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Integrating Social Skills into Criminal Justice Interactions: Case Studies

Hosted by Justice Clearinghouse 

This webinar will provide a detailed breakdown of several cases of the integration of social skills instruction into daily interactions of justice professionals with their clients and colleagues.

After a brief review of recommended approaches to helping people learn how to successfully navigate the social expectations of the criminal justice environment, the webinar will model several cases of doing so.

The cases will present all levels of the process from initial evaluation of social skills needs, planning, and execution of the teaching with the client.  Case studies will represent a variety of professional-client relationships and settings.


Wes Dotson is an Associate Professor in the Special Education Department in the College of Education and the Director of Applied Behavior Intervention Services at the Thompson Center for Autism & Neurodevelopmental Disorders at the University of Missouri. After earning his Ph.D. in Behavioral Psychology in 2010 from the University of Kansas, he spent ten years at Texas Tech University and the Burkhart Center for Autism before coming to Missouri.  He has been a BCBA since 2008.  He has spent over 20 years in special education and clinical practice, working with individuals with autism and other developmental disabilities of all ages across school, clinic, home, community, and residential treatment settings.  His primary areas of research and practice are social skills, relationship development, and successful life outcomes for adolescents and young adults with autism, as well as the preparation of teachers and other professionals to work successfully with individuals on the spectrum.

Upcoming Dates

  • Thursday, July 14, 2022, 1:00 - 2:15 pm