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2017 Calendar

Date Event Location Court Program(s)
February 21-22, 2017 Carey Guides/BITS - Full Bartholomew County Probation
March 2, 2017 CSAMS Exam and Probation Exam 30 S. Meridian St. 9th Floor A&D / Probation
March 7-8, 2017 PSC Staff Orientation 30 S. Meridian St, 8th Floor PSC
March 8-9, 2017 A&D Staff Orientation 30 S. Meridian St, 8th Floor A&D
March 10, 2017 A&D Assessment and Interviewing 30 S. Meridian St, 8th Floor A&D
March 13-14, 2017 Carey Guides/BITS Noble County Probation
March 21-22, 2017 A&D Criminal Justice Training 30 S. Meridian St, 8th Floor A&D
March 21-23, 2017 New Probation Officer Orientation 30 S. Meridian St, 8th Floor Probation
March 28-29, 2017 Carey Guides/BITS Sullivan County Probation
April 6, 2017 CSAMS Exam and Probation Exam 30 S. Meridian St. 9th Floor A&D / Probation
April 25-26, 2017 Carey Guides/BITS Warrick County Probation
May 2-3, 2017 A&D Substance Abuse Characteristics 30 S. Meridian St, 8th Floor A&D
May 4, 2017 CSAMS Exam and Probation Exam 30 S. Meridian St. 9th Floor A&D / Probation
May 16-17, 2017 Probation Officer Annual Meeting Convention Center Probation
June 1, 2017 CSAMS Exam and Probation Exam 30 S. Meridian St. 9th Floor A&D / Probation
July 6, 2017 CSAMS Exam and Probation Exam 30 S. Meridian St. 9th Floor A&D / Probation
August 3, 2017 CSAMS Exam and Probation Exam 30 S. Meridian St. 9th Floor A&D / Probation
August 8, 2017 New Coordinator Orientation 30 S. Meridian St. 9th Floor PSC
August 9, 2017 New Director Orientation 30 S. Meridian St. 9th Floor A&D
August 24-25, 2017 Justice Services Conference Convention Center A&D / PSC
August 29-30, 2017 PSC Staff Orientation 30 S. Meridian St, 8th Floor PSC
August 30-31 A&D Staff Orientation 30 S. Meridian St, 8th Floor A&D
September 1, 2017 A&D Assessment and Interviewing 30 S. Meridian St, 8th Floor A&D
September 7, 2017 CSAMS Exam and Probation Exam 30 S. Meridian St. 9th Floor A&D / Probation
October 5, 2017 CSAMS Exam and Probation Exam 30 S. Meridian St. 9th Floor A&D / Probation
October 11-12, 2017 A&D Criminal Justice Training 30 S. Meridian St, 8th Floor A&D
October 11-13, 2017 New Probation Officer Academy 30 S. Meridian St, 8th Floor Probation
November 2, 2017 CSAMS Exam and Probation Exam 30 S. Meridian St. 9th Floor A&D / Probation
December 7, 2017 CSAMS Exam and Probation Exam 30 S. Meridian St. 9th Floor A&D / Probation

The Indiana Office of Court Services offers several trainings for probation officers, certified court alcohol and drug staff, and certified problem-solving courts. A description of each training is listed below. To request a training, please click this Request for Training link.


Carey Guides/BITS Training Description (2 days): We are currently only providing electronic licenses to probation officers and IDOC will provide electronic licenses for community corrections staff that attend the training.
A skills-based training for line staff and supervisors on the use of Carey Group Publishing’s Carey Guides and BITS (Brief Intervention Tools) to effectively address offender skill deficits, criminogenic needs, and enhance case management through these interventions. The objectives include becoming familiar with the Carey Guides and BITS, understanding how to use the tools effectively, and developing skills to use the Carey Guides and BITS as interventions in one-on-one sessions.

Case Management Training Description (3 days):
The case management training is designed to give probation officers the skills necessary to develop high quality, assessment-driven offender case plans.   The specific topics covered in this training include: reviewing the foundational case management skills, developing an effective case plan, engaging an offender in the case planning process, and making use of community resources.  All participants will be provided with workbooks, have the opportunity to practice each of the skills, and receive feedback on their performance.

EPICS Training Description (3 days + 5 coaching sessions): *pre-requisition - Case Management Training
The EPICS model is designed to teach probation officers how to apply the principles of effective intervention and core correctional practices within the context of their one-on-one contact sessions with offenders.  The EPICS model is designed to use a combination of monitoring, referrals, and face-to-face interactions to provide the offender with a sufficient dosage of treatment interventions and make the best possible use of time to develop a collaborative working relationship.  Furthermore, the model helps translate the risk, need, and responsivity principles into practice.  Probation officers are taught to increase the dosage of services to higher risk offenders, stay focused on criminogenic needs (especially the thought-behavior link), and use a social learning, cognitive-behavioral approach in their interactions with offenders.  With the EPICs model, officers are taught to follow a structured approach to their interactions with offenders.

EPICS Coaching Sessions and Audio-Recordings (5 sessions):
Five coaching sessions will occur after the initial EPICS training at a rate of approximately one every 4-6 weeks.  Each coaching session has two components:

 (1) a pre-coaching conference call for supervisors; and
 (2) a video conference call for officers and supervisors.

In addition, participants must also submit one audiotape per coaching session (five total).  It is the supervisor’s responsibility to ensure that all of the audio-recordings are uploaded to the website on time.

Trained reviewers will code the audiotapes for level of adherence to core correctional practices.  Officers will receive written feedback on their audiotapes from the coaching sessions, which will indicate which components the officer satisfactorily completed and which components need improvement.  The scores from these tapes will also be used to develop a skill profile for each officer for the purposes of evaluating the effectiveness of use of skills on recidivism.

Real Colors® (2-4 hours):
Real Colors® is a dynamic workshop experience using a personality type test. The goal is to provide participants with the skills to: understand human behavior, uncover motivators specific to each temperament, and improve communication with others. The basis of this workshop is the Real Colors® Personality Type Test: a user-friendly, intuitive tool that identifies four personality types common to all people—Gold, Green, Blue, and Orange. Participants will gain an understanding of the four colors (each corresponding to a personality type), discover where they fall as an individual on the Real Colors spectrum, learn to recognize characteristics of each of the four colors, and discuss with fellow workshop participants what it’s like to be each color. Departments are responsible for the costs of the assessment booklets plus shipping and handling.

A separate training form is required for each training requested.