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The Program will focus on Governor Christie's recent announcement for non-violent offenders (current and
future) to receive drug treatment for substance abuse rather than prison. A NJ focused-Panel will discuss how
the process might work in NJ and a second panel will discuss other approaches to treating drug offenders.

       Paul Robeson Campus Center –Multi-Purpose Room- Rutgers University-Newark
                    350 Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard, Newark, NJ 07102

                                          Wednesday, May 23, 2012

8:00 a.m. REGISTRATION & CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST

8:30 a.m. WELCOME & OPENING REMARKS

              Marc Holzer, Dean School of Public Affairs & Administration, Rutgers University -Newark
              Todd R. Clear, Dean, School of Criminal Justice, Rutgers University-Newark
              John Farmer, Dean, School of Law Rutgers University -Newark

8:45 a.m. INTRODUCTION of KEYNOTE SPEAKER

              Richard F. Keevey, Distinguished Practitioner, School of Public Affairs and Administration,
              Rutgers University -Newark

8:45 a.m. KEYNOTE SPEAKER

              Honorable Lisa Puglisi, Co-Chair, Task Force for Recidivism Reduction

9:30 a.m.     SESSION 1: HOW TREATMENT NOW WORKS in NJ and HOW IT COULD WORK

The session will discuss the impact of Governor Christie’s recent announcement for non-violent offenders
(current and future) to receive drug treatment for substance abuse rather than prison. The panel will highlight
the cost savings and the moral response to such a disease.

MODERATOR: John Farmer, Dean, School of Law, Rutgers University -Newark

PANELISTS:

      Charles Venti, Executive Director, Nicholson Foundation
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      Mary Gay Abbott- Young, Executive Director Rescue Mission, City of Trenton

      Herbert Kaldany, Psychiatry Director & Assistant Director of Drug Programming, New Jersey
       Department of Corrections

11:00 a.m.       SESSION II: ONE SIZE FITS ALL? TREATING OFFENDERS in the COMMUNITY

The session will discuss Governor Christie’s approach within the context of other national endeavors to treat
offenders in the community. New Jersey experts and national experts will discuss what kind of treatment
approaches have worked and what type of specific approach might be best in New Jersey.

MODERATOR: Todd R. Clear, Dean, School of Criminal Justice, Rutgers University - Newark

PANELISTS:

            Robert Mackey, Senior Vice President for Clinical Services, Community Education Centers

            Nancy LaVigne, Director, Justice Policy Center Urban Institute, Washington, DC

            Marc Mauer, Executive Director, The Sentencing Project, Washington, DC

12:30 p.m.      SESSION III: TESTIMONIALS: OFFENDER PROGRAM SUCCESSES

MODERATOR: Leonard Ward, Director, Community Programs. New Jersey State Parole Board

PANELISTS: Discussion with Previous Offenders


                                                 Sponsored by:
                                   School of Public Affairs and Administration,
                                          School of Criminal Justice &
                                                  School of Law
                                          Rutgers University – Newark

                          Reservation: The Forum is free but registration is required.

To register click on the link: http://www.formstack.com/forms/?1207145-qms2XLh0lP




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