Presenters

 

2019 PRESENTERS
ARE BEING POSTED AS THEY ARE CONFIRMED

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2019 KEYNOTES

“VIEW FROM THE BENCH”

William
C. Buhl
Retired Circuit Judge
Van Buren County Restorative Justice Committee
Michigan

 

“MANAGING CHRONIC ILLNESS IN PRISON:
CHALLENGES & COPING TOOLS”

Jacquelyn Frank, PhD; MSL     
Associate Professor Eastern Illinois University
Illinois

 

“CONNECTIONS IN CORRECTIONS:
PARTNERING FOR IMPROVED OUTCOMES IN MENTAL HEALTH”

Marianne Halbert, Criminal Justice Director
National Alliance on Mental Illness Indiana
(NAMI Indiana)
Indiana

 

“THE IMPORTANCE OF PERSON-CENTERED LANGUAGE TO HUMANIZE PEOPLE AFFECTED BY THE CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM”
[White Paper]

Avon Hart Johnson, PhD, Founder & CEO
DC Project Connect
Washington D.C.
&
Breanna Boppre, PhD, Professor
Wichita  State University
Kansas

 

“OPENING GATES: PRESERVING & STRENGTHENING PARENT/CHILD RELATIONSHIPS WITH  QUALITY PRISON VISITS”

Francis M. Ssuubi, Founder & Directors
Wells of Hope
Kampala, Uganda

 

“DIE JIM CROW:  CHANGING THE PRISON NARRATIVE THROUGH MUSIC”

Fury Young
Producer, Die Jim Crow
New York

 


WORKSHOPS

“Foundational Principles of Wellness”
Keri Barker & AJ French
Wellness Principles Facilitator & President/CEO

Gift of Voice
Illinois

 

“Identity Disclosure for Women in Intimate Relationships with Imprisoned Men”

Natasha Brien, MSW; PhD(c)
Founder,
Supporting Ourselves While Supporting Our Loved Ones (SOSOLO
Canada

“Now What?”

Daphine Brown Jack, Founder & CEO
Prevention Zone, Inc.
Texas

 

“Mothers, Prison and Trauma”

Dr. Andrea Button Schnick
Assistant Professor of Practice – Sociology
Texas Tech University – Waco
Texas

“Breaking the Cycle of Youth Involved in the Justice System”

Robyn Cenizal, Project Director
National Resource Center for Healthy Marriage and Families
Virginia

 

“Is it Our Job to Break Stigma?”

Ro Clausen, Founder/CEO
Strong Prison Wives & Families, Inc.
New Jersey

 

“Mapping the Road Home: Recent Innovations in Reentry”

Kirstin Eidenbach, Executive Director
ATLaS Justice Center
Arizona

 

“The Lived Experience of Mothers of Prisoners: Advocating for Our Children”

Diane Goodman, Attorney/Mediator & Kathy Norgard, Mediator
Law & Mediation Offices of Diane M. Goodman, APC
California & Colorado

 

“Beauty from Ashes”

Shameka Green, Founder
Emma’s House, Inc.
Nevada

   

“From Second-Class to Human”

Braunwynn Franklin, JoLynn Thompson &
Patricia Ford

Family Partners
NAMI Multnomah
Oregon

 

“Jailed Compassion”

Julia Lazareck, CEO & Founder
Prison: The Hidden Sentence
Nevada

“Prison Grievances: Policy & Reality”

Dr. Terry LeClerq, Author
Prison Grievances
Texas

“Detrimental Effects of Long-Term Incarcerations”

Rosey Ruiz, MS, CPLC, Executive Director
ASPIRE to Win, Inc.
Texas

 

“Advocating to End the Prosecution, Sentencing and Incarceration of Children as Adults”

Jeree Thomas & Da’ Quon Beaver
Policy Director & Community Outreach Consultant
Campaign for Youth Justice
Washington D.C.

 

 

“Circle Process: Bridging the Self Empathy Gap”

Dawn Zuppelli & Kerry Gant
Family Advocates
New York

 

SPECIAL EVENTS

ADVOCACY IN ACTION COALITION – WEDNESDAY EVENING

NATION-WIDE PRISON FAMILY SUPPORT GROUPS – THURSDAY EVENING

INTERNATIONAL COALITION FOR CHILDREN OF INCARCERATED PARENTS – THURSDAY EVENING

 

DAILY SPECIAL FEATURES

PANELS; OPEN DISCUSSIONS; ADVOCACY EVENTS;  EXHIBIT & RESOURCE AREA; CREATIVE ARTS COMPETITION & SILENT AUCTION; SPECIAL READINGS; AMPLE NETWORKING OPPORTUNITIES & MORE

 

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