This year’s OJP conference was a blast. My colleagues and I got to attend multiple breakout sessions. I learned about: Advocating for victims with criminal records A new program providing follow up services to DV related 911 calls Finding help for those who are cyber stalked A new community corrections program to help women abusers, and How the DOC is working to keep victims informed. Keep checking This Side for the in-depth… Read More
Next month, Linda Flanders a retired San Fransisco police officer is giving my colleagues and I a crash course in de-escalation for mental health crises. If you want to check out what she is teaching, you can buy a copy of her book: Crisis Intervention 101: De-escalation Steps for Law Enforcement, First Responders and Everyone Else. For those less inclined to buy a book, stick around. I’ll post a quick summary of what I learned.