Community Corrections

 

The Justice Clearinghouse covers topics of particular interest and focus for those in the Community Corrections (Probation and Parole) profession on a regular basis: through the webinars we hold, the articles we write, as well as the articles we curate from other respected sources.

Begin or enhance your knowledge in ways that will be immediately applicable to your probation or parole career by reviewing some of the information below.

 

Upcoming Webinars

08 / 18 / 2022

Part two of this two-part webinar series, “Career Survival Within the Administrative Ranks of Policing,” continues to support career survival in policing's top administrative ranks as established in part one [...]

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09 / 13 / 2022

Modern policing places a heavy demand on your body, mind, and spirit. The key to being able to sustain peak field performance physically lies in enhancing the often overlooked Vagal [...]

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09 / 13 / 2022

Actively Caring for People is a process founded by Dr. E. Scott Geller, Distinguished Professor from Virginia Tech. The process is based on a proven behavior model which serves to [...]

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09 / 20 / 2022

Have you ever felt this pull to do well at work and be a “good”  partner, parent, or friend? Does it feel like you are not doing enough at work [...]

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10 / 27 / 2022

Join this dynamic, engaging webinar for practical nutrition tips designed specifically for the first responder lifestyle. The science-based "Tactical Nutrition Guardrails" shared will provide refreshing clarity and help solve the [...]

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10 / 27 / 2022

How three basic words can transform your overall performance and empower individuals to reach their short and long-term goals. Participants will learn that self-expectations, accountability, and consequences are three action [...]

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11 / 10 / 2022

Community Corrections is tasked with enforcing conditions of supervision and working with individuals to change harmful behaviors. Within that scope, we work with individuals, their families, criminogenic domains, and trauma. [...]

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11 / 15 / 2022

This webinar addresses many of the opportunities and challenges that law enforcement personnel may face in their specific and unique careers. This presentation will cover key areas of building basic [...]

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11 / 29 / 2022

This is part one of a two-part webinar series that addresses a major problem in corrections, specifically the manipulation of correctional staff by criminal offenders. All correctional staff, including juvenile [...]

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12 / 08 / 2022

This is the second of a two-part webinar that addresses a major problem in corrections, specifically the manipulation of correctional staff by criminal offenders. All correctional staff, including juvenile and [...]

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01 / 19 / 2023

Self-Confidence can impact all areas of our lives.  When we show up more confident it keeps us safe, keeps us taking the right actions, and helps us have better conversations. [...]

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01 / 26 / 2023

Empathetic leadership is the key to building organizations that are productive, resilient, and cohesive. Balancing the needs of employees, clients, and the organization with compassion and skill is not always [...]

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02 / 02 / 2023

This presentation will provide justice leaders with a model to improve organizational culture and climate. Leaders will learn the importance of setting expectations, maintaining accountability, and delivering the necessary consequences [...]

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02 / 28 / 2023

We must acknowledge that staff wellness in Corrections can be one of the heaviest burdens of them all, yet one of the most difficult challenges to overcome.  We also must [...]

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03 / 07 / 2023

Ever find yourself thinking- Why can’t it be Friday yet? Practicing resilience is the best way to combat our own Corrections Fatigue and get to retirement without wishing weeks [...]

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03 / 30 / 2023

What is the number one stressor in the workplace? Is it the emotional or physical toll our careers take on us? Is it citizens or clients that demand too much [...]

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04 / 20 / 2023

Now, more than ever mental health has been a buzz phrase to promote self-care or external care from mental health professionals with demands from community, law enforcement professionals, and allocated [...]

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04 / 27 / 2023

What is the number one stressor in the workplace? Is it the emotional or physical toll your career takes on us? Is it citizens that demand too much with little [...]

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05 / 16 / 2023

Stress-management provided us with the tools we needed when we were already stressed, but did not help us to keep from getting stressed. Self-care was introduced to help us prepare [...]

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06 / 01 / 2023

Everyone has experienced the stress response; whether we get upset during an argument, are involved in a high-speed car chase, or we perceive something to be a threat, our stress [...]

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08 / 01 / 2023

Justice-Involved Women have a different pathway in and out of the criminal justice system. When standard tools, supervision practices, and assessments are used, it feels like a one-off for the [...]

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Recorded Webinars

Brian Lovins

Over the past 20 years, probation and parole has been under fire. Recent reports suggest that about 60% of all revocations are for technical violations and even more alarming, nearly 50% of people [...]

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Marc Hildebrand

Looking to make a change but finding yourself not just quite going all in or unable to sustain it? What you just might need to truly make things happen for [...]

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Rodger Ruge

An average human being is bound to go through about two traumatic events in a lifetime. But for those working in emergency services and other helping professions, that is increased [...]

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Wes Dotson

People entangled in the criminal justice system commonly struggle with social skills. With this in mind, it makes sense that those who are assigned to help them navigate the criminal [...]

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Michael Gomez

Anyone who has experienced vicarious trauma (VT) or secondary trauma (ST) and burnout, or is helping others with these, know too well the conscious effort it takes to manage let [...]

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Wendy Hummell

The need to support law enforcement officers’ holistic wellness given the stressful, if not downright traumatic nature of the job, is being recognized by more and more agencies and even [...]

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Darren Ivey
Wendy Hummell
Brenda Dietzman

Stress and trauma look different for everyone. Managing and preventing stress and trauma through self-care and resilience is likewise unique for each individual. This session acknowledges these differences by retelling [...]

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Margaret M. Crowley

Apart from the fact that corrections facilities are over capacity, it is also acknowledged that existing sentencing procedures and outcomes don’t always address the root of the problem. Alternative [...]

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Duane T. Bowers, LPC

People tend to use the term trigger loosely to describe anything that causes them any form of adverse response. In this session, the focus is on trauma triggers – those elicited [...]

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Bobby Kipper

More and more workplaces including the criminal justice field are paying attention to employee wellness. Different initiatives, programs, and services are being made available to the workforce to ensure that [...]

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Wes Dotson

People with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) are more likely than the general population to have an involvement with the criminal justice system because of characteristics and behavior distinctive to them [...]

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Wendy Hummell

People often compartmentalize the symptoms that they are experiencing into physical, mental, or emotional. What we often miss is the interrelations of these symptoms with one another. Wendy Hummel leads [...]

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Scott Kirshner

When faced with a violent encounter, situational awareness could mean the difference between life and death. It is a critical element in closing up the gap between stimulus and response. [...]

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Nick Metz
Sara Metz
Bill Walsh
Sammie Wicks
Christine Johnson

Events that transpired in the last few years made it evident more than ever the challenges the public safety profession is facing. Forced to adapt in a fast-changing world of [...]

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Lauren Anderson

Domestic violence cases are some of the most convoluted ones out there because of the victim’s ongoing relationship with their abuser. There is an intricate power and control dynamic [...]

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Lois James, PhD

 Watch the Webinar Trailer     From employee assistance programs, office gyms and break rooms, to partnerships with physical and mental health resources and providers, workplaces are now recognizing the [...]

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Wendy Hummell

Ever felt like you want to achieve something only to feel limited by your own thoughts and beliefs? Don't worry because you're not the only one. You see, humans are [...]

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Kim Colegrove

For a lot of people, meditation is typically seen as a practice linked to eastern religions and beliefs. This notion tends to create hesitancy and fear that practicing it means [...]

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Eugene Hyman
Sara E. Mahoney

Probation's role in the criminal justice system is often confused as merely babysitting offenders making sure that they don't violate court orders. Reality is, their roles are more encompassing and [...]

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Marc Hildebrand

So many things to do, so little time. We all have goals for different aspects of our lives that it just seems impossible to accomplish all at the same time. [...]

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William "Bill" Loucks Jr

The opioid crisis currently plaguing the United States did not just spring out of nowhere and happen overnight. It is a perfect storm brought about by myriad factors including pain [...]

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Amy Morgan

Who are you know and where do you want to be? Existentialist questions are tough, but these are things that we ought to contemplate on if we want to live [...]

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People with autism are 4 to 5 times more likely than the general population to have an encounter with law enforcement. The reasons lie in the characteristics and behavior distinctive to those [...]

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Dean Jenkins
James Newman

For many clients, the difference between rehabilitation and recidivism is the ability to create sustainable habits. All too often it is assumed that motivation is the most important factor in [...]

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Joe Smarro

Compassionate policing is a mindset and culture that must be adopted across law enforcement agencies to be fully effective in the community. Not only does it provide community members with [...]

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Bobby Kipper
Scott Geller, PhD

Different approaches to policing are being introduced and implemented – some require complicated models, technical skills, and some of the most cutting-edge technology. However, it is typically the foundational concepts that [...]

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Wes Dotson

Having established social skills is linked to a better quality of life and success. If a person is well-adjusted and adept in social skills, it is highly unlikely that they’[...]

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Wendy Hummell
Brenda Dietzman

It entails a high level of resilience to work in helping professions. This is especially true for women who must constantly be present for the people they serve at work [...]

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Kim Colegrove

Helping professions like law enforcement, dispatchers, EMTs, and firefighters are subjected to some of the most dreadful aspects of a community. All the horrors they’ve witnessed, listened to, or [...]

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Shannon Denard

To “Protect and Serve” requires “Trust and Cooperation.” Law Enforcement utilizes police academy training on every call but not every community call results in law enforcement to community relationship cooperation. [...]

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C. Gabrielle Salfati

Mental illness issues are much higher in first responders than in civilians. Deterioration of mental health is observed in criminal justice and public safety professionals during their time of service [...]

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Grant McDougall

The law enforcement profession is demanding to say the least. In a career where one is deployed to some of the most dangerous and daunting situations, it requires those who [...]

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Chris Jones

Domestic violence (DV) and intimate partner violence (IPV) are quite problematic. There’s the relationship between the victim and the abuser which makes the victim reluctant to report. The justice [...]

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Bobby Kipper

In the last couple of years, there has been a shift in the criminal justice training arena towards the ‘soft skills’ to help criminal justice professionals manage the people they [...]

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William "Bill" Loucks Jr

Differentiating hemp from marijuana visually is impossible, but those working in criminal justice need to recognize which is which. Discernment allows for more informed decisions and preventing potential violations brought [...]

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Nathaniel Lhowe

Probation and parole have the ability to hold offenders accountable for the crimes they committed while also providing them with the resources to turn their life around. Gang members are [...]

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Wendy Hummell

The concept of resilience may seem abstract and at times romanticized to a fault. But at its core and in the practical side of looking at things, resilience is a [...]

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Lois James, PhD

With the inherent nature of the law enforcement profession where officers are exposed to challenging conditions, traumatic circumstances, plus add the shift work into the equation, fatigue becomes inevitable. Numerous [...]

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Grant McDougall

The law enforcement field is facing systemic challenges brought about by a mass exodus of law enforcement officers hired in the 90s that are retiring simultaneously and the difficulty of [...]

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Emily LaGratta

The justice system is under heavy scrutiny. The outcome of this is the public’s deteriorating trust in the agencies and processes within. Trust-building is paramount, but the question being [...]

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Marc Hildebrand

We all want to be the best version of ourselves. Unfortunately, as we juggle so many things in our lives, we sometimes find ourselves dropping some of these, with one [...]

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Chris Brosan

When someone decides to be in the law enforcement profession, they might not necessarily be thinking of having to deal with animals and it is assumed that animals remain within [...]

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Duane T. Bowers, LPC

The pandemic affected people all over the world. Physically – with their mobility reduced due to health protocols; socially – with lessened interactions with loved ones; professionally – with productivity impacted by remote [...]

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Katharine Manning

There are a lot of people who are suffering from stress and trauma that are not getting the help they need. This fact is only exacerbated over the last year [...]

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Wendy Hummell

Who helps the helpers when they’re the ones who need help? Work for those in the helping professions – law enforcement, medical, EMT, animal control, fire, dispatch – seeing people suffering, [...]

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Claire Barrera
Alexandra Appleton

Taking a trauma-informed approach has been central when it comes to handling the victims and survivors of violence. To do this successfully may entail the expertise of people who actually [...]

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Chris Jones

It’s been said that most of the things we are dealing with in our adulthood are actually remnants of our childhood. We may not see it outright, but once [...]

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Jennifer Heisig
Hilary Weinberg

Everyone experiences stress in some form or another. Between seeing people in some of the worst circumstances, being privy to information that are just downright graphic, or having to hear [...]

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Duane T. Bowers, LPC

We witnessed massive changes around us. Between 2020’s wildfires, COVID-19, George Floyd, the civil unrest, to a heated presidential election, and the fresh Capitol riot of 2021, we’re all forced [...]

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David Black

First responders are the people whom the community depend on to do the dirty work – the ones we know we can’t handle and are too difficult. Given the stressful [...]

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Jeri’ Greer
Danielle (Hunter) Thompson

This session is the third installment of the Proactive Response to Domestic Violence webinar series. The first course discussed how domestic violence is perpetrated even when the offender is already [...]

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Halcyon Frank
Amy Morgan

Ensuring the safety of the public requires constant coordination between the agencies involved. Fire, EMS, law enforcement, dispatch – these are just some of the key stakeholders that must collaborate to [...]

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Katie Nelson

If you’re finding yourself not performing at your best the past months, you’re not the only one. The past 9 months or so had been surreal, from natural disasters, [...]

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Sean Goodison

Opioid use has reshaped American society in many ways – how drug trafficking and trade is being done, the drug dependency lifestyle perpetuated, the decreased life expectancy, the families it impacted. [...]

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John Schow
Joe Barton, Ph.D.
Tim Hardy
Rick Miller

Kids at HOPE made us understand the importance of believing in kids – no exceptions, connecting with kids and providing them with meaningful relationships, and time traveling with kids to help [...]

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Brenda Dietzman

The helping profession has its two sides. One is positive, with words like noble and rewarding associated with it. On the other side, it is seen as a thankless job, [...]

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Christine Mullin
Adam Kirhagis

Sex offenders may be considered the bane of society that they are required to be registered. But not all of them are as compliant which then puts communities at risk. [...]

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Cherice Hopkins
Rebecca Burney

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Rights4Girls is one of the organizations at the forefront of ensuring that domestic violence is prevented, focusing particularly on the impact that family [...]

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Rick Miller

The Justice Clearinghouse has quite a catalog of webinars that delve on the topic of trauma. In most of these, hope is identified to be the antidote to risk and [...]

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Gipsy Escobar

Various factions are claiming differing positions as facts that most of us may no longer be sure which of these to believe. In these times of information overload, one thing [...]

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Michelle (Shelley) Turner
Camie Borsdorf
Laura Farmer

This is a continuation of the discussion on the Kansas Department of Corrections (KDOC) Office of Victim Services (OVS) efforts to address domestic violence in a proactive manner. While the [...]

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Jeff Thompson, Ph.D.
Kevin Morison

More officers are dying by suicide than line of duty deaths. This conveys that while they’re well prepared and trained to handle critical incidents and dodge attacks and bullets, [...]

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Kimberly Miller

Bruce Lee is famously quoted for saying “Be Water, my friend,” but what does it exactly mean? Dr. Kimberly Miller is back on the Justice Clearinghouse to dissect what exactly [...]

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Obed Magny

Everyone can experience trauma, for individuals working in industries that deal with critical incidents and emergencies, the risk of exposure to trauma is further aggravated. The community’s helpers need [...]

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Tina Frundt
Rebecca Burney

Sexual exploitation of children and minors has got to be one of the worst things in our society and everyone probably agrees that we must do everything within our power [...]

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Michael Goold

This webinar will introduce you to the principle of Emotional Intelligence and how you can prevent emotional hijacks, give yourself a yellow card, and “read” the emotions of others to [...]

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Kimberly Miller

It’s been told that the COVID-19 pandemic is the kind of storm that puts us all in the same boat, unfortunately, this isn’t exactly the case. When such [...]

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Wes Dotson

Conditions surrounding a person typically dictate their outcomes. We cannot change things like the environment we’re raised in or the experiences we’ve gone through. But if given a [...]

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Audrey Cress
Janet Good

Settling on a reactive approach when it comes to addressing domestic violence may actually be too late. Abusive behavior is recurring and can be difficult to shake off, thus releasing [...]

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Grant McDougall

Trauma is typically associated with extreme life-altering experiences. However, the concept of cumulative trauma is quite different from this. As the term suggests, it happens in a slow, repeated, and [...]

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Beth Bouchard
Lisa Goldblatt Grace
Cherice Hopkins
Rebecca Burney

By virtue of the sensitive nature of the crime, the vulnerability of the victims, the various agencies involved to address the problem, the long-term support required to keep survivors from [...]

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Al Cobos

It takes one bad apple to spoil the bunch, one bad incident to forget all the good that’s been done. Outlier events are putting the whole law enforcement arena [...]

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Kimberly Miller

The Doctor is IN. Join us for the finale of this thought-provoking series about Resiliency, Leadership and the Challenging time we're living through. Dr. Kimberly Miller will be answering questions [...]

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Michelle Welch

Numerous studies have established the correlation of animal cruelty to other violent crimes. Collateral crimes linked include family violence, sexual abuse, serial killers and mass shooters, organized crimes, and even [...]

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Tina Buneta
Joseph Hoebeke
Doreen Jokerst
Justin Smith
William Beck
Jack Cauley
Kimberly Miller

Webinar Video Clip: Leadership on the Front Lines - Navigating the COVID-19 Pandemic    COVID-19 is testing everyone’s resilience. People are experiencing anxiety over their mobility, safety, livelihood, and [...]

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Mary M. Walsh
Sara E. Mahoney

The inability to recognize risk factors in domestic violence incidents contributes immensely to the potential of that incident to turn lethal. The New York State Domestic Violence Fatality Review Team [...]

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Kimberly Miller

This is the second installment of Dr. Kimberly Miller’s webinar series on resilience and bounceability. This time around, she will be providing six additional tools that can be integrated [...]

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Cherice Hopkins
Rebecca Burney

Rights4Girls, in partnership with the Georgetown Juvenile Justice Initiative, worked on a study that looked at DC’s juvenile justice system paying special attention to the girls in its [...]

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Kimberly Miller

What the whole world is going through right now is testing all of us – from the government’s decision-making to things that we have better control of like our discipline, [...]

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Dr. Babatunde Okuleye, M.D., MBA
Robin Timme
Jennifer Horney

This is the second part of the Corrections and COVID-19 series made possible through the Falcon Correctional and Community Services, Inc. Topics covered in the first installment are the epidemiology [...]

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Robin Timme
Jennifer Horney
Scott Semple
Elias A. Diggins

Strange times we’re in right now and it’s affected our consciousness on a whole new level. There is a threat – we cannot see it, but we know it’[...]

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Sara E. Mahoney

Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde tells the story of a man who suffered from an internal conflict between good and bad. As he consciously represses his evil side away from [...]

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Judge Brandon Birmingham
Dr. Jill Johansson-Love

Domestic Violence isn’t just a matter of anger management. The motivation behind it is the abuser wanting to assert control in the relationship. With this in mind, intervention and [...]

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Naomi Smoot

It is not unusual for people who become entwined in the justice system to experience certain hindrances and limitations when it comes to their opportunities in life. Securing education, housing [...]

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David J. Rogers

Statistics show the level that drug trafficking and addiction has impacted Indian Country. Characteristics unique to Indian Country – oppression, displacement, isolation, poverty – make them susceptible to be victimized or commit [...]

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Amy Morgan

At one point or another, we all are exposed to events that may warrant a trauma response. It could be something that we’ve gone through in childhood, more recent [...]

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Dan Phillips
Brandon “Choe” Sergent, M. Th.,

Jails and prisons have their challenges and would greatly benefit from help from the community. Religious organizations are willing to provide whatever help they can extend, but they too, identify [...]

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Jonathan Parker

The second installment of a two-part series, Jonathan Parker is back on Justice Clearinghouse to continue on his Watch Your Six course. In the first part, Jonathan unpacked the six [...]

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Charles Keeton
Cheryl Parks
Ron Budzinski

More and more studies and researches highlight rehabilitation, treatment and reintegration are better methods to address crime and other challenges as substance abuse and mental health issues. Peoria County Jail [...]

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Jonathan Parker

It’s s been said that in life we juggle rubber and glass balls. The rubber balls represent aspects of our life that we can bounce back from. The glass [...]

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Karen Solomon
Amy Morgan

Articles, photos, reminders, and chain messages are making rounds on the internet encouraging people to be cognizant of potential mental health issues others are experiencing – to be wary, listen, support, [...]

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Herb Sinkinson
James Newman
Michelle Hart

How a message is delivered is just about as important as the message itself. Sometimes, we think that people may have problems acting upon things we tell them. But did [...]

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Dan Phillips

Law enforcement officers find themselves dealing with people from all walks of life daily – and it includes people with mental health issues. These people might end up in jails and [...]

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Cherice Hopkins
Rebecca Burney

There is a problem with the child welfare system. Children are directed to the child welfare system in hopes of providing them with better outcomes by healing and rehabilitating them [...]

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Arlyn Harris

Learn how Maricopa County Adult Probation Department (MCAPD) successfully expanded its implementation of  Thinking for a Change (a cognitive behavioral intervention program with the NIC) through collaboration with external treatment [...]

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Jason Winsky

Law enforcement and mental health support services intersect in drug abuse cases. Tucson recognized the link between two disciplines when they conceptualized their Mental Health Support Team that allowed people [...]

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Stacy Ledvina

Hope is probably the one secret ingredient that can turn a person’s outlook and life around however bleak things may be. In a sense, its presence is what distinguishes [...]

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Alana Negroni

Stress seems to be inevitable these days – in our work, relationships, and life brought about by the competitive, fast-paced lifestyles we’re leading and external factors and circumstances we’re [...]

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Sara E. Mahoney

This is the second-part of Sara Mahoney’s Mindfulness Series. She addressed mindfulness for domestic violence victims in the first one and on this session, she will discuss mindfulness for [...]

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Rich Martin

In 2018, CareerCast ranked policing as the fourth most stressful job in the US brought about by the dangerous and demanding nature of the profession. When an individual’s stress is [...]

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Denise Beagley

A significant chunk of the population has gone through a traumatic experience in their lives – it has become the norm and no longer the exception. Because of this, awareness efforts [...]

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Judge Brandon Birmingham
Dr. Jill Johansson-Love

Domestic violence cases can get problematic given the relationship dynamics between offender and victim. Likelihood of re-offense is also high when the offender’s behavior isn’t addressed properly. Dallas [...]

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For the general population, only 9% meet the criteria for PTSD across their lifespan, but in correctional populations, almost 100% experienced trauma in their life.  The correctional setting is found to be [...]

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Sara E. Mahoney

Working in the field of criminal justice, probation, victim advocacy and social services is a noble path. It gives an individual the ability to change the course of another person’[...]

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Doug Jaye

Learn how Lee County Probation (Florida) implemented a series of targeted programs to achieve remarkable outcomes that include reductions in both recidivism and new law violations over 15-percent, along with [...]

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Duane T. Bowers, LPC

In 2012, the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM–V) rewrote the definition of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) such that it is no longer confined to those who experienced [...]

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Robert Barnett

There’s a stigma associated with incarceration, but more than anyone, it is these set of people that needs to be given a second chance in life most. By giving [...]

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Michael Latham

Numerous researches favor criminal justice initiatives that shift its focus into prevention and intervention instead of punitive measures. This is especially true to juveniles who are just starting to create [...]

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Amy Morgan

Difficult conversations are just that – difficult. They happen in instances when we need to communicate our grievances, things that we want to change, or deliver bad news. But there are [...]

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James Newman

Behavior modification and recidivism reduction are the goals of corrections and probation – to ensure that the offender or client is able to assimilate to the society properly and will not [...]

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Alana Negroni

Law enforcement has always been an adrenaline-driven field, it is the nature of the job. Some of the incidents police officers find themselves are a little bit more critical than [...]

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Lydia Newlin
Jeralita “Jeri” Costa

For most of us, stories of domestic violence involve two people in a relationship and turn of events that for some reason, drives one of them to inflict pain to [...]

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Amy Morgan

When people are in danger, they call on to first responders to give them the help they need – to manage the situation, deal with the trauma, and provide other needed [...]

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David J. Rogers

Justice professionals are typically exposed to people from different walks of life. As such, it is imperative that they are aware and educated about cultural nuances to better understand and [...]

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Vicki Assegued

The concept of Restorative Justice may seem new and unfamiliar for most people, but this system’s roots go as far back into history and is used throughout the world, [...]

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David J. Rogers

When a person decides to be a part of the world of criminal justice, they are generally drawn in by the authority, having the means to protect the people they [...]

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Kimberly Miller

Taking on the job in the public sector means being ready to be of service to the people. For those working as first responders, health providers, or law enforcers – service [...]

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Scott Kirshner

Police, probation, and parole officers ensure that citizens and communities remain safe. However, as they perform their duty, they are putting their lives in danger. Being in close contact with [...]

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Ed Sherman, Psy.D.

There are many values and virtues that we are all taught from school to our jobs when it comes to surviving and living our lives. All of these are valuable, [...]

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Denise Beagley

As a public servant, part of any criminal justice profession is encountering random strangers, even sketchy characters. Not just merely meeting them, but talking to them, building rapport such that [...]

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Amy Morgan

Anxiety disorders (generalized anxiety, social anxiety, panic disorder, etc.) are the most common mental illness, and it affects millions of people around the world. According to the National Institute of [...]

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Matthew Kail
Duane T. Bowers, LPC

Work-related stress is prevalent – it happens to people with 9 to 5 desk jobs, field workers, start-up entrepreneurs, top-tier executives; blue collar, white collar. Work-related stress can be reduced and relieved by [...]

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Paul Ventura
Michelle Hart

The goal of probation is to instill positive change in the probationers’ behavior. Every probation officer might have their own style of supervision. Various research and tools have also been [...]

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Ray Nash

Resiliency is a highly-revered quality. Overcoming adversity and our personal demons can be tough. More so when you’re in a position that exposes you to different characters and situations. [...]

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Tiffany Griffith
Paul Ventura

Teamwork is the glue that keeps a group of people together. It has been emphasized time and again since our days in school. But how does one apply teamwork in [...]

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Sara E. Mahoney

Domestic Violence Offenders are often times charismatic, charming and come across as “easily manageable” on the surface to the Probation Officer. With the main goals of supervision being Offender Accountability [...]

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Duane T. Bowers, LPC

Employees working in the field of public service and social welfare often extend help to others who go through tumultuous moments. In doing so, they also take into their psyche [...]

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Amy Morgan

The law enforcement and justice profession deal with different types of people with a myriad of personalities. It can get tricky having to decode each one and ensuring that your [...]

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Christopher Greenway
Tiffany Marsitto

Probation’s major objective is to get the clients in line, rehabilitate them towards becoming well-adjusted individuals in society, and mitigate the risk of re-offense. Coconino County Adult Probation decided [...]

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Sara E. Mahoney

Domestic violence is a widespread problem for both law enforcement and public health. Unfortunately, it gets swept under the rug. Despite how actions involved in domestic violence can result in [...]

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Dr. Jeff Fox, PhD

Public Safety Agencies are faced with a myriad of issues daily. As part of their duty to serve and protect, they need to plan and strategize how to approach these [...]

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Best Practices in Drug Testing
Mark Hendershot

Drug use and abuse are some of the biggest issues of the global community – in the legal and criminal perspective, as well in the scientific and medical point of view. [...]

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Paul Ventura
Michelle Hart

Community supervision is an essential and critical component of probation.  It is more than just having clients show up in the office.  However, when a client is in your office, [...]

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George Casey
Steven Gill

Different agencies have different needs, thus the reason for them to maximize and improvise on their limited resources – manpower, technology, systems, and processes. While doing so works most of the [...]

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Lanae Holmes
Duane T. Bowers, LPC

    This webinar will provide an in depth look at the impact viewing child pornography may have on personnel. It will also discuss why some people are more impacted [...]

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Natalie Johnson

Description: Our presenter, Ms. Natalie Johnson, will discuss practical nutrition strategies to improve performance through sports nutrition and energy management. She will cover topics such as how much and how [...]

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Natalie Johnson

Ms. Natalie Johnson, will discuss strategic movement and exercise to assist in managing and expanding energy capacity. Energy is the foundation for being fully engaged. As Law Enforcement and Emergency [...]

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Natalie Johnson

  Description: Our presenter, Ms. Natalie Johnson, will discuss practical nutrition strategies to improve performance through sports nutrition and energy management. She will cover topics such as how much and [...]

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Michael G. Aamodt

Description: The Internet, as well as many written sources, suggest that police officers engage in an unusually high number of maladaptive behaviors. That is, they are thought to have high [...]

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Pam McMillan

Description: This two hour course is designed to help participants learn some skills and tools for dealing with stress in their lives. A Life of Stress, The Damages: Participants gain [...]

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Articles

Webinar presenter Rodger Ruge answered a number of your questions after his presentation, Tactical Resilience: Mental Preparedness for Peak Field Performance (Part 1).  Here are just a few of his responses. &[...]

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Webinar presenter Dr. Michael Gomez answered a number of your questions after his presentation, Beyond Self Care: The CE-CERT Model for Secondary Trauma and Burnout. Here are just a few [...]

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Webinar presenter Wendy Hummell answered a number of your questions after her presentation, Creating a Culture of WellnessL Increasing Retention, Morale, and Employee Health by Infusing Wellness into Your Agency.  [...]

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Awww, Nicole, you made us blush. Thank you for your kind words!         To learn more about our upcoming webinars, click here. To learn how to become [...]

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Webinar presenters Wendy Hummell, Darren Ivey and Brenda Dietzman answered a number of your questions after their presentation, Resilience Tools: Ideas for People Who Have Stories. Here are just a [...]

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Webinar presenter Margaret Crowley answered a number of your questions after her presentation, Crime and Punishment: Exploring Restorative Justice and Peacemaking. Here are just a few of her responses.   [...]

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Webinar presenter Bobby Kipper answered a number of your questions after his presentation, Changing Agency Culture and Climate with Spiritual Wellness. Here are just a few of his responses.   [...]

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We loved this great reminder that Bobby Kipper shared during his webinar, "Changing Culture and Climate with Spiritual Wellness."   "Culture sets climate. What you allow within your organization becomes [...]

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Webinar presenters Joe Dulla and Mandy Nice answered a number of your questions after their presentation, Human Performance Optimization: Caring for Your  Team. Here are just a few of their [...]

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Webinar presenter Wendy Hummell answered a number of your questions after her presentation, Blueprint for Resilience: How to Reverse Engineer Burnout and Compassion Fatigue. Here are just a few of [...]

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Webinar presenter Barbara Mattes answered a number of your questions after her presentation, Direct Supervision Jails: An Often Misunderstood Profession with a Unique Breed of Law Enforcement. Here are just [...]

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Webinar presenters Dr. Sara Metz, Nick Metz, Bill Walsh, Sammie Wicks, and Christine Johnson answered a number of your questions after their presentation, Officer Safety and Wellness in Rapidly Changing [...]

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Webinar presenter  Lauren Anderson answered a number of your questions after her presentation, The Importance of Providing DV Support to DV Victims in the Probation Setting. Here are just a [...]

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Retired Chief Nick Metz and the presenters for the webinar, Officer Safety and Wellness in Rapidly Changing times: What does it look like for officers, their families, and agencies, shared [...]

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During the webinar, Officer Safety and Wellness in Rapidly Changing times: What does it look like for officers, their families, and agencies? Chief Nick Metz (ret) shared a fabulous acronym [...]

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Webinar presenter Dr. Lois Jamees answered a number of your questions after her presentation, How to Improve Your Sleep Hygiene and Reduce Your Fatigue. Here are just a few of [...]

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We, the country and our profession has been through SO much these last few years. That's why we just loved this gentle reminder from our webinar presenter, Dr. Gabrielle Salfati, [...]

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Webinar presenter Wendy Hummell answered a number of your questions after her presentation, Coach or Critic: Implementing Strategies to Overcome Negativity Bias and Limiting Beliefs. Here are just a few [...]

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Webinar presenter Rhea DuMont answered a number of your questions after her presentation, Survivor Centered Support in Probation. Here are just a few of her responses.   Audience Question: Do [...]

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Webinar presenter Kim Colegrove answered a number of your questions after her presentation, Demystifying Meditation and Mindfulness for Criminal Justice Professionals. Here are just a few of her responses.   [...]

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Webinar presenter Brenda Dietzman answered a number of your questions after her presentation, Finding Your True North: Letting Your Purpose Guide Your Career. Here are just a few of her [...]

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Webinar presenter Amy Morgan answered a number of your questions after her presentation, There's More to You than Your Career: Finding Balance and Personal Identity.  Here are just a few [...]

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Webinar presenters Bobby Kipper and Dr. E Scott Geller answered a number of your questions after their presentation, Actively Caring for People: Lessons for Criminal Justice Professionals.   Here are just [...]

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Webinar presenter Dr. Wes Dotson answered a number of your questions after his presentation, Navigating the Justice System: Integrating Social Skills into Daily Interactions. Here are just a few of [...]

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Webinar presenter Kim Colegrove answered a number of your questions after her presentation, Facing the Mental and Emotional Impacts of this Work: Three Steps Justice Professionals and Their Spouses Can [...]

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Webinar presenter Dr. Grant McDougall answered a number of your questions after his presentation, Under Siege: The Psychological Impact on Law Enforcement in these Troubled Times. Here are just a [...]

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Webinar presenter Bobby Kipper answered a number of your questions after his presentation, Spiritual Wellness for Criminal Justice Professionals. Here are just a few of his responses.   Audience Question: [...]

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Webinar presenter Bill Loucks answered a number of your questions after his presentation, Understanding Hemp for Probation and Parole Officers. Here are just a few of his responses.   Audience [...]

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Webinar presenter Nathaniel Lhowe answered a number of your questions after his presentation, Supervising Gang Members: Making the Case for a Specialized Supervision Unit.  Here are just a few of [...]

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Webinar presenter Wendy Hummell answered a number of your questions after her presentation, Improving Resilience in 5 Minutes a Day.  Here are just a few of her responses.   Audience Question: [...]

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Webinar presenter Dr. Lois James answered a number of your questions after her presentation, Police Fatigue: Strategies for Managing Fatigue and Promoting Sleep Health. Here are just a few of [...]

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Webinar presenter Marc Hildebrand answered a number of your questions after his presentation, The Secret behind Getting into Incredible Shape while Working Our Crazy Careers.  Here are just a few [...]

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Webinar presenter Duane Bowers answered a number of your questions after his presentation, Long Term Coping Skills. Here are just a few of his responses.   Audience Question: Can long-term [...]

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Webinar presenter Wendy Hummell answered a number of your questions after her presentation, Understanding Compassion Fatigue for First Responders and Criminal Justice Professionals. Here are just a few of her [...]

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Webinar presenters Alexandra Appleton and Claire Barrera answered a number of your questions after their presentation, Building a Community Advisory Board for those Impacted by Violence. Here are just a [...]

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Webinar presenter Obed Magny answered a number of your questions after his presentation, The Importance of Mental Tenacity in Policing. Here are just a few of his responses.   Audience [...]

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Webinar presenters Hilary Weinberg and Jennifer Heisig answered a number of your questions after their presentation, Building Peer Support Programs for Prosecutors. Here are just a few of their responses. &[...]

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Webinar presenter Amy Morgan from Academy Hour answered a number of your questions after her presentation, Outside Yourself: Making the Most of Mental Health Resources. Here are just a few [...]

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Webinar presenters Jeri Greer and Danielle Thompson answered a number of your questions after their presentation, A Proactive Response to Domestic Violence: Collaboration in Facility and Parole-Based Batterer Intervention Programming.  [...]

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Dr. Kimberly Miller shared a number of excellent insights and advice during her Ask Me Anything webinar, Maintaining Resilience. Here’s just one reminder she shared with our audiences.   "[...]

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Webinar presenter Katie Nelson answered a number of your questions after her presentation, You Matter: Self Care for PIOs.  Here are just a few of her responses.   Audience Question: [...]

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Webinar presenters Rick Miller, John Schow, Tim Hardy, and Dr. Joe Barton answered a number of your questions after their presentation, The Application of Kids at Hope: A Cultural Strategy. [...]

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Webinar presenter Brenda Dietzman answered a number of your questions after her presentation, Building Resiliency: The Dawn of the Mentally Strong Employee. Here are just a few of her responses. &[...]

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Webinar presenters Emily LaGratta and Jim Newman answered a number of your questions after their presentation, Communicating for Trust Building. Here are just a few of their responses.   Audience [...]

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Webinar presenters Adam Kirhagis and Christine Mullin answered a number of your questions after their presentation, Collaborating to Catch a Predator. Here are just a few of their responses.   [...]

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Webinar presenter Dr. Obed Magny answered a number of your questions after his presentation Job Satisfaction: An Evidence-Based Approach to Improving Morale and Reducing Stress with the Employees in Your [...]

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Webinar presenters Michelle Turner, Camie Borsdorf, and Laura Farmer answered a number of your questions after their presentation, A Proactive Response to Domestic Violence: Addressing Victim Safety and Offender Accountability ([...]

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Webinar presenters Andy Carrier, John McGuire, Kit Cummings, Rita Watkins, and Rev. Eric Skidmore answered a number of your questions after their presentation, Post Critical Incident Seminar: A Tested Solution [...]

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Webinar presenters Dr. Jeff Thompson and Kevin Morison answered a number of your questions after their presentation, An Occupational Risk: What Law Enforcement Agencies Can Do to Prevent Officer Suicide.  [...]

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Webinar presenter Dr. Obed Magny answered a number of your questions after his presentation, The Contagiousness of Vicarious Trauma. Here are just a few of his responses.   Audience Question: [...]

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Webinar presenter Dr. Grant McDougall answered a number of your questions after his presentation, Cumulative Trauma: The Covert Enemy of First Responders. Here are just a few of his responses. &[...]

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Webinar presenters Audrey Cress and Janet Good answered a number of your questions after their presentation, A Proactive Response to Domestic Violence: Understanding and Identifying Incarcerated Batterers.  Here are just [...]

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Webinar presenter Dr. Wes Dotson answered a number of your questions after his presentation, Building Competence and Confidence in Our Clients: Incorporating Social Skills Instruction into Already-Occurring Interactions. Here are [...]

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Webinar presenter Greg Handleton answered a number of your questions after his presentation, Suicide Screening and Triage Systems for Juvenile Detention Centers. Here are just a few of his responses. &[...]

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Stacy Ledvina shared a number of excellent insights and advice during her webinar, Kids at Hope: Believing, Connecting and Time Traveling in Youth Justice. Here’s just one reminder she [...]

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Stacy Ledvina shared a number of excellent insights and advice during her webinar, Kids at Hope: Believing, Connecting and Time Traveling in Youth Justice. Here’s just one reminder she [...]

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Webinar presenter Michelle Welch answered a number of your questions after her presentation, Understanding the Link between Animal Abuse and Other Human Crimes: What Probation Officers Need to Know. Here [...]

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Webinar presenters Dr. Kimberly Miller, Tina Buneta, Joseph Hoebeke, Doreen Jokerst, Justin Smith, William Beck, and Jack Cauley answered a number of your questions after their presentation, Leadership on the [...]

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Webinar presenters Sara Mahoney and Mary Walsh answered a number of your questions after their presentation, The New York State Domestic Violence Fatality Review Team: Implications for Probation. Here are [...]

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Webinar presenter NCCHC's Jim Martin answered a number of your questions after his presentation, Standards of Care: Mental Health in Our Jails and Prisons...Now What? Here are just a [...]

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Amy Morgan shared some fantastic insights and advice about recovery, trauma and growth during her webinar, Growth as a Post Trauma Response. Here's just one reminder.   "Growth can only [...]

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Amy Morgan shared some fantastic insights and advice about recovery, trauma and growth during her webinar, Growth as a Post Trauma Response. Here's just one reminder.   "Sometimes we need [...]

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Dr. Kimberly Miller shared a number of excellent insights and advice during her Resiliency series, Increasing Your Bounceability: Ways to Build Resilience Every Day,  and Part 2,  More Ways to Bounce [...]

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Dr. Kimberly Miller shared a number of excellent insights and advice during her Resiliency series, Increasing Your Bounceability: Ways to Build Resilience Every Day,  and Part 2,  More Ways to Bounce [...]

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Dr. Kimberly Miller shared a number of excellent insights and advice during her Resiliency series, Increasing Your Bounceability: Ways to Build Resilience Every Day,  and Part 2,  More Ways to Bounce [...]

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Dr. Kimberly Miller shared a number of excellent insights and advice during her Resiliency series, Increasing Your Bounceability: Ways to Build Resilience Every Day,  and Part 2,  More Ways to Bounce [...]

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Webinar presenter Dr. Kimberly Miller answered a number of your questions after her presentation, More Ways to Bounce and Build Your Resilience. Here are just a few of her responses. &[...]

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Animal welfare professionals care tremendously for the animals they are sworn to protect and the owners whom they are there to help educate and inform. We loved this quote shared [...]

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Webinar presenter Dr. Kimberly Miller answered a number of your questions after her presentation, Increasing Your Bounceability: Ways to Build Resilience Every Day. Here are just a few of her [...]

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Webinar presenters Dr. Babatunde Okuleye, Dr. Robin Timme and Dr. Jennifer Horney answered a number of your questions after their presentation, Corrections & COVID-19: Enhancing Resiliency of Staff and Inmate [...]

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Webinar presenter Amy Morgan answered a number of your questions after her presentation, Suicide Explained: What Leads Someone to that Moment. Here are just a few of her responses.   [...]

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Webinar presenters Dr. Robin Timme, Dr. Jennifer Horney, Scott Semple and Elias Diggins answered a number of your questions after their presentation, Corrections & COVID-19: Maintaining Mental Wellness of Staff [...]

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Webinar presenter Sara Mahoney answered a number of your questions after her presentation, Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde: Managing the Narcissistic, Coercive, and Controlling DV Offender. Here are just a [...]

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Dr. Jeff Fox, PhD gave us a super reminder about the importance of understanding who you are and how that affects what you do every day during his webinar, "Creating [...]

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Webinar presenters Judge Brandon Birmingham and Dr. Jill Johansson-Love answered a number of your questions after their presentation, A View from the Bench: Understanding Judicial Decision Making as it Relates [...]

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Love this great reminder from Amy Morgan during her webinar, Growth as a Post Trauma Response.   "Growth only happens through change."   Click Here to See Our Law Enforcement [...]

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During their webinar, Cheryl Parks, Ron Budzinski, and Charles Keeton shared insights about  Jobs Partnership Re-Entry Program at the Peoria County Jail, in Peoria, Illinois. This 60-day program creates a [...]

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Webinar presenter Jonathan Parker answered a number of your questions after his presentation, Watch Your Six Part 2. Here are just a few of his responses.   Audience Question: Jonathan you [...]

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Webinar presenters Cheryl Parks, Ron Budizinski, Sheriff Brian Asbell, and Charles Keeton answered a number of your questions after their presentation, Successful Re-Entry through Contemporary, Moral, Holistic & Life Skills [...]

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Webinar presenter Jonathan Parker answered a number of your questions after his presentation, Watch Your Six: Because Making It Home Is Just the Beginning. Here are just a few of [...]

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Webinar presenters Jason Ratcliff, Darrah Metz, and Dr. Kimberly Miller answered a number of your questions after their presentation, Therapy K9s: Changing the Way Law Enforcement Reaches Their Communities. [...]

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Webinar presenters Jim Newman, Michelle Hart, and Herb Sinkinson answered a number of your questions after their presentation, Are We Speaking the Same Language? Leveraging Conversational Language to Engage Clients. [...]

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Understanding how to communicate with clients is critical - particularly when it may not be information they appreciate. It requires learning how to deliver information in just the right way, [...]

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Building trust and understanding is a critical skill for professionals -- especially for those in the justice profession. Love this reminder that cFive's Jim Newman made during his recent webinar, "[...]

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In our efforts to communicate so many things -- it's easy to forget that sometimes people can quickly become overloaded by the information we're trying to help them understand.  Love [...]

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  Webinar presenter Cherice Hopkins answered a number of your questions after her presentation, From Child Welfare to the Juvenile Justice System: Disrupting the Abuse to Prison Pipeline. Here are [...]

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Christina McCale

For many people, being in jail can represent "hitting bottom." But after a life of operating outside the law, how can someone regroup, and find a way to build a [...]

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Webinar presenter Arlyn Harris answered a number of your questions after her presentation, Thinking for a Change Case Study.  Here are just a few of her responses.   Audience Question: [...]

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Webinar presenter David Rogers answered a number of your questions after his presentation, Tribal-Federal-State Jurisdiction and Its Relationship to Public Safety in Indian Country.  Here are just a few of [...]

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Christina McCale

For some people, the worst day of their lives is the day they go to jail. But for some inmates in Florida's Orange County Correctional Department, it can actually become [...]

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Webinar presenter Stacy Ledvina answered a number of your questions after her presentation, Kids at Hope: Believing, Connecting and Time Travelling in Youth Justice.    Here are just a few of [...]

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Love this thought from Kathy Waters, State Director of Arizona's Adult Probation Program...and thank you for all you do for the justice community!     To Learn More, visit [...]

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Webinar presenter Jason Winsky answered a number of your questions after his presentation, Beyond CIT: Establishing Mental Health Support Teams.   Here are just a few of his responses.   Audience [...]

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Webinar presenter Dr. Rich Martin answered a number of your questions after his presentation, A Daily Drop of Corrosion: How the Daily Experiences of Justice Professionals Can Lead to Burnout.   [...]

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Webinar presenter Sara Mahoney answered a number of your questions after her presentation, Mindfulness in Domestic Violence Work: Part 2- Working with Offenders.   Here are just a few of her [...]

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Webinar presenter Dr. Peggy Rothbaum answered a number of your questions after her presentation, Protecting the Protector: Who's Taking Care of You?   Here are just a few of her responses. &[...]

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Webinar presenter Alana Negroni answered a number of your questions after her presentation, The Benefits of Developing a Peer Support Program.   Here are just a few of her responses.   [...]

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During his webinar, Dr. Robin Timme shared impactful insights about the prevalence of trauma in the histories of those who are incarcerated as well as those who work in correctional [...]

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Webinar presenters Judge Brandon Birmingham and Dr. Jill Johansson-Love answered a number of your questions after their presentation, An Approach to High Lethality Domestic Violence Offenders: The Accountability Court Model.  [...]

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Webinar presenter Dr. Robin Timme answered a number of your questions after his presentation, Trauma-Informed Jails: Incorporating Wellness for Correctional Officers.  Here are just a few of his responses.   [...]

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Webinar presenter Denise Beagley answered a number of your questions after her presentation, Trauma Informed Care & Response: 101 Training for Justice Professionals.   Here are just a few of her responses. &[...]

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Webinar presenter Sara Mahoney answered a number of your questions after her presentation, Mindfulness in Domestic Violence Work: Part 1 Working with Victims.  Here are just a few of her responses. &[...]

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Webinar presenters Cherice Hopkins and Rebecca Burney answered a number of your questions after his presentation,  Building Resiliency for Girls in the Justice System by Disrupting the Abuse to Prison [...]

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Webinar presenter Duane Bowers answered a number of your questions after his presentation, Self Care for Justice Professionals. Here are just a few of his responses.   Audience Question: Are [...]

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Webinar presenter Doug Jaye answered a number of your questions after his presentation, Differentiating by Risk and Enhancing Skill Building Techniques to Motivate Positive Change.  Here are just a few [...]

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Webinar presenter Judge Michael Latham answered a number of your questions after his presentation, From Detention to Legacy: The Creation of the Legacy Teen Center. Here are just a few [...]

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Webinar presenter Robert Barnett answered a number of your questions after his presentation, Real Re-entry, Real Impact, Real Money: Building Futures with the OCCD Construction Program. Here are just a [...]

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One in 5 American adults will experience mental illness in a given year, and about half of the American population will have a diagnosable mental illness at some point in their [...]

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The term Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, commonly referred to as PTSD, was coined in 1980 by the American Psychological Association when it formally became recognized as a diagnosable condition after the [...]

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Falcon, Inc's Harmony Goorley and Dr. David Stephens shared some incredible information about trauma in incarceration settings during the webinar, "Balancing Order & Recovery: Blueprints for a High-Performing, Trauma-Resilient Jail."  [...]

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Webinar presenter Jim Newman  answered a number of your questions after his presentation, Community Supervision, and Behavior Change: Techniques that Work. Here are just a few of his responses.   &[...]

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Webinar presenter Harmony Goorley and Dr. David Stephens from Falcon, Inc answered a number of your questions after the presentation, “Balancing Order & Recovery: Blueprints for a High-Performing, Trauma Resilient [...]

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Dr. David Stephens made some excellent points during the webinar, Balancing Order and Recovery: Blueprints for a High Performing, Trauma-Resilient Jail. Here's one we thought was particularly important. “We can [...]

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We loved this statement Harmony Goorley made during her webinar, Balancing Order and Recovery: Blueprints for a High Performing, Trauma-Resilient Jail about the importance of inmate wellness. “When inmates feel [...]

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We loved this statement Harmony Goorley made during her webinar, Balancing Order and Recovery: Blueprints for a High Performing, Trauma-Resilient Jail about the correlation between staff and inmate wellness. “Our [...]

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We loved this statement Harmony Goorley made during her webinar, Balancing Order and Recovery: Blueprints for a High Performing, Trauma-Resilient Jail about the importance of inmate wellness. “When staff ignores [...]

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Christina McCale

We know that most inmates have some level of trauma in their background. But what about your correctional officers? Correctional officers have some of the highest levels of stress of [...]

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Webinar presenter Alana Negroni of The Counselling Team International  answered a number of your questions after her presentation, “The Impact of an Officer Involved Shooting.” Here are a few of [...]

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Webinar presenters Lydia Newlin and Jeri Costa answered a number of your questions after their presentation, “Domestic Violence Post Conviction.” Here are a few of their responses.   Audience Question: [...]

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Webinar presenter Dave Rogers answered a number of your questions after his presentation, “Cultural Awareness for Probation Officers and Justice Professionals.” Here are a few of his responses.   Audience [...]

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We loved this quote Amy Morgan made during her webinar, The Trauma of First Response to Cruelty.   "People who care more, hurt more."     Click Here to Watch [...]

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Webinar presenter Amy Morgan answered a number of your questions after her presentation, The Trauma of First Response to Cruelty. Here are a few of her responses.   Audience Question:  [...]

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Truly listening -- whether to a victim, a colleague or a partner -- starts with respect. During her webinar, “Restorative Justice and Victim-Offender Dialogue,” Vicki Assegued provided excellent advice for [...]

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Webinar presenter David Rogers answered a number of your questions after his presentation, “Report Writing for Probation Officers.” Here are a few of his responses.   Audience Question: Dave, you [...]

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Such a great thought from David Rogers of the Tribal Public Safety Innovations made during his webinar, "Report Writing for Probation Officers."   To learn more about Probation and Parole [...]

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Webinar presenter Dr. Kimberly Miller answered a number of your questions after her presentation, "Keeping Your Super Heroes Super." Here are a few of her responses.   Audience Question: Our [...]

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Webinar presenter Scott Kirshner answered a number of your questions after his presentation, "Officer Survival for Probation and Parole Officers." Here are a few of his responses.   [...]

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Webinar presenters Michelle Hart and Paul Ventura answered a number of your questions after their presentation, "The Importance and Role of Building Rapport for Effective Supervision." Here [...]

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Christina McCale

The dictionary definition of rapport is "a friendly, harmonious relationship.  Especially: a relationship characterized by agreement, mutual understanding, or empathy that makes communication possible or easy." "Friendly" or "harmonious" are [...]

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Christina McCale

One of the most common reactions a victim of domestic violence will experience is that of blame - "what did I do to deserve this?" or attempt to take the [...]

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Love this reference Dr. Ed Sherman made during his recent webinar, The Power of Resilient Leadership. Be sure to check out his recording for more insights and great resources. "Surprises [...]

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Christina McCale

Today's public safety professionals face incredible challenges: from life and death situations to agitated citizens, from on-going public scrutiny to ever-changing laws, and rising expectations. Perhaps one of the biggest [...]

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Webinar presenters Matthew Kail and Duane Bowers answered a number of your questions after their presentation, Creating a CulturOrganizationaloinal Wellness. Here are some of their responses.   Audience Question: Do [...]

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Webinar presenters Paul Ventura and Michelle Hart answered a number of your questions after their presentation, Case Supervision Practices. Here are some of their responses.       Audience Question: [...]

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Webinar presenters Paul Ventura and Tiffany Griffith answered a number of your questions after his presentation, Effective Use of Teams in Probation and Parole. Here are some of their [...]

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In the United States, shift work is defined as any regular work schedule that falls outside the standard work day of 9am to 5pm. Shift work includes swing shifts, which [...]

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Christina McCale

Those who strive to protect the Internet's youngest victims face incredible challenges - and can bear tremendous emotional tolls. Knowing this, many ICACs create support and wellness programs to give [...]

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Christina McCale

Probation and parole practices have changed and evolved over the last 20 years. Perhaps one of the most significant evolutions is the concept of not just trying to catch probationers or [...]

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Emotional Support for Mass Casualty Survivors
Duane T. Bowers, LPC
Christina McCale

Once the police tape is gone, what are the best ways to support survivors of traumatic events, like Mass Casualty Shootings? Check out our interview with trauma care expert and [...]

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Webinar presenter Duane Bowers answered a number of your questions after his presentation, Providing Wellness Support for Online Child Exploitation Personnel. Here are some of his responses.   Audience [...]

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Christina McCale

While supervision teams have become more common throughout the US, certain characteristics - such as effective communication and cohesive goals - are important to make these teams successful. Join us [...]

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Christina McCale

Many people have the mistaken idea that "pre-trial services" simply find ways to randomly release people from jail. But nothing could be further from the truth. By using evidence-based, decision-making [...]

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Christina McCale

Thanks to changing ideology to technology solutions, pretrial services is experiencing extraordinary change. But how can you incorporate and adapt to those changes in your own organization?   Join us [...]

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 Webinar presenters Tiffany Marsitto and Christopher Greenway answered a number of your questions after their presentation, Advanced Supervision Strategies: ASSET Management. Here are some of their responses.   Audience [...]

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Webinar presenter Sara Mahoney answered a number of your questions after her presentation, The Domestic Violence Pre-Sentencing Investigation: From Start to Finish. Here are some of her responses.   Audience [...]

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Christina McCale

It's incomprehensible the grief a family must feel when one of its members has gone missing. But often we forget that the justice professionals who work a missing persons case [...]

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Christina McCale

Domestic Violence offenders require a different approach to supervising them. Cunning and often manipulative, they can be among the most challenging of probationers to supervise. Check out this recorded webinar [...]

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Domestic violence is a widespread problem for both law enforcement and public health. Unfortunately, it gets swept under the rug. Despite how actions involved in domestic violence can result in [...]

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Amy Morgan

Ask a 4-year-old boy who he knows that most closely resembles a super-hero, and he will often shout out, “My DAD!” with great pride.  I remember my own Dad, when [...]

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Christina McCale

People use terms like "psychopath" or "manic" or "depressed" to describe others - often forgetting that these are actually mental health terms with real definitions and diagnoses. But how do [...]

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Christina McCale

Viewing images of child exploitation is nothing short of disturbing. But what if it was your job to find and remove images of children being harmed.... all day. Every day...? [...]

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Christina McCale

We continue our conversation with Marcia Williams, peer support specialist with Safe Call Now, to learn more about this organization and its unique network of services it provides to public [...]

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Christina McCale

  According to Badge of Life, "More cops die of suicide than are killed by gunfire and traffic accidents combined."And while there may be discussions or debate about the [...]

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Christina McCale

Domestic Violence offenders are unique: their chosen victims are those closest to him or her. Given this, different kinds of information, lines of questioning and tactics should be considered when [...]

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Christina McCale

In 2015, Coconino County Adult Probation started a special unit called Advanced Supervision Strategies and EPICS II Team (ASSET) designed for difficult probationers. The ASSET program incorporates cutting-edge evidence-based practices to [...]

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Christina McCale

Billions of dollars are spent each year by federal, state and local justice agencies in community corrections, jails, prisons, pretrial release, and specialty courts, but there is little written to [...]

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Christina McCale

Let's face it, sometimes government agency systems can be... frustrating? daunting to navigate? Some might even say demoralizing to the very people who need the services the most. Clients or [...]

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Christina McCale

Losing anyone to suicide is tragic. But losing a first responder represents a unique tragedy: someone who has spent their career putting others first, risking their life to save others [...]

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Based on a webinar, this infographic highlights how Arizona began shifting from a culture of detention to a culture of release at the pretrial stage with an emphasis on evidence-based [...]

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Christina McCale

Managing probation clients can be similar to managing employees: it's critical to make a connection with your clients. Such connections can help to set the tone and diretion of the [...]

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Christina McCale

While community-based supervision is an important part of any probation program, many supervisors could make bigger impacts with their clients by engaging in some simple, evidence-based practices that have been [...]

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Christina McCale

According to Badge of Life, a police suicide prevention program, 108 Law Enforcement Officers took their own lives in 2016.  While this does show a decline, this may not be all-inclusive, nor [...]

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