NRCCFI at Rutgers University–Camden participates, plans and presents at numerous conferences each year.  The following is a selection of conference presentations of interest, along with links to conference materials.

2009 Presentations – Selected Listing

APHA 137th Annual Meeting and Expo: Water and Public Health

Philadelphia, PA
November 7 – 11, 2009

The American Public Health Association held its 127th Annual Meeting and Expo focusing on Water and Public Health.  Ann Adalist-Estrain joined Jane Siegel (Department of Sociology, Anthropology and Criminal Justice, Rutgers University) and Danyell Williams (Riverside Correctional Facility, Philadelphia, PA) for a workshop on Responding to the Needs of Children and Families of Prisoners: Implications for Public Health.

  • Download NRCCFI Director, Ann Adalist-Estrin’s Presentation (PDF)

10th Annual Centerforce In/Out Summit

San Francisco, CA
October 26-27, 2009

Ann Adalist-Estrin joined Mark Kaufman (Career Advancement Network), and David Lewis (Free at Last) in presenting on Practical Strategies for Addressing Trauma, Addiction, Mental Health, and Corrections as part of the 10th Annual Centerforce In/Out Summit.  Introduction was provided by Carol F. Burton, Executive Director of Centerforce.

Big Brothers Big Sisters of America National Conference

Miami, Florida
June 15-18, 2009

Ann Adalist-Estrin joined researcher David DuBois and Director of Community Partnerships for BBBSA, Mark Scott and presented Quality in Amachi, a workshop for Big Brothers Big Sisters agencies serving children of the incarcerated.

Achieving Their Promise: Children of Incarcerated Parents Symposium

New York, NY
June 4, 2009

The NYC Department of Youth and Community Development, The Osborne Association & the John Jay College of Criminal Justice sponsored “Achieving Their Promise: Children of Incarcerated Parents Symposium” on Thursday, June 4, 2009, at the John Jay College of Criminal Justice in NYC. The symposium began with a youth panel and included a panel of New York Service providers and Funders. It concluded with an address by FCN Board member Elizabeth Gaynes.

  • Download NRCCFI Director, Ann Adalist-Estrin’s Presentation (PDF)

2009 Freedom’s Voice Conference: Strengthening Families During Incarceration and Homecoming

April 30 – 1, 2009

Moderated by Soledad O’Brien, NRCCFI Director Ann Adalist-Estrin particaipted in a panel discussion at the 2009 Freedom’s Voice Conference.  The conference was attended by community healthcare workers, legal and medical professionals, academics, faith-based community members, and state/local government employees (primarily from Georgia).

2008 Presentations – Selected Listing

Child Welfare League of America

On February 27, 2008, NRCCFI/FCN presented at a super session of the Child Welfare League of America’s Annual Conference (CWLA).  The session, entitled The Bill of Rights for Children of the Incarcerated: A Framework for Policy and Practice, brought together service providers, researchers, directly affected and advocates.  Presenters discussed research, best practices and on-the-ground strategies related to working with children of the incarcerated.

Children’s Justice Alliance Conference

The Children’s Justice Alliance (CJA) is a non-profit organization that seeks to improve outcomes for children whose parents are involved in the criminal justice system. They convened a symposium in July 2008 bringing together those that work in correctional facilities with community program staff, academicians  and policy makers to focus on both the national and Oregon perspectives on responding to the needs of children of the incarcerated. NRCCFI Director Ann Adalist-Estrin gave the keynote address.

  • Download Ann Adalist-Estrin’s Presentation (PDF)


Click above to view Notes and Proceedings from past years.