Office of Community Corrections

Office of Community Corrections

Training Opportunities

SOA-R (Standardized Offender Assessment - Revised) - BASIC TRAINING

April 14-15, 2021 9:00am - 4:00pm, Online

The BASIC Training is a two-day course designed for new community corrections staff who have had no formal SOA-R training in the past from the State of Colorado (or Correctional Management, Inc). It is also appropriate for current staff who have received informal SOA-R training only. 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 learn 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.  

Registration Link for external - Contact Liz Craig for additional information and passcode.

Link for CDPS employees

Evidence-Based Practices 101

Virtual Self-Directed, 1 hour

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 Here      

Internal Staff Register Here      

Case Planning and Progression Matrix

Coming Soon!

Contact Liz Craig for additional information.

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Newsletter - Notes from the Field

Introducing The DCJ-Office of Community Corrections Newsletter

We hope you find the OCC newsletter, Notes From the Field, useful and informative. 

See the end of the newsletter for a very special thank you to our hardworking partners in the field - you guys are amazing!

Current Newsletter

DCJ - OCC Newsletter - Issue 6 April 2021

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