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LEGAL ISSUES IN TODAY’S JAILS

Suicide Identification, Prevention, and Policy Failure

Date/Time by Timezone
Wed, May 1st, 2019 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM ET
Wed, May 1st, 2019 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM CT
Wed, May 1st, 2019 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM MT
Wed, May 1st, 2019 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM PT

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Identification and discussion of evidence- and scientific-based suicidal behaviors will be highlighted, along with strategies to prevent and minimize these unfortunate, in-custody deaths. Findings from scientific-based studies about humans dying from hanging by ligature will be discussed to show why most correctional “suicide watch” policies are deficient. Timely in today’s correctional environment, this User-Level program will give you the information needed to help identify, prevent, and minimize these tragic in-custody deaths.

PRESENTER: JOHN G. PETERS, JR., Ph.D., CTC, CLS

John G. Peters, Jr., Ph.D., CTC., CLS serves as president, and chief learning officer of the Henderson, Nevada-based Institute for the Prevention of In-Custody Deaths, Inc.  A former law enforcement administrator, deputy sheriff, and police officer, Dr. Peters has been conducting law enforcement training across the globe since 1979. John was also a member of the United States Secret Service Defensive Tactics Advisory Panel.


 

Federal Statutes and Who is Not Allowed to Possess Firearms

Date/Time by Timezone
Thu, May 16th, 2019 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM ET
Thu, May 16th, 2019 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM CT
Thu, May 16th, 2019 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM MT
Thu, May 16th, 2019 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM PT

Register

The firearms debate and issues of public safety firearms regulation and the Second Amendment are going to continue in the public policy spotlight. In this course, we are going to discuss who is prohibited under federal law from possession of firearms under current law so those involved in its enforcement and policymakers have a better understanding what current law does or does not do. Topics include:

  • Who is banned from possession of firearms under federal law
  • Domestic violence and firearms laws
  • The impact of state laws on federal firearms possession

PRESENTER: RICHARD HODSDON

Richard Hodsdon has been an attorney for more than 40 years and for his entire career has been involved in civil and criminal matters concerning corrections, criminal prosecution and law enforcement operations. He has over 30 years of experience dealing with management and personnel issues including employment law. Rick currently is an assistant county attorney in Stillwater, MN where his duties include representation of the county and criminal justice agencies. He has trained thousands of government staff on civil litigation, criminal law and personnel issues. Rick has also served as counsel to the Minnesota Sheriffs Association for over 30 years.


 

Trauma-Informed Jails: Incorporating Wellness for Deputies

Date/Time by Timezone
Tue, Jun 4th, 2019 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM ET
Tue, Jun 4th, 2019 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM CT
Tue, Jun 4th, 2019 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM MT
Tue, Jun 4th, 2019 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM PT

Register

According to the Federal Office of Justice Programs, levels of stress in the correctional environment are some of the highest occupational levels anywhere. Several studies have identified implications like significant elevations in behavioral and somatic healthcare problems, unscheduled absences, low productivity, high levels of burnout and staff turnover, the impact on safe operations, and the financial costs associated with all of these factors.

This webinar offers tangible help for those on the front lines, suggesting strategies for infusing behavioral techniques of mindfulness, relaxation, and play into training curricula. The presenter is a forensic psychologist who conducts training for correctional staff on a variety of topics, and will present and demonstrate examples of techniques that convey important training material, while incorporating activities that reduce stress levels, practice self-care, and foster resilience in the workforce.

During this webinar, we will:

  • Discuss specific aspects of correctional work that create toxic stress
  • Describe the individual and systemic impact of stress on the correctional workforce
  • Identify several specific behavioral activities and techniques that can help reduce stress
  • Discuss how to  incorporate mindfulness, relaxation, and play for your COs in your correctional environment

PRESENTER: DR. ROBIN TIMME

Dr. Robin Timme is a senior expert for Falcon, Inc. Dr. Timme is recognized as a leader in correctional behavioral health across the country, frequently speaking and teaching at national conferences, and supporting innovative programming. Dr. Timme has practiced in the fields of correctional and forensic psychology for ten years, shaping policy, supervising behavioral health clinicians, and handling evaluations of high-risk and high-needs inmate-patients. Dr. Timme is increasingly focused on the impact of toxic stress and psychological trauma on the somatic and behavioral health of inmates and staff inside correctional facilities. Dr. Timme trains correctional staff to be trauma-informed, developing policies and procedures, and focusing on the wellness of those who work and live in correctional facilities.


 

Use-of-Force Constitutional Standards versus Force Continuum

Date/Time by Timezone
Wed, Jul 31st, 2019 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM ET
Wed, Jul 31st, 2019 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM CT
Wed, Jul 31st, 2019 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM MT
Wed, Jul 31st, 2019 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM PT

Register

Force options are different than force standards, but both are important. Correctional officers must be trained about Force Standards (Fourth, Eighth, and Fourteenth Amendments) so they know how their force will be evaluated in civil trials. Force options play a critical role in what force strategies are selected and used in each situation. John G. Peters, Jr., Ph.D. will explain the impact of the Unites States Supreme Court holding in Kingsley v. Hendrickson. Dr. Peters was the expert witness for the correctional deputies in the original trial and the second trial after the case was remanded by the Supreme Court.

PRESENTER: JOHN G. PETERS, JR., Ph.D., CTC, CLS

John G. Peters, Jr., Ph.D., CTC., CLS serves as president, and chief learning officer of the Henderson, Nevada-based Institute for the Prevention of In-Custody Deaths, Inc.  A former law enforcement administrator, deputy sheriff, and police officer, Dr. Peters has been conducting law enforcement training across the globe since 1979. John was also a member of the United States Secret Service Defensive Tactics Advisory Panel.


 

EMPLOYMENT LAW

Suicide Identification, Prevention, and Policy Failure

Date/Time by Timezone
Wed, May 1st, 2019 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM ET
Wed, May 1st, 2019 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM CT
Wed, May 1st, 2019 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM MT
Wed, May 1st, 2019 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM PT

Register

Identification and discussion of evidence- and scientific-based suicidal behaviors will be highlighted, along with strategies to prevent and minimize these unfortunate, in-custody deaths. Findings from scientific-based studies about humans dying from hanging by ligature will be discussed to show why most correctional “suicide watch” policies are deficient. Timely in today’s correctional environment, this User-Level program will give you the information needed to help identify, prevent, and minimize these tragic in-custody deaths.

PRESENTER: JOHN G. PETERS, JR., Ph.D., CTC, CLS

John G. Peters, Jr., Ph.D., CTC., CLS serves as president, and chief learning officer of the Henderson, Nevada-based Institute for the Prevention of In-Custody Deaths, Inc.  A former law enforcement administrator, deputy sheriff, and police officer, Dr. Peters has been conducting law enforcement training across the globe since 1979. John was also a member of the United States Secret Service Defensive Tactics Advisory Panel.


 

Federal Statutes and Who is Not Allowed to Possess Firearms

Date/Time by Timezone
Thu, May 16th, 2019 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM ET
Thu, May 16th, 2019 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM CT
Thu, May 16th, 2019 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM MT
Thu, May 16th, 2019 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM PT

Register

The firearms debate and issues of public safety firearms regulation and the Second Amendment are going to continue in the public policy spotlight. In this course, we are going to discuss who is prohibited under federal law from possession of firearms under current law so those involved in its enforcement and policymakers have a better understanding what current law does or does not do. Topics include:

  • Who is banned from possession of firearms under federal law
  • Domestic violence and firearms laws
  • The impact of state laws on federal firearms possession

PRESENTER: RICHARD HODSDON

Richard Hodsdon has been an attorney for more than 40 years and for his entire career has been involved in civil and criminal matters concerning corrections, criminal prosecution and law enforcement operations. He has over 30 years of experience dealing with management and personnel issues including employment law. Rick currently is an assistant county attorney in Stillwater, MN where his duties include representation of the county and criminal justice agencies. He has trained thousands of government staff on civil litigation, criminal law and personnel issues. Rick has also served as counsel to the Minnesota Sheriffs Association for over 30 years.


 

Trauma-Informed Jails: Incorporating Wellness for Deputies

Date/Time by Timezone
Tue, Jun 4th, 2019 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM ET
Tue, Jun 4th, 2019 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM CT
Tue, Jun 4th, 2019 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM MT
Tue, Jun 4th, 2019 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM PT

Register

According to the Federal Office of Justice Programs, levels of stress in the correctional environment are some of the highest occupational levels anywhere. Several studies have identified implications like significant elevations in behavioral and somatic healthcare problems, unscheduled absences, low productivity, high levels of burnout and staff turnover, the impact on safe operations, and the financial costs associated with all of these factors.

This webinar offers tangible help for those on the front lines, suggesting strategies for infusing behavioral techniques of mindfulness, relaxation, and play into training curricula. The presenter is a forensic psychologist who conducts training for correctional staff on a variety of topics, and will present and demonstrate examples of techniques that convey important training material, while incorporating activities that reduce stress levels, practice self-care, and foster resilience in the workforce.

During this webinar, we will:

  • Discuss specific aspects of correctional work that create toxic stress
  • Describe the individual and systemic impact of stress on the correctional workforce
  • Identify several specific behavioral activities and techniques that can help reduce stress
  • Discuss how to  incorporate mindfulness, relaxation, and play for your COs in your correctional environment

PRESENTER: DR. ROBIN TIMME

Dr. Robin Timme is a senior expert for Falcon, Inc. Dr. Timme is recognized as a leader in correctional behavioral health across the country, frequently speaking and teaching at national conferences, and supporting innovative programming. Dr. Timme has practiced in the fields of correctional and forensic psychology for ten years, shaping policy, supervising behavioral health clinicians, and handling evaluations of high-risk and high-needs inmate-patients. Dr. Timme is increasingly focused on the impact of toxic stress and psychological trauma on the somatic and behavioral health of inmates and staff inside correctional facilities. Dr. Timme trains correctional staff to be trauma-informed, developing policies and procedures, and focusing on the wellness of those who work and live in correctional facilities.


 

Use-of-Force Constitutional Standards versus Force Continuum

Date/Time by Timezone
Wed, Jul 31st, 2019 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM ET
Wed, Jul 31st, 2019 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM CT
Wed, Jul 31st, 2019 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM MT
Wed, Jul 31st, 2019 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM PT

Register

Force options are different than force standards, but both are important. Correctional officers must be trained about Force Standards (Fourth, Eighth, and Fourteenth Amendments) so they know how their force will be evaluated in civil trials. Force options play a critical role in what force strategies are selected and used in each situation. John G. Peters, Jr., Ph.D. will explain the impact of the Unites States Supreme Court holding in Kingsley v. Hendrickson. Dr. Peters was the expert witness for the correctional deputies in the original trial and the second trial after the case was remanded by the Supreme Court.

PRESENTER: JOHN G. PETERS, JR., Ph.D., CTC, CLS

John G. Peters, Jr., Ph.D., CTC., CLS serves as president, and chief learning officer of the Henderson, Nevada-based Institute for the Prevention of In-Custody Deaths, Inc.  A former law enforcement administrator, deputy sheriff, and police officer, Dr. Peters has been conducting law enforcement training across the globe since 1979. John was also a member of the United States Secret Service Defensive Tactics Advisory Panel.


 

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