health Care, Module 11 Victimization and Mental Health Care, Module 12 Media Strategies, Module 13 Role of Prosecutors in Cases of Staff Sexual Misconduct, Module 14 Human Resource Issues in Investigation of Staff, and Module 15 Legal Liability and Investigations; wrap up; and an appendix including a sample pre-/post-test and a sample training evaluation.

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The need for and process of retraining in an organization are discussed during this 3-hour workshop. Topics covered include: what does retraining look like in your organization?; benefits of refresher/in-service training; philosophy of adult education and its application to retraining; addressing four basic questions adults bring to training; and development of individual commitment statements.

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This 3-hour program will interest anyone dealing with geriatric offenders. Issues covered during this presentation include:

  • Who geriatric offenders are
  • Awareness of their needs
  • Staff training
  • And special considerations for this population.

Participants will be able to: develop criteria to identify geriatric offenders; describe challenges and options for training staff and improving day to day operations to better manage this population; identify strategies, including stand-alone and integrated approaches, to address geriatric offenders’ needs; and identify sources of information and technical support for developing and implementing programs and services for geriatric offenders.

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Making the transition from line staff to supervisor calls for developing new skills and competencies as well as a major shift in mindset from doing one’s own work to supervising the work of others.

This program focuses on core competencies for supervisors. These competencies include developing personal and professional goals, demonstrating leadership, solving problems, thinking critically, making decisions, managing conflict, coaching, counseling, providing discipline, and encouraging staff performance. The DVD package includes:

DVD 1: Group Edition (36-hour training program)
This disc is for facilitators wishing to lead a group through this program and contains videos, a facilitator guide, a participant guide, presentation slides, and supplemental material.

DVD 2: Self-Directed Edition (3-hour program)
This disc is for individuals wishing to go through this program independently. No instructor or group experiences are required for this edition.

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Module Five - Conflict Management [Self-Directed Version]

Making the transition from line staff to supervisor calls for developing new skills and competencies as well as a major shift in mindset from doing one’s own work to supervising the work of others.

This program focuses on core competencies for supervisors. These competencies include developing personal and professional goals, demonstrating leadership, solving problems, thinking critically, making decisions, managing conflict, coaching, counseling, providing discipline, and encouraging staff performance. The DVD package includes:

DVD 1: Group Edition (36-hour training program)
This disc is for facilitators wishing to lead a group through this program and contains videos, a facilitator guide, a participant guide, presentation slides, and supplemental material.

DVD 2: Self-Directed Edition (3-hour program)
This disc is for individuals wishing to go through this program independently. No instructor or group experiences are required for this edition.

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Module Six - Encouraging Performance [Self-Directed Version]

Making the transition from line staff to supervisor calls for developing new skills and competencies as well as a major shift in mindset from doing one’s own work to supervising the work of others.

This program focuses on core competencies for supervisors. These competencies include developing personal and professional goals, demonstrating leadership, solving problems, thinking critically, making decisions, managing conflict, coaching, counseling, providing discipline, and encouraging staff performance. The DVD package includes:

DVD 1: Group Edition (36-hour training program)
This disc is for facilitators wishing to lead a group through this program and contains videos, a facilitator guide, a participant guide, presentation slides, and supplemental material.

DVD 2: Self-Directed Edition (3-hour program)
This disc is for individuals wishing to go through this program independently. No instructor or group experiences are required for this edition.

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Module Seven - Organizational Context [Self-Directed Version]

Making the transition from line staff to supervisor calls for developing new skills and competencies as well as a major shift in mindset from doing one’s own work to supervising the work of others.

This program focuses on core competencies for supervisors. These competencies include developing personal and professional goals, demonstrating leadership, solving problems, thinking critically, making decisions, managing conflict, coaching, counseling, providing discipline, and encouraging staff performance. The DVD package includes:

DVD 1: Group Edition (36-hour training program)
This disc is for facilitators wishing to lead a group through this program and contains videos, a facilitator guide, a participant guide, presentation slides, and supplemental material.

DVD 2: Self-Directed Edition (3-hour program)
This disc is for individuals wishing to go through this program independently. No instructor or group experiences are required for this edition.

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Module Eight - Supervisory Development Plan [Self-Directed Version]

Making the transition from line staff to supervisor calls for developing new skills and competencies as well as a major shift in mindset from doing one’s own work to supervising the work of others.

This program focuses on core competencies for supervisors. These competencies include developing personal and professional goals, demonstrating leadership, solving problems, thinking critically, making decisions, managing conflict, coaching, counseling, providing discipline, and encouraging staff performance. The DVD package includes:

DVD 1: Group Edition (36-hour training program)
This disc is for facilitators wishing to lead a group through this program and contains videos, a facilitator guide, a participant guide, presentation slides, and supplemental material.

DVD 2: Self-Directed Edition (3-hour program)
This disc is for individuals wishing to go through this program independently. No instructor or group experiences are required for this edition.

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