It is hard to believe that we are only 17 weeks from the start of the NCJAA 2015 Training Conference. Your Board has been working hard to provide the best training conference thus far. I would like to highlight what is planned.
For the first time ever, we will be offering two classes on Monday after-noon. Robin Austin from Mecklenburg County Sheriff’s Office will be teaching the Tactical Mindset in A Correctional Setting and Jamie Markham from the UNC School of Government will be teaching Legal Update for Jails.
On Tuesday, we will have a jail officer’s forum while the jail administrators and assistant administrators visit with the vendors. Afterwards, we will have the administrators and assistant administrators forum and the jail officers will have time with the vendors.
On Wednesday, the National Institute of Corrections will conduct two classes on direct supervision. The PREA Resource Center will discuss audits and what the auditors are finding pertaining to PREA Standards. We are fortunate to have the National Alliance on Mental Illness of North Carolina, they will present Mental Health: Solutions to Solve the Crisis Jails are Facing. Tim Fuss from the North Carolina Justice Academy will teach Verbal Judo in Corrections. The North Carolina Department of Adult Correction will teach a class on Intelligence Gathering and their K9 unit will demonstrate how they can find cell phones. The North Carolina Gang Association will do a class, Gangs 101: An Overview and Update AND Gangs: Threats Jails Face. The State Jail Inspectors will conduct a class on Jail Inspections: What they are looking for and what they are finding. Lastly, we will have a class on Effective Inmate Discipline: What works and why. The training committee has worked diligently to come up with this outstanding training agenda.