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Friday, March 29, 2024

Objective Jail Classification

Start Date: 3/27/2024 8:00 AM EDT
End Date: 3/29/2024 2:00 PM EDT

Venue Name: University of Akron

Medina County University Center
6300 Technology Lane
Medina, OH  United States  44256

Organization Name: American Jail Association

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

Objective Jail Classification

When: March 27 - 29, 2024
Host: Medina County Sheriff's Office
Time: 8 am - 5 pm (First and Second day)
Time: 8 am - 2 pm (Third day)
Place: University of Akron, Medina County University Center / 6300 Technology Lane / Medina, OH
Instructor: Mandy Lambert

Program Cost: Member: $475.00 / Nonmember: $525.00 
This workshop provides participants with best business practices that are supported through research, evidence and case law in implementing an Objective Jail Classification process.  The workshop will begin with a basic overview of the fundamentals of OJC and will advance into housing plans for special populations, needs assessments, reclassification of offenders, disciplinary infractions, keep separates, gangs, protective custody, programming, re-entry and sustainability of an implemented Objective Jail Classification process.  The workshop will guide participants in the development of policies, procedures, and data collection relevant to classification, reclassification, and housing plans.  The workshop will identify stakeholders that can provide funding, leadership, training, and programs to support a progressive approach to mitigating risk.  Attendees will be provided a case study to classify, house, re-classify, and provide programs and re-entry services during this 3-day workshop.

At the end of this course, participants will:
  • Understand the correlation between identifying risk and need with reducing liability
  • Identify valid criteria to assess risk
  • Understand the components of an Inmate Behavior Management process
  • Correlate the need of data collecting relevant to an inmate housing plan
  • Develop an action plan through an agency self-evaluation
Major Mandy Lambert, CJM

 Mandy retired as Major in January 2022 from the Prince William-Manassas Regional Adult Detention Center in Manassas, Virginia. She was the Director of Support Services and the Co-Coordinator for Evidence Based Decision Making Stakeholders Committee; studying the Criminal Justice System and facilitating and guiding system wide collaboration.  Mandy is a national expert in Objective Jail Classification and has provided expert legal opinions for the Commonwealth of Virginia and the State of Ohio.  She provides technical assistance and training on behalf of the National Institute of Corrections, American Jail Association and independently.  Mandy provides Leadership, Operations, Objective Jail Classification, Inmate Housing and Behavior Management to Jails across the Country.  She has assisted small, medium, and large facilities with meeting and exceeding standards of compliance with local, state and federal standards. Mandy has been successful in the implementation of mental health diversion, Crisis Intervention in Jails, introduction of Peer Navigators, early identification and intervention of Opioid users, Naloxone administration and implemented Medication Assisted Treatment in her facility.  She served on the State Standards Committee for Building and Design for new or expansion of jail facilities and Mental and Behavioral Health Standards for the Commonwealth of Virginia. She was the project manager for a 110,000 sq. foot expansion that will include a mental health wing, classification unit, general housing and a warehouse.  

Additional Information: 

The most convenient airport in the area is Cleveland Hopkins Airport (CLE), https://www.clevelandairport.com/ 
which is a 40 minute drive to the campus and 23 minutes to the hotel. Additionally, there is Akron-Canton Airport
(CAK) https://www.akroncantonairport.com/ which is a 42 minute drive to the campus and 40 minutes to the hotels.

Hotel Information:
Holiday Inn Express which is right off the highway.
Hampton Inn https://www.hilton.com/en/hotels/cakmdhx-hampton-medina/
Fairfield Inn https://www.marriott.com/en-us/hotels/clemd-fairfield-inn-and-suites-medina/overview/
All hotels are in the same area, off I71 and Rt. 18. They are an 18 minute drive to the campus.
A minimum number of participants are needed to hold our workshop.  You may cancel up to five business days prior to the Professional Development workshop .  No 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: 3/26/2024 11:09 AM

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