Intensive Session: Moving Our Work Forward: Integrating a Coaching Perspective with Core Correctional Practices


Sunday, February 25, 2024
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Session Type: Intensive

Over the last 20 years, probation and parole officers have been asked to take on more strategies to help people on supervision improve their lives while still maintaining the historical approaches to the work. This has created a disconnect at times between the role of probation and parole officers and the delivery of core correctional practices. The Coaching Model reorients our role to bring the practices in alignment with our purpose to help people stay in the community safely! Participants will increase their knowledge of the coaching model while developing practical skills to help incorporate core correctional practices into their daily roles. Specifically, this presentation will help staff build coaching connections, rethink the orientation of the conditions of supervision, and build success plans for people on supervision.


Dr. Brian Lovins
Principal, Justice System Partners

Dr. Lovins earned his PhD in Criminology from the University of Cincinnati. He is currently president-elect for the American Probation and Parole Association (APPA). Prior to JSP, Dr. Lovins worked for Harris County CSCD as the assistant director. He was tasked with developing and implementing agency wide change plans to drive increased successful completion rates. In addition, he was the associate director for the University of Cincinnati's Corrections Institute, the School of Criminal Justice's training and research department. He has developed a state-wide juvenile risk assessment (Ohio Youth Assessment System: OYAS) and adult risk assessment (Ohio Risk Assessment System: ORAS), as well as validation of a series of pretrial risk assessments. Dr. Lovins has been invited to present to over 200 agencies and routinely delivers trainings on the principles of effective intervention, risk assessment, and the delivery of cognitive-behavioral interventions.