ERIC Number: ED353422
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1989-Aug
AIDS and HIV Training and Education in Criminal Justice Agencies. AIDS Bulletin.
Hammett, Theodore M.
This bulletin summarizes key elements of an effective AIDS training and education program for law enforcement and corrections personnel. First, these key elements of training and education for criminal justice personnel are discussed: staff participation in materials development; timely and frequent training; mandatory training; live training by knowledgeable trainers; training keyed to criminal justice and law enforcement; avoiding alarmism and complacency; and the positive influence of criminal justice personnel as educators in the community. Two figures list recommended subjects for law enforcement AIDS training and education programs and educational and action messages for AIDS-related training that correspond to specified issues/concerns. Second, key elements of training and education for offenders are summarized: live training presentations and videotapes; individual counseling; prerelease training; inmate newspapers; content of offender training: sexual activities and needle sharing; and training and education in jail. Definitions and means of transmission of HIV infection and AIDS are highlighted in a box. (YLB)
Descriptors: Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome, Adult Education, Correctional Education, Correctional Institutions, Disease Control, Health Education, Health Promotion, Human Services, Job Training, Law Enforcement, Physical Health, Police Education, Preventive Medicine, Prisoners, Program Content, Program Development, Public Health
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Department of Justice, Washington, DC. Office of Justice Programs.