ACJRca Conference – Spring 2019

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Conference Schedule:  The initial program will be soon. Once it is posted, NOTE that minor additions and changes occur with some frequency, so BE SURE TO “REFRESH” THIS PAGE BEFORE PROCEEDING.  A .pdf version of the program can be found on the Publications page of the Information Exchange menu. It will be updated periodically but the version in Publications may not have all the minor changes listed below. Click Here to go to the Conference Schedule.

Student Poster Session: There are two guidelines: use the required posterboard (a picture can be found in the Student Information section of the Information Exchange menu) and prepared a 2 minute overview for those who pass by.  Refer all questions to the Poster Session coordinator, Aris Rodriguez at

Tickets: The registration procedure is the same as last Spring and involves selecting “tickets.” Click on the conference option that applies to you. Add the Lunch ticket (for Per Session registrants and Students) or Business Dinner ticket (Board members and guests) if needed/desired. Note that registration for the FULL conference INCLUDES THURSDAY LUNCH.  Tickets prices reflect Early Bird fees.  EARLY BIRD FEES WILL END MARCH 14TH. This also is the deadline for cancellation refunds. Click Here to go to the registration/ticket area.

If you are registering for more than one person, select the number of tickets desired in each category. You will be asked to fill out information for each registrant. Note the required fields (None or N/A is acceptable). Member fees only apply to members, not to additional non-member registrants. Students registering for the full conference and paying for Thursday lunch may have their lunch fee refunded if scholarship money is available. These refunds (if any) will be awarded in order of reservation date.

Persons paying on a credit card OTHER THAN THAT OF THE INITIAL REGISTRANT (such as an agency card) are asked to note that in the section provided AND, once in PayPal, record the registrants names in the section “Instructions to Merchant.”

MEMBERSHIP: If you wish to take advantage of the reduced Member Fees or want to renew your membership, note that this is a SEPARATE PROCESS (including separate payment) and needs to be completed BEFORE registering for the conference.  Go to the Join/Renew Form page under Membership. Click Here to go to the Membership Application.

Hotel and Conference Center: The conference will be held at the California Endowment’s Conference Center while the conference hotel is the Waterfront Hotel (new this year). Here is information on these venues.



The Conference hotel is the Waterfront Hotel, located at 10 Washington Street, Oakland.  Reservations should be made directly with the hotel. The conference discount rate ended February 20.  Call 1-888-842-5333 and mention “Association for Criminal Justice” when making your reservation. Valet parking is $32.

Transportation from hotel to conference center

A shuttle bus is being arranged from the conference center to the hotel Thursday evening and from the hotel to the conference center Friday morning. There also is a free bus that runs up Broadway from the Jack London Square (hotel and Business Dinner restaurant) to a block from the conference center (the B Broadway bus).  Click here to view the route map (note: the map displays sideways.  You can download it to Acrobat and then rotate the image).

To “shuttle” from Oakland Airport:

To the Conference Center – take the little train, purchase a RT BART ticket, go down to the BART tracks and take the Richmond Train (every 20 minutes).  Get off at 19th street.  Conference facility is one block east.

To the conference Hotel – Take the Richmond BART train (as above) and get off at 13th Street, cross Broadway and take the Free B bus (route map pdf file in Publications) to Jack London Square. The Waterfront Hotel is at the right on the Square.

Driving Directions to the California Endowment Conference Center

TCE’s Center for Healthy Communities – Oakland is located at 2000 Franklin Street, Oakland 94612.  This is the right corner of 20th & Franklin Street (next to Wells Fargo Bank).

Web information can be found at

From Sacramento

  1. Take I-80 W to San Francisco, then the I-580 E towards Downtown Oakland.
  2. Merge onto I-980 W towards Downtown Oakland, and then take the 18th/14th Street exit.
  3. Turn left on 17th Street. Follow 17th Street to Franklin Street and turn left on Franklin Street.

From San Francisco/Bay Bridge

  1. Take the Bay Bridge/Oakland to I-80 E and merge onto I-980 W towards Downtown Oakland.
  2. Take the 18th/14th Street exit, turn left on 17th Street to Franklin Street and turn left.

From Oakland International Airport

  1. Take 880 North to the Broadway exit in Downtown Oakland.
  2. Turn right at the first light onto Broadway.
  3. Turn right onto 17th Street. Follow 17th Street to Franklin Street and turn left.


The Conference Center does not have its own lot.  Here are four nearby lots with the most reasonable rates (rates subject to change):

Telegraph Plaza Public Parking          Address: 2100 Telegraph Avenue Oakland 94612  Entrance: 21st & Telegraph Ave.

Hours: M-F 6:00am- 6:00pm  Rate: $1.00/20 min, $12.00/ Daily Max, $8.00/ Early Bird (in before 9:30am), $4.00/ Overnight, $20.00/Lost Coin Fee

Douglas Parking/ California Bank &Trust     Address: 2003 Franklin Street Oakland 94612   Entrance: 20th & Franklin, on Franklin

Hours: 24 hours/ 7 days a week Rate: $3.00/30 min (*or fraction thereof), $12.00 / All Day

 Douglas Parking      Address: 450 21st Street Oakland 94612  Entrance: 21st Street, Between Broadway/Telegraph

Hours: 24 hours/ 7 days a week  Rate: $10.00 / Daily Parking

 Franklin Plaza Garage         Address: 1719 Franklin Street Oakland 94612  Entrance: 411 19th Street, off Franklin

Hours: M-F 7:00am- 8:00pm  Rate: $1.00/20 min, $18.00/ Daily Max, $10.00/ Early Bird (in before 9:30am), $4.00/ Evening (4-8pm), $20.00/Lost Coin Fee



There is a pdf version of the registration form that can be printed, completed and mailed with a check.  The access this form, click here.

You can also print a membership application and include it with the membership dues in your registration mailing.  The application can be found on page 9 of the current newsletter.

If you have any questions or run into problems regarding online registration, email website coordinator Mike Stefanko at:

For GENERAL CONFERENCE QUESTIONS, including registrations, contact our Executive Officer, Ann Goolsby at




Program Chair: Cory Woods, Administrative Analyst, Nevada County Probation Department

Thursday March 21, 2018

8:15 am Registration: Laurel Room
8:45 am President’s Welcome and IntroductionDr. Jim Hess, Analyst/Sr. Statistician, Center for Evidence-Based Corrections, UC Irvine

Conference Overview: Cory Woods

9:00 am Keynote Address: Tracy Macuga, Public Defender, Santa Barbara County, Holistic Defense: Breaking Down Barriers and Building Relationships
10:00 am Panel 1  Pretrial Reform – Why?
MODERATOR:  Tara Agnese, Research Director, San Francisco Adult Probation
PANEL:     Chesa Boudin, Public Defender, County of San Francisco
                 Meghan Guevara, Vice President, Innovation and Impact Pretrial Justice Institute
                 Anne Stuhldreher, Director the Financial Justice Project, Office of the Treasurer & Tax Collector for the City andCounty of San Francisco
11:45 am Luncheon:  Uptown Room
1:00 pm Panel 2  Pretrial Reform – How?
MODERATOR:  Tara Agnese, Research Director, San Francisco Adult Probation
PANEL:               Judge Mark Boessenecker, Superior Court of California, County of Napa
                            Kristin Bechtel, Director of Criminal Justice Research, Arnold Ventures
                           Meghan Guevara, Vice President, Innovation and Impact Pretrial Justice Institute                            Gwen Rino, Data Scientist, Code for America
2:30 pm Break
2:45 pm Panel 3  Innovations in Criminal Justice Research – Student Panel
MODERATOR:  Aris Rodriguez, Department of Criminal Justice, Azusa Pacific University
PANEL:               Students from colleges and universities across California presenting their research on current criminal justice topics.
3:45pm Student Poster Session


4:30 pm Adjourn to No-Host Reception: Scotts Jack London Square
6:00 pm Association Business Meeting and Dinner: Scotts Jack London Square, Terrace Room

Friday March 22, 2018

8:15 am Late Registration, Oakland Room
8:30 am President’s Report:  Dr. Jim Hess, UC Irvine
8:45 am Panel 4   Changes to the Profession of Law Enforcement
MODERATOR:  Cory Woods, Administrative Analyst, Nevada County Probation Department
PANEL:               Sergeant Renee J. Mitchell J.D., Ph.D., American Society of Evidence-Based Policing.
                            Rylan Simpson, Ph.D. CandidateUniversity of California, Irvine
                            LaBreonna Stori-Turner Bland, M.S.,University of California, Irvine
10:15 am Break
10:30 pm Panel 5   The Stepping up Initiative – Addressing Mental Health Issues in Jails
MODERATOR:  Elizabeth Siggins, Consultant, The Council of State Governments Justice Center
PANEL:              Elizabeth Siggins, Consultant, The Council of State Governments Justice Center
                            Javier Aguirre, Director, Santa Clara County Office of Reentry Services
                            Kristin Brinks, Director, County of Calaveras Health and Human Services Agency
Noon Adjourn



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