Westminster College Department of Sociology and Criminal Justice Studies Presents our Criminal Justice Symposium April 9-10, 2015Westminster College
Our featured Keynote speakers are Amanda Alexander and Gary Tennis, Esq.
Amanda Alexander who is a Soros Justice Fellow and Director of the University of Michigan Law School Prison & Family Justice Project. The Project serves families divided by incarceration and the foster care system using a combination of direct representation, know-your-rights education, targeted litigation, and advocacy. Amanda received her J.D. from Yale Law School, where she founded the Women, Incarceration, and Family Law Project. During law school, she worked with The Bronx Defenders, conducted research for National Advocates for Pregnant Women, and worked on alternatives to stop-and-frisk policing as an Ella Baker Fellow at the Center for Constitutional Rights. A PhD candidate in international history at Columbia University, Amanda’s teaching and research interests include mass incarceration, criminal law, reproductive justice, family law, and prison teaching. Amanda is a sponsor of Michigan’s Inside-Out Prison Exchange Theory Group and an advisor to the National Resource Center on Children and Families of the Incarcerated. She lives in southwest Detroit.
Morning Panel: Shelby Unger-Bacz (SCI-Cambridge Springs Reentry Program), Tricia Johnston (Georgia Department of Corrections Women's Programming), Gary Fillipone (Jails to Jobs Special Projects Liaison), Josh Lamancusa (District Attorney Lawrence County)
Afternoon Panel: Tiffany Wilfong (CSI Investigative Researcher), Jamie Jendrysik (Chief-Lawrence County Adult Probation and Parole), Matt Monaly (Federal Investigative Services), Marilyn Plotts (Director of Highland House), Amy Landfair (Pennsylvania State Probation and Parole)
Imagine yourself an investigator, detective, police officer, paralegal, counselor, or probation officer.
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