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SECOND CHANCES AND SAFER COMMUNITIES MAY 14-16, 2014 Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center 201 Waterfront Street National Harbor, MD 20745

Conference Agenda


The National Reentry Resource Center (NRRC) provides education, training, and technical assistance to states, tribes, territories, local governments, service providers, nonprofit organizations, and corrections institutions working on prisoner reentry. The NRRC is coordinated by the Council of State Governments (CSG) Justice Center, with support from the U.S. Department of Justice’s Bureau of Justice Assistance. The NRRC was established by Congress through the Second Chance Act (Public Law 110-199), which was signed into law on April 9, 2008. The Second Chance Act is designed to improve outcomes for people returning to their communities from prisons and jails. This first-of-its-kind legislation authorizes federal grants to government agencies and nonprofit organizations to provide employment support, substance abuse treatment, housing assistance, family programming, mentoring, outreach to victims, and other services that can help reduce recidivism. The NRRC’s work is also guided by the CSG Justice Center’s key project partners, including the Urban Institute, the Association of State Correctional Administrators, the American Probation and Parole Association, and Shay Bilchik, Director of the Center for Juvenile Justice Reform at Georgetown University’s McCourt School of Public Policy. Additional guidance is provided by advisory committees that include representatives of nearly 100 leading nonprofit organizations and service providers in the reentry field.

Contact the National Reentry Resource Center: 100 Wall Street, 20th Floor New York, NY 10005 (877) 332-1719 email: info@nationalreentryresourcecenter.org website: csgjusticecenter.org/nrrc.


About BJA: The Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA), Office of Justice Programs, U.S. Department of Justice, supports law enforcement, courts, corrections, treatment, victim services, technology, and prevention initiatives that strengthen the nation’s criminal justice system. BJA provides leadership, services, and funding to America’s communities by emphasizing local control; building relationships in the field; developing collaborations and partnerships; promoting capacity building through planning; streamlining the administration of grants; increasing training and technical assistance; creating accountability of projects; encouraging innovation; and ultimately communicating the value of justice efforts to decision makers at every level. Visit www.bja.gov for more information.

About OJJDP: The Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP), a component of the Office of Justice Programs, U.S. Department of Justice, accomplishes its mission by supporting states, local communities, and tribal jurisdictions in their efforts to develop and implement effective programs for juveniles. The Office strives to strengthen the juvenile justice system’s efforts to protect public safety, hold offenders accountable, and provide services that address the needs of youth and their families. Through its components, OJJDP sponsors research, program, and training initiatives; develops priorities and goals and sets policies to guide federal juvenile justice issues; disseminates information about juvenile justice issues; and awards funds to states to support local programming. Visit www.ojjdp.gov for more information.

About the Justice Center: The Council of State Governments (CSG) Justice Center is a national nonprofit organization that serves policymakers at the local, state, and federal levels from all branches of government. It provides practical, nonpartisan advice and consensus-driven strategies—informed by available evidence—to increase public safety and strengthen communities. For more about the CSG Justice Center, see http://csgjusticecenter.org.


Welcome to Second Chances and Safer Communities. The objectives of the conference are to provide 1) a forum for peer-to-peer networking, where reentry leaders from across the nation can meet and discuss challenges and share their experiences; 2) an opportunity for federal grantees and other individuals committed to successful reentry to learn from subjectmatter experts in relevant issue areas and receive on-site technical assistance; and 3) more information about the training and technical assistance available through the National Reentry Resource Center.

Schedule at a Glance Please refer to the maps at the back of the program for room locations.

Wednesday, May 14th At-a-Glance

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8:00 a.m.

Registration Opens (OUTSIDE MARYLAND BALLROOM)

10:00 – 10:30 a.m.

Opening Plenary (MARYLAND BALLROOM)

10:30 – 11:00 a.m.

Address by Michael Botticelli, Acting Director of National Drug Control Policy (MARYLAND BALLROOM)

11:00 – 12:15 p.m.

Plenary: Integrating Risk-Reduction Strategies and Behavioral Health Services (MARYLAND BALLROOM)

12:15 – 1:45 p.m.

Lunch Meals are not provided, but a lunch buffet will be available for purchase at the federal per diem rate at Pienza, located in the hotel’s lower atrium. Maps of additional dining options in the area are available at the Convention Registration Desk. The BJA State Policy Advisors who oversee the Second Chance Act grant programs will be available in the Maryland Ballroom from 1:15-1:45 to meet with grantees and answer questions.

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Wednesday, May 14th (continued) At-a-Glance

1:45 – 3:00 p.m.

Topic Workshops

Addressing Behavioral Health and Criminogenic Needs: Application of Evidence-Based and Promising Practices to Case Management (EASTERN SHORE ) Opportunities to Expand Health Care Coverage for Individuals Involved in the Criminal Justice System (EASTERN SHORE )

Implementing Evidence-Based Behavioral Health Programs for Juveniles (MARYLAND ) Screening and Assessment: Identifying Risk, Needs, and Behavioral Health Disorders in Justice-Involved Youth (MARYLAND )

Screening and Assessment: Identifying Behavioral Health Needs in Adults (MARYLAND /) Funding and Sustainability for Behavioral Health and Justice Programs: A Roadmap for Success (MARYLAND /) Building Partnerships with Law Enforcement Agencies (NATIONAL HARBOR )

Gender-Responsive Strategies for Working with Women and Girls (NATIONAL HARBOR ) Using Medication-Assisted Treatment to Improve Recovery Outcomes (NATIONAL HARBOR ) Incorporating Dual Diagnosis Treatment (NATIONAL HARBOR )

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Wednesday, May 14th (continued) At-a-Glance

3:00 – 3:15 p.m.

Break

3:15 – 3:45 p.m.

Address by Assistant Attorney General Karol Mason

3:45 – 5:00 p.m.

Plenary: The Federal Interagency Reentry Council: New Tools and Resources for the Field (MARYLAND BALLROOM)

5:00 – 6:00 p.m.

Networking Session (MARYLAND BALLROOM)

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During this time, attendees will be invited to sit at tables organized by state. They will receive questions to prompt conversations, and will have time to learn about each other’s programs. The following states will meet in separate rooms: • California (EASTERN SHORE ) • Colorado (MARYLAND ) • Florida (MARYLAND /) • Massachusetts (NATIONAL HARBOR ) • Ohio (MARYLAND /) • Oregon (NATIONAL HARBOR ) • Pennsylvania (NATIONAL HARBOR ) • Washington DC (EASTERN SHORE ) • Washington State (MARYLAND )

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Thursday, May 15th At-a-Glance

9:00 – 10:30 a.m.

Concurrent Plenaries

Integrated Reentry and Employment Strategies (MARYLAND BALLROOM)

A Developmentally Appropriate Approach to Juvenile Reentry (EASTERN SHORE ) 10:30 – 10:45 a.m.

Break

10:45 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.

Grantee Workshops: Learning from Each Other

These sessions will include short presentations and moderated discussions. Second Chance Act (SCA) grantees should attend the session organized for their grant track. The last two workshops have been designed for non-Second Chance Act grantees. SCA Adult Demonstration Grantees: Implementing EvidenceBased Practices with Fidelity (NATIONAL HARBOR ) SCA Family-Based Substance Abuse Treatment Grantees: Engaging Families in Treatment (NATIONAL HARBOR ) SCA Adult and Juvenile Co-occurring Treatment Grantees: Implementing Integrated Treatment Programs (NATIONAL HARBOR ) SCA Recidivism Reduction Grantees: Achieving Statewide Recidivism Reduction Goals (NATIONAL HARBOR ) SCA Technology Career Training Grantees: Integrating Effective Job Training and Retention Strategies (MARYLAND ) Smart Probation Grantees: Developing Nurturing Partnerships (MARYLAND ) SCA Juvenile Demonstration and Mentoring Grantees: Strategies for Reducing Recidivism and Improving Other Key Youth Outcomes (MARYLAND /) SCA Adult Mentoring Grantees: The Nuts and Bolts of a Successful Mentoring Program (EASTERN SHORE ) Building Support for Your Program (EASTERN SHORE ) Building Sustainable Partnerships Across the Corrections/ Community Divide (MARYLAND /) Second Chances and Safer Communities

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Thursday, May 15th (continued) At-a-Glance

12:15 – 1:45 p.m.

Lunch Meals are not provided, but a lunch buffet will be available for purchase at the federal per diem rate at Pienza, located in the hotel’s lower atrium. Maps of additional dining options in the area are available at the Convention Registration Desk. The BJA State Policy Advisors who oversee the Second Chance Act grant programs will be available in the Maryland Ballroom from 1:15-1:45 to meet with grantees and answer questions.

1:45 – 3:15 p.m.

Topic Workshops

Integrating Risk Reduction and Mentoring (EASTERN SHORE )

Implementing Evidence-Based Corrections Practices with Fidelity (EASTERN SHORE ) Improving Employment Outcomes: Building and Sustaining Programs (MARYLAND ) Working with Judges and Court Personnel (MARYLAND ) Strategies for Reentry in Rural Communities (MARYLAND ) Education Supports Reentry Success (MARYLAND ) Utilizing Graduated Responses in Community Corrections (MARYLAND /)

Developing Culturally Relevant Programs for Tribal and American Indian/Alaska Native Reentry Initiatives (NATIONAL HARBOR )

Evidence-Based Programs and Practices for Juveniles: What Matters Most (NATIONAL HARBOR ) Evidence-Based Programs and Placement Criteria for Adults: The RNR Simulation Tool (NATIONAL HARBOR ) Assessing Sex Offenders: Integrating Specialized Assessments (NATIONAL HARBOR )

Community and Faith-Based Approaches to Reentry (CAMELLIA )

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Thursday, May 15th (continued) At-a-Glance

3:15 – 3:30 p.m.

Break

3:30 – 5:00 p.m.

Topic Workshops

Transition Planning in Jail Reentry (EASTERN SHORE )

How Will the Affordable Care Act Affect Your Program? (EASTERN SHORE )

Working with Veterans (MARYLAND ) Supportive Housing for Vulnerable Homeless Criminal Justice Involved Individuals (MARYLAND ) Federal, State, and Local Efforts to Address Collateral Consequences (MARYLAND ) Engaging Families in Reentry from the Criminal Justice System (MARYLAND /) Restitution, Victims Compensation, and Reentry: Bridging the Gap (NATIONAL HARBOR ) Addressing Youths’ Comprehensive Needs: Cross-Systems Collaboration in Practice (NATIONAL HARBOR ) Building Sustainable Partnerships Across the Corrections/ Community Divide (NATIONAL HARBOR ) A Comprehensive Approach to the Reintegration of Sex Offenders (NATIONAL HARBOR )

Using Evidence-Based Practices in Probation and Parole (CAMELLIA )

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Friday, May 16th At-a-Glance

8:30 – 9:45 a.m.

Plenary: Second Chances in Action (MARYLAND BALLROOM)

9:45 – 11:00 a.m.

Plenary: Assessing the Impact of Your Program (MARYLAND BALLROOM)

11:00 – 11:15 a.m.

Break

11:15 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Grantee Workshops

Second Chance Act (SCA) grantees should attend the session organized for their grant track. SCA Adult Demonstration/Reentry Court/Co-occurring Disorder Treatment Grantees: Demonstrating the Impact of Your Program (MARYLAND) SCA Juvenile Grantees: Demonstrating the Impact of Your Program (EASTERN SHORE ) Smart Probation Grantees: Demonstrating the Impact of Your Program (CHESAPEAKE F) SCA Adult Mentoring Grantees: Wrap-up exercise (CHESAPEAKE D/E)

SCA Technology Career Training Demonstration Grantees: Wrap-up exercise (CHESAPEAKE G/H) SCA Family-Based Substance Abuse Treatment Grantees: Wrap-up exercise (MARYLAND ) FY10 Adult Demonstration Grantees: Meeting with Evaluators (CHESAPEAKE J)

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Wednesday, May 16th (continued) At-a-Glance

12:30 – 2:00 p.m.

Lunch Meals are not provided, but a lunch buffet will be available for purchase at the federal per diem rate at Pienza, located in the hotel’s lower atrium. Maps of additional dining options in the area are available at the Convention Registration Desk. The BJA State Policy Advisors who oversee the Second Chance Act grant programs will be available in the Maryland Ballroom from 1:30-2:00 to meet with grantees and answer questions

2:00 – 3:15 p.m.

Grantee Workshops

SCA Family-Based Treatment/Technology Career Training/ Adult Mentoring Grantees: Demonstrating the Impact of your Program (MARYLAND) SCA Adult Demonstration Grantees: Wrap-up exercises (EASTERN SHORE )

SCA Recidivism Reduction Grantees: Wrap-up exercises (CHESAPEAKE A/B)

SCA Adult Co-occurring Grantees: Wrap-up exercises (CHESAPEAKE D/E)

Smart Probation Grantees: Wrap-up exercises (CHESAPEAKE F)

SCA Juvenile Demonstration/Mentoring/Co-occurring Grantees: Wrap-up exercises (CHESAPEAKE G/H) 3:15 – 3:30 p.m.

Break

3:30 – 4:00 p.m.

Closing (MARYLAND BALLROOM)

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Wednesday, May 14th, 2014 Detail

8:00 a.m.

Registration Opens

(OUTSIDE MARYLAND BALLROOM) 10:00 – 10:30 a.m.

Opening Plenary (MARYLAND BALLROOM) On behalf of the Council of State Governments (CSG) Justice Center and the Bureau of Justice Assistance in the U.S. Department of Justice, speakers will welcome attendees and commend them for their commitment to reducing recidivism and improving public safety by supporting people returning from prisons, jails, and juvenile facilities.

S PE A K E R S :

• Denise O’Donnell, Director, Bureau of Justice Assistance, U.S. Department of Justice • Thomas Stickrath, Superintendent, Bureau of Criminal Investigation, Ohio Attorney General’s Office; Chairman, Council of State Governments Justice Center Board of Directors • Michael Thompson, Director, CSG Justice Center

10:30 – 11:00 a.m.

Address by Michael Botticelli, Acting Director of National Drug Control Policy (MARYLAND BALLROOM) The Office of National Drug Control Policy advises the President on drug control issues, coordinates activities across the federal government related to drug control, and develop an annual National Drug Control Strategy. Mr. Botticelli will address the Administration’s commitment to restoring balance to drug control policy by coordinating a government-wide public health and public safety approach to reducing drug use and its consequences.

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Wednesday, May 14th

11:00 – 12:15 p.m.

Plenary: Integrating Risk Reduction Strategies and Behavioral Health Services (MARYLAND BALLROOM) The prevalence of substance abuse and mental disorders in all corrections populations is disproportionately high. Individuals with either of these disorders, or both, tend to stay longer in correctional facilities and do worse under community supervision. Their disorders can complicate successful reentry and integration into the community. This session will focus on the importance of considering the risk of recidivism in determining effective treatment and supervision strategies associated with positive public health and public safety outcomes for people with behavioral health disorders.

S PE A K E R S :

• Dr. Fred C. Osher, Director of Health Systems and Services Policy, CSG Justice Center • David A. D’Amora, Director, National Initiatives Division, CSG Justice Center

12:15 – 1:45 p.m.

Lunch

Meals are not provided, but a lunch buffet will be available for purchase at the federal per diem rate at Pienza, located in the hotel’s lower atrium. Maps of additional dining options in the area are available at the Convention Registration Desk. The BJA State Policy Advisors who oversee the Second Chance Act grant programs will be available in the Maryland Ballroom from 1:15-1:45 to meet with grantees and answer questions. 1:45 – 3:00 p.m.

Topic Workshops Opportunities to Expand Health Care Coverage for Individuals Involved in the Criminal Justice System (EASTERN SHORE ) Individuals involved in the criminal justice system experience high rates of communicable and chronic disease, as well as mental and co-occurring substance use disorders. However, criminal justice practitioners often have difficulty connecting this largely low-income and uninsured population to needed treatment. Fortunately, the changing health care landscape has provided new opportunities for states and local jurisdictions to expand access to health care, improve care coordination, and efficiently organize treatment services. The presenters will review important health policy reforms over the past five years, lessons learned from the field, and discuss innovative strategies to improve access to care in both Medicaid expansion and non-expansion states.

S PE A K E R S :

• Gabrielle de la Guéronnière, Director for National Policy, Legal Action Center • Dan Baeder, Program Associate, CSG Justice Center

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Wednesday, May 14th

Building Partnerships with Law Enforcement Agencies (NATIONAL HARBOR ) Law enforcement agencies play an integral role in a community’s response to people with mental disorders involved in the criminal justice system. Law enforcement and behavioral health agencies have built lasting and effective partnerships for managing shared challenges, yet often the mission and motivations of law enforcement agencies are different than those of behavioral health agencies, which can impede positive working relationships. Presenters will discuss the overall law enforcement mission and the critical role that law enforcement plays in responding to people with mental disorders, and will discuss strategies that mental health and substance use providers can use to build productive partnerships with law enforcement agencies.

S PE A K E R S :

• Melissa Reuland, Consultant, CSG Justice Center • Jerry Murphy, Deputy Director, National Initiatives Division, CSG Justice Center

Screening and Assessment: Identifying Behavioral Health Needs in Adults (M ARYLAND 3/4) A significant number of individuals involved with the criminal justice system have behavioral health needs. In this workshop, the presenters will describe the purpose, process, and implementation of screening and assessment for substance use and mental disorders. There will be discussion of the use of validated assessment tools and how screening and assessment for behavioral health can support the risk, need, responsivity principles.

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S PE A K E R S :

• Dr. Roger Peters, Professor, Department of Mental Health Law and Policy, University of South Florida • David A. D’Amora, Director, National Initiatives Division, CSG Justice Center


Wednesday, May 14th

Screening and Assessment: Identifying Risk, Needs, and Behavioral Health Disorders in Juveniles (M ARYLAND 2) A significant number of youth who are involved with the juvenile justice system have behavioral health needs. In order to provide effective supervision, treatment, and programming to these youth, juvenile justice staff and their partners must be equipped to quickly identify youth’s risk of reoffending and any behavioral health needs to make treatment and supervision decisions. The most effective approaches use reliable and valid screening tools to rapidly identify youth who may have significant disorders and needs and use empirically based assessment methods to develop an intervention plan. This presentation provides a brief overview of both behavioral health and risk screening and assessment systems, and describes reliable tools available to identify and then assess youth with needs related to mental and substance use disorders. Presenters will also discuss strategies for effective and efficient collaboration between juvenile justice professionals and community-based behavioral health care providers to meet the needs of these youth.

S PE A K E R S :

• Dr. Robert Kinscherff, Senior Associate, National Center for Mental Health and Juvenile Justice; Associate Vice President for Community Engagement, and Teaching Faculty in Doctoral Clinical Psychology Program, Massachusetts School of Professional Psychology • Dr. Emily Gerber, Assistant Director, Children, Youth and Families System of Care, San Francisco Department of Public Health • Nastassia Walsh, Policy Analyst, CSG Justice Center

Incorporating Dual Diagnosis Treatment (NATIONAL H ARBOR 8) S PE A K E R : The co-occurrence of mental and substance use disorders is very common among people involved with the criminal justice system, and impacts their • Dr. Fred C. Osher, Director, Health Systems and Services Policy, recovery paths, creates stress for their families, and affects public safety and CSG Justice Center spending. Integrated treatment has been demonstrated as an evidence-based practice that, if properly implemented, yields positive outcomes for individuals with co-occurring mental and substance use disorders, yet the availability of integrated services remains limited in most communities. In this presentation, Dr. Osher will introduce what constitutes integrated treatment and discuss how providers and programs can integrate mental health and substance use services for people involved in the criminal justice system with co-occurring mental and substance use disorders across the criminal justice continuum.

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Wednesday, May 14th

Implementing Evidence-Based Behavioral Health Programs for Justice-Involved Youth (M ARYLAND 1) Participants in this session will receive an overview of critical elements in the selection and implementation of evidence-based practices (EBPs) and interventions for young people involved in the juvenile justice system. Key elements of the presentation will include matching science-validated practices to specific youth populations; assessing capacity to implement the practices (especially start-up and sustainability costs, agency commitment/ capacity, and personnel issues); the importance of being clear about what EBPs are and what they are not; the vital importance of data collection; and issues to consider with regard to diverse populations. There will be opportunity for the audience to ask questions and discuss the application of ideas introduced in the presentation, and potential solutions to address challenges. The presenter will also highlight free online resources to learn more about EBPs and youth involved in the criminal justice system.

S PE A K E R S :

• John Morris, Executive Director, Annapolis Coalition on the Behavioral Health Workforce • Karli Keator, Division Manager of Juvenile Justice, Policy Research Associates • Sarah Wurzburg, Policy Analyst, CSG Justice Center

Addressing Behavioral Health and Criminogenic Needs: Application of Evidence-Based and Promising Practices to Case Management (E ASTERN SHORE 1) This session will introduce evidence-based practices (EBPs) and promising, recovery-oriented practices associated with positive outcomes for individuals involved in the criminal justice system who have behavioral health and criminogenic needs, and how these practices can be applied in case management in real-world settings. The presenters will introduce scenarios and discussion questions to illustrate the role that communitybased treatment providers can take in collaborating with supervision entities. The session will also facilitate a discussion of the application of the evidence-based and promising programs and practices to case management, encouraging questions from the audience throughout.

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S PE A K E R S :

• Ann-Marie Louison, Director of Adult Behavioral Health Programs, CASES • Alex Blandford, Policy Analyst, CSG Justice Center


Wednesday, May 14th

Gender Responsive Strategies for Working with Women and Girls (NATIONAL H ARBOR 6) Although women and girls in the criminal justice system account for a small percentage of the overall incarcerated population, the female incarcerated population is growing at an alarming rate. Presenters will provide an overview of emerging research regarding gender responsive strategies for improving outcomes for women and girls in the justice system, with a particular focus on behavioral health. Best practices for working with women and girls during incarceration and throughout the reentry continuum, and responsivity for females will be discussed.

S PE A K E R S :

• Maureen Buell, Correctional Program Specialist, National Institute of Corrections, U.S. Department of Justice • Rachelle Ramirez, Program Associate, National Resource Center for Justice-Involved Women, Center for Effective Public Policy • Georgia Lerner, Executive Director, Women’s Prison Association • Rob Salerno, Assistant Director, Douglas County (OR) Juvenile Department • Dr. Nicole Jarrett, Senior Policy Analyst, CSG Justice Center

Funding and Sustaining Behavioral Health and Criminal Justice Programs: A Roadmap for Success (M ARYLAND 5/6) S PE A K E R S : Securing funding for behavioral health, criminal justice, and reentry collaborations can be a demanding, ongoing process. As part of this process, • Gilbert Gonzales, Director, Mental Health Department, Bexar practitioners must identify the federal organizations and private foundations County (TX) that support these initiatives, as well as understand the breadth and scope of federal, state, and local funding sources. Additionally, practitioners must • Jim Matney, SBIRT Clinical Director, West Virginia Bureau for understand how data collection, the strength of stakeholder partnerships, Health and Health Facilities staffing, and program design are all crucial to long-term funding and • Phoebe Potter, Senior Policy sustainability. Presenters will offer strategies for building a comprehensive Analyst, CSG Justice Center sustainability plan to fund these initiatives, both for organizations looking to implement and enhance operations.

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Wednesday, May 14th

Using Medication-Assisted Treatment to Improve Recovery Outcomes (NATIONAL H ARBOR 7) Medication-Assisted Treatment is an evidencebased practice with a strong research base that can be an important tool to assist in recovery from substance use disorders. Presenters will review the latest research and best practices for utilizing Medication-Assisted Treatment for a reentry population.

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• Dr. Redonna K. Chandler, Acting Director, Division of Epidemiology, Services, and Prevention Research at the National Institute on Drug Abuse • Niki Miller, Senior Program Manager, Advocates for Human Potential, Inc. • Rebecca Hogamier, Director of Behavioral Health Services, Washington County (MD) Health Department • Kati Habert, Deputy Program Director, Behavioral Health Substance Abuse, CSG Justice Center

3:00 – 3:15 p.m.

Break

3:15 – 3:45 p.m.

Address by Assistant Attorney General Karol Mason (MARYLAND BALLROOM) As head of the Office of Justice Programs (OJP) in the U.S. Department of Justice, Ms. Mason oversees an annual budget of more than $2 billion dedicated to supporting state, local, and tribal criminal justice agencies; an array of juvenile justice programs; a wide range of research, evaluation, and statistical efforts; and comprehensive services for crime victims. Ms. Mason will address the Justice Department’s commitment to reentry, and discuss efforts across OJP to support innovative strategies that reduce recidivism and strengthen communities. Ms. Mason will be introduced by Denise O’Donnell, Director of Bureau of Justice Assistance, U.S. Department of Justice.

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Wednesday, May 14th

3:45 – 5:00 p.m.

Plenary: The Federal Interagency Reentry Council: New Tools and Resources for the Field (MARYLAND BALLROOM) The Federal Interagency Reentry Council represents 20 federal agencies working to make communities safer by reducing recidivism and victimization, assisting individuals returning from prison and jail in becoming productive citizens, and saving taxpayer dollars by lowering the direct and collateral costs of incarceration. Attorney General Holder launched the Council in 2011, and since then agencies have spearheaded policy and coordination improvements in many areas, including public safety, public housing, employment, education, veterans’ issues, and access to treatment, health, and benefits. This interactive panel will highlight new tools and resources to help reentry grantees improve outcomes for formerly incarcerated individuals, their families, and communities.

S PE A K E R S :

• Amy Solomon, Senior Advisor to the Assistant Attorney General, Office of Justice Programs, U.S. Department of Justice • Adrienne Noti, Special Advisor to the Director, Division of Program Innovation, Office of Child Support Enforcement (OCSE), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services • Linda Mellgren, Senior Social Science Analyst, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services • Ron Ashford, Director, Public Housing Supportive Services, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development • Todd Cox, Director, Office of Communications and Legislative Affairs, U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission • Jacqueline Freeman, Unit Chief, Reintegration of Ex-Offenders, U.S. Department of Labor • Stacy Rodgers, Senior Advisor to the Deputy Commissioner of the Social Security Administration • Jenni Katzman, Senior Counsel, Access to Justice Initiative, U.S. Department of Justice • Eugene Schneeberg, Director, Center for Faith-based and Neighborhood Partnerships, U.S. Department of Justice • John Linton, Director, Office of Correctional Education, U.S. Department of Education • Sarah Bard, Director of Faith-Based and Community Initiatives, U.S. Small Business Administration • Mary Griffin, Senior Advisor, Office of Financial Empowerment, Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

5:00 – 6:00 p.m.

Networking Session (MARYLAND BALLROOM) Attendees are invited to sit at tables according to their home state. The following states will meet in separate rooms: • • • • •

California: (EASTERN SHORE ) Colorado: (MARYLAND ) Florida: (MARYLAND /) Massachusetts: (NATIONAL HARBOR ) Ohio: (MARYLAND /)

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Oregon: (NATIONAL HARBOR ) Pennsylvania: (NATIONAL HARBOR ) Washington DC: (EASTERN SHORE ) Washington State: (MARYLAND )

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Thursday, May 15th, 2014 Detail

9:30 – 10:30 a.m.

Concurrent Plenary: Integrated Reentry and Employment Strategies (MARYLAND BALLROOM) Individuals returning home from prison or jail often identify employment as one of the most important factors in helping them stay crime-free. There are some research studies that suggest that employment can help decrease the likelihood that an individual will reoffend and be reincarcerated. This session (which is open to all attendees working with adult populations who are not involved in the evaluation session) will provide an overview of some of the key research findings and will discuss how some programs are using these findings to change policies and practices that can improve outcomes for men and women returning to the community.

S PE A K E R S :

• Eric Seleznow, Deputy Assistant Secretary, Employment and Training Administrator, U.S. Department of Labor • Marta Nelson, Executive Director, Center for Employment Opportunities – New York City • Amy Rynell, Senior Director of Research & Policy, The Heartland Alliance • David A. D’Amora, Director, National Initiatives Division, CSG Justice Center

9:30 – 10:30 a.m.

Concurrent Plenary: A Developmentally Appropriate Approach to Juvenile Reentry (EASTERN SHORE ) Over the past decade, science has increasingly confirmed the biological and S PE A K E R S : • Robert Listenbee, Administrator, neurological differences between adolescents and adults, with significant implications for how juveniles respond to and are best supported by Office of Juvenile Justice and interventions from the juvenile justice system. This session will outline what Delinquency Prevention, U.S. a more developmentally-appropriate approach to juvenile reentry entails, Department of Justice and offer lessons learned from both research and practice on the potential of • Arlene Lee, Board Director, this approach for improving youth reentry outcomes. Committee on Law and Justice, National Academy of Sciences • Marc Schindler, Executive Director, Justice Policy Institute • Scott Odum, Assistant Deputy Director, Missouri Division of Youth Services • Josh Weber, Juvenile Justice Program Director, CSG Justice Center 20 Second Chances and Safer Communities


Thursday, May 15th

10:30 – 10:45 a.m.

Break

10:45 – 12:15 p.m

Grantee Workshops: Learning from Each Other Second Chance Act grantees should attend the discussion group for their program track. The last two workshops listed below (“Building Support for Your Program” and “Collaboration Between Corrections and Community Partners”) are available specifically for attendees who do not have active Second Chance Act-funded projects.

Adult Demonstration Grantees: Implementing Evidence-Based Practices with Fidelity (NATIONAL H ARBOR 7) The principles of risk, need, and responsivity (RNR principles) are essential to developing programming that can reduce recidivism. In order for these principles to be fully realized, they must be reflected in the policies, procedures, and daily operations of all agencies and staff who work with individuals leaving prisons and jails. During this session, presenters will provide guidance and facilitate discussion on developing and implementing reentry programs, developing quality assurance plans, incorporating evidence-based practices with fidelity, and ensuring agency accountability.

S PE A K E R S :

• Melanie Lowenkamp, Training and Implementation Specialist • Bernard Warner, Secretary, Washington State Department of Corrections • Kevin Warwick, Founder, Alternative Solutions Associates, Inc. • Michael Myers, Community Corrections Manager, Douglas County (NE) Department of Corrections • Bonnie Sultan, Policy Analyst, CSG Justice Center

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Thursday, May 15th

Adult Mentoring Grantees: The Nuts and Bolts of a Successful Mentoring Program (E ASTERN SHORE 1) From recruiting mentors and building effective partnerships with corrections to tracking outcomes, programs offering mentoring and transition services face many of the same challenges. In this interactive session presenters will discuss strategies to improve reentry outcomes and mentoring programs will share their approaches to provide effective services.

S PE A K E R S :

• Erik Vecere, Vice President, National Fatherhood Initiative • Adrienne Noti, Special Advisor to the Director, Division of Program Innovation, Office of Child Support Enforcement, U.S. Department of Health & Human Services • Caroline Nobo, Program Manager, Connecticut Appleseed • Kathy Theus, Program Coordinator, Goodwill Industries Houston • Douglas Cooper, Mercy Corps Northwest • Dr. Nicole Jarrett, Senior Policy Analyst, CSG Justice Center • Chidi Umez, Policy Analyst, CSG Justice Center

Technology Career Training Demonstration Grantees: Integrating Effective Job Training & Retention Strategies (M ARYLAND 1) This workshop offers an opportunity for current Technology Career Training grant recipients to learn from past grant recipients, as well as an opportunity to learn from each other. Drew Molloy, Chief Deputy Director of the Virginia Department of Criminal Justice Services, will moderate a discussion with a panel of past grant recipients about integrating effective job training and retention strategies. The discussion will focus on the factors that have facilitated their success, and the additional structures that could have better supported their project.

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S PE A K E R S :

• Drew Molloy, Chief Deputy Director, Virginia Department of Criminal Justice Services • Stefan LoBuglio, Chief of Pre-Release and Reentry Services, Montgomery County (MD) Department of Correction and Rehabilitation • Yolanda Tully, Director of Operations, Montgomery Works One Stop Center • Edmund Palaszynski, Senior Program Director, Information Technology Institute, Workforce Development and Continuing Education, Montgomery College • Shannon Murphy, Deputy Chief of Programs and Services, Montgomery County (MD) Department of Correction and Rehabilitation


Thursday, May 15th

Family-Based Substance Abuse Treatment Grantees: Engaging Families in Treatment (NATIONAL H ARBOR 1) This workshop will focus on developing effective strategies for engaging families in treatment. The session will provide an overview of the core goals of the Second Chance Act family-based substance abuse treatment grant and provide a time for current grantees to share their strategies for accomplishing these goals.

S PE A K E R S :

• Ann Adalist-Estrin, Director, National Resource Center on Children and Families of the Incarcerated, Rutgers University • Kati Habert, Deputy Director, Behavioral Health – Substance Abuse, CSG Justice Center

Adult and Juvenile Co-occurring Disorder Treatment Grantees: Implementing Integrated Treatment Programs (NATIONAL H ARBOR 6) This workshop will focus on developing effective strategies for implementing integrated treatment. The session will provide an overview of the core goals of the Second Chance Act co-occurring substance abuse and mental health disorders treatment grant and provide a time for current grantees to share their strategies for accomplishing these goals.

S PE A K E R S :

• Dr. Roger Peters, Professor, Department of Mental Health Law and Policy, University of South Florida • Randy Muck, Senior Treatment Consultant, Advocates for Youth and Family Behavioral Health Treatment • Sarah Wurzburg, Policy Analyst, CSG Justice Center

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Thursday, May 15th

Recidivism Reduction Grantees: Achieving Statewide Recidivism Reduction Goals (NATIONAL H ARBOR 8) During this session, Statewide Recidivism Reduction (SRR) grantees will have the opportunity to learn about evidencebased practices for reducing statewide recidivism, and specific strategies for implementing those practices with fidelity. Topics will include using risk and need assessment to drive case planning, implementing quality programming, and effective supervision practices. The panel will feature select FY12 SRR grantees, who will discuss their programs and share lessons learned that can help inform the implementation proposals being developed by the FY13 SRR planning grantees. Staff from BJA and the CSG Justice Center will also be available to discuss how the SRR grant can be effectively leveraged by states to accomplish their recidivism reduction policy goals.

S PE A K E R S :

• Dr. Gary Dennis, Senior Policy Advisor for Corrections, Bureau of Justice Assistance, U.S. Department of Justice • Dr. Peter Scharf, Professor, Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine • Sonita Singh, Senior Research Analyst, Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine • Ashley Campbell, Director of the Capital Area Regional Reentry Program, West Baton Rouge Sheriff’s Office • Danielle Barron, Principal Planner, Rhode Island Department of Corrections • Erin Boyar, Principal Planner, Rhode Island Department of Corrections • Phoebe Potter, Senior Policy Analyst, CSG Justice Center

Smart Probation Grantees: Developing Nurturing Partnerships (M ARYLAND 2) The relationship between community supervision officers and local service providers is vital to individuals’ successful reentry. Through coordinated policies, protocols, and systems, correctional and service agencies can facilitate understanding of each other’s roles, data and information sharing, and enhanced communications. Effective collaboration can also help fill the gaps in services and supervision that are needed to increase positive outcomes. Presenters will focus on how to build successful working relationships between probation and parole officers and local service providers.

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S PE A K E R S :

• Carl Wicklund, Executive Director, American Probation & Parole Association • Julie James, Senior Policy Advisor for Justice Systems, Bureau of Justice Assistance, U.S. Department of Justice • Beth Skinner, Reentry Program Director, CSG Justice Center • Daisy Diallo, Program Associate, CSG Justice Center


Thursday, May 15th

Juvenile Demonstration and Mentoring Grantees: Strategies for Reducing Juvenile Recidivism and Improving Other Key Youth Outcomes (M ARYLAND 3/4) As the juvenile justice field continues to adopt the key policies and practices that research shows can help to reduce recidivism and improve outcomes for youth involved in the juvenile justice system, there remain challenges in operationalizing these key policies and practices. This session will offer grantees an opportunity to share with and learn from each other about successful strategies for adopting and effectively implementing policies and practices to improve youth reentry outcomes in an integrated, comprehensive manner.

S PE A K E R S :

• Josh Weber, Juvenile Justice Program Director, CSG Justice Center • Nastassia Walsh, Policy Analyst, CSG Justice Center • Elizabeth Seigle, Policy Analyst, CSG Justice Center

Building Support for Your Program (E ASTERN SHORE 2) Innovative criminal justice programs typically involve a broad, cross-disciplinary network of partners; they are most likely to last when they cultivate interest in and support for their program from policymakers and local media. In this workshop, current and former grantees will provide practical advice about engaging and communicating effectively with stakeholders and media.

S PE A K E R S :

• The Honorable Junius Fulton, Presiding Judge, Norfolk (VA) Circuit Court • Chris Watler, Project Director, Harlem Community Justice Center • Hallie Fader-Towe, Courts Program Director, CSG Justice Center

Building Sustainable Partnerships across the Corrections / Community Divide (M ARYLAND 5/6) At times, the differences in culture and outlook among corrections professionals and community members or government and nongovernment personnel can be significant. Yet building truly effective partnerships that can bridge this divide is essential to achieving long-term improvements for people leaving prisons, jails, and juvenile facilities. Participants will discuss the application of cultural competency between partners and corrections staff, as well as different approaches for making these partnerships work. This workshop will be repeated this afternoon at 3:30 p.m.

S PE A K E R S :

• Laura Zeliger, Community and Restorative Justice Director, Vermont Department of Corrections • Craig Spatara, Project Manager, Palm Beach County (FL) Criminal Justice Commission • Angela Tolosa, Deputy Program Director, CSG Justice Center

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Thursday, May 15th

12:15 – 1:45 p.m.

Lunch

Meals are not provided, but a lunch buffet will be available for purchase at the federal per diem rate at Pienza, located in the hotel’s lower atrium. Maps of additional dining options in the area are available at the Convention Registration Desk. The BJA State Policy Advisors who oversee the Second Chance Act grant programs will be available in the Maryland Ballroom from 1:15-1:45 to meet with grantees and answer questions. 1:45 – 3:15 p.m.

Topic Workshops Improving Employment Outcomes: Building and Sustaining Programs (M ARYLAND 1) Building on the morning plenary about reentry and employment, this workshop will take a closer look at key considerations for designing and successfully implementing an employment-based program tailored to meet the needs and circumstances of a reentry population. Experts will facilitate a group conversation on integrating proven and promising practices into a program design, developing strategies for engaging partners in the criminal justice and workforce development and labor sectors, and considering issues of sustainability.

S PE A K E R S :

• Amy Rynell, Senior Director of Research and Policy, The Heartland Alliance • Jacqueline Freeman, Unit Chief, Reintegration of Ex-Offenders, U.S. Department of Labor • Hank Rosen, Policy Analyst, CSG Justice Center

Integrating Risk Reduction and Mentoring (E ASTERN SHORE 1) Mentoring programs play a critical role in the success of reentry initiatives S PE A K E R S : by connecting participants to networks of pro-social support and other • Ann-Marie Louison, Director of Adult Behavioral Health Programs, resources. Program administrators, case managers, and mentors are CASES crucial partners to corrections and supervision professionals who work to reduce recidivism. Presenters will discuss how the science of risk reduction • Peggy Badlato, Director of Operations, Family Pathfinders and the principles that support mentoring programs can work together to change behavior and provide guidance on how to integrate risk reduction • Dr. Nicole Jarrett, Senior Policy Analyst, CSG Justice Center strategies into their program. • Chidi Umez, Policy Analyst, CSG Justice Center

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Thursday, May 15th

Education Supports Reentry Success (M ARYLAND 4) In 2012, the U.S. Department of Education (ED) published A Reentry Education Model: Supporting Education and Career Advancement for Low-Skill Individuals in Corrections (Washington, DC: U.S. Department of Education, 2012). Based largely on this model, the Department of Education funded competitive grants in 2013 for the Promoting Reentry Success through Continuity of Educational Opportunities (PRSCEO) program. The presenters will present the model, discuss the PRSCEO grant program, share their knowledge and experience working across correctional education and reentry, and discuss with participants how education in general and partnerships with educational institutions in particular can contribute to reentry success.

S PE A K E R S :

• John Linton, Director, Office of Correctional Education, U.S. Department of Education • Michelle Tolbert, Senior Program Director, Career and Adult Education, RTI International • Dr. Steve Steurer, Executive Director, Correctional Education Association

Developing Culturally Relevant Programs for Tribal and American Indian/ Alaska Native Reentry Initiatives (NATIONAL H ARBOR 1) This workshop will address how culturally relevant programming can be incorporated into evidence-based correctional practices in both tribal and non-tribal reentry initiatives serving American Indian/Alaska Native populations. Using a mix of research and case examples, the presentation and discussion will cover how responsivity principles can be applied in serving these populations. The session will also address how to build partnerships through coalitions and formal agreements in order to effectively develop and sustain culturally relevant programs and practices.

S PE A K E R S :

• Ada Pecos-Melton, President, American Indian Development Associates • Tsyosha?aht Delgado, Wisconsin Tribal Community Reintegration Program Director, Oneida Tribe of Indians of Wisconsin • Kimberly Martus, Tribal Justice Programs Manager, Bristol Bay Native Association • A. Elizabeth Griffith, Associate Deputy Director for Strategic Initiatives & Tribal Justice, Bureau of Justice Assistance, U.S. Department of Justice • Stephanie Joson, Policy Analyst, CSG Justice Center

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Thursday, May 15th

Utilizing Graduated Responses in Community Corrections (M ARYLAND 5/6) Incentives and graduated sanctions are critical tools for community supervision agencies. Their use has been shown to better manage behavior and hold probationers accountable for their actions, both positive and negative. Once a person has returned to the community and is under the supervision of a community corrections agency, graduated sanctions offer probation or parole officers a means to encourage compliance and deter technical violations. This session will provide guidance on developing and implementing such a system.

S PE A K E R S :

• Bernard Warner, Secretary, Washington State Department of Corrections • Carl Wicklund, Executive Director, American Probation & Parole Association • Daisy Diallo, Program Associate, CSG Justice Center

Strategies for Reentry in Rural Communities (M ARYLAND 3) This panel will feature several grantees that face unique challenges associated with their rural location. These challenges are often related to transportation, staffing, and lack of service providers. The speakers will discuss the particular challenges they face with regard to reentry in a rural setting, as well as highlight their innovative strategies for addressing these challenges. Participants will learn about different approaches they can take to address similar reentry challenges.

S PE A K E R S :

• Christine Hopkins, Executive Director, Middle Tennessee Rural Reentry • Ross Cunningham, Superintendent, Sullivan County (NH) Department of Corrections • Darren Zent, Probation and Parole Officer, Montana Department of Corrections • Dr. Beth Skinner, Reentry Program Director, CSG Justice Center

Working with Judges and Court Personnel (M ARYLAND 2) Although they are generally seen as “front-end” stakeholders, judges, S PE A K E R S : prosecutors, and other court personnel can be key champions of and • The Honorable Junius Fulton, Presiding Judge, Norfolk (VA) Circuit partners for reentry initiatives. This session will provide the chance Court for participants to engage in an interactive technical assistance session focusing on how to engage court personnel in their own community. • Hallie Fader-Towe, Courts Program Director, CSG Justice Center The workshop will work with grantees to assess their engagement • Emily Turner, Senior Policy Analyst, process and answer any questions about how to involve judges, CSG Justice Center prosecutors, defense attorneys, and other court personnel in reentry initiatives from planning through implementation.

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Thursday, May 15th

Evidence-Based Programs and Practices for Juveniles: What Matters Most (NATIONAL H ARBOR 6) The juvenile justice field has more knowledge on the programs and practices that improve youth outcomes than ever before. At the same time, it is increasingly difficult for juvenile justice systems to determine which interventions are in fact evidence-based and how to implement these interventions with fidelity to the research. This session will summarize the key elements of effective programs and practices for high-risk youth offenders and describe proven approaches for adopting these services. Participants will also benefit from learning about what implementation science suggests on how to implement these services with the quality need to achieve expected results.

S PE A K E R S :

• Dr. Mark Lipsey, Research Professor and Director of the Peabody Research Institute, Vanderbilt University • Dan Edwards, President, Evidence Based Associates • Josh Weber, Juvenile Justice Program Director, CSG Justice Center • Nastassia Walsh, Policy Analyst, CSG Justice Center

Assessing Sex Offenders: Integrating Specialized Assessments (NATIONAL H ARBOR 8) Reintegration that incorporates a case management plan based on valid assessments can reduce recidivism, but corrections professionals, treatment providers, and systems struggle with effectively integrating the specialized and general risk/needs of sex offenders into a comprehensive reentry strategy. This panel will discuss the utility in administering and triaging sex offenders based on the scores of generalized actuarial criminogenic risk and specialized sex offender needs assessments and provide practical guidelines on how to effectively reconcile the results of multiple assessment instruments and communicate risk.

S PE A K E R S :

• Randy Cole, Executive Officer, 6th Judicial District, Iowa Department of Corrections • Sarah Desmarais, Assistant Professor of Psychology, North Carolina State University • David A. D’Amora, Director, National Initiatives Division, CSG Justice Center

Implementing Evidence-Based Corrections Practices with Fidelity (E ASTERN SHORE 2) The principles of risk, need, and responsivity (RNR principles) are essential to developing programming that can reduce recidivism. In order for these principles to be fully realized, they must be reflected in the policies, procedures, and daily operations of all agencies and staff who work with individuals leaving prisons and jails. During this session, speakers will provide guidance and facilitate discussion on developing and implementing reentry programs, developing quality assurance plans, incorporating evidence-based practices with fidelity, and ensuring agency accountability. In addition, this workshop will delve into more advanced implementation issues related to quality assurance.

S PE A K E R S :

• Melanie Lowenkamp, Training and Implementation Specialist • Kevin Warwick, Founder, Alternatives Solutions Associates, Inc. • Michael Myers, Community Corrections Manager, Douglas County (NE) Department of Corrections

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Thursday, May 15th

Evidence-Based Programs and Placement Criteria for Adults: The RNR Simulation Tool (NATIONAL H ARBOR 7) The RNR Simulation Tool is a web-based tool which can assist you to: 1) assess the degree to which your program is evidence-based and the implementation issues that affect the program outcomes; 2) assess whether the individuals placed in the program have the appropriate risk and need factors that the program is designed to address; and 3) assess the service gaps in your jurisdiction (and program) to reduce recidivism. This session will provide an introduction to the tool, which provides the capability to learn about your program’s capacity with feedback tools designed to improve programming and/or the type of offenders placed in your program.

S PE A K E R S :

• Dr. Michael Caudy, Senior Research Associate, Center for Advancing Correctional Excellence, George Mason University • Amy Murphy, Project Director, Center for Advancing Correctional Excellence, George Mason University • Kati Habert, Deputy Program Director, Behavioral Health – Substance Abuse, CSG Justice Center

Community and Faith-Based Approaches to Reentry (CAMELLIA 1) This session will improve attendees’ understanding of how to effectively work with faith-based organizations in addressing the challenges of re-entry and reducing recidivism. Participants will learn key elements of successful collaborations from nationally recognized leaders. Successful models will be explored and attendees will be equipped with practical tools to strengthen their efforts locally.

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S PE A K E R S :

• Eugene Schneeberg, Director, Center for Faith-Based & Neighborhood Partnerships, U.S. Department of Justice • Tina Naidoo, Executive Director, The Texas Offenders Reentry Initiative, The Potter’s House of Dallas, Inc. • Julio Medina, Executive Director and Founder, Exodus Transitional Community, Inc. • Charles Thornton, Director, Washington D.C. Mayor’s Office of Returning Citizens Affairs • Ron Tijerna, Co-Founder and Co-Executive Director, The RIDGE Project, Inc. • Christine Keels, Faith-Based Program Manager, Court Services and Offender Supervision Agency; Program Specialist, Center for Faith-Based & Neighborhood Partnerships, U.S. Department of Justice


Thursday, May 15th

3:15 – 3:30 p.m.

Break

3:30 – 5:00 p.m.

Topic Workshops Building Sustainable Partnerships across the Corrections / Community Divide (NATIONAL H ARBOR 7) At times, the differences in culture and outlook among corrections professionals and community members or government and nongovernment personnel can seem staggering. Yet building truly effective partnerships that can bridge this divide is essential to achieving long-term improvements for people leaving prisons, jails, and juvenile facilities. Participants will learn about the application of cultural competency between partners and corrections staff, different approaches for making these partnerships work and will be invited to share their own experiences.

S PE A K E R S :

• Bernard Warner, Secretary, Washington State Department of Corrections • Georgia Lerner, Executive Director, Women’s Prison Association & Home • Angela Tolosa, Deputy Program Director, CSG Justice Center

A Comprehensive Approach to the Reintegration of Sex Offenders (NATIONAL H ARBOR 8) Due to the unique challenges associated with reentry into the community for the individuals who have been convicted of sex offenses, several international and U.S. communities have implemented the Circles of Support and Accountability (CoSA) model. Grounded in the principles of the restorative justice philosophy, CoSA facilitates a coordinated interagency approach of reentry centered on community engagement, responsibility, health, and safety. The CoSA model in Vermont employs a uniquely restorative approach that engages professionally supported community volunteers in partnership with the DOC to assist high-risk, high-need sexual offenders following release from prison. Panelists will present the Vermont CoSA model from the perspective of correctional administrators and practitioners by highlighting the restorative process; demonstrating the value of the corrections and community partnership; and providing a blueprint for implementing CoSA through a statewide community justice network.

S PE A K E R S :

• Randy Cole, Executive Officer, 6th Judicial District, Iowa Department of Corrections • Laura Zeliger, Community and Restorative Justice Director, Vermont Department of Corrections • Chris Barton, Restorative Systems Administrator, Vermont Department of Corrections • Dr. Shenique Thomas, Policy Analyst, CSG Justice Center

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Thursday, May 15th

Supportive Housing for Vulnerable Homeless Criminal Justice Involved Individuals (M ARYLAND 2) There is a reciprocal relationship between homelessness and involvement with the criminal justice system – homelessness increases the risk of recidivism, while incarceration increases the risk of homelessness. In addition, many people are caught in a “revolving door” between homelessness and incarceration, along with other crisis services like emergency rooms, hospitals, detoxification programs, and psychiatric centers, leading to poor outcomes at high public costs. Permanent supportive housing—a model of affordable housing connected to supportive services—has been demonstrated to break this cycle of incarceration and homelessness, leading to housing stability, the avoidance of crisis services, and cost savings. This workshop will discuss two evidenced-based supportive housing programs that specifically target the “frequent user” population.

S PE A K E R S :

• Richard Cho, Policy Director, U.S. Interagency Council on Homelessness • Kim Keaton, Senior Program Officer, Government Affairs and Innovation, Corporation for Supportive Housing • Annie Bacci, Manager of Homeless Programs, Colorado Department of Local Affairs

Restitution, Victims Compensation, and Reentry: Bridging the Gap (NATIONAL H ARBOR 1) Restitution and compensation provisions are intended to help victims of crime recover from financial losses, but many jurisdictions struggle to improve low collection rates. At the same time, policymakers and practitioners are increasingly concerned about the large amounts owed by many when they are released from prison or jail. This workshop will provide practical suggestions for bringing the victims services and reentry communities together to develop effective policies and practices.

S PE A K E R S :

• Carl Wicklund, Executive Director, American Probation and Parole Association • Suzanne Brown-McBride, Deputy Director, CSG Justice Center

Addressing Youths’ Comprehensive Needs: Cross-Systems Collaboration in Practice (NATIONAL H ARBOR 6) S PE A K E R S : The majority of youth in the juvenile justice system have behavioral health disorders, past or current involvement with the • John Tuell, Executive Director, RFK National Resource Center for Juvenile Justice child welfare system, and significant barriers to their learning • Randy Muck, Founder and Senior Clinical and academic progress. Juvenile justice systems can more Consultant, Advocates for Youth and Family effectively meet youth’s needs, particularly as part of the reentry Behavioral Health Treatment planning and implementation process, through a coordinated, • David Domenici, Executive Director, Center cross systems approach. This session will provide research- and for Educational Excellence in Alternative Settings practice-informed strategies for meeting youth’s behavioral health, • Kathleen Harvey, Administrator for child welfare, and educational needs in confinement and in the Reentry, Transition and Education, Juvenile community, and offer examples of cross-systems collaboration that Rehabilitation Administration, Washington support improved youth outcomes. State Department of Social & Health Services

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Thursday, May 15th

Transition Planning in Jail Reentry (E ASTERN SHORE 1) Over nine million people pass through America’s local jails each year and these individuals often receive little in the way of services, support, or supervision as they leave jail and reenter the community. In response to the need for jurisdictions across the country to address jail/community transition, the National Institute of Corrections partnered with the Urban Institute in 2007 to launch the Transition from Jail to Community (TJC) initiative. This workshop will provide an overview of the TJC model, technical assistance products that are available, and lessons learned from pilot sites.

S PE A K E R S :

• Jesse Jannetta, Senior Research Associate, The Urban Institute • Kevin Warwick, Founder, Alternative Solutions Associates, Inc. • Ross Buitendorp, Contract Manager/Planner, Network180 • Bonnie Sultan, Policy Analyst, CSG Justice Center

Using Evidence-Based Practices in Probation and Parole (CAMELLIA 1) With over five million people under community supervision on any given day in the United States, probation and parole are essential partners in any reentry initiative. In recent decades, research has illuminated supervision strategies that, when implemented well, can help to reduce recidivism. This workshop will highlight evidence-based practices particularly beneficial in community corrections, and speakers will discuss common implementation challenges.

S PE A K E R S :

• Melanie Lowenkamp, Training and Implementation Specialist • Dr. Beth Skinner, Reentry Program Director, CSG Justice Center • Daisy Diallo, Program Associate, CSG Justice Center

Federal, State, and Local Efforts to Address Collateral Consequences (M ARYLAND 4) As policymakers and community leaders have become aware of the sweeping scope and burdensome impact of legal restrictions imposed on people with criminal records, momentum for change is growing. This workshop will discuss both the efforts to reduce barriers to reintegration through legislative and administrative action, as well as the invaluable role of the civil legal aid community in helping individuals overcome the particular barriers they face.

S PE A K E R S :

• Roberta Meyers, Director, National H.I.R.E. Network • Sharon Dietrich, Litigation Director, Community Legal Services, Inc. • Jacqueline Freeman, Unit Chief, Reintegration of Ex-Offenders, U.S. Department of Labor • Chigozie Onyema, Policy Analyst, CSG Justice Center

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Thursday, May 15th

Engaging Families in Reentry from the Criminal Justice System (M ARYLAND 5/6) Research shows that incarcerated individuals have better outcomes when they maintain contact with supportive family members. This session will focus on implementing effective strategies for engaging the families of justiceinvolved individuals in the reentry process. The discussion will highlight the research supporting the benefits of inclusion of families in treatment. Several Second Chance Act grantees will highlight their strategies for increasing family engagement and adopting strength-based approaches.

S PE A K E R S :

• Ann Adalist-Estrin, Director, National Resource Center on Children and Families of the Incarcerated, Rutgers University • Liv Jenssen, Manager, Transition Services Unit, Multnomah County (OR) Department of Community Justice • Dr. Margaret Richardson, Program Coordinator, Cass County (MI) Family Treatment Court • Erik Vecere, Vice President, National Fatherhood Initiative • Kati Habert, Deputy Program Director, Behavioral Health - Substance Abuse, CSG Justice Center

How Will the Affordable Care Act Affect Your Program? (E ASTERN SHORE 2) The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) makes significant changes to the nation’s health care system. Changes related to covered services and eligibility are particularly important to people involved with the criminal justice system, who often have multiple and complex health needs. This session will provide an overview of key provisions of the law and how practitioners can leverage the new law to improve health and public safety outcomes.

S PE A K E R S :

• Gabrielle de la Guéronnière, Director for National Policy, Legal Action Center • Julie Belelieu, Deputy Program Director for Healthcare Policy, CSG Justice Center

Working with Veterans (M ARYLAND 1) The number of veterans involved with the criminal justice system is significant. An estimated one of every ten criminal defendants and inmates has served in the U.S. military. This panel will discuss strategies for working with veterans who are involved with the criminal justice system.

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• Matt Stiner, Office of Congressional and Legislative Affairs, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs • Melanie Avery, Philanthropy & Public Affairs, Veterans on the Rise, Inc.


Friday, May 16th, 2014 Detail

8:30 – 9:45 a.m.

Plenary: Second Chances in Action (MARYLAND BALLROOM) S PE A K E R S :

Kennard Ray

Cynthia Cloney

Kumar Viswanathan

Audrey Shreder

Vivien Blackford, Member, Connecticut Sentencing Commission

Dr. Beth Skinner, Reentry Program Director, CSG Justice Center

David A. D’Amora, Director, National Initiatives Division, CSG Justice Center

9:45 – 11:00 a.m.

Plenary: Assessing the Impact of Your Program (MARYLAND BALLROOM)

This plenary will be led by a panel that includes researchers involved in federally-funded cross-site evaluations of Second Chance Act programs. The speakers will share interim findings from their ongoing evaluations, where available, and discuss common program design and implementation challenges that arise in evaluations of reentry programs. Whether you have already launched an evaluation, are in the process of selecting an evaluator, or are not planning to conduct an evaluation, this plenary will provide practical suggestions for developing an evaluable program. S PE A K E R S :

Dr. Ron D’Amico, President/CEO, Social Policy Research Associates

Dr. Pam Lattimore, Director, Center for Justice, Safety, and Resilience, RTI International

Dr. Christine Lindquist, Senior Research Sociologist, RTI International

Janeen Buck Willison, Senior Research Associate, The Urban Institute

Dr. Akiva Liberman, Senior Fellow, The Urban Institute

Jessica Tyler, Research Manager, CSG Justice Center

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Friday, May 16th

11:00 – 11:15 a.m.

Break

11:15 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Grantee Workshops During this time, designated Second Chance Act grantees should attend a panel that will discuss key issues related to the performance measurement requirements for the grant program, while the rest of the grantees will participate in workshops led by their technical assistance providers from the CSG Justice Center. In the afternoon, the workshops will switch. FY10 Adult Demonstration Grantees involved in National Institute of Justice-funded evaluations should attend the meetings with their evaluators listed below.

Demonstrating the Impact of Your Program These panels will present the highlights of the SCA performance measurement requirements, discuss common challenges that grantees face in collecting required data, and provide advice for developing a data collection system that will enable programs to report data regularly.

SCA Adult Demonstration/Reentry Court/Co-occurring Disorder Treatment Grantees (M ARYLAND BALLROOM) S PE A K E R S :

Thurston Bryant, Policy Advisor for Corrections, Bureau of Justice Assistance, U.S. Department of Justice

Rachel Brushett, Senior Research Associate, CSR, Inc.

Debbie Boar, Deputy Director of Reentry Initiatives, Harlem Community Justice Center

Hank Rosen, Policy Analyst, CSG Justice Center

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Friday, May 16th

SCA Juvenile Grantees (E ASTERN SHORE 2) S PE A K E R S :

Janet Chiancone, Associate Adminstrator, Budget and Administration Division, Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP), U.S. Department of Justice

Carla Praylow, Performance Measures Planning Coordinator, OJJDP

Christine Norton, Senior Data Analyst, CSR, Inc.

Smart Probation Grantees (CHESAPEAKE F) S PE A K E R S :

Juliene James, Senior Policy Advisor for Justice Systems, Bureau of Justice Assistance, U.S. Department of Justice

Summer Brenwald, Senior Research Associate, CSR, Inc.

Wrap-up Exercises SCA Adult Mentoring Grantees (CHESAPEAKE D-E) SCA Family-Based Substance Abuse Treatment Grantees (M ARYLAND 1) SCA Technology Career Training Grantees (CHESAPEAKE G-H)

Meeting with Evaluators FY10 Adult Demonstration Grantees (CHESAPEAKE J)

12:30 – 2:00 p.m.

Lunch

Meals are not provided, but a lunch buffet will be available for purchase at the federal per diem rate at Pienza, located in the hotel’s lower atrium. Maps of additional dining options in the area are available at the Convention Registration Desk. The BJA State Policy Advisors who oversee the Second Chance Act grant programs will be available in the Maryland Ballroom from 1:15-1:45 to meet with grantees and answer questions.

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Friday, May 16th

2:00 – 3:15 p.m.

Grantee Workshops During this time, designated grantees should attend a panel that will discuss key issues related to the performance measurement requirements for the grant program, while the rest of the grantees will participate in workshops led by their technical assistance providers from the CSG Justice Center. In the afternoon, the workshops will switch.

Demonstrating the Impact of Your Program (M ARYLAND BALLROOM) SCA Technology Career Training Demonstration/Family-Based Substance Abuse Treatment/Adult Mentoring Grantees

Wrap-up Exercises SCA Adult Demonstration Grantees (E ASTERN SHORE 2 ) SCA Adult Co-Occurring Disorder Treatment Grantees (CHESAPEAKE D-E) Smart Probation Grantees (CHESAPEAKE F) SCA Statewide Recidivism Reduction Grantees (CHESAPEAKE A/B) SCA Juvenile Demonstration, Mentoring, and Co-occurring Grantees (CHESAPEAKE G/H)

3:15 – 3:30 p.m.

Break

3:30 – 4:00 p.m.

Closing

(MARYLAND BALLROOM)

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