Onsite Training

Evidence-Based Practices for Corrections: An Overview
Presenter: Mark Carey

Hands on-skill based training around recidivism reduction techniques is appropriate for supervisors and case managers who are looking for an in-depth understanding of what constitutes an evidence based practice agency. This two-day training includes an overview of the meta-analysis research around risk reduction and provides short, experiential exercises to introduce the skills necessary to apply evidence based techniques. The content of evidence based practices involves eight principles based on social learning and the skill portion of the training includes techniques in motivational interviewing, applying responsivity principles, developing a case plan, facilitating cognitive behavioral groups, use of thinking reports and other reinforcing techniques, applying quality assurance tools to the practices used by probation staff, and using data to manage an agency around risk reduction.

Upon completion of Evidence-Based Practices in Corrections participants will be able to:

  • Recognize practices that do and don’t lead to reduced recidivism
  • Describe the components needed to be implemented for the justice system to effect these changes
  • Apply a skill set that must be in place for an agency to fully integrate evidence based practices with fidelity
About the Presenter
Mark Carey is a trainer and consultant with the Cary Group Learning Center. He served as the Deputy Commissioner of Community and Juvenile Services in the Minnesota Department of Corrections from 1999 to 2003. He was the warden at the only women’s state prison in Minnesota, MCF-Shakopee, Director of Dakota County Community Corrections, and prior to that, the Director of Dodge-Fillmore-Olmsted County Community Corrections. He has over 20 years of experience in the correctional field serving as a counselor, probation/parole officer, planner, administrator, and consultant. He taught juvenile justice at the Community College in Rochester, Minnesota, and has published over a dozen articles and two books.

He has served as president and chair for a number of associations and task forces, and frequently is requested as a speaker and trainer. In 1993, he was selected as the Corrections Person of the Year by the Minnesota Corrections Association. In 1996 he received the American Probation and Parole Association (APPA) Sam Houston University Award.

( 2 day training limited to 30 participants )

To request site-specific training, email Diane Kincaid or call APPA at (859)244-8196.

This Onsite Training falls under the following category:
Management Training