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SUNDAY AUGUST 4, 2013 Thank you to our Silver Sponsor Motorola Solutions 12:00 noon – 4:30 p.m. 3:00 – 7:30 p.m.

Exhibit Hall Set-up Forum Registration

Grand Ballroom Balcony - 8th Floor Sullivan Foyer - 8th Floor

4:30 – 6:00 p.m.

Opening Ceremony

Grand Ballroom - 7th Floor

Welcoming Remarks President National Criminal Justice Association Phil Stevenson President Justice Research & Statistics Association David Usery Chairman of the Board IJIS Institute Denise O’Donnell Director Bureau of Justice Assistance Cure Violence (formerly CeaseFire) applies a public health approach to stopping shootings and killings in neighborhoods with high levels of violence. Its work was featured in the award winning PBS documentary The Interrupters the story of three ‘peacemakers’ on the CeaseFire staff working to prevent violence in Chicago neighborhoods. After showing clips from the film, a panel of individuals involved with Cure Violence will offer multiple perspectives - field staff, law enforcement, evaluators and leadership - and will react to and discuss the Cure Violence model in-depth and answer audience questions. Moderator: Candice Kane, Ph.D., Chief Operating Officer, Cure Violence Presenters: Lenore Cerniglia, Associate Director of Research, Center Demonstration Projects, Center for Court Innovation Major Anthony Ell, Kansas City Police Department Gary Slutkin, Executive Director, and Founder Cure Violence Ricardo (Cobe) Williams, National Trainer, Cure Violence

6:00 – 7:30 p.m.

Welcome Reception

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Grand Ballroom Balcony - 8th Floor

MONDAY AUGUST 5, 2013 7:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. 7:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. 7:30 – 8:15 a.m.

Forum Registration Exhibit Hall Continental Breakfast

Sullivan Foyer - 8th Floor Grand Ballroom Balcony - 8th Floor Grand Ballroom Balcony - 8th Floor

7:30 - 8:15 a.m.

Inside the Beltway

Grand Ballroom - 7th Floor

NCJA staff will offer its annual look at Congressional and Administration activities that affect state, local and tribal criminal justice policymakers and practitioners. The discussion will include appropriations for federal criminal justice assistance programs and upcoming federal legislation. Presenters: Cabell Cropper, Executive Director, National Criminal Justice Association Elizabeth Pyke, Director of Government Affairs, National Criminal Justice Association 8:15 – 8:30 a.m.


Grand Ballroom Balcony - 8th Floor

8:30 – 9:30 a.m.

Opening Plenary

Grand Ballroom - 7th Floor

Plato referred to those who serve in government as “Guardians” who are entrusted with the noble calling of upholding and preserving the democracy. With the cornerstone of any democracy being the law, those who serve in any part of our justice system must be grounded in our nation’s highest principles. This session will serve as a reminder of the noble cause we serve and reignite the passion that easily wanes in our daily struggles. It will also anchor our labors into a deeper sense of purpose leading to renewed energy and commitment to public service. Introduction: Denise O’Donnell, Director, Bureau of Justice Assistance Presenter: Michael Nila, Founder and President, Shibumi 9:30 – 10:00 a.m.


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MONDAY AUGUST 5, 2013 10:00 – 11:30 a.m.

Voices from the Field – Regional Caucuses

Forum participants are invited to meet with colleagues from their region to engage in a facilitated dialogue to define the issues, priorities and concerns they face as criminal justice policymakers and practitioners. As different regions of the country face their own challenges, discuss how your neighbors are meeting the challenges facing your region. In addition, NCJA uses the priorities developed in these sessions to guide its work over the course of the year. The list of priorities developed by each region will be distributed to Forum participants.





Maine Vermont Washington

North Dakota

New Hampshire Minnesota


New York


Rhode Island



South Dakota


Connecticut Pennsylvania

Idaho Iowa



Nebraska Illinois



District of Columbia

Nevada Utah Colorado




West Virginia Kentucky


Virginia North Carolina

Tennessee New Mexico


South Carolina

Arkansas Alabama

Hawaii Texas


Mississippi Louisiana

Florida Northern Mariana Islands


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New Jersey Delaware

MONDAY AUGUST 5, 2013 12:00 noon - 1:30 p.m.

Luncheon Keynote

Grand Ballroom - 7th Floor

Chicago Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy will speak about the Chicago Police Department’s comprehensive policing strategy. Presenter: Garry McCarthy, Superintendent, Chcago Police Department

Luncheon sponsored by Quipa

1:30 – 1:45 p.m.


Monday Workshop Sessions

Grand Ballroom Balcony - 8th Floor

1:45 - 3:15 p.m.

SESSION 1 Embedding Evidence-Based Practices (EBP) in Local Programs Empire - 7th Floor

State Criminal and Juvenile Justice Agency Administrators face challenges in embedding evidenced-based principles, policies, and practices in state and local programs. This session provides the opportunity to learn about two state level programs that have successfully used EBPs in program development, implementation, evaluation, and continuous system improvement. The Florida Redirection Program and the Missouri Approach are both examples of successful implementation of true system change through the use of EBPs. Through moderated discussion, the session will offer participants the opportunity to consider new approaches to promote and expand the use of evidence-based principles and practices in criminal and juvenile justice systems in their own states. Moderator: Fran Ecker, Senior Policy Adviser for Strategic Planning, National Criminal Justice Association Presenters: Tim Decker, Director, MO Division of Youth Services Clay Yeager, Senior Consultant, Evidence Based Associates

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MONDAY AUGUST 5, 2013 SESSION 2 Big Data and Analytics in Corrections Camelot - 3rd Floor

The definition of “big data” continues to get “bigger” thanks to the internet and volumes of online data. In addition, more data than ever before is being created and aggregated enabling more informed decision-making if the right approach and tools are used. This session will focus on the value of enabling the access to, management of, and analysis of volume data as it pertains to the Corrections sector in making critical decisions. The session will include panelists from industry and corrections and will address concepts and evolving standards and trends around Big Data in Corrections; the emerging technologies that are harnessing the vast power of information via private and public sources; the impact, challenges and value proposition for corrections as part of the overall criminal justice information sharing (CJIS) architecture; and the relationship between Big Data and Cloud Computing. Moderator: Matt D’Alessandro, Senior Business Development Manager, Motorola Solutions Presenters: Iveta Topolova, Regional Architect, Microsoft Carl Wicklund, Executive Director, American Probation and Parole Association

SESSION 3 Using Administrative Records for Research and Policy Toledo - 5th Floor

Administrative records have long been used by agencies for operational purposes; states are increasingly using such records for research purposes and to make policy decisions. To do so poses challenges related to the quality of data, legal or political considerations, concerns about confidentiality of records, and problems linking data from different sources and agencies. Statistical Analysis Center (SAC) directors will discuss the issues involved in such efforts, ways that researchers can overcome the problems, and the advantages of using administrative records to answer critical questions. Moderator: Devon Adams, Chief, Criminal Justice Data Improvement Program, Bureau of Justice Statistics Presenters: Terry Salo, Deputy Commissioner, Office of Justice Research and Performance, NY State Divison of Criminal Justice Services Max Schlueter, SAC Director, VT Center for Justice Research Paul Stageberg, Administrator, Division of Criminal and Juvenile Justice Planning, IA Department of Human Rights

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MONDAY AUGUST 5, 2013 SESSION 4 Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA) Renaissance - 5th Floor

The final rule implementing the Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA) was published on June 20, 2012 and became law on August 20, 2012. The final rule, PREA standards, applies to all adult and juvenile confinement facilities to include prisons, jails, police lock ups and community residential centers. The first compliance audit cycle begins August 20, 2013. The Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) is in the process of training and certifying the first cohort of auditors. The issue of audits and compliance with respect to the potential 5 percent loss of federal funds will be discussed. Moderator: Denise O’Donnell, Director, Bureau of Justice Assistance Presenters: Anadora (Andie) Moss, President, The Moss Group Inc. Cherie Townsend, Consultant, The Moss Group Reginald Wilkinson, President/CEO, OH College Access Network and Chair, National Review Panel on Prison Rape 3:15 – 3:30 p.m.


Monday Workshop Sessions

Grand Ballroom Balcony - 8th Floor

3:30 - 5:00 p.m.

SESSION 1 Budgeting and Cost Benefit Analysis for Criminal Justice Decision Makers Empire - 7th Floor

In today’s fiscal climate program funders and administrators are increasingly called upon to justify expenditure of public funds through rigorous analysis of costs and outcomes. Mike Wilson will discuss the Pew-MacArthur Results First Initiative (Results First) cost-benefit model, a cutting-edge tool that uses the best national research and states’ own criminal justice data to calculate long-term costs and benefits of programs and policies that reduce crime. John Roman, senior fellow in the Justice Policy Center at the Urban Institute will discuss the Institute’s work cost benefit analysis and how State Agency Administrators (SAA) and Statistical Analysis Center (SAC) directors can employ this analysis in their decision making. Moderator: Cabell Cropper, Executive Director, National Criminal Justice Association Presenters: John Roman, Senior Fellow, Urban Institute Mike Wilson, Consultant

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MONDAY AUGUST 5, 2013 SESSION 2 Cyber Crime

Camelot - 3rd Floor This session will inform attendees on the new forms of crime brought about from the use of modern technologies (social media criminal actions, flash mobs, electronic fencing). The scope of discussion will recognize case examples of the use of technological capabilities in the commission of crimes, and the new challenges of combatting these crimes when confined to the use of traditional methods. Attendees will receive perspectives from both professional practice and technology experts involved in active cyber crime initiatives. Moderator: Patricia Hammar, Founder/ Managing Member, PKH Enterprises Presenter: Steve Bruck, President, BruckEdwards, Inc.

SESSION 3 National and State-level Victimization Data for Decision Makers Toledo - 5th Floor

For the past several years, the Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) has been working on the redesign of the National Crime Victimization Survey (NCVS). Researchers rely heavily on NCVS for information about the nature of victimization, including questions that cannot be answered by crime data collected by law enforcement agencies. A major drawback of NCVS to date has been the inability to disaggregate the data to the state level. BJS will provide an overview of the redesign and their efforts to provide subnational estimates based on samples drawn from the largest states. SAC directors will discuss ways in which subnational estimates and complementary efforts can be useful to the states for research and planning, as well as an example of the data that a state-level victimization survey can provide. Moderator: Janeena Wing, Director, ID Statistical Analysis Center Presenters: William Sabol, Director, Bureau of Justice Statistics Marjorie Stanek, Research Coordinator, KY Justice and Public Safety Cabinet, Statistical Analysis Center Phil Stevenson, Director, Statistical Analysis Center, AZ Criminal Justice Commission

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MONDAY AUGUST 5, 2013 TRACK 4 The Nobility of Policing Renaissance - 5th Floor

A badge is a symbol of public trust and a law enforcement officer’s authority to enforce laws, yet it is the person behind the badge who exercises the judgment as to how the law is used and justice pursued. Exercising sound judgment is essential to effective policing. Policing demands virtues of good character such as patience, the desire to help others, humility, a sense of fairness and justice, and courage and practical wisdom. Michael Nila will discuss his partnership with the Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) to deliver training that provides for personal and cultural transformation, and focuses on the development of the “whole individual.” The training addresses character traits of courage and practical wisdom, and instills a sense of, and commitment to, the purpose and nobility of the policing profession. Introduction: Catherine (Kate) McNamee, Policy Advisor for Law Enforcement and Adjudications, Bureau of Justice Assistance Speaker: Michael Nila, Founder and President, Shibumi

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TUESdAY AUGUST 6, 2013 7:00 a.m. – 1:15 p.m. 7:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. 7:00 – 8:15 a.m.

Forum Registration Exhibit Hall Continental Breakfast

Sullivan Foyer - 8th Floor Grand Ballroom Balcony - 8th Floor Grand Ballroom Balcony - 8th Floor

7:30 – 8:15 a.m.

Breakfast with the Experts

Grand Ballroom - 7th Floor

This is your opportunity to ask questions and learn more about important topics affecting justice and public safety. These unstructured round tables will provide a unique opportunity to discuss these initiatives with program managers, government officials and topical experts. This year’s table topics are: • Police-Community Relations and Rethinking Police Performance Measures: Dr. Dennis Rosenbaum, Director, Center for Research in Law and Justice, University of Illinois, Chicago • Criminal Justice System Response to Persons with Mental Health Issues: Dr. Arthur Lurigio, Director, Center for the Advancement of Research, Training and Education, Loyola University, Chicago • Issues in Corrections Reform: John Maki, President, John Howard Association • PMT (the Performance Measurement Tool): Tracey Trautman, Deputy Director, BJA; Diana Moran, Deputy Director, TN Office of Criminal Justice Programs • Strategic Planning and Evidence-Based Practices: Fran Ecker, Senior Policy Adviser for Strategic Planning, NCJA • Interstate Information Sharing: David Steingraber, Senior Policy Adviser for Information Sharing, NCJA • BJS’ Interest in Administrative Records and Recidivism Research: Howard Snyder, Deputy Director, BJS • Criminal Justice Cost-Benefit Analysis: Mike Wilson, Consultant, and John Roman, Senior Fellow, Urban Institute • NCJA-JRSA: Opportunities to Enhance State Research and Data Analysis: Phil Stevenson, AZ SAC Director and JRSA President, and Bob Boehmer, Director, University of Illinois At Chicago, Institute for Public Safety Partnerships and NCJA Board of Directors • e-courts: Marlene Martineau, Business Development Manager, New Dawn Technologies • Big Data & Analytics in Corrections: Matt D’Alessandro, Senior Business Development Manager, Motorola Solutions; Iveta Topalova, Regional Architect, Microsoft • SAVIN - Victim Notification Service Specification Package: Stephanie Cassavaugh, Senior Project Manager, IJIS; John Daugherty, CIO, MT Department of Corrections; Brent Myers, Director of Registration and Victim Services Division, IN Department of Correction 8:15 – 8:30 a.m.


Tuesday Workshop Sessions

Grand Ballroom Balcony - 8th Floor

8:30 - 9:45 a.m.

TRACK 1 Enhancing Public Safety through Cross-Boundary Information Sharing Empire - 7th Floor

Information sharing is at the heart of improving public safety and the quality of justice in America. In this workshop, you will hear how, even during these austere fiscal times, states have collaborated to share information across boundaries to protect public safety. Presenters will share success stories and lessons learned involving inter-state, statetribal, real time crime centers and fusion center efforts. Moderator: Chris Kervick, Deputy Director, DE Criminal Justice Council Presenters: John Bennett, Assistant Chief of Operations, Tampa (FL) Police Department Jason Hutchens, Solution Sales Engagement Manager, Motorola Solutions George March, CIO, Office of Information Technology, Regional Information Sharing Systems (RISS)

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TUESdAY AUGUST 6, 2013 TRACK 2 The Case for National Information Sharing Standards: Successful Implementation of the Victim Notification Service Specification Package Camelot - 3rd Floor

The future of Statewide Automated Victim Information and Notification (SAVIN) systems is more complex and exciting than ever. The increased need and visibility of automated victim notification services, combined with the adoption of emerging information sharing standards, creates enhanced capability for new and existing SAVIN programs. In 2011, the IJIS Institute led the creation of a national Victim Notification Information Sharing Standard and partnered with a diverse group of subject matter experts to produce a National Information Exchange Model (NIEM)-conformant Information Exchange Package Documentation, a Global Reference Architecture (GRA)-conformant Service Specification, related technical documentation, outreach materials. The standard and services developed were then implemented at the Montana Department of Corrections. The Victim Notification Service Specification Package (VN SSP) is designed as a standard for providing timely information and notification of key events to victims. This workshop will provide an overview of the VN SSP, the ability of standards to increase information sharing capabilities, and the Information Exchange Package Document (IEPD) development process. Panelists from the Montana Department of Corrections and the Indiana Department of Corrections will discuss their experience using a standardsbased implementation framework for offender information exchange with their Victim Notification Service provider and answer participant questions about their implementation experience. The session will conclude with information about the SAVIN Technology Assistance Project (S-TAP) offered through the National SAVIN Training & TA Project (STAP). S-TAP is available to assist SAVIN programs interested in implementing the standard with their own systems. Moderator: Stephanie Cassavaugh, Senior Project Manager, IJIS Institute Presenters: John Daugherty, CIO, MT Department of Corrections Brent Myers, Director of Registration and Victim Services, IN Department of Correction

TRACK 3 Recidivism

Toledo - 5th Floor Concerns about recidivism drive many decisions about sentencing, corrections, and diversionary programs, including budgeting for adequate facilities and knowing which programs to fund. For the past few years, BJS has worked with Nlets and NORC to develop a system to use standardized state criminal history records to study recidivism. This will be the first national study of recidivism since 1994, and will be the first time that automated data from the states will be made available to them in a way that enables them to use the data for critical decisionmaking. BJS will explain its project and the nature of the data that will be available to each state. In addition, the Illinois SAC will share the online tool it developed to track recidivism using criminal history records as well as other data. Moderator: Sue Burton, Director, FL Statistcal Analysis Center, FL Department of Law Enforcement Presenters: Mark Powers, Research Analyst, IL Criminal Justice Information Authority Howard Snyder, Deputy Director, Bureau of Justice Statistics

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TUESdAY AUGUST 6, 2013 TRACK 4 Pay for Success

Renaissance - 5th Floor For too long, the U.S. Government has funded programs based upon metrics that tell us how many people we are serving, but little about how we are improving their lives. As part of the Obama Administration’s commitment to using taxpayer dollars effectively, they are employing innovative new strategies to help ensure that the essential services of government produce their intended outcomes. Now more than ever, federal programs must be measurably effective and designed to do more with fewer resources. Pay for Success is an innovative way of partnering with philanthropic and private sector investors to create incentives for service providers to deliver better outcomes at lower cost—producing the highest return on taxpayer investments. It is designed to be a low risk way for governments to get better outcomes (in some models, government dollars only kick in when outcomes are realized and validated). The concept is simple: pay providers after they have demonstrated success, not based on the promise of success, as is done now. This model is also intended to encourage providers to select programs that have been proven to be effective through sound research and rigorous evaluations. This session will describe the Pay for Success model and provide information on how this effort is moving forward inside the Department of Justice. Moderator: Denise O’Donnell, Director, Bureau of Justice Assistance Presenters: Rebecca Leventhal, Director, Product Development Team, Social Finance John Roman, Ph.D., Senior Fellow, The Urban Institute 9:45 – 10:00 a.m.


Tuesday Workshop Sessions

Grand Ballroom Balcony - 8th Floor

10:00 - 11:15 a.m.

TRACK 1 Examining the Intersection of Behavioral Health and Criminal Justice Systems Empire - 7th Floor

It is often been noted that the largest mental health facilities in this country are local jails and state prisons. In addition we know that our correctional facilities are filled with offenders who have been arrested for drug related crimes or crimes committed to feed their underlying addictions. The Council of State Government estimated that 14 percent of men and 31 percent of woman in jail and state prison suffer from chronic and persistent mental illness. In the federal prison system alone, 47 percent of offenders are incarcerated for drug crime. This workshop will look at this issue from various perspectives and examine strategies states have used to keep individuals from entering or returning to the criminal justice systems. In addition this panel will examine how the Affordable Care Act may impact the ability of justice involved individuals to seek and obtain treatment for their often unmet behavioral health needs. Moderator: Paul Egbert, Grants Program Manager, OR Criminal Justice Commission Presenters: Devarshi Bajpai, Addiction Services Manager, Multnomah County (OR) Addiction Program Victoria Cochran, JD, State Coordinator, Mental Health and Criminal Justice Services, VA Department of Behavioral Health & Developmental Services Pamela Rodriguez, President, TASC, Inc.

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TUESdAY AUGUST 6, 2013 TRACK 2 Big Data and Cloud Computing in Law Enforcement and Criminal Justice Camelot - 3rd Floor

The transition from buzzword to practice, presenting What’s new in the adoption of new technologies for big data/ analytics and cloud computing in law enforcement and criminal justice? What are the opportunities and unique challenges for these technologies in the law and justice domains. This session will look at how big data and cloud services are being introduced, including the most significant hurdles to adoption and use, and the criterion to ensure successful use. This session will include the sharing of study results on the application of cloud services in law enforcement and criminal justice, as well as case studies of early adopters to include lessons learned. Moderator: Paul Wormeli, Executive Director Emeritus, IJIS Institute Presenters Tim Paydos, Director, World-Wide Government Big Data, IBM

TRACK 3 Measuring the Effectiveness of Multijurisdictional Law Enforcement Drug Task Forces (MJTFs) Toledo - 5th Floor

Many states are using part of their Byrne Justice Assistance Grant (Byrne JAG) money to fund MJTFs, which are cooperative law enforcement efforts involving two or more agencies from different jurisdictions working together to address the problem of drug crime. This session will provide information on efforts by the State Statistical Analysis Centers in Georgia and Illinois to assess the performance of their MJTFs, and the outcomes of those efforts. Moderator: Stan Orchowsky, Research Director, Justice Research and Statistics Association Presenters: Stefanie Lopez-Howard, SAC Director, GA Criminal Justice Coordinating Council Mark Myrent, Associate Director, IL Criminal Justice Information Authority

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TUESdAY AUGUST 6, 2013 TRACK 4 Evidence-Based Violence Reduction Strategies Renaissance - 5th Floor

This session will provide an overview of evidence-based violence reduction strategies. Participants will have the opportunity to hear presentations about the most effective violence reduction strategies currently available. In addition, participants will hear from practitioners and researchers who have developed a record of successful, evidenced-based violence reduction policies and practices. Panelists will discuss how criminal justice scholars help agencies use their data and resources more effectively and efficiently to reduce violence. Moderator: Cornelia Sigworth, Senior Advisor to the Deputy Director for Policy, Bureau of Justice Assistance Presenters: Roseanna Ander, Executive Director, University of Chicago Crime Lab Charlie Ransford, Senior Researcher, Cure Violence Craig Uchida, President and Founder, Justice Securities and Strategies 11:15 – 11:30 a.m.


Grand Ballroom Balcony - 8th Floor

11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Awards Luncheon

Grand Ballroom - 7th Floor

The National Criminal Justice Association will recognize outstanding programs that have made a positive impact on community safety and criminal justice policy and practice. Each year the NCJA Outstanding Criminal Justice Awards recognize five programs that showcase successful promising practices in criminal justice. The programs selected address important criminal justice issues; demonstrate effectiveness based upon the programs’ stated goals; are good examples of the use of federal funds to initiate a program that is subsequently supported through state and local funds or are self-sustaining; and can be easily replicated. Winners will be announced at the Awards Luncheon.



1:00 – 1:15 p.m.







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TUESdAY AUGUST 6, 2013 Tuesday Workshop Sessions

1:15 - 2:45 p.m.

TRACK 1 Current Issues in Grants Management Empire - 7th Floor

A panel composed of current and former justice grant administrators will discuss current issues, trends and hot topics in grants management today, including the proposed Office of Management and Budget (OMB) revisions to the Circulars and their impact on the administration of federal funding. This session will benefit anyone who is new to the area of grants, as well as those seasoned administrators who would like to hear the latest news in grant administration. Moderator: Eden Freeman, Assistant City Manager for Support Services, City of Sandy Springs, GA Presenters: Lisa Nine Accordini, Senior Staff Associate, National Criminal Justice Association Tanya Dickinson, Grants Branch Manager, KY Justice and Public Safety Cabinet

TRACK 2 Courts E-Filing

Camelot - 3rd Floor This presentation will begin with a presentation of the Courts 101 white paper published by the IJIS Institute Courts Advisory Committee representing a variety of highly regarded sources including National Center for State Courts, Bureau of Justice Assistance, and close to 100 years of collective service in courts themselves from the committee members. The session will focus on the process supporting the rights of U.S. citizens, prosecutors, public defenders and the private bar to engage the trial courts. Traditionally, court filing has been a labor intense process requiring large volumes of court services personnel. This session will discuss the use of technology applications to provide electronic court filing capabilities, specifically through the use of standards-based web services and the OASIS E-Court Filing specification. Case studies will be presented on the operational outcomes and improvements of e-filing in jurisdictions where these facilities have been implemented. Moderator: Marlene Martineau, Business Development Manager, New Dawn Technologies Presenters: Keith Brin, Clerk of the Circuit Court, Lake County, IL Mark Dobek, Director, Judicial Information Systems, MI Supreme Court Jim Harris, Principal Court Management Consultant, National Center for State Courts

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TUESdAY AUGUST 6, 2013 TRACK 3 Implementing Evidence-Based Practices: Colorado’s EPIC Initiative Toledo - 5th Floor The emerging field of “implementation science” has much to teach us about how to successfully take evidence-based practices to scale. This session will highlight the work of Colorado’s Evidence-Based Practices Implementation for Capacity (EPIC) initiative. EPIC is employing a Transformation Team to educate professionals in Mental Health First Aid, Motivational Interviewing®, and identifying and addressing criminogenic needs, evidence-based interventions designed to improve the interaction skills of criminal justice professionals who are responsible for supervising or providing therapeutic services to offenders living in the community, thereby improving the outcomes of offenders on their caseloads. Moderator: Stephen Haas, Director, WV Office of Research and Strategic Planning Presenters: Kim English, Director of Research, CO Department of Public Safety, Division of Criminal Justice Diane Pasini-Hill, Manager, EPIC Project, CO Department of Public Safety, Division of Criminal Justice Discussant: Roger Przybylski, Founder and Consultant, RKC Group

TRACK 4 Justice Reinvestment Implementation Renaissance - 5th Floor Justice Reinvestment provides states with expert technical assistance to engage in a comprehensive data analysis and planning process, and make significant shifts in criminal justice policy – who goes to prison, how long they stay, and how we can do a better job cutting the recidivism rate. The FY 2014 President’s budget includes $85 million for the Justice Reinvestment Initiative (JRI). This panel will focus on what the Justice Reinvestment initiative is and how it is being successfully implemented in states across America. Panelists will discuss the overall initiative and its evolution over the past few years as it has been implemented in various states. In addition, panelists from two successful JRI states will discuss the specifics of the initiative in their state, the struggles and successes they have faced as it has developed, and provide advice for other interested states. Lastly, the panel will include a member of a state legislature who will discuss the importance of developing and passing supporting state legislation. Moderator: Denise O’Donnell, Director, Bureau of Justice Assistance Presenters: Drewry Fennell, Executive Director, DE Criminal Justice Council Ellen McCann, Ph.D., Manager, State Research, Public Safety Performance Projects, The Pew Charitable Trusts Alison Shames, Associate Director and Director of Programs, Center on Sentencing and Corrections, Vera Institute of Justice John Tilley, Representative, KY State Legislature 8th District 2:45 – 3:00 p.m. Break Grand Ballroom Balcony - 8th Floor

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TUESdAY AUGUST 6, 2013 3:00 – 4:00 p.m.

Closing Plenary Session

Grand Ballroom - 7th Floor

Building on the priority issues identified in the Regional Caucuses on Monday, Forum participants will interact with the leadership of NCJA, JRSA, IJIS and BJA to further define the issues and develop next steps to take action on these priorities in the coming year.

4:00 – 4:30 p.m.

Door Prize Drawing

Grand Ballroom - 7th Floor

Forum participants can receive door prize tickets for each workshop evaluation they complete and by visiting the sponsor booths in the exhibit hall. The drawing for the prizes donated by the Forum sponsors will take place immediately at the conclusion of the Closing Plenary Session. You must be present to win!

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