Conducting Population Counts in Juvenile Facilities

Conducting Population Counts in Juvenile Facilities 

Juvenile correctional facilities come in all shapes and sizes, from secure detention facilities to less-secure group home facilities and everything in -between. However, regardless of the type of facility, staff are responsible for maintaining custody of residents and accounting for their whereabouts at all times. One of the basic but critical duties of a youth worker is to conduct various types of counts to account for all residents, both inside and outside the facility. This course is designed for youth workers and staff working in juvenile correctional facilities. It discusses the types of counts used by juvenile facilities and strategies for maintaining the integrity of each count. It also discusses how residents try to affect the count process in a negative way.

$12.50

Hours: 1.00
REL-PS-0-JFCPC

Certificates

Certificates provided by accrediting body (2 Match)

American Jail Association Certification

1.0 HOURS


This activity is approved for 1.00 contact hours.

California Board of State and Community Corrections

1.0 HOURS


This activity is approved for 1.00 STC credit hours.

Course Details

Course Code: REL-PS-0-JFCPC
Hours: 1
Type: Online Course
Content Expiration Date: 6/30/2024
Learning Objectives:
Describe 4 types of counts and when each should be conducted.
List 5 types of information that should be documented when conducting counts.
Identify 3 ways that residents try to prevent their absence from being detected during a count.
Describe 3 strategies you can use to ensure the integrity of the count.

Outline:

Section 1: Introduction

A. About This Course

B. Learning Objectives



Section 2: Types of Counts

A. Youth Workers Mason and West

B. Resident Accountability

C. Controlled Movement

D. Conducting Counts

E. Types of Counts

F. Counting Residents Outside the Facility

G. The Importance of Accuracy

H. Review

I. Summary



Section 3: Conducting Counts

A. Documenting Counts

B. Counts That Do Not Match

C. Ensuring the Integrity of the Count

D. Ways Residents Avoid Their Absence from Detection

E. Missing Residents

F. Re-Visiting YW’s Mason and West

G. Review

H. Summary



Section 4: Conclusion

A. Summary

B. Course Contributors

C. Resources

D. References

E. Congratulations!

F. Exam

G. BrainSparks


Staff Writer: Kimberly Cobb, M.S.
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.

 

Disclosure: Kimberly Cobb, M.S. has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.
Expert Reviewer: Debbie Gonzalez

Debbie Gonzalez is a career state employee for the Commonwealth of Kentucky. Debbie has a B.S. in Criminal Justice and graduated Summa Cum Laude from Murray State University. She began her career in 2003 with the Department of Juvenile Justice as a Social Service Worker. Her duties included individual counseling, group counseling, and family counseling. She also became certified in juvenile sex offender counseling, substance abuse counseling, and family engagement strategies. While working at a DJJ group home, she served as the grievance officer, assisted in preparing for ACA audits, performed duty officer rotation, covered youth worker shifts when staff was shorthanded, chaired treatment team meetings, conducted initial treatment plan meetings with the youth and his family, and prepared documents and youth for discharge. In 2013, Debbie was promoted to Social Service Clinician.

In 2015, Debbie changed careers and began working for adult corrections. She currently interviews convicted inmates and prepares presentence sex offender risk assessments prior to final sentencing.

Disclosure: Debbie Gonzalez 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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