QUALITY EDUCATION FOR MINORITIES (QEM) NETWORK

Professional Development Workshop for Criminal Justice Faculty and Administrators at
Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) in the Mid-Atlantic Region

Arent Fox LLP, Law Firm ● 1717 K Street, NW ● Washington, DC 20006
Thursday-Friday, May 31- June 1, 2018

AGENDA

PURPOSE: To gather/share information on emerging issues related to Criminal and/or Juvenile Justice
fields as well as to build capacity for curriculum reforms and research productivity

 

THURSDAY, MAY 31

AM

9:15       Registration and Continental Breakfast

9:45      Opening Plenary Session:                                                                                                                 Farragut
               -Welcome, Introductions, and Review of Workshop
                            Ivory Toldson, President & CEO
                                       QEM Network

               -Background Information: How the Idea Originated (Florida Initiative)
                            Leon D. Caldwell, Managing Principal
                                        Strategic Learning Partners, LLC

    - Outcomes of the Florida Initiative
    - Project Overview: Partnership between QEM and Annie E. Casey Foundation
                  David Brown, Senior Associate
                             The Annie E. Casey Foundation

10:20      Ice Breaker:                                                                                                                                                 Farragut
                 -Will the Real HBCU Please Stand Up!
                             Moderator: Leon D. Caldwell, Strategic Learning Partners, LLC

10:30      Plenary Session:                                                                                                                                        Farragut
                 - National Data on Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Juvenile Justice
                 - AECF’s Recent White Paper on Transforming Juvenile Probation
                             Steve Bishop, Senior Associate
                                        The Annie E. Casey Foundation

11:00        Break

11:15         Plenary Session:                                                                                                                                       Farragut
                  -Best Practices and Trends in the Field
                             Marc Schindler, Executive Director
                                        Justice Policy Institute

11:45        Small Groups: Lightning Rounds followed by Gallery Walk                                                       Farragut
                  Focus: Generate Insights on how Criminal Justice Programs are/should be
                  Responding to Current Trends

                  Group 1: Response to Criminal/Juvenile Justice General Trends (National and Regional)
                   Group II: Response to Criminal/Juvenile Justice Reform Trends
                             Moderator: Leon D. Caldwell, Strategic Learning Partners, LLC

PM
12:30       Working Lunch: Panel Discussion                                                                                                        Farragut
                  Topic: Access to Resources: Federal Funding Opportunities
                       Moderator: Ivory Toldson, QEM Network
                       Panelists: Leaders from the Department of Justice and the White House Initiative on HBCUs
                        •  Sedika Franklin, Associate Director
                                White House Initiative on Historically Black Colleges and Universities
                        • Kevin Jenkins, Intergovernmental Affairs Specialist
                                 U.S. Department of Justice

 1:45         Small Group Discussions/Gallery Walk:                                                                                              Farragut
                  Group 1: Strengthening the Curriculum: The CJ curricula hasn’t changed in several years,
                                   how can the curriculum be redesigned to address the current trends?

                  Group II: Enhancing Student Experiences: How do we prepare/engage students to be
                                    socially conscious? How can we better meet the needs of the employers?

                  Group III: Advancing Research and Teaching: What is the influence of current trends/data
                                     on research and teaching? How do we integrate research into teaching?

                        Moderator: Ivory Toldson, QEM Network

2:45        Break

3:00        Panel Discussion:                                                                                                                                    Farragut
                 Topic: Strengthening Criminal/Juvenile Justice Program-to-Profession Pipeline
                 -Aligning Curriculum to Job Expectations: Meeting the 21st Century Workforce Needs
                 -Leaders Share their Experiences Working/Mentoring Students for the Workforce
                  Moderator: Leon Caldwell, Strategic Learning Partners, LLC
                  Discussant: Romell Cummings, Manifest Your Destiny Foundation
                  Panelists: Institutional Administration Representatives

• Charles Adams, Associate Professor and Chair
  Department of Behavioral Sciences and Human Services
  Bowie State University

• Dorothy Dillard, Associate Professor and Chair
  Department of Sociology and Criminal Justice
  Delaware State University

• Joyce Edwards, Associate Professor and Chair
  Department of Sociology and Criminal Justice
  Virginia State University

• Marie-Claude Jipguep-Akhtar, Program Coordinator/ Director
  Department of Sociology and Criminal Justice
  Howard University

• Jacqueline Rhoden-Trader, Chair and Associate Professor
  Department of Criminal Justice
  Coppin State University

4:00      Adjournment, Day One

FRIDAY, JUNE 1

AM

9:00      Continental Breakfast

9:30      Morning Keynote: Addressing the Current Juvenile Justice Workforce Needs                       Farragut
               -Advancing Racial Equity Reforms
               -Reforming the Juvenile Justice System

                        Elsie Scott, Founding Director
                                   The Ronald W. Walters Leadership and Public Policy Center
                                    Howard University

10:15      Concurrent Sessions: (See Session Assignment Sheet)
                Focus: Implementation Plans for New/Reformed Curriculum and Research Agenda
                                         Consider School Policies that Need Addressing and Funding Requirements

                 Group 1: Curriculum Reforms                                                                                    Farragut
                        -Implications of Disproportionality in Criminal Justice Training and Research
                        -Positive Youth Development, ACE and the Adolescent Brain
                        -Restorative Justice and Community Justice Models
                 Moderator: Leon D. Caldwell, Strategic Learning Partners, LLC

                 Group II: Research Agenda/Scholarly Productivity Judiciary
                          -Exploring Funding Opportunities (Federal, State, and Private Foundations)
                          -Disseminating/Publishing Findings
                          -Building Collaborations for Research
                 Moderator: Ivory Toldson, QEM Network

11:45      Break

NOON/PM

12:00      Closing Plenary Session: Working Lunch                Farragut
                 Cultivating Talent for Juvenile Justice Reforms
                -Joining and Contributing to the Virtual Community of Practice
                               David Brown, The Annie E. Casey Foundation
                               Group Discussion: Using the Classroom for Scholar-activism

1:00        Concurrent Sessions: (See Session Assignment Sheet)
                Focus: Implementation Plans for New/Reformed Curriculum and Research Agenda
                               Consider School Policies that Need Addressing and Funding Requirements

                 Group 1: Research Agenda/Scholarly Productivity Judiciary
                           -Exploring Funding Opportunities (Federal, State, and Private Foundations)
                           -Disseminating/Publishing Findings
                           -Building Collaborations for Criminal Justice Research

                Moderator: Ivory Toldson, QEM Network

                Group II: Curriculum Reforms                                                          Farragut
                          -Implications of Disproportionality in Criminal Justice Training and Research
                          -Positive Youth Development, ACE and the Adolescent Brain
                          -Restorative Justice and Community Justice Models

                Moderator: Leon D. Caldwell, Strategic Learning Partners, LLC

2:30       Teams Share Proposed Follow-up Activities: Plans to Implement Curriculum              Farragut
                Reforms and Research Agendas
                        -Sustaining and Institutionalizing Project Outcomes
                        -Navigating Anticipated Barriers
               Moderator: Ivory Toldson, QEM Network
               Panelists: Institutional Team Leads

                              • Michelle Chatman, Assistant Professor
                                     Crime, Justice, and Security Studies (CJSS) Program
                                     University of the District of Columbia

                              • Frances Brown, Instructor
                                     Department of Sociology and Criminal Justice
                                     Virginia State University

                              • Dorothy Dillard, Associate Professor and Chair
                                      Department of Sociology and Criminal Justice
                                      Delaware State University

                              • Bahiyyah Muhammad, Assistant Professor
                                     Department of Sociology and Criminal Justice
                                     Howard University

                              • Johnny Rice, Assistant Professor
                                     Department of Criminal Justice
                                     Coppin State University

3:00          Participants Complete Online Workshop Questionnaire                  Farragut
                               Mercy Mugo, Research Associate, QEM Network

                              -Closing Comments by Project Staff

3:15           Adjournment