This 2:00 p.m. ET webinar notes that research indicates that effective substance abuse treatment programs include an aftercare component. There is no single definition of aftercare, but common components include: relapse prevention and continued treatment and/or peer support, combined with other health and human services that promote a stable lifestyle.
Participants will learn about Methamphetamine identification and recognition.
You may have recently been hired as the coordinator of a grant program. In this role, you will find the job requires you to facilitate an advisory board, manage the grant financials, report on the grant, and ensure the grant deliverables are met. To accomplish these tasks, a coordinator must be flexible, able to multi-task, meet deadlines and work well with others. Beyond these responsibilities, the coordinator will serve as a problem solver, motivator, reporter, diplomat, and an advocate. This course will provide the grant coordinator with the skills and techniques needed for successful implementation of the grant program’s purpose and intent. Participants will learn tips and tools for effective grant coordination from the ground up.
On December 14, 2015 from 2:00 to 3:30 PM (Eastern), the Smart Policing Initiative (SPI) will present the webinar "Criminology 102: Busted Myths in Criminology". This webinar will be presented by Dr. Scott Decker, SPI Subject Matter Expert and Foundation Professor at the School of Criminology and Criminal Justice at Arizona State University. The past two decades of research have challenged many conventional assumptions about crime and criminal justice.
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.
While several studies exist concerning law enforcement perceptions of police-probation/parole partnerships, few have examined probation/parole perceptions. For those studies that do include such perceptions they have been local and qualitative in nature. This workshop will cover the results of a nationwide study examining probation/parole perspectives of partnerships with law enforcement. The study used a survey to determine favorableness to partnerships with law enforcement in relation to a variety of important concepts including partnership typology, respect for officers’ role, benefits to the officers’ and department’s operations, crime reduction potential, mission distortion, mission creep, leadership support, stalking horse incidents, rehabilitative ideology, barriers to partnership (e.g., funding), training needs, and a variety of individual and organizational demographics. In addition, a separate study conducted in Pennsylvania examining perceptions of partnerships by Police Chiefs, compared to that of Probation/Parole Chiefs, will also be discussed.
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.
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.
The responsivity principle suggests that an individuals’ characteristics affect how they respond to treatment and interventions. Characteristics such as learning style, personality, culture, gender, education level, etc.
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.