Thursday, January 31, 2013

CMIT Hits the Road with Certification Classes

The Correctional Management Institute of Texas (CMIT) is teaming up with the Texas Jail Association to deliver advanced certification classes to detention officers who want to progress in their careers at sites across the state.

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

CMIT to host 2nd Internet Broadcast on EBP

On February 6, 2013, CMIT will host its second internet broadcast. 

During this live internet broadcast titled Evidence Based Practice: An Implementation Strategy, Dr. Noyes will address the "how" of EBP implementation by reviewing the process of evidence-based practice implementation in Dallas, Texas. While the Dallas County experience will serve as the model of "how", the presentation will be generalized to any/all Community Supervision and Corrections Department (CSCD) in Texas, regardless of the size of the department.

Dr. Michael E. Noyes is the Director of the Dallas County Community Supervision and Corrections Department. He has a Bachelor of Arts degree from Allegheny College in Meadville, PA; a Master of Arts degree and a Doctorate degree in Criminology from Indiana University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Noyes also serves as an adjunct graduate and undergraduate instructor in criminal justice/criminology at the Butler County (PA) Community College and the Justice Management Program at the University of Nevada, Reno.

Dr. Noyes has over twenty-six (26) years of leadership experience in the administration of public and private agencies (serving at different times and for different agencies as a chief juvenile probation officer and as a chief adult probation officer) providing for direct services to at-risk families, delinquent/dependent youth and to adults within a community corrections environment.

Click on the following link for registration information:link

Sam Houston State Tests Prison Education Programs

The Windham School District provides education programs for inmates in state prisons.

More than 63,000 offenders in the Texas Department of Criminal Justice participated in educational programs offered by the Windham School District during the 2011-2012 fiscal year, which have been found to decrease recidivism rates, increase employment opportunities, and result in higher wages and higher levels of educational achievement among participants, a study at Sam Houston State University found.

Faculty from the College of Criminal Justice and Correctional Management Institute of Texas at SHSU evaluated the effectiveness of education and vocational programs offered by the school district on offender outcomes. Some of the programs included were the Adult Basic Education Program, which includes literacy training and GED preparation; the Post Secondary Education Program, which provides continuing education in vocational and academic settings; Career and Technical Education, which integrates career path planning and technology training to prepare offenders for the workforce; and the Cognitive Intervention Program, which addresses thinking patterns and is designed to improve behavior.. . .Read more

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Correctional Officials Prepare for Crisis at CMIT

Correctional leaders from across the country confer during a simulation involving Texas prison during a hurricane.

Correctional officials from across the country gathered at the Correctional Management Institute of Texas at Sam Houston State University to learn incident command and emergency preparedness skills to deal with crises ranging from daily issues to large scale disasters in their institutions.

Friday, January 11, 2013

Real Talk w/CJ: Juvenile Probation Officer

Real Talk with CJ

Thu Feb 7, 2013 2:00 pm - 3:00pm Hazel B. Kerper Courtroom

Lupe Washington, Administrator for Public Affairs at the Harris County Juvenile Probation Department, will discuss working with youth in the criminal justice system and jobs available in juvenile probation.

Beto Chair Lecture: Dr. Marcus Felson

Beto Chair Lecture Series

Fri, Feb 8, 2013 9:30 - 11:00 A.M. Hazel B. Kerper Courtroom

Dr. Marcus Felson, a professor at Texas State University, developed the routine activities theory, which said that crime is relatively unaffected by social cause. He will discuss "How to Be a Crime Analyst." . . . Read more . . .