Training

VALOR Training – Train-the-Trainer Workshop (Sept 2019, Mississippi)

The VALOR Officer Safety and Wellness Program’s “Train the Trainer Workshop” provides qualified law enforcement trainers with tools to develop and deliver basic in-house officer safety and wellness awareness training within their agencies.

VALOR Training – Survive & Thrive: Protecting You and Your Fellow Officers (Sept 2019, Mississippi)

This VALOR Officer Safety and Wellness Program training, offered as a one- or two-day course, provides officers at the all levels with exactly that – the essentials to survive and thrive – by stressing the importance of being physically and mentally prepared, maintaining situational awareness, combating complacency, and remaining vigilant.

Webinar - The Top 10 Reasons to Start a Police Homeless Outreach Team

Un-arresting away homelessness in your community through the development of a homeless outreach team is one of the hottest trends in policing today. If your agency continues to struggle with more questions than answers about effective responses to homelessness, consider the top 10 reasons why you should start a homeless outreach team.

Homelessness is expensive. Each chronically homeless person on the streets of your community consumes up to $30,000 annually in public resources (such as jail stays and emergency room visits).

Applying the Americans with Disabilities Act to Arrests and Prosecutions

Police and prosecutors routinely encounter people with mental illness and developmental disabilities. Unfortunately, there is frequently some confusion about how the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) interfaces with these encounters. This webinar will review the ADA, describe how the law applies to arrests and prosecution, and provide suggestions to law enforcement and prosecutors on how to best implement solutions.

Webinar - MAT Medication Diversion Brief

As criminal justice agencies grapple with the impacts of the opioid epidemic, an increasing number of correctional facilities are using medication-assisted treatment (MAT) in order to initiate or maintain treatment among individuals experiencing opioid use disorders. Despite the potential for MAT to reduce recidivism and overdose fatalities, many jails and prisons are reluctant to allow individuals to be on MAT medications due to diversion concerns.

Race, Ethnicity and Police Deployment: A Look at Patrol Staffing in Chicago

Chicago is one of the most diverse cities in the country and, in spite of this, remains among the nation’s most segregated. Serving the community poses some unique challenges for the Chicago, Illinois Police Department. There are constant demands to address crime and disorder—made more complicated by a strong group of elected aldermen that jealously guard how city services are delivered in their wards.

Off the Cuff: Officer Safety and Wellness Talks (Oct 2019)

The Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) VALOR Initiative is hosting the “Off the Cuff: Officer Safety and Wellness Talks” event on October 15, 2019 in Cincinnati, Ohio. Over the course of four hours, five law enforcement officers will share their compelling personal stories and insights on:

  • Post traumatic-incident stress management;
  • Creating a path to financial freedom;
  • Recommitting to your physical health; and
  • Shot in the line of duty: returning to work.

Webinar - Creating an Animal Abuse Task Force: How Law Enforcement Can Work with Local Resources to Investigate and Prosecute Crimes

Over the past 30 years, researchers and professionals in a variety of human services and animal welfare disciplines have established significant correlations between animal abuse, child abuse and neglect, domestic violence, elder abuse, and other forms of violence. Mistreating animals is no longer seen as an isolated incident that can be ignored; it is often an indicator or predictor of crime and a “red flag” warning sign that other family members in the household may not be safe.

Webinar - A Day in the Life: How Exposure to Community Violence Affects Children

This webinar will describe the many risks of harm (short term and long term) for children exposed to violence in their community. As rates of violent crime continue to increase in many communities across the United States, child-serving professionals across all disciplines must gain greater insight into the damaging effects of exposure to these incidents, on the children who reside there. With a focus on the emotionally damaging nature of this exposure, outcome differences by race, gender, age, and the nature and frequency of community violence exposure will be discussed.

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