Annual Justice and Treatment Partnership Conference
Justice Kofi N. Barnes
Day One - December 7, 2021
9:00 am Eastern to 4:00 pm Eastern
REGISTER FOR DAY 1: TUESDAY, DECEMBER 7, 2021
DAY 1 TOPICS:
Overview of the Day
9:00 am – 9:15 am (15 minutes)
“A Road Paved with Good Intentions” - from People Places and Things
Narrator: Justice Barnes
Impacts of Homelessness and Poverty
9:15 am – 9:55 am (40 minutes)
Homelessness and poverty are common features of populations impacted by the intersection of Justice and Treatment. The criminogenic and other deleterious impacts of these circumstances and some strategies aimed at reducing these impacts are discussed.
Speaker: Professor Stephen Gaetz
Restorative Justice Approaches
9:55 am – 10:35 am (40minutes)
What is a Restorative Justice approach? Experienced practitioners discuss the rationale behind Restorative Justice programs, some program examples, limitations, advantages, challenges, successes, and other outcomes.
Speaker: Dr. Brenda Morrison
Justice and Treatment Partnerships targeting young Persons
10.35 am-11:15 am (40 minutes)
Youth Community Court and Community Justice Centers are examples of Justice and Treatment partnerships targeting youth. An experienced practitioner discusses the how, the why and the impacts of these programs
Speakers: Miriam Henry, Mike Brooks
Optimal and sub optimal states of Mental Health
11:20 am – 12:20 pm (60 minutes)
Some of the intricacies of mental health are discussed. The pandemic has revealed the importance of optimal mental health. A suboptimal mental health can have deleterious impact on a personal and societal level and is often a precursor for criminal and other anti-social behavior.
Speaker: Dr Kiran Patel
12:20 pm-1:20 pm (60 minutes)
Adopting a trauma informed approach in and out of the Courtroom
1:20 pm – 2:30 pm (70 minutes)
Learn about trauma, why understanding its impacts is important and some strategies to achieve optimal outcomes in and out of the courtroom.
Speakers: Lisa Callahan, Robin Cuff, Justice Barnes
2.30pm – 2.45pm (15 minutes)
The Opioid crisis – implications for the Criminal Justice System, Law Enforcement and Treatment
2:45 pm – 3:45 pm (60 minutes)
Substance abuse, addiction and the Opioid Crisis will be described. Impacts of the Opioid Crisis on the Criminal Justice System and Law Enforcement are discussed. Treatment strategies for addressing the opioid crises are discussed and explained.
Moderator: Mary Pagani
Speakers: Haley Hrymak, Allie Hunter, Dr Ali Damji
Conclusion of Day 1 and Preview of Day 2
3:45 pm – 4:00pm