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Program of events: "The Changing Face of Corrections".

Shown below is a listing of the sessions, workshops and major events of the 133rd Congress of Correction. Be sure to check your Program Book and Exhibit Guide at the Congress for the room locations and updates for all events.


8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. Exhibitor Registration

8:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m. Affiliate, Chapter, Committee, and Council Business Meetings

9:30 a.m.-4:00 p.m. Attendee Registration

SATURDAY, AUGUST 9, 2003 10:30 A.M.-NOON

ACA-1 -- Young Women and Gangs

ACA-2 -- (CME/FL-CE) The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's (CDC) New Initiative on Smallpox Preparedness and Response

ACA-3 -- In the Matter of Color

SATURDAY, AUGUST 9, 2003 1:00 P.M.-2:30 P.M.

ACA-4 -- (CME/FL-CE) Update on the Prevention and Management of Hepatitis A, B and C: New Recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

ACA-5 -- Culture Matters: Its Impact on the Correctional Environment

ACA-6 -- Victims Voices in Correctional Settings: A Preliminary Report and Discussion

SATURDAY, AUGUST 9, 2003 3:00 P.M.-4:30 P.M.

ACA-7 -- Understanding Generational Differences

ACA-8 -- Performance-Based Measures as Management Tools

ACA-9 -- (CME/FL-CE) The Impact of HIPAA on Corrections


8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. Exhibitor Registration

8:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m. Attendee Registration

8:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m. Affiliate, Chapter, Committee, and Council Business Meetings

SUNDAY, AUGUST 10, 2003 8:30 A.M.-10:00 A.M.

ACA-10 -- Homeland Security for Jails and Prisons

ACA-11 -- Children of Incarcerated Parents: Who Are They? What Issues Do They Present? How Can Corrections Respond?

CO-1 -- (CME/FL-CE) Challenging Inmates: The Response of Correctional Officers

SUNDAY, AUGUST 10, 2003 10:30 A.M.-NOON

ACA-12 -- Emergency Response Training

ACA-13 -- Stepping Up to Responsibility and Change

CO-2 -- (CME) Medical Malpractice Concerns for Correctional Professionals

TRN -- Staff Development: Cultivating Your Future Leaders through Comprehensive Training Programs

SUNDAY, AUGUST 10, 2003 12:30 P.M.-2:00 P.M.

ACA-14 -- Developing and Implementing Exemplary Practices in Corrections

ACA-15 -- (CME) Evidence-Based Treatment in Correctional Agencies: The Criminal Justice Drug Abuse Treatment Studies (CJ-DATS) Approach

CO-3 -- (CME/FL-CE) Staff Safety: Practicing Universal Precautions

SUNDAY, AUGUST 10, 2003 1:00 P.M.-5:00 P.M.

NICA-1 -- A Holistic Approach to Organization Performance: Synchronous Systems Thinking

SUNDAY, AUGUST 10, 2003 2:30 P.M.-4:00 P.M.

ACA-16 -- The Impact of Changes In Sentencing and Release Policies On U.S. Correctional Populations

ACA-17 -- (CME/FL-CE) Arresting Addictions: Drug Education and Relapse Prevention in Corrections

CO-4 -- Innovative Interventions Using Art and Music to Motivate At-Risk Youth


3:00 p.m.-5:00 pm. ACA Board of Governors Meeting

5:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m. Orientation to ACA and the Congress Program

8:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m. Ice Breaker Reception


6:30 a.m.-7:30 a.m. Affiliate, Chapter, Committee, and Council Business Meetings

6:30 a.m.-7:45 a.m. Volunteers of America Annual Congress Breakfast

7:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. Exhibitor Registration

7:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. Attendee Registration

8:15 a.m.-10:00 a.m. Opening Session Keynote Address, featuring Bob Woodward

10:15 a.m.-3:00 p.m. Exhibit Hall Grand Opening

Ribbon Cutting Festivities begin at 10:15 a.m.; 10:15 a.m.-2:00 p.m. is reserved exclusively for the viewing of exhibits

10:30 a.m.-4:00 p.m. Family Auxiliary Tour

MONDAY, AUGUST 11, 2003 2:00 P.M.-3:30 P.M.

Major Session A -- Building a Strategic Workforce Plan for the Corrections Profession-Discovery Findings

Major Session B -- (CME/FL-CE) Stalking: The Continuum from Sexual Disorder to Sexual Assault

Major Session C -- Why Some Correctional Programs Reduce Recidivism and Others Don't

Major Session D -- Ethical Choices: Finding the Courage to Lead in Difficult Times

ACA-18 -- Alternative Delivery Methods for New Criminal Justice Facilities

ACA-19 -- Managing the Unimaginable: 9/11, Global Terrorism and Corrections

ACA-20 -- (CME/FL-CE) Update on the Prevention and Management of Hepatitis A, B and C: New Recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

REL -- Legal Update: The 1st Amendment versus Faith, Corrections and Recovery and Other Current Legal Issues

MONDAY, AUGUST 11, 2003 2:00 P.M.-5:00 P.M.

PES-1 -- (CME/FL-CE) Sexual Misconduct: Women Supervising Men

MONDAY, AUGUST 11, 2003 4:00 P.M.-5:30 P.M.

Major Session E -- Focused Leadership: The Planning Edge

Major Session F -- Through the Crystal Ball: A Look at the Technology of the Future

Major Session G -- Transition from Prison to Community: Two Models

Major Session H -- Detention Reform: Disproportionate Minority Confinement

5:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m. Exhibit Hall Complimentary Reception


6:30 a.m.-7:30 a.m. Affiliate, Chapter, Committee, and Council Business Meetings

7:30 a.m.-2:00 p.m. Exhibitor Registration

7:30 a.m.-4:00 p.m. Attendee Registration

TUESDAY, AUGUST 12, 2003 8:00 A.M.-9:30 A.M.

Major Session I -- (CME/FL-CE) Unique Needs of Healthcare for Women

Major Session J -- Information--Making Decisions With It and Without It

Major Session K -- Vulnerability Assessment: Planning for Outside Threats

Major Session L -- Terrorists and Their Impact on Your Staff and Facilities: Are You Prepared To Deal With Terrorists?

PES-2 -- The Value of Higher Education

TUESDAY, AUGUST 12, 2003 8:00 A.M.-NOON

NIC-1 -- (CME) Funding a Corrections-Based Mental Health Initiative


9:30 a.m.-10:30 a.m. Exhibit Hall Specialty Break

9:30 a.m.-2:00 p.m. Exhibit Hall Open

9:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m. is reserved exclusively for the viewing of exhibits

11:30 A.M.-1:00 P.M.

Supporting Sessions A-1 to K-1

A-1 More Powerful Recruiting for Corrections Professionals

B-1 (CME/FL-CE) Self-Injurious Behavior: Understanding Offenders Who Cut, Carve, and Burn Themselves

C-1 Gender Responsive Programming: What the Research Shows

D-1 (CME/FL-CE) Journey to a Hate Free Millennium

E-1 (CME/FL-CE) Anger and Conflict Management

F-1 Technology and Community-Based Corrections: The Use of Technology in Probation and Parole

G-1 (CME/FL-CE) Re-entry Strategies for the Mentally Ill Offender

H-1 Stars and Stripes-A New and Promising Approach to Corrections

I-1 (CME/FL-CE) National Perspectives on Peer-Based HIV/STD Prevention Education Targeting Incarcerated Populations

J-1 Facility Design and Vulnerability Assessments

K-1 Anti-terrorism Level I Training


1:00 p.m.-2:15 p.m. The Salvation Army Annual Congress Luncheon

TUESDAY, AUGUST 12, 2003 1:15 P.M.-2:45 P.M.

ACA-21 (CME/FL-CE) Say What? Deaf and hard of Hearing Inmates within Corrections: RX for Success

ACA-22 -- Certification: One Small Step for Personnel... One Giant Leap for Professionalism

ACA-23 -- The State Budget Deficit Crisis: Impact on Corrections

ACA-24 -- (CME/FL-CE) Managing Aging Offenders

ACA-25 -- (CME/FL-CE) Public Health and Corrections--Shared Responsibility

TUESDAY, AUGUST 12, 2003 1:15 P.M.-4:15 P.M.

PES-3 -- Succession Planning for Management Staff in Correctional Agencies

TUESDAY, AUGUST 12, 2003 1:15 P.M.-5:15 P.M.

ACA-26 -- (CME/FL-CE) Personal Stress Management: An Exercise Program

NIC-2 -- New Methodologies in Prison Classification

1:15 p.m.-6:00 p.m. Correctional Facility Tours

1:30 p.m.-6:00 p.m. Affiliate, Chapter, Committee, and Council Business Meetings


6:30 a.m.-7:30 a.m. Affiliate, Chapter, Committee, and Council Business Meetings

8:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. Exhibitor Registration

8:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. Attendee Registration

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 13, 2003 8:30 A.M.-10:00 A.M.

Supporting Sessions A-2 to K-2

A-2 Combating Turnover in the Corrections Workforce

B-2 Dirty Harry or Mother Teresa: Should Parole Officers Carry Guns?

C-2 Long Distance Dads: Developing and Measuring Successful Fatherhood Programs

D-2 Business Ethics in the Correctional Workforce

E-2 There Is No "I" in T.E.A.M.S.

F-2 The Technology of Teaching: New Techniques in Correctional Education

G-2 Neighborhood Probation and the Challenges of Change

H-2 Juvenile Corrections and Education: What Works Revisited

I-2 (CME/FL-CE) Emerging Health Issues in Corrections

J-2 Bells and Whistles: Designing Facilities for Female Offenders

K-2 Identifying and Interpreting Security Threat Group Tattoos

ACA-27 -- (CME/FL-CE) An In-Depth Look At The Commission On Accreditation For Corrections Performance-Based Health Care Standards

9:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m. Exhibit Hall Open

10:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m. is reserved exclusively for the viewing of exhibits

11:00 a.m.-12:15 p.m. American Correctional Chaplains Association Annual Congress Luncheon

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 13, 2003 11:00 A.M.-12:30 P.M.

Supporting Sessions A-3 to K-3

A-3 Employee Attitude Survey--Process and Payoffs

B-3 (CME/FL-CE) Safe Practices, Safe Employees: Methods of Infection Control in Institutions

C-3 Public/Private Partnerships--Can Be Successful!

D-3 The Politics of Ethics in a Multi-cultural, Multi-racial, Multi-religious Society

E-3 Creating a Model for Change Management in the Correctional Environment

F-3 Technology Should Be No Accident: Planning for Technology in Jail and Prison Design

G-3 Gender Specific Reentry Strategies

H-3 (CME/FL-CE) Understanding Juvenile and Young Adult Offenders with Mental Health Disorders

I-3 (CME/FL-CE) Health Care Staff and Security Staff; Same Mission, Different Style

J-3 Aging Correctional Facility Electrical System Improvements

K-3 Cross Continental, Cross Cultural Cooperation

12:45 p.m. Exhibit Hall Grand Prize Drawing

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 13, 2003 1:15 P.M.-2:45 P.M.

Supporting Sessions A-4 to F-4

A-4 Creating A Strategic Human Resource Development Plan For Attracting And Retaining Correctional Workers

B-4 (CME/FL-CE) Updating Treatment Planning with Juvenile Sexual Abusers

C-4 Public Private Collaboration: A Retrospective and Prospective View

D-4 Offender Accountability: Who Owes What? How Can It Be "Paid?"

E-4 Alternate Delivery Methods: The Cherokee County Public Safety Complex

F-4 Interagency Partnerships: The Role of Technology

1:15 p.m.-3:30 p.m. ACA Delegate Assembly Meeting

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 13, 2003 3:00 P.M.-4:30 P.M.

Supporting Sessions G-4 to K-4

G-4 Religion and Reentry

H-4 Restoring Juveniles to the Community Through the Use of Technology and a Multi-agency Approach

I-4 (CME/FL-CE) Dealing with Difficult Inmates

J-4 Wake Up and Smell the Contraband

K-4 Parole, Probation and Gangs: Introduction to Opposition Sub-cultures Impacting Officer Safety

6:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m. E.R. Cass Award Banquet Reception

7:30 p.m.-11:30 p.m. E.R. Cass Award Program, Dinner and Entertainment

THURSDAY, AUGUST 14, 2003 8:30 A.M.-10:00 A.M.

Closing Workshop -- Coping with Budget Deficits and a Look to the Future

THURSDAY, AUGUST 14, 2003 10:30 A.M.-NOON


Currently, the death penalty may be imposed in 38 states. Two states have suspended executions within the past year. This controversial penalty is viewed by many as necessary and by others as inhumane. ACA will host a "Cross Fire" debate on this subject in the Closing Plenary.

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Facilitator: James A. Gondles, Jr., C.A.E., Executive Director, American Correctional Association, Lanham, Maryland
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Title Annotation:133rd Congress of Correction
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Date:Aug 1, 2003
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