The Illinois Law Enforcement Training and Standards Board Executive Institute (ILETSBEI) is the research and technical assistance arm of the state agency the mandates training for law enforcement and corrections officers throughout Illinois. The ILETSBEI focuses on leadership in the criminal justice system through provision of a number of training opportunities for chiefs, sheriffs, chief executive officers, and others in supervisory roles.
A typical week as a Chaplain in the Salvation Army Correctional Services can vary daily. Some primary responsibilities included conducting chapel services, offering inmate counseling, and teaching small groups. In addition to these duties, I also got the opportunity to write curriculum in anger management with hired staff provided community resources.
The ICA welcomes Dr. Joanne Kurt-Hilditch, Manager of Research and Development for the Illinois Law Enforcement Training and Standards Board Executive Institute (ILETSBEI), as the Director of Special Projects. Dr. Kurt-Hilditch has worked in the field of community corrections, institutional corrections, substance abuse and mental health treatment, higher education, and law enforcement training for the past 23 years.
Illinois college students have been an integral part of the ICA for over a decade, because the field of criminal justice offers a diverse range of employment and career opportunities. Whether corrections, law enforcement, probation/parole, or support professions such as counselling, education, business and finance, or health care and other services,there are many options for students in all disciplines.
Correctional officers have the difficult and often dangerous assignment of ensuring the custody, safety and well-being of the over 600,000 inmates in our Nation's prisons and jails. Their position is essential to the day-to-day operations of these institutions; without them it would be impossible to achieve the foremost institutional goals of security and control.
The ICA is proud to announce that the American Correctional Association has chosen Sherie Arriazola, a graduate of the University of Illinois/Chicago's Criminology, Law, and Justice program and currently a graduate student at Northwestern University, as the recipient of the ACA's Martin Luther King Scholarship for 2014.