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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!

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.

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

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CLE and CEU credits are being applied for

Questions? Contact Karmen McQuitty

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