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Intensive Sessions

Community Supervision Reform

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

February 25 Sunday 8:00am - 12:00pm PST

Session Description: 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.

Training Objectives:
• Explore the Coaching Model and its application within the context of probation and parole, emphasizing its role in aligning practices with the objective of fostering community safety.
• Demonstrate the ability to apply coaching principles in real-world scenarios, enhancing participants' capacity to navigate challenges and support individuals on supervision effectively.
• Acquire the knowledge and tools necessary to build success plans tailored to the unique needs of individuals on supervision, promoting positive outcomes and community reintegration.
• Develop a concrete action plan to implement coaching principles and core correctional practices into daily roles, ensuring sustained and meaningful impact on the community and the individuals served.


Dr. Brian Lovins
Health and Wellness Research EBP

Promoting Staff Wellness Through Peer Support

February 25 Sunday 8:00am - 12:00pm PST

Session Description: Correctional staff face unique barriers and stressors, which can impact both work and home life. This intensive session will teach participants the importance of wellness programs for community corrections staff and give participants the tools to bring one such program (peer support) to their workplace. This session will cover the history and importance of wellness programs and provide examples of wellness programs in correctional settings. Then, the session will go into detail about peer support wellness programs. Participants will learn and practice the skills necessary to provide peer support to colleagues and will discuss the steps to bring a peer support program to their workplace. This session includes many activities to provide participants the opportunity to practice the skills, and lots of audience interaction.

Training Objectives:
• Understand the history and importance of wellness programs for community corrections staff.
• Understand the evidence-based wellness programs that exist, including the Peer Support model.
• Understand the skills needed to provide peer support to staff.
• Understand how to structure a peer support program within their agency.


Valerie Meade
Abigail Strait
Pretrial Victime Issues Gender Issues and Diversity

Addressing Gender-Based Violence in Probation, Parole, and Pretrial Supervision

February 25 Sunday 12:30pm - 4:30pm PST

Session Description: This intensive workshop will provide a detailed look at what gender-based violence is in a clinical setting and in the real world setting of Probation/Parole/Pretrial Offices. These are traditionally some of the most difficult caseloads to supervise as there is limited training for these Officers on what this type of violence is, understanding what are the characteristics of a "batterer" and how to communicate with and support the victims in these cases. We will also discuss how to identify intimate-partner survivors on your caseloads who are now identified as defendants.

Training Objectives:
• Comprehensive overview given of the latest research on domestic violence and discusses implications for service professions.
• Will address domestic violence dynamics, associated socio-emotional and economic consequences, and considerations for practice in direct services.
• Intimate Partner Violence Risk Assessment uses to help make informed decisions, inform safety planning, and defendant accountability.
• Examine which Risk Assessments are used in probation and pretrial services.
• Discuss how victims of battering and abuse end up in the criminal legal system as defendants.


Jennifer L. Waindle
Julie Olomi
Cindene Pezzell, ESQ
Research EBP Mental Health and Substance Use

CANNABIS & Community Supervision – An Abundance of Challenges

February 25 Sunday 12:30pm - 4:30pm PST

Session Description: The National Alliance To Stop Impaired Driving (NASID) and In partnership with The National Alliance To Stop Impaired Driving (NASID) and, this session will train attendees on recognizing the signs of cannabis impairment during a Green Lab. Volunteers who have consumed cannabis will be put through a series of tests to demonstrate the observable signs and symptoms of impairment, specifically, how cannabis impacts a person’s ability to drive. Volunteers will undergo a mock roadside sobriety assessment by law enforcement to demonstrate how officers detect impairment. All attendees will be given the opportunity to observe the volunteers to highlight their own observations of impairment.

Training Objectives:
• Understand the pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics of Cannabis.
• Explain how Cannabis may present in the human body – signs and symptoms (pupils, eyelid tremors, body tremors).
• Identify good tests for Cannabis – LOC, Romberg, FTN.
• Understand what oral fluid revealed about each consumer; what they smoked, how they felt, would they drive, etc.


Chuck DeWeese
Jonathon Huber

Contributing Sponsors

Tyler Tech - Badge, Expo Hall Bingo  |  Multi-Health Systems, Inc - Bag Stuffer  |  eMoksha - A Data Science Company - Expo Hall Bingo  |  Shadowtrack - Lanyards  |  Washington State Misdemeanant Probation Association - Waterbottle

Also, special thanks goes to our Corporate Members!

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