We invite proposals from faculty, staff, students, community agencies, and community members in any discipline who are actively involved in the criminal justice system and the community behavioral health system (e.g., rehabilitation, mental health, substance abuse).
We invite all proposals that focus on education, research, treatment programs, community activities, and community resources in the local community, region, state, and surrounding areas. Potential areas of emphasis include community policing, rehabilitation of the public offender, mental health and substance abuse treatment services, reducing recidivism, criminal justice reform, reducing the school to prison pipeline, reducing racial disparities in mass incarceration and sentencing, and evidenced based practices.
Presenters display their current research or related projects that are being done in the classroom, community, or workplace that illustrates current trends in the criminal justice and community behavioral health fields.
Concurrent Session (55 or 25 minute options):
Individuals or groups are invited to present on current conceptual, theoretical, research or policy-based themes related to issues and barriers that are faced in the criminal justice and community behavioral health systems.
Interactive Workshop (55 or 110 minute options):
Presenters are invited to deliver an interactive engagement workshop that is related to evidenced based criminal justice education in the classroom, current issues/trends/techniques/and strategies for addressing issues in the criminal justice and community behavioral health system, and current research and policy development in the criminal justice and community behavioral health system.
Panel or Moderated Discussion Session (55 or 110 minute options):
Presenters propose a theme related to criminal justice and community behavioral health that is related to current issues or trends in the local community and surrounding areas.