Items tagged with "Training"


publications  |   Entrepreneurship for the Formerly Incarcerated: A Process Evaluation of the Pathway to Enterprise for Returning Citizens (PERC) Program

Published: June 5, 2019
Formerly incarcerated individuals may be unable to secure stable employment and struggle to acquire income; however, starting their own business may offer an alternative to the traditional job market. Researchers evaluated the Pathway to Enterprise for Returning Citizen (PERC) program which offered training and opportunities to start a business to those returning to Cook County from Illinois prisons. Researchers examined delivery of PERC’s entrepreneurship training; views of program participants and training staff about the program; program completion; and knowledge gains through analysis of data from focus groups, surveys, interviews, and administrative records. Feedback from staff and participants was mostly positive and the program increased entrepreneurship knowledge. However, program engagement with returning citizens was a challenge—22 percent attended week one of class (of 72 accepted and assigned to PERC) and 12 completed PERC training.



articles  |   Entrepreneurship for the Formerly Incarcerated: A Process Evaluation of the Pathway to Enterprise for Returning Citizens (PERC) Program

Published: May 28, 2019
Formerly incarcerated individuals may be unable to secure stable employment and struggle to acquire income; however, opening a small business may offer this population an alternative to the traditional job market. Researchers evaluated the Pathway to Enterprise for Returning Citizens (PERC) program, which offered training in entrepreneurship and other resources to those returning from Illinois prisons to Cook County. Researchers examined delivery of PERC’s entrepreneurship training, experiences of program participants and training staff, program completion among participants, and knowledge gains with information from focus groups, surveys, interviews, and administrative records. Feedback from staff and participants was mostly positive and the program increased entrepreneurship knowledge. However, engaging the 72 returning citizens in the program was a challenge—of all eligible participants, 16 attended the first week of training (22 percent) and only 12 graduated the program (17 percent).



news  |   Strangulation: Strategic Investigation and Prosecution of Domestic Violence

Published: May 3, 2019

Event Date: June 7, 2019
8:15 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. (lunch on your own)
Presenter: Dan Rincon
Location: Bunn Auditorium, HSHS St. John’s Hospital, 800 E Carpenter Street, Springfield, IL 62769




news  |   SAVE THE DATE - IFVCC 2019 Spring Training: June 7, 2019

Published: February 11, 2019

This year’s focus will be on Domestic Violence Risk Assessment and Strangulation. Our speaker is Lieutenant Daniel E. Rincon from the Scottsdale Police Department and Former Supervisor of the Domestic Violence Unit. He is a training with the Institute on Strangulation Prevention through the Alliance of Hope International.




news  |   Register Now: Facilitating Experiential Trauma Information Training

Published: April 5, 2018

Training Opportunity

REGISTER TODAY for this free 1-day training!

Friday, May 18, 2018
8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Bunn Auditorium
HSHS St. John’s Hospital
800 E Carpenter Street
Springfield, Illinois 62769

Sponsored by the Illinois Family Violence Coordinating Council

LEARN TO: 

  • Explain the difference between cognitive thinking and experiential memory for victims of trauma.
  • Deliver the results of decades of neuroscience research as it relates to traumatization.
  • Define a newly recognized class of evidence called psycho-physiological evidence.
  • Identify the elements of the Forensic Experiential Trauma Interview process. 

PRESENTERS:

Russell Strand, Executive Director of Certified FETI and Co-Founder/Managing Partner of Strand Holistic Innovative Forensic Techniques (SHIFT) LLC. Mr. Strand is an internationally recognized expert on child abuse and sexual assault investigations, domestic violence intervention, human trafficking, critical incident peer support, forensic interviews, trauma response, and culture change. He is the creator of the Forensic Experiential Trauma Interview.

Myra Ferechil, Co-Founder/Managing Partner of Strand Holistic Innovative Forensic Techniques LLC. SHIFT’s mission is to dramatically shift the paradigm to improve societal responses to individuals who have experienced trauma, victimization, and other complex experiences. Ms. Ferechil provides consultation, training, and assistance to agencies and service providers.

SUGGESTED TRAINING PARTICIPANTS:

  • Law enforcement personnel
  • Prosecutors
  • Victim advocates
  • Judges
  • Probation
  • Social service staff
  • Public defenders
  • Mediators
  • Public health professionals
  • Attorneys

Continuing Education Credits for CDVP, CPAIP, LPC/LCPC, and LSW/LCSW will be awarded through sponsorship from the Illinois Coalition Against Domestic Violence pending approval.

Space is limited. Register today!




news  |   TRAINING FOR 911 TELECOMMUNICATORS: PROMISING PRACTICES TOOLKIT

Published: June 24, 2016

911 telecommunicators are often the first point of contact for victims of family violence. By understanding the many issues and behaviors involved in family violence, 911 telecommunicators can swiftly identify the most appropriate responses.




grant programs  |   Victim Assistance Discretionary Grant Training (VADGT) Program

Published: January 22, 2016
Under this award, the Office for Victims of Crime (OVC) made $25 million available to eligible state victim assistance programs to apply for noncompetitive funding to support training and technical assistance for victim assistance service providers and others who work with crime victims. Illinois was awarded $946,913 for federal fiscal year 2015.



news  |   Register: State & Local Anti-Terrorism Training Program workshop

Published: August 27, 2015

SLATT invites you to its Investigative/Intelligence Workshop, September 15-17 in Urbana.




systems/infonet  |   Infonet Users Training Webinar: FY16 InfoNet Modifications for Gender Identity and Sexual Orientation Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Infonet Users Training Webinar: FY16 InfoNet Modifications for Gender Identity and Sexual Orientation Tuesday, June 23, 2015

sites  |   Swift, Certain and Fair Supervision - Training for Courts, Community Corrections, Law Enforcement

Courts, community corrections, and law enforcement agencies across the country have used Swift, Certain, and Fair (SCF) guiding supervision principles to reduce re-offending, arrest, incarceration, and jail and prison violence. The Illinois Criminal Justice Information Authority invites members of state and local community corrections, law enforcement, court, and service provider agencies to a FREE training event on implementing SCF strategies to reduce recidivism in the community and increase safety in correctional facilities.