LET320 – 4.00 Hours

Schedule

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Address

TEEX-Internet Moodle Campus

Texas A&M University Systems Building
College Station, TX 77845

Instructor

John T McNew III

Start Time

12:01 AM Tuesday, December 01, 2020

This schedule is subject to change without notice. If you have not received confirmation of the class prior to the class start, please contact the division at (800) 423-8433 or ilepse@teex.tamu.edu to get the latest schedule.

Course Description

Proper classification is crucial to the efficient and safe operation of any jail facility. Objective jail classification is the formal process of administering facilities based upon agency resources and inmate program needs. When classification measures are applied consistently, the results will show a reduction in prison infractions resulting in a safer environment for both inmates and staff.

The Texas Commission on Jail Standards (TCJS) implemented the objective jail classification system in 1997. The system uses locally developed and validated instruments, one at intake and another after a period of confinement, that identify the level of risk and needs presented by an inmate so that appropriate housing and program assignments can be made.

This course was developed in cooperation with the Texas Commission on Jail Standards and meets the requirements of TCJS Standard 371.3 training.

This course meets Texas Commission on Law Enforcement (TCOLE) requirements Objective Jail Classification Course #3519.

Prerequisites

There are no prerequisites for this course.

Course Completion Requirements

  • The mandatory completion/duration period for this eCourse is 45 days from the registration.
  • To complete this course you are required to have a computer with internet access.

Online Course Technical Requirements

To successfully complete this online course, you should have access to a computer with the following system requirements:

  • Computer tower or laptop
    • Note: The use of a tablet is not recommended and may result in connectivity issues.
  • Broadband or high-speed internet connection
    • Recommended: Wired connection with at least 2.0 Mbps bandwidth (bi-directional, i.e. sending and receiving)
    • Alternative: Wireless (WiFi) connection
    • Note: The use of a MiFi or mobile hotspot is not recommended and may result in connectivity issues.
  • Current version of web browser
    • Recommended: Mozilla Firefox 52 or higher, Google Chrome 80 or higher
    • Alternatives: Internet Explorer 11, Safari 11 or higher
    • Note: Microsoft Edge is not currently a supported browser.
  • Apple QuickTime Player 10 or higher
  • Adobe Acrobat Reader 10 or higher
  • Adobe Flash 28 or higher

Attendance Requirements

To meet attendance requirements, participants must review each module and complete all required course assignments, activities, quizzes, and or end of course exam.

Topics

  • Basics of Objective Jail Classification
  • Minimum Jail Standards
  • Intake Screening
  • Classification Assessments
  • Classification Audits
  • Discipline, Complaints, and Grievances
  • The Point Additive System and Decision Tree Model

Suggested Audience

  • Agencies responsible for correctional facilities (specifically prisons and jails)
  • Jail administrators, jailers/detention officers, criminal justice system planners, and other officials involved in criminal justice system issues

Continuing Education And Professional Credits

  • 4.00 hours – Texas Commission on Law Enforcement (TCOLE)

Other Information

  • After registering online for this course, you will receive an email with instructions for getting started. If you do not receive a confirmation within one hour, please contact us at (979) 845-6677 or ilepse@teex.tamu.edu.

Visit the TCJS website to learn more about the Texas Commission on Jail Standards.

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