Future Topics and Presenters

 

Date: Wednesday, April 21, 2021
Time: 2:00 PM ET - 3:00 PM ET
Presenters: Andy Klein, Ph.D.
Title of Presentation: Investigation of the Cumberland County Jail
Description: This webinar will examine the U.S. Department of Justice’s investigation of the Cumberland County Jail in Bridgeton, NJ which was conducted pursuant to the Civil Rights of Institutionalized Persons Act (CRIPA). The investigation focused on whether the CCJ complies with its obligations under the Constitution by taking adequate measures to provide mental health care and to prevent inmate suicides. These types of investigations were severely curtailed during the Trump Administration but are expected to increase during the Biden Administration.

After investigation of the Cumberland County Jail, the U.S. Justice Department found the jail’s failure to provide MAT for opiate withdrawal violated the Eighth and Fourteenth Amendments. The report finds that the lack of medication for opiate withdrawal is linked to preventable jail suicides and provides a list of required reforms, including to “ensure that medication assisted treatment is immediately provided to prisoners who have been identified as having or potentially having Opiate Use Disorder at time of admission.”

After completing this webinar, participants will be able to:
  • Recognize legal standard for determining constitutional violations of inmate rights in the provision of health care and suicide prevention
  • Identify the association between opioid withdrawal and suicide
  • List at least three remedies to meet constitutionally required intervention for persons entering jail under the influence of opioids
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Date: Wednesday, May 5, 2021
Time: 2:00 PM ET - 3:00 PM ET
Presenters: Angelia Turner & Benjamin Campbell
Title of Presentation: Eliminating stigma surrounding SUD treatment among clients with HIV/AIDS
Description: tba

After completing this webinar, participants will be able to:
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Date: Wednesday, May 19, 2021
Time: 2:00 PM ET - 3:00 PM ET
Presenters: Michelle Cleary
Title of Presentation: Specialized Programming and Treatment Issues for Veterans in Jails and Prisons
Description: Working with veterans provides an opportunity to support individuals who have served our country. One of the ways this can be done in corrections is the establishment of special programs for incarcerated veterans. RSAT-TTA's recently developed manual on veterans programming is designed to explore the various considerations in establishing a specialized program for incarcerated veterans. This webinar will highlight these considerations, as well as the variety of health and cultural factors, in establishing programming for veterans.

During their service, service members received rigorous and intensive training to enable them to carry out their military service in challenging and dangerous circumstances. These ingrained skills can also be considered a resource in helping veterans during their incarceration to prepare for a successful transition from jail or prison.

After completing this webinar, participants will be able to:
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