The National Sheriffs’ Association & GSHNSP have teamed up with the Justice Clearinghouse to produce our popular webinars!
If you are interested in presenting a webinar, please contact Christina McCale at chris@justiceclearinghouse.com. You can check out all the webinar offerings JCH has to offer NSA / GSHNSP here!

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Upcoming Webinars

Who Ya Gonna Call…At DHS?

October 3, 2018 at 1pm ET:
Understanding the differences among DHS Components and What They Can Do for State, County, Local and Tribal Justice Agencies

When the Department of Homeland Security was created in 2003, the world was a very different place. Fresh from the shock of 9/11, the Department was stood-up to “protect the homeland,” with its span and reach encompassing legacy components like the Secret Service to the US Coast Guard, to creating new components like TSA, and realigning components like CBP and ICE.

But the 3rd largest cabinet department, with all of its resources and “mission critical” responsibilities, can be confusing to the state, county, local and tribal justice professional, who just want to know “who should I call about…?” or get help when you need it.

LE SupplyPRO: Saving Money, Improving Operations, and Increasing Efficiency

October 1, 2018 1pm ET
LE SupplyPRO: Saving Money, Improving Operations, and Increasing Efficiency

NSA and Gearfire, a proven e-commerce technology provider, partnered to create LE SupplyPRO, an instrument towards effective and efficient procurement and administration. We bring a holistic opportunity to modernize the e-procurement process that is a fully integrated and secure online procurement portal. The portal allows sheriffs’ offices nationwide the ability to instantly procure firearms, ammunition, accessories, gear, supplies, equipment and other products used in the conduct or support of law enforcement and jail operations at nationwide best pricing.

Presenters: Lindsay Hopkins has worked for the National Sheriffs’ Association for 8 years.  She ran the Membership Department and built a strong relationship with sheriffs nationwide.  In 2016 she migrated to working on LE SupplyPRO and has worked to ensure the portal is useful and efficient for its users.

​Nicole McIntire has worked for LE SupplyPRO for a year. Her primary role is assisting LE SupplyPRO users to join, login, and navigate the portal. Nicole also handles assisting any users to locate products and complete purchases.

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Bad to the Bone: Pet Abuse, Child Abuse, and Intimate Partner Violence

October 2, 2018 at 1pm ET:
Bad to the Bone: Pet Abuse, Child Abuse, and Intimate Partner Violence

Based on recent publication in the Journal of Interpersonal Violence, which is the first in literature to utilize police officer observations and victims reports from the scene to quantify risk in homes where Intimate Partner Violence and Pet Abuse co-occur, this webinar will describe the specific emotional and physical risks of harm for all humans and animals residing in these homes. With nearly 80% of these victims fearing they will eventually be killed by the suspect, these families are likely to require immediate assistance to better ensure a safe and positive outcome. In addition to increased risk for victims, concerns for the safety of first responders at the scene of these incidents will also be addressed. Effective multi-disciplinary strategies for reducing risk and improving outcomes in homes where these forms of violence occur will be described.

Presenter: Andrew Campbell (CEO/Founder of Campbell Research & Consulting) is an expert on domestic violence and the associated risks of harm for adults, children, and animals residing in homes where this violence occurs. Utilizing cutting-edge data analysis and a unique perspective on violence in the home, he provides education for agencies across the country and assists in developing more efficient and effective community responses to physical and emotional violence. Andrew’s several recent publications in major academic journals include his analysis of nearly 10,000 first responder reports and observations from the scene of domestic violence incidents and are among the first in academic literature to use law enforcement data to quantify risk of harm/injury in this manner.

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Fair Labor Standards Act for Justice Professionals

October 10, 2018 at 1pm ET:
Fair Labor Standards Act for Justice Professionals

Since the Supreme Court made the Fair Labor Standards Act applicable to the public sector in 1986 it has been an on-going personnel issue producing thousands of suits and cases of major liability for public sector employers. In this webinar we shall discuss:

  • Basic terms and definitions of FLSA
  • Determination of exempt and non-exempt status for overtime provisions
  • Determining compensable hours worked and rate of compensation
  • Special rules for public employees and criminal justice professionals
  • Record keeping and liability reduction strategies

Presenter: Richard Hodsdon has been an attorney for almost 40 years and for his entire career has been involved in civil and criminal matters concerning corrections, criminal prosecution and law enforcement operations. He has over 30 years of experience dealing with management and personnel issues including employment law. Rick currently is an assistant county attorney in Stillwater, MN where his duties include representation of the county and criminal justice agencies. He has trained thousands of government staff on civil litigation, criminal law and personnel issues. Rick has also served as counsel to the Minnesota Sheriffs Association for over 30 years.

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Implicit Bias: What You Don’t Know Can Hurt You

October 17 at 1pm ET
Implicit Bias: What You Don’t Know Can Hurt You

Bias is a hot topic these days and it is often associated with a great deal of negativity and judgment. However, the truth is implicit bias happens outside of our consciousness and is a result of societal programming, not personal choice. This course will explore the foundations of bias, how we come to make certain associations, the reasons our brain is hard-wired for bias and how our experiences reinforce our beliefs. We will also explore how we can become more aware of the biases we hold and detail the tools and strategies (both individual and organizational) we can use to change them. Finally, we will explore the relationship between bias, ethics and leadership and discuss how to lead in a way that improves influence and reduces liability.

Presenter: Dr. Kimberly Miller. Dr. Miller is a sought-after speaker, consultant and trainer who has been inspiring and motivating individuals in our profession for over 14 years. She is a strength-based facilitator of individual and organizational change and is known for her relationship-based approach to her work and the skill-based, engaging training and consultation services she offers. She uses workshops, coaching, and organizational interventions to improve not only the individual line-level employee skills but also works to improve supervision, management, and the entire organization.

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Keeping Your Super Heroes Super

December 11th at 1pm ET:
Keeping Your Super Heroes Super

Public safety professionals are passionate about serving others; however, this calling can take its toll. High stress, low sleep, dealing with the worst of society and witnessing human tragedy reduces employees’ mental/physical health. This class will explore the differences between stress, burnout and compassion fatigue and describe how to address each one, discuss why we all struggle to have balance in our lives and engage in regular self-care, detail what our “early warning systems” are, and describe specific strategies, tools and interventions that can be used by both individuals and organizations to foster healthy coping, balance and a positive mindset in employees.

Presenter: Dr. Kimberly Miller. Dr. Miller is a sought-after speaker, consultant and trainer who has been inspiring and motivating individuals in our profession for over 14 years. She is a strength-based facilitator of individual and organizational change and is known for her relationship-based approach to her work and the skill-based, engaging training and consultation services she offers. She uses workshops, coaching, and organizational interventions to improve not only the individual line-level employee skills but also works to improve supervision, management, and the entire organization.

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