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2023 Annual Research Conference

The International Community Justice Association (ICJA) invites you to attend the 2023 Annual Research on Criminal Justice, August 20-22, 2023. This year’s event will be held in-person, in Cleveland, Ohio at the Hilton Cleveland Downtown. 

2023 Conference Theme:

Centering People in Community Justice:
Enhancing Responsivity Through Diversity,
Equity, Inclusivity and Belonging

Workshop Presentations

First Session (running concurrently)

Justice Counts: You Can’t Change What You Can’t Measure

Stephanie Villanueva, Madelyn Roman-Scott


Exploring the Diverse Needs of Women Charged with Violent Crimes: Implications for Policy and Practice

Dr. Marilyn Van Dieten, Dr. Shelley Brown


Safely Reducing Supervision Revocations Through Evidence-Based Decision Making

Valerie Meade, Maja Vlajnic


Behavioral Health and Community-Centric Supports for Returning Citizens: Successful Collaborations in Massachusetts

Whitney Kraemer, Mike Kane, Tara Dhanraj


Health Disparities and the Criminal Legal System: A Call to Action

Dr. Kimberly Sperber


Second Session (running concurrently)

Residential Reentry Centers: Identifying Leading Indicators for Success

Mei Yang, Shannon Streisel, Julie Finn

Identifying Gaps in Connecting Underserved Populations to Community Based Substance Use Services Using Needs Assessment Exercises Among Justice-Provider Partnerships

Dr. Jennifer Becan, Dr. Verlin Joseph, Amanda Wiese, Haven Scogin

Chilling the Amygdala: Strategies for Staff to Manage Client Agitation and Aggression

Dr. Randy Shively, Kelly Pitocco, Dr. Amanda Pompoco

National Guidelines for Post-Conviction Risk and Needs Assessments

Jennifer Kisela, Julie Micek

Utilizing Supportive Housing as an Investment to Decrease Recidivism for Those Leaving Incarceration

Terri Power


Third Session (running concurrently)

Centering People in Community Justice: Humanizing Criminal Defendants Through Non-Capital Mitigation

Lindsay Bendell

Hoops and Hurdles: Examining “Failure to Appear” in Court and Why People Don’t Get to Court as Scheduled

Kevin Kuehmeier, Shannon Magnuson

Why Staff Stay in Corrections: The Importance of a Stay Interview for Staff Retention

Jacob Sadon, Jodi Glitzenstein

Lessons Learned During the National Institute of Corrections’ Project to Validate the Community Corrections Report Card (an RNR Based Agency Level Assessment Tool)

Brian Colgan, Melanie Lowenkamp

Addressing the Needs of People with Mental Illness Under Community Supervision

Andrea Murray-Lichtman, Dr. Rebecca Smith, Dr. Tonya Van Deinse

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