ACJRca Fall Conference 2018

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Conference Schedule:  A preliminary program is posted below. Note that minor additions and change 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. 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

Tickets: The registration procedure is the same as last Fall and involves selecting “tickets.” Click on the conference option that applies to you. Add the Lunch (for Per Session registrants and Students) or Business Dinner tickets if desired. Note that registration for the FULL conference INCLUDES THURSDAY LUNCH. Note also that the registration form includes options to select for the lunch and the dinner.

Panelists and Student Poster Presenters: There are tickets for panelists and student poster presenters to register for the conference at no charge. Student poster presenters also are registered for the Thursday morning session, but may be standing based upon seating availability. Lunch will be provided for Student Poster Presenters.  If Poster Presenters wish to attend the rest of the conference, they should select the Student Full Conference ticket option (member or non-member).

Tickets prices reflect Early Bird fees.  EARLY BIRD FEES WILL END OCTOBER 18TH. This also is the deadline for cancellation refunds. Click Here to go to the registration/ticket area, but see notes below on multiple registrations, Member fees, and alternate credit cards..

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.

Hotel Information: Hotel: Basic information, a map, reservation number and website are found to the right.  The toll free hotel number is 1-800-854-3012. To receive the conference hotel rate ($120/night plus buffet breakfast), mention Association for Criminal Justice.  This rate is good until October 11th. A shuttle is available from John Wayne Airport. Call the hotel for service.  Parking fee is $3.


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 (click on “last newsletter” under Quick Links).

If you have any questions or run into problems, email the website administrator Mike Stefanko at:



Program Chair: Marc D. Kinon, PhD, Statistical Analyst, San Bernardino County Probation Department, Research Unit; Assistant Professor, Department of Psychology, Azusa Pacific University

Innovative Criminal Justice Research & Practice

Thursday October 25, 2018

8:15 am         Registration: Garden Ballroom 1-3

8:45 am           President’s Welcome and IntroductionJim Hess, PhD, Statistician/Analyst, Center for Evidence-Based Corrections, University of California Irvine

9:00 am           Keynote Address: Topic: Multicultural Competence (Title Pending)   Deshonna Collier-Goubil, PhD, Associate Professor/Founding Chair, Department of Criminal Justice, Asusa Pacific University; Owner, Cultivating Diverse Leaders, LLC


9:45 am           Break


10:00 am         Data to the People!  The Benefits & Challenges of Public Data 

Moderator: Mikaela Rabinowitz, PhD,  California State Director, Measures  for Justice

Presenters:  Lauren McQueen Pearce, JD,  Data Outreach Manager, Measures for Justice

Randie C.Chance, PhD,  Director of Research, California Department of Justice

Danielle M. Dupuy, PhD Candidate, MPH, Assistant Director, Ralph J. Bunche Center for African American Studies,

University of California Los Angeles

Jessica Headley Ternes, MA,  Health Systems Analyst, San Bernardino County Department of Behavioral Health


11:30 am         Poster Presentations

Moderator:  Aris Rodriguez, JD, Assistant Professor & Program Director, Department of Criminal Justice, Asusa Pacific University


12 noon           Luncheon:  Garden Ballroom 4


1:30 pm           Current Trends in Criminal Justice Research and Practice

Moderator:  Mia Bird, PhD, MPP, Research Fellow, Public Policy Institute of California

Presenters:  John Reitzel, PhD., Associate Professor, Department of Criminal Justice, California State University San Bernardino

Nicole Henley, PhD, Assistant Professor, Department of Health & Human Ecology, California State University San Bernardino

Victoria Ojeda, PhD, MPH, Associate Professor, School of Medicine, University of California San Diego

JJ Anderson, Director of Prevention & Intervention Programs and Grace Liu, Assistant Director of Prevention & Intervention Programs, San Diego County District Attorney’s Office


3.00 pm           Break


3:20 pm           Interpersonal Violence on College Campuses & in the Community:  Using Research to Inform Best Practices

Moderator: Cory Woods, MA, Administrative Analyst II, Nevada County Probation

Presenters: Courtney Ahrens, PhD,  Professor, Department of Psychology, CalifoState University Long Beach

Erika S. DeJonghe, PhD, Interim Associate Dean, College of Letters, Arts & Social Sciences, California State Polytechnic University Pomona

Mark Carrier, PhD, Professor, Department of Psychology, California State University Dominguez Hills

Candice Hodge, PhD,  Assistant Professor, Department of Criminal Justice, Azusa Pacific University


5:00 pm           Adjourn to No-Host Reception, Ilum Bar

6:30 pm           Association Business Meeting and Dinner: Garden Ballroom 4


Friday October 26, 2018

8:00 am           Late Registration:  Garden Ballroom 1-3

8: 10 am          President’s Report:  Jim Hess, PhD,  Statistician/Analyst, Center for Evidence-based Corrections, University of California, Irvine


8:25 am           Keynote AddressTopic:  Human Trafficking (title pending) Sandra Morgan, PhD, RN, Director, Global Center for Women & Justice, Vanguard University


9:10 am           Break

9:20 am           Barriers & Solutions in Co-Occurring Care of Criminal Justice Populations

Moderator: Elizabeth Siggins, MPP, Criminal Justice Consultant

Presenters: Veronica Kelley, LCSW, Director, San Bernardino County Department of Behavioral Health

Celeste Ryan, PhD,  Quality Assurance Coordinator, Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health , Juvenile Justice Mental Health Program, Department of Mental Health

Kristen L. Sifers, LMFT, Substance Use, Prevention & Recovery Coordinator,  Crittenton Services for Children & Families.

Patty Howell, EdM, AGC, President, Healthy Relationships California


10:50 am        Break

11 am              Issues of Memory & Suggestibility in the Criminal Justice System

 Moderator: Erinn Herberman, PhD, MPH, Research Director, San Diego County  Probation Department, Research, Policy and Science Division

Presenters:  Eisen Mitchell, PhD,  Professor & Director of the Forensic Psychology Graduate Program, Department of Psychology, California State University Los Angeles

Zoe Klemfuss, PhD, Assistant Professor, Department of Psychology & Social Behavior, University of California Irvine

Elise Fenn, PhD, Assistant Professor, Department of Psychology, California State University Northridge


12:10 pm     Closing Remarks and Evaluation

12 :30 pm        ADJOURN


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