Problem Solving & Compliance Management in Corrections
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Helping individuals to change their behaviors and maintain such changes is a difficult process, requiring a depth of understanding for those persons’ unique patterns of behavior which lead to their involvement in the justice system. Problem solving is a technique used to facilitate discussions about attitudinal and behavioral issues that may promote or impede progress in the reduction of recidivism risk. In this training, you will learn to facilitate the person’s “owning up to” their behavior, discussing issues that affect their responses, and identifying the patterns that lead to continued failure. Using these skills can result in managing compliance and the effective incentivization of positive outcomes.
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.
This training is designed to help you:
- Define problem solving in the context of corrections
- Identify why problem solving is important in the context of corrections
- Discuss the key steps to problem solving in the context of corrections
- Describe tools for correctional professionals to use to promote problem solving