BJS/JRSA 2010 National Conference:  October 28-29, 2010 in Portland, Maine
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Thursday, October 28
 
7:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.Registration
 
7:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.Exhibit Room
 
7:30 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.Continental Breakfast
 
8:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.Welcome and Opening Remarks
  

Jackie Vandercook
Statistics Assistant Director
Crime Statistics Unit
Tennessee Bureau of Investigation
President
Justice Research and Statistics Association

Carmen Dorsey
Director
Justice Policy Program
Muskie School of Public Service
University of Southern Maine

Denise Lord
Deputy Commissioner
Maine Department of Corrections

Representative Anne Haskell
Chair, Criminal Justice and Public Safety Committee
Maine House of Representatives

 
 Keynote Address
  

James Lynch
Director
Bureau of Justice Statistics, U.S. Department of Justice

 
10:15 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.Panel Sessions
   Domestic Violence
Moderator:Stephanie Burroughs, Bureau of Justice Statistics, U. S. Department of Justice
 
Presenters:Janeena J. Wing, Idaho Statistical Analysis Center
 Pathways Into Crime: Female Offender Survivors of Domestic Abuse
 
 Danielle Albright, Statistical Analysis Center, Institute for Social Research, University of New Mexico
 Domestic Violence or Family Feud? An Examination of the Use of Domestic Violence Orders of Protection Among Non-Intimate Relatives
 
 Diane Gout, Muskie School of Public Service, University of Southern Maine
 Protective Factors Against Intimate Partner Violence Among American Indian and Alaska Native Mothers

Racial Disparity in the Justice System
Moderator:Stan Orchowsky, Justice Research and Statistics Association
 
Presenters:Jack McDevitt, Northeastern University, Boston, MA
 Racial Disparities in the Criminal Justice System
 
 Besiki Kutateladze, Prosecution and Racial Justice, Vera Institute, New York, NY
 
 Janice A. Iwama, Justice Research and Statistics Association
 Examining Efforts to Reduce DMC: A Case Study of Two States

Community Corrections
Moderator:Kim English, Office of Research and Statistics, Colorado Division of Criminal Justice
 
Presenters:Bradford Bogue, Justice System Assessment and Training, Boulder, CO
 
 Erica King, Muskie School of Public Service, University of Southern Maine
 Program Integrity & the CPAI-2000: Lessons Learned in Maine
 
 Mark Rubin, Muskie School of Public Service, University of Southern Maine
 Evidence-Based Practices in Maine: Successes and Challenges to Implementation

Justice Reinvestment
Moderator:Ivan Kuzyk, Connecticut Statistical Analysis Center
 
Presenters:Ryan S. King, Public Safety Performance Project, Pew Center on the States
 Public Safety, Public Spending: Past Trends and New Directions
 
 Patricia L. Caruso, Michigan Department of Corrections
 
 Roger Werholtz, Kansas Department of Corrections
 The Kansas Experience or Lady Macbeth Was Wrong
 
12:00 noon - 1:30 p.m.Awards Luncheon
 
1:45 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.Panel Sessions
   Jail and Prison Populations
Moderator:Burke Grandjean, Wyoming Survey & Analysis Center
 
Presenters:Michelle Neitch, Statistical Analysis Center, Arizona Criminal Justice Commission
 
 Margaret Noonan, Bureau of Justice Statistics, U. S. Department of Justice
 Mortality in Local Jails, 2000-2007
 
 William J. Sabol, Bureau of Justice Statistics, U. S. Department of Justice

Research Using NIBRS Data
Moderator:Gerry Ramker, Bureau of Justice Statistics, U. S. Department of Justice
 
Presenters:Howard N. Snyder, Bureau of Justice Statistics, U. S. Department of Justice
 Testing the Generalizability of NIBRS Data
 
 Anne Shattuck, Crimes Against Children Research Center, Family Research Laboratory, Department of Sociology, University of New Hampshire
 Characteristics of Crimes Against Juveniles from Analysis of 2008 NIBRS Data.
 
 Daniel B. Bibel, Crime Reporting Unit, Massachusetts State Police
 Making NIBRS Data Meaningful for Local Agencies.

Issues in Juvenile Justice Research and Policy
Moderator:Paul Stageberg, Iowa Division of Criminal & Juvenile Justice Planning
 
Presenters:Carol A. Schubert, Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic, Law & Psychiatry Research, University of Pittsburgh Medical School
 Differential Effects of Adult Court Transfer on Juvenile Offender Recidivism.
 
 Rebecca Noréus, Muskie School of Public Service, University of Southern Maine
 Standardizing Juvenile Recidivism Research: Maine's Experience Working Within an Emerging Framework.
 
 Janeen Buck Willison, Urban Institute, Washington, DC
 Examining Juvenile Justice Policy in the U.S.

Recidivism
Moderator:Paul Perrone, Hawaii Statistical Analysis Center
 
Presenters:Matthew Durose, Bureau of Justice Statistics, U. S. Department of Justice
 Examining Recidivism Outcomes Among State Court Defendants Convicted in Large Urban Counties
 
 David Olson, Loyola University, Chicago
 An Assessment of Risk and Recidivism of Illinois Prison Releasees
 
 Christine Adams, Colorado Division of Criminal Justice
 Evaluation of the Colorado Short Term Intensive Residential Remediation Treatment (STIRRT) Program
 
3:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.Panel Sessions
   Probation and Parole: Issues and Solutions
Moderator:Allen Beck, Bureau of Justice Statistics, U. S. Department of Justice
 
Presenters:Lauren Glaze, Bureau of Justice Statistics, U. S. Department of Justice
 Serious Mental Illness Issues Among the Community Corrections Populations
 
 Guy Bourgon, Corrections Research, Public Safety Canada, Ottawa, Canada
 Strategic Training Initiative in Community Supervision (STICS): Translating RNR to Everyday Practice
 
 Bill Bales, College of Criminology and Criminal Justice, Florida State University
 A Quantitative and Qualitative Assessment of Electronic Monitoring

Exploring Tribal Crime Data
Moderator:Jimmy Steyee, Montana Board of Crime Control
 
Presenters:Julie Samuels, Urban Institute, Washington, DC
 
 Craig Love, WESTAT, Rockville, MD

Adjudication
Moderator:Carmen Dorsey, Muskie School of Public Service, University of Southern Maine
 
Presenters:Thomas H. Cohen, Bureau of Justice Statistics, U. S. Department of Justice
 State Court Processing Statistics: An Overview of Felony Case Processing in State Courts.
 
 Donald J. Farole, Jr., Bureau of Justice Statistics, U. S. Department of Justice
 A National Assessment of Public Defender Office Caseloads
 
 Cynthia G. Lee, Research Division, National Center for State Courts, Williamsburg, VA

Law Enforcement
Moderator:Rob McManus, South Carolina Statistical Analysis Center
 
Presenters:Jim Gilmer, Crime Research and Analysis, New York State Division of Criminal Justice Services
 "Shared Offenders" - Targeting Cross-Jurisdictional Offenders as an Information-Sharing Tool for Law Enforcement
 
 Andrea M. Burch, Bureau of Justice Statistics, U. S. Department of Justice
 Death in Police Custody: An Overview of Arrest-Related Deaths
 
 Joel Garner, Bureau of Justice Statistics, U. S. Department of Justice
 Rural Law Enforcement
 
Friday, October 29
 
8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.Registration
 
8:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.Exhibit Room
 
8:30 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.Continental Breakfast
 
9:00 a.m. - 10:15 a.m.Table Sessions
 
10:30 a.m. - 12:00 noonPanel Sessions
   Evaluating the Strategic Prevention Framework State Incentive Grant (SPF SIG)
Moderator:Phil Stevenson, Statistical Analysis Center, Arizona Criminal Justice Commission
 
Presenters:Rodney Wambeam, Wyoming Survey & Analysis Center, University of Wyoming
 Findings from State-Level SPF SIG Evaluations.
 
 Sarah Krichels Goan, Hornby Zeller Associates, South Portland, ME
 Findings from State-Level SPF SIG Evaluations
 
 Robert G. Orwin, WESTAT, Rockville, MD
 Effects of the Strategic Prevention Framework State Incentives Grant (SPFSIG) on State Prevention Infrastructure in 26 States

Examining Reentry Programs
Moderator:Karhlton Moore, Ohio Office of Criminal Justice Services
 
Presenters:Stephen M. Haas, Statistical Analysis Center, West Virginia Division of Criminal Justice Services
 Use of Core Correctional Practices in Prisoner Reentry: A Systematic Examination of Service Delivery Across Correctional Settings
 
 David Wright, Oklahoma Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services
 The Effectiveness of the Oklahoma Mental Health Reentry Program
 
 Lisa Broidy, Statistical Analysis Center, Institute for Social Research, University of New Mexico
 Reducing Barriers to Re-entry: Assessing the Implementation and Impact of a Pilot Dental Repair Program for Parolees

Impact of Sentencing Decisions on the Justice System
Moderator:Allina Boutilier, Bureau of Justice Statistics, U. S. Department of Justice
 
Presenters:Duren Banks, Bureau of Justice Statistics, U. S. Department of Justice
 Trends in Felony Sentences in State Courts, 1992 - 2006
 
 Meredith Farrar-Owens, Virginia Criminal Sentencing Commission
 Geriatric Inmates in Virginia Prisons
 
 Theresa Salo, New York Statistical Analysis Center
 New York's Drug Law Reform: The First Year

Role of SACs in Informing State Justice Policy
Moderator:Jack O'Connell, Delaware Statistical Analysis Center
 
Presenters:Douglas L. Yearwood, North Carolina Criminal Justice Analysis Center
 Making NIBRS Data Meaningful for Local Agencies.
 
 Mark Myrent, Illinois Criminal Justice Information Authority
 
 John Blackburn, Jr., Arizona Criminal Justice Commission
 
12:00 noon - 1:30 p.m.Lunch on Your Own
 
12:00 noon - 1:30 p.m.BJS/SAC Lunch Meeting
 
1:45 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.Panel Sessions
   Guns and Gangs
Moderator:Vicky Tsaparas, Bureau of Justice Statistics, U. S. Department of Justice
 
Presenters:Ronald J. Frandsen, Regional Justice Information Service, St. Louis, MO
 Firearm Denials - 10 Years of the National Instant Check System.
 
 Lisa Contos Shoaf, Ohio Statistical Analysis Center
 The Ohio Community Initiative to Reduce Violence (OCIRV): A Strategic Response to Violent Crime
 
 David C. Pyrooz, School of Criminology and Criminal Justice, Arizona State University
JRSA Student Presentation Contest Winner
 Structural Covariates of Gang Homicide in Large U.S. Cities

Sentencing and Corrections in the States: Responses to the Growth in Incarceration
Moderator:Becki Goggins, Alabama Uniform Crime Reporting Division/Statistical Analysis Center
 
Presenters:Rick Kern, Virginia Criminal Sentencing Commission
 Sentencing and Corrections Reforms Examined in our Three Most Populated States: California, New York and Texas.
 
 Mark Bergstrom, Pennsylvania Sentencing Commission
 Danger and Opportunity: Making Public Safety Job One in Pennsylvania's Indeterminate Sentencing System.
 
 Bill Bales, College of Criminology and Criminal Justice, Florida State University
 An Assessment of the Development and Outcomes of Determinate Sentencing.

Improving Victimization Data
Moderator:Tim Hart, Nevada Center for Analysis of Crime Statistics
 
Presenters:Michael R. Rand, Bureau of Justice Statistics, U. S. Department of Justice
 Redesign of the National Crime Victimization Survey and Producing Subnational Victimization Estimates
 
 Barbara J. Hart, Muskie School of Public Service, University of Southern Maine
 Improving Victimization Data
 
 John W. Ruser, Occupational Safety and Health Statistics, Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor
 Data on Workplace Homicides from the Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries
 
3:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.Panel Sessions
   Using State Criminal History Records for Research: Exploring Issues of Quality
Moderator:Devon Adams, Bureau of Justice Statistics, U. S. Department of Justice
 
Presenters:Matthew T. Bileski, Statistical Analysis Center, Arizona Criminal Justice Commission
 Criminal History Analysis of Class Six Felony Offenders Released from Prison in 2007
 
 Sue Burton, Statistical Analysis Center, Florida Department of Law Enforcement
 
 Jessica S. Napier, Statistical Analysis Center, West Virginia Division of Criminal Justice Services
 Criminal History Records Survey: Law Enforcement Officers and Court Clerks

Human Trafficking
Moderator:Danette Buskovick, Minnesota Statistical Analysis Center
 
Presenters:Amy Farrell, Northeastern University, Boston, MA
 Local Law Enforcement Identification of and Response to Human Trafficking
 
 Nancy Arrigona, Texas Juvenile Probation Commission
 Juvenile Victims of Human Trafficking
 
 Suzanne Koepplinger, Minnesota Indian Women's Resource Center, Minneapolis, MN
 Shattered Hearts: The Commercial Sexual Exploitation of American Indian Women and Girls in Minnesota.