taking reentry seriously>>what's your opinion?
Education is most important. I read somewhere that the average class level for inmates is about 4th grade – that’s not enough to read a newspaper, much less solve the complex issues of everyday living these days. I keep voting for politicians who believe in educating inmates but that just never seems to be an issue – the issue is always get ‘em in jail/prison, not make sure they’ll get out and stay out! ...
Back to Basics: The Human Services OfficerBy Gary F. Cornelius, First Lt. (Retired)
I do a lot of corrections training throughout Virginia at both the college and in-service training academy levels, with an occasional “newbie” jail recruit officer class thrown in. In my travels, I meet many jail officers. We discuss not only our ideas on training but also the best ways we have discovered to manage inmates.
As one of the retired, I relate a simple four part approach that served me well in my 27 plus years working inside a jail. I also say that sometimes this approach worked most of the time. And-sometimes it did not; the inmate I was dealing with was so negative, obstinate or uncooperative that no positive approach by me would ever work to resolve a problem. ...
Also this week:
- May – Education and Training – What's new, conference coverage [Please send your articles/stories to firstname.lastname@example.org]
PROGRAM MANAGER - Pima County - Arizona
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Minimum Qualifications: A Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with a major in Psychology, Criminal Justice Administration, Social Work or related degree and four years of experience in program management. (Additional relevant education from an accredited college or university may substitute for two years of the aforementioned experience) OR Eight years of experience in public administration, communications, management, or psychology. OR One year of experience with Pima County as a Program Coordinator.
- May 29 - June 1, 2013 – NAAWS 2013 Training Conference
- June 9-12, 2013 – MASCA Annual Conference and Training
- July 19 - 20, 2013 – NCCHC's Correctional Health Care Leadership Institute
- July 21 - 22, 2013 – NCCHC's Correctional Mental Health Care Conference
- July 24 - 26, 2013 – New York Gang Investigators Association - 2013 Annual Training Conference
- July 28 - 31, 2013 – APPA 38th Annual Training Institute - Baltimore
- August 9-14, 2013 – ACA's 143rd Congress of Correction
- Sept 9-12, 2013 – New England School of Best Practices in Addiction Treatment
- Oct 10-11, 2013 – Breakthrough Strategies to Work with At-Risk and Incarcerated Youth Workshop - Portland OR
- Oct 26-30, 2013 – National Conference on Correctional Health Care - Nashville TN
quote of the week
"Don't cry because it's over. Smile because it happened."
- T. Seuss Geisel