Corrections & Criminal Justice Professionals
DESERT WATERS CORRECTIONAL OUTREACH (DWCO)
The mission of DWCO is to increase the occupational, personal and family well-being of corrections and detention staff. DWCO is comprised of mental health professionals, retired correctional staff, and other concerned citizens who care about corrections and detention staff and their families.
THE CORRECTIONS VENTLINE
Working in corrections or detention can be highly stressful. The ripple effects of work pressures can affect your home life. Sometimes you and your loved ones need a safety valve, a place to vent. At other times you may need support to handle situations which at the time might seem overwhelming. Through the Corrections Ventline, the DWCO offers you a "listening ear," a steadying hand, and a safe place to explore your feelings, thoughts and options. All staff of correctional and detention facilities, as well as community corrections staff, parole, and probation, and their significant others can call the Corrections Ventline.
The Corrections Ventline offers:
- Specialization in corrections concerns
- Supportive listening
- Exploration of options
- Referrals to resources
Ventline Topics include:
- Feelings of anger, loneliness, sadness, worry, fear
- Job frustrations and pressures at work
- Frightening episodes at work
- Relationship concerns
- Separation or divorce
- Domestic violence
- Financial concerns
- Health concerns
- Substance abuse
- Or just to talk
Call 1-866-YOU-VENT (1-866-968-8368) or email at email@example.com
CORRECTIONS STAFF FELLOWSHIP (CSF)
CSF is a unique, faith-based association of corrections staff working in probation, prisons and parole. The mission of CSF is to encourage corrections staff to be men and women of integrity; to equip and encourage them to integrate their faith and values in their career; and to strive toward the highest standards of ethics and professionalism in corrections.
AMERICAN CORRECTIONAL OFFICER
The mission and purpose of the American Correctional Officer (ACO) is to promote the well-being and safety of publicly employed correctional officers and corrections professionals. http://www.cointel.net/
CORRECTIONAL PEACH OFFICER FOUNDATION
The purpose of the Correctional Peace Officers (CPO) Foundation, Inc. is to operate and maintain a general fund for the perpetuation of the memory of those correctional peace officers killed in the line of duty; to provide for their spouses, children or othr beneficiaries; and to promote and project a positive image of the corrections profession, both internally and to the general public.
"Staying Well: Strategies for Corrections Staff"
by Caterina Spinaris Tudor
NEW IPM LIBRARY BOOKLET!
As a correctional officer, you operate in an environment of chronic stress, continual alertness, and the ever-present possibility of violence. Gradually this exposure breeds symptoms of distress. You may feel that you need both permission to safely acknowledge your struggles and effective practical tools for dealing with the impact of your job. This fourth booklet in the Institute for Prison Ministries Library provides you with information to increase your awareness of how your job may be changing you and ways to eal with those changes.