Jail and Corrections Webinars

Upcoming Webinars

Nathaniel Lhowe
07 / 15 / 2021

This webinar will discuss the supervision of gang members on parole and probation. It will make the case that gang members are a unique criminal justice population and should be [...]

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Brenda Dietzman
07 / 20 / 2021

Does your organization have meetings where nothing is really accomplished, and they seem to drag on forever?  Do you feel overwhelmed by your inbox and the unrelenting demands that come [...]

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Jim Martin
08 / 05 / 2021

When the coronavirus pandemic was in its infancy, NCCHC and MCSA both recognized the tremendous challenge it would pose for correctional institutions. We knew that sheriffs needed access to real-time [...]

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Bobby Kipper
08 / 12 / 2021

Amidst the growing trend of new training for criminal justice professionals in the area of wellness, one aspect of wellness has historically been left out: that of spiritual wellness. Officers [...]

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Jim Martin
08 / 31 / 2021

When the coronavirus pandemic struck, facilities from around the country had to quickly assess how they would respond. Faced by many challenges, facilities, from across the country, battled on a [...]

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Bobby Kipper
Scott Geller, PhD
09 / 30 / 2021

Imagine a world full of compassion - individuals giving and receiving acts of kindness with sincere gratitude, and actively recognizing others for their acts of kindness. We believe recognition for [...]

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Rhea DuMont
10 / 12 / 2021

Navigating the justice process is a complex and confusing process, and victims and survivors often have limited system support when the person who caused them harm is placed onto community [...]

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Jim Martin
10 / 26 / 2021

In today’s correctional landscape, there’s no room for overly competitive departments bickering. When departments cooperate to achieve organizational goals, tasks are completed faster and more efficiently, leading to [...]

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James Newman
11 / 02 / 2021

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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Recorded Webinars

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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Todd Crandell
Dave Usery

At first sight, corrections and healthcare may seem like two completely disparate segments of public service. But upon closer scrutiny, these two industries are so intertwined given the disproportionate number [...]

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Brenda Dietzman

Willingness to learn is a critical skill in any individual. Learning, however, can be a time-consuming process, and in the public safety and helping profession, the gift of time is [...]

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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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Lisa Boesky

This is the second installment of Dr. Lisa Boesky’s Preventing Jail Suicide webinars. The first session unpacked specific strategies that jails may implement to avoid suicide deaths and related [...]

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Jim Martin

It’s been a year since the world shifted as nations hurried to enforce limitations on people’s social mobility in response to the ballooning casualty of the novel coronavirus. [...]

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Barbara Mattes

There’s a lack of awareness regarding sex trafficking. Girls and adult women are being arrested by law enforcement for prostitution when they are actually victims of sex trafficking. Meanwhile, [...]

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Brenda Dietzman

We all probably started out in our careers with some goal. But somewhere along the journey, the goal may start to blur, we might get sidetracked, finding ourselves meandering or [...]

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Chris Eloiza
Gabrielle Padilla

It’s about time we recognize the value of corrections. Not just to merely protect the community by keeping the bad guys out of the streets, but also through the [...]

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Lisa Boesky

Prisons have higher rates of suicide deaths than the general population and jails have even higher suicide rates than prisons. With this is in mind, it is imperative that these [...]

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David Grantham

This is the third installment of the Detention Intelligence webinar series. The first webinar explained the wealth of information waiting to be leveraged in detention and correction facilities that may [...]

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Bill Pope
Craig Storer

There are ongoing FCC proceedings that aim to regulate the Inmate Calling Services (ICS) rates and fees. Changes proposed will impact the operations of prisons and jails in terms of [...]

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David Grantham

Jails and prisons house some of law enforcement's best and unexpected assets. Individuals behind bars are some of the best information sources when it comes to uncovering crime operations. This [...]

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Rob Weinhold

In the law enforcement arena, it is not a matter of if a crisis will hit, but when will it hit. Crises may mean time, money, customers, careers and, in [...]

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Joe Alexander
Chris Williams

The COVID-19 pandemic truly changed how we live our lives. We were all forced to tweak how we do our daily transactions. It is even more stringent when it comes [...]

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Alexandra Duncan
Grant Phillips

Substance abuse is a type of disorder and as such, requires a treatment plan to rehabilitate individuals suffering from it. Currently, Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) is the standard of care [...]

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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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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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David Grantham

When we think about the criminal justice process, what is perceived to be the endgame is the conviction, where an offender is put behind bars. But in the bigger scheme [...]

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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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Rick Hodsdon

Employment discrimination against a member of a protected class is something that any developed society should aim to eliminate. With the current political climate, the public scrutinizes every move that [...]

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Jim Martin

Preparing for critical incidents – not so easy. How to make it even more challenging? Make the setting be a jail. This is exactly what happens in the scenario Jim Martin [...]

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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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Rick Hodsdon

Recent turn of events has the public looking at constitutional rights. It becomes a question of where do their fists end and our noses begin for those working in the [...]

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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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Rick Hodsdon

Knowledge of legal concepts, albeit the most basic ones, provides all of us with a better understanding of how things work and how to traverse certain situations. This is particularly [...]

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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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Jim Martin

Correctional health care is public health care – if we can release the inmate population much better than we found them, communities are made safer and stronger. This is how Jim [...]

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Daniel Dubief
Michael Fletcher

Our world is now heavily dependent on technology, and it is no different when it comes to emergency response. When it comes to public safety, leveraging the latest technology to [...]

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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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Rick Hodsdon

This is the final installment of the Justice Clearinghouse Officer-Involved Shooting Webinar series with Rick Hodsdon. The first part provided a primer on officer-involved shooting (OIS) cases that looked at [...]

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Rick Hodsdon

This is the second course in the Officer-Involved Shooting (OIS) webinar series conducted by Rick Hodsdon. The first part unpacked the nitty-gritty of determining the party to conduct investigations on [...]

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Rick Hodsdon

Officer-involved shootings are one of those things that law enforcement agencies dread to be dealt upon them. There will be questions on the officer’s competency, the agency’s credibility, [...]

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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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John Snook
Carrie Hill

Criminal justice agencies are bearing the brunt of the mental health crisis – in cost, time, and manpower. Despite numerous initiatives from different segments of the criminal justice system, from training [...]

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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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Rick Hodsdon

Most of the world is now online. This definitely altered our reality, changing how humans deal with their personal lives, the workplace, the society and its government. Technology provides conveniences [...]

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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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John G. Peters, Jr., Ph.D.

Different factors come into play in use of force incidents. However, a thorough understanding between use of force standards and force options, coupled with an approach that begins with the [...]

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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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Rick Hodsdon

The debate on gun control can get heated but despite conflicting positions from different sectors of society, federal statutes have definite stipulations on firearm possession in effect. These, together with [...]

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John G. Peters, Jr., Ph.D.

Suicide was the leading cause of death in jails in 2014. It also impacts everyone surrounding the incident including inmates and corrections personnel. While there is no fool-proof way to prevent [...]

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David Stephens
Harmony Goorley, MA, LCPC, LSOTP

A significant number of those incarcerated are affected by trauma. Since part of correctional facilities’ goals is to affect behavior change and rehabilitation, ensuring that re-traumatization does not take place [...]

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Carrie Hill

Instilling discipline is one of the critical roles of correctional facilities. Inmate discipline is a management tool to ensure the safety of the inmates and the corrections staff, maintain order [...]

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Rick Hodsdon

The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), first enacted in 1990 and amended in 2009 was put into place to eradicate discrimination against individuals with disabilities. In the workplace setting, ADA works to [...]

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Carolyn Sufrin, MD, PhD

Correction facilities are now playing a significant role in public health. The range of health conditions that jails and prisons deal with run the gamut. Those incarcerated are likely to [...]

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Scott Kirshner

We are exposed to violent incidents that happen when we watch and read the news. For those working in the field of criminal justice, it is not just a mere [...]

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Carrie Hill

Webinar Video Clip: A Duty to Protect - Mental Health Care to the Incarcerated There is a mental illness crisis plaguing jails all over the US. More and more of [...]

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John G. Peters, Jr., Ph.D.
Carrie Hill

Calls for service for law enforcement can get totally random and unexpected. There are slow days when it’s just the typical infractions and misdemeanors. Then there are those instances [...]

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Jennie M. Simpson, Ph.D.
Peter J. Koutoujian
Stephen Amos
Brent Gibson, MD, MPH, FACPM, CCHP-P
Carrie Hill
Tara Kunkel

Jails in the US admit more than 10.9 Million inmates per year, a portion of whom suffer from some form of substance abuse disorder. Jails are now a part of public [...]

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Carrie Hill

The Prison Litigation Reform Act (PLRA) reshaped correctional litigation by putting into place an all-encompassing grievance procedure that prevents frivolous lawsuits. It ensures that only quality grievances are addressed while [...]

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Carrie Hill

Use of force is a sensitive issue, and it becomes even more problematic when it is in the jail setting. Corrections, as an institution, is tasked with the responsibility to [...]

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Carrie Hill

For most of the population, being an inmate is somewhat equated to being bereft of rights – this isn't entirely true. While inmates and detainees have to forego certain rights, they [...]

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Rick Hodsdon

It is mandated that the government, specifically law enforcement and prosecution, is bound to disclose exculpatory evidence as decreed in various US Supreme Court rulings including the landmark cases of [...]

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Articles

Webinar presenters Dave Usery and Todd Crandell answered a number of your questions after their presentation, Corrections-to-Health -- Improving Inmate Healthcare Data Exchange. Here are just a few of their [...]

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Webinar presenter Dr. Lisa Boesky answered a number of your questions after her presentation, Preventing Jail Suicides: Issues We Don't Talk about, But Should. Here are just a few of [...]

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Webinar presenter Brenda Dietzman answered a number of your questions after her presentation, Growing Your Career by Developing Your Brand. Here are just a few of her responses.   Audience [...]

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Webinar presenter Jim Martin answered a number of your questions after his presentation, NCCHC and COVID-19: Lessons Learned from Our Facilities.  Here are just a few of his responses.   [...]

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Webinar presenter Barbara Mattes answered a number of your questions after her presentation, Recognition, and Prevention of Sex Trafficking in Adult Corrections Facilities. Here are just a few of her [...]

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Webinar presenters John Snook, BJ Wagner, Dr. Margie Balfour and Shane Nolte answered a number of your questions after their presentation, Successful Mental Health Diversion Programs: What Law Enforcement Needs [...]

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Webinar presenters Gabrielle Padilla and Chris Eloiza answered a number of your questions after their presentation, The Benefits of Correctional Intelligence-Led Policing.  Here are just a few of their responses. &[...]

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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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Webinar presenter Dr. David Grantham answered a number of your questions after his presentation, Analyzing and Producing Actionable Insights.  Here are just a few of his responses.   Audience Question:  [...]

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Webinar presenters Bill Pope and Craig Storer answered a number of your questions after their presentation, The Current FCC Proceedings and How They Will Affect Your Inmate Communications.  Here are [...]

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Webinar presenter Dr. David Grantham answered a number of your questions after his presentation, Building Detention Intel the Right Way.  Here are just a few of his responses.   Audience [...]

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Webinar presenters Joe Alexander and Chris Williams answered a number of your questions after their presentation, Adapting to Critical Change at Corrections Facilities.  Here are just a few of their [...]

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Webinar presenters Dr. Alexandra Duncan and Dr. Grant Phillips answered a number of your questions after their presentation, The Provision of Methadone for Opioid Use Disorder within a County Jail. [...]

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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 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 presenter Dr. David Grantham answered a number of your questions after his presentation, The Center of Emerging Threats.  Here are just a few of his responses.   Audience Question: [...]

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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 presenter Jim Martin answered a number of your questions after his presentation, Disaster Preparedness: How an Effective Plan between Custody and Health Services Can Make All the Difference. Here [...]

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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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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 Jim Martin answered a number of your questions after his presentation, Standards of Care: Mental Health in Our Jails and Prisons. Here are just a few of his [...]

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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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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 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 Rick Hodsdon answered a number of your questions after his presentation, Officer-Involved Shootings Part 3.  Here are just a few of his responses.   Audience Question: Rick you said [...]

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Webinar presenters Rise Haneberg, Sheriff Kelly Rowe and Sheriff Calvin Hayden answered a number of your questions after their presentation, Stepping Up 101: A Primer for Sheriffs. Here are just a [...]

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Webinar presenters Dr. Dan Philips and Brandon "Choe" Sergent answered a number of your questions after their presentation, Jail Ministries: The Top 10 Things to Consider. Here are just a few [...]

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Inmates with mental illnesses are a substantial part of the incarcerated population, as Sheriff Kelly Rowe reminded us during his webinar, Stepping Up: A Primer for Sheriffs.     Click [...]

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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 John Snook answered a number of your questions after his presentation, Fixing the Incentives that Force Sheriffs to be Mental Health Providers. Here are just a few of [...]

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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 Rick Hodsdon answered a number of your questions after his presentation, First Amendment, Social Media, and Employee Discipline. Here are just a few of his responses.   Audience [...]

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Webinar presenter Margery Broadwater answered a number of your questions after her presentation, Capturing Great Mug Shots: Why Quality Matters. Here are just a few of her responses.   Audience [...]

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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 Dr. John Peters answered a number of your questions after his presentation, Use of Force Constitutional Standards vs Force Continuum.    Here are just a few of his 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 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 Dr. John Peters answered a number of your questions after his presentation, Suicide Identification, Prevention, and Policy Failure. Here are just a few of his responses.   Audience [...]

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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 Carrie Hill from the National Sheriffs' Association answered a number of your questions after her presentation,  Understanding and Implementing Inmate Discipline. Here are just a few of her [...]

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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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Christina McCale

From child abuse and emotional abuse, to witnessing the horrors of what adults can do to each other, trauma is a major part of an inmate’s history and psychological [...]

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Webinar presenter Dr.  Carolyn Sufrin answered a number of your questions after her presentation, “Managing Pregnant Women in Jail Based Settings.” Here are a few of her responses.     [...]

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Carrie Hill of the National Sheriffs Association shared some incredible insights and advice during her webinar, “A Duty to Protect: Mental Health Care to the Incarcerated.” Here’s just one [...]

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Webinar presenter Scott Kirshner answered a number of your questions after his presentation, “Officer Survival for Correctional and Detention Officers.” Here are a few of his responses.   Audience Question: [...]

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Webinar presenter Rick Hodsdon  answered a number of your questions after his presentation, “The Family Medical Leave Act for Justice Professionals.” Here are a few of his responses.   Audience [...]

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During his webinar on Officer Survival for Correctional and Detention Officers, author Scott Kirshner asked our audience, "In the course of your job duties, have you been: Verbally Abused Physically [...]

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We loved this quote from Scott Kirshner, author of  Officer Survival for Correctional and  Detention Officers, made during his webinar. "A lot of the information you hear in trainings or [...]

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Webinar presenter Carrie Hill  answered a number of your questions after her presentation, “A Duty to Protect: Mental Health Care to the Incarcerated." Here are a few of her responses. &[...]

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We loved this quote from Carrie Hill of the National Sheriffs Association made during her webinar, "A Duty to Protect: Mental Health Care to the Incarcerated."     To learn [...]

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Webinar presenters Carrie Hill and Dr. John Peters answered a number of your questions after their presentation, "Excited Delirium and Agitated Chaotic Events." Here are a few of their responses. &[...]

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Our webinar presenters answered a number of your questions after their presentation, "Planning and Implementing Medication Assisted Treatment in Jails: What Justice Professionals Need to Know." Here are [...]

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Webinar presenter Carrie Hill of the National Sheriffs Association answered a number of your questions after her presentation, "Understanding the Prison Litigation Reform Act: Impacts and Responses." Here [...]

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Webinar presenter Rick Hodsdon of the Minnesota Sheriffs Association and Washington County Attorneys Office answered a number of your questions after his presentation, "Fair Labor Standards Act for [...]

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 Webinar presenter Carrie Hill with the National Sheriffs' Association answered a number of your questions after her presentation, "Legal Issues in Today's Jails: Use of Force." [...]

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Christina McCale

Decisions, decisions. ...Whether you're an agency head trying to make sense of your budgets, or a warden or supervisor managing a jail or prison facility making the best use of [...]

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Webinar presenter Carrie Hill answered a number of your questions after her presentation, "Issues in Today's Jail - Medical." Here are some of her responses.   [...]

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Webinar presenter Rick Hodsdon answered a number of your questions after his presentation, "Giglio, Brady and Discipline Disclosures: What Prosecutors and Law Enforcement Need to Know." Here are [...]

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Christina McCale

What is the Brady case and what does it have to do with you as a law enforcement officer or prosecutor? And who is Giglio? If you're confused by these [...]

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