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Date: March 5, 2008 Phone: 919 -716-3700


Training set for community partners fighting recidivism

 RALEIGH - Leaders and staff members of community agencies that target recidivism will be learning new approaches at a three-day conference beginning Wednesday at the Sheraton Hotel in downtown Raleigh.

 The Criminal Justice Partnership Program (CJPP) Training Institute, with the theme Partnership for Success, is designed to educate, motivate and support community-based efforts to correct illegal behavior without imprisonment.  National and statewide experts in community-based alternatives are scheduled to speak and lead workshops that help address the problem of rising prison populations.

 Presenters will cover numerous aspects of behavior modification, drug and alcohol addiction treatment and prison inmate transition and re-entry into society. Keynote speaker will be Dr. Faye Taxman, a George Mason University professor who runs the Advancing Correctional Excellence (ACE!) initiative.

The scope of community corrections, which includes local agencies that serve 95 counties, will be evident at the conference, according to Robert Lee Guy, director of the N.C. Department of Correction’s Division of Community Corrections.

 “Several months of planning have gone into this event, and we believe it will pay off for those who attend,” Guy said. “They will be enabled to strengthen their community agencies and build on the successes they have already accomplished.”

 What:   Partnership for Success II CJPP Training Institute

Where: Sheraton Hotel, downtown Raleigh, NC

When:  March 5-7, 2008, beginning at 1:30 pm

 Directions:  The Sheraton Hotel is between Salisbury and Fayetteville streets, adjacent to the BB&T office tower and the construction site of the new        Raleigh civic center.  A public parking deck is across Salisbury Street from the hotel.


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