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September 2013

Monday 9th

ICCA Annual Research Conference

John Ascuaga’s Nugget Reno, Nevada, USA
September 9 -12, 2013
International Community Corrections Association Annual Research Conference
One Criminal Justice System with Many Decision Makers: Working toward A Shared Vision

This conference will provide two tracks: Public Policy and Operational Policy.

The public policy track will focus on bodies of knowledge that can inform decisions defining what the system intends to produce and why those measurable outcomes are desired. This broader, public policy speaks to the effectiveness of the criminal justice system. The relevant research informs "release decision making" for pretrial and post adjudication populations. It also informs decisions linking risk of new crime and offender management for plea agreements, orders of the court as-well-as responses to violations of conditions.

The operational track will focus on how current bodies of knowledge and evidence informed practices increase the likelihood of increasing public safety. This track speaks to the effectiveness of linking risk, responsivity, dosage of specific intervention, to case management and effective supervision.

In challenging times, the blending of these two tracks will facilitate and support an effective, collaborative criminal justice system with a shared vision.

Both tracks will be designed and applicable to all those interested and invested in “What Matters” in Community Corrections.

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Wednesday 18th

AIA Academy of Architecture for Justice Conference

Hilton Portland & Executive Tower, Portland, Oregon
September 18-21, 2013
The Future Is Now: Alternative Project Delivery

The theme of this year's American Institute of Architects' Academy of Architecture for Justice (AIA AAJ) conference is the evolving prevalence of several forms of alternative project delivery as those processes have been applied to the justice building environments. Each version of these various methods has much to recommend it but each also inevitably entails certain challenges with the justice environments adding another level of complexity given the paramount issues of security and safety.

Over the past decade, the use of various forms of alternative project delivery has increased substantially in the public sector and has become the preferred approach by public entities wishing to circumvent the many challenges of the low-bid, design-bid-build delivery process. These methods include Construction Manager (CM) at Risk, Construction Manager / General Contractor-Guaranteed Maximum Price (CM/GC-GMP), Public Private Partnerships (P3), Private Finance Initiatives (PFI), Design/Build, Integrated Project Delivery (IPD), and hybrids thereof. Enabling legislation and successful projects have energized alternative delivery methodologies as attractive and viable options for public entities. The most common advantages of the method cited by owners are savings in delivery time and costs combined with a transfer of liability and subsequent reduction in claims.

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