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Tuesday, September 15, 2020

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Firearms Instructor

Monday, September 14, 8:00 AM » Friday, September 18, 5:00 PM

This course will help you develop the additional knowledge, skills and techniques needed to organize and instruct firearms courses:

This course will include:

  • Learner Types & Instructor Styles and how they relate to firearms training; 
  • Legal issues of training firearms;
  • Range rules/Safety rules for firearms training;
  • Target reading;
  • Course of Fire design & planning; and 
  • Planning for training - student needs, range requirements, cost estimating, etc

Who should attend:  For any agency needing a certified firearms instructor

To Register - Contact:

Geri Mason - 406-415-6307 - gmason@mt.gov

Available Credits:  40 Hours POST Credit

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Montana Offender ReEntry & Risk Assessment (MORRA)

Monday, September 14, 8:00 AM » Tuesday, September 15, 5:00 PM

Date-Time-Location:
September 14-15, 2020            Monday - Tuesday                    8:00am – 5:00pm (each day)  

 

Big Horn Resort                            1801 Majestic Lane     Billings MT          (406) 545-3542        TheBigHornResort.com     

 

To Register Contact:
Jim Pagels
(406) 916-8304
JPagels@mt.gov

Instructor: Jim Pagels

Purpose:

Research has demonstrated that the use of certain practices in criminal justice decision making can have a profound effect on reducing offender recidivism. One of these practices is the use of validated risk and needs assessment instruments to inform the decision-making process.

Upon completion of this training, participants will be able to:

  • Increase participants knowledge of MORRA risk based assessment system
  • Teach effective interview skills to attain information to complete assessment
  • Attain certification to be able to administer MORRA
  • Understand the importance of criminogenic needs and how they relate to recidivism

Who should attend: Staff that are in direct contact with offenders and are responsible for offender case management. Case Managers, Unit Managers, Institutional Probation and Parole staff, Board of Pardons and Parole.

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Victim Impact: Listen/Learn Training for Facilitators

Tuesday, September 15, 8:00 AM » Thursday, September 17, 5:00 PM

VICTIM IMPACT: LISTEN & LEARN TRAINING FOR FACILITATORS

Date:  September 15-17, 2020 (Tuesday-Thursda)

Location:  Best Western Inn, 1948 W Roosevelt Hwy, Shelby MT

The basic precepts of the Victim Impact curriculum are—

  • Victims and the impact of crime are the focus
  • Victims' personal experiences are the centerpiece
  • Victims have their rights and one of them is to have their voices heard
  • Anyone can become a victim of crime
  • Victimization creates a “ripple effect” throughout the community
  • Offenders have the opportunity to change their thinking and their behavior
  • Offenders have an obligation to make amends to their victims, directly and indirectly

VICTIM IMPACT: LISTEN AND LEARN
IS GEARED TOWARD HELPING OFFENDERS BECOME MORE AWARE OF THE IMPACT THAT CRIME HAS ON VICTIMS AND COMMUNITIES. THE GOAL IS TO ASSIST OFFENDERS IN TAKING RESPONSIBILITY FOR THEIR ACTIONS AND BEGIN TO MAKE AMENDS.
The basic precepts of the Victim Impact curriculum are—
• Victims and the impact of crime are the focus
• Victims' personal experiences are the centerpiece
• Victims have their rights and one of them is to have their voices heard
• Anyone can become a victim of crime
• Victimization creates a “ripple effect” throughout the community
• Offenders have the opportunity to change their thinking and their behavior
• Offenders have an obligation to make amends to their victims, directly and indirectly

Who is appropriate to be trained as a facilitator?
• Secure Facility Correctional Staff
• Alt-Secure Facility Staff
• Probation and Parole Staff
• Offender Service Providers
• Treatment Facility Staff

Although facilitators are not required to be content experts, they are encouraged to research victim impact topics and consult with experts. Thorough preparation and knowledge of the subject are the foundation for effective facilitation.

The challenge is setting up a rich learning environment that incorporates relevant curriculum materials, adult-centered learning principles, experiential learning opportunities, cultural sensitivity, and activities to facilitate changes in offenders' thinking, feeling, and behavior.

Facilitators using this curriculum should have the following qualifications:

  • Demonstrated effectiveness as trainers.
  • Familiarity with adult-centered, problem-based learning methods.
  • Experience in organizing, presenting, and discussing complex issues.
  • Ability to lead discussions and encourage exchange among participants.
  • Ability to identify offenders who require further treatment to help them deal with resistant victimizing attitudes or behavior.

In addition, facilitators should—

  • Approach training as a facilitator, not an instructor.
  • Engage participants in discussion, critical thinking, and problem solving.
  • Demonstrate a commitment to a multidisciplinary approach to training.
  • Prepare thoroughly for all training sessions.


FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT: CORVICTIMLIAISON@MT.GOV OR (406)444-0447