2022 Forensic Conference
WHEN: May 24, 2022
WHERE: The Penn Stater Conference Center Hotel, State College
WHAT: CCAP’s Comprehensive Behavioral Health Task Force (CBHTF) is pleased to announce this year’s Forensic Conference. The 2022 Forensic Conference “County Approaches to Reentry” is a one-day event that will bring together teams of county leaders to discuss current efforts and opportunities for criminal justice reentry in Pennsylvania.
The Reentry Council Panel will feature representatives from the Office of Attorney General and the Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency who will discuss the purpose of the Pennsylvania Reentry Council, its work with counties, and its future plans and priorities. This session will be followed by Table Top Exercises where county teams will be given scenarios on issues specific to reentry and will be asked to develop and plan for their county.
The County Reentry Model Panel will include examples of county driven models for developing successful reentry coalitions, including how these groups can be formed, the individuals involved, and other promising practices that can be replicated across the commonwealth. Participants will also hear from representatives with the Office of Advocacy and Reform on HEAL PA including the work of its 14 action teams that are focused on the implementation of the Trauma-Informed PA plan.
In addition to these sessions, participants will have an opportunity to participate in a reentry simulation. Through this simulation, participants will learn how having a criminal record affects individuals and families, identify through critical reflection the influence of personal biases and values of working with diverse individuals and constituents, and to discuss the importance of engaging in practices that advance social and economic justice.
WHO: The conference is open to all counties including county leadership, criminal justice representatives and human services stakeholders. Counties are encouraged to gather and identify teams to participate in this event. Please share this with others in your county and work with your county commissioners and council members to determine who will be attending on behalf of your county.
REGISTRATION: Please register no later than Monday, May 9. Pre-registration is required to confirm the proper capacity and to ensure attendees have reviewed CCAP’s Commitment to Well-Being guidelines. Each participant should pre-register separately using one form per person.
CONTINUING EDUCATION CREDITS: this conference has been approved for up to 5.5 Continuing Legal Education (CLE) credits and 6.5 Continuing Judicial Education (CJE) credits. NASW-PA Chapter is a co-sponsor of this workshop. 6 CEs will be awarded for completion of this course. NASW has been designated as a pre-approved provider of professional continuing education for social workers (Section 47.36), Marriage and Family Therapist (Section 48.36) and Professional Counselors (Section 49.36) by the PA State Board of Social Workers, Marriage & Family Therapists and Professional Counselors.
HOTEL ACCOMMODATIONS: We have secured a room block at the Penn Stater for the evening of Monday, May 23. Our group rate is $121/night for a standard guest room. Please reference group code CCFC22P when making your reservations. You can call the Penn Stater direct at 800-233-7505 or visit their website to make your reservations. Reservations must be made no later than Saturday, April 23 to get the reduced group rate for the conference.
COST: The cost to attend the conference is $150/person. Overnight accommodations will be the responsibility of the attendee. When registering, please select ‘Pay by Check’ to mail your payment prior to or following the event. For the convenience of registrants who wish to be billed, invoices will be emailed to those owing a balance following the meeting. Credit card payment is not available at this time.