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University of Rochester

Justice Involved Women Conference

Join us for this exciting conference where researchers, practitioners and policy makers will present their work to disseminate evidence-based practices and interventions for justice involved women. Other discussion topics will include the state of the science, difficulties for informing practice, funding challenges and solutions for justice involved women.

Date: Friday, June 21, 2013
Location: Staybridge Hotel, 1000 Genesee Street, Rochester, NY 14611
Time: 8 AM-4 PM 

Ticket price:

$45.00 per person (includes breakfast and lunch)
Students- Free

MCLE Credit
NYSDA has been certified by the New York State Continuing Legal Education Board as an Accredited Provider of Continuing Legal Education in the State of New York (2010-2013). This transitional/nontransitional program has been approved in accordance with the requirements of the Continuing Legal Education Board for a maximum of 4.5 credit hours, of which 1 credit hour can be applied toward Ethics and Professionalism. No CLE credit may be earned for repeat attendance at any accredited CLE activity within any one reporting cycle. Tuition assistance for financial hardship is available.

Conference Open to the Public
Registration Required

8:00-9:00      Registration, Continental Breakfast

9:00-9:30      Total System Failure

                               Stephanie Batcheller, Esq., New York State 
                               Defenders Association                                   

9:30-10:20    What Women Need

                               Rita Nieves, RN, MPH, MSW, Boston Public Health

                               Stephanie Batcheller, Esq., New York State 
                               Defenders Association

10:20-10:30    Break – Coffee and Assorted Yogurts/Granola Bars

10:30-11:30    Keynote: Matching Needs and Resources for Re-entering 

                                  Faye S. Taxman, PhD, George Mason University

11:30-12:30    Panel Discussion: Where Do We Go From Here?

                                  Emily Wang, MD, MAS, Yale University

                                  Jennifer Johnson, PhD, Brown University

                                  Kathleen FitzPatrick, LCSW, Amber Light
                                  International, Rochester

                                  Moderator: Catherine Cerulli, JD, PhD,
                                  University of Rochester

12:30-1:30      Poster Presentations
                       Lunch – Salad Bar, Deli Bar

1:30-2:30        Panel Discussion: What Are We Doing Now?

                                  Diane Morse, MD, University of Rochester
                                  Integrated Care for Women in Reentry        

                                  Catherine Kothari, MA, Western Michigan 
                                  Women's Experiences In Mental Health 

                                  Moderator: Catherine Cerulli, JD, PhD, University
                                  of Rochester     
2:30-2:45         Break

2:45-3:45         Attorneys' Ethical Obligations in Defending Female 

                                   Catherine Cerulli, JD, PhD, University of 

Click here to register. After you register, you can pay by credit card or make a check payable to:

University of Rochester
RC Box 270435
Rochester, NY 14627-0435   

(Payment information can also be found on registration form)

Scholarships may be available for justice involved women (probation, parole, reentry) to attend the conference. Please contact Kirsten Buscetto,, to learn about scholarship opportunities. 

*If you would like to support a woman in transition to attend the conference, it is an additional $45.00.

Poster Proposals now being accepted. Poster session will take place during the conference.

Questions? Contact:

Additional Sponsors:
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