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SUMMIT DETAILS

WHEN:

October 5-7, 2022

WHERE:

Hilton Palm Beach Airport

Booking Details Here

COST:

$325

(includes breakfast, lunch, and cocktail reception)

Schedule

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Wednesday:

4:00 p.m. – Registration opens

5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. – Welcome Reception

Thursday:

7:30 a.m. – Registration Opens

8:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. – Breakfast and Keynote Address

10:45 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. – Breakout Session 1

12:15 p.m. to 2:15 p.m. – Lunch and Keynote Address

2:30 p.m. to 3:45 p.m. – Breakout Session 2

4:00 p.m. to 5:15 p.m. – Breakout Session 3

Friday:

7:30 a.m. – Registration Opens

7:45 a.m. to 9:15 a.m. – Breakfast and Keynote Address

9:30 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. – Breakout session 4

11:00 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. – Breakout Session 5

12:30 p.m. to 2:15 p.m. – Lunch and Keynote Address

Click here to view the 2022 digital program
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Breakout
Topics

  • Behavioral health and reentry

  • Cultural competency

  • Education and reentry

  • Employment and reentry

  • Faith-based reentry

  • Family and the reentry process

  • Gender-specific reentry initiatives

  • Getting started with reentry in your community

  • Housing and reentry

  • Innovative reentry programming

  • Jail reentry

  • Peer support in reentry

  • Programming for high-risk reentrants

  • Reentry for older populations

  • Reentry for people with sexual offenses

  • Risk assessment

  • State-level reentry initiatives

  • Veteran-specific reentry initiatives

  • Youth reentry

Thursday Breakout Session - 1
Getting Started with Reentry in your Community: Keys to Making it Work

- Getting Started with Reentry in your Community

Carey Haughwout | Public Defender | Palm Beach County

Diana Stanley | Chief Executive Officer | The Lord’s Place

Craig Spatara | Director, Post-Release Services | The Geo Group, Inc.

Dr. Wendy Guastaferro | Professor and Director | Florida Atlantic University

 

The Role of Peer Mentoring and Peer Support in Successful Reentry

- The Role of Peer Mentoring and Peer Support in Successful Reentry

Oswald Newbold | Case Manager | The Reentry Center of Riviera Beach

Amlak-I Foley | Post-Release Case Manager | The GEO Group

One Less Barrier: Removing Legal Obstacles for Returning Citizens

- One Less Barrier: Removing Legal Obstacles for Returning Citizens

Jonathan Bleiweiss | Executive Director | Florida Justice Center
Alex Saiz | Director of Legal Services | Florida Justice Center

Dr. Noel Vest | Research Scientist | Stanford University 

 

 

Leaving Prison When Older: The Reentry Needs of Middle Age, Older, and Medically Compromised Persons

- Leaving Prison When Older: How Communities can Prepare for Older Formerly Incarcerated Individuals

Dr. Jessica Grosholz | Associate Professor | University of South Florida

Dr. Sandra Stone | Professor | University of South Florida

Dr. Sondra Fogel | Associate Professor | University of South Florida

- Aftercare Planning for Elderly and Medically Compromised Inmates: Florida’s Pathway

Melissa Black | Correctional Program Administrator, Bureau of Admission and Release Management | Florida Department of Corrections

- A Hand-Up, not a Handout: Economic Revitalization for Every Returning Citizen

Chasman Barnes | Policy Professional and Advocate for Criminal and Social Justice Reform

 

Fair Chance Hiring: What it is and How to Help Employers Understand its Benefits

- Fair-Chance Hiring in the Tech Industry

Michael Macias | Director of Employment Services | CROP Organization

Thursday Breakout Session - 2
State-Level Reentry Initiatives: How Florida and Nebraska do Reentry

- Honestly, Reentry Collaboration is for Everyone: How Nebraska Does Reentry

Kasey Moyer | Executive Director | Mental Health Association of Nebraska

Tony Britten | Reentry Program Manager | Nebraska Department of Correctional​ Services

LaVon Stennis-Williams | Facility and Community Reentry Program Development Consultant

Dr. Katelynn Towne | Research Coordinator | Nebraska Center for Justice Research, University of Nebraska at Omaha

 

- Innovative Reentry Initiatives and Programming

Nichole Landrum | Statewide Reentry Administrator | Florida Department of Corrections

 

The Importance of Cultural Competency in Reentry Work

- Racial and Cultural Barriers to Reentry and Preventive Action: The Deficiencies in Reentry Services and Public Education

Barbara Cheives | President and CEO | Converge & Associates Consulting, Inc.

Brian Knowles | Manager of the Office of African, African American, Latino, Holocaust, and Gender Studies | School District of Palm  Beach County

Reimagining Reentry in California and Beyond

- Reimagining Reentry

Terah Lawyer-Harper | Executive Director | CROP Organization

Jason Bryant | Director of Programs | CROP Organization

Michael Macias | Director of Employment Services | CROP Organization

 

It Takes a Village: Family in the Reentry Process

- Family Day Program at the Federal Bureau of Prisons

Clark Porter | Program Support Specialist | United States Probation Office Eastern District

Lisa White | Supervising Probation Officer | United States Probation Office Eastern District

- The Village: Examining the Impact of Family Members and Social Support Structures on Returning Citizens

Orie Bullard | Director | The Reentry Center

Ron Dixon | Reentry Coordinator | The Reentry Center

Oswald Newbold | Case Manager | The Reentry Center

 

Building upon the Strength of the Faith-Based Community to Broaden Support and Resources for Reentry Efforts

- Remember Those in Prison

Lazaro Lopez | Regional Director | Prison Fellowship

Brandon Boyce | Field Director | Prison Fellowship

 

- Faith-Based Programs in Prison: Finding Faith or An Effective Methodology For Reducing Recidivism?

Dr. Jim Parker | Volunteer | Prison Ministry

Thursday Breakout Session - 3
The Underestimated Role of Higher Education in Reentry

- Collaborating with Local Prisons: Bringing Education to Incarcerated Individuals

Dr. Jennifer Brinkley | Assistant Professor | University of West Florida

 

- Community Colleges as Reentry Partners: Pedagogies and Services that Support Reintegration and Academic Achievement at Palm Beach State College and Broward College

Dr. Richard Louis | Assistant Professor of Speech Communication | Broward College

Alia Spencer | Faculty Librarian | Palm Beach State College

 

- Collegiate Recovery Programs: Saving the Criminal Justice System Millions and Never Getting Credit

Dr. Noel Vest | Research Scientist | Stanford University

 

 

Incorporating Evidence-Based Reentry Practices in Transitional Employment Programs

- Integrating Evidence-Based Reentry Practices with Transitional Work in a Social Enterprise

Amy Barch | Founder and Executive Director | Turn90

 

- The Implementation, Evaluation, and Outcomes of a Transitional Employment Program

Dr. Cassandra Atkin-Plunk | Associate Professor and Associate Director | Florida Atlantic University

 

 

The Integration of Housing, Peers, and Behavioral Health in Reentry

- Reentry: The Integration of Housing, Peers, and Behavioral Health

Hannah Studer | Deputy Director | Bridges to Change

Monta Knudson | CEO/Executive Director | Bridges to Change

 

- CARE Team and Beyond

Tyrina Pinkney | Director of Clinical Services | The Lord’s Place

 

 

Achieving Long-Term Recovery and Reducing Recidivism through Social Capital Enhancement

- Achieving Long-Term Recovery and Reducing Recidivism through Social Capital Enhancement

Dr. Heather Howard | Associate Professor | Florida Atlantic University

Nancy McConnell | Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder | Rebel Recovery Florida

Natalie Crespo | Chief Operating Officer | Rebel Recovery Florida

Cristina Mitchell | Care Coordinator | Rebel Recovery Florida

 

 

Risk-Needs Assessments in the 21st Century: When Research and Practice Intersect

- Corrections Integrated Needs Assessment System (CINAS): The Integration of Research and Practice to Assess Risk and Needs of the Florida Department of Corrections Inmate Population

Jennifer Rechichi | Assistant Bureau Chief of Program Development | Florida Department of Corrections

 

- Risk/Needs Assessment Instruments in the 21st Century: The Questions That Your Risk/Needs Assessment Instrument Should Answer

Dr. Ralph Fretz | Psychologist | Palm Beach County Youth Services Division