OCC Training

 

Featured Training

Case Planning Workshop (2 hours)

​FORMAT: Virtual Instructor-led Training

AUDIENCE: This training is designed for IMPACT staff who are now, or will be, conducting case planning activities with clients.

PREREQUISITE: SOAR (Standardized Offender Assessment - Revised) Basic Training; Formal or informal Progression Matrix training.

2022 DATES: June 23 (10-12pm); August 25, (10-12pm); October 26 (10-12pm)

2023 DATES: January 19, 2023 (10-12pm)

REGISTER: Contact Liz Craig to register for any of the above sessions. 

DESCRIPTION: This workshop will focus on collaborating with the client to develop individualized case plans that prioritize criminogenic needs, and address the client's stage of change and other responsibility factors.

The Office of Community Corrections offers numerous 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: Many of these courses require registration via the State Learning Management System. If you are a NEW user, you must create a new STUDENT ACCOUNT and follow the prompts before you can register for a class.

Looking for Training?

Online and On-Demand

Active Listening Skills & OARS

FORMAT: Online and On-Demand

LENGTH: 30 minutes

OFFERED BY: Office of Community Corrections

COST: Free

REGISTER:

External Training Portal 

Internal Training Portal 

PERFORMANCE OBJECTIVES: 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.

Skill Training with Directed Practice

FORMAT: Online and On-Demand

LENGTH: 1 hour

OFFERED BY: Office of Community Corrections

COST: Free

REGISTER:

External Training Portal 

Internal Training Portal 

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.

Why Implementation Science Training?

FORMAT: Online and On-Demand

LENGTH: Self-paced (<10 minutes) 

COST: Free

AUDIENCE: This training is open to all Community Corrections professionals including, but not limited to, victim advocates, treatment providers, and probation.

REGISTER:

New to SABA? Set Up New Account to Register    

Have an existing SABA account? Take the Course Now    

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.

For more information, please contact Cara Wagner at cara.wagner@state.co.us 

Evidence-Based Practices 101

FORMAT: Online and On-Demand

LENGTH: 1 hour

COST: Free

AUDIENCE: Designed for staff who are looking for an introduction to Evidenced-Based Practices in Community Corrections or those who are seeking a refresher on this information.

REGISTER:
External Training Portal        
Internal Training Portal - CDPS Employees       

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

Risk-Need-Responsivity Principles

FORMAT: Online and On-Demand

LENGTH: Self-paced (approximately 30 - 45 minutes) 

COST: Free

AUDIENCE: This training is open to all Community Corrections professionals including, but not limited to, victim advocates, treatment providers, and probation.

REGISTER:

New to SABA? Set Up New Account and Register 

Have an existing SABA account? Take the Class Now    

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.

For more information, please contact  Liz Craig at 720-633-3811 or via e-mail at liz.craig@state.co.us

Interpersonal Skills

The Division of Criminal Justice’s Office of Community Corrections is offering online training for all community corrections staff. After completing this 1-hour module, staff will be able to understand the importance of firm, fair and caring relationships with community corrections clients in creating an environment for success and achievement.

New to SABA? Set Up a New Account to Register    

Internal CDPS Staff Internal Training Portal - CDPS Employees Only   

Level of Supervision Inventory (LSI): An Introduction

FORMAT: Online and On-Demand

LENGTH: Self-paced (1 hour)

OFFERED BY: Office of Community Corrections

COST: Free

REGISTER: 

External Training Portal

Internal Training Portal

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. Questions or concerns? Please contact Liz Craig

 

Self-Paced

Sex Offender Management Board Standards Training - Community Corrections Staff ONLY

AUDIENCE: Community Corrections staff ONLY (not intended for SOMB providers)

FORMAT: Self-Paced Online (no certificate available)

LENGTH: 3 hours

OFFERED BY: Office of Community Corrections

COST: Free

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:

Blended Instructor Led Training

Standardized Offender Assessment Revised (SOA-R) Basic Training

FORMAT: Instructor-led In-person/Blended Training - Upcoming Workshops

DATES: July 12-13, 2022; 9:00am - 4:30pm

LOCATION: Independence House, 4300 Kalamath Street, Denver, CO 80211 

 

DATES: August 16-17, 2022; 9:00am - 4:30pm

LOCATION: Pueblo Probation Offices, 501 N. Elizabeth Street, 2nd Floor, Pueblo, Colorado 81003

 

COST: Free

AUDIENCE: State Probation Departments, Community Corrections Programs, Jail-based Behavioral Health Services (JBBS), and Department of Corrections (including Parole)

PREREQUISITE: Principles of Risk, Need, Responsivity eLearning Module 

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If you are new to SABA, please contact Liz Craig at 720-633-3811 or liz.craig@state.co.us prior to registering.

Effective Client Interactions

The Division of Criminal Justice’s Office of Community Corrections is offering an online training for all community corrections IMPACT (Individualized Mentoring, Planning and Community Transition) staff on the importance of deliberate client interactions and communication techniques aimed at creating partnership and demonstrating empathy.

This 90-minute session provides:

  • Definitions of the Partnership and Empathy and how these motivational practices can be used,
  • Group discussion, 
  • Video demonstration, and 
  • Opportunities to explore and comment on recommended practices.

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Case Planning and Progression Matrix

FORMAT: Virtual Instructor-led Training

DATES:  Pending

TIME: 9:00 am to 4:30 pm

LOCATION:  Virtual

COST: Free

AUDIENCE: This training is designed for IMPACT staff who are or will be conducting or following up on case planning activities. 

PREREQUISITE: SOAR (Standardized Offender Assessment - Revised) Basic Training

REGISTER:  Register Now       

External (Anyone outside of CDPS) -  Login to DCJ External Training Portal and search for "OCC Case Planning and Progression Matrix"

Internal (CDPS employees) - Login to Saba and search for "OCC Case Planning and Progression Matrix"

DESCRIPTION: Trainees will review and practice using person-centered interviewing skills and giving normative feedback to clients. They will learn the foundational principles of the Progression Matrix, which include the top 8 criminogenic needs, the S.M.A.R.T. method of case planning, and a review of the Eight Guiding Principles for Effective Interventions. We will focus on collaborating with the client to develop individualized case plans that prioritize criminogenic needs, address the client's stage of change and other responsibility factors.

Case Plan Workshop (2 hours)

​FORMAT: Virtual Instructor-led Training

DATES:  March 22, 2022

TIME: 10:00 am to 12:00 pm

LOCATION:  Virtual

COST: Free

AUDIENCE: This training is designed for IMPACT staff who are now, or will be, conducting case planning activities with clients.

PREREQUISITE: SOAR (Standardized Offender Assessment - Revised) Basic Training; Formal or informal Progression Matrix training.

REGISTER:  Contact Liz Craig to register. 

DESCRIPTION: This workshop will focus on collaborating with the client to develop individualized case plans that prioritize criminogenic needs, and address the client's stage of change and other responsibility factors.

Recorded Videos

Overview of the OCC Measurement Process

(6 min 5 sec) To learn more contact Chrystal Owin.

Complaint Process

Community Corrections Progression Matrix

(24 min 14 sec) To learn more contact Chrystal Owin.

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BSMART (Behavioral Shaping Model And Reinforcement Tool)

FORMAT: Classroom

LENGTH: 8 hours

COST: Free

AUDIENCE: This training is open to all community corrections professionals including, but not limited to, victim advocates, treatment providers, and probation

DESCRIPTION: This one-day training is designed for all community corrections staff that are working with clients on the Behavioral Shaping Model and Reinforcement Tool (BSMART). Staff members will learn the foundational principles for effectively utilizing evidence-based sanctions when addressing problematic behavior while incorporating an evidence-based contingency management system to reward clients when positive behavior change occurs. Trainees will learn how to target interventions in order to address criminogenic need areas. This course is only applicable to staff members that are involved with the BSMART implementation process.

Behavioral Interventions

FORMAT: Online

LENGTH: 3 hours

COST: Free

AUDIENCE: This training is open to all community corrections case management and security staff working with clients on the Behavioral Shaping Model and Reinforcement Tool (BSMART).

PREREQUISITE: BSMART 101 is recommended prior to enrolling in this course.

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. This course is only applicable to staff members that are involved with the BSMART implementation process.

Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA) Training

FORMAT: Classroom

LENGTH: One Full Day

COST: Free

AUDIENCE: Designed for Community Corrections stakeholders (program staff, board staff, & members) who will be involved with PREA investigations.

DESCRIPTION: This PREA training will include: an overview of PREA standards, including the investigative process; interviewing information tailored to the community corrections setting; first responder duties and evidence collection; investigation and substantiating sexual harassment claims; legal liability; report writing; and LGBTQI+ issues and how they pertain to PREA.

Progression Matrix Coaches' Training

FORMAT: Classroom

LENGTH: 2 Days

COST: Free

AUDIENCE: This training is intended for Community Corrections case managers and supervisors who have been selected by their program to be Progression Matrix Coaches.

PREREQUISITE: Coaches must have attended the two-day Progression Matrix Case Manager Training prior to registering for this training.

DESCRIPTION: Trainees will review the foundational principles of the Progression Matrix which include a review of the Eight Guiding Principles for Effective Interventions, the top 8 criminogenic needs, and the S.M.A.R.T. method of case planning. Trainees will learn about the Coaching and Fidelity Checklist and will practice how to review case plans. Trainees will also learn coaching fundamentals and will practice how to provide coaching and feedback on Progression Matrix case plans.

For more information, please contact Liz Craig at 720-633-3811 or liz.craig@state.co.us.

Criminal Justice Recommended Training Resources

The Colorado Division of Criminal Justice offers a variety of training opportunities. Additionally, below is a list of trainings offered by local, state, federal and private entities that are helpful for professionals working in the Criminal Justice system.

For Community Corrections Workers:

  • Implementation Science
  • Case Planning (CTAP)

For Law Enforcement:

  • How to Respond to a Sexual Assault Victim
  • First Response to Victims of Crime Handbook