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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

Date-Time-Location:
September 28-29, 2020 

 Monday - Tuesday

8:00am – 5:00pm (each day)  

 

Montana Highway Patrol Office              812 14th St North
Great Falls MT                               

 

To Register Contact:
Jim Pagels
(406) 916-8304
JPagels@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.

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Motivational Interviewing

Wednesday, September 30, 8:00 AM » Thursday, October 1, 5:00 PM

Motivational Interviewing

Montana Highway Patrol Office-Great Falls

Instructors: Jim Pagels & Tanya Racki

Date-Time-Location:
September 30-October 1, 2020        Wednesday-Thursday
8:00am-5:00pm (each day)

Montana Highway Patrol Office
812 14th Street N
Great Falls MT                 

To Register Contact:
Jim Pagels
(406) 916-8304
JPagels@mt.gov

This class is a Pre-Requisite for MORRA Training

Purpose

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.