Performance Outcome 8.1.

Maintain a professional appearance with respect to clothing, hygiene, grooming, and equipment

Training Objectives Related to 8.1.

1. Given a practical exercise, the trainee will be inspected daily to meet academy standards for clothing, hygiene, grooming, and equipment.

Criteria: The trainee will be tested on the following:

8.1.1. Identify professional appearance, clothing, hygiene, and grooming.

8.1.2. Identify professional appearance for a trainee’s personal equipment

Lesson Plan Guide: The lesson plan shall include the following:

1. Identify the importance of maintaining a professional appearance

a. Clothing

1. Authorized

2. Unauthorized

b. Hygiene

c. Grooming

d. Public perception

2. Identify requirements for the care and maintenance of authorized issued equipment

Performance Outcome 8.2.

Behave in a fair and positive manner to develop and maintain a trusting interaction with the staff, residents, community, and visitors.

Training Objectives Related to 8.2.

Criteria: The trainee shall be tested on the following:

8.2.1. Identify reasons to foster a positive relationship between the juvenile justice environment and the public

8.2.2. Identify principles that define a profession

8.2.3. Identify historical evolution of juvenile justice system in the United States

8.2.4. Identify three elements of the juvenile justice system

8.2.5. Identify the place of juvenile correctional facilities and juvenile justice in the structure of government

8.2.6. Identify general principles of ethics; Code of ethics: dedication Code of ethics: behavior Code of ethics: career development

8.2.7. Identify methods of handling violations of professional, ethical, or legal standards of conduct on the part of fellow trainees, officers or staff

8.2.8. Identify positive and negative aspects of discretionary enforcement policies and procedures

8.2.9. Identify positive and negative influences of a juvenile justice career on a trainee/officer’s personal life

 Lesson Plan Guide: The lesson plan shall include the following:

1. Identify principles that define a profession.

2. Identify the historical evolution of the juvenile system in the United States.

3. Identify the three elements of the juvenile justice system:

a. Law Enforcement

b. Courts

c. Corrections           

4. Identify the place of the juvenile justice system and juvenile justice in the structure of government.

5. Identify and define the role of ethics and/or integrity:

a. Two general principles of ethics and/or integrity that may assist a trainee in making ethical judgments

b. Code of conduct and its impact on the following:

1. Behavior on duty

a. Reverence and obedience for the rules and regulations of the agency

b. Crime prevention

  c. Respect for the staff, resident, community, and visitors

  d. Impartial enforcement of agency rules and regulations

  e. Attempt to use minimum force necessary to effect resolution to an incident

f. Report only the truth

g. Testify only the truth

h. Never use residents, staff, or position for private gain

i. Strive to perform at maximum efficiency

j. Never misuse juvenile correctional resources or confidential information

k. Encourage and reinforce positive behavior

2.  Behavior off duty

a Practice good citizenship, i.e., youth volunteer work, assist neighbors, be active in schools, etc

b. Maintain self-control and discipline avoiding disputes, excessive use of alcohol, illegal gambling and prejudicial conduct with people of different ethnic, religious, and sexual preferences, etc.

3. Dedication

a. Self (taking care of you will help you care for others)

b. Family

c. Agency

d. Community

e. State

f. Country

4. Career development

a. Training

b. Resources for individual efforts

1. Reading

2. Seeking out additional juvenile correctional officer training

3. Using educational resources such as college courses

5. Identify three positive and negative influences on a trainee’s personal life:

a. Positive influences include, but are not limited to

1. Being a role model to family and community

2. Honor and respect family, community, and its citizens

3. Obey laws, rules, and regulations

4. Safeguarding the principles of our nation and state

6. Others as may be identified

a. Negative influences include, but are not limited to

1. Mental and physical stress

2. Divorce or strains on family interactions

3. Alcoholism and/or drug abuse

4. Mental health problems ranging from chronic stress to depression with the possibility of suicide

5. Illegal gambling

6. Others as may be identified

c. Bias

1. Define bias

2. Define discrimination 

3. Consequences of bias based supervision

4. Others as may be identified