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Positive Change & Crime Desistance

$69 Regular Price

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CE Credits: 2 Credits
Length: 2 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
Promoting positive outcomes and aiding offenders in desisting from criminal behavior as quickly as possible should be a goal of any correctional involvement. In this training, you will learn to focus on the best strategies to help clients achieve a crime-free lifestyle. The concept of desistance offers a new framework for considering how best to work with individuals in the justice system, with an emphasis on strengths, protective factors, and incentivizing positive behaviors. Though enhancing motivation, breaking down barriers to change, and resolving ambivalence by increasing hope, desistance focuses on stabilizing the individual using pathways that are constructive and can lead to productive lives.
Trainer Biography
Faye S. Taxman, Ph.D. is a University Professor in the Criminology, Law and Society Department and Director of the Center for Advancing Correctional Excellence at George Mason University. Dr. Taxman is recognized for her work in the development of the seamless systems of care models that link the criminal justice with other service delivery systems as well as reengineering probation and parole supervision services, and organizational change models. Her work covers the breadth of the correctional system from jails and prisons to community corrections and adult and juvenile offenders, including all types of interventions and system improvement factors. She has had numerous grants from the National Institute on Drug Abuse, National Institute of Justice, National Institute of Corrections, Office of National Drug Control Policy, and Bureau of Justice Assistance. Dr. Taxman has published over 125 articles and is on the Editorial Boards of the Journal of Experimental Criminology, Criminology and Public Policy, and Journal of Offender Rehabilitation.
Learning Objectives
This training is designed to help you:
  • Define Crime Desistance
  • Identify how crime desistance is related to risk and need
  • Explore factors that influence individual change and crime desistance
  • Understand how crime desistance fits with supervision, and the role that you can play in the desistance process

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 8, 2019 – June 8, 2022. 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 [email protected].
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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