Seminar Title

Online - Jail/Corrections Intake Screening: Where Liability & Lawsuits Start

Dates of Events

08/18/2021 through 08/18/2021

Last Updated: 07/29/2021
Instructor(s): Tracey Reed
Course Registration Fee: $125
Instructor Bio
Kentucky Association of Counties, Kentucky Department of Corrections, Jail Standards (Retired) Louisville, Kentucky
Ms. Reed has over a quarter century of total corrections experience. A graduate of Brescia University (BA-Psychology), Ms. Reed is a veteran in the field of corrections, having served the Kentucky Department of Corrections as a Senior Probation and Parole Officer, as well as KDOC’s first female jail consultant. Since retiring from the KY Dept. of Corrections in 2013, Ms. Reed has served as an Independent Jail Consult-ant for the Kentucky Association of Counties. She routinely develops and provides training for elected jailer sand their staff in critical areas of operations, to help KACO’s clients improve safety and security for those incarcerated in county jails, while also helping reduce liability for individual jail staff members and the county agencies that employ them. In addition, Ms. Reed serves as a member of the Legal & Liability Risk Management Institute’s advisory board, conducting audits for jails, providing training for correctional officers across the United States, and serving as an expert witness for litigants in the areas of intake screening, suicides, mental health, classification, detoxification, and policy and procedures. Ms. Reed’s expertise includes interpreting state and federal regulatory standards governing jail operations, construction and renovation, as well as conducting investigations into critical incidents. Ms. Reed resides in Louisville, Kentucky.
Course Objectives
Course Overview:
Date: August 18, 2021
Time: 1:00pm – 3:00pm (Eastern Time)

This course will emphasize the significance of an effective receiving screening at intake and outline the key requirements, observations, and inquiries correctional staff should be making during this process to avoid potential medical emergencies, suicide attempts, injuries to staff/inmates, and even death.  In addition, we will discuss various tips on how to improve your staff’s interview & observation skills during this process to improve the accuracy of information they obtain from the inmates at this time. Finally, we will discuss how using the information uncovered during this process can assist jail staff in making timely referrals to either your medical/mental health provider and how this information can assist in making an initial housing assignment.

PLEASE NOTE: You will receive an E-mail 2 days prior to the event that will include a link to join the training. Your registration for this online training will give you access to the live sessions, as well as 30 days of access to the recorded version of the training once the live session has ended.
Group Viewing Encouraged: Multiple attendees can view the training from one single location and each attendee can receive a certificate.

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