Upcoming Webinars

Presented in collaboration with the Justice Clearinghouse


 

Standards of Care: Mental Health in Our Jails and Prisons…Now What?

Standards of Care: Mental Health in Our Jails and PrisonsDate/Time by Timezone

Tue, Apr 28th, 2020 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM ET
Tue, Apr 28th, 2020 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM CT
Tue, Apr 28th, 2020 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM MT
Tue, Apr 28th, 2020 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM PT
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Implementing mental health service standards within correctional facilities can break down barriers between administrative staff and individuals with mental illness, while also helping achieve peak organizational performance. First-hand experiences from the presenter will shape the conversation and develop potential avenues for advocacy.

PRESENTER

Jim Martin served 22+ years in law enforcement, serving as a Lieutenant and Assistant Jail Commander with the Vanderburgh County Sheriff’s Office in Southern Indiana. Part of his daily duties included serving as the command staff liaison for the Jail’s medical unit and the Vanderburgh County Mental Health Task Force. During his career with the Sheriff’s Office, Jim served in motor patrol, as a K-9 handler, a supervisor in both the Jail and in the Courts, and as an investigator in the Professional Standards Unit. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Communications and a Master’s Degree in Public Service Administration. Jim is a graduate of the Police Executive Leadership Academy (PELA) and was a certified instructor through the Indiana Law Enforcement Academy and through the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. Jim is also an adjunct professor at the University of Evansville. He has served as a consultant with the Major County Sheriff’s Association (MCSA) and currently serves as Vice President, Program Development with the National Commission on Correctional Health Care (NCCHC).

Ask Me Anything: Maintaining Resilience

improve your coping, manage stress, deal with unexpected, and build a resilient mindset
Date/Time by Timezone

Thu, May 7th, 2020 3:00 PM – 4:30 PM ET
Thu, May 7th, 2020 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM CT
Thu, May 7th, 2020 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM MT
Thu, May 7th, 2020 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM PT
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The Doctor is IN. Join us for the finale of this thought-provoking series about Resiliency, Leadership and the Challenging time we’re living through.

Dr. Kimberly Miller will be answering questions that have been asked from her previous webinars on resiliency, and leadership and taking new questions live. We will explore how to improve your coping, manage stress, deal with unexpected, and build a resilient mindset. Come with your questions and get ready to build a stronger bounce back.

 

 

 

Like being the Boss? You’ll Need Your Team to Stay That Way!


Date/Time by Timezone

Thu, Jun 11th, 2020 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM ET
Thu, Jun 11th, 2020 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM CT
Thu, Jun 11th, 2020 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM MT
Thu, Jun 11th, 2020 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM PT
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Being elected to Sheriff or promoted to Chief might be easier than running your agency. Creating, engaging, and effectively utilizing your leadership team will be equally challenging and paramount to your longterm success and effectiveness. Learn how team coaching will help you be a real team, with the right people, and with a compelling purpose. You will also learn about other conditions that will make your team at least 80% effective.
 

 

1983 Civil Rights Litigation: What Justice Professionals Need to Know

Date/Time by Timezone

Tue, Jul 7th, 2020 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM ET
Tue, Jul 7th, 2020 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM CT
Tue, Jul 7th, 2020 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM MT
Tue, Jul 7th, 2020 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM PT

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One of the most common forms of lawsuits filed against not only criminal justice professionals but all public employees is a civil rights suit or what is known as a 1983 action for an alleged violation of a plaintiff’s constitutional rights. This webinar will provide a basic understanding of what such suits are, their essential elements of what a plaintiff has to prove and some of the key defenses such as qualified immunity.

** This webinar has been certified by the National Sheriffs’ Association and may be eligible for Continuing Education Units through your POST. Please consult your local certification processes for additional details. Paid subscribers that attend will be able to download a jointly issued attendance certificate that includes the National Sheriffs’ Association logo.

PRESENTER

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.

Rick’s career includes 8 years with the MN attorney general’s office and a year in private practice defending government officials in civil litigation. Rick and has served as an instructor for NIC, the AELE and School of Police Staff and Command on a variety of topics. He is the author of several books and in addition to his law degree has a Masters in public administration.

Title VII Employment Discrimination: What Justice Professionals Need to Know

Date/Time by Timezone

Tue, Aug 25th, 2020 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM ET
Tue, Aug 25th, 2020 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM CT
Tue, Aug 25th, 2020 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM MT
Tue, Aug 25th, 2020 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM PT

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Employment discrimination against a member of a protected class, when not a Bona Fide Occupational Qualification, exposes employers to damages for illegal discrimination. This webinar will provide an overview to who and what is a protected class, what is a BFOQ and when employment decision making might have a permissible or improper disparate impact or disparate treatment.

** This webinar has been certified by the National Sheriffs’ Association and may be eligible for Continuing Education Units through your POST. Please consult your local certification processes for additional details. Paid subscribers that attend will be able to download a jointly issued attendance certificate that includes the National Sheriffs’ Association logo.

PRESENTER

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.

Rick’s career includes 8 years with the MN attorney general’s office and a year in private practice defending government officials in civil litigation. Rick and has served as an instructor for NIC, the AELE and School of Police Staff and Command on a variety of topics. He is the author of several books and in addition to his law degree has a Masters in public administration.

What Justice Professionals Need to Know About Applying Common Law Contract Principles to Bargaining Agreements

Date/Time by Timezone

Tue, May 19th, 2020 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM ET
Tue, May 19th, 2020 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM CT
Tue, May 19th, 2020 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM MT
Tue, May 19th, 2020 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM PT

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In this modern era, the largest unions in the United States represent public sector employees. In this session, we will discuss basic legal and common law long-standing contract principles and how they are uniquely applied to collective bargaining agreements. We will address the myths and reality of commonly used and often misused terms like “past practices” and see how they provide a basis to understand and resolved labor contract disputes.

** This webinar has been certified by the National Sheriffs’ Association and may be eligible for Continuing Education Units through your POST. Please consult your local certification processes for additional details. Paid subscribers that attend will be able to download a jointly issued attendance certificate that includes the National Sheriffs’ Association logo.

PRESENTER

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.

Rick’s career includes 8 years with the MN attorney general’s office and a year in private practice defending government officials in civil litigation. Rick and has served as an instructor for NIC, the AELE and School of Police Staff and Command on a variety of topics. He is the author of several books and in addition to his law degree has a Masters in public administration.