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Future Topics and Presenters


Date: Wednesday, August 12, 2020
Time: 2:00 PM ET - 3:00 PM ET
Presenter: Michelle Cleary & Sheriff Peter Koutoujian
Title of Presentation: Improving Outcomes: Working with Military Veterans in Correctional Settings
Description: Some veterans struggle with substance use and mental health disorders as well as harm to self and/or others. Many of these men and women are within the justice system in jails and prisons. Understanding their complex and unique issues is essential for both justice treatment and security staff. Having a working knowledge of the military culture, a trauma-informed and military-informed approach to services increase the likelihood of engagement in treatment. Units that serve only veterans within correctional facilities use peers as agents of change. This webinar will review the special needs of veterans, services that support them within the justice system and an overview of a veteran’s unit within a county correctional facility, Middlesex House of Correction and Jail.

The Housing Unit for Military Veterans (HUMV) opened in January 2016 and was conceived and designed as a collaborative effort of the Middlesex Sheriff’s Office together with incarcerated Veterans with a goal of treating and preparing them for successful reentry. HUMV’s barracks-style layout, combined with wellness and treatment programs, as well as guest speakers allow Veterans to call on their camaraderie and their shared military experiences to address the challenges which have led to their incarceration. HUMV is similar to a modified therapeutic community, and participants also have regular meetings with state and federal Veterans affairs representatives, substance abuse treatment, vocational and employment readiness training and have access to optional physical training. HUMV staff work with offenders to create individualized comprehensive reentry plans which address the specific needs of each Veteran and regularly works with the Veterans Court to divert appropriate cases.

After completing this webinar, participants will be able to:
  • Identify three common characteristics of justice involved veterans
  • Recognize at least three elements of military culture awareness
  • Outline the benefits to the staff and participants of veterans specific programming in correctional settings
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Date: Wednesday, August 26, 2020
Time: 2:00 PM ET - 3:00 PM ET
Presenter: Treatment Alternatives for Safe Communities (TASC)
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Date: Wednesday, September 2, 2020
Time: 2:00 PM ET - 3:00 PM ET
Presenter: Center for Court Innovation (CCI)
Topic: Drug/Opioid Courts
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Date: Wednesday, September 16, 2020
Time: 2:00 PM ET - 3:00 PM ET
Presenter: Treatment Alternatives for Safe Communities (TASC)
Topic: Methamphetamine Treatment 
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