Jail and Corrections Webinars

Upcoming Webinars

Gipsy Escobar
09 / 29 / 2020

The criminal justice system in the United States produces vast amounts of data on a daily basis. However, these data are rarely used by agencies beyond the tracking of individual [...]

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David Grantham
10 / 06 / 2020

Corrections is the birthplace of tomorrow’s security problems. It should come as no surprise that a massive network of criminals in one location has led to the creation of [...]

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Emily LaGratta
James Newman
10 / 08 / 2020

Safe and effective community supervision has never been more valuable, with new pressures on agencies to use remote communication strategies to stay in contact with and support individuals under supervision. [...]

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John Schow
Joe Barton, Ph.D.
Tim Hardy
Rick Miller
10 / 15 / 2020

The second webinar will include the journey from Research to Practice and Practice to Research by showcasing examples from juvenile justice groups that have adopted the science, principles, and practices [...]

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Alexandra Duncan
Grant Phillips
10 / 28 / 2020

While only a minority of jails offer any form of medication for opioid use disorder (MOUD) – methadone, buprenorphine, naltrexone — many are exploring the feasibility of offering at least some form [...]

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Rob Weinhold
11 / 05 / 2020

Crises cost time, money, customers and careers (usually in that order); and, in the worst of scenarios, lives. Whether a data breach, social media attack, bad press, litigation, investigation, civil [...]

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David Grantham
11 / 05 / 2020

Corrections is the birthplace of tomorrow’s security problems. The traditional intelligence cycle applied to that environment will yield results that will prove enormously effective. In this webinar, we will [...]

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David Grantham
12 / 02 / 2020

As the intelligence flows out of the detention program, it takes an equally sophisticated operation to document, analyze, and disseminate that information. We will establish a framework for documenting information [...]

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Chris Eloiza
Gabrielle Padilla
02 / 16 / 2021

A correctional environment can provide a wealth of intelligence to assist law enforcement agencies in criminal investigations, yet correctional intelligence is often overlooked by the law enforcement community. Correctional intelligence [...]

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Brenda Dietzman
02 / 16 / 2021

Do you feel like you are floating aimlessly through your career? Or do you have career goals and aspirations but don’t know how to achieve them? We will explore [...]

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Barbara Mattes
02 / 25 / 2021

Law enforcement, in general, has taken big steps in training Officers to recognize sex trafficking victims and perpetrators on the street. However, there is a profound disconnect between recognizing a [...]

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Brenda Dietzman
04 / 06 / 2021

Even with all the leadership training that is available, most employees still leave organizations because of poor leadership. In this webinar, learn in a straightforward, honest, and uncomplicated way the [...]

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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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Recorded Webinars

Gipsy Escobar

The criminal justice system in the United States produces vast amounts of data on a daily basis. However, these data are rarely used by agencies beyond the tracking of individual [...]

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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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Gregory Handleton

The Clermont County Juvenile Detention Center (JDC) refused to take things sitting down as they identify the limitations and challenges posed by their existing suicide screening tool. They know that [...]

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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 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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