Correctional Staff Wellness-Virtual NIC Conference on June 10

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Conference Information and Registration: https://nicvirtualconference.com or (800) 995-6429 or (303) 338-6618 or E-mail: biszler@bop.gov

It’s no secret that people working in corrections are at high risk of physical harm. Yet their risk of not being able to maintain a healthy emotional and psychological sense of well-being as a result of their work is often ignored. As they carry home the direct and vicarious trauma they’ve endured throughout the day, their personal relationships with co-workers, friends, and loved ones can begin to suffer.

Requiring more than just the ability to “shake off” the day’s work, corrections staff need adequate training, resources, and administrative support to balance life and the extreme demands of this often overlooked occupation.

Today’s program highlights this year’s online virtual conference hosted by the National Institute of Corrections, which will address the issue of staff wellness in corrections and offer a full 5-hour day of free training and seminars to educate stakeholders about this serious issue.

Guests of the show include Maureen Buell, Correctional Program Specialist at the National Institute of Corrections, and Roy McGrath of the Oregon Department of Corrections. Both Buell and McGrath specialize in the field of staff wellness.
The program was produced by Donna Ledbetter of the National Institute of Corrections.

Join the 2015 NIC national virtual conference in corrections on June 10, 2015 from 10 am to 3 pm EST. The theme is “New Directions in Corrections: Staff Wellness.” To register, visit http://www.nicvirtualconference.com. Archived presentations will be available online following the conference.

Special Announcements:

A top priority for the Department of Justice is to invest in scientific research to ensure that the Department is both tough and smart on crime. The Office of Justice Programs’ CrimeSolutions.gov website shapes rigorous research into a central, reliable, and credible resource to inform practitioners and policy makers about what works in criminal justice.

A new website lists and evaluates prisoner re-entry programs nationwide. Launched by the Urban Institute, the Council of State Governments, and the John Jay College of Criminal Justice Prisoner Reentry Institute, the “What Works Clearinghouse” can be seen at http://nationalreentryresourcecenter.org/what_works.

The National Reentry Resource Center is a project of the Bureau of Justice Assistance, Office of Justice Programs, US Department of Justice. Please see the Center’s website at http://www.nationalreentryresourcecenter.org/. Please see “Federal Interagency Reentry Council Launches Website, Releases Myth-Buster Series” on the front page of the site (see announcements). CSOSA is a member of the Council. Several requesters have asked for national research on reentry.

The Office of Justice Program’s National Institute of Justice reentry research portfolio supports the evaluation of innovative reentry programs. To access these studies and NIJ’s entire reentry research portfolio visit www.nij.gov/nij/topics/corrections/reentry/welcome.htm .

The Office of Violence Against Women offers stalking response tips for corrections, prosecutors, judges, law enforcement, victims and victim advocates. They are posted on OVW’s website at www.ovw.usdoj.gov .

The National Institute of Corrections Information Center is one of the largest repositories for corrections research and information in the country. See  www.nicic.gov/Library.

Court Services and Offender Supervision Agency:

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The program is hosted by Leonard Sipes. The producer is Timothy Barns.

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