Corrections and Detention Day

Welcome ALL Correctional & Detention Staff:

A jail training day designed just for YOU!

You do not have to register for the entire conference.  Use Promo Code NSA18jails when registering.
Cost: $99

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9:00am - 10:00am: Use of Force in Today’s Jails: One Tool for Report Writing and Use of Force Review

Presenter: Carrie Hill, esq. Director, National Center for Jail Operations

The use of force is one of the leading areas of litigation in corrections.  Understanding and articulating the legal requirements is critical in determining whether the force was objectively unreasonable (pretrial inmates) or was applied in a good faith effort to maintain and restore order (convicted inmates).  This seminar will review the leading Supreme Court decisions in the area of use of force, focusing on the report writing instrument used by both the deputy involved in the force and also as a tool in reviewing the use of force regardless of the inmate’s status.

10:00am - 12:00pm: Avoiding Costly Lawsuits by Advancing Your  Suicide Prevention Program- Obtaining Practical, Actionable Solutions

Presenters: Dr. Elizabeth Falcon, Psy.D., CCHP-MH, MBA; and Dr. David Stephens, Psy.D., Falcon Inc. Senior Expert

This workshop will educate Sheriffs and Jail Administrators on how to critically examine their suicide prevention program from a jail systems perspective.  Discussing potential ways to innovate intervention, housing and training practices, this session will strengthen leadership’s ability to appraise needs and provide them with practical tools for system improvements and key areas for elevation including: intake, classification, facility layout, housing practices, the transition process, segregation, and other areas.

12:00pm - 1:00pm: Lunch provided in the Exhibit Hall

1:00pm - 2:00pm: Deliberate Indifference to Inmate Safety and Health

                Presenter: Maurice Bostick, In-House Counsel, St. Charles Parish Sheriff’s Office (LA)

This topic will cover the meaning of “deliberate indifference” to  inmates’ health and safety, the civil and criminal liabilities involved, and practical applications of how to avoid being “deliberately indifferent.”  Attendees will learn how to protect themselves and their agency from liability by learning basic precautionary procedures to avoid “deliberate indifference.”

2:00pm - 3:00pm: Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) and the Promising Practices Guidelines [Panel]

The esteemed panel of practitioners and experts will discuss the successes and challenges experienced within their jails when addressing medication assisted treatment programs.  In addition, the Promising Practices Guidelines will be released and discussed; a collaborative work between Federal, National and local Partners and the NSA identifying model MAT programs throughout the United States.  Come and learn about the most effective means and programs for the identification, detoxification, withdrawal, and re-entry of inmates within your jail experiencing alcohol, opioid and co-occurring use disorders.  

3:00pm - 4:00pm: Search and Seizure in the Correctional Setting

                Presenter: Carrie Hill, Director, National Center for Jail Operations

The United States Supreme Court has given great guidance regarding searches in the custodial setting of a jail distinct from the search requirements used for law enforcement.  A thorough review of the leading Supreme Court decisions and their applications will be discussed.  Searches of clothing, property, cells and personal searches to include pat and strip searches will be the focus of this seminar.

4:00pm - 5:00pm: Texas Mental Health Training Initiative for Jails

Presenters:  Stephen Amos, Chief of the Jails Division for the National Institute of Corrections (NIC) and Doug Dretke, Executive Director of the Correctional Management Institute of Texas (CMIT). 

The Texas Mental Health Training Initiative for Jails is developing expanded curriculum that will be mandated for all new local detention officers in Texas as well as an optional mental health officer certification, including a crisis intervention trainer (CIT). The trainers will deliver the courses to new and existing jailers in their regions, especially in rural areas of the state. The initiative is a tremendous collaboration with federal, state, and local partners who are all focused on providing jail professionals with the level of training to increase their effectiveness in carrying out their enormous responsibilities in jails across the state.  The professional individuals of the corrections profession are united in our interest to change the way we deal with people who have mental health issues and are wrongly detained in the criminal justice system.