Corrections

Webinar: Developing Effective Working Relationships with Victims and Offenders for Community Corrections Professionals

Evidence-based practices clearly demonstrate that the relationships professionals develop with their client is critical in supporting behavioral change. Creating a relationship that is supportive, empathetic, and accountable and that provides appropriate advocacy is foundational in the change process. Developing effective working relationships requires balancing empathy and boundaries with clear goals and an attention to resolving barriers.

Webinar: Comprehensive Approach to Offender Management

Gain an overview of the comprehensive approach to offender management. Discuss the fundamental principles of this approach including victim centeredness, public education, specialized knowledge and training, monitoring and evaluation, and collaboration. These fundamental principles will provide a guide for how offender management should be directed, what strategies should be implemented, and which stakeholders should be involved in these efforts.

Webinar – “COVID-19: Justice Response for Community Supervision”

This virtual meeting will provide an overview of the current statutory framework for community supervision and prison release that enables a rapid response to COVID-19 and highlight policies of concern to states during the pandemic. Attendees will also hear from practitioners about how policy is playing out in the justice system and have an opportunity to ask questions.
 

*This virtual meeting is made possible through the generous support of The Pew Charitable Trusts’ public safety performance project.

The National Conference of State Legislatures invites you to attend their upcoming “COVID-19: Justice Responses for Community Supervision” webinar on May 27 at 3:00 p.m. ET. This webinar will provide an overview of the current COVID-19 community supervision and prison release procedures, as well as highlight policies of concern to states during this pandemic. There will also be the opportunity for attendees to ask the featured practitioners questions.

The COPS Office’s Collaborative Reform Initiative Technical Assistance Center (CRI-TAC) recently introduced their COVID-19 Library of Resources, which is dedicated to informing law enforcement agencies of COVID-19 guidelines and officer safety policies. This resource will allow law enforcement agencies to share updated information regarding agency policies, standard operating processes, fact sheets, press releases, special orders, and training documents.

The Bureau of Justice Assistance is seeking applications for its FY 2020 Coronavirus Emergency Supplemental Funding Program, which supports eligible states, local units of government, and tribal governments in addressing and tackling coronavirus-related matters.

The following list includes examples of things the program funding will cover:

Webinar - COVID-19: Managing the Stress of Uncertainty by Taking Care of You

The "COVID-19: Managing the Stress of Uncertainty by Taking Care of You" webinar will help policy makers and all disciplines of correctional staff provide training and technical assistance on effective management of employees and subsequent related stressors that can be caused by pandemic-type occurrences.

Join the National Police Foundation, Major Cities Chiefs Association, and the Police Executive Research Forum for a COVID-19 briefing for law enforcement executives on Thursday, March 19, 2020 from 1:00 to 2:00 p.m. ET. The briefing will be conducted by representatives from the Centers for Disease Control’s (CDC) National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), and Public Health Service (PHS).

COVID-19 Briefing for Law Enforcement Executives

The National Police Foundation (NPF), Major Cities Chiefs Association (MCCA), and the Police Executive Research Forum (PERF) are collaborating together to provide a COVID-19 briefing for law enforcement executives from the Centers for Disease Control’s (CDC’s) National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), and Public Health Service (PHS).

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