Enhancing Offender Engagement, 4 hours
The Probation Officer (PO) is a change agent who must use professional-grade offender engagement skills. The ability and deportment of the PO to engage the probationer in the process is the vital factor in the probationer moving through the stages of change! The professional alliance the PO creates with the probationer helps guide the probationer’s path and expects the probationer to problem-solve. This leads to and helps build competency and a sense of success. The PO integrates addressing criminogenic factors while being cognizant of the change stage of the probationer and vulnerability to behavior relapse. This is an intensive, pro-social, relationship building skills class that prepares the PO to be a successful change agent.