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Deadline For Early-bird Registration Extended To May 10
“AND JUSTICE FOR ALL”
FAMILIES AND THE CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM
JUNE 2-6, BOSTON MARRIOTT NEWTON
Please join us in Boston as we talk about the interface between families and the criminal justice system: police, courts and corrections. We will hear from professionals in the field, advocates, and academic experts about topics such as the effects of incarceration on families, children of incarcerated parents in the social welfare system, community policing, jail diversion programs, immigration (enforcement of immigration laws, treatment of undocumented workers), the role of domestic violence in criminal justice involvement, and prisoner reentry. We will consider these themes from a human rights and social justice perspective which highlights the context of mass imprisonment and its disproportionate impacts on racial and ethnic minorities, the cumulatively disadvantaged, and exclusionary practices associated with punishment policies in the United States and abroad.
IN GROVES TRADITION THE CONFERENCE WILL FEATURE A COMBINATION OF SCHOLARLY PAPERS, AND PANELS AND WORKSHOPS BY PRACTIONERS AND ACTIVISTS.
Sunday Night opening program: Reception at 6pm followed by theatre performance “And Still We Rise” And Still We Rise Productions is a collaborative theater project dedicated to healing, public awareness, and social change through empowering the voices of formerly incarcerated people and their loved ones.
Monday Opening Plenary: Dr. Joyce Arditti will give the opening plenary for the conference. The topic of her talk will be on parental incarceration and how a social justice perspective can be utilized to promote policy reform and interventions that work. Dr. Arditti is Professor of Human Development at Virginia Tech. Her research interests include families and criminal justice involvement, parent-child relationships in vulnerable families, and public policy. Dr. Arditti is the author of: Parental Incarceration and the Family: Psychological and Social Effects of Imprisonment on Children, Parents, and Caregivers (2012, NYU Press).
Keynote Address: Dr. Johnna Christian will provide the keynote address for Groves 2013. The topic of her talk will be on the impact of incarceration on families. Dr. Christian is an Associate Dean for Academics and Associate Professor of Criminal Justice at Rutgers University (Newark). Dr. Christian’s work examines incarceration’s impact on families and neighborhoods. She has conducted research about family visiting at prisons, the social and economic implications of family members’ connections to prisoners, and incarceration’s impact on two neighborhoods in New York City.
Visit to Framingham Women’s Prison: MCI-Framingham is a medium security correctional facility for female offenders, located twenty-two miles west of Boston. MCI-Framingham is the Massachusetts Department of Correction's only committing institution for female offenders. It is noted as the oldest female correctional institution in operation in the United States. The facility houses women at various classification levels, including state sentenced and county offenders, and awaiting trial inmates.
Enforcement, criminalization and incarceration of immigrants Chaired by Eva Millona, Executive Director at MIRA (Massachusetts Immigrant and Refugee Advocacy Coalition)
Community Reintegration Chaired by Bob David, who runs the Side-by-Side Community Circle, a weekly support circle for people in recovery, the formerly incarcerated, family and friends and anyone else interested in being part of a very supportive community. The panel will include members of the circle. (twelve Groves participants will have the opportunity to attend the weekly circle on Monday night)
Sussmann Award Winner Danielle Dallaire: Dr. Dallaire is a developmental psychologist with an extensive body of work on the social and emotional development of children in the face of risk, in particular in cases of parental incarceration. This award is for a scholarly publication related to the conference theme.
Feldman Award Winner: Judge Milton Lee, will talk about the District of Columbia Superior Court Fathering Court program. This award is for a scholarly publication that focuses on race and ethnicity issues impacting the family)
Registration (Click here to go to registration page)
By May 10, 2013: Groves members: $350
Nonmembers: $425 (to enquire about membership e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org)
Full-time students $250
One-day registration: Groves members: $125/day
Late registration (after May 10) add $50 to applicable fee
Cancelation policy: Unfortunately no refunds after May 15
Venue and accommodation
Boston Marriott Newton, on the banks of the Charles River. The hotel is convenient to major highways, and about 20 minutes to downtown Boston by car and 45 minutes by public transportation. A block of rooms will be available for the special conference rate of $179.00. You are urged to book as soon as possible, since the hotel is only guaranteeing 30 rooms at this rate.
Online registration can be done by following the link below. The code for the special rate is GROGROA.
With warm Groves greetings from your 2013 Conference Co-Chairs,
Joyce A. Arditti, Ph.D. Professor, Human Development and Family Studies, Virginia Tech
Tessa le Roux, D.Litt et Phil. Professor, Sociology, Director Donahue Institute for Values and Public Life, Lasell College