Reducing Recidivism & Reentry Conference

Connections. Collaborations. Relationships.

February 9-12, 2021

Online Web-Delivered

 

If your work is in:

  • mental health
  • substance abuse
  • community programs
  • case management
  • public defender
  • judicial systems
  • at risk or adjudicated youth
  • probation
  • social work
  • in another field that is concerned with reducing recidivism and strengthening reentry services
...this conference is for you!
 

About the Conference

The 16th Annual Reducing Recidivism and Reentry conference will convene a diverse community of professionals who will collaborate, build partnerships, exchange ideas, work on finding solutions, and improve services for youth and adults returning to their community. The conference agenda will feature a broad range of sessions that highlight evidence-based best practices to strengthen our reentry services while paying particular attention to mental health-focused philosophies addressing the criminogenic risk and needs of justice involved youth and adults throughout our state.

In order to provide a conference that allows attendees the opportunity to learn and connect with fellow reentry professionals while maintaining safety during the COVID-19 pandemic, we are excited we moved the 16th Annual Reducing Recidivism & Reentry conference to an interactive virtual platform. The easy-to-use virtual conference platform allows attendees to connect with peers, speakers, and exhibitors, all while providing education on today's most relevant topics!

Together we can continue to develop services in our communities and justice system that will support a more successful re-entry process.

The Reducing Recidivism and Reentry Conference receives funding and support from the Alaska Mental Health Trust Authority and UAA CHD's Alaska Training Cooperative.

 

  • Registration

    Registration is processed through The Alaska Training Cooperative.

    Participant registration is available on the Conference Registration Page. 

    The cost to attend the four day conference as a participant is $45.00.

    12 Continuing Education Credits are pending through the National Association of Social Workers Alaska Chapter (NASW-AK) for an additional fee of $100.

    Exhibitors can register on the Exhibitor Registration Page.

  • Agenda

    Day 1 - Tuesday, February 9, 2021

    9:00am - 11:00am The Formula for Successful Reentry: Stable Housing, Meaningful Employment, Supportive Community
    Presented by: Amy King, Founder, Weld Seattle, Pallet Shelter and Square Peg Development

    11:00am - 12:45pm Visit Virtual Exhibition Hall & Networking

    1:00pm - 3:00pm Creative Destruction: Bringing Innovation to Reentry
    Presented by: Dr. Sarah Stanley, Co-founder Learning Inside Out Network

    Day 2 - Wednesday, February 10, 2021

    9:00am - 11:00am Trauma Informed Care for the Frontlines
    Presented by: Tom McRoberts, MSW, Behavioral Health Training Coordinator, Alaska Training Cooperative; and Wendi Shackelford, BA, Alaska Training Cooperative Training Coordinator in Youth Mental Health First Aid and C.I.T.

    11:00am - 12:45pm Visit Virtual Exhibition Hall & Networking

    1:00pm - 3:00pm Option 1 - Understanding Anti-Social Personality and Substance Use Disorders
    Presented by: Donna Johnson, JD, ICADC II, ICCJP, ICCDP-D, LADC Director of Training, Clare|Matrix

    1:00pm - 3:00pm Option 2 - Peer Support Programs - Why, Who & How
    Presented by: Jenifer Galvan, BA, CPC-S and Tundra Greenstreet, Peer Support Coordinator, The Bridge Support Services

    Day 3 - Thursday, February 11, 2021

    9:00am - 11:00am Option 1 - Introduction to Motivational Interviewing
    Presented by: Tom McRoberts, MSW, Behavioral Health Training Coordinator, Alaska Training Cooperative; and Wendi Shackelford, BA, Alaska Training Cooperative Training Coordinator in Youth Mental Health First Aid and C.I.T.

    9:00am - 11:00am Option 2 - Pumped Up Peers: A Strengths-Based Approach to Peer Supervision
    Presented by: Tundra Greenstreet, Peer Support Coordinator, The Bridge Support Services

    11:00am - 12:45pm Visit Virtual Exhibition Hall & Networking

    1:00pm - 3:00pm Brain Injury Screening, Rehabilitation, and Reentry
    Presented by: Kim Gorgens, Ph.D., ABPP; MJ Schmidt, MA, CBIST; Russha Knauer MCJ, and Marchell Taylor. Moderator: Danielle Reed, MS, MBA, Director of Community Services, UAA Center for Human Development

    Day 4 - Friday, February 12, 2021

    9:00am - 11:00am Option 1 - Alaska’s Peer Support Professional Certification Program
    Presented by: Jim Mclaughlin, SOA, Division of Behavioral Health; Will Fanning, DBH, Marlene Johnson and Dabney Van Liere, ACBHC; Jerry Jenkins, Med, LADAC, MAC, COO, ABHA; Shannon Harris, CDCS, NCACI, Set Free Alaska; Bobby Dorton, Fairbanks Reentry Coalition, Fairbanks City Council Chambers Diversity Council, Fairbanks Native Assoc.

    9:00am - 11:00am Option 2 - Best Practices in the Assessment, Treatment and Risk Management of Adults and Juveniles who have Sexually Offended
    Presented by: Moreen Fried, LCSW, LLC; Charles Van Ravenswaay, SOA, Dept of Corrections; and Brandy Coltellaro, Statewide Juvenile Probation

    11:00am - 12:45pm Visit Virtual Exhibition Hall & Networking

    1:00pm - 3:00pm Reentry Peer Panel
    Presented by: Adam Barger, Jeni Brown, Donna Fischer, Ryan Shewfelt, Nathan Booda, and Stormie Peterson