Staff Development: Resisting the Offender Manipulator

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Thu, Dec 14th, 2023 3:00 PM - 4:15 PM ET
Thu, Dec 14th, 2023 2:00 PM - 3:15 PM CT
Thu, Dec 14th, 2023 1:00 PM - 2:15 PM MT
Thu, Dec 14th, 2023 12:00 PM - 1:15 PM PT
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Correctional staff training has generally followed a model of academy recruit training, instructor-based in-service training, and more recently online training. While these have presented much information about offenders, more training is necessary concerning the streetwise, system-wise, institutionalized criminal offender.

Part II of this webinar series will take a ‘thinking outside the box’ approach to staff training. The underlying theme is:  Every day is a training day, and ALL staff are trainers. To keep a unified front in resisting manipulation, the following topics will be discussed:  staff hiring, establishing training needs, effective supervisor training, developing mentors, effective orientations for civilians, and training in the consequences of staff sexual misconduct. This online seminar will also examine what is needed in our training academies and in on-the-job training. Training in offender manipulation is everyone’s job-on every shift, during every workday, in every facility or agency.


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The American Jail Association (AJA) is a national, nonprofit organization that supports the professionals who operate our Nation’s jails. It is the only national association that focuses exclusively on issues specific to the operations of local correctional facilities. The driving force behind the phenomenal growth of AJA is its members. AJA has taken a leadership role in developing the type of programs that promote the professional growth of the dedicated men and women who operate our Nation’s jails.  Jail staff have the responsibility for the management of people who have been charged with violating our laws and often mock the ideals on which AJA was founded. Jail personnel find themselves sorely tested each day in the jail environment when they receive scorn and derision for their loyalty and perseverance under extremely trying circumstances.  AJA takes this opportunity to salute the jail staff of the Nation who, by their dedication to the difficult task of local corrections, have made a vital, positive difference to the welfare of the communities they serve.  Click here to learn more about AJA. 



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