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4th Annual UCJC Conference Agenda

Conference Events

The following table shows the conference schedule. You can also download a PDF version here

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8:00 - 9:00 am Registration & Breakfast  
9:00 - 9:15 am Introduction Presentation of the CJ Professional Award -- Christian Sarver, UCJC Associate Director
9:15 - 10:15 am Keynote Address Keynote Address: RNR at the Systems Level -- Faye S. Taxman, PhD
10:15 - 10:30 am Break
10:30 - 11:30 am Breakout #1
Great Hall: Implementation of Restorative Justice in Juvenile & Criminal Justice Settings: Opportunities & Barriers -- Chelsie Acosta, Bart MacKay, Sam Mekrut, Caroline Ross, & Paula Smith
Classrooms 204-5:  Screening & Treatment of Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs) & High Risk Sexual Behaviors in Utah's Juvenile Justice Facilities -- Jennifer Clifton
Ballroom A: Criminal Records & Positive Employment Credentials -- Megan Denver
Ballroom B: Confronting the Conundrum of Campus Crime: Research Evidence and Impacts from a Campus Police-Academic Partnership in Ohio -- Gabrielle Isaza 
Ballroom C: Best Practices in Service for Provision & Prosecution of Child Human Trafficking Cases --  Daniel Strong & Allison Smith
Classrooms 201-2:The Critical Role of Implementation Science in Achieving Recidivism Reduction Outcomes -- Darin Carver
11:30 - 11:45 am Break
11:45 am - 12:45 pm Breakout #2
Great Hall: Domestic Violence in Utah: Enhancing Community Safety through Public Policy & Legislation -- Erin Jemison*, Rep. Stephanie Pitcher, Rep. Angela Romero, Rep. Lowry Snow

Classrooms 204-5: 
(i) Examining Revocation Patterns through the Lens of Utah's Criminal Justice Reform -- Van Nguyen & Sofia Nystrom 

(ii) Predicting New Criminal Convictions while on Parole: The Role of Offense Type -- Sofia Nystrom 
Ballroom A:  Building Police Officer Resilience: The Development & Evaluation of a National Resilience Training Program -- Hannah McManus
Ballroom B:  Prison Visits & Reentry Social Support: Exploring Dimensions & Outcomes in New York & the Netherlands -- Audrey Hickert
Ballroom C: Thematic Panel: DMC

(i) Inequality in Access to Mental Health & Health Care: Recommendations for Reducing Racial & Ethnic Disparities in the Juvenile Justice System -- Tiffany Baffour

(ii) Disproportionate Minority Contact in the Juvenile Court: Prevalence, Implications, & Reduction Efforts -- Shaun Gann*
Classrooms 201-2:  Preventing Opioid Overdose Death: The Role of Naloxone Rescue Kits -- Jennifer Plumb & Jacob Zimmerli
12:45 - 1:45 pm Lunch
1:45 - 2:45 pm Breakout #3
Great Hall: Examining Police Use of Force Training & Policy: Research Evidence, Implementation, & Evaluation -- Gabrielle Isaza & Hannah McManus

Classrooms 204-5:
(i) Adverse Childhood Experiences, Race, & Risk Factors for Preschool Suspension & Expulsion: Implications for Policy & Practice-Based Responses -- Alysse Loomis 

(ii) Engaging Hispanic Adolescents in Substance Use Treatment-- Jason Burrow-Sanchez

Ballroom A:
(i) The Opioid Crisis, How We Got Here, & Where We're Headed: Antecedents, Contemporary Issues, & Future Directions -- Gerald Cochran & Aryana Bryan 

(ii) Mindfulness Based Interventions Reduce Opioid Misuse and Pain Medication Desire: Results from Two Randomized Controlled Trials– Adam Hanley 
Ballroom B:  Desistance in the Context of Parole -- Christian Sarver, Kort Prince, & Derek Mueller 
Ballroom C: Behavioral Health and Utah Law: Current Practice in Forensic Evaluation and Treatment -- Amanda Alkema, Lindsey North, & Laura Thompson

Classrooms 201-2: 
(i) Childhood Adversity, Mental Health, & Perpetration of Physical Violence in the Adult Intimate Relationships of Women Prisoners: A Life Course Perspective -- Melissa Jones

(ii) Experiences of Immigrant Women who Applied for a VAWA Self-Petition in the United States: Qualitative Analysis of Legal Affidavits -- Akiko Kamimura
2:45 - 3:00 pm Break
3:00 - 4:00 pm Breakout #4
Great Hall:  Exploring Perspectives on the Purpose and Impact of Restitution, Fines, and Fees -- Doug Fawsom, Robbi Poulson, Gary Scheller, Jess Shade*, & Marshall Thompson

Classrooms 204-5: 
(i) Father's Involvement with their Children, Social Support Networks, & Attitudes toward Risky Behaviors, Crime, & the Law -- Jason Castillo

(ii) Invest in Dads Too: An Employment Intervention for Criminal Justice Involved Fathers -- Christian Sarver
Ballroom A:  Addressing the School-to-Prison Pipeline: Practice and Policy Implications of H.B. 239 -- Caroline Ross
Ballroom B:  Opiates, Opioids, and Obstetrics: The Impact of the Opidemic on Pregnant Women -- Marcela Smid
Ballroom C:  Previously Unsubmitted Sexual Assault Kits: Findings from Salt Lake CountyHeather Melton 
Classrooms 201-2:  Rehabilitation & Reentry -- Lish Harris

 *Panel facilitator

Last Updated: 9/5/19