Working with Women Offenders in Correctional Institutions

Working with Women Offenders in Correctional Institutions 

Females have different pathways to crime than men. It would only make sense that their pathways to change would be equally unique. In this course, you will learn about characteristics of justice-involved women, their unique risk and need factors, and considerations for managing females in a custodial environment. This course is applicable to correctional officers working in adult correctional facilities. DSM™ and DSM-5™ are registered trademarks of the American Psychiatric Association. The American Psychiatric Association is not affiliated with nor endorses this course.

$20.00

Hours: 2.00
REL-PSC-0-WWOCI

Certificates

Certificates provided by accrediting body (2 Match)

California Board of State and Community Corrections

2.0 HOURS


This activity is approved for 2.00 STC credit hours.

Oklahoma Council on Law Enforcement Education and Training

2.0 HOURS


This class has been accredited by the Council on Law Enforcement Education and Training for 2.00 hours of mandatory continuing education credit. Regarding any law enforcement concepts, practices, methods, techniques, products, or devices as might be taught, promoted, or otherwise espoused in outside schools or seminars, there is no intent, expressed or implied, that ‘accreditation’ indicates or in any way conveys ‘CLEET approval’ of such concepts, practices, methods, techniques, products, or devices, unless such approval is explicitly stated by CLEET.

Course Details

Course Code: REL-PSC-0-WWOCI
Hours: 2
Type: Online Course
Content Expiration Date: 1/31/2025
Learning Objectives:
Identify up to 6 key characteristics of justice-involved women.
Explain up to 9 common types of trauma and the effects of trauma experienced by justice-involved women.
List at least 6 considerations for managing women in custodial settings.

Outline:
Section 1: Introduction

About This Course

Learning Objectives

Section 2: Dynamics Surrounding Justice-Involved Women

Meet Jan

Characteristics of Justice-Involved Women

Knowledge Check

Jan Revisited

Trauma

The Effects of Trauma

Types of Trauma Common Among Justice-Involved Women

Review

Summary

Section 3: Considerations for Managing Women in Custodial Settings

What Works?

Considerations for Managing Women in Custodial Settings

Focus on the Relationship

Focus on their Strengths

Use Trauma-Informed Approaches in Interactions

Consider Experiences in Issuing Discipline and Incentives

Consider Culture

Identify and Build on Motivations

Review

Summary

Section 4: Conclusion

Summary

Course Contributors

References

Congratulations!

Instructor: Dee K. Bell, PhD
Dr. Dee Bell is a clinical psychologist and consultant in the areas of Restorative Justice, Juvenile Justice and Correctional Assessments. She retired as the Deputy Commissioner of Juvenile Justice at the Georgia Department of Juvenile Justice. Previously, she served for four years as the Administrator of the Community Justice Institute at Florida Atlantic University and the Director of the Balanced and Restorative Justice Project sponsored by the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention. Prior to these positions, she has worked 30 + years in Community Corrections for Georgia and Florida State Government. Educated at Clemson University and Emory University, she has provided training in both state and national venues for many years and has authored and co-authored a number of articles on justice system issues and adult and juvenile justice curricula and restorative justice in communities and schools. Disclosure: Dee K. Bell, PhD has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.
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.
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Course Delivery Method and Format
Asynchronous/Online Distance Learning; please see certificate details for specifics on delivery format.
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To earn continuing education credit for this course you must achieve a passing score of 80% on the post-test and complete the course evaluation.
Accommodations
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