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Screening of "The Return"

January 25, 2017

See Us There! NIC at ACA in San Antonio

National Institute of CorrectionsVisit the NIC exhibit booth #111 and sponsored workshops at the American Correctional Association Winter Conference in San Antonio, January 20-24, 2017.

A-2F Changing Behavior With Functional Analysis and Individualized Behavior Management Plans (IBMPs)

Every interaction we have with offenders has the potential to modify behavior. Our response, or lack thereof, has the potential to either increase, maintain or decrease the frequency of that behavior in the future. In corrections, we are routinely asked to address problematic offender behaviors. Many attempts at behavior change are doomed from the start because of lack of input from front-line staff; limited understanding of behavioral principles; a lack of consistency; an absence of communication across disciplines, shifts and institutions; a failure to consider the function(s) of the behavior(s); and an emphasis placed on the benefit of short-term gains (at the expense of long-term benefits). This session introduces a process for the initiation and development of Individual Behavior Management Plans (IBMPs).

Moderator: Joseph (Tony) Stines, CPS, NIC

Speakers: Rain Carei, Psychologist 4, Washington State Department of Corrections, Tumwater, Washington; Ryan Quirk, Psychologist 4, Washington State Department of Corrections, Tumwater, Washington

B-3I Victim Services in Corrections — A Balancing Act

Communication between victims and offenders can be challenging for agencies and their staff for a variety of reasons. It is important for agencies to have policies and strategies that provide safety for victims and hold the inmate accountable while protecting the rights of both parties. This panel discussion will explore some of the most frequently misunderstood victim-related issues regarding notification procedures, no-contact orders and visiting policies and processes, and victim/offender dialogue programs that are relevant to corrections in an institutional setting. In addition, this panel will provide an overview of the importance of providing restorative options for victims such as victim offender dialogue and apology letter processes for victims who seek accountability processes beyond sentencing sanctions in correctional and community supervision settings.

Moderator: Lorie Brisbin, CPS, NIC

Speakers: Jeralita “Jeri” Costa, Community Victim Liaison, Washington Department of Corrections, Washington; Lydia Newlin, Director, Victim Assistance and Restorative Justice, Minnesota Department of Correction, Minnesota; Angie McCown, Director Victim Services Division, Texas Department of Criminal Justice, Austin, Texas; Mark Odom, Deputy Director, Victim Services Division, Texas Department of Criminal Justice, Austin, Texas; Anne Seymour, National Victim Advocate, Washington, D.C

C-1G Victims Behind Bars: Implementing Policy and Procedures to Identify and Address Sex Trafficking of Women Offenders

We always think the victim is on the street and the perpetrator of injustice is behind bars. Under a Federal Law ,VTVPA) and State law we have unidentified and unsupported victims behind bars everyday with their exploiter as possibility a trafficker, pimp, abuser or boyfriend. The goal of this workshop will be to provide an awareness of The Trafficking Victims Protection Act (TVPA) of 2000, identifying policy and procedures that sustain the victimization  of women under the supervision of jails and prisons, and strategies to create a pathway for :Prevention, Protection and Prosecution.

Moderator Evelyn Bush, CPS, NIC

Presenters: Director Gary Mohr , Ohio DOC, Raul S. Banasco, Executive Chief Deputy Tarrant County Sheriff’s Office , Heidi Bishop, Mental Health Caseworker, Ohio DOC , Jeff Beasley, Chief of Investigations Leon County Sheriff's Office

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