Core Correctional Practices and Remote Supervision

Core Correctional Practices and Remote Supervision

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Webinar Date: September 15, 2021

Time: 3:00 PM – 4:30 PM Eastern Time (US)

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Description: The global pandemic has positioned video conferencing as an essential tool for remote supervision, presenting both challenges and benefits for reforms in community corrections in the post-pandemic period. Whereas video conferencing promises to increase officer efficiency, research points to changes in the relational dynamics between officers and the people they supervise that affect how officers can employ evidence-based strategies like core correctional practices. Participants in this webinar will learn specific strategies to adapt core correctional practices to probation and parole supervision via video conferencing. Specifically, the webinar will present strategies for strengthening relationships with clients, for the effective use of authority, for the use of rewards and sanctioning, and for skill building.

Learning Objectives:
Participants in this webinar will learn video conferencing strategies for:

  1. Managing power and the effective use of authority.
  2. Using rewards and sanctioning to facilitate behavior change.
  3. Teaching skills for self-regulation and social problem-solving.

Presenter Biographies:
Craig Schwalbe, MSW, PhD is a Professor in the Columbia University School of Social Work. Dr. Schwalbe’s current scholarship focuses on the development of evidence-based strategies for probation-involved adolescents. He was the recipient of the WT Grant Foundation Scholars award in 2009, which funded a study of success and failure on probation, and led a UNICEF-funded international development effort to design and implement juvenile diversion programs for delinquent youths in Jordan. Most recently his is a co-principal investigator of the COVID-19 Community Supervision Survey, which seeks to explore how probation and parole has adapted to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Deborah Koetzle, PhD is a professor in the Department of Criminal Justice at John Jay College and a Fellow at the University of Cincinnati Corrections Institute. Her research interests center around effective correctional interventions with a focus on problem-solving courts, risk/need assessment, probation practices, and cross-cultural comparisons of correctional interventions. Currently, she is the principal investigator on a project funded by the US State Department to assess the experiences of people living in prison in Central America and is co-principal investigator of the COVID-19 Community Supervision Survey. She has served as a consultant to local, state, and federal agencies and is an author of What Works (and Doesn’t) in Reducing Recidivism.

Myrinda Schweitzer Smith, Ph.D., is a Sr. Research Associate and Deputy Director at the Corrections Institute in the School of Criminal Justice at the University of Cincinnati. She has co-authored several publications, presented nationally and internationally on correctional interventions, and served as a project director for over 200 correctional projects. Specific topics of research and service include a state-wide correctional treatment program evaluation, the development and implementation of cognitive-behavioral programs for general delinquency, criminality, substance abuse, employment, and sexual offending, as well as recent initiatives to implement effective practices for community supervision and support.

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