PI-Con 2019 Agenda

UPDATES COMING SOON! PI-Con(tinued) 2019 has been rescheduled for July 11-12, 2019 at the Gaylord Rockies Resort and Convention Center in Denver. Stay tuned for some upgrades to the agenda so you’ll be on the cutting edge of pretrial justice

Thursday, July 11, 2019 

8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.

Continental Breakfast & Registration

9:00 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.

Opening Remarks/Our Journey on the Pretrial Justice Highway

Cherise Fanno Burdeen, Chief Executive Officer, Pretrial Justice Institute
Phil Weiser, Colorado Attorney General

9:30 a.m. - 10:15 a.m.

Keynote Address

10:15 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.

Break 

10:30 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.

(Not Your Typical) Breakout Session A 

Roundtable - Is There a Role for Money in Pretrial

The relationship between money, pretrial release, and detention is complex, and the field is exploring alternatives to traditional money bonds and supervision fees. Join this discussion to explore what, if any, role money should play in our system, and perspectives on ability to pay determinations, community bail funds, and supervision fees.

Action Lab - Measuring Innovation: What happens when you implement a pretrial assessment?

Learn how researchers use time series analysis at strategic points in the case process to illustrate how a pretrial system responds when pretrial assessment (or just generally, pretrial improvements) is implemented. Participants will make hands on predictions about what happens when a pretrial assessment is implemented. Then, they will discover and discuss what really happens by reviewing the actual findings from a real-world case study of the effects of the LJAF Public Safety Assessment in one jurisdiction. Participants will walk away with a better understanding of the potential of their own innovations and will gain surprising insight about how pretrial assessment can affect the system in action.

Cindy Redcross, Deputy Director, MDRC
Rick Hendra, Senior Fellow, MDRC
Sue Ferrere, Manager, Technical Assistance, Pretrial Justice Institute

Action Lab - R-E-S-P-E-C-T Assessing for Procedural Justice 

This action lab will get hands on with the concept of procedural justice through a live demonstration of a procedural justice needs assessment. Using photos and videos of real criminal justice settings, along with contributions from the audience, participants will practice assessing for the four elements of procedural justice in three key domains.

Emily Gold LaGratta, Director of Procedural Justice Initiatives/Deputy Director of Technical Assistance, Center for Court Innovation
Jessica Kay, Senior Associate Director for Special Projects, Center for Court Innovation

Innovation Simulation - Everyone’s Invited to First Appearance

Our courtroom just got a lot more crowded. An experienced prosecutor and defense attorney go head-to-head at first appearance, along with a pretrial officer armed with a pretrial assessment. Explore what this means for pretrial justice.

UP Incubator

We’re hatching some new ideas here. Throughout the day, speakers will take the stage and share their perspectives on pretrial innovation then discuss reactions and ideas with the audience in small group discussions. Stay for them all, or pop in for a few. Generate your own thoughts for new directions in our field, and share them through the University of Pretrial. Recharge your batteries (and your phone).

Voices - Youth Perspectives on Pretrial

This dynamic session will feature best practices and lessons learned from youth who were personally impacted by the justice system and currently work to reform it. Learn about some of the juvenile justice system’s successes and discover opportunities to apply pretrial justice innovations to the adult system. Join the conversation and hear from youth about their perspective on pretrial justice.


12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Lunch (provided)

1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. 

Equity, Inclusion and Empowerment through Community Reinvestment

System actors, system reformers, and the funders who underwrite them (government and philanthropy) often work in a space of trying to “engage” the community in policy or practice reform. Fundamentally, the premise is that the system may be broken (aka, not achieving results associated with public safety) and resources are needed to improve the system. In order to achieve credibility or support from the “community,” strategies are devised to invite individuals or community-based organizations to the system’s policy table, have them tell their first-person accounts, even ask them to serve as the system’s ambassadors back to their larger community. What about another model? What about one that actually empowers – turns over to the people already working in communities to support people the resources that they need to make public safety a reality in their neighborhoods? Colorado is doing this – and it’s a model we all need to learn about.

2:00 p.m. - 2:15 p.m.

Break 

2:15 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

(Not Your Typical) Breakout Session B 

Action Lab - Advancing Equity, Inclusion, and Empowerment: Next Steps  

The fundamental premise that undergirds community reinvestment is one’s own personal belief system inquiry and a reckoning of our nation’s history. This is hard work that requires courage, self-awareness and a commitment to innovating one’s own mind and heart. How do you even start or go farther than where you’re at? The folks from the plenary session will help you craft some first-steps towards undertaking your own journey.

Innovation Simulation - Preventive Detention

Join us in PI-Con District Court for a preventive detention hearing and critically examine what you see. We’ll consider legality, practicality, and what this would look like in your court.

UP Incubator

We’re hatching some new ideas here. Throughout the day, speakers will take the stage and share their perspectives on pretrial innovation then discuss reactions and ideas with the audience in small group discussions. Stay for them all, or pop in for a few. Generate your own thoughts for new directions in our field, and share them through the University of Pretrial. Recharge your batteries (and your phone).

Voices - E-Carceration: Unintended Consequences

As efforts to reduce jail use grow, so does electronic monitoring and other forms of e-carceration, but research on its efficacy is limited, and questions about fairness and equity remain. Join a conversation among people who have been impacted by e-carceration, legal experts, and pretrial practitioners as they explore key questions and recommendations.

Creative Communications - Crisis Communications 101

A pretrial justice crisis -- usually defined by the court and law enforcement community as someone committing a heinous crime while awaiting trial -- can befall even the most prepared agency or organization. This session will help you to identify potential risks and walk through basic communications strategies and tactics to respond to the crisis and protect the integrity of your work and office.

Fiona Druge, Account Supervisor, Berlin Rosen


3:30 p.m. - 3:45 p.m.

Break 

3:45 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

(Not Your Typical) Breakout Session C

Roundtable - Defining the Preventive Detention “Net”

What does it mean to have detention as the carefully limited exception? This discussion will explore how to set parameters for the use of preventive detention within a legal and evidence-based framework.

Action Lab - Pretrial Impact: Outcome-Based Implementation

This action lab will introduce participants to tools and techniques to facilitate a successful transition from policy to practice, and address barriers to maximizing liberty, maximizing court appearance, and maximizing public safety.

Meghan Guevara, Vice President, Innovation & Impact, Pretrial Justice Institute

Innovation Simulation - Arrest or Deflect

This simulation will set up the opportunity to explore alternatives to arrest in the field. We’ll walk through different ways to assist with people dealing with addiction and behavioral health challenges, before deciding whether to send them to jail and into the criminal justice system.

UP Incubator

We’re hatching some new ideas here. Throughout the day, speakers will take the stage and share their perspectives on pretrial innovation then discuss reactions and ideas with the audience in small group discussions. Stay for them all, or pop in for a few. Generate your own thoughts for new directions in our field, and share them through the University of Pretrial. Recharge your batteries (and your phone).

Voices - Breaking the Cycle: The Power of State Government

With perspectives from both liberal leaning and conservative leaders, this discussion will demonstrate that much needed legislative reforms can occur despite partisanship. The discussion will also explore the importance of consensus building. Participants will walk away with a state legislative advocacy toolkit, strategies for developing a pretrial reform agenda in rural and urban communities, and best practices for turning advocacy into legislative victories.

Ameshia Cross, Director, State Policy, Pretrial Justice Institute

Creative Communications - Building Your Media Presence: A Proactive Pretrial Justice Communications Strategy

This workshop will help you to define your audiences and use pretrial justice messages that are simple, persuasive and research-based. Participants will learn simple skills to build a proactive communications strategy that demonstrates to your audiences the important impact of your pretrial justice reform work and advances your safety, effectiveness and equity goals.

Fiona Druge, Account Supervisor, Berlin Rosen


Friday, july 12, 2019

7:45 a.m. - 8:15 a.m.

Continental Breakfast & Registration

8:15 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.

Update Coming Soon!

9:00 a.m. - 9:15 a.m.

Break

9:15 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.

Free-Range Learning

PI-Expo

Like a vendor expo without the vendor (way more fun), this is a space where no one is selling anything except great ideas. Learn more about work being done by partners across the country, play some games, and engage in practical learning. The main idea is for you to walk away with a broader network and new resources to enrich your work.

Pretrial Challenge - Reimaging Deflection and Diversion (Preregistration Required)

Teams of 2-4 people from the same jurisdiction will compete to solve pressing problems in pretrial justice. The details of the challenge you are facing will be revealed when you enter the room, and you’ll have 45 minutes to develop your most creative solution for our panel of judges. Everyone leaves with new ideas, but one team brings home a more substantial prize. Challenge themes will be revealed on January 7th, and teams can register in advance to ensure a spot!

UP Incubator

We’re hatching some new ideas here. Throughout the day, speakers will take the stage and share their perspectives on pretrial innovation then discuss reactions and ideas with the audience in small group discussions. Stay for them all, or pop in for a few. Generate your own thoughts for new directions in our field, and share them through the University of Pretrial. Recharge your batteries (and your phone).

Tech Theater

Experience the latest technology, play with new tools, and most importantly, imagine new possibilities. The theater is open to anyone ready and willing to step out of the box and experiment with technology as a tool for improving the mechanics of pretrial work. This is a drop in session with opportunity to engage with several different tech stations.

Egg-sperts (By Appointment)

Whether you need help envisioning a successful pretrial system, have a particular challenge in implementation, or can’t seem to convince all of your pretrial stakeholders to disrupt the status quo, you could benefit from a one-on-one session with our experienced technical advisors (a visit with an Egg-sperts is like hanging out at the genius bar at the Apple Store). They’ll listen, assess, and provide you with expert feedback. Spaces are limited, and sign-up begins on January 7th. This intensive opportunity is included with the cost of registration.

10:30 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.

Break 

10:45 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. 

Free-Range Learning

PI-Expo

Like a vendor expo without the vendor (way more fun), this is a space where no one is selling anything except great ideas. Learn more about work being done by partners across the country, play some games, and engage in practical learning. The main idea is for you to walk away with a broader network and new resources to enrich your work.

Pretrial Challenge  - Re-engineering Local Pretrial Systems (Preregistration Required)

Teams of 2-4 people from the same jurisdiction will compete to solve pressing problems in pretrial justice. The details of the challenge you are facing will be revealed when you enter the room, and you’ll have 45 minutes to develop your most creative solution for our panel of judges. Everyone leaves with new ideas, but one team brings home a more substantial prize. Challenge themes will be revealed on January 7th, and teams can register in advance to ensure a spot!

UP Incubator

We’re hatching some new ideas here. Throughout the day, speakers will take the stage and share their perspectives on pretrial innovation then discuss reactions and ideas with the audience in small group discussions. Stay for them all, or pop in for a few. Generate your own thoughts for new directions in our field, and share them through the University of Pretrial. Recharge your batteries (and your phone).

Tech Theater

Experience the latest technology, play with new tools, and most importantly, imagine new possibilities. The theater is open to anyone ready and willing to step out of the box and experiment with technology as a tool for improving the mechanics of pretrial work. This is a drop in session with opportunity to engage with several different tech stations.

Egg-sperts (By Appointment)

Whether you need help envisioning a successful pretrial system, have a particular challenge in implementation, or can’t seem to convince all of your pretrial stakeholders to disrupt the status quo, you could benefit from a one-on-one session with our experienced technical advisors (a visit with an Egg-sperts is like hanging out at the genius bar at the Apple Store). They’ll listen, assess, and provide you with expert feedback. Spaces are limited, and sign-up begins on January 7th. This intensive opportunity is included with the cost of registration.

12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Lunch (provided)

1:00 p.m - 2:00 p.m. 

Update Coming Soon!

2:00 p.m. - 2:45 p.m. 

We Are Innovators: Developing and Executing Ideas

Jerraud Coleman, Denver Peak Academy
An opportunity to explore some A3 Thinking Tools to maximize the value of any brainstorming session: the Plus-Delta tool; the Hypothesis Builder; and the Action Plan

2:45 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Breaking Eggs & The Golden Eggs

Cherise Fanno Burdeen, Chief Executive Officer, Pretrial Justice Institute




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