The Preliminary Schedule of Session Day, Time, and Room Locations for the 2024 NGCRC 27th International Gang Specialist Training Conference (August 5 - August 7, 2024):

Version 1.0

               Includes all schedule information for all courses. Video Courses not listed here (video courses are completed anytime you finish viewing them on or before Aug. 5, 2024 when the videopage password expires).


LEGEND of Symbols: “Ts” = Tracks = the session credits = the training tracks that particular session gives credit for attending (the training track number is provided after the “Ts” symbol appears). Room location names are in all caps.

 

Schedule Entry Example: Sunday 5:00pm - 7:00pm: (89) “Within a Decade: An Overview of a Municipality’s Efforts to Reduce Graffiti Crimes and Street Gang Violence Within Its City”, by Retired Detective Ken Davis, Yonkers Police Department, Yonkers, NY. MILLENIUM PARK. Ts: 1; 4; 7; 9; 19; 20; 27; 28.  


Translation:

            The course is session #89 (if it were 89R = #89 is one of the few that is repeating later in the schedule), it is being taught on Sunday from 5:00pm - 7:00pm (when), it is session #89 (what), session title is “Within a Decade: An Overview of a Municipality’s Efforts to Reduce Graffiti Crimes and Street Gang Violence Within Its City”and who here is Ken Davis. Where here is the Millenium Park room. This session gives credit for tracks 1; 4; 7; 9; 19; 20; 27; 28 (why you want to take it) 


There are 30 different tracks.

            You need to know your track name and your track number. The “criss-cross” studyguide appears on page six and is located at https://ngcrc.crisscross.html


This is the schedule of events for the 2024 NGCRC Gang Training Conference. It can also be called an itinerary.

Last updated: Feb. 21, 2024

Includes course or session numbers #1 through and including #109. 



            Sunday, August 4, 2024: 


       12:00pm Noon Exactly: NGCRC staff and volunteers assemble in the Operations Center (GARFIELD PARK ROOM), on the third floor, to unload the truck and prepare the Goody Bags.


       3pm-8pm: Registration - pick up your ID, your registration file folder, and your goody bag at the Operations Center (GARFIELD PARK ROOM), on the third floor.

                                                                               

Sunday afternoon “early bird” Sessions: 


3:00pm - 5:00pm:  

      TBA

 

5:00pm - 7:00pm:  

(89) “Within a Decade: An Overview of a Municipality’s Efforts to Reduce Graffiti Crimes and Street Gang Violence Within Its City”, by Retired Detective Ken Davis, Yonkers Police Department, Yonkers, NY. MILLENIUM PARK. Ts: 1; 4; 7; 9; 19; 20; 27; 28.     

 

 

Monday, August 5, 2024:

6:00am:

Registration - pick up your ID, your registration file folder, and your goody bag at the Operations Center (GARFIELD PARK ROOM), on the third floor.

                         

7:00am - 7:45am

Opening Ceremony: CHICAGO BALLROOM. Welcoming and Opening Ceremony; Awards Ceremony; General Announcements. You need to use the West Bank of elevators to get to the Chicago Ballroom on the 16th floor.

 

8:00am - 9:00am:

(66) “An Introduction to the Dark Web for Gang Internet Investigation”, by Dr. Andy Bain, Assistant Professor, Dept. of Criminal Justice & Sociology, Westminster College, New Wilmington, PA. MILLENIUM PARK. Ts: 1; 9; 20; 23.

(14) “Gang Intervention Services: Clinical Interventions with Gang Involved Youth”, by Deepa Patel, MSW, Co-Founder of Trauma and Hope, Springfield, VA. ONTARIO. Ts: 7; 8; 11; 18; 30.


8:00am - 9:30am:

(75) “Bigger than Black and Blue: Candid Conversations About Race, Equity, and Community Collaboration”, by Robert T. David Sr., Youth Gang Violence Prevention Coordinator, Danville, VA and Scott C. Booth, Chief of Police, Danville Police Department, Danville, VA. ERIE. Ts: 10; 11; 22.


8:00am - 10:00am:

(55) “Cultivating Confidential Informants (CI’s) Without the Proffer”, by Keiron McConnell, Kwantlen Polytechnic University, Faculty of Arts, Professor of Criminology, Surrey, British Columbia, Canada; Sgt. Raj Jaswal, Vancouver Police Department, Vancouver, CANADA; Christopher M. Felton, MS, Fort Wayne Police Department, Fort Wayne, IN. CHICAGO BALLROOM. Ts: 1; 4; 23.

(42) “Using a Recovery Model to Impact Gang Members”, by Dr. Charla Waxman, NGCRC Staff, Chicago, IL. LINCOLN PARK. Ts: 4; 5; 7; 18; 22; 30.

(94) “Tactical Interviewing in Gang Crime Investigations”, by Dr. Sally-Ann Ashton, Psychologist and Research Scientist, Texas Juvenile Crime Prevention Center, Prairie View A&M University. GRANT PARK. Ts: 1; 2; 6; 8; 12; 13; 16; 21; 25. Restricted to criminal justice.

(108) “Victimology: Coping with Gang Homicide”, by Douglas L. Semark, Ph.D., Special Executive to the Board and Chief Learning Officer, Gang Alternatives Program; Director, Gangfree Life Academy®; Chair, UCLA/RAND Prevention Research CAB; Los Angeles, CA. HURON A&B. Ts: 5; 7; 10; 17; 18; 22; 30.


9:00am - 10:00am:

(23) “How to Engage Gang Impacted Young People: Practical Approaches to Improve Your Interactions and Engagements with Young People”, by Ricky Pickens, Gang Specialist/Consultant, Los Angeles, CA. MILLENIUM PARK. Ts: 10; 11; 17; 22; 29.


(35) “Gang Ethics 101 - Don’t Shoot the Messenger", by Kenneth Davis, Graffiti/Gang Specialist & Private Investigator, Yonkers, NY. ONTARIO. Ts: 10; 12; 17; 27.


9:30am - 11:00am:

(53) “Gangs and Gang Violence in Britain”, by Janice Joseph, Ph.D., Criminal Justice Program, Stockton University, Pomona, New Jersey. ERIE. Ts: 1; 14; 20; 23.


10:00am - 11:00am:

(90) “Comparison of Prison Gangs in the U.S. with Other Prison Gangs Around the Globe”, by Mitchel P. Roth, Ph.D., Professor of Criminal Justice and Criminology, Sam Houston State University, Houston, TX. GRANT PARK. Ts: 13; 16; 20; 23; 24.


10:00am - 12:00pm:

(83) “The Targeted Killing of Police Officers by Gangs in El Salvador: A Current Trend in Criminal Tactics”, by Aaron Cunningham, Retired, Chicago Police Department, Chicago, IL; Luis Alonso Montalvo Flores, Policia Nacional Civil, El Salvador; and Lt. Lawrence Lujan, El Paso Police Department, El Paso, TX. Restricted to law enforcement. MILLENIUM PARK. Ts: 1; 3; 4; 14; 23.

(12) “Tools for Federal Prosecutions and Conspiracy Investigations”, by Special Agent Thomas J. Crawford, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms, Savannah, GA; and Greg Gilluly, Assistant U.S. Attorney, Augusta, GA. Restricted to law enforcement. CHICAGO BALLROOM. Ts: 1; 4; 6; 13; 20; 21; 23; 24.

(46) “Cybergangs, Cybercrime and the Need for Cybersecurity”, by Dr. Gregg W. Etter Sr., Ed.D., University of Central Missouri; Dr. David H. McElreath, Ph.D., University of Mississippi; and Dr. Daniel Adrian Doss, University of Tennessee. ONTARIO. Ts: 1; 6; 23; 26.

(102) “Working With Gang Involved Youth: A Family and Community Perspective”, by Tom Schneider, M.S., Director, Project Lifeline, Chicago, IL; and Kevin Kreuser, Cook County Juvenile Court, Chicago, IL. HURON A&B. Ts: 2; 5; 10; 11; 16; 18; 22; 29. 


11:00am - 12:00pm:

(70) “Trauma and Hope’s Gang Intervention Services: Clinical Interventions With Families of Gang Involved Youth”, by Deepa Patel, MSW, Co-Founder of Trauma and Hope, Springfield, VA. ERIE. Ts: 7; 8; 11; 18; 30.


12:00pm - 1:00pm:

(87) “The Probation Officers/Court Staff Reception” by Deepa Patel, CSOTP, LCSW and co-host Dr. Andy Bain, Assistant Professor, Dept. of Criminal Justice & Sociology, Westminster College, New Wilmington, PA. GRANT PARK. Ts: 2.




1:00pm - 2:00pm:

(107) “Cyberbullying and Gang Provocation”, by Douglas L. Semark, Ph.D., Special Executive to the Board and Chief Learning Officer, Gang Alternatives Program; Director, Gangfree Life Academy©, Chair, UCLA/RAND Prevention Research Center CAB; Los Angeles, CA. HURON A&B. Ts: 5; 9; 17.


1:00pm - 2:30pm:

(24) “Gangs in Central America”, by Janice Joseph, Ph.D., Criminal Justice Program, Stockton University, Pomona, New Jersey. ERIE. Ts: 1; 6; 14; 20; 23.


1:00pm - 3:00pm:

(82) “Chicago Gangs: Criminal Networks and Nexus to Cartel, Organized Crime, and Terror”, by Aaron Cunningham, Chicago Police Department (retired), Chicago, IL. Restricted to law enforcement. MILLENIUM PARK. Ts: 1; 3; 4; 6; 14; 23.

(9) “Inside Operation “Phone Drop” - The Successful Investigation and Prosecution of Violent Crimes Committed by Money Making Legends Gang Members and Their Rivals”, by Detective Vincent Port, District Attorney’s Office, Media, PA; Detective Jim MacIntosh, Collingdale Borough Police Department, Collingdale, PA; and Laurie Moore, Deputy District Attorney, Media, PA. CHICAGO BALLROOM. Ts: 1; 3; 6; 21; 30.

(85) “Gang Culture and Social Norms”, by Captain Philip J. Swift, Ph.D., Municipal Courts, City Marshall Division, Fort Worth, TX. ONTARIO. Ts: 2; 7; 10; 11; 12; 13.

(27) “Graffiti - Understanding the Game”, by Retired Detective Ken Davis, Yonkers Police Department, Yonkers, NY. LINCOLN PARK. Ts: 1; 4; 7; 9; 19; 20; 27; 28.

(95) “Understanding the Criminal Mind in Gang Cases”, by Dr. Sally-Ann Ashton, Psychologist and Research Scientist, Texas Juvenile Crime Prevention Center, Prairie View A&M University. GRANT PARK. Ts: 1; 2; 6; 8; 12; 13; 16; 21; 25. Restricted to Criminal Justice.


2:30pm - 4:00pm:

(78) “Investigating and Prosecuting an OMG: A Case Study”, by Special Agent Lee Hoover, ATF; and Investigator Pete Delatorre, Richmond Hill Police Department, Richmond Hill, GA. Restricted to law enforcement. ERIE. Ts: 1; 6; 15; 21; 25; 30.


3:00pm - 4:00pm:

(29) “New Game Plan! Let’s Discuss Current Gang Trends and Barriers to Safely Housing Youth in Detention”, by Michael-Phillip Washington and Chukwuemeka Okonmah, Cook County Temporary Juvenile Detention Center, Chicago, IL. LINCOLN PARK. Ts: 13; 16; 18.

(99) “El Tren de Aragua: The Little-Known Transnational Gang From Venezuela that Could”, by Dr. Gregg W. Etter Sr., Ed.D., University of Central Missouri; and Aspen Hockley, Student, Department of Criminal Justice and Criminology, University of Central Missouri, Warrensburg, MO. GRANT PARK. Ts: 1; 4; 6; 20; 23.


3:00pm - 5:00pm:

(25) “An Introduction to Outlaw Motorcycle Gangs”,by Dr. Andy Bain, Assistant Professor, Dept. of Criminal Justice & Sociology, Westminster College, New Wilmington, PA. MILLENIUM PARK. Ts: 1; 15; 23.

(41) “The National Crime Information Center (NCIC) Gang File”, by Grant E. Smith, FBI, CJIS Division, CTAP/NCIC, Clarksburg, WV. Restricted to law enforcement. CHICAGO BALLROOM. Ts: 1; 3; 12; 13; 20; 25.

(68) “Understanding Buyers of Sex: the Demand of Gang Controlled Sex Trafficking”, by Deepa Patel, MSW, Co-Founder of Trauma and Hope, Springfield, VA. ONTARIO. Ts: 7; 8; 11; 18; 30.


4:00pm - 5:00pm:

(84) “Activities that Work for Having Group Discussions in Gang Counseling”, by Dr. Charla Waxman, NGCRC Staff, Chicago, IL. LINCOLN PARK. Ts: 5; 7; 10; 11; 16; 18; 22; 30.

(91) “Prison Gangs: A Global Overview”, by Mitchel P. Roth, Ph.D., Professor of Criminal Justice and Criminology, Sam Houston State University, Houston, TX. ERIE. Ts: 13; 16; 20; 23; 24.

(100) “Gangs: Females in the Streets”, by Mayra Nunez, Gang Specialist, San Diego, CA. GRANT PARK. Ts: 7; 10; 22.

            

5:00pm - 6:00pm:

(52) “Gang Prevention - Intervention - Counseling Networking Reception”. by Martha Wall-Whitfield, Ph.D., Principal, Arkansas Juvenile Assessment and Treatment Center, Bryant, AR and Dr. Charla Waxman, NGCRC Staff. MILLENIUM PARK. Ts: 5; 7; 12; 18; 22.

  

            

 

Tuesday, August 6, 2024:


6:00am - 8:00am Early Riser Session:

TBA


7:00am - 8:00am:

TBA


8:00am - 9:00am:

(67) “Gangs and Their Membership”, by Dr. Andy Bain, Assistant Professor, Dept. of Criminal Justice & Sociology, Westminster College, New Wilmington, PA; and Dr. Keiron McConnell, Kwantlen Polytechnic University, Faculty of Arts, Professor of Criminology, Surrey, British Columbia, Canada. CHICAGO BALLROOM. Ts: 6; 20.

(97) “Law Enforcement Styles, Individual Characteristics, and the Policing of Gangs”, by Dr. Sally-Ann Ashton, Psychologist and Research Scientist, Texas Juvenile Crime Prevention Center, Prairie View A&M University. LINCOLN PARK. Ts: 1; 8; 25. Restricted to criminal justice personnel.


8:00am - 10:00am:

(34) “Care Theory and Gangs: Implications for Prevention/Intervention Programming in K-12 Schools”, by Martha Wall-Whitfield, Ph.D., Principal, Arkansas Juvenile Assessment and Treatment Center, Bryant, AR. MILLENIUM PARK. Ts: 5; 7; 11; 16; 17; 18. 22; 29.

(76) “Building Trust in a Gang Violence Reduction Strategy by Using Credible Messengers as Outreach Workers”, by Curtis Artis, City of Danville’s Assistant Violence Prevention Manager, Project Imagine, Danville, VA. ONTARIO. Ts: 10; 11.

(69) “Operant Conditioning: A Path to Gang Violence”, by Philip J. Swift, Ph.D., Municipal Courts, City Marshall Division, Fort Worth, TX. GRANT PARK. Ts: 2; 10; 11; 12; 13; 18; 22; 27.

 

9:00am - 10:00am:

(33) “Protecting Health Care Facilities From Gang Violence”, by Keiron McConnell, Kwantlen Polytechnic University, Faculty of Arts, Professor of Criminology, Surrey, British Columbia, Canada. CHICAGO BALLROOM. Ts: 7; 12; 22; 25.

(10) “The Graffiti Identity 2 - Prolific Writers & Crews", by Kenneth Davis, Graffiti/Gang Specialist & Private Investigator, Yonkers, NY. LINCOLN PARK. Ts: 1; 4; 7; 9; 19; 20; 27; 28.


10:00am - 11:00am:

(45) “Gangs in the Caribbean”, by Dr. Janice Joseph, professor, Criminal Justice Program, Stockton University, Pomona, New Jersey. LINCOLN PARK. Ts: 1; 4; 20; 23.

(65) “35 Years of Chicago Gang Evolution”, by Br. Jim Fogarty, Brothers and Sisters of Love, Chicago, IL. GRANT PARK. Ts: 18; 29; 30.


10:00am - 12:00pm:

(1) “Gang Controlled Sexual Exploitation”, by Deepa Patel, MSW, Co-Founder of Trauma and Hope, Springfield, VA. MILLENIUM PARK. Ts: 7; 8; 11; 18; 30.

(8) “The Danville Model: A Comprehensive Approach to Addressing Gang Violence Through Focused Policing and Community Engagement”, by Scott C. Booth, Chief of Police, Danville Police Department, Danville, VA; and Major David Whitley, Danville Police Department, Danville, VA. CHICAGO BALLROOM. Ts: 1; 4; 6; 10; 12.

(43) “Trafficking Mentality: Understanding the Perpetrators of Gang Controlled Sex Trafficking”, by Deepa Patel, MSW, Co-Founder of Trauma and Hope, Springfield, VA. ONTARIO. Ts: 7; 8; 11; 18; 30.


11:00am - 12:00pm:

(19) “Reducing Gang-Related Violence in Correctional Institutions”, by Elvis Slaughter, MSCJ, Retired Sheriff’s Superintendent, former fire and police commissioner, criminologist, and author of ten books, including Safer Jail and Prison Matters: Effective Ways to Manage and Reduce Violence in Correctional Facilities. LINCOLN PARK. Ts: 13; 16; 17.

(106) “The Cost of Dropping Out and Gang Joining in Los Angeles”, by Douglas L. Semark, Ph.D., Special Executive to the Board and Chief Learning Officer, Gang Alternatives Program; Director, Gangfree Life Academy®; Chair, UCLA/RAND Prevention Research CAB; Los Angeles, CA.ERIE. Ts: 2; 5; 10; 16; 17; 22.


12:00pm - 1:00pm:

(64) “The Christian Gang Specialist Reception”, by Br. Jim Fogarty, M.Div., Brothers and Sisters of Love, Chicago, IL; and George Knox, NGCRC Staff. GRANT PARK. Ts: 10; 11; 18; 22; 29.


1:00pm - 2:00pm:

(79) “Off the Wall — A Graffiti Art Program”, by Kenneth Davis, Graffiti/Gang Specialist & Private Investigator, Yonkers, NY. MILLENIUM PARK. Ts: 7; 11; 18; 19; 22; 28.

(86) “Gang Victim and Witness Protection Services: Challenges for Our Times”, by Elvis Slaughter, MSCJ, Retired Sheriff’s Superintendent, former fire and police commissioner, criminologist, and author of ten books, including Preschool to Prison: Is It Determined by the School, Environment, or Parent? LINCOLN PARK. Ts: 7; 12; 13; 22; 30.

(109) “Nonclinical Trauma-Informed Care in Gang Prevention”, by Douglas L. Semark, Ph.D., Special Executive to the Board and Chief Learning Officer, Gang Alternatives Program; Director, Gangfree Life Academy®; Chair, UCLA/RAND Prevention Research CAB; Los Angeles, CA. ERIE. Ts: 2; 5; 7; 10; 16; 17; 22.



1:00pm - 2:30pm:

(93) “Gangs vs. Kingdom”, by Robert T. David Sr., Youth and Gang Violence Prevention Coordinator, Danville, VA. GRANT PARK. Ts: 2; 10; 11; 12; 18; 22; 29.


1:00pm - 3:00pm:

(58) “The Impact of Historical/Generational Trauma on Gang and Law Enforcement Interactions”, by Philip J. Swift, Ph.D., Municipal Courts, City Marshall Division, Fort Worth, TX. ONTARIO. Ts: 2; 7; 10; 11; 12; 13; 22; 25.


1:00pm - 4:00pm:

(26) “Gang Expert Testimony: Bringing Your Gang Investigation into Court”, by Tyler Sutherland, Gang Suppression Unit, Battle Creek Police Department, Battle Creek, MI; and Jim Bailey, Battle Creek Police Department, Battle Creek, MI. CHICAGO BALLROOM. Ts: 1; 3; 21.


2:00pm - 3:00pm:

(3) “Strategies for Working With Gang Involved Youth in Juvenile Facilities”, by Martha Wall-Whitfield, Ph.D., Principal, Arkansas Juvenile Assessment and Treatment Center, Bryant, AR. LINCOLN PARK. Ts: 5; 7; 11; 16; 17; 18; 22; 29.


2:00pm - 4:00pm:

(4) “Better Intel and Prevention: Monitoring Gang Problems in Bars and Nightclubs”, by Keiron McConnell, Kwantlen Polytechnic University, Faculty of Arts, Professor of Criminology, Surrey, British Columbia, Canada. MILLENIUM PARK. Ts: 1; 21; 22; 23.


3:00pm - 4:00pm:

(6) “The NCIC Violent Person File”, by Grant E. Smith, FBI, CJIS Division, CTAP/NCIC, Clarksburg, WV. Restricted to law enforcement. ONTARIO. Ts: 1; 3; 12; 13; 20; 25; 30.

(63) “The Link Between Childhood Trauma and Gang Membership: Developing Intervention Service Components”, by Martha Wall-Whitfield, Ph.D., Principal, Arkansas Juvenile Assessment and Treatment Center, Bryant, AR. LINCOLN PARK. Ts: 5; 7; 11; 16; 17; 18; 22; 29.

(98) “Combating Gang/Community Violence through Evidence-Based Strategies”, by Alvis Williams, Chief Training Officer; Joshua Davis, Team Lead Instructor; and Larry Slayton Jr., Team Trainer; Pathfinders Resources, Inc, Danville, VA. ONTARIO. Ts: 17; 18; 22.

 

3:00pm - 5:00pm:

(96) “The Psychology of Violent Behavior and Gangs”, by Dr. Sally-Ann Ashton, Psychologist and Research Scientist, Texas Juvenile Crime Prevention Center, Prairie View A&M University. GRANT PARK. Ts: 1; 2; 6; 8; 12; 13; 16; 21; 25. Restricted to criminal justice personnel.

                                                                                    

4:00pm - 5:00pm:

(47) “Street Gangs Well Defined - For Criminal or Research Intelligence", by Kenneth Davis, Graffiti/Gang Specialist & Private Investigator, Yonkers, NY. MILLENIUM PARK. Ts: 1; 4; 7; 9; 19; 20; 27; 28.

(15) “How to Investigate/Prosecute a Federal RICO Case: A Case Study”, by Samuel Robert Stringfellow, Assistant U.S. Attorney, Northern District of Mississippi, Oxford, MS. Restricted to law enforcement. CHICAGO BALLROOM. Ts: 1; 6; 13; 21.

(2) “Gang Fights and Gang Riots in Juvenile Correctional Facilities: Prevention and Intervention Issues”, by Ricky Pickens, Gang Specialist/Consultant, Los Angeles, CA. ONTARIO. Ts: 10; 11; 13; 16; 17; 18; 22; 25; 29.

(51) “Gangs, Guns and Drugs in Canada”, by Keiron McConnell, Kwantlen Polytechnic University, Faculty of Arts, Professor of Criminology, Surrey, British Columbia, Canada. LINCOLN PARK. Ts: 1; 4; 23.


5:00pm - 6:00pm:

(54) “The Law Enforcement, Prosecution, and Corrections Networking Reception”, by Kenneth Davis and Gregg W. Etter Sr., NGCRC Staff. MILLENIUM PARK. Ts:1; 2; 13; 16; 21.




Wednesday, August 7, 2024:


6:00am - 7:00am Early Riser Sessions:

TBA

 

7:00am - 8:00am Early Riser Sessions:

TBA


8:00am - 9:00am:

(56) “The Graffiti Identity 3: Through the Decade”, by Kenneth Davis, Graffiti/Gang Specialist & Private Investigator, Yonkers, NY. CHICAGO BALLROOM. Ts:1; 7; 7; 9; 19; 20; 27; 28.

(40) “The OMCG in a Global Perspective”,by Dr. Andy Bain, Assistant Professor, Dept. of Criminal Justice & Sociology, Westminster College, New Wilmington, PA. ONTARIO. Ts: 15; 23.

(37) “Correctional Intelligence and Street Crime Investigations”, by Captain Philip J. Swift, Ph.D., Municipal Courts, City Marshall Division, Fort Worth, TX. Restricted to law enforcement. LINCOLN PARK. Ts: 1; 4; 13; 21.


8:00am - 10:00am:

(11) “Utilizing RICO to Thwart Gang Violence: A Case Study”, by FBI Special Agent Mark Gripka, Chesapeake, VA. MILLENIUM PARK. Ts: 1; 6; 21; 30.

(105) “Causes, Effects, and Treatments: Impact of Gang Culture and Violence on Elementary, Middle, and High School Aged Children”, by Douglas L. Semark, Ph.D., Special Executive to the Board and Chief Learning Officer, Gang Alternatives Program; Director, Gangfree Life Academy®; Chair, UCLA/RAND Prevention Research Center CAB; Los Angeles, CA. GRANT PARK. Ts: 5; 10; 17; 18; 22.


9:00am - 10:00am:

(81) “History of Gang Research: Ivory Tower Meets Street Corner Cop”, by Keiron McConnell, Kwantlen Polytechnic University, Faculty of Arts, Professor of Criminology, Surrey, British Columbia, Canada. ONTARIO. Ts: 1; 12; 21.


9:00am - 11:00am:

(31) Female Gangs”, by Dr. Charla Waxman, NGCRC Staff, Chicago, IL. CHICAGO BALLROOM. Ts: 5; 7; 18; 20; 22; 30.


10:00am - 11:00am:

(73) “National Crime Information Center (NCIC) Off Line Search”, by Grant E. Smith, FBI, CJIS Division, TSEU/NCIC, Clarksburg, WV. Restricted to law enforcement. LINCOLN PARK. Ts: 1; 3; 12; 13; 20; 25.


10:00am - 11:30am:


(103) Project Lifeline: A Panel Discussion With Former Gang Members”, by Tom Schneider, Director, Project Lifeline, Chicago, IL. GRANT PARK. Ts: 2; 5; 16; 18; 22.


10:00am - 12:00pm:

(7) “Hybrid Gangs: How to Identify Local Gang Culture”, by Jim Bailey, Battle Creek Police Department, Battle Creek, MI; and Det. Tyler Sutherland, Gang Suppression Unit, Battle Creek Police Department, Battle Creek, MI. MILLENIUM PARK. Ts: 1; 3; 19; 21.

(61) “Clinical Interventions for Survivors of Gang Controlled Sex Trafficking”, by Deepa Patel, MSW, Co-Founder of Trauma and Hope, Springfield, VA. ONTARIO. Ts: 7; 8; 11; 18; 30.


11:00am - 12:00pm:

(13) “Advanced Gang Identification Within a Correctional Facility”, by Deputy Noah Holland and Deputy Garfrey Smith, Oakland County Sheriff’s Office, Pontiac, MI. CHICAGO BALLROOM. Ts: 1; 8; 9; 13; 19.

(88) “Street Gangs to Terrorism Affiliation”, by Michael P. Coghlan, Gang Specialist, DeKalb, IL. LINCOLN PARK. Ts: 1; 4; 7; 12; 14; 20; 21; 23; 24.


12:00pm - 1:00pm:

On your own for lunch.


1:00pm - 2:00pm:

(22) “A Basic Street Gangs Investigation", by Kenneth Davis, Graffiti/Gang Specialist & Private Investigator, Yonkers, NY. Restricted to Law Enforcement. ONTARIO. Ts: 1; 4; 7; 9; 19; 20; 27; 28.

(104) “The Role of Primary Prevention and a Public Health Approach in an Anti-Gang Strategy”, by Douglas L. Semark, Ph.D., Special Executive to the Board and Chief Learning Officer, Gang Alternatives Program; Director, Gangfree Life Academy®; Chair, UCLA/RAND Prevention Research CAB; Los Angeles, CA. MILLENIUM PARK. Ts: 2; 5; 10; 16; 17; 22.


1:00pm - 3:00pm:

(92) “Project Imagine: Community Violence Intervention and the Impact of Outreach Workers as Credible Messengers”, by Robert T. David Sr., Youth and Gang Violence Prevention Coordinator, Danville, VA; with panelists including Curtis Artis, Outreach Workers, City of Danville, VA. LINCOLN PARK. Ts: 2; 10;11; 12; 22.


1:00pm - 4:00pm:

(28) “Hybrid Gangs: How They Evolve and Develop, Proper Identification and Documentation”, by Detective Danny Polo, Broward County Sheriff’s Office, Ft. Lauderdale, FL. CHICAGO BALLROOM. Ts: 1; 4; 6; 9; 19; 20; 21; 27.


2:00pm - 3:00pm:

(5) “Notes to the Rookie: The Truth about Trauma and Growth”, by Philip J. Swift, Ph.D., Municipal Courts, City Marshall Division, Fort Worth, TX. MILLENIUM PARK. Ts: 2; 7; 10; 12; 13; 18; 22; 30.

(71) “The Need for Insider Research: The Opportunities and Challenges of Doing Research Within Your Own Agency”, by Keiron McConnell, Kwantlen Polytechnic University, Faculty of Arts, Professor of Criminology, Surrey, British Columbia, Canada. ONTARIO. Ts: 1; 12.


3:00pm - 4:00pm:

(20) “Online Resources - Communication & Search Tools”, by Kenneth Davis, Graffiti/Gang Specialist & Private Investigator, Yonkers, NY. LINCOLN PARK. Ts: 1; 4; 9; 19; 20; 27.


3:00pm - 5:00pm:

(17) “Gang Controlled Exploitation: Mental Health Treatment that Works”, by Deepa Patel, MSW, Co-Founder of Trauma and Hope, Springfield, VA. MILLENIUM PARK. Ts: 7; 8; 11; 18; 30.

(101) “How to Implement Community Violence Intervention Strategies”, by LaRon Douglas, Sr., Executive Director, Renounce/Denounce Gang Intervention Program, Cleveland, OH. ???. Ts: 10; 11; 12; 22.


4:00pm - 5:00pm:

(38) “What Could Go Wrong? Increasing the Life Expectancy of Your Gang Program: Addressing Legal Liability Issues in Gang Programs Today”, by Michael P. Coghlan, Gang Specialist, DeKalb, IL. ONTARIO. Ts: 7; 10; 12; 17; 29.

(48) “Pioneering a Career Pathway for Credible Messengers and the Impact of Hospital Based Intervention”, by Roy Moore, Director of the Portland OIC Community Care Team, Portland, OR; and Rosalee Anderson, Program Supervisor, Portland OIC Community Care Team, Portland, OR. LINCOLN PARK. Ts: 10; 11; 30.




5:00pm: ALL TRAINING IS OVER WITH. TRAINING ROOMS NOW BEING EVACUATED.


5:00pm-6:00pm:

PROCEED DIRECTLY TO THE NGCRC OPERATIONS CENTER TO SUBMIT YOUR EVALUATION FORM TO THE NGCRC STAFF.

PICK UP YOUR CERTIFICATES IN THE OPERATIONS CENTER NOTE: HAVE YOUR EVALUATION FORM READY TO BE EXAMINED (hours counted) BY OPERATIONS CENTER SUPERVISORS (Maria & Irene) TO SEE IF YOU HAVE COMPLETED THE MINIMUM HOURS REQUIRED (24 overall, at least 4 of which are in your Training Track).

 

After 6:00pm: NGCRC staff have gone. Your Evaluation Form is still important. If you forgot, can you please mail or fax your Evaluation Form to the NGCRC ASAP?


WE WISH YOU SAFE TRAVEL ON YOUR RETURN HOME. WE HOPE WE SEE YOU NEXT YEAR.

 

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