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!

Looking for a past webinar? Check out our webinar archives for previous NSA webinars. 


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.

See what's scheduled for 2019!

Check out the JCH/NLECAA series of webinars on animal cruelty/animal abuse issues!


2018 Webinars:

 

September 19 at 1pm ET:
Legal Issues in Today's Jails: Use of Force

The use of force is one of the leading areas of litigation in corrections.  Understanding and articulating the legal requirements is critical in determining whether the force was objectively reasonable (pretrial inmates) or was applied in a good faith effort to maintain and restore order (convicted inmates).  This webinar will review the leading Supreme Court decisions in the area of use of force, focusing on the report writing instrument used by both the deputy involved in the force and also as a tool in reviewing the use of force regardless of the inmate’s status.

Presenter: Carrie Hill is an attorney and national criminal justice consultant.  She has dedicated her 29-year career to providing professional development seminars in correctional law, along with criminal justice consulting, to educate and empower those working in the correctional industry. She currently serves as the Director of NSA's National Center for Jail Operations.

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October 1 at 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.

LE SupplyPRO lets authorized agencies and designated personnel procure the products law enforcement needs efficiently, economically, and securely through e-commerce and e-procurement. Taking advantage of the new online mobile economy that is changing every industry, the portal will provide 24/7 "always on" access to ensure sheriffs have complete control and accountability of procurement needs. The ability to cost-efficiently search, find, purchase, and track is the unique factor for law enforcement. LE SupplyPRO intends to leverage the purchasing power of member agencies to achieve price parity across the United States for any size agency.

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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October 2 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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October 10 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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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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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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See what's ahead for scheduled 2019 webinars!

Check out the JCH/NLECAA series of webinars on animal cruelty/animal abuse issues!