Montana Offender Re-Entry & Risk Assessment (MORRA)Monday, September 28, 8:00 AM » Tuesday, September 29, 5:00 PM
Montana Offender Re-Entry & Risk Assessment (MORRA)
Montana Highway Patrol Office – Great Falls
Instructor: Jim Pagels
Monday - Tuesday
8:00am – 5:00pm (each day)
Montana Highway Patrol Office 812 14th St North
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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.
Montana Highway Patrol Office-Great Falls
Instructors: Jim Pagels & Tanya Racki
Montana Highway Patrol Office
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This class is a Pre-Requisite for MORRA Training
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:
Effective interventions with this population
Human factors related to resistance to change
Communication techniques designed to increase motivation
“Stages of Change” as it applies in corrections
Basic Communication Skills
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.