131st Congress of Correction -- Philadelphia, PA -- August 11-16, 2001 "Our Principles: Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow".The 131St Congress of Correction will be held in Philadelphia, August 11-16, 2001. In keeping with the spirit of emphasizing our "Declaration of Principles," as directed by our President, the Honorable Betty Adams Green, the Congress Program Planning Committee planning committee n (in local government) → comité m de planificación chose the theme, "Our Principles: Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow."
The goals of the Philadelphia Congress are to:
* Foster a greater commitment to our guiding principles;
* Support cooperation among various disciplines in corrections;
* Foster alliances with police, courts and community resources;
* Encourage positive work environments for corrections professionals;
* Develop and enhance relationships with associations/organizations that can influence corrections; and
* Provide a forum for an exchange of ideas.
During the 2001 Winter Conference in Nashville, Tennessee “Nashville” redirects here. For other uses, see Nashville (disambiguation).
Nashville is the capital and the second most populous city of the U.S. state of Tennessee, after Memphis. , the Committee met with representatives from ACA's chapters, affiliates, committees, councils and task forces to decide the most appropriate supporting workshops for the 11 major sessions.
Based on a review and analysis of the evaluations from previous conventions, the Committee urged coordinators and speakers to make presentations in a variety of formats. Workshop speakers also were encouraged to provide practical information that participants can apply to work or personal situations, involve participants in question and answer sessions, and provide handouts and expand the use of visuals.
The Committee chose supporting workshops emphasizing successful programs that address the diverse interests of both adult and juvenile institutional staff, as well as programs for individuals under community supervision.
The key to success in any organization is dedicated and committed staff. Major Session A: Modeling Ethical Behavior will explore these principles. Presenters will focus on programs that have fostered the kinds of behavior that other staff and inmates can imitate im·i·tate
tr.v. im·i·tat·ed, im·i·tat·ing, im·i·tates
1. To use or follow as a model.
a. . The speakers will stress positive action and discuss the devastating dev·as·tate
tr.v. dev·as·tat·ed, dev·as·tat·ing, dev·as·tates
1. To lay waste; destroy.
2. To overwhelm; confound; stun: was devastated by the rude remark. institutional and agency ramifications ramifications npl → Auswirkungen pl of sexual harassment sexual harassment, in law, verbal or physical behavior of a sexual nature, aimed at a particular person or group of people, especially in the workplace or in academic or other institutional settings, that is actionable, as in tort or under equal-opportunity statutes. and misconduct.
There is growing evidence of the magnitude of the increased use of longer sentences, including life without the possibility of parole parole (pərōl`), in criminal law, release from prison of a convict before the expiration of his term on condition that his activities be restricted and that he report regularly to an officer. . Major Session B: Managing Aging, Chronically Ill and Terminally Ill Terminally Ill
When a person is not expected to live more than 12 months.
Any gifts given out by the afflicted person at this time may be considered as a dispersion of the estate rather than a gift. Offenders will present a number of approaches and programs demonstrating how correctional institutions Noun 1. correctional institution - a penal institution maintained by the government
detention camp, detention home, detention house, house of detention - an institution where juvenile offenders can be held temporarily (usually under the supervision of a juvenile and agencies are meeting the challenges of the increasing population of aging, chronically and terminally Ill offenders.
The Committee believes that the concepts of making crime victims whole again and restoring the community, while offenders make restitution In the context of Criminal Law, state programs under which an offender is required, as a condition of his or her sentence, to repay money or donate services to the victim or society; with respect to maritime law, the restoration of articles lost by jettison, done when the or provide services to victims and/or the community, are the guiding principles of restorative justice A philosophical framework and a series of programs for the criminal justice system that emphasize the need to repair the harm done to crime victims through a process of negotiation, mediation, victim empowerment, and Reparation.
The U.S. . Major Session C: Restorative Justice -- Putting It Back Together Again will examine the philosophy, concepts and programs of the Restorative Justice Model.
Major Session D: Putting the Juvenile Back Into Justice will address public concerns about juvenile crime and whether the juvenile justice system can respond to the needs of the community and provide public safety. The supporting workshops will provide information about programs that effectively address the unique needs of juvenile offenders in residential programs and aftercare af·ter·care
Follow-up care provided after a medical procedure or treatment program.
the care and treatment of a convalescent patient, especially one that has undergone surgery. settings.
Two major sessions will deal with safety. Major Session F: Working Together for Safe Communities will examine how partnerships and teamwork can enhance the safety of the public, agency staff, and facility and community offender populations. Major Session H: Identifying and Managing Security Threat Groups will examine exemplary practices used for identifying and managing security threat groups and disruptive individuals of influence in facilities and community settings.
Major Session G: Technology - More Than Just Computers will focus on correctional technology and address its ever-increasing role in facility design and operations, offender supervision, staff development, service delivery and information management.
Major Session I: Taking the Pulse of Correctional Health Care will address correctional medical care as a public health issue. There is a disproportionate existence of both medical and mental illnesses in offender populations, thus, released offenders may pose a threat to the community-at-large. Speakers will focus on strategies that correctional agencies can use to meet the growing demands on correctional health care services.
Three other major sessions will examine issues that affect the entire community. Major Session J: What Happened to Prevention as an Option? will examine strategies aimed at both adults and juveniles to prevent behaviors that lead to crime and/or prevent further criminal behavior.
Major Session E: Sensible Sentencing -- Can We Affect It? will examine the costs of harsh sentencing laws in economic, social and human terms, and the real way in which current sentencing laws and practices impact our world.
Finally, Major Session K: From the Institution to the Street -- A Continuum of Care will present examples of transition programming, including exemplary practice and successful partnerships with community resources.
The Philadelphia Congress will offer training opportunities on Saturday and Sunday, including a number of workshops from the National Institute of Corrections The National Institute of Corrections (NIC) is an agency of the United States government. It is part of the United States Department of Justice, Federal Bureau of Prisons. (NIC (1) (Network Interface Card) See network adapter. See also InterNIC.
(2) (New Internet Computer) An earlier Linux-based computer from The New Internet Computer Company (NICC), Palo Alto, CA. ), the NIC Academy and the Professional Education Council that support the theme, "Our Principles: Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow."