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Thursday, January 13, 2022

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Montana Offender Re-Entry & Risk Assessment (MORRA)

Wednesday, January 12, 8:00 AM » Thursday, January 13, 5:00 PM

Montana Offender Re-Entry & Risk Assessment (MORRA)

DOC Central Office - Helena

Instructor: Jim Pagels

Date-Time-Location:
January 12-13, 2022          Wednesday-Thursday
8:00am – 5:00pm (each day)  

 

DOC Central Office                Basement Classroom                          5 S Last Chance Gulch               Helena MT

 

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

American Indian Cultural Awareness

Thursday, January 13, 9:00 AM » 11:00 AM

American Indian Cultural Awareness

  Pine Hills Correctional Facility-Miles City

Instructor: Harlan Trombley

Date-Time-Location:
January 13, 2022                    Thursday
9:00am-11:00am

Pine Hills Correctional Facility
4 North Haynes Ave                     Miles City MT

To Register Contact:

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

Purpose

Designed to assist in the understanding of the Native American Culture, their beliefs and family dynamics, as well as generate conversation in regards to security issues. Be aware that some conflict may occur due to what the offender believes and what security will allow.
The specific areas that will be examined are:

Participants will recognize cultural habits of the American Indian, and have an understanding that the culture is part of the entire being of the American Indian.

Participants will have an understanding of religious ceremonies, the meaning of religious objects used in ceremonies, and belief systems.

Participants will have an understanding of the Native American culture and an understanding of how to create an atmosphere of mutual respect between staff and offenders.

Participants will be provided the information on the various Tribal Nations of Montana including an understanding of their history.

Participants will have an understanding of the meaning of the Sacred Circle/Medicine Wheel and the significance of the four directions.

Who should attend: All Employees