Community Supervision Leadership Moving Organizations Forward


Monday, January 31, 2022
9:15 AM - 10:45 AM
Session Type: Workshop

NIC in partnership with Justice System Partners, redesigned the existing NIC Probation and Parole Executive Orientation training curriculum so that it delivers the most up-to-date material needed to assist community supervision leaders in developing organizations that can effectively implement evidence-based interventions. The executive level training provides a 12 month learning experience for participants delivered through a blended model of virtual connections, guided self-learning, and in-person learning to help leaders grow in their current positions through exploring innovative ways of leading their teams, having opportunities to share, discuss, and develop strategies to test new ways of improving practices that produce better outcomes. Workshop attendees will have the opportunity to experience specific curriculum training activities to gain an understanding of how they can apply the concepts to their own practice and within their own organization. Participants will be asked to complete a short personal inventory of their own skills and views of themselves as a leader. This inventory will be used to center the conversation around personal and professional growth, leading with purpose, considering communication plans, and developing new ways to problem solve.


Katie Green
Justice Program Administrator - Reentry, KY Department of Corrections

Katie Green is a Correctional Program Specialist with the National Institute of Corrections overseeing and actively participating in the design, development, implementation and evaluation of resources to enhance the competencies of criminal justice practitioners. Prior to joining NIC nine years ago , Katie was a criminal justice practitioner in the Commonwealth of Virginia leading organizational change efforts and improving pretrial and community corrections services and programming with the implementation of evidence- based practices. Included in her portfolio with NIC, Katie manages resource development, training and technical assistance projects to advance the work of community supervision organizations and local criminal justice systems.

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.