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Distance Learning Modules

We have more than ten distance learning modules available. Each distance learning module is facilitated by one of our Research Associates and includes clear learning objectives, a review of research, a discussion of application to practice, interactive participation activities, and post-tests.

Other courses have been developed or adapted for specific projects and/or agencies. All course materials can be accessed via the Internet on the University of Cincinnati Blackboard Learning System, or agencies may host them on their own websites. 

Distance learning modules are self-administered, and can also be supplemented with individual homework assignments and/or group action planning exercises. UCCI staff will then review submissions and provide feedback via video conference.

Current Modules:     

  • Overview of “What Works” in Reducing Recidivism
  • Offender Classification and Risk/Need Assessments
  • Introduction to Cognitive Behavioral Interventions
  • Assessing and Addressing Specific Responsivity Factors
  • Case Planning/Managing the Treatment Continuum
  • Core Correctional Practices
  • Behavioral Practices
  • Aftercare/Involving Families in Correctional Treatment Interventions
  • Program Implementation
  • Quality Assurance and Evaluation
  • Treating Substance Abuse in Offender Populations
  • Special Populations: “What Works” with Youthful Offenders
  • Special Populations: “What Works” with Female Offenders
  • Staff Effectiveness/Characteristics

Modules in Development:

  • “What Works” in Changing Offender Behavior: Interview Skills
  •  “What Works” in Cognitive Behavioral Intervention Strategies and Curricula
  • “What Works” in Dosage
  • “What Works” in Group Facilitation Skills
  • “What Works” in Incorporating Motivational Techniques
  • Working with Special Populations: Effective Community Supervision Strategies
  • Working with Special Populations: Female Offenders
  • Working with Special Populations: Mentally Ill Offenders
  • Working with Special Populations: Pre-trial Offenders
  • Working with Special Populations: Sex Offenders
  • Working with Special Populations: Trauma Informed Care