2019 Reducing Recidivism & Reentry Conference

Creating Healthy Relationships – Building Supportive Communities

March 7 and 8, 2019
Hotel Captain Cook, Anchorage

About the Conference

If you work as a mental health or substance abuse professional, community program director or case manager, public defender or judge, if you work with at risk or adjudicated youth, are a probation officer, social worker, or work in another field that is concerned with reducing recidivism and strengthening reentry services — this conference is for you!

Together we can maximize the effectiveness of reentry programs and minimize barriers to employment and reintegration back into the communities. By developing collaborative case management plans and implementing programs that meet beneficiary needs, we can shift the public’s perception of formerly incarcerated individuals from a risk to an asset to our communities.

Conference Schedule/Agenda

Click here for a Detailed Conference Agenda.

Click here for Presentation Materials and Handouts.

Continuing Education Credits

The conference has been approved for 13.25 General CEs from the National Association of Social Workers – Alaska Chapter.  CEs are meant for licensed professionals. Must attend the full two days of the conference. (There are no split credits.)


Registration. Pre-registration is required for all participants. Click here to complete your registration. Please read all the information included there.

Registration is now closed – we are sold out!

Accommodations – Parking

Accommodations. Click here to take advantage of the discounted rate ($129/night + 12% tax), or call 907-276-6000 or toll free 1-800-843-1950. Last day for discounted rate is February 13.

Although Parking IS NOT included in the registration fee please refer to this map for more information about the many parking opportunities downtown near the Hotel Captain Cook. You will be responsible for any parking expenses.

Training Access Funds

Application period is now closed.

TAF Requirements:

  1. Live in a rural community off the road system or live more than 100 miles from the Anchorage/MatSu Boroughs.
  2. Stay at The Hotel Captain Cook during the conference.
  3. Register and pay for conference and travel related expenses. Reimbursement is made after the conference.

Note: Training Access Funds are limited to three (3) attendees per agency.

Training Access Funds in the amount of $500 will be awarded for those who meet these conditions. These awards are competitive and are not transferable. Training Access Fund checks will be mailed after the conference to whomever paid your expenses.

Exhibitor & Sponsorship

Exhibitor registration is now closed.

Check-in/Registration and Set-up: The Conference is located in the Discovery Ballroom at the Hotel Captain Cook. Exhibitors may set-up their tables between 6:00 – 7:00pm on Wed. evening March 6 or starting at 7:00am on Thursday, March 7. Our posted check in time for participants is 7:30am, and our first session will start at 8:00pm.

Please come to the main check-in tables just outside the Discovery Ballroom to grab your name badges. There will be printed table tents on designated and assigned exhibitor tables around the perimeter of the ballroom.

Any questions about exhibiting at the conference, please contact Megan Moody, conference coordinator, meganmoodyak@gmail.com.

Sponsorship & Advertising. If you are interested in sponsorship opportunities for the 2019 Reducing Recidivism & Reentry Conference or in advertising in the conference program, please contact Marilyn Weaver, mkweaver@alaska.edu.

The Reducing Recidivism & Reentry Conference receives funding and support from the Alaska Mental Health Trust Authority, UAA Center for Human Development, and the Alaska Training Cooperative.