Law Enforcement Past Trainings
Using Evidence-Informed Interventions & Addressing Criminogenic Factors to Improve
Outcomes for Psychoeducational Programs (STC# 00812535)
Criminal Justice agencies are becoming more engaged in the delivery of cognitive- behavioral /psychoeducational programing to their client population. This shift from traditional oversight of programs, to actual implementation of programming material, requires an enhanced knowledge of evidence-informed interventions and the role of program theory in deciding on the balance between adaptation versus exact replication of model programs. This workshop is designed for facilitators and supervisors of these programs which administer curriculum for domestic violence/batterer intervention, anger management and substance abuse issues. Participants will learn how to use evidence-informed interventions to improve client engagement, increase program retention and promote positive behavioral change. The 16-hour workshop will include 15 hours of classroom instruction and 1 hour of homework; using excerpts from the curriculum “Another Way...Choosing to Change” to demonstrate the various interventions and interactions or current department curriculum materials.

Certifying Batterer Intervention Programs to Reduce Recidivism Thru Effective
Evaluation & Oversight (STC# 07099-082231)
This 3-day workshop is designed for probation officers/supervisors who oversee batterer intervention programs and/or supervise domestic violence offenders or oversee specialized family violence units. Participants will learn how to interface more effectively with BIP’s to increase program retention and evaluate factors leading to reductions in violence. Tuition price includes a copy of the batterer’s intervention curriculum, “Another Way...Choosing to Change”: Step-by-Step Facilitator Guide and Participant Handbook (a $100 value), which will be used to demonstrate the various interventions and interactions.

Understanding the Unique Dynamics of Intimate Partner Violence to Improve
Outcomes and Reduce Recidivism (STC cert #099521232)
This 2-day workshop is designed for probation officers/supervisors working with offenders who have a history of domestic violence arrests/victimization, in addition to those officers who oversee specialized family violence units. Research shows a significant correlation between intimate partner violence (IPV) and substance abuse, as well as it’s high prevalence among documented gang members. It is among the lessor understood criminogenic risk factors, yet it is a strong contributor to rearrests and recidivism. Participants in this workshop will learn how to recognize the unique dynamics of IPV and develop strategies to improve their information gathering in pre-sentence investigations, as well as increase their opportunities to help reduce recidivism in their supervision caseloads. Due to the intergenerational nature of IPV, officers working with juvenile offenders will also benefit from the information and activities provided in this workshop. During this workshop participants will 1) Evaluate the unique dynamics of batterer and victim behaviors within the criminal justice process;2) Develop strategies to reduce recidivism by improving offender accountability and leveraging community resources to address criminogenic needs; 3) Evaluate the Stages of Change and the Readiness to Change model for their clients to identify effective questions and interaction strategies to avoid collusion with the batterer and increase offender accountability with reduced victim risk.

Rebuilding the House of Corrections—What’s in Your Toolbox?
Numerous states have now implemented sweeping changes to their criminal justice systems to reduce prison overcrowding. This action has resulted in a true paradigm shift as they seek to develop meaningful policies, procedures and programs which can usher in true criminal justice system reform. The key to accomplishing this mission is the engagement of numerous government and private collaborative partners. Law enforcement, the Courts, corrections, probation and parole can no longer operate as individual silos in the management of criminal offenders if this reform is going to be effective in reducing recidivism and provide for public safety. The most effective “tools of the toolbox” are no 
longer handcuffs and larger prisons, but data and evidence-driven decision making and the use of local rehabilitative programs which are designed around best practice models. This 8-hour workshop will examine evidence-based practices for community supervision and strategies to increase offender’s potential for successful re-integration into our community while providing for public safety.

Communicating Effectively with Offenders—A Strengths-Based Approach with Practical
Application of Motivational Interviewing
Many departments have trained their staff in the Motivational Interviewing Model, but what does it really look like in practical application? Using a strengths-based approach, this 8- hour workshop will evaluate and strengthen the participant’s communication approaches in working with offenders and understanding resistance thru the Stages of Change model. Drawing on transactional analysis models of communication and using communication assessments, participants will learn strategies to more effectively engage their probationers and reduce violations of probation. Attachment issues of probationers will be discussed within the Maslow Hierarchy of Needs model and participants will learn how to reduce barriers in order to meet public safety objectives.

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