Metropolitan State University
Graduate Certificate, Project Management 2015 - 2016
St. Cloud State University
Master's Degree, Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration 1985 - 1988
St. Cloud State University
Bachelor's Degree, Criminal Justice and Corrections 1983 - 1985
International Training School on Core Correctional Skills
Trainer and coordinator behind the International Training School on Core Correctional Skills. Based on the training kit of the same name by Professor Ioan Durnescu of the University of Bucharest, the ITSCCS was established 2021. The Core Correctional Skills training kit focuses on developing five of the most important practices that are associated in literature with desistance or reduced reoffending: how to build up a working alliance; pro-social modelling; problem solving; motivational interviewing and cognitive restructuring.
American Institute for the Advancement of Forensic Studies
Speaker and Expert Columnist
Part of a team of professionals who give continuing education presentations. Writes a quarterly Forensic Mental Health Insider as to Evidence Based Practices (EBP) in Corrections.
Concordia University, St. Paul, Minnesota
Designed and have thought several courses at both the undergraduate and graduate level. These include Correctional ideals, Criminal Justice and the Media, Criminal Justice and Media Relations (Graduate Level), and Correctional Design in a Changing World(Graduate Level).
Metropolitan State University, St. Paul, Minnesota
Teach the course CSJ 300-Correction and Community Corrections.
Part of the team of faculty members teaching the Evidence Based Practices (EBP) Corrections Professional Certificate Program.
Experienced Corrections Practitioner since 1988
Develop comprehensive long and short-rage plans, projects and programs.
Develop recommendations on policies, procedures, and service specifically as to the implementation of Evidence Based Practices (EBP).
Analyze trends, research data and changes in laws, rules and regulations to determine the impact on the agency.
Concordia University-St. Paul, Minnesota
The Criminal Justice Advisory Board convenes to help guide the future of CJ programming at Concordia University.
Provide and share my insight, professional experience and organizational knowledge to help ensure that Concordia University continues to provide a responsive and relevant curriculum which will nurture future leaders in the Criminal Justice fields of service.
Higher Ground Academy-St. Paul, Minnesota
Spoke monthly to a primarily East African student regarding Criminal Justice issues, so as to reduce misconceptions and foster a positive dialogue.
Many students were inspired to inquire as to future careers in the field of Criminal Justice.
As organized by the Center for Legal Studies and Specialized Training, European Strategies Consulting, the Confederation of European Probation and the University of Barcelona.
Based on the training kit of the same name by Professor Ioan Durnescu of the University of Bucharest, the ITSCCS was established 2021. The Core Correctional Skills training kit focuses on developing five of the most important practices that are associated in literature with desistance or reduced reoffending: how to build up a working alliance; pro-social modelling; problem solving; motivational interviewing and cognitive restructuring.
The DRAOR contains dynamic stable, acute and protective factors that assist staff in identifying and responding to change in the risk of reoffending and desistance from crime.
The DRAOR is scored using information obtained from interviews with the individuals, their
families and partners, reports from treatment providers and other applicable persons such as the
The total score for the DRAOR is calculated by adding the stable and acute scores and then subtracting the protective total.
The basis for this instrument is the ‘risk-needs-responsivity’ model, which categorizes interventions based on risk and changing needs.
Cognitive-Behavioral Interventions for Employment (CBI-EMP) is designed for criminal and juvenile involved
individuals who are moderate to high need in the area of employment. The curriculum integrates cognitive-
behavioral interventions with more traditional employment approaches. The program teaches individuals how to
identify and manage high risk situations related to obtaining and maintaining employment.
Heavy emphasis is
placed on skill building activities to assist with cognitive, social, emotional, and coping skill development for the
work environment. Using a modified closed group format with multiple entry points, the curriculum is designed
to allow for flexibility across various service settings and intervention lengths.
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