West Windsor, NJ: A full day conference on improving the criminal justice system is set for Friday, March 30 beginning at 8 a.m. at the Conference Center at Mercer County Community College (MCCC), located on the West Windsor Campus at 1200 Old Trenton Road.
Among the speakers are Commissioner Gary M. Lanigan of the New Jersey Department of Corrections, and Chairman James T. Plousis of the New Jersey State Parole Board. Ryan King of the PEW Center on the States will address “State of Recidivism: The Revolving Door of America’s Prisons." Don DeVore, executive director of Justice Works, will speak on “How Tough Economic Times are Breeding Innovation in Juvenile and Criminal Justice.”
The day includes breakout workshops with presenters Michael Ostermann, Ph.D. of Rutgers Evidence Based Institute; John Firman, director of International Chiefs of Police, Russell Boatright and Jeffrey Keller of the Federal Bureau of Prisons, and Detective Sgt. Timothy Wolf of the New Jersey State Police Arson/Bomb Unit.
Attendees will have the opportunity to network and speak informally with representatives from the New Jersey Department of Corrections, the New Jersey State Parole Board, the Federal Bureau of Prisons, the New Jersey State Police, the New Jersey Association of Criminal Justice Educators, and the New Jersey Chapter of the American Correctional Association.
The event is sponsored by the New Jersey Chapter of the American Correctional Association (NJACA), the New Jersey Association of Criminal Justice Educators (NJACJE), MCCC and Cisco Systems.
Registration includes continental breakfast and lunch. Registration fees are $25 for NJACA/NJACJE members, $35 for non-members, and $10 for full-time students with a student ID.
For further information call Cavit Cooley, Criminal Justice Program coordinator at MCCC and president of the NJACJE at 609-570-3625, or e-mail Joseph Rizzo, adjunct Criminal Justice professor at MCCC and treasurer of the NJACJE at JRIZZO64@comcast.net.
MCCC's Criminal Justice Program website