Courts

Webinar – “Implementing a Peer Mentor Program: Strategies for Engaging Peer Recovery Support Specialists in Adult Treatment Courts”

Peer Recovery Support Specialists (PRSSs) working in treatment courts are people with lived experience of behavioral health disorders and criminal justice involvement who are key members of the clinical team serving those participating in drug court and mental health court programs.

This webinar covers strategies for how to engage PRSSs in adult treatment courts to support people with substance use disorders and co-occurring mental disorders. Topics covered will include:

Webinar: Intro to Neurobiology of Addiction

Given the high rates of addiction and co-occurring disorders in a criminal justice population, familiarity with the latest research on addiction is essential to attend to the needs of the clients we serve. A very high percentage of domestic violence and higher risk offenders struggle with addiction in addition to other criminogenic needs. This webinar will focus on the latest research on addiction and the brain. We will cover strategies and skills to support someone through the recovery process.

Webinar: Drug Endangered Children (DEC) Alliance Development - A Successful Tribal Model

Attend this webinar for a discussion on Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes (CSKT) of the Flathead Nation's journey to implement a successful Drug Endangered Children (DEC) Alliance including the steps they took, key community stakeholders they involved to achieve success, and how they have been able to sustain their Alliance.

Upon completion of this webinar, participants will be able to:

  • List the steps CKST took to implement a DEC Alliance
  • Identify key partners used to create a successful DEC Alliance
  • Describe successful strategies to sustain a DEC Alliance

 

Virtual: 2020 Summer Summit Learning Series

Due to COVID-19, the National District Attorneys Association (NDAA) has decided to offer a portion of the Summer Summit that was to be held in Denver, CO in a modified format as the “2020 Summer Summit Virtual Learning Series.” This series highlights six of the topics from the original agenda regarding professional development and victim advocacy needed to address the “Challenge of Change.” Sign up today to learn from experienced faculty from around the country while not leaving your home office!

Webinar: “Pandemic Lessons, Police Accountability and the Shifting Role of the Prosecutor”

In the past two months, prosecutors' offices and court systems across the nation have seen their daily work to maintain constitutional justice uprooted, altered, and halted in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Recently, in response to George Floyd’s death, the criminal justice system also began facing calls for expanded police accountability. The role of the prosecutor is changing rapidly and the steps that prosecutors take in the upcoming months could impact the justice system for years to come.

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: 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.

Webinar – Capital Litigation Improvement Project Series: Jury Selection

In “Capital Litigation Improvement Project Series: Jury Selection,” Sheila Ross of the Prosecuting Attorneys’ Council of Georgia will share her years of insight and experience with the capital case jury selection process, providing attendees with a practical toolkit to immediately apply to their next trial.

This presentation is suitable for all levels of experience.

This webinar is part of the Association of Prosecuting Attorneys’ Capital Litigation Improvement Project Series.

Veterans' Courts: Community of Practice Session

The January 2020 Tribal Community of Practice will focus on justice systems and services dedicated to veterans. Our discussion will revolve around topics relevant to assisting American Indian veterans that include: historical context of warriors within tribal communities, military cultural competency, combat trauma, and resources/practices geared toward restoration. 

Please join the National Criminal Justice Training Center in our dialogue that will encourage idea-sharing to develop well-rounded and informed services for our community members.

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