Over the past 20 years community-based corrections have evolved significantly. Systems that employ evidence-based practices can demonstrate upwards of 20% reductions in recidivism, especially for higher risk offenders. Assessments, engagement, graduated sanctions, as well as successful strategies, all play a significant role in helping offenders change their destructive behaviors. During the webinar, you will receive an introduction to the research, science, and practices that can significantly improve offender outcomes and reduce recidivism, providing future protection to victims and potential victims.
Courthouses serve as the center of many government, legal, and community activities. They can also be vulnerable to threats of violence for all who use them. Join us to learn effective strategies and best practices to enhance a collaborative courthouse security philosophy. Gather tools and resources from current state and federal court services experts related to security planning, jury and witness safety considerations, and threat assessment and management. Presenters include experts in the areas law enforcement, state and federal attorneys, judges and other court services professionals.
Build foundational skills through this comprehensive and interactive training academy. Examine traditional, evidence-based, victim-centered and trauma informed approaches to community supervision. Practice techniques in mock interviews, scenarios and team exercises. Explore the benefits of restorative practices and cultural resources. The 2020 Tribal Probation Academy is a three-session course being held: Session 1: March 30-April 3, Session 2: May 4-8, and Session 3: June 1-5, 2020. All 3 sessions are US DOJ approved.
Explore how community stakeholders can better respond to domestic violence cases using risk information. Learn about the social science behind lethality and risk assessment, and gather concrete tools and suggestions for court-based risk assessment in an effort to enhance safety.
Examine common issues faced by law enforcement and service providers when encountering a person in crisis. Review methods to prevent or intervene in a crisis situation in which mental illness is a factor, including de-escalation and communication techniques. Identify presenting symptoms of various types of mental health disorders. Explore intervention strategies and methods for assessing the presence of suicidal intention. Discuss the lifelong impact that trauma has on individuals such as veterans, children, domestic violence survivors, and individuals impacted by historical trauma.
Practice skills to effectively resolve disturbances that may arise in community supervision, during home visits or search and seizure, or in a court setting. Review the Disturbance Resolution model, a framework for determining what level of force is necessary and reasonable in various situations. Explore the legal justification for using force as well as situational desirability, threat assessment opportunities, officer versus subject factors and effective communication techniques.
Explore techniques to recognize drug influence when conducting home visits, search and seizure, or during other interactions with probationers. Develop the critical skills to recognize common paraphernalia and the signs and symptoms of persons under the influence of stimulants, hallucinogens, opiates, marijuana, alcohol, depressants, inhalants, and dissociative anesthetics through hands-on instruction.
Explore the eight principles of effective offender intervention and identify how they impact your department/agency. Develop a departmental vision and mission statement to support evidence-based practices (EBP). Develop goals, objectives, and action steps for organizational change and development of EBP. Establish measures for evaluation of program and individual success.
Explore promising practices in supervising drug/alcohol-involved probationers/parolees in a community-based setting. Examine the importance of utilizing Risk-Need-Responsivity principles, community-based sentencing options, effective case planning and graduated responses to increase public safety and long-term behavior change. Discuss how stakeholders can contribute to improve outcomes for this population.
Discuss the pervasiveness of mental illness in the criminal justice system. Identify basic mental, sociological and educational characteristics of the mentally ill offender population. Explore strategies to address mental health and addiction concerns in crisis and non-crisis situations. Examine the complexity of co-occurring disorders and the interventions that are most effective. Gather tools to implement an action plan that addresses suicidal thoughts or behaviors, self-injury, reaction to trauma, overdose or withdrawal symptoms and others.
Identify the obstacles justice teams have in effectively implementing community corrections programs. Explore and practice problem-solving methods. Develop an action plan to address the identified barriers to program success.
Learn how courthouse personnel can best share information and keep order in the court, whether it is for routine proceedings, messaging during a crisis, or providing the media/community with information during the continuity of operations following an incident. For the agency in charge of the courthouse, developing a strong and effective social media strategy can build trust and cooperation daily, especially during critical incidents. You will examine courtroom safety related to media and screening best practices, and leave with a media plan template to utilize in your agency.
Promote healing, enhance public safety, and reduce recidivism in your role as a tribal community corrections professional. During this training, you will explore strengths-based supervision strategies and case management skills for the following populations on probation: probationers with mental illness, alcohol and substance abuse addiction, and domestic violence offenses. Engage in a variety of activities to enhance your ability to effectively case manage high risk populations. Examine strategies for multi-disciplinary team building to support tribal community corrections.
Learn and practice QPR (Question, Persuade, Refer), an evidence-based life-saving technique developed by Paul Quinnett, to utilize with people in crisis. Examine suicide myths and facts, warning signs, and the impact of historical and intergenerational trauma on suicide in Native American/Alaska Native communities. Examine significant risk factors and learn how to reduce the risk of suicide among probationers by eliminating any one element of the deadly triad - alcohol, firearms and distress.