Corrections Community

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Season 2

Bonus Episode: Community Conscious Leadership with Brandon Lee

 

Brandon Lee is the co-founder of Training 4 Transformation, an organization dedicated to creating transformative equity with the partners they work with. He brings a historical perspective along with his own lived experience and joins Chris and Marcus to discuss race, trauma, and equity.

 

Training 4 Transformation

 

T4T Facebook

 

T4T Linkedin

 

Brandon’s book: Community Conscious Policing

 

Brandon’s interview with Forbes on why Diversity trainings usually fail

 

Prince Hall Freemasonry

 

Black Exclusion Laws in Oregon

Season 2 Episode 10: Season 2 Recap

 

Chris and Marcus recap the second season of the show. 

 

You can watch this episode on the Corrections Community YouTube channel!

Season 2 Episode 9: Defining the Mission with Mark Carey

 

Mark Carey brings over 40 years of experience to the show as a counselor, probation/parole officer, administrator, author, and consultant. He is the President of Carey Group Publishing (CGP) and The Carey Group, a national consulting firm that provides training and technical assistance for both corrections and community groups.

 

Mark joins Chris and Marcus to discuss his widely used Carey Guides, why we all need a mission, and what our field may be missing.

 

Carey Publishing (Carey Guides and other publications)

Carey Consulting Group

Built to Last by Jim Collins and Jerry Porras

Season 2 Episode 8: Public Safety and Trust with Jeff Wood

 

Jeff Wood is the Undersheriff at Marion County Sheriff’s Office (MCSO). He has implemented several programs within Community Corrections as a Division Commander for MCSO and has served as president of the Oregon Association of Community Corrections Directors. Jeff sat down with Chris and Marcus in Salem, Oregon to discuss the intersection of community corrections and law enforcement as well as the relationship between public trust and public safety.

 

Marion County Sheriff’s Office

MCSO Facebook

 

Oregon State Sheriffs’ Association (OSSA)

 

Oregon Association of Community Corrections Directors (OACCD)

 

Oregon SB 267 (2003) and the requirement to use “evidence-based practices.”

Season 2 Episode 7: Embracing Struggle with Matt Leech

 

Matt Leech is a black belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and assists the Oregon Department of Public Safety, Standards, and Training (DPSST) with their defensive tactics program. In this episode, Matt talks to Chris and Marcus about his philosophy on coaching and how the best path may not always be the easiest.

 

Mentions and Links

 

Matt Thornton and I-Method of Training (language warning)

 

Make it Stick: The Science of Successful Learning

 

Rickson Gracie

 

Dean Lister

 

John Boyd and the OODA Loop

Season 2 Episode 7: Embracing Struggle with Matt Leech

 

Matt Leech is a black belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and assists the Oregon Department of Public Safety, Standards, and Training (DPSST) with their defensive tactics program. In this episode, Matt talks to Chris and Marcus about his philosophy on coaching and how the best path may not always be the easiest.

 

Mentions and Links

 

Matt Thornton and I-Method of Training (language warning)

 

Make it Stick: The Science of Successful Learning

 

Rickson Gracie

 

Dean Lister

 

John Boyd and the OODA Loop

Season 2 Episode 6: Change Leadership with Pat Schreiner

 

Pat Schreiner is a consultant and former community justice manager who has dedicated a large part of his career working to improve the use of evidence-based practices in community corrections. Pat shares some of the stories and lessons he’s learned over the years as a leader and how he and some of his colleagues navigated the turbulence of change.

 

Mentions and Links

 

The Pathfinder Network

 

Creating Regulation and Resilience (CR2)

 

American Parole and Probation Association (APPA)

 

Multnomah County Department of Community Justice

Season 2 Episode 5: Probation Officer Origin Stories with Chris and Marcus

 

Chris Chandler is a Community Corrections Supervisor and Marcus Ford is a former Probation Officer who now works in an office of Equity, Inclusion, and Community Engagement. In this episode, the two hosts tell their stories of how they entered the field of corrections and discuss the value of sharing their “whole self” with others. The two reflect on pivotal moments of their career and what made them who they are today.

 

 

Season 2 Episode 4: From Research to Practice with Dr. Cara Thompson

 

Dr. Cara Thompson is an independent consultant with a Ph.D. in Criminal Justice from the University of Cincinnati who has worked side by side with corrections professionals all over the country. In this episode, she joins Chris and Marcus to provide an overview of some of the fundamental research in the field and helps us understand what the term evidence-based really means.

 

Mentions and Links

 

Cara Thompson Consulting

 

Live coaching

 

University of Cincinnati Corrections Institute

 

Effective Practices in Community Supervision (EPICS), Core Correctional Practices & Motivational Interviewing

 

Evidence-Based Correctional Program Checklist (CPC)

 

Staff Training Aimed at Reducing Rearrest (STARR)

 

Strategic Training Initiative in Community Supervision (STICS)

Season 2 Episode 2: The Forefront of Change with Jeff Hanson

 

Jeff Hanson has worked inside institutions and on the community side of Oregon corrections. While his job title describes him as an Operations and Policy Analyst, he spends much of his time organizing and facilitating training around the state to bolster our use of evidence-based practices. In this episode, Jeff sits down with Chris and Marcus to share his observations on the growth of our field over the past several decades, and his thoughts on how we can continue to evolve. 

 

Mentions and Links

 

Oregon Department of Corrections (DOC)

Season 2 Episode 1: Peer Mentoring with James Demry

 

James Demry joins Chris and Marcus in the season 2 premiere of Corrections Community to discuss the value of peer mentoring and his philosophy on how change can happen. James shares a deeply personal story about his own struggle, from joining a gang and facing a prison sentence before his 18th birthday, to meeting the people that helped him turn his life around and the work he does today to help others on the same path. 

 

Mentions and Links

 

Mental Health and Addiction Association of Oregon (MHAAO)

 

Oregon Ballot Measure 11 (1994)

 

Bridges to Change Oregon

Season 1

Season 1 Episode 9: Season Recap with Chris & Marcus

 

Chris and Marcus recap the first season of Corrections Community and reflect on the journey so far.

 

Who was this podcast originally for, and has the audience changed?

 

What improvements have been made since episode 0, and what issues remain?

 

What is the mission of this podcast, and why does it need one?

 

What’s next? What can you expect in season 2?

Season 1 Episode 8: Addiction Medicine with Dr. Andrew Suchocki

 

Dr. Andrew Suchocki is the Medical Director of Clackamas County and Synergy Health Consulting. He is a Family Physician who specializes in Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT) system design and specialty care for risk reduction related to Substance Use Disorder (SUD).

 

We sit down with Dr. Suchocki to learn more about the application of MAT within corrections and how a medication first approach is essential to interrupting the cycle of addiction. 

 

Dr. Suchocki describes different brain systems and the science behind how we make decisions. 

 

We discuss various forms of MAT and how they can be used to treat opioid and alcohol use disorders.

 

We learn the definitions of agonist, partial agonist, and antagonist drugs and their effect on brain receptors.

Season 1. Episode 7: Lessons Learned with Dean Alft

 

Dean Alft has over a decade of experience in community corrections. He holds several instructor titles, facilitating basic academy courses as well as regional and local training for his agency.

 

Dean joins us to discuss his experience as a training officer and shares some powerful stories about not just what it takes to be successful as a new employee, but the importance of achieving healthy balance throughout your career.

 

Dean shared some of his inspiration from psychologist Carl Rogers who developed person-centered therapy 

 

Carey Guides are mentioned. They are a commonly used tool officers can use with a client to support behavior change. 

Season 1. Episode 6: How We Train with Chris Enquist

 

Chris Enquist is the Parole and Probation Program Coordinator at Oregon’s Department of Public Standards Safety & Training (DPPST). 

 

We discuss Oregon’s system of Local Control, balancing the needs of different community corrections agencies around the state, and Chris’ approach to building an effective class. We also discuss Parole and Probation as a discipline and the benefits of embracing change.  

 

7:33 Chris shares his philosophy on the role of a Parole and Probation Officer

 

10:20 Chris describes how he balances the interests of individual community corrections departments as a central agency responsible for the training and certification of all officers in the state

 

13:20 We describe the value of statewide networks

 

25:52 How does DPSST evaluate Parole and Probation students?

 

28:20 How does DPSST engage the community?

 

32:00 What would an advanced academy for more experienced officers be called?

 

44:06 Chris suggests embracing change and the challenges that come with it as a field have made us more adaptive and equipped to lead

 

Mentions and Links:

 

Effective Practices In Community Supervision (EPICS)

 

A training rubric to evaluate understanding

 

Bloom’s Taxonomy, a hierarchy to better understand how we learn

Season 1. Episode 5. Pathways for Justice-Involved Women with Tira Hubbard

 

Tira Hubbard joins us to share her experience working with justice-involved women as a Parole and Probation Officer and Program Manager with over a decade of experience in community corrections and victim advocacy. Tira was one of the first Women’s Risk Needs Assessment (WRNA) trainers in the state of Oregon and was instrumental in the development of the Family Sentencing Alternative Pilot (FSAP), a program designed to divert adults and their dependants from state custody. She is extremely passionate about expanding the adoption of gender-responsive caseloads and improving organizational responses to trauma in both corrections clients and officers. 

 

4:45 Tira describes the Women’s Risk Needs Assessment (WRNA)

 

9:59 Marcus and Tira share their experience on an Family Sentencing Alternative Program (FSAP) caseload

 

18:10 Tira describes some of the unique approaches she took to build rapport and what she learned from the families she worked with

 

25:50 Managing stress that comes with working closely with clients and increased exposure to trauma

 

30:26 Who is a good candidate to work with justice-involved women?

 

37:25 Why do we struggle to expand the adoption of new practices? 

 

40:18 How can a PO be more trauma-responsive?

48:27 How can an organization become trauma-responsive? 

 

Mentions and Links: 

 

A cognitive-behavioral program for justice-involved women: Moving On 

Curriculum 

Research

 

Technical assistance, training, coaching, and more with Bauman Consulting Group 

 

The Women’s Risk Needs Assessment

 

Oregon Association of Community Corrections Directors Nov. 2019 meeting minutes: Case Management Practices and Gender Responsive Strategies with Tira Hubbard

 

A volunteer organization for women: Soroptimist

 

The National Research Center  on Justice-Involved Women

 

More rsearch: Gendered Pathways 

Season 1. Episode 4. Chris & Marcus Q&A

 

Chris and Marcus answer questions from listeners outside of Corrections who want to know more about the field. The hosts take the opportunity to share more about themselves and what worked for them as parole and probation officers. 

 

9:20 What’s the difference between Probation and Parole? 

 

13:49 What is recidivism?

 

19:39 How do you leave work with such a personal and dark environment

 

32:28 What is most difficult about working in this field?

 

39:49 What is most rewarding about working in this field? 

 

46:48: What got Chris and Marcus into the field? 

 

Mentions and Links: 

 

Oregon Department of Corrections 

 

Oregon Board of Parole 

Season 1. Episode 3. Leadership with Kim Fulton

 

Kim Fulton is a Community Corrections Supervisor who has had success in 3 different agencies over the span of 20+ years. She is passionate about mentorship, leading with authenticity and emotional intelligence. 

 

We caught up with Kim to learn more about her efforts to overhaul traditional training models in a community corrections environment and identify  core competencies for Parole and Probation Officers in her home agency. Kim also shared how her work as an instructor at the basic academy became a transformative experience. 

 

9:35 Kim describes her application of the Police Training Officer program and problem based learning in a Community Corrections setting

 

16:30 Chris asks Kim about the benefits of authenticity

 

28:17 Kim provides an overview of IPSLEI

 

33:50 How to support and coach potential leaders

 

44:18 Marcus highlights the opportunity to become a leader without a formal title

 

48:51 Kim shares some of the competencies her agency looks for in Parole and Probation Officer candidates

 

56:10 The importance of emotional intelligence in our field

 

Mentions and Links:

 

The International Public Safety Leadership & Ethics Institute (IPSLEI)

 

Kim references The Allegory of the Cave in describing her own transformation

 

The concept Emotional Intelligence broken down into domains

 

The Outward Mindset by the Arbinger Institute

Season 1. Episode 2. Resiliency with Danielle Taylor

 

Chris and Marcus catch up with Danielle Taylor, a specialized Parole/Probation Officer and peer support program coordinator, to better understand the topic of resiliency. 

 

Danielle describes the physiological reactions we have to trauma and references Dr. Kelly McGonigal’s work on reframing our understanding of stress. We try to apply these concepts to our work in corrections in an effort to improve our ability to help others and improve our own experience. 

 

10:47 Resiliency defined

 

18:45 Danielle discusses normalizing the stress response and Marcus inquires about utilizing the tools on the job when they are needed

 

28:09 Chris and Danielle look at how we view stress and how we differentiate healthy vs. unhealthy stress

 

37:15 We discuss vulnerability with peers and clients

 

43:30 Danielle unpacks how she started a peer support program within her agency

 

52:58 Taking control over stress and making it work FOR you and not against you

 

Mentions and links:

 

Ted Talk: How to Make Stress Your Friend by Kelly McGonigal

 

Research articles by Kirsten Lewis

 

Man’s Search for Meaning by Viktor Frankl

Season 1. Episode 1. Implementation and Evidence Based Practices with Jon Hansen

 

Chris and Marcus sit down with Jon Hansen from the Oregon Department of Corrections (DOC) to discuss his experience starting out as an institution counselor, becoming a policy and program analyst, and his current role in the community corrections division of DOC.

 

We reference the study Street-Level Decision Making: Acceptability, Feasibility, and Use of Evidence-Based Practices in Adult Probation (2017) by Jill Viglione from the University of Central Florida. The study raises several issues with the implementation of evidence-based practices in corrections, and we question whether problems with implementation are unique to the criminal justice system.

 

16:40 Jon and Chris swap stories about customer feedback surveys and personal growth

 

25:22 Jon describes a thought exercise to examine alignment between our actions and values in professional relationships

 

36:52 Jon shares a success story while working with a community corrections department

 

Mentions and links:  

 

The book Freakonomics by Steven Levitt and Stephen J.

 

The term Learning Organization from Peter Senge in his book The Fifth Discipline

 

The Dual-Role Inventory Revised (DRI-R) 

 

The term Growth Mindset from Carol Dweck in her book Mindset: The New Psychology of Success

Episode 0: Welcome to Corrections Community 

 

This is an introduction to the show and its main contributors, Chris Chandler and Marcus Ford. We discuss the origin of Corrections Community and where we want the project to go with guests and topics related to the field of Corrections.

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