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Targeting Criminal Justice Interventions by Risk, Need, and Responsivity

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CE Credits: 4 Credits
Length: 4 Hours
Level: Introductory
CE Eligibility: APA, ASWB, ANCC, NBCC, NAADAC, CPA
Training Style: Video
Category: Corrections
Intended Audience: Mental Health, Correctional, and Legal Professionals

Training Description
To be effective, safe, and cost-efficient, interventions in criminal justice require substantial modifications based upon the risk-and-need profiles of the participants. This training reviews a typology of risk-and-need profiles for persons charged with criminal offenses, and describes specific clinical and supervisory services that are required to treat and manage various subtypes of offenders effectively. Participants will learn scientific principles of evidence-based treatment, supervision, and behavior modification, and how to modify these services to optimize results in specific cases.At the end of this training, attendees will be able to interpret risk and need assessment results; understand how services in community corrections should be ordered or sequenced to achieve optimum results and avoid over-burdening participants; discuss when to use incentives, sanctions, or treatment adjustments in response to participants’ achievements or infractions; and recognize potential errors in sentencing or supervision practices that can make outcomes worse and increase criminal recidivism. Presented by one of the leading correctional scholars in North America, this comprehensive training is eligible for 4 valuable Continuing Education credits.
Trainer Biography
Douglas B. Marlowe, JD, PhD, is a Senior Scientific Consultant for the National Association of Drug Court Professionals (NADCP), and a Senior Science & Policy Advisor for Alcohol Monitoring Systems. Previously, he was the Chief of Science, Law & Policy for NADCP, the Director of Law & Ethics Research at the Treatment Research Institute, and Adjunct Associate Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. A lawyer and clinical psychologist, Dr. Marlowe focuses on the impact of coercion in substance use disorder treatment, the effects of drug courts and other rehabilitation programs for persons with substance use disorders involved in the justice system, and behavioral treatments for persons with substance use disorders and criminal involvement. He is a Fellow of the American Psychological Association (APA) and the College of Physicians of Philadelphia, and has received proficiency certification in the treatment of psychoactive substance use disorders from the APA College of Professional Psychology. Dr. Marlowe has published over 175 articles, monographs, books, and book chapters on topics of correctional rehabilitation, forensic psychology, and treatment of substance use disorders.
Learning Objectives
This training is designed to help you:
  • Interpret risk and need assessment results, and understand how this information should be used to develop evidence-based supervision and treatment case plans for offenders
  • Understand how services in community corrections should be ordered or sequenced to achieve optimum results and avoid over-burdening participants
  • Understand when to use incentives, sanctions, or treatment adjustments in response to participants’ achievements or infractions in community corrections
  • Recognize potential errors in sentencing or supervision practices that can make outcomes worse and increase criminal recidivism

1 Sponsorship: The Global Institute of Forensic Research, Inc is approved by the American Psychological Association, National Board of Certified Counselors, National Association of Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counselors, and Canadian Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education trainings. The American Nurses Credentialing Center accepts Continuing Education Credit sponsored by the American Psychological Association. Th­e Global Institute of Forensic Research, Inc (provider #1371) is also approved as a provider for social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) www.aswb.org, through the Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. ASWB Approval Period: June 1, 2015 – June 1, 2019. Social workers should contact their regulatory board to determine course approval. ­The Global Institute of Forensic Research, Inc maintains responsibility for this program and its contents.
2 Refund/Cancellation Policy: If you wish to request a refund on account of technical difficulties, please contact services@gifrinc.com.
3 Commercial Supports: The Global Institute of Forensic Research, Inc reports no conflicts of interest in the development and sponsorship of this training. The Global Institute of Forensic Research, Inc receives no commercial support for its Continuing Education programs or from its presenters.

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