Onsite Training

Can We See it Coming? The Role of Community Corrections Professionals in Preventing School Violence
Presenter: Joseph J. Marchese

This training will provide participants with information concerning the dynamics of School Violence and provide them with information on how to prevent, mitigate, respond to and recover from an incident of school violence. The training is geared towards: Probation Officers, Supervisors, Administrators, Trainers, School Administrators/Teachers, Local Law Enforcement and School Resource Officers.

Since the shootings at Columbine High School in 1999, our schools and police agencies have engaged many strategies to prevent school violence. But one of the most ignored areas in school violence prevention is the role of the juvenile probation officer. The supervision of juvenile offenders in the community puts probation officers in contact with many troubled kids, and influences surrounding them, that may pose a danger to schools or the community. This workshop will discuss the dynamics of school violence and the interrelated roles between the schools, parents, human services, and probation agencies in school violence prevention. It will also provide participants with a working knowledge of the Threat Assessment Process.

At the completion of this training, participants will be able to:

  • Describe the impact of recent school shootings on the Criminal Justice and Education Systems in the U.S.
  • Explain the role of a community corrections officer in conducting a threat assessment and preventing school violence
  • List the causes of violent behavior
  • Outline the pathways to a rampage
  • Define the terms: Threat Assessment and Profiling and explain the difference
  • Distinguish between Low, Medium and High Risk Threats when given a case study
  • Describe the steps you should take if you feel that someone under your supervision poses a threat to a school or the community
About the Presenter
Joseph J. Marchese
J.J. Marchese & Associates
6 Jessica Court
Latham, NY 12110

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

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