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October 2009

Saturday 10th

13th National Workshop on Adult and Juvenile Female Offender

Jackson Marriot, Jackson, Mississippi
Jackson, Mississippi will be the site for the Thirteenth National Workshop on Adult and Juvenile Female Offenders which will bring together leaders in the fields of adult corrections, social work, law enforcement, juvenile corrections, mental health and education for a comprehensive overview of this rapidly expanding area of corrections. The conference, hosted by the Mississippi Department of Corrections (MDOC), will be held in Jackson, Mississippi from October 10 -14, 2009 at the Jackson Marriott, 200 Amite Street, Jackson, Mississippi.

The conference will cover topics relevant to the female inmate population, including breaking criminal behavior cycles, rebuilding lives through discharge planning and re-entry coordination, assisting inmate patients receiving psychiatric services and addressing the changing needs of adolescent females in the juvenile system.

Featured speakers include Marian Wright Edelman, president of the Children”s Defense Fund, Mary Leftridge Byrd, Federal Security Director, Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, Dr. Stephanie Covington, Co-Director, Center for Gender and Justice, La Jolla, CA, and MDOC Commissioner Chris Epps.

Wednesday 21st

International Institute for Restorative Practices (IIRP)

Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, USA
October 21-23, 2009
Restoring Community in a Disconnected World, Part 2
The 12th World Conference of the International Institute for Restorative Practices

This interdisciplinary conference will provide an international perspective on restorative practices theory and practice in a variety of settings, including education, social welfare, criminal justice, community development and workplaces.

Most IIRP conference presenters are not professional speakers. Aside from a few featured speakers (see below) and videos, our conferences are created by you and others like you who have submitted proposals to present in 50-minute breakout sessions. We encourage you to share your experiences and knowledge. No formal papers are required. Presenters receive a reduced registration rate.

For more information and to submit a proposal, go to:

Download the Call for Presenters/Advance Notice (PDF) here:

Thursday 29th

EPEA International Conference

29th October - 1st November 2009
Liberation through Education
The 12th EPEA International Conference on Prison Education

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