This activity is approved for 2.00 contact hours.
This activity is approved for 2.00 STC credit hours.
Section 1: Introduction
A. About This Course
B. Learning Objectives
Section 2: Employee Rights
A. Sources of Employee Rights
B. Employee Rights and Privacy Issues
C. Knowledge Check
D. Employment Status
E. Correctional Officer Procedural Protections
F. Performance Evaluations
Section 3: FMLA and FLSA
A. The Family and Medical Leave Act
B. The Fair Labor Standards Act
Section 4: Discrimination
A. Discrimination Defined
B. Types of Discrimination
C. Discrimination Based on Race/Color
D. Discrimination Based on Religion
E. Discrimination Based on National Origin
F. Discrimination Based on Sex
G. Discrimination Based on Age
H. Discrimination Based on Genetic Information
I. Discrimination Based on Disability
Section 5: Conclusion
B. Course Contributors
G. Brain Sparks
Mrs. Cobb is a Content Writer for Public Safety and Health and Human Services at Relias. She has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Correctional and Juvenile Justice Studies and a Master of Science Degree in Criminal Justice. Mrs. Cobb has 24 years of experience working in criminal and juvenile justice. She has worked in direct service positions as well as in research, training, and technical assistance capacities. 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 managing federal, state, and foundation grants awarded to the College of Medicine, Behavioral Science department, Center for Drug and Alcohol Research, and Kentucky Rural Medical Centers.Expert Reviewer: Linda L. Bryant, J.D., Sworn Jail Officer
Disclosure: Kimberly Cobb, M.S. has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.
Linda L. Bryant, J.D. is veteran public safety official and legal expert. She served as the Deputy Attorney General for Virginia for Criminal Justice and Public Safety where she supervised a team of over 80 attorneys who represented the state's public safety agencies in state and federal courts. She and her team provided legal advice on public safety matters and policy development to the Governor of Virginia, the Secretary of Public Safety, all public safety agencies and the state legislature. Her duties also included providing legal advice to and overseeing all litigation against the state Department of Corrections. She also served for nearly 18 years as a state prosecutor, where she prosecuted thousands of cases focusing her efforts on violent crime, serving as lead trial attorney on over 40 murder cases. During that time she also taught as an Adjunct Professor at the College of William and Mary law school. She also served on the Working Group that developed the "21st Century Principles of Prosecution, Peace Officer Use of Force Project" for the Association of Prosecuting Attorneys Ms. Bryant is currently the Assistant Superintendent and Compliance Attorney at the Hampton Roads Regional Jail, a jail with an average daily population of approximately 1100 inmates. The jail houses special needs inmates to include those with serious medical and mental health concerns. Disclosure: Linda L. Bryant, J.D., Sworn Jail Officer has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.Instructor: Stanley Adelman, J.D.
Professor Adelman is a former Senior Litigation Attorney for Massachusetts Department of Correction and Massachusetts Parole Board, and General Counsel and Assistant Secretary, Massachusetts Office of Public Safety. He is also the former Chair, Massachusetts Bar Association Committee on Corrections, Probation & Parole. Professor Adelman writes legal case commentaries regularly for Corrections Today, the periodical of the American Correctional Association, and for other legal and criminal justice journals. He is also a criminal justice trainer and consultant and has taught and trained judges, prosecutors, defenders, police, corrections, probation, and parole personnel on criminal justice topics such as correctional law, sentencing, drunk driving, and governmental tort liability. Professor Adelman began his criminal justice career as a parole officer for the State of New York. Disclosure: Stanley Adelman, J.D. has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.Instructor: Diane Geiman
Ms. Geiman is ACA’s Online Training Administrator. She also serves as the Academy’s instructional curriculum developer. Ms. Geiman has more than 20 years of experience in developing training programs for criminal justice professionals, including lesson plans, multimedia training programs, and print and online courses. She has received numerous awards for both print curricula and comprehensive video programs on topics such as criminal and juvenile justice, medical and mental health, supervision, management, and law. She received her bachelor’s degree from the University of Maryland. Disclosure: Diane Geiman has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.