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Published on Apr 9, 2014
In order to address "the ways we think about prison and how that can change prison," the focus must be on how we think about prisoners and prison staff, and employing the most advanced and scientifically-proven methods for creating sustainable behavior change in both. Professionals, or Pros, should be the only ones dealing with Convicts, or Cons. Cons we have, Pros are what we need.
Sean is a leading voice in criminal justice advancements through his advocacy of --and expertise in—implementing evidence-based practices in U.S. probation and corrections. An active and engaging presenter and trainer, Sean has 15 years of experience working with over 85 public and private juvenile and adult justice agencies. He has expert knowledge in the areas of automated risk and needs assessments, case planning systems, evidence-based practices, principles of effective intervention and motivational interviewing. Sean received his law degree from Brigham Young University. He is a member of the Utah State Bar, The Colorado State Bar and the American Bar Association. He is also a member of the Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers and has participated as a member of the Board of Directors of the International Community Corrections Association and a corporate member of the Board of the American Probation and Parole Association.
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