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81st Annual Conference

Denver, Colorado | July 22 - 25, 2018

Program Agenda
Sunday, July 22, 2018
1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Exhibit Setup
1:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. Conference Registration, Membership, and Information

4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. Film Screening: Dawnland

6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. Welcome Reception


All conference participants are invited to attend as part of your registration fee. Additional guest
tickets to the reception may be purchased when you register for the conference. Dress is business
casual.

Monday, July 23, 2018


6:00 a.m. - 7:00 a.m. Basic Yoga

7:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. Conference Registration, Membership, and Information


7:30 a.m. - 8:30 a.m. Conference Break & Networking
7:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. Exhibit Hours & Networking

8:00 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. Conference Welcome and Keynote Address: Generational Shifts,
Community Expectations, and Judicial Roles - Strategies for
Judges in a Changing Society

Lauren Stiller Rikleen, President, Rikleen Institute for Strategic Leadership, Wayland, MA

9:30 a.m. - 9:45 a.m. Conference Break & Networking

9:45 a.m. - 10:45 a.m. Sessions A-1 - A-7

A-1 Addiction Medication in Juvenile and Family Courts:


Recommended Strategies

Sally Friedman, Ph.D., Legal Director, Legal Action Center, New York, NY
A-2 What Kids Want You to Know
Anthony Neugebauer, Director, Bexar County Domestic Relations Office, San Antonio, TX
A-3 Sibling Relationships - The Real Permanent Connection
Judge Laurie Clark, Juvenile Court Judge, Denver Juvenile Court, Denver, CO
Stacey Sanders, Elevating Connections, Denver, CO
Mimi Scheuermann, Child Welfare Director, Denver Department of Human Services
Melissa Thompson, Executive Director, Office of Respondent Parents’ Counsel, Denver, CO
Linda Weinerman, Office of the Child’s Representatives, Denver, CO

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Monday, July 23, 2018
9:45 a.m. - 10:45 a.m. Sessions A-1 - A-7

A-4 Damned If You Do, Damned If You Don't: Domestic Violence in


Custody Cases

Margaret Bassett, Director Expert Witness Program, Institute on Domestic Violence and Sexual
Assault, University of Texas, Austin, TX
Noel Busch-Armendariz, Ph.D., Associate Professor and Director, Institute on Domestic Violence &
Sexual Assault, University of Texas, Austin, TX
Jeana Lungwitz, Director, Domestic Violence Clinic, School of Law, University of Texas, Austin, TX

A-5 Mindfulness and Resilience


Judge Victor Reyes (Ret.), Maha Karuna Holistic Foundation, Pueblo, CO

A-6 Can I or Can't I: Engaging in Extra Judicial Activity Under the Code
of Ethics
Judge Rosemary Collins, Circuit Court Judge, 17th Judicial Circuit Court, Rockford, IL
Judge David Katz, Presiding Judge Essex County - New Jersey Superior Court, Newark, NJ
A-7 Exploring Racial and Ethnic Disproportionality and Disparities in
Judge
Family Drug Court Findings from the Regional Partnership Grant
Program

Phil Breitenbucher, MSW, Program Director, Children and Family Futures, Inc., Lake Forest, CA
Judge Leonard Edwards (Ret.), Consultant Mentor Judge, Center for Families, Children & the
Courts, San Francisco, CA

10:45 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. Conference Break & Networking


11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Sessions B-1 - B-7

B-1 The Numbers Don't Lie: A Look at the Impact of an Arkansas


Courts use of a new Risk Assessment and Behavioral Health
Screening Tool
Judge Troy Braswell, State of Arkansas - 20th Judicial District, Conway, AR
Faye Shepherd, Chief of Staff, Juvenile Probation Officer, Conway, Ark
B-2 Contemporary Issues in Adoption
Judge Sharon McCully (Ret.), Salt Lake City, UT
B-3 What a Trauma Informed Courtroom Looks Like in Child Welfare
Cases?

Judge Ann Gail Meinster, District Court Judge, Colorado Judicial Department, First Judicial District,
Denver, CO
Brenidy Rice, State Problem Solving Court Coordinator, Colorado State Court Administrator's
Office, Denver, CO

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Monday, July 23, 2018
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Sessions B-1 - B-7

B-4 No Silver Bullet: Effective Implementation of Firearms


Restrictions Calls for Leadership and Collaboration

Judge Roberto Cañas, County Criminal Court 10, Dallas, TX


Nancy Hart, JD, Program Attorney, Senior, National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges,
Reno, NV
David Keck, Director, National Domestic Abuse and Firearms Resource Center, Battered Women's
Justice Center, Oshkosh, WI
Judge Maureen McKnight, Chief Family Court Judge, Multnomah County Circuit Court, Portland, OR
Darren Mitchell, JD, Consultant, Takoma Park, MD

B-5 Diagnosis in Forensic Cases: Prejudicial or Probative?


Robert Simon, PhD, Forensic Psychology Consulting, San Diego, CA
Lyn Greenberg, Ph.D., ABPP Forensic and Clinical Psychology, Lyn R. Greenberg, Los Angeles, CA

B-6 Gang Sex Trafficking in the United States


Michael Frank, JD, Associate Deputy Attorney General, Office of the Deputy Attorney General,
Washington, DC
B-7 Family Healing to Wellness Courts: Healing our Families and
Nations
Marianna Corona, MSW, LSCW, Senior Program Associate, Children and Family Futures, Inc., Lake
Forest, CA
Chief Judge Carrie Garrow, Chief Judge, St. Regis Mohawk Tribe, Massena, NY
Judge Kami Hart, Children's Court Judge, Children's Court Judge - Gila River Indian Community,
Sacaton, AZ

12:00 p.m. - 1:15 p.m. Lunch - on Your Own


12:00 p.m. - 1:15 p.m. Tribal Caucus Luncheon - RSVP Required
There is no additional fee to attend, but you must reserve your spot. Please RSVP to
asaathoff@ncjfcj.org.

1:30 p.m. - 2:45 p.m. Diversity Committee Sponsored Session:


The Color of Justice - Closing the Gavel Gap

Judge G. Helen Whitener, Superior Court, Department 11, Pierce Co., Tacoma, WA

2:45 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Conference Break & Networking


3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Sessions C-1 - C-7

C-1 The Judiciary Role in Supporting Law Enforcement's Youth Gang


Suppression Strategies
Caren Harp, JD, Administrator, Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, Washington,
DC
Scott Pestridge, MPP, Senior Policy Advisor, Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention,
Office of Justice Program, Washington, DC

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Monday, July 23, 2018
3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Sessions C-1 - C-7

C-2 Civil Outcomes in Custody and Visitation Cases with Allegations


of Abuse and/or Parental Alienation: An Empirical Analysis of
the National Data
Chris O'Sullivan, Ph.D., Consultant, Village of Spring Valley, New York, NY

C-3 The Intersection of the Americans with Disability Act and §504 of the
Rehabilitation Act - Coming Soon to a Child Welfare Agency or
Dependency Court Near You
Rachel Davidson, Georgia Office of the Child Advocate, Atlanta, GA
Judge R. Michael Key, Troup County Juvenile Court, LaGrange, GA
C-4 A Model for Deciding Whether to Participate in Alternative
Dispute Resolution in the Context of Domestic Violence

Liberty Aldrich, JD, Director, Domestic Violence Programs, Center for Court Innovation, New York,
NY
Loretta Frederick, JD, Senior Legal and Policy Advisor, Battered Women's Justice Project, Winona,
MN
C-5 Real and Unreal Controversies in Abusive Head Trauma
Cindy Christian, M.D., The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA
C-6 Collaborating to Win and Defeating the Status Quo
Jenna Quigley, LMFT, AAMFT Approved Supervisor, Statewide System Reform Liaison, Denver, CO

Brenidy Rice, State Problem Solving Court Coordinator, Colorado State Court Administrator's
Office, Denver, CO
C-7 Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children: The CSEC Dream
Court, Multidisciplinary Team Process and the Specialized Focus
on LGBTQ CSEC

David Bell, JD, Children's Law Center of California


Tiffani Cortez, JD, CSEC Attorney, Children's Law Center of Los Angeles, Monterey Park, CA

4:00 p.m. - 4:15 p.m. Conference Break & Networking

4:15 p.m. - 5:15 p.m. Sessions D-1 - D-7

D-1 Trauma and Solitary Confinement: Lessons from Research and


Practice

Anders Jacobson, Director, Colorado Office of Children, Youth and Families, Denver, CO
Mark Soler, JD, Executive Director, Center for Children's Law and Policy, Washington, DC
D-2 Divorce, Death and Disability: Tools for Military Families
Colonel Mark Sullivan (Ret.), JD, Attorney at Law, Sullivan & Tanner, P.A., Raleigh, NC
D-3 Metamorphosis: The Travis County Experience with
Transformation of Child Welfare Dockets
Judge Darlene Byrne, Presiding Judge, 126th District Court - Travis County, Austin, TX
Judge Aurora Martinez Jones, Travis County District Court, Austin, TX

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Monday, July 23, 2018
4:15 p.m. - 5:15 p.m. Sessions D-1 - D-7

D-4 Immigration and The Special Immigrant Juvenile Status: Tips,


Tools and Best Practices
Judge Ramona Gonzalez, La Crosse County Circuit Court, La Crosse, WI
Leslye Orloff, JD, Adjunct Professor, Director, National Immigrant Women's Advocacy Project,
American University, Washington, DC
D-5 Structured Decision Making
Judge Frances Doherty, Second Judicial District Court, Reno, NV
D-6 Combatting Racial and Ethnic Disparity in the Courtroom
Christina Gilbert, Esq., Staff Attorney and Policy Counsel, National Juvenile Defender Center,
Washington, DC

D-7 Cradle to Crayons from Implementation to Evaluation - An


Approach for Children 0-3 in Dependency Court
Judy Krysik, Ph.D., Director, Center for Child Well Being, Arizona State University, Phoenix, AZ
Karin Philips, Deputy Court Administrator, Maricopa County Superior Court, Mesa, AZ
Sheila Tickle, Juvenile Court Administrator, Maricopa County Superior Court, Phoenix, AZ
Judge Colleen McNally, Maricopa County Juvenile Court Center, Glendale, AZ
Tuesday, July 24, 2018
6:00 a.m. - 7:00 a.m. Basic Yoga

7:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. Conference Registration, Membership, and Information


7:30 a.m. - 8:30 a.m. Conference Break & Networking
7:30 a.m. - 4:15 p.m. Exhibit Hours & Networking

8:00 a.m. - 9:15 a.m. General Session: Men's Role in Stopping Violence Against
Women

Jackson Katz, Ph.D., Co-Founder, MVP Strategies, Amherst, MA

9:15 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. Conference Break & Networking

9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. Sessions E-1 - E-7

E-1 The Role of Judges in Addressing Juvenile Court Fees, Fines,


Costs, Restitution and Bail

Christina Gilbert, Esq., Staff Attorney and Policy Counsel, National Juvenile Defender Center,
Washington, DC
E-2 The Use of Courthouse Dogs in Child Testimony
Miriam Jansky, LCSW, Trauma Services Director, Center for Child Protection, Austin, TX
Amanda Van Hoozer, Chief Program Officer, Center for Child Protection, Austin, TX
E-3 Improving Communication and Collaboration Between State
Courts and Agencies and Indian Tribes

Judge Katherine Delgado, District Court Judge, 17th Judicial District Court, Division E, Brighton, CO

Judge Donna Schmalberger, Juvenile Court Judge, Denver Juvenile Court, Denver, CO
Sheldon Spotted Elk, JD, Director, Indian Child Welfare, Director, Casey Family Programs, Denver,
CO

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Tuesday, July 24, 2018
9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. Sessions E-1 - E-7

E-4 Protecting Survivors' Economic Security Across the Lifespan:


Pensions, Divorce, and Coercive Control
Cailin Crockett, MA, Special Assistant for Gender Policy & Elder Rights, U.S. Department of Health
and Human Services, Washington, DC
Emily Spreiser, JD, Legal Program Director, Pension Rights Center, Washington, DC

E-5 America's Children: Trafficked From the Work Place


Judge Barbara Mack, King County Superior Court, Seattle, WA

E-6 Exploring the Intersection of Domestic Violence and Child


Maltreatment
Judge Susan Carbon, Presiding Judge, 9th Circuit Court Family Division, Manchester, Manchester,
NH
Judge Stephen Rubin (Ret.), Judicial Educator/Consultant, Tucson, AZ
E-7 The Dynamic Duo: A Model for Effective "Teaming" of the
Judicial Leaders and Professional Court Managers in Juvenile
and Family Courts
Cynthia Stoltz, JD, Administrator, Allegheny County Children's Court, Pittsburgh, PA
Judge Dwayne Woodruff, Court of Common Pleas, Allegheny County, Pittsburgh, PA
Judge Patricia Macias, Casey Family Programs, Seattle, WA
10:30 a.m. - 10:45 a.m. Conference Break & Networking
10:45 a.m. - 11:45 a.m. Sessions F-1 - F-7

F-1 Responding to Human Trafficking from the Bench: The


Development and Implementation of Ohio's First Certified
Juvenile Human Trafficking Docket
Jaime Blair, Summit County Juvenile Court, Akron, OH
Jeff Kretschmar, Ph.D., Research Associate Professor, Managing Director, Begun Center for
Violence Prevention Research and Education, Cleveland, OH
Judge Linda Teodosio, Summit County Juvenile Court, Akron, OH

F-2 Complex Family Law Issues within the Military and Veteran
Families

Andy Meshel, Esq., Randle, Palfreyman, and Meshel, PLLC, Tucson, AZ


Matthew Randle, Esq., Randle, Palfreyman, and Meshel, PLLC, Tucson, AZ
F-3 Reducing the Number of Children in Congregate Care: It's
Important
Joseph Homlar, Denver Department of Human Services, Denver, CO
Mimi Scheuermann, Child Welfare Director, Denver Department of Human Services
Judge Brett Woods, Presiding Judge, 2nd Judicial District Court, Denver, CO

F-4 Use of Technology in Intimate Partner Stalking: Evidentiary


Issues

Ian Harris, JD, Technology Safety Legal Manager, Safety Net Project,
National Network to End Domestic Violence, Washington, DC
Judge Marshall Murray, Circuit Court Judge, Milwaukee County District Court, Milwaukee, WI

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Tuesday, July 24, 2018
10:45 a.m. - 11:45 a.m. Sessions F-1 - F-7

F-5 Am I The Only One Who Feels This Way? Wellness Tools for Your Personal Toolbox

Beth Medina, Principal Officer, The Innocent Justice Foundation, Encinitas, CA


Elizabeth Tow, Program Manager, The Innocent Justice Foundation, Encinitas, CA

F-6 Vision 21: Linking Systems of Care for Children and Youth - Lessons Learned from a
Demonstration Initiative
Judge Ramona Gonzalez, La Crosse County Circuit Court, La Crosse, WI
Eryn Branch, MA, Program Director, Cross-System Collaboration, National Council of Juvenile
and Family Court Judges, Reno, NV
Reshma Desai, Strategic Policy Advisor and Project Director, Illinois HEALS, Chicago, IL
Jenna Foster, LSC Co-Convener, Virginia Department of Criminal Justice, Richmond, VA
Jessica Mayrer, V21: Policy Coordinator, University of Montana, Missoula, MT
Nancy Radcliffe, Crime Victim Services Analyst, Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine's Office,
Crime Victim Services, Columbus, OH
F-7 Cutting Edge Programs: Improving Outcomes for Children & Families through Dependency Mediation
Margaret Crowley, Esq., Program Administrator, Crowley Mediation, LLC, Reno, NV
Katherine R. Malzahn-Bass, Coordinator, Nevada Administrative Office of the Courts, Carson City, NV

11:45 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. Lunch - on Your Own


11:45 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. NCJFCJ Membership Business Meeting and Lunch
1:30 p.m. - 2:45 p.m. General Session: ICWA Case Law Update
Kathryn Fort, JD, Staff Attorney, Indigenous Law & Policy Center
Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI
Magistrate Randall Lococo, 19th Judicial District Court, Greeley, CO
2:45 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Conference Break & Networking

3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Special Session: Non-invasive Communication and OFF SITE LOCATION
Self-observation as Part of Professional Practice: An Experiential
Learning Opportunity
Rebecca Bailey, Glen Ellen, CA
Nina Ekholm Fry, MSSc., CCTP, Director of Equine Programs, University of Denver, Denver, CO

There is no additional fee to attend, but you must reserve your spot. Space is limited. Please RSVP to
asaathoff@ncjfcj.org.

3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Sessions G-1 - G-6

G-1 Addressing the Needs of Crossover Youth in Colorado: Improving


Collaboration to Enhance Youth Outcomes
Shay Bilchik, Research Professor/Director, Center for Juvenile Justice Reform, Georgetown Public
Policy Institute, Washington, DC
Cindy Cotten, Rio Grande Combined Court, Del Norte, CO
Judge Amanda Pearson, District Court Judge, 12th Judicial District Court, Alamosa, CO
Gretchen Russo, JD, Department of Human/Social Services, Denver, CO
Hava Simmons, Social Casework Manager, Larimer County Department of Human Services, Fort
Collins, CO

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Tuesday, July 24, 2018
3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Sessions G-1 - G-6

G-2 What the Trial Judge Needs to Know about the New Child
Support Treaty

Robert Keith, JD, Associate General Counsel, Children, Families and Aging Division, Office of the
General Counsel, HHS, Washington, DC
Anne Miller, Senior Policy Specialist, Division of Policy and Training, Office of Child Support
Enforcement, Administration for Children & Families, HHS, Washington, DC

G-3 Understanding Child Welfare Practices Through A Civil Rights


Framework

Carla Carter, JD, Civil Rights Analyst, Office for Civil Rights, U.S. Department of Health and Human
Services, Washington, DC
Dylan de Kervor, JD, Attorney, U.S. Department of Justice | Civil Rights Division, Washington, DC
Elizabeth Westfall, JD, Deputy Chief, U.S. Department of Justice, Civil Rights Division, Washington,
DC

G-4 From Road Blocks to Bridges: Sexual Violence and LGBTQIAH+


Youth

Taylor Teichman, Online Resource Specialist, National Sexual Violence Resource Center, Enola,
PA
G-5 Response to Legal Support for Exploitation, Child Sex Trafficking
and Missing Children

Preston Findlay, JD, Counsel, Missing Children Division, National Center for Missing & Exploited
Children, Alexandria, VA
G-6 Disproportionate Minority Contact: OJJDP's New Approach to
Ensuring States Success and Compliance - Simplify, Identify,
Address, Evaluate and Support

TeNeane Bradford, Ph.D., Deputy Administrator, Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency
Prevention, Washington, DC
Caren Harp, JD, Administrator, Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, Washington,
DC

4:00 p.m. - 4:15 p.m. Conference Break & Networking


4:15 p.m. - 5:15 p.m. Sessions H-1 - H-6

H-1 Beyond "Non-Compliant" How Trauma and Adverse Childhood


Experiences Can Impact Adolescent Participation in Mandated
Programs
Becca Kinsella, MSW, Brooklyn Defender Services, Education Advocacy and MSW Intern
Coordinator, Brooklyn, NY
Brenda Zubay, Senior Social Worker, Brooklyn Defender Services, Education Advocacy and MSW
Intern Coordinator, Brooklyn, NY

H-2 Guardianships
Judge Egan Walker, Second Judicial District Court, Reno, NV
H-3 Family First Prevention Services Act (FFPSA)

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Tuesday, July 24, 2018
4:15 p.m. - 5:15 p.m. Sessions H-1 - H-6

H-4 Improving Child Protection Practice for Immigrant Victims of


Family Violence

Judge Susan Breall, Presiding Judge, Unified Family Court, Department 425, San Francisco, CA
Melissa Mangiaracina, JD, Program Attorney, National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges,
Reno, NV

H-5 Every Kid Needs a Family: From Advocacy to Action


Alicia Davis, JD, Principal Court Management Consultant, National Center for State Courts,
Denver, CO
Brooke Silverthorn, JD, CWLS, Director of Legal and Policy Advocacy, National Association of
Counsel for Children, Aurora, CO

H-6 Best Practices for Teaching Yoga in the Justice System


Amina Naru
Judge Chandlee Kuhn, (Ret.), Delaware Technical and Community College, Dover, DE

6:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. President's Installation Event: Denim and Diamonds

Wednesday, July 25, 2018


7:30 a.m. - 8:30 a.m. Conference Break & Networking
7:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Conference Registration, Membership, and Information

8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. Members Only Session: Using Risk Assessment to Improve
Outcomes
Gina Vincent, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Psychiatry, Co-Director, Law & Psychiatry Program,
Systems & Psychosocial Advances Research Center (SPARC), Shrewsbury, MA

9:00 a.m. - 9:15 a.m. Conference Break & Networking

9:15 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. General Session: Trafficking Survivors Speaking Out
Jill Brogdon, Colorado Human Trafficking Council, Denver, CO
Mary Landerholm, MSW, Action Plan Manager, CoNEHT Hotline, Colorado Network to End Human
Trafficking, Denver, CO
Judge Robert Lung, District Court Judge, 18th Judicial District Court, Centennial, CO
Sara Nadelman, Human Trafficking Specialist, Colorado of Children, Youth & Families, Denver, CO

10:30 a.m. - 10:45 a.m. Conference Break & Networking

10:45 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. General Session: Marijuana and the Impact on the Juvenile
Justice System

Judge Mary Celeste (Ret.), Denver, CO

1:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. Post Conference Workshop: Court and Personal Security
John Muffler (Ret.), Independent Security Consultant, National Center for Judicial Security, U.S.
Marshals Service, Saint Petersburg, FL

There is no additional fee to attend, but you must reserve your spot. Space is limited. Please RSVP to
asaathoff@ncjfcj.org.

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