Correctional Management Institute of Texas
Training the Corrections Field . . .
In September 2012, the Correctional Management Institute of Texas took a big step forward in the use of technology and hosted its first live internet broadcast. The broadcast was such a success, CMIT has determined this is a great resource to the field and will continue to host internet broadcasts. Each broadcast will be recorded and once edited, it will be placed on the website for those that may have missed the broadcast to view or those that need to view it again.
CSCD HR Forum Broadcast – “Bridging the Gap”
September 29, 2016 - An interactive human resources and employment law discussion on dealing with employee matters related to workplace stress and other factors that affect productivity. The session provides management with tips and suggestions for “bridging the gap” between wellness, discipline, and ADA, FMLA, and Workers Compensation regulations. Attendees learned the importance of what to communicate and when to communicate performance and/or behavioral concerns to reduce the agency’s liability and exposure.
Panelists included the following: Sheila Gladstone, Lloyd, Gosselink, Rochelle & Townsend; Ann Starr, Alliance Work Partners (AWP); Michelle Hammett, State office of Risk Management (SORM); Lloyd Lewis, Bexar County CSCD
Finding the Point with Evidence Based Practices (2 hours)
In September 2012, the Correctional Management Institute of Texas, in collaboration with the Community Justice Assistance Division (CJAD) of the Texas Department of Criminal Justice conducted a live internet broadcast. During this live internet broadcast titled Finding the Point with Evidence Based Practices, Dr. Christopher Lowenkamp addressed the implementation of evidence based practices in CSCDs by making practices and programs such as Motivational Interviewing, EPICS, etc. a part of the department’s overall organizational culture. Carey Welebob, director of CJAD was the moderator of the panel which included Mike Wolfe, CSCD Director from Taylor, Callahan, and Coleman Counties; Caroline Rickaway, CSCD Director from Brazoria County; Leighton Iles, CSCD Director from Tarrant County; Judge John Creuzot, Criminal District Court No. 4, Dallas County, and Judge Rose Guerra Reyna, 260th District Court, Hidalgo County.
(May need to download RealPlayer for broadcast to play)
Evidence Based Practice: An Implementation Strategy (1.5 hours)
Dr. Michael Noyes addresses the "how" of EBP implementation by reviewing the process of evidence-based practice implementation in Dallas, Texas. While the Dallas County experience will serve as the model of "how", the presentation is generalized to any/all Community Supervision and Corrections Department (CSCD) in Texas, regardless of the size of the department.
Texas Risk Assessment System (TRAS) Implementation (1.75 hours)
In September 2013, the Correctional Management Institute of Texas, in collaboration with the Community Justice Assistance Division (CJAD) of the Texas Department of Criminal Justice conducted a live internet broadcast. During this live internet broadcast titled TRAS Implementation, Carey Welebob, Director of CJAD was the moderator of a panel to discuss implemenation strategies for the new TRAS risk assessment. Panelist included Dr. Teresa May, Director for Harris County CSCD; Dr. Brian Lovins, Assistant Director for Harris County CSCD; Christopher Thomas, Director for Jasper, Newton, Sabine, and San Augustine Counties CSCD; Terry Easterling, Director of Potter, Randall, and Armstrong Counties CSCD, and Roxanne Marek, Director of Wharton and Matagorda Counties CSCD.
Please contact your Agency Director or Training Coordinator to request training credit for these broadcasts.