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					news    American Probation and Parole Association
        c/o The Council of State Governments
        P.O. Box 11910, Lexington, KY 40578

Aug. 23, 2002

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                               Local: Karen Salaz, 303/837-3633
                                                           800-888-0001 Ext. 633
                                                    Association: Karen Fuller, 859/244-8196
                                                           www.appa-net.org

        Denver to host national conference on probation and parole
Note to media: All sessions are open to the news media with a media pass. Complimentary on-site
passes will be available for the media each day 7:30 – 4:30 in the Media Office at the Adam’s Mark
Hotel, Plaza Court 8, Concourse Level, 303-352-2427.

WHO: The American Probation and Parole Association’s 2002 annual training institute is designed
     to bring together professionals from such fields as adult and juvenile probation, parole,
     restitution management, residential programs, treatment, and the judicial system.

WHEN & WHERE: Aug. 25 – 28, 2002, at the Denver Adam’s Mark Hotel.

HIGHLIGHTS:
    Special Emphasis Training for Probation and Parole Officers: Indicators of Elder
     Abuse – This session will cover what can be done if there is suspected elder abuse by
     probationers and parolees. Attendees will learn early warning signs of maltreatment and
     abuse, how to detect high-risk situations, and how to respond to an elder who calls them for
     help. Presenters: Joanne Otto, MSW, Executive Director, National Association of Adult
     Protective Services Administration, CO; Trudy Gregorie, National Crime Victim/Criminal
     Justice Consultant, Justice Solutions, Inc. (VA); and Lori Stiegel, Associate Staff Director,
     America Bar Association (DC). Monday, Aug. 26th, 11:00 – 12:30.
    Does Parole Decision Making Really Matter? – This workshop will address the questions
     of discretionary parole, and if it really matters. Presenters: Renee Collette, Executive Vice
     Chairperson, National Parole Board of Canada; and Mario Paparozzi, Chairman, New Jersey
     State Parole Board. Monday, August 26th, 11:00 – 12:30.
    Victim Rights: Is it a Good Thing or Just More Work for You? – This session will cover
     Colorado’s view on implementing victim rights in a typically offender based system, as well
     as tools for effective collaboration between the agencies that work together to provide wrap
     around services to crime victims. Presenters: Rebecca Oakes, Victim Rights Specialist,
     Division of Criminal Justice, Colorado; Jalice Vigil, Victim Services Coordinator, Division of
     Probation Services, Colorado; and Rose Young, Victim Services Unit Coordinator,
     Department or Corrections, Colorado. Monday, Aug. 26th, 1:45 – 3:15.
    Psychopaths: Supervising High Risk Predatory Violent Offenders (Two Parts) – This
     workshop will examine the evaluation criteria and process; describe the impact of
     psychopaths on the criminal justice system and society; discuss how psychopaths differ from
     the “garden variety” offender; define the supervision strategies and techniques utilized;
           discuss officer safety in the office and community environment; describe the purpose and
           composition of the special supervision team. Presenters: Curt St. Denis, M.A., Certified
           PCL-R evaluator, Oregon; Steve Padilla and Rick Sothern, Parole/Probation Officers, Special
           Supervision Team, Oregon. Part One: Monday, Aug. 26th, 1:45 – 3:15. Part Two:
           Monday, Aug. 26th, 3:30 – 5.
          Domestic Violence Supervision: An Integrated Approach – This workshop will address
           the cultural chrysalis of a dedicated group of professionals on domestic violence. Presenters:
           Deena Hahn, Domestic Violence Specialist, Colorado; and Bobbi Spicer, Director, Diversion
           Services, Colorado. Monday, Aug. 26th, 3:30 – 5.
          Seeing Through the Eyes of a Victim – An actual victim impact panel will show the victims
           perspectives on surviving a crime and the legal, emotional, physical spiritual and social
           ramifications that follow in its wake. An overview victim impact panels in corrections will be
           provided. Moderators: Sheri Mann, Probation Victim Assistance Coordinator, Colorado;
           Jalice Vigil, Victim Services Coordinator, Division of Probation Services; and Karen Taylor
           George, Victim Services Director, Office of Victim Services, North Carolina. Ms. George is
           a past recipient of APPA’s Joe Kegan’s Award for Victim Services in Probation and Parole.
           Monday, Aug. 26, 3:30 – 5:00.
          Mother-Child Community Corrections Programming – This workshop will focus on
           gender-responsive residential, day reporting/treatment and case management strategies for
           women offenders and their children. Presenters: Beth McAllister, Executive Director,
           Summit House, North Carolina; and Ann L. Jacobs, Executive Director, Women’s Prison
           Association and Home Inc., New York. Tuesday, Aug. 27th, 10:30 – 12:00.
          Therapeutic Justice: Robes and Rehabilitation – This workshop will solicit judges’ views
           on the ethical and legal considerations in application of restorative justice principles,
           therapeutic justice and its possible impact upon the role of probation and family services.
           Presenters: Judge Rebecca Love Kourlis, Colorado; Judge Karen M. Ashby, 2nd Judicial
           District, Colorado; Judge John J. Vigil, 10th Judicial District, Colorado; and Gordon
           Bazemore, Ph.D., Professor, Florida Atlantic University. Tuesday, Aug. 27th, 10:30 – 12:00.
          A Collaborative Leadership Model for Community and Restorative Justice – The
           Colorado Forum on Community and Restorative Justice exists to facilitate the understanding
           and implementation of restorative and community justice with the communities of Colorado.
           Learn how this new model of justice assistance is living community justice day to day.
           Presenters: Anne Rogers, Executive Director, The Colorado Forum on Community and
           Restorative Justice; and Vern Fogg, Director, Office of Probation Services. Tuesday, Aug.
           27th, 1:45-3:15.
          Multi-Systemic Therapy in Indian Country – Therapists will present case examples as
           well as their overall perception of the lessons they have learned over the past 18 months of
           practicing multi-systemic therapy and the lasting impact they have made in the youth with
           whom they have worked. Presenters: David Bernstein, Program Director, MST Support
           Services Office, Colorado; Dennis Dahlke, Program Manager, Colorado; and Della Romero,
           Supervisor, South Ute Community Action Program, Colorado. Tuesday, Aug. 27th, 3:30-5.
          It’s Not Just A Traffic Offense – This session will demonstrate a statewide system approach
           to the assessment, treatment, supervision, and drivers license restraint of the DWI offender.
           Presenter: Paul Hofmann, Management Analyst, Division of Probation Services, Colorado.
           Tuesday, August 27th, 3:30-5.
          OxyCotin: When a Good Drug Goes Bad – OxyCotin, a powerful painkiller that has been
           on the market since 1996 has been blamed for 282 deaths in the country. This presentation
           will review pain and painkillers, prescription drug abuse and more specifically the abuse and
           economic impact of OxyCotin abuse. Presenter: Greg Wood, Health Care Fraud
           Investigator, US Department of Justice, Virginia. Monday, Aug. 26, 11:00-12:30.


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