Training

The Division of Criminal Justice offers numerous training opportunities for Criminal Justice professionals in a variety of formats, including:

  • Online, on-demand, 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.

ZoomGrants

ZoomGrants Grantee Basic Navigation and New Accounts

2016/17- Setup for Current Active Grants - Transitional Instructions - If your grant was selected to transition to ZoomGrants (ZG) in 2016, you will have received communication from your DCJ Grant Manager with a username and password. 2016 project information was migrated/entered into the ZG system. Follow these instructions to navigate the ZG system and to validate that the project information was entered correctly.

2016/17 - Transitional Instructions Webinar (Webinar ~ 84 min) - This webinar accompanies the written instructions listed above (2016/17 - Setup for Current DCJ Active Grants - Transitional Instructions).

Navigating ZoomGrants and Setting up New Accounts - New application cycles beginning October 2016, and later will utilize ZoomGrants. Grants will be administered from the project application to close-out. These instructions are intended to cover basic navigation and new user account setup. Note: if your project was initiated outside of ZoomGrants and transitioned to ZoomGrants follow the Transitional instructions above.

Navigating ZoomGrants and Setting up New accounts Webinar (Webinar ~ 67 min) - This webinar accompanies the above written instructions.

ZoomGrants Grantee Application FAQs and Tips

Completing Applications in ZoomGrants FAQs

This document is updated regularly. Please check back for updates.

ZoomGrants Grantee Post Award Submissions (Payment Request and Reports/Forms submissions)

Quick Reference: Submitting Post Award Submissions - This one-page quick reference describes where each type of submission should be uploaded or completed within ZoomGrants.

Job Aid: How to Submit Post Award Submissions - This job aid provides instructions for Grantees on how to upload Post Award Submissions (Payment Requests, Narrative Reports, and other reporting requirements) to DCJ via ZoomGrants.

ZoomGrants Board/Council Reviewers Basic Navigation

Navigating ZoomGrants for Board/Council Reviewer - Basic navigation instructions for logging onto ZoomGrants and moving around the system. Additional job aids will be posted for specific grant programs.

Navigating ZoomGrants Webinar for Board/Council Reviewers (Webinar ~ 37 min) - This webinar accompanies the written instructions listed above (Navigating ZoomGrants for Board/Council Reviewers).

ZoomGrants Board/Council Reviewers Program Specific Job Aids

Job Aid: Council Reviewers for the 2017-2018 State Juvenile Diversion Program &, Marijuana Tax Cash Funds - Supplemental Council Review instructions intended to accompany the Basic Navigation instructions.

Job Aid: Board Reviewers for the 2017 Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant Program (JAG) - Supplemental Board Review instructions intended to accompany the Basic Navigation instructions.

ZoomGrants Default Email Client

Default Email Client (PDF) - ZoomGrants has the ability to launch an email window to an Applicant/Grantee. DCJ employees use Google as the email client. These instructions provide information on how to update your settings to launch Gmail from ZG.

Community Corrections

NEW - 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    

NEW! ONSITE CLASSROOM OPTION: Case Planning and Progression Matrix

FORMAT: Instructor-led Training

DATES:  November 30 and December 1, 2021

TIME: 9:00 am to 4:30 pm

LOCATION:  710 Kipling 2nd Floor Conference Room, Lakewood CO  

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.

NEW - 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.

  • Explain how active listening can increase the likelihood of behavior change
  • Discuss Communication Roadblocks and how Reflective Listening can reduce Communication Breakdown
  • Describe the difference between an open and closed question
  • List two types of Affirmations and when they could be used
  • Recognize simple & complex Reflections 
  • Create Summaries to bookend topics of discussion. 

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.

NEW - Effective Client Interactions

The Division of Criminal Justice’s Office of Community Corrections is offering 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.

New to SABA? Set Up New Account to Register  

Evidence-Based Practices 101

FORMAT: Virtual

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:

New to SABA? Set Up a New Account to Register       

Have an existing SABA account? 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

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 to 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

Sex Offender Management Board Standards Training

FORMAT: Online/On-Demand

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. An opportunity for Q & A will be available as well.

Click below to access the materials from the class:

MORE INFORMATION: Contact Lydia Popovski 720-636-3469 or via e-mail at lydia.popovski@state.co.us.

For a Certificate of Completion, please contact Lydia Popovski 720-636-3469 or via e-mail at lydia.popovski@state.co.us.

Check Back Later for These Classes

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.

Standardized Offender Assessment Revised (SOA-R) Advanced Training

FORMAT: Classroom

LENGTH: 8 hours

COST: Free

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

PREREQUISITE: Must have completed 2-day SOA-R basic training and have administered the SOA-R process to offenders for a minimum of three months.

REGISTER: Check back later for dates and to register

DESCRIPTION: Advanced Training is required for all community corrections case management and clinical staff in order to complete their SOA-R training certification. The course is required three months after successful completion of the formal SOA-R training. After staff have been formally trained on the SOA-R process, and have practical experience with the SOA-R instruments and process, they will return for one more day of advanced training. Trainees will learn an advanced application of the SOA-R process. Emphasis will be placed on several case studies in order to provide a deeper and broader application of the SOA-R process as well as case planning. Staff will not be considered to have completed the SOA-R training until they have successfully completed an Advanced Training course.

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

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Human Trafficking: Training Tailored to Your Organization

FORMAT: Presentation tailored to your industry/organization
LENGTH: Varies, typically 2 hours
COST: Free
AUDIENCE: Any agency, business, or organization that wants to learn more about human trafficking in Colorado
REGISTER: Contact Camerron Resener (720.667.9041) to discuss, schedule, and tailor your presentation. 
DESCRIPTION: Human Trafficking experts from the Division of Criminal Justice can come to your organization, or event, to give a presentation tailored to your audience, including an overview of human trafficking, local and national trends, indicators of human trafficking, and what actions you can take to combat human trafficking.

MAYSI-2 (Youth Mental Health Needs Assessment)

FORMAT: Online, self-paced. *Must have Adobe Flash player
LENGTH: 5 Modules of varying length
COST: Free
AUDIENCE: Any Criminal Justice professional who works with youth ages 12-17
DESCRIPTION: The Division of Criminal Justice in collaboration with the Colorado State Court Administrator's Office (SCAO) offers this online training on the Massachusetts Youth Screening Inventory-2 (MAYSI-2) Tool. The MAYSI-2 is a screening instrument developed for detecting mental health needs in youth aged 12-17. Designed as a low-cost, easily administered tool, it screens for multiple issues and can be administered in 10-15 minutes. There are 5 training models and several documents which are referenced in the training modules available for download below.
MAYSI-2 Online Training Introduction
MAYSI-2 Online Training Module 1
MAYSI-2 Online Training Module 2
MAYSI-2 Online Training Module 3
MAYSI-2 Online Training Module 4
MAYSI-2 Online Training Module 5
MAYSI-2 Referral Protocol Template
MAYSI-2 Referral Protocol Template Instructions
MAYSI-2 Administrative Referral Protocol Template
MAYSI-2 Referral Protocol- 10th JD Example

OAJJA Grant Administration & Management

FORMAT: Self-guided Instructional Materials
LENGTH: N/A
COST: FREE
AUDIENCE: Representatives of any agency that has received a grant through the Office of Adult and Juvenile Justice Assistance (OAJJA).
DESCRIPTION: These three training modules are designed to take you from the beginning of your grant through the close of your grant. These training sessions can be accessed using the links below. After you complete each module, we ask that you take a very brief survey using the link at the end of the module.
OAJJA Module 101: Grant Administration and Set-Up
OAJJA Module 102: Grant Management and Reporting
OAJJA Module 104: Monitoring
Additionally, grantees receiving Federal JAG funds must follow mandatory Federal Performance Measurement Reporting requirements. For more information and training in relation to those requirements, please visit our Grants Page.