Professional Development Workshops: Corrections
The School of Criminology and Criminal Justice proudly presents a series of workshops for criminal justice professionals that explore opportunities for criminal justice reforms. The overarching theme of these workshops centers on changes that generate system improvements. Each workshop has been specifically designed with emphasis on the importance of a healthy agency and organizational culture driven by excellence in policy development, carefully crafted training, and inspired leadership. Each workshop explores how agencies can perform successfully by both engaging advancements within the field and also by embracing certain external pressures for process changes.
Panelists will engage the audience in discussions surrounding leadership and how core criminal justice practices can generate significant improvements in agency performance. Transformational leaders make little distinction between externally driven change and reforms that arise from within their agency; leaders lead by embracing the change and focusing on outcomes.
Brain Injury and Domestic Violence: What the Legal System Needs to Know
Friday, March 30, 2018
A free workshop entitled Brain Injury and Domestic Violence: What the Legal System Needs to Know will be presented the morning of Friday, March 30, in the Barbara Weitz Community Engagement Center on the University of Nebraska Omaha campus. This workshop, which is being conducted jointly by Brain Injury Alliance of Nebraska, University of Nebraska Medical Center Department of Neuropsychology, University of Nebraska Omaha School of Criminology and Criminal Justice, and Women’s Center for Advancement – Omaha, will focus on the correlation of brain injuries and domestic violence. Participants will learn about the prevalence of domestic violence, brain injury and co-occurring condition, brain injury screening tools, and community resources.
This workshop will benefit first responders, probation officers, parole officers, attorneys, corrections staff, judges, and law enforcement personnel. Scheduled workshop speakers include:
- Sara Eliason, Prevention and Education Manager, Women’s Center for Advancement
- Matthew Garlinghouse, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Neurological Science, University of Nebraska Medical Center
- Peggy Reisher, Executive Director, Brain Injury Alliance of Nebraska
Workshop seating is limited. Advanced online registration is required. The workshop will run from 9:00 AM until noon, with check-in beginning at 8:15 AM. Light breakfast will be served.
Jail and Prison Litigation - held Friday, October 20, 2017
Friday, October 20, 2017
This workshop covered strategies employed to litigate and defend the governance of corrections entities. Participants gained a deeper understanding of jail/prison litigation and its ongoing role in determining humane conditions of confinement. This interactive session will cast the dilemmas of corrections management against the evolving social and legal aspects of corrections. The Nebraska Bar Association approved CLEs for attorneys attending this session and it was broadcast via webcam.
Bob Houston, Senior Community Research Associate, UNO School of Criminology and Criminal Justice
Gaylene Armstrong, Ph.D. Director and Professor, UNO School of Criminology and Criminal Justice
Robert Francis Cryne, U.S. Justice Department prosecutor (retired)
Laurie Smith Camp, Chief Nebraska Federal Judge
J. Kirk Brown, Nebraska Department of Justice (retired)
Harold W. Clarke, Director of Corrections, The Commonwealth of Virginia
Danielle Conrad, Executive Director, ACLU Nebraska
Military Veterans in the Criminal Justice System: From Arrest to Re Entry in Douglas County, Nebraska - held Friday, November 3, 2017
This workshop provided participants with a working knowledge of both the Douglas County Department of Corrections (CDCD) Veteran’s Housing Unit and the Douglas County Veteran’s Treatment Court (DCVTC). DCVTC is made up of an extensive collaboration between the criminal justice system (judge, prosecutor, defense lawyer) and dedicated partners, mentors, mental health specialists, addiction specialists, including criminal justice, federal veterans’ agencies, and local community veterans’ organizations. The target population includes military veterans who have been charged with felony offense(s) and who are diagnosed with substance use and/or mental health issues.
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