Core Correctional Practices: In Action with Real Life Scenarios


Monday, January 23, 2023
1:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Session Type: Special Session

Corrections professionals play an important role in the outcomes and success of persons in the justice system. We train on evidence-based approaches and putting those approaches in action requires both practice and feedback to build skill proficiency. In this workshop, participants will explore ways to strengthen the quality of impact in choosing appropriate relational skills in a variety of real life scenarios. Instructors will use an action-oriented approach to lay the foundation of Core Correctional Practice (CCP) and model skills of effective reinforcement, disapproval and use of authority. Space will be held for participants to also engage practice of skills with feedback for development and confidence of use in “on the job” settings.


Andrew Krebs
Research Associate, University of Cincinnati Corrections Institute

Andrew Krebs received his PhD in Sociology from the University of Texas at Austin (2020). Andrew’s research interests include the structural connections between criminal justice and mental health systems. His dissertation research explored the occupational role and experience of mental health professionals working in various justice-oriented settings (e.g. pre-arrest diversion, corrections, and re-entry). Prior to receiving his PhD, Andrew graduated with a MA in Sociology from DePaul University (2012) and a BA in Sociology from the University of Alabama at Birmingham (2010). He is also a proud graduate of Walnut Hills High School in Cincinnati, OH.

Eric Willoughby
Research Associate, University of Cincinnati Corrections Institute

Eric Willoughby received his M.S. in Criminal Justice from the University of Cincinnati in 2008. He currently serves as a Junior Research Associate for the University of Cincinnati Corrections Institute. Eric has over eight years of clinical experience while working at River City Correctional Center (RCCC) in Hamilton County, Ohio. During his tenure at RCCC, Eric provided several treatment services while working individually with inmates applying the Principles of Effective Intervention through individual sessions and group facilitation. Eric has years of experience facilitating various treatment groups which includes Thinking for a Change and Cognitive Behavioral Interventions in Substance Abuse. In his last two years at RCCC, Eric served as the Quality Assurance Coordinator and completed multiple audits through group and individual session observations and file reviews ensuring the staff upheld various ACA and ODRC standards. Eric also served as RCCC’s liaison to the Sex Offender program, a PREA SART team member and as the lead training coordinator for the entire facility.