Montana Offender Re-Entry & Risk Assessment (MORRA)
Missoula Probation & Parole Office
Instructor: Jim Pagels
Missoula P&P Office 1801 Stephens Ave Missoula MT
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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.
Emotional IntelligenceThursday, May 6, 9:00 AM » 12:00 PM
Emotional Intelligence Montana Women’s Prison - Billings
Instructor(s): Dave Garcia
May 6, 2021 (Thursday)
Montana Women’s Prison 701 South 27th St
This course is designed to explore our self-awareness, self-management, social awareness and how this effects personal and organizational productivity. Students will recognize the many facets of intelligence in ourselves and others. We will summarize emotional intelligence and its five components.
Participants will be able to achieve the following objectives:
Describe the concept of emotional intelligence;
Appraise a person’s level of emotional intelligence and how it may impact their behavior; and
Employ basic verbal techniques as a method to de-escalate situations.
Who should attend: All Employees
Available Credits: POST Credit
Motivational Interviewing-An IntroductionThursday, May 6, 1:00 PM » 3:00 PM
Motivational Interviewing-An Introduction Instructor: Dave Garcia
Date: May 6, 2021 (Thursday) Time: 1:00pm-3:00pm (1300-1500) Location: Montana Women's Prison, 701 South 27th St, Billings
PURPOSE: This training is an introduction to some of the terms and concepts associated with Motivational Interviewing. This class will help participants become familiar with some of the techniques used in MI so that they can recognize MI skills that other staff members are using. This class is only an introduction to Motivational Interviewing, and though staff may pick up fundamental skills they can use immediately, it would be necessary to attend an advanced class to gain the knowledge to be able to use MI properly.
Who Should Attend: All Employees!
Available Credit(s): POST
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