"Not on My Watch!": Protecting Your Client and Challenging the State in Juvenile and Adult Court

National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers and the Georgia Public Defender Council are planning a two-day training program in Macon, Georgia, to target the underserved area of southwest Georgia. Public defense providers, including institutionally employed defenders and those who do public defense via court appointment, are welcome to attend. The program will have a dual track on the first day, with juvenile and adult topics, and the second day will be comprised of "crossover" topics for both adult and juvenile defenders.

Tribal Probation Academy - Session III (Fall 2016)

The Basic Tribal Probation Academy (TPA)* is a comprehensive training academy that provides foundational knowledge and practical, skill-based training infused with cultural awareness through traditional, evidence-based and alternative approaches to community supervision.

Tribal Probation Academy - Session II (Fall 2016)

Build foundational skills through this comprehensive and interactive training academy. Examine traditional, evidence-based, and alternative approaches to community supervision. Practice techniques in mock interviews, scenarios and team exercises. Explore the benefits of peacemaking, restorative practices, and cultural resources 

Addressing the Housing Needs of Youth and Young Adults in Contact with the Justice System

Hosted by the National Reentry Resource Center and the Coalition for Juvenile Justice, with funding support from the U.S. Department of Justice’s Bureau of Justice Assistance and Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention

NCCJD Webinar: Mental Health Courts and Individuals with I/DD: A Criminal Justice Solution?

Mental health courts were created to divert offenders away from prison into long-term community based treatment. These courts rely on assessments, treatment plans and ongoing monitoring of behavior to address both the mental health needs of the offenders, as well as the safety needs of the community. But, are mental health courts appropriate for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD)? Can they do more harm than good? Join NCCJD as we explore these questions and hear from experts in the field about this under-recognized dilemma in the criminal justice system.

2016 Fall Tribal Probation Academy

This comprehensive training academy provides both foundational knowledge and practical, skill-based training infused with cultural awareness through traditional, evidence-based, and alternative approaches to community supervision. Apply the knowledge and skills you have gained in each session through hands-on and interactive learning, role plays, and scenarios that are readily used throughout the training. The Tribal Probation Academy continues to evolve by incorporating new examples, case studies, and faculty field expertise to complement and enhance delivery of the core curriculum. Highlighted topics covered during the Academy include: tribal justice systems; victim-centered approach; evidence-based practices in community corrections; understanding offender populations and special condition considerations; substance abuse; restorative justice and peacemaking; report writing; juvenile probation; search and seizure; and defensive tactics.

National Gang Center - Advanced Gang Training Investigations - Little Rock, AR

The Advanced Gang Investigations training provides insight into techniques to investigate gang crimes and advanced tools for gang investigations, including information regarding how to integrate intelligence analysis and crime analysis. The training is designed to offer flexibility based on the needs of the law enforcement agencies in the geographical area where the training is being offered. The training provides awareness of existing tools, resources, and guidelines for gang investigators.

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy - Insights & Tools for Justice Professionals (Part 2)

This 2:00 p.m. ET webinar notes that distinctive features set CBT apart from therapeutic options that preceded it: time limited, present-day, solution focused. CBT employs a directive approach driven by prioritized client-centered needs. CBT characteristics and outcomes continue to expand its popularity and widen its application, especially to criminal justice populations. Part 2 of this two-part webinar reviews CBT techniques and useful tools applicable to criminal justice programming and addiction treatment (included as Part I “homework” materials).