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ASSOCIATION FOR CRIMINAL JUSTICE RESEARCH (CALIFORNIA)

 
 
Recent Conference Agenda and Presenters
 
       
  Fall Conference - October 2006 - Long Beach  
 

Program Chair:  Jennifer Walsh, Ph.D.,
Associate ProfessorHistory and Political Science, Azusa Pacific University

 
 

Advancing Justice Through Policy and Practice

 
    Keynote Address:  
   

Peter W. Greenwood, Ph.D. – Greenwood & Associates 
Another Inconvenient Truth:  The Role of Politics in Criminal Justice Policy”
This presentation will review how policy reforms suggested by recent scientific findings about criminal behavior or criminal justice programs are often derailed by political considerations.

 
       
   

Panel 1:  Examining Juvenile Justice at the Local, Regional, and State Levels

 
   

Joey Ray - Homeboy Industries
“Working with At-Risk and Gang-Involved Youth”

Dr. Lydia Hollie, Chair - Youth and Gang Violence Prevention Task Force
“Programs in the City of Long Beach”

The Honorable Tony Cárdenas, Councilmember – City of Los Angeles
“Legislative Efforts to Reform Juvenile Justice”

Darlanne Mulmat, Associate Research Analyst – SANDAG
 “Juvenile Justice Programs in the Greater San Diego Region” 

Elizabeth Siggins, Chief, Juvenile Justice Policy – CDCR
“Juvenile Justice Reform in California: An Update on the State's Plans.” 

 
       
   

Panel 2:  Exploring the Effectiveness of Re-Entry Policies and Programs 

 
   

Chair:  Michael Prendergast, Ph.D. – UCLA
 
Christine Grella, Ph.D. – UCLA
“Predictors of Return to Prison Following Participation in a Re-Entry Program" 

William Burdon, Ph.D. – UCLA
“California’s System for Community Re-Entry for Parolees from Prison-Based Substance Abuse Treatment”

Sheldon Zhang – UC San Diego
“Is Coerced Treatment a Viable Option: An Evaluation of the California STAR Program” 

 
       
   

Panel 3: Analyzing the Impact of Current Policy and Practice in L.A. Jails

 
   

Chair:  Nancy Merritt, Ph.D. – California State University, Los Angeles

 
The Honorable Steve Cooley, District Attorney – Los Angeles County
“Jail Overcrowding and the Early Release Program in Los Angeles County”

Melinda Bird – Lead Counsel, ACLU
“Legal Issues Related to Jail Overcrowding”

 
Dennis Conte, Commander - LosAngeles Sheriff''s Office
“ Management Issues Related to Jail Overcrowding”

 
       
   

Panel 4:  Policy by Initiative – Reforming the Three Strikes Law

 
   

Chair:  Jennifer Walsh, Ph.D. – Azusa Pacific University 

Brian Gurwitz, Deputy District Attorney – Orange County 
“Perspective of the Prosecutor on Three Strikes Reform” 

Lael Rubin, Special Counsel – Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office
“Reasons for Reforming the Three Strikes Law”

 
       
   

Panel 5:  Policy by Initiative – Jessica’s Law

 
   

Chair:  Jesse Jannetta, MPP – University of California, Irvine 

Assemblywoman Sharon Runner – Assembly District 36
 “Legislative Perspective on Jessica’s Law” 

 Jesse Jannetta, MPP – University of California, Irvine
 “Use of GPS Information in the Supervision of High-Risk Sex Offender Parolees” 

 Chrysanthi Leon, J.D., Ph.D. Candidate – University of California, Berkeley
 “When Science Matters: Shifting Influences on Sex Offender Punishment” 

 
       
       
  Spring Conference - March 2006 - Sacramento  
 

PROGRAM CHAIR: Brian Paciotti, Ph.D.
Research Program
Specialist, California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation

 
 

Current Trends: Research and Evidence-Based Practice in California

 
   

Keynote Address:

 
   

Elizabeth Siggins, Chief of Juvenile Justice Policy,
California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation

 
   

"Juvenile Justice Reform in California"

 
       
   

Panel 1:New Research in the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation

 
   

Moderator:
Ryken Grattet, Ph.D.,
Associate Professor, Department of Sociology,
UC Davis; Director, Office of Research, California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation.

"Evidence-based Corrections in the New CDCR"
Ryken Grattet, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Department of Sociology,
UC  Davis; Director of Office of Research, California Department
of Corrections and Rehabilitation.

“The Center for Evidence-Based Corrections at UC Irvine”
Susan Turner, Ph.D., Professor, Department of Criminology, Law and Society, UC Irvine; Associate Director, Center for Evidence-Based Corrections, UC Irvine.

"Evidence-based Corrections: GPS Monitoring of High Risk Sex Offenders"
Jesse Jennetta, MPP., Research Specialist, Center for Evidence-Based Corrections, UC Irvine.

"Research in the CDC(R): Old and New"

Rudy Haapanen , Ph.D., Chief of Juvenile Research, Office of Research, California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation.

 
       
   

Panel 2: Responses to School Violence

 
   

Moderator:
Sandy Hilger , Ph.D.,
Research Analyst, Orange County Probation

"The Educator Role on School Violence"
Gale Morrison , Ph.D., Professor, Counseling, Clinical and School Psychology, UC Santa Barbara, Department of Education.

"Providing Students with Tools for Preventing School Violence"
Chris Knaus, Ph.D., Professor, African American Studies Department, UC Berkeley.

"Collaborative Responses to School Violence: The Role of Law Enforcement"
Brad Virgoe
, Sergeant, Orange County Sheriff's Office.

"Evaluating Collaborative School Violence Programs"
Sandy Hilger , Ph.D., Orange County Probation Department.

 
       
   

Panel 3: New Research on Teen and Intimate Partner Violence in California

 
   

Moderator:
Amanda Noble, Ph.D.
, California Department of Justice, Office of the Attorney General, California

"Findings of the Attoney General's Task Force on the Local Criminal Justice Response to Domestic Violence"
Amanda Noble , Ph.D., California Deparment of Justice, Office of the Attorney General.

"The California Health Interview Survey: Dating Violence Reported by Adolescents"
Elaine Zahnd, Ph.D
., Senior Research Scientist, Public Health Institute.

" Sacramento County Domestic Violence Cases: Variables Predicting Trial and Conviction Rates"
Rodney Kingsnorth , Ph.D
., Professor, Sociology Department, California State University Sacramento.

 
       
   

Panel 4: Community Policing in the New Century

 
   

Moderator:
Brian Paciotti, Ph.D
., Research Program Specialist, California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation

"The Nexus between Research and Community Policing: The Implications of a Flat World"
Bill Wells, Ph.D
., former Professor, Southern Illinois University-Carbondale.

"Travels Through Time and Place: Community Building as Crime Control"
William DeLeon-Granados, Ph.D
., Criminology and Public Policy Consultancy, San Rafael, California. 

 
       
   

Panel 5: Human Trafficking: An Overview of Policy Research

 
   

Moderator:
Nancy Jones-Matson
, Acting Director, Crime and Violence Prevention Center, California Department of Justice - Office of the Attorney General.

"An Overview of Human Trafficking in the United States"
Rachel Shigekane , Senior Program Officer, Human Rights Center, UC Berkeley.

"The Human Trafficking Task Force in California"
Nancy Jones-Matson
, Acting Director, Crime and Violence Prevention Center, California Department of Justice - Office of the Attorney General.

"Human Trafficking: A Growing Problem in California"
Kay Buck
, Executive Director, Coalition to Abolish Slavery and Trafficking (CAST).

 
       
   
 
  Fall Conference - October 2005 - San Diego  
 

PROGRAM CHAIR: Denise Herz, Ph.D. Associate Professor,
School of Criminal Justice & Criminalistics,
California State University, Los Angeles

 
 
Reforming Justice through Research, Practice, and Policy Partnerships
 
    Keynote Address:  
    Elliot Currie, Ph.D. Professor of Criminology, Law and Society
University of California, Irvine

 
    "Making Research Count"
 
       
    Juvenile Delinquency and the Schools
 
    Moderator:
Shirley Hunt, Ph.D.
Research Manager, Orange County Probation

"Truancy Supervision Program, San Diego"
Gennene Wilburn, Supervising Probation Officer, San Diego County Probation;
Gina Misch, Research Analyst, Criminal Justice Research Division, San Diego Association of Government:

"Truancy Response Program, Orange County"
Susan Riezman, Deputy District Attorney, Orange County District Attorney;
Frank Boehler, Director, Child Welfare & Attendance, Orange Unified School District;
Joann Nichols, Supervising Probation Officer, Orange County Probation;
Marya Forester , Research Analyst, Orange County Probation:

 
       
   

Dependent Youths Who "Crossover" into Delinquency:
Characteristics and Efforts to Address:

 
    "Defining and Explaining the Crossover Process in California and in LosAngeles County:"
Miriam Krinsky, Director, Children's Law Center, Los Angeles:

" Exploring the Characteristics of Crossover Youth"
Denise Hertz, Ph.D., Cal State Los Angeles:

"Evaluating Reform to the Handling of Crossover Youth in California (AB 129)"

Michelle Diamond, Center for Families, Children & the Courts, Judicial Council of California--Administrative Office of the Courts:
 
       
    Coordinating Responses to Gang Violence: Lessons from Boyle Heights  
   
"The State of Affairs: Gangs in Boyle Heights"

DeWayne Fields,
Detective, L.A. Police Department, Hollenbeck Division:

"Hollenbeck Homicide Project: Lessons Learned"
George Tita, Ph.D., Department of Criminology, Law & Society, School of Social Ecology, University of California, Irvine.

"Community Mobilization and Coordination: The Gang Reduction Project"
Mildred, Martinez, Gang Reduction Project Director, Los Angeles Mayor's Office:
 
       
    Probation Parole and Re-entry
 
    Moderator:
Connie, Ireland, Ph.D.,
Department of Criminal Justice, Cal State Long Beach

"Re-Entry & Recidivism"
Libby Deschenes, Ph.D., Department of Criminal Justice, Cal State Long Beach &
Jason Crow (Graduate Student) Criminology Department Cal State Fresno,

"Women in Parole"
Connie Ireland, Ph.D., (Graduate Student) Department of Criminal Justice, Cal State Long Beach
Norma Palacios, (Graduate Student) Department of Criminal Justice, Cal State Long Beach

"DUI Court"
Carrie Petrucci, Ph.D., Department of Social Work, Cal State Los Angeles:
 
       
    DNA and the California Forensic Institute
 
    Moderator:
Katherine Roberts, Ph.D
., Associate Professor, School of Criminal Justice & Criminalistics, Cal State Los Angeles

"Development of the California Forensic Science Institute"
Katherine Roberts, Ph.D
., Associate Professor, School of Criminal Justice & Criminalistics, Cal State Los Angeles

"Criminology and Criminalistics: Different Approaches to a Common Goal"
Donald Johnson, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, School of Criminal Justice & Criminalistics, Cal State Los Angeles,

 
       
     
  Spring Conference - March 2005 - Sacramento  
 

PROGRAM CHAIR: Leonard Marowitz, MS, MA, Research Program
Specialist, Research & Development Branch, Department of Motor Vehicles,
Sacramento

 
  Alcohol, Drugs and Crime  
    Keynote Address:  
    Thomas Feucht, Ph.D., Acting Assistant Director, Office of Research and Evaluation, National Institute of Justice.
 
    "Research on Drugs and Crime: Where We've Been and Where We're Going."  
       
    Drugs and Crime at CSU-Sacramento: Research Being Pursued by a Diverse Faculty  
   

Moderator:
William Vizzard, PhD.
, Professor and Division Chair,

"Roseville Homestart"
Tim Capron, PhD., Assistant Professor, CSU Sacramento,
Criminal Justice Division. CSU Sacramento, Criminal Justice Division

"Is it a Good Defense to Admit That the Defendant was Under the Influence of Drugs or Alcohol at the Time of the Crime?"
Alice Choi, JD, Assistant Professor, CSU Sacramento, Criminal Justice Division.

"The California Courts' Treatment of Prop 21"
Laurie Kubicek, JD, Assistant Professor, CSU Sacramento, Criminal Justice Division.

"The Social Ecology of Drug and Alcohol Related Crime in Sacramento."
Donald R. Dixon PhD., Assistant Professor, CSU Sacramento, Criminal Justice Division.

 
       
   

Drugs and Crime: Research by UCLA Integrated Substance Abuse Programs.

 
    Moderator:
Michael Prendergast, PhD., Research Historian, UCLA Integrated Substance Abuse Programs

"Drug Endangered Children in California: Methamphetamine Use and Manufacture."
Nena Messina, PhD., Associate Research Criminologist, UCLA Integrated Substance Programs.

"Methamphetamine Use, Self-reported Violent Crime, and Recidivism Among Substance-abusing Offenders in California".
Jerry Carter, M.A. Staff Research Associate, UCLA Integrated Substance Abuse Programs.

"Five-Year Outcomes from a Prison-Based Treatment Program in California."
Michael Prendergast, PhD., Research Historian, UCLA Integrated Substance Abuse Programs.

 
       
    DUI Research at the California Department of Motor Vehicles  
    Moderator:
Patrice Rogers, Research Program Specialist ll, California Department of Motor Vehicles, Research and Development Branch.

"DUI Trends and Countermeasures."
Cliff Helander, Chief of Research, California Department of Motor Vehicles, Research and Development Branch.

"Ignition Interlock in California: Silver Bullet or Overblown Myth?"
Dave DeYoung, Manager DUI Unit, California Department of Motor Vehicles, Research and Development Branch.

 
       
    ACJRC Member Research: Proposition 36 in Orange County -and- Tools to Prevent Jail Overcrowding  
    Moderator:
Sandy Hilger, PhD.,
Research Analyst lV, Orange County Probation Department

"Research results for the Substance Abuse and Crime Prevention Act of 2000 (Proposition 36) in Orange County."
Sandy Hilger, PhD., Research Analyst lV, Orange County Probation Department.

"Penal Code 1210: Practical and Legal Issues."
Mack Jenkins, Probation Director of Drug Courts and PC 1210, Orange County Probation Department.

"New Research and Evaluation Tools to Prevent and Manage Jail Overcrowding: Overview and Application to Substance Abusers."
Bob Cushman, Past President and Board Member, ACJR(C).
 
       
    California Department of Justice, Bureau of Narcotic Enforcement: Past, Present, and Future  
    Moderator:
Shirley Lessiak
., Special Agent Supervisor, California Department of Justice, Bureau of Narcotic Enforcement.

|"History -- Current and Future Trends - Methamphetamine Clandestine Laboratories".

Jackie Long, Special Agent Supervisor, California Department of Justice, Bureau of Narcotic Enforcement.

"Gangs: Connection to Drugs and Crimes".
Mike Hudson, Special Agent Supervision, California Department of Justice, Bureau of Narcotic Enforcement.

 
       
    Drug and Alcohol Use Trends in California, with Implications for Crime  
    Moderator:
Michael Stefanko, PhD.,
Consultant

"Statewide Drug Trends Among Adults and Adolescents."
T. Kiku Annon, M.A., Research Associate, WestEd, Project Director, CSS and ScCal CHKS.

"Alcohol Through the Lifespan: Current Trends in Consumption, Treatment, and Criminal Behavior."
Mitchell Karno, PhD., Director of Alcohol Studies, UCLA Integrated Substance Abuse Programs.

 
       
       
  Fall Conference - October 2004 - San Diego  
  PROGRAM CHAIR: Gisela Bichler, PhD. Center for Criminal Justice Research,
California State University, San Bernardino
 
 

FACILITATING TRANSITIONS

 
    Keynote Address:  
    Robert Johnson , Minnesota County Attorney  
       
    Prisoner Reentry: Report on The Council of State Governments  
       
    Utilizing Faith-Based Programs for Reentry Courts: A Summary of Issues and Recommendations  
    Moderator:
Tomar Mason,
Judge, San Francisco County Superior Court
Denese Herz, California State University, Los Angeles
Jennifer Walsh
, California State University, Los Angeles
 
       
    Managing Juvenile Diversion Programs under Fiscal Restraint  
    Moderator:
Dale Sechrest,
Center for Criminal Justice Research, California State University, San Bernardino
John Worrall, Senior Researcher, Center for Criminal Justice Research, California State University, San Bernardino
 
       
    Crime and Disorder at Budget Motels: We'll Leave the (Red) Light On  
    Moderator:
Gisela Bichler,
Center for Criminal Justice Research, California State University, San Bernardino
Karin Schmerler , Research Analyst, Chula Vista Police Department
 
       
    Using Data Analysis to Support the District Attorney  
    Moderator:
Jayme Ross,
Center for Criminal Justice Research, California State University, San Bernardino
Julie Wartell, Crime Analyst Coordinator, San Diego County District Attorney's Office
John Lusardi
, Special Assistant to District Attorney, San Diego County
Jayme Ross, Center for Criminal Justice Research, California State University, San Bernardino
 
       
    Traffic Stops: Examination of Racial Profiling Studies  
    Moderator:
Larry Gaines,
California State University, San Bernardino
Jordan Budd, American Civil Liberties Union of San Diego and Imperial Counties
Lt. John Wallace
, Riverside Police Department
Lt. Tony McElroy, San Diego Police Department
 
       
    Extremism in San Diego  
    Moderator:
Brian Levin,
Center for Hate and Extremism, California State University, San Bernardino
Morris Casuto , Regional Director, Anti Defamation League
 
       
       
  Spring Conference - March 2004 - Sacramento  
 

CALIFORNIA CORRECTIONS AT THE CROSSROADS

 
    Keynote Address:  
    Kevin Carruth, Undersecretary Youth and Adult Correctional Agency  
       
    The Role of Public Interest Advocates in Correctional System Change  
    Moderator:
Tomar Mason,
Judge, San Francisco County Superior Court
Don Spector, Prison Law Office
Bruce Slavin
, General Counsel, Youth and Adult Correctional Agency
 
       
    New Directions for California Corrections  
   

Moderator:
Nancy Balwin
, Assistent Deputy Director Administrative Services Branch
California Youth Authority
Joyce Hayhoe
, Deputy Secretary, Ligislation, Youth and Adult Correctional Agency
Walter Allen lll
, Director, California Youth Authority
Rick Rimmer
, Acting Director, California Department of Corrections

 
   
 
    Outcomes of Foster Care  
    Moderator:
Lyn Angene, Special Projects Manager San Diego Juvenile Court
Peter S. Pecora, PhD., Senior Director, Research Services, Casey Family Programs, and Professor, University Washington, Seattle. Assessing the Effects of Foster Care: Results from the Casey National Alumni Study
Jennifer Rodriquez, Legislative and Policy Coordinator for California Youth Corrections. California Foster Youth Advocacy
Pat Reynolds- Harris
, Director, California Permanency for youth Project. Finding Permanent Life-long Connections for Foster Youth
 
   

 

 
    California Youth Authority: Research and Policy  
    Moderator:
Rudy Haapanen, PhD
., Chief of Research, California Youth Authority
Sue Pannell
, Research Program Specialist, California Youth Authority.
Population Projections
Rudy Haapanen, Assessing the Mental Treatment Needs of Youth Authority Wards
Teresa Isorena
, Research Program Specialist, California Youth Authority.
Outside Research in the California Youth Authority
 
       
    Children of Incarcerated Mothers: Insuring their Safety and Wellbeing
 
    Moderator:
Charlene Wear Simmonds, PhD., Assistant Director, General Law and Government, California Research Bureau
Ginny Puddefoot,, Director, California Family Impact Center
M. Anne Powell
, Project Consultant and Researcher, University of California Berleley

Marcus Nieto
, Senior Researcher, California Research Bureau

 
       
       
  Fall Conference - October 2003 - San Diego  
  PROGRAM CHAIR: Julia Jim, Director of Research & Planning,
Westminster Police Department
 
  CHANGE IN CRIMINAL JUSTICE: ADVANCEMENTS AND NEW DIRECTIONS  
    Keynote Address:  
    Casey Gwinn, San Diego City Attorney  
       
    Effects of Advanced DNA Testing on Criminal Justice  
    Chair:
Clint McCall,
Supervising Investigator, Orange County District Attorney's Office

Lou Gutierrez, Investigator, Orange County District Attorney's Office
Camille Hill, Attorney, Orange County District Attorney's Office
 
       
    New Domestic Violence Research in California  
    Chair:
Amanda Noble,
Research Program Specialist, State Attorney General's Office, Crime and Violence Prevention Center

JoAnn McAllister, Consultant, Context Consulting, Richmond
Rachel Kimerling, Clinical Psychologist, National Center for Posttraumatice Stress Disorder, Palo Alto VA Health Care System
William DeLeon-Grenados, The Criminology Program & Policy Consultancy, San Rafael
 
       
    The Utility of Community-Police Survey Research  
    Chair:
Cindy Burke,
Director, Criminal Justice Research Division, SANDAG
Karen Lamphere, Senior Regional Planner, Criminal Justice Research Division, SANDAG
Ed Chew, Administrative Services Manager, Chula Vista Police Department
Karin Schmerler, Research Analyst, Chula Vista Police Department
 
       
    Computer and Technology Crime High-Tech Response Team (CATCH)  
    Chair:
Lisa Weinreb,
Project Director, CATCH Team, San Diego

Steve Algya, Supervising Investigator, San Diego County District Attorney's Office
Chris Esposito, Network Specialist, San Diego County District Attorney's Office
 
       
    Survival Strategies for Criminal Justice Researchers  
    Chair:
Gisela Bichler,
Professor, Department of Criminal Justice, California State University, San Bernardino
Julie Wartell, Director, East Valley COMPASS, Redlands Police Department
Dale Sechrest, Professor, Director, Center for Criminal Justice Research, California State University, San Bernardino
 
       
       
  Spring Conference - April 2003 - Sacramento  
  PROGRAM CHAIR: Hon. Tomar Mason, Judge,Superior Court, San Francisco County  
  OUTSIDE IMPACTS ON CRIMINAL JUSTICE  
    Keynote Address:  
    Dr. Eric Roskes, M.D., Director of Forensic Treatment, Springfield Hospital Center, Sykesville, MD,
Council of State Goverments' Report: Criminal Justice/Mental Health Consensus Project
 
       
    Criminal Justice Priorities in a Time of Fiscal Crisis  
   

Moderator:
Tomar Mason,
Judge, San Francisco County Superior Court
Honorable Mark Leno, Chair, Assembly Public Safety Committee
Robert Presley,
Secretary, Youth and Adult Correctional Agency (YACA)
Peter J. Siggins, Chief Deputy Attorney General for Legal Affairs, CA

 
       
  Remembrances of Sheldon Messinger  
       
    Criminalization of Securities Law: Who's a Defendant Now ?  
   

Moderator:
Helane, Morrison,
Chief Council, Securities and Exchange Commission, Northern California
Hon.e Kevin V. Ryan, United States Attorney, Northern District of California
Robert Friese, Attorney at Law, San Francisco

 
       
    Court Consolidation-Implementations and Effects  
   

Moderator:
Steve Perrello,
Attorney at Law, San Diego
Clark Kelso, Professor, University of Pacific, McGeroge School of Law, Sacramento
Michael M. Roddy, Regional Director, Northern California Office, Administrative Office of the Courts
Bruce A. Christensen, American Institutes for Research, Palo Alto

 
       
    The Implementation of Proposition 21: What Happens to Serious Juvenile Offenders
 
   

Moderator:
James Bell,
Attorney at Law, Executive Director, Haygood Foundation
Sue Burrell, Attorney, Youth Law Center, San Francisco, Washington, D.C
Kurt Kumli, Supervising Deputy District Attorney, Santa Clara County Juvenile Division
Walter Aldridge, Supervising Deputy District Attorney, San Francisco County Juvenile Division

 
       
    Preliminary Evaluations of Proposition 36
 
   

Moderator:
Lyn Angene,
Special Projects Manager, San Diego County Surperior Court
Jerry Jacobson, RAND, "Implementation and Impact of Prop 36 in Orange County"
Douglas Longwood, RAND, "Statewide Substance Abuse Crime Prevention Act"

 
       
  Fall Conference - October 2002 - San Diego  
  Program Chair: Janet Frazer "A Potpourri of Current Justice Perspectives"  
       
    Keynote Address: "Profiling Serial Killers and Serial Rapists"  
    Lydia Pozzato, Special Agent, Federal Bureau of Investigation  
       
    Mental Illness and Incarceration  
   

Chair: Steve Birdlebaugh, Friends Committee on Legislation
David Panush, Analyst for the Senate Policy Unit: "How to Make the Best Use Of Mental Health Resources in the Criminal Justice System"
John Stern, Project Director, Department of Corrections, Parole and Community Services Division: "How does CDC Maximize the Chances of Success on Parole for Mentally Ill Parolees?"
John Van Aken, Attourney at Law: "Legislative and Legal Remedies to Terminate 'Cruel and Unusial Punishment' of Mentally Ill People in California's Incarceration Systems"

 
       
  Presentation of the Richard A. McGee Award honoring Gwen Kurz.  
       
    Special Needs of Girls in the Justice System: an Overview of Findings
 
    Chair, Sandy Hilger, Research Analyst, Orange County Probation
Kimberly Garth-Lewis, Consultant, KAGL and Affiliates: "Special Needs of Girls and Women in Criminal Justice System"
Barbara Owens, Professor, California State University, Fresno: "Girls and Delinquency"
Kim Brokerick, Director of San Diego Probation;
Sandy Keaton, Evaluator With SANDAG, "Challenge II San Diego WINGS Program for Girls"
Kathy Goto, Director of Orange County Probation Youth Guidance Center;
Cheryl Togneri, Evaluator: JCPSS-funded Girls Program at YGC"
 
       
    Risk Factors as Predictors of Success in San Diego County Juvenile Delinquency Programs
 
    Chair, Lyn Angene, Manager, Special Projects Unit, San Diego Superior Court
Shannon Courtney, Mara Libuser, Lisbeth Howard, Sr. Research Technicians, Criminal Justice Research Division, SANDAG
 
       
    The Police Action Counseling Team (PACE): A Response to the Children 0f Domestic Violence  
    Chair: Dale Sechrest,   Professor, Criminal Justice, California State University, San Bernardino
Sue Anne M. Tonkins, Executive Director, Consulting and Training Psychology Group, P.C.
John Worrall, California State University, San Bernardino
 
       
    Perspectives on Sex Offender Management
 
    Chair: Michael Stefanko, Manager, Research Unit, District Attorney's Office, Orange County
Jeff Fagot, Parole Agent, Department of Corrections: "Case Plans Community Needs"
Wes Maram, Director, Sex Offender Solutions, "Testing Therapeutic Approaches"
Margaret Bullens, Project Director, San Diego Sex Offender Management Council: Local and National Issues in Sex Offender Management"
Michael Stefanko, Recidivism amount 314 PC Offenders"
 
       
       
 
Spring Conference - April 2002 - Sacramento
 
 
Program Chair: Steve Birdlebough "Offenders and the Community"
 
       
 
Keynote Address:
 
 
Gwynnae Byrd, Special Consultant to the State Senate
 
       
    Evaluating Juvenile Challenge Grants: What strategies are most promising?  
                      John Burner, Research Consultant, State Board of Corrections 
                  Susan Wilcox, Principal, Elsan Associates
                  Davis Steven LaFrance, Principal, LaFrance Associates, San Francisco
 
       
    Current Issues in Juvenile Reintegration Programming: Design, implementation, evaluation  
                      Troy Armstrong, Director, Center for Delinquency and Crime Policy Studies, CSU                             Sacramento
                  Bill Lane, Consultant, Office of School Safety & Violence Prevention State Department of                             Education
                  Barbara Mendenhall, Center for Delinquency and Crime Policy Studies, CSU Sacramento
 
       
    Prison, Parole, and Re-entry: How can research guide prison security, outcome and parole preparation programs?  
                      John Berecochea, Chief of Research, State Dept of Corrections
                  Edward W. Hoppe, Chief Psychologist, Deuell Vocational Institution
                  Gretchen Newby, Executive Director, Friends Outside National Organization
                  Michael Jacobsen, Professor of Criminology, John Jay College, New York
                  John Irwin, Professor Emeritus, San Francisco State University
 
       
    Designing Evaluations of Drug Programs: How do we measure success under Proposition 36?  
                      Jerry Jacobson, RAND Corp. Drug Policy Research Center
                  Douglas Longshore, Coordinator, UCLA Prop. 36 Statewide Evaluation Unit
                  Larry Carr, Coordinator, State Department of Alcohol & Drug Programs
 
       
    Incident-Based Reporting Systems for Criminal Statistics: Will they improve credibility, reduce costs, and protect privacy?  
                      Julie Guiterrez, Information Services Manager, Sacramento Sheriff's Department
                  Steve Galeria, Program Manager, Criminal Justice Statistics, State Dept of Justice
                  Chris Gebhardt, Manager of Strategic Programs, Megg Associates, Inc.
 
       
       
 
Fall Conference - October 2001 - San Diego
 
 
Program Chair: Dale Sechrest "Hate Crime and Violence in America"
 
       
 
Keynote Address: "Hate and Bias Crime in the United States"
 
 
Morris Casuto, Anti-Defamation League of B'Nai B'Rith
 
       
    Hate and Bias Crime: Update on the Problem  
                      Morris Casuto, Anti-Defamation League of B'Nai B'Rith
                  Brian Levin, Assistant Professor & Director, Center for the Study of Hate and Extremism,                           California State University, San Bernardino
                  Wendy Patrick, Deputy District Attorney, San Diego
 
       
    Presentation of Richard A. McGee Award to Peter Greenwood  
       
    Racial Profiling  
                      Jordan Budd, Manager, San Diego & Imperial Counties
                  J.T. Falkner, ACLU Officer
                  Assistant Chief, Bill Flores, San Diego County Sheriff's Department
                  Assistant Chief, Michael Smith, Riverside Police Department
 
       
    School Violence  
                      Wayne Sakamoto, Lead Coordinator, San Diego County Office of Education
                  Chief Gary Underwood, San Bernardino City Unified School District Police Department
 
       
    Community Crime Problems - GIS  
                      Gisela Bichler-Robertson, Assistant Professor, California State University, San Bernardino
                  Karen Schmerler and Sgt. Dan Hardman, Chula Vista Police Department
 
       
    Rehabilitation. It's Alive (Frankenstein Session - Challenge Grant Focus)  
                      Donna Goyer, Administrative Analyst, San Diego County
                  Jeannie Emigh, Probation Director, San Diego County
                  Trish Oberweis, American Justice Institute
                  Larry Bennett, American Justice Institute
                  Pamela Schram, Assistant Professor, California State University, San Bernardino County
 
       
       
 
Spring Conference - May 2001 - Sacramento
 
 
Program Chair: Richard Schauffler "Justice in 2001: Prevention, Intervention, Restoration"
 
       
 
Keynote Speaker - Paul Seave, Special Assistant Attorney General for Crime and
Violence Prevention
 
       
    Preventing Crime and Violence in California  
                      Yvonne Choong, Legislative Analyst's Office
                  Nancy Lyons, Little Hoover Commission
                  Thao Le, National Council on Crime and Delinquency
 
       
    Juvenile Justice: Do Intervention and Reconciliation Work?  
                      Audrey Evje, Center for Families, Children and the Courts
                  Jack Jacqua, San Francisco Omega Boys Club Inger
                  Sagatun-Edwards, San Jose State University
 
       
    Implementing Proposition 36 Roundtable  
                      Kathryn Jett, Department of Drug and Alcohol Programs
                  Larry Brown, CDAA; Darrell Stevens, Judge, Butte County Superior Court
                  Dennis Handis, Chief Probation Officers Association.
 
       
    Justice for Children and Families  
                      Francine Byrne, Administrative Office of the Courts
                  Kathleen Cordova, Santa Clara Probation Department
                  Curt Acredolo, University of California Davis - Family Violence Response Teams
 
       
    Program Evaluation - Challenge Grants  
                      Isami Arifuku & Sharon Jones, National Council on Crime and Delinquency
                  Phil Kader - Fresno County Probation Department
 
       
       
 
 Fall Conference – October 2000 – San Diego
 
 
Program Chair: Mike Stefanko
 
       
    Statistical Assumptions Underlying Recidivism  
                      Conceptual Definitions: Carrie Petrucci
                  Statistical Assumptions: Chris Drake
                  Practical Implications: Judge David Ryan
 
       
    Outstanding Doctoral Thesis –  
       
    Perceptions of Justice in Guatemala’s ‘Popular’ Movement : Frank Afflitto  
       
    A Dual Focused, Multi-Agency Program – The Drug Endangered Children’s Grant:  
    Cher DeCant, Paul Haas, Stacey Lindberg, Mike Stefanko  
       
    Specialty Courts  
                      Domestic Violence Courts: Lyn Angene
                  Community Courts: Judge Tomar Mason
                  Mentor Courts: Judge Ellen Chaitin 
                  Mental Health Courts:
Sharon Westcott   
 
       
    Melding Research and Practice: Shirley Hunt, Darlanne Hoctor Malmut, Phil Kader  
       
    Open Forum – Evaluating Changes in Juvenile Crime from Columbine and Prop 21 to Restorative Justice: Discussion Leader – Mike Stefanko  
       
       
       
 
Spring Conference – May 2000 – Sacramento
 
 
Program Chair: John Dumbauld
 
       
    Challenges for Criminal Justice Researchers – 2000: Elaine Duxbury, Larry Lambert  
       
    Traffic Stops: Racial Profiling by Law Enforcement: Captain Robert Davis  
       
    Juvenile Felony Arrest Trends: Laura Towse  
       
    California Safe Schools Assessment: Jean Scott  
       
    Hate Crime in California: Rey Del Rio  
       
    Research in Corrections and Rehabilitation –  
                      Jail Profile & Juvenile Detention Surveys: John Berner
                  Repeat Offender Prevention Program:
John Kohls
                  Mentally ILL Offender Crime Reduction Grant:
Rebecca Parker
 
       
    Three Strikes Sentencing: Adam Byer, Peter Greenwood, Sam Kamin