Strategies for Supervising Gang-Involved Individuals on Community Supervision

Strategies for Supervising Gang-Involved Individuals on Community Supervision 

In some communities, gang-related activity is prolific. Many gang-involved individuals will at some point be on some form of community supervision (e.g., pretrial, probation, or parole). This course will discuss how individuals become validated as gang-involved and steps community supervision officers should take to prepare for supervising a gang-involved person. Community supervision officers also will learn about supervision practices they can use when a validated gang-involved individual is placed on their caseload.


Hours: 1.75


Certificates provided by accrediting body (2 Match)

American Probation and Parole Association

1.75 HOURS

This activity is approved for 1.75 contact hours.

California Board of State and Community Corrections

1.75 HOURS

This activity is approved for 1.75 STC credit hours.

Course Details

Course Code: REL-PS-0-GISCCS
Hours: 1.75
Type: Online Course
Content Expiration Date: 12/1/2024
Learning Objectives:
List up to 10 criteria used to validate individuals as gang-involved.
Identify 8 challenges in supervising gang-involved individuals.
Discuss how the 8 dynamic criminogenic needs pertain specifically to gang involvement.
Discuss 8 considerations for supervising gang-involved individuals on community supervision.

Section 1: Introduction

About This Course

Learning Objectives

Section 2: Gangs and Supervision in the Community

What Do We Mean by Gang-Involved

Gang-Involved Individuals and Community Supervision

Criteria for Validating a Gang Member

What Occurs When Someone is Validated?

Challenges in Supervising Gang-Involved Individuals



Section 3: Considerations for Supervising Gang-Involved Individuals

Supervising Gang-Involved Individuals

Gather Information

Actuarial Assessment

Dynamic Criminogenic Risk Factors of Gang-Involved Individuals

Knowledge Check

Resiliency Factors


Considerations During the Supervision Process

Information Sharing


Progress and Success



Section 4: Conclusion


Course Contributors




Instructor: Richard Harris
Richard Harris is the Safety and Security Administrator for the Tulsa County Juvenile Bureau of the District Court and a Tulsa Police Officer. He has been working with youth in gangs for over twenty years. Richard has been a member of the Tulsa Rea Gang Taskforce (TARGET group) since 2004 and an executive board member and trainer for the Oklahoma Gang Investigator's Association since 2006. Disclosure: Richard Harris has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.
Staff Writer: Kimberly Cobb, MS
Mrs. Cobb is a Lead SME Writer/Trainer at Relias. Her primary writing responsibilities are in the Health and Human Services vertical, in the content areas of public safety and behavioral health. Mrs. Cobb is also the onboarding trainer for new Relias staff joining the Content Department. Mrs. Cobb has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Correctional and Juvenile Justice Studies and a Master of Science Degree in Criminal Justice. She has over 24 years of experience working in criminal and juvenile justice. Her work includes direct service, research, and training and technical assistance. She was the statewide evaluator for the Commonwealth of Kentucky for adult, juvenile, and family drug courts; a Research Associate for the American Probation & Parole Association providing training and technical assistance to Native American Nations/Alaska Native Villages on systemic criminal and juvenile justice initiatives; and a Research Administrator for the University of Kentucky. Disclosure: Kimberly Cobb, MS has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.
Target Audience:
The target audience for this course is: Correctional Officers; in the following settings: Adult Corrections, Juvenile Corrections.
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Asynchronous/Online Distance Learning; please see certificate details for specifics on delivery format.
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