Victim Impact: Listen & Learn Training for FacilitatorsTuesday, October 27, 8:00 AM » Thursday, October 29, 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
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
WATCh West – Warm Springs
Instructor(s): Jim Pagels
To Register Contact:
To provide practitioners, who are working with resistive, chemically dependent or criminal populations, with specific knowledge, skills and techniques to more effectively reduce offender resistance, increase offender motivation to change, and reduce individual criminal risk.
The specific areas that will be examined are:
Who should attend: This course is designed for correctional professionals with direct contact with offenders on a regular basis, particularly those with supervisory authority over offenders.