Caribbean Correctional Training Conference

JUNE 26TH- 30TH, 2017






Monday, June 26th

MODERATOR: TBA

THEME:Toward an Integrated and Balanced Drug Strategy


TIME

EVENT

7:30a.m. – 8:30a.m. Registration Open
8:30a.m.-9:45a.m.
9:45a.m.-10:30a.m.
- Opening Ceremony
- Opening Keynote Address
10:30a.m.-11:15a.m.

Plenary Session

Breaking out of Silos
11:15a.m. - 12:15a.m.

Break Out Sessions

1. Burden of Disease
2. Understanding Criminal & Addictive Behavior
3. Caribbean Criminal Justice System
12:15a.m. -1:15p.m.

LUNCH

1:15p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Panel Discussion

Facilitator: TBA
Country Reports: The State of Drug Policies in the Region Bahamas, US, Canada, T&T, T&C, Cayman Is., Suriname, St. Kitts, St. Lucia, Guyana, St. Lucia, Dominica, Antigua
6:00p.m.-8:00p.m.

Opening Reception


TUESDAY, JUNE 27TH

MODERATOR: TBA

THEME: Reducing the Harm – A Human Rights Centered Approach


TIME

EVENT

7:30a.m. 8:30a.m. Registration Open
9:00a.m. – 10:30a.m.

Plenary Session

1. Post UNGASS Challenges to Public Health and Drug Policies: PAHO Strategy and Plan of Action
2. Harm Reduction
10:30a.m. – 10:45a.m.

COFFEE BREAK

10:45a.m. - 12:00noon

Plenary Session

1. Importance of Community in Alternative Sentencing
2. The Role of the Juvenile Court in the Criminal Justice System
12:00noon - 1:00p.m.

Panel Discussion

Drug Treatment Courts
Facilitator: TBA
1:00p.m. - 2:00p.m.

LUNCH

2:00p.m.-3:00p.m.

Break Out Sessions

1. The Role of the Media in Drug Prevention
2. Trauma and Domestic Violence 3. Adverse Effects of Cannabis – Separating Facts & Fiction
3:00p.m.-5:00p.m.

Round Table

Decriminalization, Depenalization, Legalization of Cannabis
Chair: – TBA
Panelists: – TBA

WEDNESDAY -JUNE 28TH

MODERATOR: TBA

THEME: Toward a Public Health Approach


TIME

EVENT

7:30a.m. Registration Open
9:00a.m.-10:30a.m.

Plenary Session

1. MhGAP & the use of Brief Interventions
2. Treating Substance Use and Co-occurring Disorders
10:30a.m. – 10:45a.m.

COFFEE BREAK

10:45a.m. - 11:45a.m.

Break Out Sessions

1. Neurobiology of Addiction
2. Effective Corrections Manag ement and Probation and Parole
3. Attitudes in one Urban Community in The Bahamas Toward Persons who Abuse Drugs – The Colombo Plan - ICCE
11:45a.m. – 12:45p.m.

Break Out Sessions

1. Effective use of DSM-V & ASAM - Criteria
2. Motivational Interviewing: Facilitating Posi tive Behavior Change
3. Establishing Drug Treatment Courts
1:00p.m. – 2:00p.m.

LUNCH

1:00p.m.-3:00p.m.

Panel Discussion

New Psycho-active Substances
Moderator: TBA
Panelists: TBA
2:00 – 5:00

Workshop (Correctional Training)

6:00p.m-7:00p.m.

Public Forum

Gambling Disorders

THURSDAY-JUNE 29TH

MODERATOR: TBA

THEME: Training of the Workforce in the Delivery of Quality Healthcare and Rehabilitative Services


TIME

EVENT

7:30a.m. Registration Open
9:00a.m.-10:30a.m.

Plenary Session

Building Capacity to Address the Multi-faceted Problems of Addiction and Criminality through Education and Training of the Workforce,
- Correctional Training
- Prevention & Treatment of Drug Use Disorders
10:30a.m. - 10:45a.m.

COFFEE BREAK

10:45a.m. - 11:45a.m.

Break Out Sessions

1. Cognitive Behavior Therapy
2. Ensuring Cultural Relevance in the application of Prevention Programs – The Caribbean Experience
3. No Witness, No Justice
11:45a.m. – 12:45p.m.

Break Out Sessions

1. Dialectical Behavior Therapy
2. Effective Re-entry Programs
3. Probation and Parole - a Caribbean Perspective
1:00p.m. – 2:00p.m.

LUNCH

2:00p.m. - 3:00p.m.

Panel Discussion

– Effective Re-entry Programs (Probation & Parole)
Chair: TBA
Panelists: TBA

Working Group

Standards of Care for Drug Treatment Programs
3:00p.m.-5:00p.m.

Working Groups

- Drug Treatment Courts
- Policy Recommendations for the National Drug Strategy
- Recommendations for Parole Committee
- Summit/Conference Proceedings (Outcome Document)

FRIDAY, JUNE 30TH

MODERATOR: TBA

THEME: Developing a Framework for Policy Reform


TIME

EVENT

7:30a.m. Registration Open
9:00a.m.-10:00a.m

Debate

Topic: Drug Policy Reform – Is it needed?
Moderator: TBA
 

COFFEE BREAK

10:15a.m.-12:15a.m.

Working Groups Report Signing of Outcome documents

12:15p.m.-2:15p.m.

LUNCH