Workshop Schedule

AJA Conference & Jail Expo
May 20 – 24, 2023
Tentative Workshop Schedule

Partnership Saturday—May 20--Make Your Plans now!

Only AJA brings together these industry leaders for an informative and educational day in their areas of expertise.  Plan to arrive on Friday, May 19 for an 8 am start on Saturday!

Saturday, May 20, 2023                                                                           
Just Detention International                                                                   Room 201
"I'm Gonna PREA You!" How to Identify, Address, and Neutralize the Weaponization of PREA
  • Decoding an increase in sexual abuse reports
  • Messaging and communicating with staff around reports, including allegations against staff
  • The investigations piece of the puzzle
  • Understanding trauma and the connection with reporting
  • Handling disclosures of abuse – clarifying roles and responsibilities
  • Consequences for intentional false reports
National Commission on Correctional Health Care                          Room 204
  • Session 1:  Interdisciplinary Collaboration and Leadership: Reducing Adverse Medical Events in Your Jail
  • Session 2:  Setting the Standard: The Operational Benefits of NCCHC Accreditation in Your Jail
  • Session 3:  Jail Leadership Roundtable on HealthCare and Wellness
University of Nebraska at Omaha                                                         Room 203                                             
  • Program 1:  The Cost of Compassion/Empathetic Strain, Trauma, and Moral Distress on All of Us
  • Program 2:  Mental Health and Resiliency Among Staff
  • Program 3:  Use of Force in Confined Environments
  • Program 4:  Emergency Management:
Correctional Management Institute of Texas                                    Room 202
Developing Leadership Programs That Make a Difference
  • Morning Session:  Quotable Leadership: Lessons on Personal and Profession Development by Dr. Randy Garner
  • Afternoon Session:  Conducting Your Own Training Program Evaluation
    • Implementing the Kirkpatrick Evaluative Process
    • Using the Jail Core Competencies for Jail Leadership to develop your leadership development program
    • Discuss the importance of continual evaluation of leadership training programs
Friday night rooms (with Wednesday departure) are available at the Hilton Omaha, the Omaha Marriott Downtown and the Courtyard by Marriott.  Keep visiting for more details!
 Sunday, May 21, 2023                   8-9:30a                                                           
Common Conundrums: Exploring Trends and Traps surrounding Inmate Mental Health Care (A Q&A with a Therapist and a Lawyer)  
Room 201
How to Recruit Staff in Today's Environment: Our Journey  Room 203
“False” or Unfounded Investigative Findings: How Do You Know?  Room 205 
Reentry Best Practices for Individuals with Substance Use Disorders Room 207
Making Cell Construction Work: A Case Study in Optimizing  Corrections Construction  Room 211
Sunday, May 21, 2023                   8-11:15a
NIC Co-Sponsored:  Preparing for Change and Mitigating Risk: Implementation of Guidelines for Managing Substance Withdrawal in Jail Room 213
 Sunday, May 21, 2023                   9:45-11:15a 
Know When to Hold’ em, Know When to Fold ‘em:  Strategies for Putting the Right Team in Place to Lead your Agency in the 21st Century Room 202  
Expanding Access to Medications to Treat Opioid Use Disorder in Criminal Justice Settings Room 204
The WE Gear: How to Facilitate Good Teammates  Room 206
Correctional Trainer Series: Step One—Establishing Performance Objectives   Room 210
Generations: Working Better Together   Room 212
Troubled Tribal Times  Room 214 

Sunday, May 21, 2023                   1:15-2:45p
Five Reasons Your Staff Wellness Program is Going to Fail and What You Can Do About It Room 201
Therapeutic Inmate Management (TIM) Unit   Room 203  
Jail and Justice Support Center (JJSC)/Roundtable        Room 205
ASPIRE: Access to Programs and Services to Inspire Reentry and Empowerment          Room 207
Addressing the Stigma Around Substance Use Disorders  Room 211
Survey of Jails in Indian Country: Latest Results and Survey                          
Enhancement Initiative 
Room 213
Sunday, May 21, 2023                   3-4:30p
Playing Offense with Medical/Legal Defense                                                    Room 204
Increased Efficiency and Reduced Liability; Inmate Tracking                          
Technology is Your Friend
Room 206
How to Recruit Staff in Today's Environment: Our Journey                               Room 210
Case Management Assessment and Considerations in Jails                              Room 212

Sunday, May 21, 2023                   3-5p
The Crossroads of Criminal Justice, Academia and Medicine: How Three Professions Intersect to Reduce Recidivism of Detention    Room 202
What You Need to Know About Jail Health Services for 2023-24 from Our Federal Partners Room 214

Monday, May 22, 2023                 2-3:30p                                                                                                         
ACA Co-Sponsored:  Assessing and Improving Staff Wellness Programs: Resources for Your Agency’s Most Important Assets  Room 201
Shifting Culture by Overcoming Obstacles and Creating Opportunities                   Room 203
BJA-funded Contraband Cell Phone TTA Project                                                   Room 205
Credible Investigations of Sentinel Events:  Improving Staff and Inmate Safety--Gaining Public Trust   Room 207
The Importance of In-Custody Intelligence and Information Sharing                      Room 211
Transformational Leadership                                                                                 Room 213
Monday, May 22, 2023                 3:45-5:15p
PREA Audit Madness:  Bring the Chaos of PREA Audit Prep Down to Size    Room 202
Never Argue with People, They Will Beat You with Experience: The Art of Verbal Judo in Corrections Room 204
NIC Co-Sponsored:  Gender Responsive Strategies                                           Room 206
The Correctional Trainer Series:  The Anatomy of a Lesson Plan                      Room 210
Covid Mitigation                                                                                                      Room 212
Monday, May 22, 2023                 3:45-5:30p
Glass Half Full: Understanding Trauma, Triggers, and Resiliency   Room 214   

Tuesday, May 23, 2023                 12:30-2p                                                                                                         
NIC Co-Sponsored: Staff Wellness—Now and for the Future                                Room 201
Creating and Enhancing Community Trust:  Improving  Accountability and Transparency      Room 203
A Sheriff's Guide to the Jail Design Process                                                        Room 205
Discovery Cafe: How Non-Clinical Peer Recovery Groups Benefit Both Inmates and Staff Room 207
“Knock It Off” Resolving Conflict-The Coach in Corrections                               Room 211
Case Management Assessment and Considerations in Jails                            Room 213

Tuesday, May 23, 2023                 2:15-3:45p
Solving the Reentry Puzzle: Setting the Pieces for Success                              Room 206
Build Staff Wellness through Volunteer Chaplains Roving the Agency--Dedicated Solely to Corrections Staff   Room 210
Injectable Buprenorphine (Sublocade ®) – A Game-Changer in Jails             Room 212
NIC Co-Sponsored: Strategic Inmate Management and Architecture              Room 214

Tuesday, May 23, 2023                 2:15-4:15p 
Five Concurrent Themes for Success by Gordon Graham Room 214
Tuesday, May 23, 2023                 2:15-5:15p                                                                                                   
NIC Co-Sponsored:  Legal Issues: Part 1                                                            Room 202
Hope is Not a Strategy - CYA with a CGA                                                              Room 201
Development and Application of a Comprehensive Medication Assisted Treatment Model within a Correctional Framework   Room 203
“I’m Gonna PREA You!” - How to Identify, Address and Neutralize the Weaponization of PREA   Room 205
Empower Corrections Professionals to be a Part of the Well-Being Solution   Room 207
Changing the Culture in Corrections                                                                   Room 211
Small and Rural Jails and Indian Country Jails: How to Access Federal Resources  Room 213
Wednesday, May 24, 2023          8 – 11:15 am                                                                                               
NIC Co-Sponsored:  Legal Issues: Part 2  Room 202
Executive Leadership with Dr. Randy Garner Room 204 
Wednesday, May 24, 2023          8 – 9:30 am
What’s Happening in Your Jail? Latest Trends in Jail Populations and Special Topics on COVID-19, Maternal Health, and Opioid Use Disorder Screening and Treatment in Local Jails   Room 206
In-Custody Suicides: Beyond Case Closed                                                             Room 210
NIC Co-Sponsored: Serving the Jail Community                                                     Room 212
Mental Health First Aid                                                                                          Room 214

Wednesday, May 24, 2023          9:45-11:15a
The Correctional Trainer Series:  Learner Centered Instruction                                Room 201 
The Elephant in the Room, Wellness: How to Celebrate and Take Care of Our People
Room 203
Diversity, Equity and Inclusion                                                                                     Room 205
Controlling You Keeps YOU “Out of Jail”                                                               Room 207

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