1 Agenda Monday, January 30, :00 pm 5:00 pm Participant Registration/Sign-In Tuesday, January 31, :00 am 8:00 am Participant Registration/Sign-In Breakfast 8:00 am 8:15 am 8:15 am 12:00 noon 12:00 noon 1:00 pm Introduction Welcome Prescription for Disaster Lunch Natalie Payne Correctional Management Institute of Texas Christopher Burnett Executive Director Criminal Justice Division Texas Office of the Governor Dawn Mathis Drug Enforcement Administration On Your Own 1:00 pm 3:00 pm Addiction Essentials for the Probation World Carlton Erickson Addiction Science Research and Education Center 3:00 pm 5:00 pm 5:00 pm Drug Court Panel Discussion Adjourn Hon. Robert Francis Presiding Judge, Dallas 4C SAFPF Re-Entry Court Roger Henderson Dallas 4C SAFPF Re-Entry Court Anissa Vila Johnson Drug Court Coordinator for Texas Office of the Governor Trina Willis Brazoria County Drug Court
2 Wednesday, February 1, 2012 Drugs Conference 7:00 am 8:00 am Breakfast BREAKOUT SESSIONS 8:00 am 12:00 noon The Ins and Outs of Meth Hidden in Plain Sight: Drugs in Schools Drugs and Death: Cocaine and Heroin Robert DiMambro Houston Police Department Cynthia Arredondo School Safety Consultant John Graham Del Mar College 12:00 noon 1:00 pm Lunch On Your Own 1:00 pm 5:00 pm The Ins and Outs of Meth (Repeat) Hidden in Plain Sight: Drugs in Schools (Repeat) Robert DiMambro Houston Police Department Cynthia Arredondo School Safety Consultant Drugs and Death: Cocaine and Heroin (Repeat) John Graham Del Mar College Thursday, February 2, :00 am 8:00 am Breakfast 8:00 am 10:00 am View from the Bench Hon. Robert Francis Presiding Judge, Dallas 4C SAFPF Re-Entry Court 10:00 am 12:00 noon Sowing Seeds of Change: Addiction/Rehabilitation Alternatives Jocelyn Boudreau Behavioral Health Consultant
3 Speakers Cynthia Arredondo Cynthia Arredondo is a nationally-recognized presenter on current drug trends and school safety issues. She has worked in the field of substance abuse for more than ten years and has provided numerous trainings and presentations throughout Texas, California, and North Carolina. She has served multiple school districts, juvenile detention centers, Immigration and Naturalization Service, law enforcement agencies, and housing authority units. She has been certified by the Emergency Management Institute in Emmitsburg, Maryland, as a trainer of trainers in Multi-Hazard Planning for Schools. Among her certifications are the Texas Tobacco Cessation Instructor and completion of the TCLEOSE Basic Instructor Certification Course. Additionally, she has conducted numerous workshops, focusing on current drug trends, bully prevention, promoting gender respect, emergency operations planning, and school safety and security audits. Cynthia received her Bachelor of Social Work from Texas State University-San Marcos. Jocelyn J. Boudreau Jocelyn Boudreau, an accomplished trainer and consultant in the field of behavioral health, relocated to the Houston area in 2008 from the Midwest where she was responsible for the coordination of staff development and training in a large addictions treatment organization. Under a competency-based training system developed from her research, the organization was able to lower costs associated with hiring and orientation, and improve retention, which resulted in a national quality improvement award. In 2008, Ms. Boudreau served as the faculty for the Illinois Summer Institute of Addictions. Ms. Boudreau holds a Master s Degree in Social Work from the University of South Carolina, is licensed by the state of Texas as both a Clinical Social Worker and Chemical Dependency Counselor. She has presented workshops across the state of Texas. Her charismatic personality and facilitation style place participants at ease thereby inviting a free exchange of ideas. The result is an environment that empowers each participant to walk away with practical usable information. Robert DiMambro Robert DiMambro has 30 years with the Houston Police Department including over 25 years in the Narcotics Division. He has received multiple certifications through the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) for investigations and processing of Clandestine Methamphetamine Labs, as well as Laboratory Supervisor, Site Safety Officer, and Recertification Instructor. He is considered an Expert Witness in the State District Court of Harris County in the area of Methamphetamine and its production.
4 Carleton (Carl) K. Erickson Carl Erickson, a research scientist, has been studying the effects of alcohol on the brain for over 40 years. Carl received his Bachelor s degree from Ferris State College in 1961 and his Ph.D. degree in pharmacology from Purdue University in He has held tenured teaching and research positions at The University of Kansas ( ) and The University of Texas (1978-present). He presently is Pfizer Centennial Professor of Pharmacology, Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Studies, and Director of the Addiction Science Research and Education Center in the College of Pharmacy at the University of Texas at Austin. He holds memberships in the American Society for Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics (ASPET), the Research Society on Alcoholism (RSA), the College on Problems of Drug Dependence (CPDD), and is a member of the Executive Council of the Betty Ford Institute. Carl is broadly knowledgeable about the neurobiology of alcohol and other drugs, since he is an active scientist and publisher of over 260 scientific and professional articles. He is also co-editor of the book, Addiction Potential of Abused Drugs and Drug Classes (Haworth Press, 1990), co-author of Your Brain on Drugs (Hazelden, 1996), and Drugs, The Brain and Behavior (Haworth Medical Press, 1998). He is the author of The Science of Addiction: From Neurobiology to Treatment (W.W. Norton, 2007), which won a University of Texas Hamilton Book Award in 2008, and a new book, Addiction Essentials: The Go-to Guide for Clinicians and Patients (W.W.Norton, 2011). He is a Field Editor and Highlights Editor of the scientific journal Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research. He is on the science advisory panel of Hazelden Foundation in Center City, Minnesota. He has participated in the Professionals in Residence program at the Betty Ford Center in Rancho Mirage, CA and is a recipient of the Betty Ford Center Visionary Award (2000). He is also the recipient of the 2003 Pat Fields SECAD Award, the 2004 Fred French Award for Educational Achievement, the Nelson J. Bradley Award for Lifetime Achievement (2007), and the John P. McGovern Award for Excellence in Medical Education (2009). Paul Flores III Paul Trey Flores III, BSN, RN, CCHP is a Registered Nurse, certified by the National Commission on Correctional Health Care as a Correctional Health Care Professional. He is currently a health services director for Geo Corrections in Big Spring, TX. His areas of practice includes: management of medical care in county jails, state prison, USMS detention centers, and Federal BOP facilities. He privately practices as a consultant/trainer, as an expert witness for correctional health care litigation and is a seasoned presenter on correctional healthcare topics. He is currently a member of the Academy of Correctional Health Professionals, and a life time member of the Texas Jail Association.
5 Hon. Robert Francis Judge Francis is currently the Presiding Judge over the Dallas 4C SAFPF Re-Entry Court. Previously, he presided over Criminal District Court No. 3 in Dallas for 12 years. Prior to being elected in 1997, Judge Francis was an Assistant District Attorney in Dallas County and was in private practice. In an effort to reduce recidivism, Judge Francis started the first Re-Entry court in the State of Texas in February of This court was designed to ensure that addicts who have received rehabilitative treatment in the penitentiary are monitored and supervised once they are released from prison. This court s success in reducing crime has brought it state and national acclaim. Judge Francis is Board Certified as a Criminal Law Specialist and has been a member of the College of the State Bar since Judge Francis also served as President of the Texas Association of Drug Court Professionals during 2005 and He has lectured and/or taught at numerous professional conferences and schools for the Judiciary throughout the country. He is a member of the first graduating class of the Texas College of the Judiciary. For the past three legislative sessions, Judge Francis has served as a liaison for the Texas Judiciary to the Texas legislature. John Graham John Graham has served as a Special Agent in the U.S. Customs Service, the U.S. Border Patrol, and as a deputy sheriff in Texas. He was a member of the Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force and a Marine Interdiction Agent working Air Support Drug Interdiction. John worked numerous undercover narcotics investigations and has three affirmed U.S. Supreme Court cases based on his duties as a drug agent with U.S. Customs Service. Roger Henderson Roger Henderson is a Coordinator and Supervisor for the 4C SAFPF Re-Entry Court and has been with the Dallas County Community Supervision and Corrections Department for 16 years. During this time he has served in many capacities, such as a probation officer, case manager, court officer, and assistant supervisor. He holds a B.S. degree in Criminal Justice from the University of North Texas and is completing coursework towards an M.S. in Human Relations and Business. Roger s career highlights include: Officer of the Quarter, April 2002, one of the first case managers for the DIVERT Program, SAFPF Coordinator, and successful completion of mid-manager training. Anissa Vila Johnson Anissa Johnson is the Texas State Drug Court Coordinator for the Office of the Governor, Criminal Justice Division. Ms. Johnson has worked with court systems in a variety of positions for over 13 years. She brings a wealth of broad experience ranging from victim advocacy to improving case processing of child abuse and neglect cases in Maryland courts by identifying and assisting in the implementation of best practices. In the latter role, Ms. Johnson was instrumental in the development of a court drug treatment referral program and mediation of child abuse and neglect cases prior to and at adjudication of the case.
6 Most recently, Ms. Johnson served as Program Attorney for the Texas Center for the Judiciary. In this capacity, Ms. Johnson worked closely with the curriculum committee in developing premier judicial educational programs for appellate, district, and county-court-at-law judges. Currently, Ms. Johnson proudly serves as the State Drug Court Coordinator for the Criminal Justice Division, Office of the Governor. In this role, Ms. Johnson manages and administers federal and state funds awarded to problem-solving courts in Texas. Dawn Mathis Dawn Mathis joined the Drug Enforcement Administration in 1989 as an Investigator, which entailed the regulation and investigation of registrants with access to controlled substances. In 1995, she became the Demand Reduction Coordinator for the Houston Field Division. The position was established to help reduce the demand for drugs by planning and implementing a wide variety of programs related to drug law enforcement, drug prevention, and youth development. Through her efforts, a network of organizations across Texas collaborates and coordinates to educate, train, and expose the public to the benefits of drug prevention. Trina Willis Trina Willis is the Administrator for Brazoria County s newly established Drug Court. She has over 19 years experience working with substance abuse probationers. All of her experience has come while working for several different CSCDs in Texas. Trina worked with Judge John Creuzot from 1997 to 2001 in the Dallas DIVERT program, the first Drug Court in Dallas County. She then lent her experience to Judge Robert Francis by helping to establish Texas s first-ever Re-Entry Court. Trina and Judge Francis continued this project until 2009 when they began the Dallas 4C Re- Entry Court, a model for Texas. Each of these courts has been instrumental in significantly reducing the recidivism rate in Dallas County for addicted offenders. Trina played a key role in implementing and supervising STAR Court, the first prostitution court in Texas and the Felony DWI Court in Dallas. She traveled throughout Texas with Judge Francis, assisting other counties in establishing and implementing Re-Entry Courts.
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