Intensive Sessions

Registration for this intensive session is FREE:

If you wish to attend this training, you can select it under "Optional Event Fees" when you register. There is no actual fee for this session so no additional cost to you.
*You are not required to register for the entire Miami Training Institute to register for this session.*

Community Corrections Strategies for Supervising Those Victimized by Domestic Violence

Sunday, March 10 | 8:00am-5:00pm

This one-day training event is designed to provide specialized training and technical assistance to improve the capacity of community corrections personnel to identify individuals on community supervision who have been victimized by Intimate Partner Violence (IPV) and to assure that officers are using trauma-informed approaches to supervision that will protect the supervisee’s safety yet still hold him/her accountable for his/her crime. Using a blended-training curriculum of online course work and classroom instruction, probation/parole officers along with other community corrections personnel will be better equipped to address the needs of this population.

Once you register, you will be contacted with materials for the work to be done before the session.

This project was supported by Grant No. 2015-TA-AX-K071 awarded by the Office on Violence Against Women, U.S. Department of Justice as such no fee may be charged for the proffering of this training. The opinions, findings, conclusions, and recommendations expressed in this publication/program/exhibition are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Department of Justice, Office on Violence Against Women.

James Henderson
TA Provider/Trainer
Battered Women’s Justice Project (BWJP)
Grass Lake, MI

Connie Neal
Executive Director
New York State Coalition Against Domestic Violence (NYSCADV)
Albany, NY

Megan Foster
Program Analyst
American Probation and Parole Association (APPA)
Lexington, KY

Registration for the following intensive sessions is an additional fee of $50 per session:

If you wish to attend any of these intensive sessions, you can select them under "Optional Event Fees" when you register.

Challenging Standards and Special Populations (LGBTQI)

Sunday, March 10 | 8:00am-12:00pm

This workshop will capture the guidance by the American Probation and Parole Association, the International Community Corrections Association, and the Pretrial Justice Institute via their publication "Preventing and Responding to Corrections-Based Sexual Abuse: A Guide for Community Corrections Professionals.” We will also focus on the challenges of managing the day to day issues often experienced when protecting the safety of special populations, to include the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and intersex (LGBTI) community. This workshop will also focus on the Community Confinement PREA Standards that often pose significant challenges for community residential facilities such as group homes, halfway houses, community-based pre-release centers, and work release centers. Finally, this workshop will also address the daily supervision and management challenges presented while working with LGBTI people residing within these residential facilities. As the workshop moves to close, we will speak to the challenges that victims/survivors face when re-entering the community.

David Gaspar
Senior Advisor
National PREA Resource Center
Washington, DC
Bernadette Brown
PRC Consultant
National PREA Resource Center
Washington, DC
Michelle Duhart
Sr. Program Manager
National PREA Resource Center
Washington, DC

Ethics in the Workplace

Sunday, March 10 | 8:00am-12:00pm

This session will explore a variety of code of ethics and how they interact and what to do when they conflict with one another. We will also explore the principles that govern ethical attitudes and conduct in the workplace and analyze good and bad behavior as well as moral duties and professional obligations. We will survey the various ethical guidelines that employers and employees are required to know and follow. And, we will discuss historical ethical dilemmas and concerns that have resurfaced with a new twist in what appears to be an “unethical” world. Additionally, participants will explore ways to minimize unethical conduct and issues surrounding employee discretions. At the conclusion of this four-hour session, participants will be able to:

  • Define two working definitions of ethics
  • Define the purpose of ethics in workplace
  • Benchmark their organizations against best practices in creating and sustaining an ethical work environment
  • Understand ethics as it relates to workplace code of ethics, decision making, diversity, reporting, leadership, goals, performance appraisals, and outreach.
  • Identify seven ethical dilemmas in the workplace
  • Name at least five symptoms of ethical failure
  • Distinguish between rule-based and value-based ethics programs
Keith V. Branch, Esq.
Attorney at Law
Houston, TX

Learning How to Facilitate Reflective Dialogue in Successful Offender Supervision Groups, Staff Meetings and with Community Stakeholders

This session has sold-out!

Sunday, March 10 | 1:00pm-5:00pm

From volunteers to educators, nonprofit leaders to community organizers, reflective dialogue discussions engage participants seeking to make a difference in the world. Utilizing the technique of reflective dialogue allows staff to enhance skills in facilitating offender groups by developing confidence and leadership in orchestrating group dialog resulting in improved communication, self-awareness and empathy. Reflective dialogue also creates an avenue of better communication between managers, staff and community stakeholders. These techniques can be used to improve moral, help lead and discuss divisive issues with diverse constituencies and allow for ability to hear multiple perspectives at once.

Jerid Wedige
Probation Education Director
Nebraska Probation
Lincoln, NE
Jacey Rader
Assistant Deputy Administrator, Administration & Operations Division
Nebraska Probation
Lincoln, NE

Kelli Covey
The Covey Group
Chicago, IL