Considerations for the Use of Electronic Technologies in Supervision

Considerations for the Use of Electronic Technologies in Supervision 

Keeping up with the advancements in technology can be a full-time job. Whether it’s the latest smartphone or social networking site, there seems to be a never-ending learning curve. Trying to stay abreast of the evolving use of technology within the field of community corrections is no exception. As a manager or administrator in community corrections, you face many challenges to keeping your finger on the pulse of this growing issue. Drawing upon material from Offender Supervision with Electronic Technology: Community Corrections Resource (Second Edition), this course is designed to educate agency managers and administrators about some of the types of tools currently available, as well as key issues to consider in the selection and implementation of electronic technologies within community supervision. While taking this course, you will be using interactive exercises, detailed case illustrations, and informative material as you explore the potentials for using technology within your organization. This course is intended for managers and administrators of community corrections agencies.


Hours: 2.00


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Course Details

Hours: 2
Type: Online Course
Content Expiration Date: 9/30/2020
Learning Objectives:
Explain how electronic supervision technologies can be used throughout the various stages of community supervision.
Identify four types of electronic supervision technologies.
Describe the considerations that require attention when selecting and implementing the use of electronic supervision technologies within your organization.

I. Section 1: Introduction A. Course Contributor B. About This Course C. Learning Objectives II. Section 2: An Overview of Supervision with Electronic Technology A. Meet Chief Johansen B. Introduction to Electronic Supervision C. Electronic Supervision: What Can It Offer the Community Corrections Field? D. Applications of Electronic Supervision E. Meet Dwayne F. Section Summary III. Section 3: Tools of the Trade A. Types of Electronic Supervision Technology B. House Arrest Units C. Limitations of House Arrest Units D. How Global Positioning Systems Work E. Location Tracking Types of Systems F. Limitations of GPS G. Officer Concerns of GPS H. GPS Limitations Quick Quiz I. Programmed Contact Systems J. Verifications K. Group Monitoring Units L. Remote Alcohol Detection Devices M. Lilly the Probation Supervisor N. Section Summary IV. Section 4: Agency Considerations A. The Importance of Planning B. Collaboration C. Forming Partnerships for Change D. The Assessment Process E. Legal Issues F. Research Current Accepted Standards G. Purpose for Electronic Supervision H. Goals I. Applying the Concepts: Back to Chief Johansen J. Develop Policies and Procedures K. Procurement Process L. Company Stability M. Low-Balling N. Research Company Capabilities O. Check Procurement Rules, Regulations, and Laws P. Additional Resources Related to the Procurement Process Q. Staff Buy-In R. Staffing Needs S. Staff Training T. Supervisee and Victim Training U. Evaluation V. Meet Bob W. Section Summary V. Section 5: Conclusion A. Summary B. References C. Congratulations!

Instructor: Julie Truschel
Julie Truschel, M.A. is an independent consultant with over 25 years of experience developing, implementing, operating, and reviewing programs in juvenile and adult corrections. She’s held positions within institutions as well as community corrections for both private companies and government agencies. She has provided technical resources and training to a broad range of corrections personnel and has presented widely regarding operational practices in community corrections. Julie holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology and a Master’s Degree in Organizational Management. Disclosure: Julie Truschel has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.
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The target audience for this course is: Intermediate level General Staff.
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Asynchronous/Online Distance Learning; please see certificate details for specifics on delivery format.
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