Thursday, May 6, 2021



Wednesday, May 5, 11:31 AM » Thursday, May 6, 5:00 PM

Montana Offender Re-Entry & Risk Assessment (MORRA)

Missoula Probation & Parole Office

Instructor: Jim Pagels

 May 5-6, 2021                       Wednesday-Thursday
 8:00am – 5:00pm (each day)  


 Missoula P&P Office                          1801 Stephens Ave                     Missoula MT


 To Register Contact:
 Geri Mason
 (406) 415-6307


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 Intelligence

Thursday, 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
Billings MT

To Register

Contact:At MWP:

Tim Hosa

Geri Mason


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 Introduction

Thursday, 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 

To Register at MWP: 

Timothy Hosa


Other DOC Staff:

Geri Mason