ACJRca Fall Conference 2019

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Conference Schedule:  A preliminary program is posted below. BE SURE TO “REFRESH” THIS PAGE when you load it.  Click Here to go to the Conference Schedule. A .pdf version of the program will be posted on the Publications page, but may not have the most recent updates.

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Hotel Information: We have added to the interest of our Fall Conference by having it at A UNIQUE AND HISTORIC SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA LOCATION: THE MISSION INN AND SPA IN RIVERSIDE. To receive the conference hotel rate ($172/night), mention Association for Criminal Justice.  This rate is good until October 2nd.

Note: The Parking fee is $17 per day.


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Program Chair: Nancy Rodriquez, Professor,Criminology, Law and Society, University of California, Irvine

Research and Practice in Conversation

Conference Day 1: 10/24

 8:15 – 9am: Registration

 9-9:15: Welcome: Mikaela Rabinowitz; Nancy Rodriguez

9:15-10:00am: Keynote: Riverside County Assistant DA Michelle Paradise

 10 – 10:15 am: Break

 10:15-11:45am:  Collaboration between Criminal Justice Agencies and Outside Researchers: Examples, Experiences, and Advice

Moderator: Randie Chance, Director, California Department of Justice Research Center

  • Susan Turner, UC Irvine
  • James Vooris, Imperial County Sheriff’s Office
  • Presley Center, UC Riverside
  • Holly Child, Santa Clara Probation Department

 12:00-1:00pm: Lunch

1:00-1:30pm: Student Posters

1:45-3:15pm: Law Enforcement: Findings and Implications of Recent Research

Moderator: TBD

  • Magnus Lofstrom and Brandon Martin, Public Policy Institute of CA
  • Marisa Arrona, Californians for Safety and Justice
  • Cynthia Burke, San Diego Association of Government

3:15-3:30: Break

3:30-4:30pm: Networking Event

 4:30: Happy Hour


Conference Day 2: 10/25

8-8:30: Late Registration

8:30-9:15: Keynote: Chief Deputy Jamie Clayton, Imperial County Sheriff’s Office

9:30-11:00am:  Community Engagement and Community-Centered Research

Moderator: Nancy Rodriquez, Professor, Department of Criminology, Law and Society, UC Irvine

  • Anthony Robles, Youth Justice Coalition
  • Molly Kraus and Jessica Diep, Cal State LA
  • Assistant Chief Ruben Leyva, San Diego County Probation
  • Lauren Bell, San Francisco Adult Probation Department

11:15am-12:45pm: Criminal Justice Fines and Fees,

Moderator: Tara Agnese, Director of Research, San Francisco Adult Probation

  • Bryan Sykes, UC Irvine
  • Martha Wright, Judicial Council of California
  • TBD (Pilot site with the Ability to Pay project – possibly Tulare)

12:45-1pm: Closing and Thank You: Mikaela Rabinowitz and Nancy Rodriguez

1-2:30: Board meeting and Luncheon (Board members and invitees)



89 available
Member Full Conference$105.00
54 available
Non-Member Full Conference$150.00
20 available
Student Full Conf$20.00
32 available
30 available
Student Poster Presenter/PanelistFree
47 available
Association Membership$55.00
23 available
Business Lunch (Board)$45.00