Section 1: Introduction
About This Course
Section 2: Ethical Behavior and Professional Conduct
Parole Officer Dycus
Effects of Unethical Behavior
Not Just Those on Supervision
Common Types of Unethical Behavior
Commission and Omission
Section 3: Strategies for Maintaining Ethical Boundaries
Elements of Ethics
Taking the High Ground: Matters of Integrity
Doing No Harm: Matters of No Maleficence
According Dignity: Matters of Respect
Benefiting Others: Matters of Beneficence
Exercising Caution: Matters of Prudence
Caring for Others: Matters of Compassion
Seeking Fairness: Matters of Justice
Promoting Autonomy: Matters of Self-Reliance
Being Faithful: Matters of Fidelity
Delivering Your Best: Matters of Excellence
Section 4: Ethical Use of Technology
Use of Technology in Community Supervision
Limiting Use and Monitoring Social Media: Is it Illegal or Unethical?
Tips for the Ethical Use of Technology in a Professional Capacity
Tips for the Ethical Use of Technology in Your Personal Capacity
Section 5: Guidance Down the Ethical Path
Code of Ethical Conduct
How Staff Benefit
Section 6: Conclusion
Truls Neal has served as the Director and the Deputy Director of Multnomah County Department of Community Justice (DCJ) for the past two years. Truls has worked as a Corrections Professional for more than 30 years. He has worked in various capacities in the criminal justice field including as a corrections counselor, juvenile counselor, parole and probation officer including fourteen years in community corrections management.Staff Writer: Kimberly Cobb, M.S.
He began his career in 1983 with Orange County Juvenile Probation in California. In 1992, Truls moved to Oregon and worked for 16 years for Clackamas County Community Corrections, serving as a Corrections Counselor, Community Service Coordinator, Parole and Probation Officer, Supervisor and finally as the Manager of the Parole and Probation Field Services.
Ten years ago, Truls was hired by Multnomah County. As a Senior Manager, he was instrumental in developing and implementing the Reentry Enhancement Coordination Program (REC), a successful prison reentry program currently still in existence today. Prior to being assigned Deputy Director Truls served as the Adult Division Director for DCJ. Additionally, he currently serves on the board for the American Probation and Parole Association. Locally, Truls has served as an executive member of the Multnomah County Managers of Color.
Truls holds a Bachelor's Degree in Sociology from California State University, San Bernardino. In addition to his professional career, he is active in NE Portland and is involved with his community in his local neighborhood association and other community-based organizations. Truls life mission is to build community at work, home, and in his neighborhood. Disclosure: Truls Neal has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.
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.