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Paris Hotel, Las Vegas, USA
With studies showing that half of jail and prison inmates have mental illnesses, jail and prison administrator are facing growing costs, liabilities and operational challenges. To help the correctional health care providers in their institutions meet these challenges and find cost-effective, practical solutions, the National Commission on Correctional Health Care will hold the 2013 Correctional Mental Health Care Conference on July 21-22 in Las Vegas.
The conference will focus on both persistent mental health issues that have long impacted jail and prison administrators—effective and legal mental health segregation, suicide prevention and reentry —and new challenges related to synthetic drugs, transgendered patients, dementia care and treatment for sex offenders. Correctional mental health experts will address the continuing consequences of lack of mental health care in the community and the burden this places on correctional institutions—especially in a time of scrutiny of costs and outcomes.
The conference will take place at the Paris Hotel. Attendees who register by June 21 can save up to $50. The conference is supported by the Academy of Correctional Health Professionals, the American Psychiatric Association and the American Psychological Association. For more information, visit www.ncchc.org/mental-health-conference.
Belfast, Northern Ireland
World Police and Fire 2013
Partnerships in Safety: Building Safe and Just Societies
31 July – 1 August 2013
This global leadership conference, which immediately precedes the World Police and Fire Games 2013, will examine how political, economic, social and cultural forces might convene to heighten current pressures and create further issues in the future, and how integrated working, learning and training across the services and the globe can bring shared benefits, experiences and opportunities.
Internationally renowned speakers and experts will gather in Belfast to outline their views/research and potential solutions on issues which are global in scope and significance. The conference and associated workshops will also demonstrate how, through problem solving in partnership, the unique characteristics of each service can be retained, while also capitalising on the combined strengths of the forces.
It is envisaged that this event will provide heads of organisations, senior managers and those with a role in leadership, strategy and policy planning with an important forum for debate, and a platform where examples of best practice are highlighted.
Attendance is limited to 200 senior service personnel from across the world.
To register, please visit www.event-ful.co.uk/wpfg or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Alternatively contact Corinne Weatherup on + 44 (0) 28 9043 4320.
John Ascuaga’s Nugget Reno, Nevada, USA
September 9 -12, 2013
International Community Corrections Association Annual Research Conference
One Criminal Justice System with Many Decision Makers: Working toward A Shared Vision
This conference will provide two tracks: Public Policy and Operational Policy.
The public policy track will focus on bodies of knowledge that can inform decisions defining what the system intends to produce and why those measurable outcomes are desired. This broader, public policy speaks to the effectiveness of the criminal justice system. The relevant research informs "release decision making" for pretrial and post adjudication populations. It also informs decisions linking risk of new crime and offender management for plea agreements, orders of the court as-well-as responses to violations of conditions.
The operational track will focus on how current bodies of knowledge and evidence informed practices increase the likelihood of increasing public safety. This track speaks to the effectiveness of linking risk, responsivity, dosage of specific intervention, to case management and effective supervision.
In challenging times, the blending of these two tracks will facilitate and support an effective, collaborative criminal justice system with a shared vision.
Both tracks will be designed and applicable to all those interested and invested in “What Matters” in Community Corrections.
For more information go to www.iccalive.org
Hilton Portland & Executive Tower, Portland, Oregon
September 18-21, 2013
The Future Is Now: Alternative Project Delivery
The theme of this year's American Institute of Architects' Academy of Architecture for Justice (AIA AAJ) conference is the evolving prevalence of several forms of alternative project delivery as those processes have been applied to the justice building environments. Each version of these various methods has much to recommend it but each also inevitably entails certain challenges with the justice environments adding another level of complexity given the paramount issues of security and safety.
Over the past decade, the use of various forms of alternative project delivery has increased substantially in the public sector and has become the preferred approach by public entities wishing to circumvent the many challenges of the low-bid, design-bid-build delivery process. These methods include Construction Manager (CM) at Risk, Construction Manager / General Contractor-Guaranteed Maximum Price (CM/GC-GMP), Public Private Partnerships (P3), Private Finance Initiatives (PFI), Design/Build, Integrated Project Delivery (IPD), and hybrids thereof. Enabling legislation and successful projects have energized alternative delivery methodologies as attractive and viable options for public entities. The most common advantages of the method cited by owners are savings in delivery time and costs combined with a transfer of liability and subsequent reduction in claims.
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8-10 October 2013
The World Congress on Probation has opened a call for papers.
During the conference a series of presentations will take place with the aim of exploring the range of innovative and promising initiatives in probation around the world. Presentations will take place either in plenary session in the main conference hall, or in workshops to be held in three parallel sessions.
The themes of the conference are:
• International perspectives on community justice
• Diversion (at any stage of the justice process)
• Restorative justice
• Effective community interventions
• Alternatives to custody
• Resettlement of prisoners in the community
Read more about the conference on the event’s dedicated website: www.worldcongressonprobation.org
Here you can read more about the call for papers and short video’s. It is also possible to register and to look for accommodation on an interactive map.
View the call for papers document
Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, USA
The theme of this year's conference is based on the Restorative Practices Foundation's new learning network website, Restorative Works.
Plenary session presentations will range from restorative justice settings to whole-school change, from school-based restorative zones to restorative practices in faith-based organizations.
Breakout sessions will provide an international perspective on restorative practices theory and practice in a variety of settings, including education, social welfare, criminal justice, community development and workplaces. Restorative practitioners from around the world will share their knowledge and achievements and find encouragement, support and advice.
Antlers Hilton Hotel - Colorado Springs, USA
October 27 - November 1, 2013
THIS IS SURE TO BE AN EVENT YOU DO NOT WANT TO MISS!
Plan to be a part of a lively exchange of views, experiences, and best practices with corrections professionals from around the world at the ICPA 15th Annual Conference.
THINKING OUTSIDE THE CELL:
Reducing the use of imprisonment.
Antlers Hilton Hotel
Colorado Springs, Colorado
October 27 - November 1, 2013
The Corrections Community of Colorado
ORGANIZED IN COLLABORATION WITH:
The Colorado Department of Corrections
US Federal Bureau of Prisons
US Department of State
American Correctional Association
ICPA North American Chapter
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