SCHEDULE

Iowa Summit on Justice & Disparities
Tuesday, October 15, 2019 
Workshops & Panel Topics

SEVENTH ANNUAL

CONFERENCE OVERVIEW

Subject to Change

7:00 AM     Registration

8:00 AM     Exhibitors & Resources Open

8:00 AM     BREAKFAST & SUMMIT OPENING PLENARY:

                     Official Greetings, Iowa Supreme Court

                     Chief Justice Mark Cady & Morning Keynote: 

                     Judge Mark Bennett

9:20 AM     POWER PANEL:  Status Update & Press Brief:

                    Criminal Justice Reform Where Are We Now?  

10:20 AM   Session One Workshops & Power Panels

11: 15 AM   Session Two Workshops & Power Panels

12:05 PM   SUMMIT LUNCHEON: Governor Kim Reynolds

                    &  Summit Keynote:  Sheldon McElroy, The Bail Project

1:30 PM     Session Three Workshops & Power Panels, Meeting Rooms  

2:20 PM     Summit Refreshment BREAK  

2:30 PM     Session Four Workshops & Power Panels, Meeting Rooms  

3:20 PM     CLOSING KEYNOTE:  Alfredo Parrish, Parrish Kruidenier

                     Law Firm , STRATEGIC TAKE-AWAYS

4:30 PM     Summit Concludes

CONTINUING LEGAL EDUCATION CREDITS (CLE)

                & CONTINUING EDUCATION UNITS (CEU) 

The Iowa Summit on Justice & Disparities receives approval yearly for :
Continuing Legal Education Credits (CLEs) through the Iowa Supreme Court Commission on Continuing Legal Education ...and Continuing Education Credits (CEUs) through the Iowa Board of Social Work and the Iowa Board of Behavioral Health.  We are consistently approved for 5.5 - 7 credits each year.  Exact totals and instructions will be on the event playbill.

The Iowa Summit on Justice & Disparities through workshops, power panels and plenary sessions will include awareness, training, networking, and action steps around the following subject matter areas and much more:  

  • Strategies for Systemic Criminal Justice Reform

  • Addressing Iowa's Highly Disparate Justice Statistics

  • Building Community - Law Enforcement Relationships

  • Eliminating Racial Profiling

  • The Waterloo, Iowa  Affect

  • Protecting Victim's Rights

  • Urgent Need for Gun Control

  • Recruiting and Hiring Diverse Law Enforcement Officers

  • Implicit Bias Training in the Justice System

  • Zooming in on the Data & Disparities

  • Juvenile Justice Best Practices

  • Utilizing City & County Ordinances

  • Re-examining Cash Bail Bonds

  • Jury Diversity

  • Fair Chance Employment - "Ban the Box"

  • Court Fines and Fees

  • School to Prison Pipeline

  • Bi-Partisan Reform Efforts

  • Successful Re-entry

  • Women and Girls in the Justice System

  • Minority Impact Laws

  • Voting for the Formerly Incarcerated

  • Other areas of disparity (economic, health, and education)

 

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