ACE! Symposium

Charting a Course Toward Social Justice in Corrections

Join the Center for Advancing Correctional Excellence (ACE!) on April 29 and May 6 at 1PM EDT for a symposium on “Charting a Course Toward Social Justice in Corrections.” Drs. Faye Taxman and Danielle Rudes of ACE! will host the symposium and confirmed speakers include George Mason University President Dr. Gregory Washington, Glenn Tapia of the Colorado Judicial Branch and the Alliance for Criminal Justice Innovation, Dr. Erin Orrick from Sam Houston State University, and many other guests from academia, corrections leadership, research, and social media, as well as people with lived experience.

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Day 1: Friday, April 29, 2022

Time (EDT) Speakers
1:00-1:15 PM Welcome Remarks Faye S. Taxman, ACE! Youtube
1:15-1:55 PM Keynote: Social Justice in Higher Education President Gregory Washington, George Mason U. Youtube
2:00-2:55 PM Academic Panel: Advancing Scholarship and Practice with an Eye on Social Justice
Facilitated by Danielle Rudes, ACE!
Reuben Miller, U. Chicago
Pam Lattimore, RTI International
Beth Huebner, U. Missouri – St. Louis
Michelle Phelps, U. Minnesota
Ebony Ruhland, U. Cincinnati
Janani Umamaheswar, George Mason U.
Jill Viglione, U. Central Florida
3:00-3:55 PM Lived Experiences Panel: Navigating Justice Spaces and Identifying Opportunities for Change
Facilitated by Ben Mackey, ACE!
CJ Appleton, ACE!
Esther Matthews, Gonzaga U.
Cait Kanewske, George Mason U.
Andrew Madrigal, George Mason U.
4:00-4:40 PM Spotlight Session: Social Justice and Social Media
Facilitated by Jessica Hulsey, Addiction Policy Forum
Dr. Stacey Houston Youtube
4:40-4:50 PM Closing Remarks Danielle Rudes, ACE! Youtube

Day 2: Friday, May 6, 2022

Time (EDT) Speakers
1:00-1:15 PM Welcome Remarks Dean Mark Rozell, George Mason U. Youtube
1:15-1:55 PM Spotlight Session: Miscarriages of Justice and Exonerations
Facilitated by Lindsay Smith, ACE!
Rob Norris, George Mason U. Youtube
2:00-2:55 PM Practitioners Panel: Leading in an Era of Social Progress
Facilitated by Faye S. Taxman, ACE!
Glenn Tapia, ACJI
Brian Lovins, Justice Systems Partners
Charles Robinson, Administrative Office of US Courts
Julie James, Arnold Ventures
3:00-3:55 PM Feature: National Academies Report: The Limits of Recidivism: Measuring Success after Prison
Facilitated by Teneshia Thurman, ACE!
Rick Rosenfeld, U. Missouri – St. Louis
Robert Apel, Rutgers U.
Elsa Chen, Santa Clara U.
Amanda Grigg, NAS
4:00-4:20 PM Spotlight Session: Restrictive Housing Units (RHUs)
Facilitated by CJ Appleton, ACE!
Danielle Rudes, ACE! Youtube
4:20-4:40 PM Spotlight Session: Correctional Management Institute of Texas (CMIT) Reflections
Facilitated by Amy Murphy, ACE!
Erin Orrick, Sam Houston State U.
Christie Davidson, Sam Houston State U.
4:40-4:50 PM Closing Remarks Faye S. Taxman, ACE! Youtube