Special Feature: Community Corrections - Training


Thinking for a Change (Version 4.0)
National Institute of Corrections, June 2016
Exercises for Developing MI Skills in Corrections
National Institute of Corrections, April 2012
Motivational Interviewing in Corrections: A Comprehensive Guide to Implementing MI in Corrections
National Institute of Corrections, February 2012
State and Local Law Enforcement Training Academies, 2006
Bureau of Justice Statistics, February 2009

Related Resources

Center for Sex Offender Management (CSOM) Training Curricula
The CSOM Training Curricula site features several training curricula for probation and parole agencies and other stakeholders across the country who share responsibility for sex offender management.
Improving Restitution Management in Community Corrections
With funding from the Office for Victims of Crime, this American Probation and Parole Association 1-day training seminar focuses on improving the management of restitution in community corrections. The goal of this training is to provide community corrections and court services agencies and personnel with strategies they can implement to improve enforcement and collection of restitution and improve their ability to communicate with victims of crime about restitution issues.
National Institute of Corrections (NIC): Training
NIC provides management and specialty training for staff of state and local corrections throughout the U.S. and its commonwealths and territories. NIC also offers live satellite and video opportunities, including the following videos from NIC's Community Services Division which address topics in offender employment and employment retention:
National Parole Resource Center (NPRC)
Funded in part by the Bureau of Justice Assistance, NPRC is a national initiative that underscores the critical role that paroling authorities play in the American criminal justice system. NPRC serves as a source of information, training, and technical assistance for paroling authorities and the supervision agencies that they oversee and with whom they collaborate.
National Reentry Resource Center
Sponsored by the Bureau of Justice Assistance, the National Reentry Resource Center provides education, training, and technical assistance to states, tribes, territories, local governments, service providers, nonprofit organizations, and corrections agencies working on prisoner reentry.
Promising Victim-Related Practices in Probation & Parole
Supported through the Office for Victims of Crime, this American Probation and Parole Association training provides instruction to front-line probation and parole officers and first-line supervisors on: the impact of crime on victims; the role of community corrections in providing victim services; effectively communicating with crime victims; incorporating victim input into the community supervision process; providing effective victim notification; and enhancing restitution collection and management.
Swift Certain Fair Resource Center
The Swift Certain Fair Resource Center supports state, local, territorial, and tribal jurisdictions and agencies in implementing swift and certain sanctions in community corrections. The Center provides resources and materials, and free training and technical assistance to eligible programs.
U.S. Courts – Probation and Pretrial Services Training Academy
Established in 2005 at the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center (FLETC)-Charleston, the Academy provides newly appointed U.S. Probation and Pretrial Services officers with the skills necessary to safely begin their new careers. The Academy also provides instruction to U.S. Probation and Pretrial Services Officers who are serving as their district's firearms instructor or officer safety instructor.

Also see the NCJRS Justice Events Calendar, a database of conferences, trainings and other events which are searchable based on topic, geographical location or dates.

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