Salt Lake City, Utah is the destination for the 14th National Conference on Adult and Juvenile Female Offenders. The 2011 conference is hosted by the State of Utah, Division of Juvenile Justice Services and co-sponsored by The Association on Programs for Female Offenders (APFO).
From APFO invitation: "The theme for this year’s conference, Reaching New Peaks, challenges each one of us to rise to the next level of services provided through our systems of care. We encourage you to come together and share your backgrounds and experience as we work toward our common goals: Addressing needs, policy implications, practices, management and treatment of female offenders in the adult and juvenile systems.
Workshops, guest speakers, exhibits, socials, and personal networking set the stage for our exchange of best practices. What better venue for “Reaching New Peaks” than Salt Lake City, which has a backdrop of the Rocky Mountains. On behalf of the conference planning committee, we invite you to attend five days of stimulating and informative presentations related to the management and treatment of this diverse population."
From Maureen Buell, Correctional Program Specialist at National Institute of Corrections (NIC): "This event is an opportunity to add to professional knowledge, but to also utilize an area that is critical to development of women and girls (as borne out by the research!) building healthy and supportive networks." NIC will be sponsoring a workshop that describes the implementation of the Women Offender Case Management Model in the Larimer County Community Corrections system and its progress. NIC will also provide updates in a number of panel sessions in partnership with the National Resource Center for Justive-Involved Women, a BJA-funded project.
Early Registration Deadline: July 30, 2011
Conference Begins: October 15, 2011
For conference registration, details or updates see www.ajfo.org.
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