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Meet your colleagues in Nashville for "The Great Debate." (Aug 1993 American Correctional Association's Congress of Correction at Nashville, Tennessee) (Nashville)

Nashville, Tenn., home of the Grand Ole Opry, is the perfect setting for the American Correctional Association's 123rd Congress of Correction. From Aug. 1-5, corrections professionals will discuss the issues of "The Great Debate: Should the Sanction Fit the Crime?" in one of the nation's most exciting cities. Talk about mixing business with pleasure--you'll enjoy a first-class event at 1992 Congress prices.

A variety of topics will be explored in a well-rounded program designed to meet the needs of today's corrections professional. More than 70 workshops and seminars will be held to enlighten practitioners about the latest developments in the field. This includes three special seminars sponsored by the National Institute of Corrections, three seminars presented by ACA's Professional Education Council and a Standards and Accreditation Seminar sponsored by ACA.

Earn Continuing Education Units

Attendees at the 123rd Congress will also have an opportunity to earn one full continuing education unit (CEU) from ACA and Eastern Kentucky University by registering for this program and attending 10 hours of Congress program events. Participants will receive a certificate indicating successful completion of the program after the conference.

How to Register for CEUs:

* Check in at the ACA registration area, on site, prior to Monday's Congress activities--the cost in advance is $25 in addition to your registration fee (on-site registration fee is $30).

* The CEU program card you receive should be completed and appropriately signed for each session.

* The completed card should be received by the ACA on site, or by mail at the ACA office no later than September 24, 1993 to receive your certificate.

CEUs can be obtained in one of 11 different subject areas based on major session tracks A-K as outlined below:

* Choose one major session track to attend along with its four corresponding supporting sessions (i.e. major session A and supporting sessions A-1, A-2, A-3 and A-4).

* Have your program card signed by the session evaluator at the close of each of the sessions.

* Attend two additional sessions from the following list: Opening Session, General Session, Closing Plenary Session, Professional Education Seminars, NIC Special Intensive Skills Training Workshops, and other major sessions.

Only those sessions that do not conflict with your major and supporting session requirements can apply.

Although CEUs do not carry credit toward a degree, they do meet established criteria for increasing knowledge and competencies. A nationally recognized method of recording participation in continuing education, CEUs are regarded by employers as a symbol of professional achievement.

Attend Informative Workshops

Supporting sessions, to go along with 11 of the 12 major tracks, were selected at the annual Program Council meeting held during the Winter Conference. The workshops were submitted by ACA's chapters, affiliates, committees, councils and task forces, who worked diligently to prepare excellent proposals.

Below is a list of the 12 major tracks. Further information on the Congress program will be provided in the June issue of Corrections Today.

A. Sentencing Options for Juveniles Coordinator: Rose W. Washington, Member, ACA Board of Governors, and Commissioner, New York City Department of Juvenile Justice, New York, New York

B. Leadership--Coping With a Changing Workplace Coordinator: James "Andy" Collins, Director, Institutional Division, Department of Criminal Justice, Huntsville, Texas

C: Information, Education, and Communication: Defining Ourselves and Leading the Way Coordinator: Joyce B. Jackson, Public Relations Officer, Department of Corrections, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

D. Correctional Research: What You Don't Know Can Hurt You Coordinator: Kurt C. Friedenauer, President, National Association of Juvenile Correctional Agencies, and Administrative Director, Youth Services Center, Department of Health and Welfare, St. Anthony, Idaho

E. Criminal Justice Policy: Who's Driving? Coordinator: Harold W. Clarke, Director, Department of Correctional Services, Lincoln, Nebraska

F. Community Corrections: Is This a Sanction? Coordinator: Donald M. Page, Member, ACA Board of Governors, and Regional Director, Western Region, Ministry of Correctional Services, London, Ontario, Canada

G. Local Jails or Satellite State Prisons? Coordinator: David M. Bogard, Director of Corrections, Arlington County Sheriff's Office, Arlington, Virginia

H: Probation and Parole: An Appropriate Relief Valve? Coordinator: Ralph M. Moulder, Regional Administrator, Region II, Probation and Parole Services, Department of Corrections, Gainesville, Florida

I. Adult Sentencing Practices--Is the Cookie Cutter Approach Practical? Coordinator: Margaret C. Hambrick, Warden, Federal Medical Center-Lexington, Federal Bureau of Prisons, U.S. Department of Justice, Lexington, Kentucky

J. A View from the Ambulance: A Victim's Perspective Coordinator: Tekla S. Miller, Corrections Consultant, Tekla Miller and Associates, Fenton, Michigan

K. Health Services: When is Enough Enough? Coordinator: Parkes Casselbury, Chair, ACA Council of the Professional Affiliates, and Director of Quality Control, Department of Youth Development, Nashville, Tennessee

L. International Corrections Coordinator: Anthony P. Travisono, Chair, ACA International Relations Committee, Executive Director Emeritus, American Correctional Association, and Director, International Institute for Correctional Studies, Salve Regina University, Jamestown, Rhode Island

Enjoy Exciting Social Events

In addition to outstanding workshops and seminars, attendees will be treated to a variety of social events to keep their Congress days fully occupied. The Get-Acquainted Reception on Monday evening provides the perfect opportunity to mingle with friends, colleagues and ACA's outstanding exhibitors. At Tuesday morning's Exhibit Hall Specialty Break, attendees enjoy delicious treats while talking with exhibitors about their products and services. Perhaps the most talked about event of the Congress is the annual E.R. Cass Awards Banquet, the night we celebrate three individuals' dedication to the field. And don't forget, there's the chance to win that brand-new car in the "Meet Your Match" game! When you're not preoccupied with Congress activities, take advantage of what magnificent Nashville has to offer. Not only is this the home of the Grand Ole Opry, but also many other fascinating and enjoyable attractions.

The Country Music Wax Museum and Mall is the world's first museum devoted to country music stars. The Museum features more than 60 wax figures, original stage costumes, entertainers' musical instruments and other fascinating memorabilia of country music and its popular performers.

The Nashville Toy Museum presents a priceless display of antique toys. The Museum features a 50-foot display case with more than 150 toy and model boats; 1,000 antique toy soldiers from around the world depicted in battle and parade; antique dolls from the 19th century; an early bear collection; an entire room of rare toy trains from the United States and Europe and much more.

The General Jackson Showboat brings back the days of the 1800s. The four-deck paddlewheel showboat offers a variety of sightseeing, live entertainment and dinner cruises.

Make plans now to attend the 123rd Congress in Nashville. It's worth the trip
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