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2016 CJAB Conference



When: April 12-13, 2016

Where: The Penn Stater Conference Center Hotel, State College

What: The 2016 CJAB Conference will, once again, bring together criminal justice, behavioral health, and treatment partners in what promises to be a dynamic and informative two-day event. Attendees will hear from federal and state leaders on topics such as:  Criminal Justice Reform; Pre-trial Services; Forensic Peer Support; and Expedited Medicaid Enrollment in County Jails, to name just a few. PCCD is also pleased to announce that we will be hosting Dr. Edward Latessa as a plenary speaker on Risk and Needs Assessments.

Who Should Attend:  Criminal Justice; Behavioral Health; Treatment; and Housing Professionals 

We are pleased to announce that this years’ Conference has been awarded the following credits:

  • Pennsylvania Continuing Legal Education (CLE) Board has approved the 2016 CJAB Conference for up to 12 CLEs.
  • NASW-PA Chapter is a co-sponsor of this workshop. Up to 12 CEs will be awarded for completion of this course. NASW has been designated as a pre-approved provider of professional continuing education for social workers  (Section 47.36), Marriage and Family Therapist (Section 48.36) and  Professional Counselors (Section 49.36) by  the PA State Board of Social Workers, Marriage & Family Therapists and Professional Counselors."
Registration is no longer available for this event.

To view Agendas:  Tuesday, April 12, 2016 Tuesday Agenda (PDF)  Wednesday, April 13, 2016 Wednesday Agenda (PDF)   

To view session descriptions, Tuesday Session Descriptions (PDF) for Tuesday, April 12, 2016, Wednesday Session Descriptions (PDF) for Wednesday, April 13, 2016.
Conference PowerPoint Presentations
The Incarcerated Parent (PDF) (Shauna Staranko, M.S., Parent and Community Educator, ParentWISE of Family Services of Western Pennsylvania)
HOPSCOTCH bridging the gap between Intercepts I and II (PDF) (Dave Plummer, Lancaster County Liaison to LCPD; Lt. Michael J. Bradley, Lancaster City Bureau of Police; Lawrence George, Executive Director, Lancaster County BH/DS; Teri Miller-Landon, Division Director/Special Supervision, AP&P and the Honorable Jayne Duncan, Esq., Magisterial District Justice)
Strategic Planning and Reentry Services in Northampton County (PDF) (Laura Savenelli, M.DIV, Northampton County Reentry Coordinator; Brian Watson, Deputy Administrator for Northampton County Mental Health; Dan Keen, Director of the Northampton County Department of Corrections; Dave Penchishen, Deputy Warden of Operations of Northampton County, Department of Corrections; Nancy Dischinat, Executive Director of the Lehigh Valley Workforce Development Board, Inc. and William Bartle, Strategic Initiatives Director for the Lehigh Valley Workforce Development Board, Inc.
Coordination, Collaboration, and Communication (PDF) Wendy Flanigan M.S., Emergency and Court Department of the Bucks County Department of Mental Health/Developmental Programs; Abbey Cassidy, Ph.D., Director of Mental Health at Bucks County Correctional Facility; Christine Woram, Supervisor, Bucks County Adult Probation & Parole Department; Michael J Whaley, M.S., Coordinator of the Community Treatment Team/Forensic Services Program (CTT/FSP) at Penndel Mental Health Center, Bucks County)
Putting a Wedge in the Revolving Door of Recidivism:  DUI Pretrial and Reentry Treatment Requirements (PDF) (Mr. Jerry Spangler and the Honorable Michael Barrasse, Lackawanna Court of Common Pleas)

Pretrial Justice Institute (PDF) (Cherise Fanno Burdeen, Executive Director)