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CFCC Partners with American Jail Association to Offer Specialized Training

American Jail Association
WILMINGTON, NC — Cape Fear Community College recently partnered with the American Jail Association to offer Objective Jail Classification training for advanced and challenging populations to participants across the nation.

The training took place at the CFCC North Campus and attracted agencies in North Carolina, Colorado, Illinois, Louisiana, Minnesota, and Virginia to Wilmington to participate.

“Classification of detainees in the nation’s detention facilities is not as simple as finding an open bed,” said CFCC Director of Law Enforcement Programs Tim Fuss. “Much time and care are given to ensure the detainees are safe and that their individual needs are met while incarcerated. Considerations include medical and mental health issues, physical disabilities, and disciplinary challenges.”

The training focused on best practices based on research, evidence, and case law in implementing an objective jail classification (OJC) process. Participants learned how to:

  • Understand the correlation between identifying risk and need with reducing liability
  • Identify valid criteria to assess risk
  • Understand the components of an Inmate Behavior Management process
  • Correlate the need for data collecting relevant to an inmate housing plan
  • Develop an action plan through an agency self-evaluation
  • “The partnership with Cape Fear Community College and the American Jail Association has opened up additional training doors for those that operate our nation’s jails,” said President of American Jail Association Mandy Lambert.

    “Cape Fear Community College is proud to offer training that increases safety of the detention officers and those they serve,” said Jim Morton, CFCC president. “It’s wonderful to know that the training offered here can enhance detention environments nationwide.”

    Cape Fear Community College offers courses year-round training for law enforcement. For more information and future offerings, visit the program’s website or browse their course catalog .

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