Join ACJI and fellow Leadership Academy Alumni at the Marriott Marquis on Sunday, August 27th 2023 from 9am to 2pm @ The APPA 48th Annual Training Institute
The event starts at 9:00 am with a morning session and lunch for ACJI Alumni only. The afternoon session from 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm is open and free for all APPA Training Institute attendees.
*Registration is required.
APPA’s interactive learning experience, the Community Corrections Chase (C3), is back with another rewarding and competitive challenge for training institute attendees! It is a take on the popular CBS show, Amazing Race, where contestants “race” to win a cash prize. In our competition, community corrections/supervision professionals will team-up to “chase” knowledge about practices, theories, and policies that increase understanding of this industry, while learning about New York and its important role in the history of Community Corrections.
This session has limited availability, so do not miss out on this exciting opportunity!
*Registration for the training institute is required.
Written and Directed by Jonathan Fisher
During this plenary session, the presenter will share how using best practices in our field can yield a much higher degree of successful outcomes. During the session, attendees will be able to see the award-winning probation documentary, In a Whole New Way. This industry embraced short film, featured at over 130 festivals worldwide, raises issues and showcases best probation practices. How appropriate – it will take the audience through work done by the New York City Probation Department and one of its highly touted programs to give individuals under supervision a chance for not just a job, but a career. The subject of gainful, meaningful employment is top of mind for community corrections departments across the nation. The audience will have a chance to participate in a robust Q&A period influenced by priorities and strategies to enhance results.
Check out this teaser below!
Embracing a career in corrections is not for the faint of heart. Even the most passionate, committed, and capable professionals can become hardened, cynical, and ultimately burn out. In a field where change is hard and success feels short-lived, hope and passion can be in short supply. So how do we stay focused on the important work that we do, those we serve, and show up resiliently optimistic each day? Join Dr. Alexandra Walker as she shares how to move through our failures by embracing resilient optimism. Learn and connect with others as we learn what it means to fail forward in community corrections.
Dr. Alex Walker
Dr. Alexandra Walker has more than 20 years of experience in the field of reentry and behavioral health. She offers a diverse background in evidence-based practices, training, program development, implementation science, and treatment modalities. Alex has worked on a myriad of federal, state, and local justice initiatives and research projects. Most recently she transitioned from the Colorado Parole Board as Vice Chair to co-found and run the Alliance for Community and Justice Innovation (ACJI). Having managed implementation efforts large and small across the correctional space, Alex brings a wealth of experience in both community based and institutional corrections. She is well versed in the development, implementation, and measurement of structured decision-making tools and is committed to helping organizations reach fidelity to their highest impact practices and programs. As the Director of Community Relations and Strategy for ACJI, Alex provides tools, strategies, research and evaluation supports for implementation efforts at the state and local level. She also coaches leaders on implementation and staff engagement efforts, and develops practices and resources for specialized populations with organizations across the country.
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