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Gender Responsive Strategies with Women Offenders: Knowledge and Practical Application Presenters: Patricia Elizabeth Taylor (Bio) Patricia Taylor serves as a Correctional Program Specialist in the Offender Workforce Development Division of the National Institute of Corrections. Her responsibilities involve a variety of administrative duties related to program development, research and evaluation. In addition, she provides technical leadership and guidance in the major program areas of critical importance to the corrections field. Most recently, Ms. Taylor worked for the Montgomery County Department of Correction and Rehabilitation (DOCR) - Pre-Release and Reentry Services, located in Montgomery County Maryland. During her seven years as a Work Release Coordinator with DOCR, Ms. Taylor reviewed and evaluated the appropriateness of various employment and vocational placements of adult offenders that were within six months of release from a community-based correctional facility. In addition, Ms. Taylor developed and facilitated a variety of workshops and/or seminars that addressed topics such as Employment Retention, Life Choices, and Problem Solving for individuals involved at various levels of the criminal justice system (institution, pretrial, probation and parole). Ms. Taylor has served as a panelist and presenter for a variety of reentry conferences and workshops - addressing the complex health and human service needs of offenders returning home from incarceration. In addition, she currently serves on the Board of Directors for Life Skills Workshop, Incorporated ­ which is a community-based program that supports women transitioning home after placement in a residential treatment and/or correctional facility. Ms. Taylor is a certified Global Career Development Facilitator (Center for Credentialing and Education), and certified Master Trainer (National Career Development Association). In addition, she received a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from the American University in Washington, DC and a Master in Human Services from Lincoln University located in Oxford, Pa. Maureen Buell (Bio) Maureen Buell is a Correctional Program Specialist with the National Institute of Corrections (NIC). NIC provides training and technical assistance on criminal justice issues to Federal, state and local jurisdictions working with pre-trial, jails, prisons and community corrections. She leads the Institute's Women Offender team initiative focusing on development and support of gender-responsive policy, procedure and practice within criminal justice to jurisdictions across the country using a variety of delivery methods. Previously she managed the Institute's Children of Prisoners initiative providing oversight to eleven demonstration sites (Congress appropriated $4 million in 2000 to NIC through the Dept. of Justice to create and manage the initiative) and lead the Institute's Mental Health initiative.

Prior to coming to NIC, Ms. Buell was with the Vermont Department of Corrections in a broad variety of roles both in community based and institutional settings. She last served as Director of Women Offender and Family Services; among her responsibilities was the design and planning of a woman's prison and design, implementation and oversight of a community-based residential program for women offenders. She has written numerous articles related to women offenders and the impact of parental incarceration and is the co-author of Supervision of the Sex Offender from Safer Society Press. Ms. Buell holds a BSW and MSA. Mental Health Toolbox (Part One)

Presenters: Bridget Armbruster Manyak (Bio) Bridget Armbruster Manyak graduated with a Bachelor's degree in Psychology from the University of Maryland and a Master's degree in Criminal Justice from the University of Baltimore. She worked several years as a clinician in Anne Arundel County, Maryland where she assisted severely mentally ill inmates with community reintegration. She has spent the last 6 years working for the Virginia Beach Department of Human Services as the Forensic Coordinator. She was implemental in the development of the Mental Health Diversion Program. She developed in-jail restoration services for inmates waiting to go to the state hospitals. She facilitates a family support group for those who have mentally ill loved ones in the criminal justice system. She provides Mental Health and Suicide Prevention Training to the Virginia Beach Sheriff's Department. Sandra Quarles (Bio) B.S. Degree from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, with double majors in English and Sociology. M.S.W. degree from Virginia Commonwealth University Licensed Clinical Social Worker since 1973 Ms. Quarles is currently the coordinator for the Mental Health Diversion program with the City of Virginia Beach. The Diversion program has been selected by the State of Virginia as a pilot program, and the program staff has done extensive training and workshops on mental health issues in the criminal justice system. She has been in private practice for the past thirty years, offering psychotherapy services to individuals, families and groups. In Richmond, she developed and supervised a Free Clinic for the Fan District which is still in existence. In addition, she was part of a committee that developed and instituted the Free Clinic in Virginia Beach which also continues today. During her employment with the State of Kentucky, she developed the first group homes for juvenile delinquents across the entire state. She worked with the Youth Bureau from the Police Department, Juvenile Court and the Dept. of Social Services to form and supervise the forerunner to the Child Protective Services Unit. She was instrumental in obtaining licensure status from the Virginia State Legislature for clinical

social workers. She has also participated on many boards Mental Health Toolbox (Part 2 Panel)

Presenters Leslie A. Egen Pre Trial/ Probation Officer Dual Treatment Track, Chesterfield Community Corrections Leslie is currently working as a Pre Trial and Probation Officer with the Dual Treatment Track at Chesterfield Community Corrections. Offenders in this specialized jail diversion program begin in pre trial status and may carry through disposition, which causes them to be post trial, thus the dual designation for the officers working within the program. Leslie graduated with a Bachelor of Science from Old Dominion University in 1995. She began her career with the Norfolk Sheriff's Office serving as a Deputy Sheriff for three years. She then worked for Virginia State Probation & Parole in Norfolk, Virginia for five years before accepting this position with Chesterfield County. Mary Beth Moehl Mary Beth Moehl, Ed. D. is the Senior Clinician of the Chesterfield County/City of Colonial Heights Dual Treatment Track program. Most recently she hails from Boston where she spent twenty years working as a psychologist in community based mental health care. After relocating to the Richmond area five years ago she was first employed as a clinician in the Chesterfield/City of Colonial Heights Community Corrections Day Reporting Center before taking on the responsibilities of a senior clinician for the Dual Treatment Track. In 1974 Mary Beth earned a B.A. from the University of Virginia. Next she traveled to New Haven, Connecticut where she earned a Masters of Divinity from Yale University Divinity School. In 1988 she earned her Doctorate in Human Development and from the Harvard Graduate School of Education. JoAnn McLaurin JoAnn McLaurin-Carpenter is a Pre-Trial /Probation Officer for Chesterfield County/City of Colonial Heights Dual Treatment Track program. Previously, JoAnn was employed for a private non-profit where she developed and implemented the federally funded Welfare to Work program- "Work First". Additionally, she was employed for the Virginal Employment Commission as an Employment Specialist in a One-Stop shop. In 1995 JoAnn earned a B.A. from Howard University in Washington, DC. Ethics in Community Corrections: It's Real and It's Necessary

Presenter: Andrew Molloy (Bio) Drew Molloy began his community corrections career in 1977, working for the Richmond, VA TASC program. After 6 ½ years at TASC he took a position with the Virginia Dept. of Corrections as a State Probation and Parole Officer where he remained for 5 ½ years before moving into VA-DOC administration as the Special Programs Manager for Community Corrections. He held that position for 10 years and then transferred to the Virginia Dept. of Criminal Justice Services, where he worked for 4 years, his last position being Assistant Section Chief for Adult Corrections. In November 2003 he took a position as Correctional Programs Specialist with the National Institute of Corrections, a Federal agency located in the US Dept. of Justice. On August 8, 2005, he began work as the Senior Policy Advisor for Corrections with the Bureau of Justice Assistance, located within the Office of Justice Programs, US Dept. of Justice. In May, 2007, he was asked to serve as the Acting Associate Deputy Director for Policy overseeing the corrections, adjudication, tribal and mental health/substance abuse portfolios. Drew has served as the President, President-Elect, Vice President, and At-Large Representative to the Executive Committee of the American Probation and Parole Association; as well as serving on the Board of Directors as a Regional Representative. In 1989, he was named the Virginia Probation and Parole Officer of the Year. He has served on numerous state and national workgroups/task forces addressing community-based offender supervision and treatment. He is a graduate of James Madison University. Performance Maximizing Leadership

Presenter: Art Jackson (Bio) Art Jackson is an educator, consultant and professional speaker. He is a recognized expert in the areas of performance improvement through leadership, team building, diversity and inclusion and interpersonal skills. Art is the originator of the Purpose Centered Leadership theory that has been used to improve performance in many facets of public and private life. Art is a graduate of the United States Military Academy at West Point and Lesley College in Cambridge, Massachusetts. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering and a Master of Science degree in Management. Mr. Jackson is continuing his studies towards a Master of Theology degree and is certified in pastoral counseling by the American Association of Christian Therapists. Art has shared the platform with Les Brown, Stephen Covey and other prominent speakers. Presenting for major corporations and associations throughout the United States and Canada, Art's expertise as a leader has been recognized by his selection to Who's Who of Professional Managers. Art is the author of the diversity and inclusion book "Lions and Tigers and Bears - Oh My". Art

is also completing his second book dealing with Purpose Centered Leadership entitled "Mounting Up On Wings Of Greatness".

Compassion Fatigue - The Cost of Caring

Presenter Cheryl D. Bristor (Bio) Cheryl D. Bristor, LCSW, CADC, CEAP is a Licensed Clinical Social Work with 20 years of experience of working with families, children and employees. Currently, she practices in Chicago, IL. where she is an Employee Assistance Professional for a large union. Ms. Bristor is an Adjunct Faculty with City Colleges of Chicago. Ms. Bristor has a private practice; CDB & Associates, which specializes in training, consulting and counseling. Ms. Bristor has a Master Degree in Social Work from the University of Illinois in Chicago, IL and obtained a Bachelors Degree in Psychology and Sociology from Dominican University in River Forest, IL. Ms. Bristor has presented numerous trainings on various topics such as Stress Management, Financial Management, Working with Difficult People and Working with Multiple Generations. Ms. Bristor's experience and style of humor in her presentations make her a knowledge and skilled seminar instructor. 10 Lenses Approach to Building More Inclusive Systems (Colors)

Presenter John L. Johnson John was born, raised and educated in the public schools of Dover, Delaware. John has a B.S., Business Administration from Delaware State College (now University). He has completed post graduate work in Pastoral Studies Program at Loyola University (New Orleans), and is a graduate of the Senior Executive Institute at the Weldon Cooper Center for Public Service (University of Virginia). John completed Diversity Management Studies Program at Cornell University School of Industrial and Labor Relations. He is a Certified Diversity Professional (CDP) Diversity Management Studies Program at Cornell University. John is currently the Executive Director Hampton Citizens' Unity Commission for the City of Hampton. John has held positions as Executive Director Hampton Ecumenical Lodgings and Provisions, Inc. (H.E.L.P.) and Director of Development Hampton Ecumenical Lodgings and Provisions, Inc. (H.E.L.P.).

Postive Thinking Positve Results; Mirroring of Optimal Management

Presenter Pamela Hopkins, L.C.S.W., Life Coach (Bio) Pamela is a licensed psychotherapist/social worker and a certified energy healer with a BS in nutrition. She has more than 25 years of experience empowering people and supporting them as they manifest anything that is in alignment with their higher purpose such as optimum health, relationships, careers and prosperity. In addition, Pamela is a compassionate, results-oriented teacher and life coach whose expertise lies in the fields of Yuen Energetics healing, hypnotherapy, Wave Maker coaching, mind frequency shifting, E.F.T., ReconnectiveTM healing. PROBLEM SOLVING JUSTICE IN THE PRETRIAL ENVIRONMENT: The Slippery slope of EBP in PTS

Presenter Timothy J. Murray (Bio) In March of 2006, Timothy J. Murray became the Executive Director of the Pretrial Justice Institute (formerly the Pretrial Services Resource Center), a non-profit institution dedicated to improving pretrial justice through research, training and advocacy. He began his career in the criminal court system with the Washington, D.C. Pretrial Services Agency. He was subsequently appointed as Director of the Dade County Pretrial Services program in Miami, Florida. While there, the program was awarded "exemplary" status by the U.S. Department of Justice and served as a national model. In the aftermath of Hurricane Andrew, he was appointed Director of Outreach Relief Services, where he coordinated the myriad of state, local and federal resources brought to bear for the massive recovery efforts in South Florida. He was then appointed by the Chief Judge and County Executive as the Dade County Director of Substance Abuse Control, where he served as the principal architect of the nation's first Drug Court. He convened the first national Drug Court conference in Miami, co-founded the National Association of Drug Court Professionals and successfully lobbied Congress for direct federal funding of local Drug Court programs. Attorney General Janet Reno, former State Attorney for Dade County, recruited Mr. Murray to return to Washington, D.C. and serve as the first Director of the U.S. Department of Justice's Drug Court Program Office. After several years of heading that effort, he went on to serve in a variety of positions within the Department's Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) including Director of Policy and Planning, Director of Program Development and BJA Deputy Director.

During his tenure at BJA, he spearheaded a number of initiatives, including Community Courts, Community Prosecution and the discretionary grant program. He left BJA in the wake of 9/11 to assist with the start-up of the Transportation Security Administration (TSA), first located within the Department of Transportation and then as it transitioned to the newly-created Department of Homeland Security. While at TSA, he served as the Director of Policy Coordination, then as the Chief of Staff for Aviation Operations, and finally as the Director of Aviation Law Enforcement. Mr. Murray, whose government service began with his enlistment as a Marine during Viet Nam, retired from government service in 2004. He was hired to establish a Washington D.C. office for the criminal justice division of an international management consulting firm. Mr. Murray has been recognized by the National Association of Pretrial Services Agencies, the National Association of Drug Court Professionals, the U.S. Department of Justice, the National Executive Congress on Crime of Brazil and others. Evidence Based Practices: What is it and how do I get there from here? Presenter Tom White

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