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Justice Involved Women Conference

This exciting conference was held June 21, 2013. Researchers, practitioners and policy makers presented their work to disseminate evidence-based practices and interventions for justice involved women. Other topics discussed included the state of the science, difficulties for informing practice, funding challenges and solutions for justice involved women.

To download the PowerPoint presentations presented at the conference, click here.

MCLE Credit
NYSDA was 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 was 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 was earned for repeat attendance at any accredited CLE activity within any one reporting cycle.


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 Offenders

Catherine Cerulli, JD, PhD, University of

Scholarships were available for justice involved women (probation, parole, reentry)- 8 sponsored women attended the conference.
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