Trauma and Posttraumatic Stress in Criminal Justice Populations

Co-sponsored by the Illinois Criminal Justice Information Authority and Loyola University Chicago’s Center for Criminal Justice Research, Policy, and Practice in collaboration with Adler University

The Illinois Criminal Justice Information Authority’s first Research Forum will bring together researchers, practitioners, and policymakers to discuss trauma and posttraumatic stress in criminal justice populations. Attendees will learn the latest research on trauma and PTSD, policy implications, and innovative, evidence-based practices used in treatment.

The event is free but space is limited. Register today.

If you require accommodations or use English as a second language, please email the organizer.

WHEN:
Tuesday, May 24, 2016
9 a.m to 12 p.m.

WHERE:

Due to an overwhelming response to this event, the location has been changed to accommodate more attendees.

The new location of this research forum is:

Loyola University Chicago
Water Tower Campus
25 E. Pearson St
Philip H. Corboy Law Center
Power Rogers & Smith Ceremonial Courtroom, 10th floor
Chicago, IL 60611

Agenda

9 - 9:05 a.m. Welcome
9:05 - 9:30 a.m.

Keynote speaker

  • Eddie Bocanegra: Executive Director of the YMCA of Metro Chicago’s Youth Safety and Violence Prevention Initiative

An ex-offender himself, Mr. Bocanegra will share his story and how he set out to develop many community-based programs to address trauma and build resiliency among those most impacted by violence.

9:30 - 10 a.m. Part 1: Background

Presenters will define trauma and PTSD and explain the causes, symptoms, and prevalence of the disorder. Those who are at greatest risk for PTSD and treatment options also will be discussed.

  • Elena Quintana, Ph.D: Executive Director, Adler University Institute on Public Safety & Social Justice
10 - 10:45 a.m. Part 2: Research

Presenters will discuss research on trauma and PTSD in criminal justice populations that include female and male prisoners, male jail detainees, and correctional officers.

  • Arthur Lurigio, Ph.D: Professor and Faculty Scholar; Senior Associate Dean for Faculty (College of Arts and Sciences); Director, Center for the Advancement of Research, Training and Education, Loyola University Chicago
  • Jessica Reichert: Manager, Research and Evaluation Center, Illinois Criminal Justice Information Authority
  • Dawn Ruzich: Executive Director, Business Development, Gateway Foundation
10:45 - 11 a.m. BREAK
11 - 12 p.m. Part 3: Panel presentation

Panelists will discuss research-based practices to increase public safety by treating offenders who suffer from trauma exposure in the community and in correctional settings and protecting those who work in the criminal justice system.

Moderator: Rebecca (Becky) Levin: MPH, Director of Strengthening Chicago’s Youth; Strategic Director of the Injury Prevention and Research Center and the Illinois Violent Death Reporting System at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago

  • Eddie Bocanegra: Executive Director of the YMCA of Metro Chicago’s Youth Safety and Violence Prevention Initiative
  • Anna Czerniak: Wexford Health Services, Sheridan Correctional Center (invited)
  • Mark Kammerer: Supervisor, Alternative Prosecution/Sentencing Unit, Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office
  • Elena Quintana, Ph.D: Executive Director, Adler University Institute on Public Safety & Social Justice
  • Jill Reich: Supervisor, Wells Center, Dual Diagnosis, Logan Correctional Center

Questions: Contact Jessica Reichert at Jessica.Reichert@Illinois.gov.