Webinar - Thinking for a Change: Expanding & Collaborating on a Cognitive Behavioral Program for Probation

Learn how the Maricopa County, Arizona Adult Probation Department successfully expanded its implementation of Thinking for a Change (a cognitive behavioral intervention program with the National Institute of Corrections) through collaboration with external treatment providers who utilized Medicaid to pay for services. This webinar will focus on how they were able to implement evidence-based practices with fidelity, integrity, and continued quality improvement.

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Join the American Probation and Parole Association (APPA) in observing National Pretrial, Probation, and Parole Supervision (PPP) Week from July 16 – 22. This year’s theme is Clients, Communities, Employees: Empowerment through Partnerships, which promotes a “triangle of success” in community corrections/supervision that emphasizes collaboration between all involved groups, including communities, clients, and employees.

APPA Institute Workshop (Winter 2016): Response Control Tactics

This program provides statistical information regarding how probation and parole officers are killed and assaulted in the line of duty and points out the difference in types of attacks based upon the officer’s gender. It then provides control techniques that can be used by any officer to stop the most common attacks experienced by probation and parole officers. These techniques are not based on gender, size or strength. They are easily learned, easily applied and easily retained with a minimum of practice. During the lecture portion of the program, audience response pads will be provided to participants so they may anonymously respond to questions and review responses from other participants. In the hands-on portion, participants will be shown specific techniques to stop various types of attack and will have the opportunity to practice the techniques, with feedback from the presenters.

The Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) National Training and Technical Assistance Center (NTTAC) is seeking responses to a request for proposal (RFP) to provide technical assistance (TA) to the Lee County Probation Department (LCPD). The objectives of the TA are to assess the current state of LCPD protocols, caseloads, reporting procedures, and technology resources and provide recommendations that will result in more efficient and effective operations.