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Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction Seminars

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The IEJ hosted several seminars and symposiums during its existence.  The events were well attended and the support demonstrated for the seminars is very much appreciated. The seminars were designed to bring together policymakers, researchers and practitioners in the criminal justice field to discuss leading criminal justice issues. Please follow the links below to view the video presentations, PowerPoint presentations, and other materials for each of the events that took place.






Seminars Hosted

OCTOBER 2008

Seminar: Exits and Entries: Contrasting Pathways to Community Reentry
Date/Time: Friday, October 24, 2008; 9:00am - 10:30 am
Location: Hale Hall, Building 259, OSU Main Campus. 
Presenters: Christopher Uggen is the Chair and Professor in the Department of Sociology at the University of Minnesota.  (Presentation)
Discussants: John Flinn, Veterans Program Manager, Ohio Department of Jobs & Family Services  (Presentation)
Paul Bellair, Associate Professor, Department of Sociology, Ohio State University  (Presentation)
Notes: Uggen will discuss the design and some very early findings from the new Minnesota Exits and Entries Project and related projects.  You will hear excerpts from pre-release interviews with young people age 18 to 25 as they are leaving the following institutional settings: 1) foster care; 2) mental health treatment; 3) chemical health treatment; 4) the armed forces; 5) the juvenile justice system; 6) a county jail system; and 7) the state prison system.  Some of these groups, such as former prisoners, are highly stigmatized. Others, such as Iraq war veterans, typically return home to brighter prospects and more welcoming communities.  By taking a more comprehensive and comparative perspective on the reentry phenomenon, project organizers hope to reveal the processes operating in each institutional domain and to explain how vulnerable young adults fare once they leave the care or custody of the state.  Graduate student collaborators on this project include Arturo Baiocchi, Jeanette Hussemann, Shelly Schaefer, Sarah Shannon, and Tom Walton.

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JUNE 2008

Seminar: Role of Family in the Lives of the Incarcerated and in Reentry *
Date/Time: Friday, June 6, 2008; 9:00am - 10:30 am
Location: The Ohio State University, Page Hall
Presenters: Creasie Finney-Hairston is the Dean and a Professor of Social Work and Dean of the Jane Addams College of Social Work at the University of Illinois, Chicago.  (Summary of Presentation) (Presentation Resources)
See also the following articles:  Hairston, C.F. 2003.  "Prisoners and Their Families: Parenting Issues during Incarceration" in Prisoners Once Removed: The Impact of Incarceration and Reentry on Children, Families, and Communities, Jeremy Travis and Michelle Waul (Eds). The Urban Institute Press: Washington, D.C.

Hairston, C.F. and W. Oliver. 2006. "Women's Experiences With Men's Incarceration and Reentry." Women, Girls & Criminal Justice. Vol. 7, No. 5: pps 65-68, 79.
Discussants: Kim Hettel is the Family Reentry Project Manager for the Ohio Governor’s Office of Faith-Based and Community Initiatives.  (Comments)
Stephen Gavazzi is a Professor in the Department of Human Development and Family Science at The Ohio State University. (Handout) (Resources Referenced)
Rachael Woldoff is an Assistant Professor in the Division of Sociology and Anthropology at West Virginia University.  (Comments)
More Info: BP Tool-Kit: Incarcerated Parents and Parenting Programs
BP Tool-Kit: Family Involvement During Incarceration and Reentry
Video   (Note: This video clip requires the installation of "Real Player".)

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FEBRUARY 2008

Seminar: Community Corrections: Ensuring Results Through Evidence-Based Practices
Date/Time: Friday, February 22, 2008
Location: Ohio Institute on Correctional Best Practices
 
Session I: Improving the Effectiveness of Correctional Programs Through Research
Speaker: Edward Latessa, Professor and Head, Division of Criminal Justice, University of Cincinnati   (Presentation)
 
Session II: Using Research to Improve Outcomes: The Maryland Experience
Speaker: Judy Sachwald, National Consultant, National Institute of Corrections and former Director of Parole and Probation, Maryland Department of Corrections   (Presentation)
 
Lunch Session: Correctional Programming and Research Design: What Can the Project Greenlight Tell Us
Speaker: James Wilson, Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology and Anthropology, Fordham University   (Presentation)
 
Session III: Panel: Ohio Success Stories
Moderator: Linda Janes, Deputy Director, Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction
Panelists: Mary Spottswood, Director of Regional Corrections, Talbert House
Bruce Gibson, Director of Probation Services, Clermont County Probation Department
Randy Shively, Vice President of Clinical Services, Alvis House for Denise Robinson, President and Chief Executive Officer, Alvis House
Anne Connell-Fruend, Vice President of Operations, Oriana House, Inc.
(Presentation)
 
More Info: BP Tool-Kit: Evidence Based Practices in Community Corrections
Abstract and Agenda

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OCTOBER 2007

Seminar: Sex Offender Registration, Notification, Housing and Reentry
Date/Time: Friday, October 26, 2007
Location: Ohio State University; Page Hall
Presenter: Alan Murray is a Professor of Geography and the Director of the Center for Urban and Regional Analysis at The Ohio State University.   (Keynote Presentation)
Discussants: David Berenson is the Director of Sex Offender Services at the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction.   (Comments)
Katherine Federle is a Professor in the Moritz College of Law at The Ohio State University.   (Comments)
Richard Tewksbury is a Professor in the Department of Justice Administration at the University of Louisville.   (Comments)
More Info: BP Tool-Kit: Sex Offender Registration and Notification
BP Tool-Kit: Sex Offender Assessment and Treatment
Video   (Note: This video clip requires the installation of "Real Player".)

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JUNE 2007

Seminar: Employment Experiences of Ohio Offenders Following Release from Prison
Date/Time: Friday, June 1, 2007
Location: Ohio State University; Page Hall
Presenter: Dr. William Sabol is the Chief of Corrections Statistics Unit for the Bureau of Justice Statistics and author of "Local Labor Market Conditions and Post-Prison Employment Outcomes: Evidence from Ohio" in The Labor Market for Released Prisoners in Post-Industrial America, edited by Shawn Bushway, Michael A. Stoll, and David F. Weiman. © copyright Russell Sage Foundation.  (Keynote Presentation)
Discussants: Robert Greenbaum is an Associate Professor in the School of Public Policy and Management at The Ohio State University.   (Presentation and Comments)
Bruce Weinberg is an Associate Professor in the Department of Economics at The Ohio State University.   (Comments)
Gwendolyn Woods is the Offender Job Linkage Administrator for the Bureau of Quality and Community Partnerships in the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction.   (Comments)
More Info: BP Tool-Kit: Employing Ex-Offenders
Video  (Note: This video clip requires the installation of "Real Player".)

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FEBRUARY 2007

Seminar: Faith Based Programming, Reentry and Recidivism
Date/Time: February 9, 2007
Location: Ohio Institute on Correctional Best Practices

A.M. Address: "Does Religion Have a Role in Crime Prevention, Pro-Social Behavior, Prisoner Reentry and Aftercare?"
Speaker: Byron R. Johnson is a Professor of Sociology, Co-Director for the Baylor Institute for Studies of Religion (ISR) and Director of the Program on Pro-Social Behavior at Baylor University.   (Paper: Role of Religion)   (Keynote Presentation)   (Video - Note: This video clip requires the installation of "Real Player".)
Discussants: Townsand Price-Spratlen is an Associate Professor of Sociology at the Ohio State University.   (Comments)
Chris Money is the Special Assistant to the Director for the Ohio Department of Youth Services.
 
P.M. Address: "The Essential Role of Private Voluntary Groups in Rehabilitating Offenders"
Speaker: Steven T. McFarland is the Director of the Task Force for Faith-Based and Community Initiatives for the U.S. Department of Justice.   (Keynote Presentation)   (Video - Note: This video clip requires the installation of "Real Player".)   Federal Resources for Prisoner Reentry   Federal Life Connections Pilot Program Summary
 
More Info: BP Tool-Kit: Faith Programming, Reentry, and Recidivism
Seminar Program
Ohio Correctional Faith-Based Initiatives Task Force  (Video)
Faith and Community Forum  (Video)
Legal Issues Forum  (Video)
(Note: All of these video clips require the installation of "Real Player".)

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NOVEMBER 2006

Seminar: Gender-Responsive Strategies: Responding to Women Offenders
Date/Time: November 17, 2006
Location: Ohio State University
Presenter: Dr. Barbara Bloom is an Associate Professor in the Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice at Sonoma State University and co-author of "Gender Responsive Strategies: Research, Practice, and Guiding Principles for Women Offender." (Publication available for download at: http://nicic.org/Library/018017.)   (Keynote Presentation)
Discussants: Dana Hubbard is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Sociology at Cleveland State University.   (Comments)
Wendy Smooth is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Women’s Studies at The Ohio State University.   (Comments)
Tracy Tyson-Parker is a Warden at the Franklin Pre-Release Center, Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction.   (Comments)
More Info: BP Tool-Kit: Gender Responsive Strategies
Video  (Note: This video clip requires the installation of "Real Player".)

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JUNE 2006

Seminar: Does Post Prison Supervision Affect Recidivism?
Date/Time: June 2, 2006
Location: Ohio State University
Presenter: Amy Solomon is a Senior Research Associate at the Urban Institute and author of "Does Parole Supervision Work? Research Findings and Policy Opportunities."   (Keynote Presentation)
Discussants: Paul Bellair is an Associate Professor in Sociology and a faculty affiliate of the Criminal Justice Research Center at The Ohio State University.   (Comments)
Michael Maltz is a Research Scientist in Sociology and a faculty affiliate of the Criminal Justice Research Center at The Ohio State University.   (Comments)
Steve Van Dine is Chief of the Bureau of Research for the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction.   (Comments)
More Info: Bibliography
Video  (Note: This video clip requires the installation of "Real Player".)


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