“Core Skills for Judges” Webinar Series: Sentencing

Tuition

199

This webinar is presented at no cost to judges. The $199.00 fee will be fully funded by an NJC scholarship.

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Days & Times

8:00 a.m. Hawaii / 10:00 a.m. Alaska / 11:00 a.m. Pacific / 12:00 p.m. Mountain / 1:00 p.m. Central / 2:00 p.m. Eastern

Course Location

Online

Course Fees

Tuition

$199

This webinar is presented at no cost to judges. The $199.00 fee will be fully funded by an NJC scholarship.

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Online

August 28, 2020

Sentencing is one of the most consequential duties you will face as a judge.

Depending on your court of jurisdiction, the community you serve, and the mandates of local sentencing laws, you will be exercising some type of discretion and decision-making about each individual sentence you impose. You want to get it right. You want it to be fair. And you want it to work, not just for the defendant, but for the victim and the community. So what are the tools available to you? Where to start considering the options? Whether dealing with a repeat violent offender, a first time drug user, or a defendant suffering from a mental health disorder, this webinar will help participants develop individual plans for sentencing and utilizing alternatives when appropriate. The participants will take away the tools necessary to creatively use judicial discretion to fashion and implement effective sentences.

This 75-minute online course is part of a Webinar Series of 10 courses through September 30, 2020 focusing on “Core Skills for Judges” aimed at new state court judges, but may also include administrative law judges, tribal court judges and military judges.

Faculty: Judge Margaret Guzman

Tuition

Course $199

This webinar is presented at no cost to judges. The $199.00 fee will be fully funded by an NJC scholarship. $0

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What will I learn?

During this course, you will learn to:

  • Identify theories of sentencing, including why we sentence and does it deliver the results we seek;
  • Identify various types of sentencing available, including incarceration and the alternatives to incarceration, such as diversion programs and specialty courts;
  • Review evidence-based options for various types of offenses; and
  • Identify various forms of technology available to assist with imposing appropriate sentences.
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Depending on your court of jurisdiction, the community you serve, and the mandates of local sentencing laws, you will be exercising some type of discretion and decision-making about each individual sentence you impose. You want to get it right. You want it to be fair. And you want it to work, not just for the defendant, but for the victim and the community. So what are the tools available to you? Where to start considering the options? Whether dealing with a repeat violent offender, a first time drug user, or a defendant suffering from a mental health disorder, this webinar will help participants develop individual plans for sentencing and utilizing alternatives when appropriate. The participants will take away the tools necessary to creatively use judicial discretion to fashion and implement effective sentences.

This 75-minute online course is part of a Webinar Series of 10 courses through September 30, 2020 focusing on “Core Skills for Judges” aimed at new state court judges, but may also include administrative law judges, tribal court judges and military judges.

Faculty: Judge Margaret Guzman

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