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2018 Conference on Justice Involved Women and Girls

  • DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel, Minneapolis North 2200 Freeway Boulevard Minneapolis, MN, 55430 United States (map)

Registration now open! https://www.eventbrite.com/e/conference-on-justice-involved-women-and-girls-2018-tickets-41510100829?aff=eac2

Join the Task Force on Justice Involved Women and Girls as we explore disparities in the criminal justice system as experienced by women and girls.

Agenda
8:30am-9:00am: Registration & Breakfast (provided)

9:00-9:15: Welcome and Awards

9:15-9:45: Overlooked: Women in Jails in an Era of Reform, Kristine Riley, Vera Institute

9:45-9:55: Break

9:55-10:25: A Picture of Female Incarceration in Minnesota, Kelly Mitchell, Robina Institute

10:25-10:35: Break

10:35- 11:30: Break-out Session #1

(1) Are All Facilities Created Equal?: Parity for Women in Jails and Prisons
Presenters: Kristine Riley, Vera Institute
Jan Scott, Asst. Deputy Director, Ramsey County Community Corrections Adult Services; Guy Bosch, Asst. Warden, Shakopee Correctional Facility

(2) Women and Girls’ Pathways to Incarceration
Presenter: Vicki Hunter, Associate Professor of Sociology, Minnesota State Mankato

(3) Creating Change through Legislation & Policy
Presenters: Erica Gerrity, Program Director, Minnesota Prison Doula Project; Kathleen Lonegran, Director of Government Relations, MN Department of Corrections

11:30-12:15: Lunch (provided)

12:15-1:15: In Her Own Words: A Discussion with Formerly Incarcerated Women

1:15-1:25: Break


1:25-2:20: Break-out Session #2

(1) Add Women and Stir: Evaluating Probation and Risk/Needs Assessments for Women
Presenter: Angela Brewer, Career Probation Officer, Rice County Community Corrections

(2) Meeting the Needs of Justice Involved Women Through Gender Responsive Programming
Presenters: Roxanne Sanderson, MSW, LICSW, Ramsey County Corrections; Nicole Staeheli, MATS, EBP Coordinator, Dakota County Community Corrections; Dori Maddox, MA, Career Case Worker, MCF-Shakopee

(3) When It’s Time to Sue: Litigating on Behalf of Incarcerated Women
Presenter: Ellen Barry

2:20-2:30: Break

2:30-3:20: Break-out Session #3

(1) Re-Entry Challenges for Women
Presenters: Amber Jochem, Community Outreach Manager, Minnesota Teen Challenge; Luanne Buck, Director of Women’s Re-entry Services, RS Eden

(2) Girls Don’t Just Wanna Have Fun: The Disparate Experience of Justice Involved Girls
Presenter: Kristi Cobbs, Girls Focus Program Director, Hennepin County Home School

(3) #metoo: Women in the Profession
Presenters: Honorable Pamela Alexander, Judge of Hennepin County District Court
Katie Kizerow, Senior Corporate Security Officer, Target Corp., and former University of Minnesota Police Department Sergeant
Renee Louck, Career Probation/Parole Officer, Hennepin County Community Corrections
Melissa Toavs, Probation Officer, Hennepin County Adult Correctional Facility

3:20-3:35: Break w/ Snacks (provided)

3:35-4:30: Next Steps and Closing

4:30: Meet and Greet Reception

Register today at {include link}
CLE and CEU credits are being applied for

Questions? Contact Karmen McQuitty kmcquitt@umn.edu

Earlier Event: April 22
Current Events Forum
Later Event: April 23
Girls, Sexuality, and Social Media