Webinars

The National Sheriffs' Association has 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 here!


Knowing that justice professionals are always living with ever-shrinking budgets, Justice Clearinghouse’s goal is to bring conference-quality presenters to the justice community through webinars, thus eliminating the need for expensive travel, time-intensive attendance, and the frustration of trying to backfill positions. This also allows more of your team to benefit from the same great training content only a few could hear previously. 

What our partnership with JCH means for YOU:

  • All webinars are free to attend live.
  • A wide array of webinar topics, ranging from leadership and management to addressing mass casualty events, to dealing with cyber threats.
  • Interviews with expert speakers.
  • Infographics highlighting key topics of the webinars.
  • Other content relevant to law enforcement and public safety arena.

Wednesday, February 23, 2022 at 1pm ET

Partner Webinar: Crime Victim Reporting: Meeting Goals, Mission and Mandates for Advocates and Law Enforcement

Supporting victims of crime is a mission-critical aspect of many entities within the criminal justice system.  In many cases, the personnel and divisions mandated to deliver these services are funded through a combination of Federal, State, and Local grants.  These grants often have significant reporting requirements that can be onerous, confusing, and time-consuming to manage and generate.

  • Learn about the benefits that a robust victim case management system can provide.
  • Learn what to look for when selecting a victim case management system.
  • Learn how other entities use grant funds to obtain and maintain their systems.

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Tuesday, May 10, 2022 at 1pm ET

Authority without Arrest: Resolving Conflict and Gaining Compliance in Campus Policing

Campus police and security serve and protect thousands of college and university students across the country. They enforce campus rules, investigate crimes, and ultimately keep students safe and accountable. While many campus officers are armed in case of extreme danger, few have the power to arrest. Their authority is fortified through communication and trust. In an age where law enforcement is viewed skeptically, especially among young people, strengthening skills in conflict resolution and communication is essential. In this hour, we will discuss the conflict officers encounter on campus and key skills from Insight Policing: Conflict Resolution for Law Enforcement that use communication, discovery, and critical thinking to work through challenging encounters for effective results.

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Tuesday, July 26, 2022 at 3pm ET

Balancing Operational Challenges of Law Enforcement with First Amendment Rights

Mickey Osterreicher and Mike Parker are a unique team presenting an informative and lively program about the rights and limitations of journalists and citizens to photograph and record police officers performing their official duties in public. The discussion will include First, Fourth, and Fourteenth Amendment rights, search and seizure, exigent circumstances, qualified immunity, media-crowd management, and prohibitions against the destruction or deletion of files and recordings, all within the framework of departmental policies. A discussion of case law supporting these rights tempered by valid time, place, and manner restrictions will include the most recent cases and rulings as well as compliance with U.S. Department of Justice (USDOJ) Statements of Interest.

During this webinar, the presenters will discuss:

  • the need for clear, written policies covering all aspects of police-press interaction coupled with robust and continuous training
  • the importance of bring journalists & officers together for joint meetings to help foster open lines of communication
  • Improved understanding of each other’s concerns, roles, and responsibilities to help press and police perform their societal functions during tense moments in the community and nation.

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Thursday, September 1, 2022 at 1pm ET

Positive Impact: Connecting and Communicating with Justice Involved Youth

Mentors, probation officers, advocates, and others who work closely with justice-involved youth know how challenging it can be to help young people navigate the system and find positive life paths. Many of these youth have experienced severe emotional and physical trauma, generational violence, and poverty that not only put them at risk for social disconnection and recidivism but can create barriers in communication and understanding. When conflict arises between youth and helping adults, efforts to assist can fall apart.  In this webinar youth mentor and advocate, Jarriel Jordan, law enforcement veteran, Michael Delaney, and conflict resolution specialist, Megan Price discuss the unique challenges that come with working with justice-involved youth and key strategies for breaking through those challenges. You will learn techniques you can use to:

  • Understand a young person’s perspective, even when faced with aggression and noncompliance
  • Connect with youth who seem unreachable
  • Motivate youth to find a positive mindset and hope for their futures

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