“Tools Talk” Series – A Discussion Among Practitioners

Join us for a free webinar series on the use of cognitive tools to improve the success of those on supervision. These webinars will feature national colleagues who have reengineered their policies, practices, and organizational culture to incorporate the use of cognitive tools in their case management work. Panelists will discuss strategies and tips to foster routine, high-fidelity use of cognitive tools.


Webinar Facilitators

Mark Carey and Susan Burke
The Carey Group


Webinar #1

This webinar addressed the use of cognitive tools with adults under community supervision.

The webinar was held Thursday, September 17, 2020.

Practitioner Panelists - Webinar #1

  • Ana María Bermúdez, Commissioner, New York City Department of Probation
  • Karen Buck, Evidence Based Practice Administrator, North Carolina Department of Public Safety
  • Chris Cunningham, Director of Community Corrections, Grant County, Indiana
  • George Pettigrew, Justice Reinvestment Administrator, North Carolina Department of Public Safety
  • Jason Potts, Probation Supervisor, Franklin County Common Pleas, Ohio
  • Melissa Stephenson, Director of Correctional Services, Grant County, Indiana

Watch Webinar #1


Webinar #2

This webinar will address the use of cognitive tools with youth under community supervision.

This webinar was held Wednesday, September 30, 2020.

Practitioner Panelists - Webinar #2

  • Elizabeth (Beth) Fritz, Chief Juvenile Probation Officer, Lehigh County, Pennsylvania
  • Stacy Ledvina, Social Work Supervisor, Manitowoc County Human Services Department, Wisconsin
  • Greg Moore, Juvenile Probation Officer, Lehigh County, Pennsylvania
  • Carlos Sabuco, Chief Probation Officer, 3rd District Juvenile Court, Utah

Watch Webinar #2


Webinar #3

This webinar addressed the use of cognitive tools in (youth and adult) residential and day reporting settings.

The webinar was held Friday, October 23, 2020.

Practitioner Panelists - Webinar #3

  • Nick Birchard, Deputy Chief Probation Officer, Santa Clara County Institution Services Division, California
  • Mike Butkovich, Program Director, Office of Correctional Facilities, Utah Division of Juvenile Justice Services
  • Jim Hunt, Re-Entry Monitor, Indiana Department of Corrections
  • Amanda Lightfoote, Northern California Area Manager, Reentry Services, The Geo Group, Inc.
  • John Mather, Executive Director of Programs and Re-Entry Readiness, Indiana Department of Correction

Watch Webinar #3