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2017 CJAB Conference


Law Enforcement, Courts, and Corrections in the 21st Century

When: April 4-5, 2017

Where: The Penn Stater Conference Center Hotel, State College

What: The 2017 CJAB Conference: "Law Enforcement, Courts, and Corrections in the 21st Century" will, once again, bring together criminal justice, behavioral health, and treatment partners in what promises to be a dynamic and informative two-day event.  We have a line-up of national and local experts that will discuss topics that are impacting our criminal justice and behavioral health systems.  By popular demand, we are excited to welcome back Mr. Carl Dawson who will speak on Medications Used in Substance-Related Disorders, Treatment Recovery as well as other addiction-related topics over the two-day event.  We are also excited to announce that Mr. Pete Earley, author and Pulitzer Prize finalist of Crazy: A Father’s Search Through America’s Mental Health Madness will be joining us as well as Dr. Brian R. Sims, a national and international consultant on the Fundamentals of Trauma-Informed Care.  Other topics will include 21st Century Policing, Justice Reinvestment, Procedural Justice, and many more!

Who Should Attend:  Criminal Justice; Behavioral Health; and Treatment Professionals 
We are pleased to announce that this years’ Conference has been awarded the following credits:
·        The Pennsylvania Continuing Legal Education (CLE) Board has approved the 2017 CJAB Conference for up to 11 CLEs credits.
·        The NASW-PA Chapter has approved the 2017 CJAB Conference for up to 11.5 Continuing Education (CEs) credits.  These credits are for licensed social workers, licensed clinical social workers, licensed marriage & family therapists, and licensed professional counselors, as approved by NASW-PA.

Registration is no longer available for this event.

To view the agendas:  Tuesday, April 4, 2017
                                      Wednesday, April 5, 2017
To view the Sessions Descriptions:  Session Descriptions April 4 2017
                                                              Session Descriptions April 5 2017
Presentations and Materials:
Individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder in the Justice System, Kate Hooven, MS, Justice System Consultant
A Positive P.A.C.E. (Police and Community Engagement) in the 21st Century, Jacqueline Bailey-Davis, M.Ed., Staff Inspector, Philadelphia Police Department, PPD Liaison for the Department of Justice & President's Task Force
No Cost Solutions to Diversion, Maureen McManus, Executive Director, Lehigh County Pretrial Services
Veterans' Mentoring Program, A Veterans' Court "Alternative", Leave No Veteran Behind, Maureen McManus,Executive Director, Lehigh County Pretrial Services
Medications Used in Substance Related Treatment and Recovery, Carl M. Dawson, MS, MAC, LPC, Independent Practice
Effective Treatment for Substance Related Disorders, Carl M. Dawson, MS, MAC, LPC, Independent Practice
Co-Occurring Disorders in Substance Related Disorders, Carl M. Dawson, MS, MAC, LPC, Independent Practice
A New Look Justice-Involved Women & Chester County's WRAP Program, Jennifer Lopez, Deputy Chief, Chester County Probation, Parole & Pretrial Services
Trauma-Informed Care - Understanding the Effects of Trauma on the People We Serve, Brian Sims, M.D., Psychiatrist, National Center for Trauma Informed Care
Using Data to Combat the Opioid Epidemic, Lynn S. Mirigian, PhD, Technical Assistant Center Projector Director School of Pharmacy, Program Evaluation and Research Unit and Daniel Panusky, Supervisory Intelligence Research Specialist, US Department of Justice - DEA, Philadelphia Division
As always there is no registration fee to attend.  This event promises to be an excellent training and networking opportunity for our justice and behavioral health partners.  Deadline for registration is March 15, 2017. 
For overnight accommodations, please contact the Penn Stater Hotel and Conference Center and utilize the booking code PCCD17A.  Deadline for the discounted room rate of $121.00 is March 4, 2017.  
For your convenience, Early Bird check-in at the registration desk will be available on Monday, April 3, 2017 from 4:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.  
We hope to see you in State College for this great event.