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Thursday, January 4, 2024

Religion, Medical, Mental Health

Start Date: 3/28/2024 8:00 AM EDT
End Date: 3/29/2024 5:00 PM EDT

Venue Name: San Bernardino County

9478 Etiwanda Ave.
Rancho Cucamonga, CA  United States  91739

Organization Name: American Jail Association

Lori Bachtell
Email: lorib@aja.org
Phone: (301) 857-2620

What’s on Your Legal Agenda in 2024? 
Religion, Medical, Mental Health and Use of Force Issues
When: March 28 - 29, 2024
Time: 8 am - 5 pm
Host: San Bernardino County
Address: 9478 Etiwanda Ave / Rancho Cucamonga, CA 91739 
Instructor: Gerard Horgan

Program Cost: Member: $375.00 / Nonmember: $425.00 

Course Overview:
  Corrections in America has changed significantly over the past few years.  We have been tasked with doing more with less while ensuring the constitutional rights of the men and women in our custody are ensured.   This 12 hour training will cover topics such as religious rights, medical and mental health challenges, the use of force, court testimony, and recent cases from around the country.  We will also discuss strategies to reduce your legal risks. 

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Instructor Bio:

Gerard Horgan began his 31 year career in corrections at the Suffolk County Sheriff’s Department where he was Director of Human Resources, Deputy Superintendent, and Superintendent/Special Sheriff at both the Nashua Street Jail and the South Bay House of Correction.  Horgan also served as the Superintendent of Jail Operations and Special Sheriff at the Norfolk Sheriff’s Office from 2013 to 2018.  In these roles, he supervised all Uniformed, Programs, Medical, Mental Health, HR, Fiscal, Legal, Classification and other Administrative staff.  Horgan oversaw the daily operation of the facility and serves as a liaison to federal, state and local law enforcement agencies and the courts.  Horgan served as a member of the Governor’s Special Commission on Correctional Funding in Massachusetts and he has worked with the Massachusetts Sheriff’s Association on the compliance efforts with the Criminal Justice Reform Act of 2018. He also provides consulting services to a number of Sheriff’s offices on legal and operational issues. 
Horgan, a Certified Jail Manager, is a graduate of Northeastern University where he earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science with a concentration in Public Administration and of Suffolk University Law School.  He was admitted to the Massachusetts Bar in 1994.  For the past seventeen  years, Horgan has been an Adjunct Professor the University of Massachusetts Boston where he teaches courses in corrections and criminal justice.  He has taught numerous classes to corrections staff at Suffolk County, Norfolk County, Hampden County, Worcester County and the Massachusetts Sheriff’s Association. He has presented at the American Jail Association Conference in the area of liability and risk management, the use of force, medical and mental health issues, and religious right.  Horgan has conducted national webinars for LexisNexis and the AJA as well as in person trainings for the Kentucky Jailers Association and for the AJA in Nebraska, Kansas, Mississippi, North Carolina, California, Colorado, South Carolina, Alabama and Virginia over the past decade.  

A minimum number of participants are needed to hold our workshops.  You may cancel up to five business days prior to the Professional Development WorkshopNo refunds will be given for cancellations received five or less business days before the class.  All cancellations are subject to a $50 service fee.  Your cancellation must be received in writing via fax or e-mail.  Substitutions are acceptable.  "No Shows" will be charged at the applicable rate. It is strongly recommended that participants DO NOT purchase airline tickets without first contacting AJA to confirm program availability.  Workshops begin at 8:00 AM and usually go until 5:00 PM (unless otherwise noted).

Online Registration

Registration is Closed
Closed: 3/20/2024 10:00 AM

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