Training

ACA Winter Conference 2016

The annual winter American Correctional Association conference is being held in New Orleans, LA. The PREA Resource Center proposed 5 conference presentations, 4 of which were accepted. The PRC is coordinating all aspects of the presentation development including confirming presenters, reviewing and approving presentation slides, and moderating all presentations. Some PRC staff are also primary presenters in 2 of the sessions.

BJA/IADLEST Webinar - Strategic Crime Analysis: Reducing Hot Spots and Solving Problems

A key element of crime reduction is tackling long-term and chronic hot spots and other problems: multiple crimes with common factors whose recurrence can often be predicted. Such long-term problems rarely respond to enforcement and arrests, but must be solved with targeted strategies aimed at removing the opportunity for the crimes to occur. 

Advanced Crime Prevention Training in McHenry, MD

The Advanced Crime Prevention Course is a three-day course designed for those who work in the law enforcement and crime prevention arena. It provides a comprehensive approach to “opportunity reduction” based crime prevention. Participants will learn how to prepare, understand, and deliver information on advanced topics in crime prevention to their communities. They will learn about various developments and emerging trends in the crime prevention field and understand the types of crime prevention techniques available to address these issues.

NCCJD Webinar: Serving Juveniles with Intellectual/Developmental Disabilities

The Arc’s National Center on Criminal Justice and Disability™ (NCCJD) notes the decline in juvenile crime and incarceration and accompanying rise in incarceration rates for youth with I/DD. NCCJD’s white paper and webinar on justice involved youth with I/DD highlights emerging issues and promising practices from across the country including:

Preventing involvement in the first place—strategies for parents and advocates

  • Exclusionary discipline in schools
  • The school-to-prison pipeline
  • Restraint and seclusion in schools
  • Special education in juvenile hall
  • The Arc of the Capital Area’s Juvenile Justice Services Program

The webinar will feature brief presentations from multiple white paper authors, and webinar participants will be the first to access NCCJD’s white paper on the topic of Justice Involved Youth with I/DD. Join us for this thought-provoking webinar and gain new insight on how to assist youth with I/DD who are at-risk for or already involved in the juvenile justice system.

Defensive Tactics Training for Tribal Probation Officers and Court Bailiffs

This course is designed for Tribal Probations Officers (POs) and Court Bailiffs who may encounter a violent or resistive subjects during the course of their duties. The course focuses on establishing the legal justification for using force, as well as providing instruction on situational desirability and justification, threat assessment opportunities, officer vs. subject factors, and communication techniques. Participants will be trained in the Disturbance Resolution Model which provides a framework for determining what level of force is necessary and reasonable in varying situations.

The Effectiveness of Treatment for Adult Sex Offenders

Therapeutic interventions aimed at reducing the likelihood of reoffending are a staple of contemporary sex offender management practice. While there is strong scientific evidence that therapeutic interventions work for criminal offenders overall, the effectiveness of treatment for sex offenders has been subject to debate. This uncertainty about the effectiveness of treatment for sexual offenders arguably is due to several factors, including measurement shortcomings and inconsistent research findings.

Enhancing Tribal and State Collaborations to Build Sustainable Public Safety Partnerships (Nov 2015)

This course is designed to be a proactive, comprehensive, training experience that fosters collaboration among tribal, state, federal, and local governments. The class will train and equip participants with the knowledge and skills necessary to identify existing tribal justice challenges for the purpose of strengthening partnerships to more effectively implement criminal justice initiatives in their organizations.

Enhancing Tribal and State Collaborations to Build Sustainable Public Safety Partnerships (Oct 2015)

This course is designed to be a proactive, comprehensive, training experience that fosters collaboration among tribal, state, federal, and local governments. The class will train and equip participants with the knowledge and skills necessary to identify existing tribal justice challenges for the purpose of strengthening partnerships to more effectively implement criminal justice initiatives in their organizations.

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