Inmate Engagement Skills for Corrections Staff, 8 hours
Engaging the offender and advocating for positive outcomes is no longer solely a “programs” issue, and most correctional officers sense this change. The line level correctional officer plays a vital role in advocating for positive outcomes and bridging the gap of “us vs. them” mentality. This means all custody, programming staff, civilian staff, volunteers, and contract providers have a working understanding and a beginning competency with the comprehensive team approach. Reinforcing the tone and being briefed about pre-release and re-entry programs creates better outcomes and a safer environment for staff and inmates.