Today's law enforcement officers face a range of calls for service for citizens in distress. In many cases, police are not trained or equipped to deal with these crises. To combat this, many agencies are now partnering with social workers and mental health counselors to assist law enforcement in de-escalation of these situations as well as preventing harm to both citizens and law enforcement officers. This webinar will focus on the pros and cons of the collaboration between police and community services and how investing in these partnerships may result in greater crisis intervention overall. The discussion will include how police social workers may provide counseling and crisis response support for community members as well as the provision of training and consultation to law enforcement agencies and services to police officers and their families.
This panel of criminal justice experts will discuss how implicit bias can promote microaggressions and bad habits while working in the criminal justice field. Self-knowledge of the impact of implicit bias is an opportunity to challenge oneself and how you think about the work, your environment and the criminal justice system in both positive and negative ways. Criminal justice leaders ensure that opportunities for implicit bias are in check by putting in place practices and policies to help justice professionals recognize and confront implicit bias.
This session focuses on essential and time-tested qualities necessary for true leadership—influence, integrity, attitude, vision, problem-solving, and self-discipline —and guides readers through practical steps to develop true leadership in their lives and the lives of others.
After a summer of activism, conversations about criminal justice reform are taking place throughout the United States.
As a university with a mission of positive social change, Walden is committed to educating students in our criminal justice programs, our partners, and the criminal justice community about reforms being discussed at the national level.