Female Offender: Supervision and Management In-Service Training




The inmate populations of today’s Correctional Facilities continue to change. In today’s liability driven world one size does not always fit all individuals and this training can provide keen insight for women inmates.
Today, women make up a sizable number and the approach to housing these inmates must be understood. This course addresses the key “need-to-know” issues that all correctional officers and law enforcement officers should know.
While traditionally mostly male, today’s facilities are seeing more Female Offenders. To assist in the updating of training for correctional officers required to manage, protect and police the Female Offender, the goal of this course is to introduce and highlight the issues that are the driving force behind inappropriate female offender behavior.
While understanding and accommodating the differences between the male and female offender(s), correctional facilities must remain consistent with respect to precise and measured firmness and fairness as it pertains to all offenders.

This course addresses how to:

  • Distinguish the differences and similarities between the male and female offender
  • Recognize the importance of firm boundaries when dealing with the female offender
  • Identify inappropriate behavior often displayed by the female offender in order to get what she wants
  • Understand the need for gender specific programming for the female offender
Each online course is developed from an 8-hour classroom-based curriculum. The average length of our online courses is 90 to 120 minutes.


  • Female Offender: Supervision and Management In-Service Training

    • Introduction to the Female Offender
    • Crime and Incarceration Rates
    • Mental and Physical Health
    • Physical and Sexual Abuse
    • Substance Abuse and Gender Specific Treatment
    • Working with Female Offenders
    • Working with Female Offenders - Part 2
    • Working with Female Offenders - Part 3
    • WIT, Minimum Pre-release Facility
    • Conclusion
    • Module Assessment