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2018 CJAB Conference

Collaboration and Innovation: Keystone of Success

 

When: April 3-4, 2018

Where: The Penn Stater Conference Center Hotel, State College

What: The 2018 CJAB Conference “Collaboration and Innovation: Keystone of Success” will bring together criminal justice, behavioral health, and treatment partners in what promises to be a dynamic and informative two-day event. We have an exciting line-up of national and local experts who will discuss important topics impacting our criminal justice and behavioral health systems. We are excited to feature new plenary speakers, including Dr. James H. Fallon, author of “The Psychopath Inside: A Neuroscientist's Personal Journey into the Dark Side of the Brain”, who will explore the neurological science behind psychopathology. James Dill will present information about how everyday technologies are being used and misused to commit crime and avoid investigations. Tracey D. Syphax, entrepreneur and author of the book, ““From the Block to the Boardroom” will share his personal experience. The conference will feature other plenary speakers, as well as specialized tracks for Law Enforcement, Courts, Reentry, and Behavioral Health through a variety of breakout sessions offered on both days. This event promises to be an excellent training and networking opportunity for our justice and behavioral health partners. 

Who: The conference is open to all CJAB members, criminal justice, and behavioral health practitioners with specific tracks that include topics of interest specifically for Law Enforcement, Courts, Reentry and Behavioral Health, in addition to a plethora of plenary and breakout sessions with universal appeal to all criminal justice and behavioral health professionals.

Please note: Conference has been approved for 12 Continuing Judicial Education (CJE) Credits, 12 Continuing Legal Education (CLE) credits and 12.5 National Association of Social Workers continuing education credits. 

Registration Deadline is March 19, 2018

Registration is no longer available for this event.

Agendas: Tuesday, April 3, 2018

                Wednesday, April 4, 2018                  

Sessions Descriptions:  April 3-4, 2018

Presentations:

Masking IP Addresses and the Dark Web - James A. Dill, Deputy Chief-Retired, Innovative Technology & Investigative Solutions LLC

From the Block to the Boardroom - Tracey Syphax, President and COO of Phax Group Construction & Design LLC and the Senior Managing Partner of Phax Group Real Estate LLC

Why is Addiction a Family Disease? - Brynn Cicippio, LMFT, CAADC, LMFT & Associates

Women in Policing - Jacqueline L. Bailey-Davis M.Ed., Police Staff Inspector, Philadelphia Police Department

AOPC Data Exchange Services - Ami Levin, Data Exchange Project Manager, AOPC, Mark Rothermel, IT User Interface Manager, AOPC

JNET Agency Overview - Eric Webb, Executive Director, JNET, Joe Centurione, Communications Manager, JNET, Todd Sackett, Business Analyst, JNET

LEAP - Berks Connections/Pretrial Services (BCPS) - Laura Savenelli, M.Div., Reentry Coordinator, Northampton County, Monica Georges, M.S., LEAP Project Manager, Workforce Board Lehigh Valley, Peggy Kershner, Co-Executive Director, Berks Connections/Pretrial Services, Christine Guistwite, Reentry Director, Berks Connections/Pretrial Services

LEAP - Offender Workforce Development: Designing a Path to Success - Laura Savenelli, M.Div., Reentry Coordinator, Northampton County, Monica Georges, M.S., LEAP Project Manager, Workforce Board Lehigh Valley, Peggy Kershner, Co-Executive Director, Berks Connections/Pretrial Services, Christine Guistwite, Reentry Director, Berks Connections/Pretrial Services

How to Run a Residential Program on Two Rules and the Pickle Story - Kevin Kordzi, M.Ed., Director, Resources for Human Development CORE Program

Police & Mental Health Collaboration: Co-responder Program - Cori A. Seilhamer, MS, NCC, Mental Health Program Specialist, Franklin County, Steve Nevada, LSW, Assistant County Administrator, Franklin County, Kay Martin, Community Co-responder, Keystone Health, John Phillippy, Chief, Greencastle Police Department

County Jail Diversion-Avoiding Jailing Those with Mental Illness - Edward B. Michalik Psy.D., Mental Health/Developmental Disabilities/Aging, Executive Director, Berks County, Amy Groh, M.S, Director, Crisis Intervention & Intake Services, Service Access & Management, Inc., Andrea Concordia, M.S., Director, Mental Health Blended Case Management Services, Service Access & Management, Inc., Brandon Sands, LPC, Mental Health Forensic Diversion Specialist, Steven Stinsky, Chief of Police, Fleetwood Police Department

The Intercept Model for Early Diversion - Sarah S. Bainbridge, LCSW, Quality Clinician, Community Care Behavioral Health, Justin Behrens, LSW, IMED Program Director, Northeast Counseling Services

The Fair Housing Act: Rights, Remedies and Criminal Backgrounds - Kate Bosomworth, Esquire, Staff Attorney and Education & Outreach, Southwestern Pennsylvania Legal Services

Nature/Nurture Battle and the Control of Behavior - James Fallon, Ph.D., Professor of Psychiatry and Human Behavior University of California, Irvine

The Opioid Epidemic from a Law Enforcement Perspective - Laura A. Hendrick, Field Intelligence Manager, Philadelphia Field Division, Drug Enforcement Administration, US Department of Justice

Accountability and Recovery for Substance Use Disorder Defendants Project - Honorable Michael J. Barrasse, President Judge, Lackwanna County Court of Common Pleas, Jerry Spangler, J.D., Project Director, Department of Drug and Alcohol Programs

Trending Issues -  Honorable Michael J. Barrasse, President Judge, Lackwanna County Court of Common Pleas

Tapping into Opportunities at the Front Door of the Justice System: Promising Diversion Strategies at Intercept Two - Christina M. Finello, J.D., Ph.D., Deputy Director of Human Services, Bucks County, Carolynn Perry, Senior Administrative Officer, Bucks County Court Administration, Kristopher Thompson, LCSW, Director, Crisis Services, Lenape Valley Foundation, Ray McManamon, M.A., LPC, Forensic Liaison/Emergency & Court Coordinator, Bucks County Department of Mental Health & Developmental Programs

Essential Elements of a Pretrial System - Janice Radovick-Dean, Director, Allegheny Pretrial Services, Maureen McManus, Executive Director, Lehigh County Pretrial Services, Inc., Nicolle Schnovel, Co-Executive Director, Berks Connections/Pretrial Services

The Daring Way™--Wholehearted Living for Staff and Client Wellness in Criminal Justice - Jennifer Yingling, M.S. NCC, LPC, Licensed Professional Counselor, Pennsylvania Department of Corrections

Erie County Reentry Services and Support Alliance (ECRSSA) - Sheila Silman, M.S., ECRSSA Program Manager, Greater Erie Community Action Center, Marshall J. Piccinini, Esq., Assistant United States Attorney, Senior Litigation Counsel and Professional Responsibility Officer in the United States Attorney’s Office for the Western District of Pennsylvania, Mary Bula, Former Facilitator of Erie Together, Paul D. Gambill, M.S., Community Resource Specialist, United States Probation Office

Sentence Risk Assessment - Ryan Meyers, Sentencing Policy Specialist, Pennsylvania Commission on Sentencing

FASD Issue - Arc of PA- Winter 2018

Children's Matter Health Matters - Addressing the Challenge of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder - Gordon Hodas, M.D., Consulting Child & Adolescent Psychiatrist for PA Office of Mental Health & Substance Abuse Services, Lyn Becker, MBA, RMA, Parent Advocate, Co-Chair PA FASD Task Force

Children’s Mental Health Matters - Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD): Thirty Reasons Why Early Identification Matters - Gordon Hodas, M.D., Consulting Child & Adolescent Psychiatrist for PA Office of Mental Health & Substance Abuse Services

FASD: The Invisible Disorder that is Filling Beds in Juvenile Facilities and Prisons - Gordon Hodas, M.D., Consulting Child & Adolescent Psychiatrist for PA Office of Mental Health & Substance Abuse Services, Lyn Becker, MBA, RMA, Parent Advocate, Co-Chair PA FASD Task Force

From the Courtroom to the Classroom - Jeffrey Abramowitz, J.D., Director of Student Services & Workforce Development, Community Learning Center

Fee: There is no fee to attend and lunch is provided on both days.  

Cancellation Policy: In the past few years, a high volume of no-shows by people who have registered for the conference, but failed to attend, has resulted in a loss of substantial amount of funds. To ensure that this loss does not occur again, and to keep this conference free for attendees in the future, PCCD has instituted a strict policy requiring notification of cancellation by close of business on March 26, 2018 

Under this new policy, cancellations after March 26, 2018 and/or “no shows” will be charged $68/day for each day that you registered but did not attend. These costs are derived from the per-person day meeting package rate set by the Penn Stater Hotel and Conference Center.

There will be no charge for those who notify PCCD of their inability to attend in writing (email) by close of business on March 26, 2018.

Hotel Accommodations: For overnight accommodations, please visit The Penn Stater Hotel and Conference Center website or contact at 1-855-516-1090 or 1-814-863-5000 and utilize the booking code CJAB18ADeadline for the discounted room rate of $119.00 is Friday, March 2, 2018.

We hope to see you in State College for this great event!