BLENDED LEARNING CONFERENCE - SEPTEMBER 28, 2017
(Video links and evaluation will be uploaded on the morning and afternoon of the conference)
- OPENING PLENARY: FAIR JUSTICE (9 - 9:50 AM)
- In March 2016, Arizona Supreme Court Chief Justice Scott Bales created the Task Force on Fair Justice for all. The purpose of the Task Force was to study and propose changes to the procedures of the Arizona state court system to help ensure that people are not disparately punished because they are poor, with a focus on pre-trial release conditions and the effective deployment of fines and other court-assessed financial sanctions. In June of this year, the Arizona Judicial Council adopted the recommendations from the Task Force and preparation has begun for their implementation. To say that these recommendations will cause major “culture” and business changes to Arizona’s state courts is an understatement. Please join a panel of Arizona and national experts, who spoke at the 2017 Arizona Judicial Conference, as they discuss the background of these issues, as well as their implementation in Arizona’s courts. Come prepared to learn how you too will play an important role in making Arizona’s courts fairer for all!
- SUPPLEMENTAL VIDEO: Joe Got A Ticket
- WEBSITE: PRETRIAL JUSTICE INSTITUTE
- WEBSITE: FAIR JUSTICE TASK FORCE
- PERSONAL SECURITY: SITUATIONAL AWARENESS (10:00 - 11:00 AM)
- Courts across the country are facing a growing number of security threats. To bolster court security, the Arizona Supreme Court has recently adopted Court Security Standards. This session will address the new standards, strategies to improve security, funding opportunities and the ongoing work of the Court Security Standards Committee. The session will also explore the critically important leadership role of judges and court managers in court security planning, as well as tips for personal safety at the court and at home.
- CLOSING PLENARY: VICARIOUS TRAUMA (3:00 - 4:00 PM)
- Research suggests that constant exposure to the pain and suffering of others can come with a price for professionals who spend a significant part of their day listening to, reading about, or otherwise observing traumatic material. Whether you personally experience a traumatic event or are exposed to somebody else’s pain, the brain responds in amazingly similar ways. This training brings together the latest research on the impact of trauma exposure with simple, realistic techniques that can mitigate the negative effects, improve personal well-being, and enhance professional longevity.
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