FY2011 JMHCP Grantee Orientation Event Agenda: March 8-9, 2012

Omni Shoreham Hotel, Washington, D.C.

To download a PDF of the agenda, click here.

THURSDAY, MARCH 8th

8:00 am – 8:30 am Check-in and Registration [Empire Foyer]

8:30 am – 9:15 am Welcome and Introductions [Empire Ballroom]

Ruby Qazilbash, Associate Deputy Director, Bureau of Justice Assistance, Office of Justice Programs, U.S. Department of Justice

Danica Szarvas-Kidd, Policy Advisor for Substance Abuse and Mental Health, Bureau of Justice Assistance, Office of Justice Programs, U.S. Department of Justice

David D’Amora, Director of National Initiatives, Council of State Governments Justice Center

Special Message from U.S. Senator Al Franken of Minnesota. To view a recording of this message, click here.

9:15 am – 9:30 am Break

9:30 am – 10:45 am Breakout Session by Profession

Financial Officers: BJA Grants Management and Financial Reporting [Empire Ballroom]

REQUIRED ATTENDANCE: All grantee jurisdictions must have at least one representative from their team participate in this session. To download the PowerPoint slides used during the grants management presentation, click here. To download the PowerPoint slides used during the financial reporting presentation, click here.

 

Nikisha Love, State Policy Advisor for the Justice and Mental Health Collaboration Program, Bureau of Justice Assistance, Office of Justice Programs, U.S. Department of Justice.
Carlene Shaifer-Jones, Staff Accountant, Office of the Chief Financial Officer, Office of Justice Programs, U.S. Department of Justice.

All participants not attending the BJA Grants Management session should attend a session for their specific profession or role that they play in their collaborative grant program.

Community Corrections Professionals [Governor’s Room] For discussion questions, click here.

Dr. Nicole Jarrett, Senior Policy Analyst, Council of State Governments Justice Center

Ann-Marie Louison, Director, Adult Behavioral Programs, Center for Alternative Sentencing and Employment Services, Inc. (NY)

Judges [Congressional Room A] For discussion questions, click here.

Hallie Fader-Towe, Program Director, Council of State Governments Justice Center

Attorneys [Capitol Room] For discussion questions, click here.

Leah Kane, Policy Analyst, Council of State Governments Justice Center

Law Enforcement [Congressional Room A] For discussion questions, click here.

Melissa Reuland, Consultant, Council of State Governments Justice Center

Dr. Jennie Simpson, Policy Analyst, Council of State Governments Justice Center

Administrators & Program Coordinators: Rural [Embassy Room] For discussion questions, click here.

Suzanne Brown-McBride, Deputy Director, Council of State Governments Justice
Center

Eric Olson, Court Coordinator, Bonneville County Mental Health Court (ID)

Administrators & Program Coordinators: Suburban/Urban [Congressional Room B] For discussion questions, click here.

Cynthea Kimmelman-DeVries, Policy Analyst, Council of State Governments Justice
Center

Terry McCormick, CEO and Founder, Coordination Aftercare Recovery Educational
Services (CARES), LLC

Clinicians [Executive Room] For discussion questions, click here.

David A. D’Amora, Division Director, National Initiatives, Council of State Governments Justice Center

Dr. Joan Gillece, Project Manager, National Center for Trauma-Informed Care, National
Association of State Mental Health Program Directors (NASMHPD)

10:45 am –11:00 am Break

11:00 am –12:00 pm Plenary Session 1: Targeting the Right People for the Right
Interventions [Empire Ballroom]

The risk, needs, and responsivity (R-N-R) model used to improve public safety
outcomes in criminal justice populations has only recently been applied to individuals
with serious mental illnesses. Dr. Osher will review the R-N-R model and how it can be utilized to ensure the right people are accessing the right package of treatment
and supervision in JMHCP grants. To download the PowerPoint slides, click here.

Dr. Fred Osher, Director of Health Systems and Services Policy, Council of State Governments
Justice Center

12:00 pm –1:30 pm Break for Lunch

Attendees are responsible for arranging their own lunch

1:30 pm – 2:30 pm Breakout Session by Program Type: Discussing Target
Populations

Participants will meet as teams with other grantees working in the same program
areas. The discussion will be structured around questions from the Planning and
Implementation Guide related to target populations, as well as screening, assessment
and referral. Please refer to the handout
in your folder for specific grantee room
assignments.

Juvenile: Rural [Congressional Room A] For discussion questions, click here.

Leah Kane, Policy Analyst, Council of State Governments Justice Center

Juvenile: Suburban/Urban [Embassy Room] For discussion questions, click here.

Cynthea Kimmelman-DeVries, Policy Analyst, Council of State Governments Justice
Center

Law Enforcement [Empire Ballroom] For discussion questions, click here.

Melissa Reuland, Consultant, Council of State Governments Justice Center

Dr. Jennie Simpson, Policy Analyst, Council of State Governments Justice Center

Courts: Rural [Governor’s Room] For discussion questions, click here.

Alex Blandford, Program Associate, Council of State Governments Justice Center

Eric Olson, Court Coordinator, Bonneville County Mental Health Court (ID)

Courts: Suburban/Urban [Executive Room] For discussion questions, click here.

Hallie Fader-Towe, Program Director, Council of State Governments Justice Center

Corrections/Community Corrections/Reentry: Rural [Congressional Room B] For discussion questions, click here.

David A. D’Amora, Division Director, National Initiatives, Council of State
Governments Justice Center

Terry McCormick, CEO and Founder, Coordination Aftercare Recovery Educational
Services (CARES), LLC

Corrections/Community Corrections/Reentry: Suburban/Urban [Capitol Room] For discussion questions, click here.

Dr. Nicole Jarrett, Senior Policy Analyst, Council of State Governments Justice Center

Ann-Marie Louison, Director, Adult Behavioral Programs, Center for Alternative Sentencing and Employment Services, Inc. (NY)

2:30 pm – 2:45 pm Break

2:45 pm – 4:00 pm Plenary Session 2: Implementing Evidence-Based Practices [Empire Ballroom]

Practitioners are appropriately concerned that evidence-based practices (EBPs)
developed for persons with behavioral health needs are not effective for criminal
justice populations. In this plenary session, EBPs that are associated with both
positive public health and public safety outcomes will be discussed. Panelists will
describe how jurisdictions have adapted EBPs to their own settings and evaluated
their effectiveness.To download the PowerPoint slides, click here.

Plenary Moderator:

Dr. Fred Osher, Director of Health Systems and Services Policy, Council of State
Governments Justice Center

Plenary Panelists:

Darin Carver, Clinical Practice Administrator, Weber Human Services, Weber
County (UT)

Ann-Marie Louison, Director, Adult Behavioral Programs, Center for Alternative Sentencing and Employment Services, Inc. (NY)

Eric Olson, Court Coordinator, Bonneville County Mental Health Court (ID)

4:00 pm – 4:15 pm Break

4:15 pm – 5:15 pm Special Topic Presentations

These sessions will consist of a short presentation followed by a moderated discussion.
Attendees are able to self-select (either keeping teams together or dividing up).

Planning 101: Ensuring Planning Leads to Implementation [Executive Room]

Terry McCormick, CEO and Founder, Coordination Aftercare Recovery Educational
Services (CARES), LLC

Community Correctional Supervision of Individuals with Mental Illness: Best Practices and Common Challenges [Governor’s Room]

David A. D’Amora, Division Director, National Initiatives, Council of State
Governments Justice Center

Henry Rosen, Program Associate, Council of State Governments Justice Center

Mental Health Disorders in Youth: Implications for Planning and Implementation of Juvenile Justice Programs [Capitol Room]

Dr. Robert Kinscherff, Senior Associate, National Center for Mental Health and Juvenile Justice, and Director, Forensic Studies, Massachusetts School of Professional Psychology

Cynthea Kimmelman-DeVries, Policy Analyst, Council of State Governments Justice Center

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy: Utilizing Cognitive Interventions in Criminal Justice/Mental Health Collaborations [Empire Ballroom]

Eric Olson, Court Coordinator, Bonneville County Mental Health Court (ID)

Integrating Trauma Informed Care into Criminal Justice/Mental Health Initiatives [Congressional Room A]

Dr. Joan Gillece, Project Manager, National Center for Trauma-Informed Care, National
Association of State Mental Health Program Directors (NASMHPD)

Integrated Dual Diagnosis Treatment [Congressional Room B]

Dr. Fred Osher, Director of Health Systems and Services Policy, Council of State
Governments Justice Center

Moving Beyond Mental Health Courts: Introduction to the Range of Court-Based Initiatives [Embassy Room]

Hallie Fader-Towe, Program Director, Council of State Governments Justice Center

Ann-Marie Louison, Director, Adult Behavioral Programs, Center for Alternative Sentencing and Employment Services, Inc. (NY)

FRIDAY, MARCH 9th

8:00 am – 9:30 am BJA Performance Measures [Empire Ballroom]

In this session, attendees can ask representatives from the Bureau of Justice
Assistance questions about their JMHCP grants and will receive important
information about their required performance measures. All attendees are expected to attend this session. To download the PowerPoint slides, click here.

9:30 am – 9:40 am Break

9:40 am – 10:40 am Plenary Session 3: Data Collection and Sustainability [Empire Ballroom]

This session will focus on making decisions about data collection and evaluation, strategies for defining success, documenting the impact of a program, and promoting its continuation. Grantees will learn about how to design and implement a data collection strategy for their program and how to leverage that data for sustainability. To download the PowerPoint slides, click here.

Plenary Moderator:

Hallie Fader-Towe, Program Director, Council of State Governments Justice Center

Plenary Panelists:

Andrew Barbee, Senior Researcher, Council of State Governments Justice Center

Melissa Reuland, Consultant, Council of State Governments Justice Center

Henry Rosen, Program Associate, Council of State Governments Justice Center

10:40 am – 10:50 am Break

10:50 am – 11:50 am Breakout Session by Team: Refining Program Goals

Participants will meet in teams to debrief on what was discussed throughout the day. They will begin to refine program goals, identify opportunities for technical assistance and peer collaboration, and determine next steps for their grant project. Justice Center staff and consultants will be available to meet with each team as the need arises. Please refer to the handout in your folder for specific grantee room assignments. For discussion questions, click here.

11:50 am – 12:00 pm Break

12:00 pm – 12:30 pm Closing Remarks [Empire Ballroom]

David A. D’Amora, Division Director, National Initiatives, Council of State Governments
Justice Center

Danica Szarvas-Kidd, Policy Advisor for Substance Abuse and Mental Health, Bureau of Justice Assistance, Office of Justice Programs, U.S. Department of Justice