Category: officer wellness

[Register for Webinar] Protecting against Stress & Trauma: Research Lessons for Law Enforcement

Hosted by the National Institute of Justice (NIJ) At this Research for the Real-World seminar, NIJ will bring together law enforcement practitioners and leading researchers in the field of stress to discuss the current research evidence and practical benefits of targeted stress-management interventions and how they can promote officer mental wellness. Participants can register to attend …

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Officer Wellness and Retention: Promising Practices from Community Supervision Administrators

In 2018, the American Probation and Parole Association (APPA) and the National Reentry Resource Center partnered to better understand challenges facing the community supervision workforce and identify ways to address them. APPA spoke with community supervision leaders from 15 states in interviews that focused on front-line staff recruitment, training, retention, and performance evaluation. This brief …

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[Apply Now] Research and Evaluation in Safety, Health, and Wellness in the Criminal Justice System

The National Institute of Justice  is seeking applications for funding of multidisciplinary research projects addressing four topics: the cumulative effects of shift-work schedules, overtime, and secondary employment on the health, safety, performance, and quality of life of police or correctional officers; enhancing strategies for officer interaction with individuals presenting with mental illness; understanding the impact and …

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American Jail Association 38th Annual Conference and Jail Expo

The American Jail Association (AJA) Annual Conference and Jail Expo is the only national event that focuses exclusively on local jails and detention facilities. The conference will offer an educational conference with networking opportunities, professional development, and access to emerging jail technologies and products. Topics will include issues related to mental health; bail reform; comprehensive reentry …

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Register for Webinar: Protecting against Stress & Trauma—Research Lessons for Law Enforcement

Hosted by the U.S. Department of Justice’s National Institute of Justice More and more attention has been given to police officers and their exposure to traumatic events as well as their prolonged involvement in stressful situations, environments, and working conditions. High stress can have precipitously negative effects on an individual’s mental health—including the onset of mental …

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