Seton Hall is hosting the annual conference of the New Jersey Chapter of the American Correctional Association (NJACA), on Friday, June 9 at McNulty Hall beginning at 8 a.m.
The program, entitled "Too Much Hate: The Realities and Challenges of Public Safety," aims to promote dialogue around some of the important issues practitioners in this field face on a daily basis. The program will be moderated by former Seton Hall criminal justice professor, John Paitakes, and is a partnership between the NJACA, the NJ Association of Criminal Justice Educators and the University's Division of Continuing Education and Professional Studies.
Register here by June 2.
The day begins with Continental Breakfast at 8 a.m. followed by three training sessions and a luncheon presentation.
The Challenges of Prosecuting Hate Crimes
Kathleen Holly, Somerset County Assistant Prosecutor, examines the high burden of proof prosecutors face when proving that the defendant's bias motivated a crime.
The Psychology and Victimology of Hate Crimes
Susan Nolan, Ph.D. of Seton Hall University, and Theresa Andrews, J.D., M. Div., of St. Peter's University, will be joined by colleagues to examine U.S. hate crime statistics, case studies, resources, and positive coping strategies. The panel will explore what leads people to commit hate crimes from a psychological point of view, and the psychological effects on victims.
Staying Safe in Public Places: Active Shooter Response Training
Ed Moore, of the Office of Homeland Security, will offer guidance on how to prepare for and respond to an active shooter event based on the DHS concept of "Run, Hide, Fight."
Vered Adoni, Assistant Prosecutor of the Bergen County Prosecutor's Office, will be wrapping up the conference during lunch.
About the ACA
For more than 147 years, the ACA has championed the cause of corrections and correctional effectiveness. Founded in 1870 as the National Prison Association, the ACA is the oldest association developed specifically for practitioners in the correctional profession. NJACA hosts training events and conferences designed to promote professional growth and development within the corrections and the criminal justice system.