Fair & Impartial Policing

Probation Professionals

Training Programs

Probation Professionals

(8 hours, 30 attendees)

The Fair & Impartial Policing (FIP) training programs apply the modern science of bias to decision-making; it educates training participants on the impact of implicit bias on their perceptions and gives them the skills they need to reduce and manage their biases. This seminal, science-based training program is now customized specifically for Juvenile and Adult Probation Professionals.

The Fair and Impartial Probation Training Program (8 Hours) helps participants to:

  • Understand that even well-intentioned people have biases;
  • Understand how implicit biases impact on what we perceive/see and can (unless prevented) impact on what we do;
  • Understand that fair & impartial decision-making leads to more accurate, effective and just outcomes; and,
  • Use tools that help him/her (1) recognize his/her conscious and implicit biases, and (2) implement “controlled” (unbiased) behavioral responses.

In addition, the training addresses the critical role of supervisors and helps them to:

  • Identify subordinate behavior that may be biased–including those well-meaning probation officers whose biased behavior may not be consciously produced;
  • Intervene with officers to thwart biased behavior and;
  • Consider how bias might manifest in their own operational and managerial decision-making.

The training curriculum address, not just racial/ethnic bias, but biases based on other factors, such as gender, sexual orientation, religion, socio-economic status and examines types of biases and their implications for decision-making, including implicit associations, attentional bias, confirmation bias, and we/they bias.