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 

7:30 a.m. - 8:30 a.m.

Continental Breakfast & Registration

8:30 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.

Opening Remarks

Meghan Guevara, Pretrial Justice Institute
Phil Weiser, Attorney General of Colorado

9:00 a.m. - 9:45 a.m.

Equity, Inclusion & Innovation in Thinking

Cherise Fanno Burdeen, Pretrial Justice Institute

9:45 a.m. - 10:15 a.m.

A People's Guide: Talking with James Kilgore

Cherise Fanno Burdeen, Pretrial Justice Institute
James Kilgore, University of Illinois

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

Break

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

(Not Your Typical) Breakout Session A 

Moderator - Khalil Cumberbatch, New Yorkers United for Justice

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.

Cindy Redcross, MDRC

Rick Hendra, MDRC

Sue Ferrere, Pretrial Justice Institute

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 AV 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.

Jessica Kay, Center for Court Innovation

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.

John Clark, Pretrial Justice Institute

Bo Zeerip, Office of the District Attorney, Mesa, CO

Our courtroom just got a lot more crowded. In PI-Con District Court, where money bonds have just been abolished, 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.

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).

Auri Whitaker, Pretrial Justice Institute

Nate Balis, Annie E. Casey Foundation

Noah Schultz, Annie E. Casey Foundation Youth Council Alumni

Aazia Marie-Ross, Annie E. Casey Foundation Youth Council Alumni

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. 

Money Bail and the Consequences of Caring

Helen Holton, National Organization of Black County Officials
Josh Page, Author, Debt of Care
Syrita Steib-Martin, Operation Restoration
Christa Brown, The Financial Justice Project, Office of the Treasurer & Tax Collector for the City and County of San Francisco
The impact of money bond is financial, social and long term, and it isn’t limited to those who are accused of a crime. This session will explore how money bond hurts those who care for arrested people--predominantly women. The panel will offer new frames for viewing money bond as a form of predation, and the audience will engage in discussion of how this impacts their communities, and how to stop it.

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

Break 

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

(Not Your Typical) Breakout Session B 

Moderator: Terrance Pitts, Ford Foundation

One of the things the “debt of care” shows us is the existence of the strong bonds of community and family. Given how little we know about effective system-based supervision, and how much we do know about the dangers of over-supervision, is there a solution that’s community-based and outside our formal social control mechanisms? This roundtable will discuss innovative approaches to community support for arrest-free court appearances.

Moderator: Orleny Rojas, Center for Court Innovation

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.

John Clark, Pretrial Justice Institute

Bo Zeerip, Chief Deputy District Attorney, Mesa, CO

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.

Continued from previous session; drop in anytime!

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).

Fiona Druge, Account Supervisor, Berlin Rosen

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.

Sue Ferrere, Pretrial Justice Institute

Meghan Guevara, Pretrial Justice Institute

The first step of effective pretrial reform is determining what your community is committed to achieving--decarcaration, racial equity, public safety--and the values that you want your system to embody. Data can then inform if your strategies and tools are helping to get you there. This action lab will engage you in activities on determining your goals and values, developing research questions about whether those goals/values are achieved, and then discussing the types of data that will answer those questions for for the system and the community.

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

Break 

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

(Not Your Typical) Breakout Session C

Moderator: Deborah Brodsky, Project on Accountable Justice, Florida State University

For most of us, the goal has never been to simply get rid of money bond. The goal has always been to eliminate “unnecessary” pretrial decarceration. Regardless of how you define “unnecessary,” many people argue that if someone is able to afford a bond, it’s often the least restrictive option. 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.

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

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.

Kris Nyrop, LEAD National Support Director

Carey Deacon, LEAD Program Manager, Alamosa, CO

Emily Richardson, Manager of Co-Responder Services, CO Office of Behavioral Health

Interactive and role playing scenarios will describe how communities can provide alternatives to arrest for individuals with underlying issues, like poverty or behavioral health needs. Participants will walk through law enforcement decision making and learn about harm reduction-based case management. The session will also highlight the challenges and opportunities to implementing pre-arrest diversion in rural areas.

Continued from previous session; drop in anytime!

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).

Amber Widgery, National Conference of State Legislatures

Khalil Cumberbatch, New Yorkers United for Justice

Tyler Koteskey, Americans for Prosperity

Terry Schuster, Pew Charitable Trusts

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.

Fiona Druge, Account Supervisor, Berlin Rosen

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.

Friday, july 12, 2019

7:45 a.m. - 8:00 a.m.

Continental Breakfast & Registration

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

Friday Check-in 

Meghan Guevara, Pretrial Justice Institute

8:15 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.

Equity, Inclusion and Empowerment through Community Reinvestment

Tenille Patterson, Pretrial Justice Institute
Christie Donner, Colorado Criminal Justice Reform Coalition
Wendy Talley, Latino Coalition
Greg Mauro, Division of Community Corrections
Richard Morales, Latino Coalition
Hassan Latif, Second Chance Center
Learn about how Colorado is going beyond community engagement to community reinvestment - returning critical resources to the people already working in communities to provide the support they need to make public safety a reality in their neighborhoods.

9:30 a.m. - 9:45 a.m.

Break

9:45 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

Free-Range Learning Session 1

Tenille Patterson, Pretrial Justice Institute

Wendy Talley, Latino Coalition

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’ve already gotten? The folks from the big session will be on hand to help you craft some first-steps towards undertaking your own journey.

Like a vendor expo without the vendors (way more fun), this is a space for sharing great ideas. Learn more about work being done by partners across the country, play some games, and engage in practical learning. Walk away with a broader network and new resources to enrich your work.

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!

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).

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.

Dedicated time and space to follow up with people you’ve met during the sessions or your own team members, brought to you by JDAIconnect. #getconnected

11:00 a.m. - 10:15 a.m.

Break 

11:15 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. 

Free-Range Learning Session 2

Tenille Patterson, Pretrial Justice Institute

Wendy Talley, Latino Coalition

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’ve already gotten? The folks from the big session will be on hand to help you craft some first-steps towards undertaking your own journey.

Like a vendor expo without the vendors (way more fun), this is a space for sharing great ideas. Learn more about work being done by partners across the country, play some games, and engage in practical learning. Walk away with a broader network and new resources to enrich your work.

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!

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).

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.

Dedicated time and space to follow up with people you’ve met during the sessions or your own team members, brought to you by JDAIconnect. #getconnected

12:30 p.m. - 1:15 p.m.

Lunch (Provided)

1:15 p.m - 2:00 p.m. 

Beware of “Criminal Justice of Reforms” a Conversation with Alec Karakatsanis

2:00 p.m. - 2:40 p.m. 

Breaking Some Eggs

Jerraud Coleman, Denver Peak Academy

2:40 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

The Golden Eggs




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