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Montana Offender Re-Entry & Risk Assessment (MORRA)

Monday, October 26, 8:00 AM » Tuesday, October 27, 5:00 PM

Montana Offender Re-Entry & Risk Assessment (MORRA)

WATCh West – Warm Springs

Instructor: Jim Pagels

Date-Time-Location:
October 26-27, 2020  Monday-Tuesday
8:00am – 5:00pm (each day)  

 

WATCh West                            Montana State Hospital                         Warm Springs MT

 

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

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, October 27, 8:00 AM » Today, 5:00 PM

Victim Impact: Listen & Learn Training for Facilitators

October 27-29, 2020

8:00am-5:00pm each day

Butte Pre-Release Center

62 West Broadway, Butte MT

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

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