Free Live Webinar Series

Welcome to the Global Institute of Forensic Research (GIFR)’s, a brand of MHS Public Safety, free live webinar series! GIFR is the leading provider of high-quality online training for mental health, correctional, and law enforcement professionals. Each year, GIFR hosts free webinars offered by thought-leaders and partnering organizations including Sex Offender Civil Commitment Programs Network (SOCCPN).

The listed webinars are free, live, interactive, and open to anyone. Various webinars are also eligible for continuing education (CE) credit. Those that are eligible for CE credit will be indicated as so. Complete the sign-up form of the webinar you wish to attend by clicking on “Read More”.

Not able to attend the scheduled free webinar? All registrants will receive a free recording of the webinar as long as the respective registration form is submitted.

IMPORTANT: Attendees who are not current GIFR members must attend the free live webinar in its entirety in order to obtain CE credit. Recordings are not eligible for CE credit for non-members. Attendance will be monitored. To learn more about GIFR membership, visit

Title: Applying the RNR Model to community Supervision: The Case of STICS

Date: February 16, 2022

Time: 3 – 4:30 p.m. ET

Webinar Description: The Risk-Need-Responsivity (RNR) model guides many correctional organizations in policy formulation and delivery of offender rehabilitation programs. Many practitioners, researchers, and policymakers are familiar with the model but struggle to put it into practice in the real world. Until recently, the RNR principles have not been applied in the one-on-one supervision of persons under community supervision. In fact, studies examining what probation and parole officers do with their clients show poor adherence to RNR. The Strategic Training Initiative in Community Supervision (STICS) is a training model developed to assist probation and parole officers in following the RNR model during supervision more closely.