SEARCH Symposium

2023 Symposium on Justice Information Technology, Policy, Research, and Practice

July 24-26, 2023 · The Westin Long Beach · Long Beach, CA

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Tracks & Sessions

The 2023 Symposium — a 2 ½-day event co-hosted by SEARCH, JRSA and NCJA — features 4 Keynotes and 32 Workshops and Plenary Sessions across 4 tracks: Technology, Policy, Research, and Practice. Each track will address key contemporary subjects that impact justice policymakers and practitioners across the nation:

Justice and Policing
Reform
Gun Violence and
Violence Prevention
Measuring Crime and
Justice Operations
Crisis Response and
Alternatives to Incarceration

Call for Presentations

Please submit your workshop proposal by April 15, 2023.

Symposium Keynote Speakers

Justice and Policing
Reform

Speaker TBD

Gun Violence and Violence Prevention

Speaker TBD

Crisis Response and Alternatives to Incarceration

Speaker TBD

Measuring Crime and Justice Operations
Alexis R. Piquero, Ph.D.
Director, Bureau of Justice Statistics
U.S. Department of Justice
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The Agenda

The Agenda is in progress and is subject to continuous update as we finalize session details and speakers. Download the latest agenda (as of March 15, 2023).  All times are Pacific Daylight Time.

Monday, July 24, 2023

Plenary Session1:30PM–2:00PMSymposium Opening Plenary Session:
Welcome, Introductions, Orientation
Centennial Ballroom B
Plenary Session2:00PM–2:45PMKeynote 1: Justice and Policing Reform
Centennial Ballroom B
Light Break2:45PM–3:00PMConference Foyer
Workshops 13:00PM–4:00PMTechnologyPolicyResearchPractice
Roundtable on Criminal Justice Statistics: Addressing the President’s Executive Order on Advancing Effective, Accountable Policing and Criminal Justice Practices to Enhance Public Trust and Public Safety
Centennial Ballroom B
Current Issues in Policing Reform
Centennial Ballroom C
Data to Inform and Implement Policy and Practice
Centennial Ballroom D
Preventing Crime and Improving Response: The Model from Long Beach
Barcelona/
Casablanca Room
Light Break4:00PM–4:15PMConference Foyer
Workshop 24:15PM–5:15PMTechnologyPolicyResearchPractice
OPEN
Centennial Ballroom B
Assessing the Status of Clean Slate Initiative Around the Nation: Lessons Learned and Challenges Remaining
Centennial Ballroom C
Communicating Research: Presentations by the 2023 Yearwood Publication Contest Winners
Centennial Ballroom D
OPEN
Barcelona/
Casablanca Room
Reception/Exhibitors5:30PM–7:00PMCentennial Ballroom A and Terrace

Tuesday, July 25, 2023

Continental Breakfast7:00AM–8:00AMCentennial Ballroom A and Foyer
Plenary Session8:00AM–9:30AMKeynote Presentation 2: Gun Violence and Violence Prevention
Centennial Ballroom B
Light Break9:30AM–9:45AMConference Foyer
Workshops 39:45AM–10:45AMTechnologyPolicyResearchPractice
Government and Industry Criminal History Background Checks
Centennial Ballroom B
Current Issues in Community Based Violence Intervention and Prevention
Centennial Ballroom C
Preventing Suicides By Gun Owners
Centennial Ballroom D
Crime Prevention through Environmental Design
Barcelona/
Casablanca Room
Light Break10:45AM–11:00AMConference Foyer
Workshops 411:00AM–12:00PMTechnologyPolicyResearchPractice
OPEN
Centennial Ballroom B
OPEN
Centennial Ballroom C
Roundtable on Measuring Gun Violence
Centennial Ballroom D
OPEN
Barcelona/
Casablanca Room
Lunch/Exhibitors12:00PM–1:00PMCentennial Ballroom A and Terrace
Plenary Session1:00PM–2:30PMKeynote Presentation 3: Thinking about Alternatives to Arrest and Crisis Response
Centennial Ballroom B
Light Break2:30PM–2:45PMConference Foyer
Workshops 52:45PM–3:45PMTechnologyPolicyResearchPractice
Officer Mental Health and Wellness
Centennial Ballroom B
Honoring Service, Advancing Safety: Supporting Veterans from Arrest through Sentencing
Centennial Ballroom C
Roundtable: Measuring Racial Bias
Centennial Ballroom D
Reducing Workloads for Sworn Officers While Tailoring Response to Calls
Barcelona/
Casablanca Room
Light Break3:45PM–4:00PMConference Foyer
Workshops 64:00PM–5:00PMTechnologyPolicyResearchPractice
OPEN
Centennial Ballroom B
OPEN
Centennial Ballroom C
OPEN
Centennial Ballroom D
OPEN
Barcelona/
Casablanca Room

Wednesday, July 26, 2023

Continental Breakfast7:00AM–8:00AMCentennial Ballroom A and Foyer
Plenary Session8:00AM–9:30AMKeynote Presentation 4: Measuring Crime and Justice Operations
Dr. Alexis R. Piquero, Director, U.S. Bureau of Justice Statistics
Centennial Ballroom B
Light Break9:30AM–9:45AMConference Foyer
Workshops 79:45AM–10:45AMTechnologyPolicyResearchPractice
OPEN
Centennial Ballroom B
Assessing the Status of NIBRS, Use of Force, and Bias Motivation Data Collection
Centennial Ballroom C
Improving Criminal History Data Quality Measures
Centennial Ballroom D
Evolving Trends in Crime Analysis
Barcelona/
Casablanca Room
Light Break10:45AM–11:00AMConference Foyer
Workshops 811:00AM–12:00PMTechnologyPolicyResearchPractice
OPEN
Centennial Ballroom B
Justice Counts: Mobilizing Policymakers to Make the Most Informed Data-Driven Decisions
Centennial Ballroom C
Deaths in Custody Reporting Act: Challenges and Strategies to Measure Deaths in Custody
Centennial Ballroom D
OPEN
Barcelona/
Casablanca Room
Lunch/Exhibitors12:00PM–1:00PMCentennial Ballroom A and Terrace
Plenary Session1:00PM–2:30PMClosing Plenary: Ten Ways States Can Lower Crime
Centennial Ballroom B
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