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OCC: Training

 

Training With OCC

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The Office of Community Corrections offers numerous FREE training opportunities for Criminal Justice professionals in a variety of formats, including:

  • Online, on-demand, and self-paced training
  • Regularly scheduled in-classroom trainings and conferences
  • And training by request for your agency

Note: If you are new to our State Learning Platform, you need to create a new student account. Please fill out and submit this form. Your submission will be reviewed. If applicable, account sign up information will be emailed to you.

Upcoming Trainings
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Note: If you are new to our State Learning Platform, you need to create a new student account. Please fill out and submit this form. Your submission will be reviewed. If applicable, account sign up information will be emailed to you.

Assistive Technology and Accommodations

The Division of Criminal Justice (DCJ) strives to ensure equal access to the services we provide to everyone with and without disabilities. To best meet reasonable accommodation needs for effective communication or a reasonable modification to programs, services, or activities,  please request for accommodations.  

OCC Training Calendar

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OCC Training Opportunities

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On-demand Training

Active Listening Skills & OARS
  • FORMAT: On-Demand
  • DESCRIPTION: This online course provides Community Corrections staff with the knowledge to actively listen using OARS (open-ended questions, affirmations, reflections, and summaries). Active listening skills are an evidence-based practice and tool used to increase behavior change.
  • REGISTER: CDPS Non-employees | CDPS Employees
Evidence-Based Practices 101
  • FORMAT: On-Demand
  • DESCRIPTION: Evidence-based practice (EBP) is a significant trend throughout all human services that emphasize outcomes. Interventions within community corrections are considered effective when they reduce client risk and recidivism and therefore make a positive long-term contribution to public safety. This EBP training module presents the body of research that briefly describes contemporary correctional assessment, programming and supervision strategies that lead to improved client outcomes.
  • REGISTER: CDPS Non-employees | CDPS Employees
Interpersonal Skills
  • FORMAT: On-Demand
  • DESCRIPTION: After completing this module, learners will be able to understand the importance of firm, fair, and caring relationships with clients in the community corrections system in creating an environment for success and achievement. 
  • REGISTER: CDPS Non-employees | CDPS Employees
Level of Supervision Inventory (LSI): An Introduction
  • FORMAT: On-Demand
  • DESCRIPTION: This eLearning module is a short introduction to the LSI, which is part of the Standardized Offender Assessment - Revised. It does not replace formal SOA-R training. 
  • REGISTER: CDPS Non-employees | CDPS Employees
Risk-Need-Responsivity Principles
  • FORMAT: On-Demand
  • DESCRIPTION: This module on risk, need, and responsivity (RNR) is the first online training in the Office of Community Corrections’ Foundational Training series on Evidence-Based Practices in Community Corrections. It will cover the fundamentals of these principles and introduce their role in the Colorado Community Corrections system.
  • REGISTER: CDPS Non-employees | CDPS Employees
Sex Offender Management Board Standards Training - Community Corrections Staff ONLY
  • FORMAT: On-Demand (no certificate available)
  • PREREQUISITE: CC Staff Only
  • DESCRIPTION: This training will offer participants the opportunity to learn information regarding the function, purview, and history of the Colorado Sex Offender Management Board (SOMB) and an overview of the Adult Standards and Guidelines. It will also offer resources, guidelines, and tools provided within the Standards, and by the Board, to assist in the effective supervision of these offenders within the community. Participants will gain knowledge in the use and application of the Adult Standards for the supervision of sex offenders within the community using a detailed PowerPoint and group-based discussions. 

Click below to access the materials from the class held Monday, April 6, 2020:

Skill Training with Directed Practice
  • FORMAT: On-Demand
  • DESCRIPTION: This online foundations course provides Community Corrections staff with the knowledge to teach clients new ways of thinking and responding to risky thoughts and situations. Skill training is an evidence-based practice and is one tool in helping to reduce client recidivism.
  • REGISTER: CDPS Non-employees | CDPS Employees
Skill Training with Directed Practice
  • FORMAT: On-Demand
  • DESCRIPTION: This online foundations course provides Community Corrections staff with the knowledge to teach clients new ways of thinking and responding to risky thoughts and situations. Skill training is an evidence-based practice and is one tool in helping to reduce client recidivism.
  • REGISTER: CDPS Non-employees | CDPS Employees
Why Implementation Science Training?
  • FORMAT: On-Demand
  • DESCRIPTION: In this short course, learners will explore a familiar scenario with the goal of gaining a basic understanding of implementation science and how it can help us successfully execute a plan.
  • REGISTER: CDPS Non-employees | CDPS Employees

In-Person Training

Behavioral Interventions
  • FORMAT: In-Person, Instructor-led Training
  • PREREQUISITE: Online courses: 1. Active Listening Skills: OARS; 2. Principles of Risk, Need, and Responsivity; 3. Evidence-based Practices in Community Corrections. Also, an understanding of the principles of contingency management/rewards and sanctions.
  • DESCRIPTION: This training gives a basic overview of the Behavioral Intervention process and framework while allowing participants to practice their learned interpersonal communications skills when addressing problematic behaviors or issues with clients.
  • REGISTER: CDPS Non-employees | CDPS Employees
Booster Session: SOTIPS and VASOR-2
  • FORMAT: In-Person, Instructor-led Training
  • Next Scheduled Training: April 25, 2024, 9:00am - 4:30pm, CDPS Conference Room, 710 Kipling, Suite 200, Lakewood, CO 80215  
  • DESCRIPTION: The Sex Offender Treatment Intervention and Progress Scale (SOTIPS) is a statistically-derived dynamic measure designed to aid clinicians, correctional caseworkers, and probation and parole officers in assessing risk, treatment and supervision needs, and progress among adult male sex offenders. The Vermont Assessment of Sex Offender Risk-2 (VASOR-2) is designed to assess risk among adult males who have been convicted of at least one qualifying sex offense. This training will guide you through the SOTIPS and VASOR-2 scoring processes and assist you in learning the scoring rules of the assessments.
  • REGISTER: CDPS Non-employees | CDPS Employees
Case Planning and Progression Matrix
  • FORMAT: In-Person, Instructor-led Training
  • Next Scheduled Training: March 28-29, 2024, 9am - 4pm, CDPS Conference Room, 710 Kipling, Suite 200, Lakewood, CO 80215
  • PREREQUISITE: SOA-R Basic Training
  • DESCRIPTION: Trainees will practice using OARS and providing normative feedback to collaborate with clients on development of individualized case plans. Topics include targeting criminogenic needs and using S.M.A.R.T. goals and action steps. The progression matrix will be touched on just briefly.
  • REGISTER: CDPS Non-employees | CDPS Employees
Motivational Interviewing 101
  • FORMAT: In-Person, Instructor-led Training
  • Next Scheduled Training: May 1-2, 2024, Grand Junction, CO
  • DESCRIPTION: Participants will learn the principles and micro-skills of Motivational Interviewing and have opportunities to practice the skills of open questions, affirmations, reflections, and summaries. 
  • REGISTER: CDPS Non-employees | CDPS Employees
Motivational Interviewing 102
  • FORMAT: In-Person, Instructor-led Training
  • Next Scheduled Training: June 13-14, 2024, 9:00am-4pm, Montrose, CO 
  • PREREQUISITE: Motivational Interviewing 101
  • DESCRIPTION: Participants will learn the principles and micro-skills of Motivational Interviewing and have opportunities to practice the skills of open questions, affirmations, reflections, and summaries. 
  • REGISTER: CDPS Non-employees | CDPS Employees
Sex Offender Management Board Standards Training
OCC Standardized Offender Assessment - Revised (SOA-R)
  • FORMAT: In-Person, Instructor-led Training
  • Next Scheduled Training: April 16-17, 2024, 9am - 4pm, Grand Junction, CO
  • DESCRIPTION: Trainees will learn to administer and interpret all instruments in the SOA-R process including the Simple Screening Instrument-Revised (SSI-R), the Level of Supervision Inventory (LSI), the Adult Substance Use Survey-Revised (ASUS-R), and the Service/Treatment Recommendation Worksheet (TxRW). Trainees will also review the interview skills necessary to administer the SOA-R process and will learn the basic stages of change model. Staff will also learn to administer the Colorado Criminal Justice Mental Health Screen for Adults (CCJMHS-A) and all procedures recommended to make a mental health referral for offenders with potential mental health issues.
  • REGISTER: CDPS Non-employees | CDPS Employees

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