13th Annual Reducing Recidivism Conference Smart Justice in Alaska
Smart Justice in Alaska
About the Conference
Returning to everyday life within the community and receiving the necessary supportive services to avoid reincarceration is a challenge for Trust beneficiaries* transitioning out of the correctional system. Luckily, Alaska has begun to implement and evaluate smart justice strategies to increase the likelihood of individual success, therefore making communities safer. Join us as we identify some of the challenges facing these community members, identify ways to support them and help address their individual needs and discuss Alaska’s efforts to reduce recidivism and increase public safety.
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.
*Trust beneficiary groups include: mental illness, developmental disabilities, chronic alcoholism and other substance related disorders, Alzheimer’s and related dementia, and traumatic brain injuries.
Conference Program & Session Materials
All recordings from the conference are available on the UAA Center for Human Development’s YouTube channel using the links provided here.
- Session 1 – Criminal Justice Reform a National & Local Perspective
- Session 2 – A look inside, what’s happening specifically in Alaska. What is the data showing us?
- Session 3: Part 1 – Case Management and Evidence-based Practices
- Session 3: Part 2 – Case Management and Evidence-based Practices
- Session 4: Part 1 – Medical and Behavioral Health Services in the Alaska Department of Corrections
- Session 4: Part 2 – Medical and Behavioral Health Services in the Alaska Department of Corrections
- Session 5: Part 1 – No One Untouched: Addressing Alaska’s Opioid Epidemic
- Session 5: Part 2 – No One Untouched: Addressing Alaska’s Opioid Epidemic
- Session 6: Part 1 – The Importance of Trauma Informed Approach with Criminal Justice Populations
- Session 6: Part 2 – The Importance of Trauma Informed Approach with Criminal Justice Populations
- Session 7: Part 1 – The Importance of Meaningful Employment
- Session 7: Part 2 – The Importance of Meaningful Employment
- Session 8 – Impact of Re-Entry Housing
- Session 9 – Kenai Henu’ Community Wellness Court
- Session 10 – Culture Eats Strategy for Breakfast: Building a Long Term Movement for Change
The Reducing Recidivism Conference receives funding and support from the Alaska Mental Health Trust Authority, UAA Center for Human Development, and the Alaska Training Cooperative.