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Mental health exams for Juvenile Justice workers

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jmartin:
The MMPI has been utilized extensively for assisting agencies in trying to determine which personality types they feel are best suited to work with youth, but like any pre-service tool, they are only as good as the supporting training and culture an agency provides to deter negative events from employees... full thread

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Building a Culture of Trust within the Organization

Carl ToersBijns
Today’s society is suffering the same phenomena as those who work inside prisons. There appears to be a lack of trust between the public and law enforcement that has driven a wedge between them which seems to be getting wider by the day. Not pertinent to all communities, it shows a serious problem developing as trust is an intangible value that is needed to get the job done and get it done right... full story

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Juvenile Detention Officer II

Provides direct supervision to youths in a 24-hour detention facility to ensure the health, safety and welfare of each youth is in compliance with departmental policies and procedures and all applicable standards. Provides individual and group counseling to all youths to promote and increase personal awareness of responsibilities and alternatives...

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