Thursday, Feb. 28, 2019
Mitchell Hamline School of Law Auditorium
875 Summit Ave., St. Paul, MN 55105
Session 1: Plenary Speaker
National Overview of the Impact of Sex Offender Residence Restrictions on Housing Availability
Jill Levenson, Ph.D.
Professor of Social Work, Barry University
Internationally recognized expert in trauma-informed care and sexual abuse in clinical, correctional, and forensic settings
Video: National overview of the impact of sex offender residence restrictions on housing availability
Session 2: Issues in Minnesota
What are the effects of residential restrictions on reintegration, and how do they affect public policy in Minnesota?
Moderator: Joanna Woolman, J.D.
Associate Professor, Executive Director, Institute for Children, Families, and Communities, Mitchell Hamline School of Law
- Mark Bliven ’85 (WMCL)
Director, Risk Assessment and Community Notification, Minnesota Department of Corrections
- Robin Benson ’03 (WMCL)
Deputy General Counsel, Minnesota Department of Human Services
- Amy Lawler, J.D.
Assistant State Public Defender, Minnesota Office of the Appellate Public Defender
- Riki Kravitz, MA
Outpatient Program Coordinator and New Client Facilitator, Alpha Human Services
- Mark Bliven ’85 (WMCL)
Video: What are the effects of residential restrictions on reintegration, and how do they affect public policy in Minnesota?
Lunch Keynote Speaker
Advocate for Children’s Safety and Past Chair of the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children
Session 3: What are we going to do?
Suggestions for effective and wise comprehensive treatment and management of sex offenders who have been released from prison and MSOP
Moderator: Eric Janus, J.D.
2018 ACLU Minnesota Earl Larson Award recipient
Professor of Law, Director, Sex Offense and Policy Resource Center, Mitchell Hamline School of Law
- Alison Feigh, M.S.
Director, Jacob Wetterling Resource Center, a program of the Zero Abuse Project
- Jon Brandt, MSW, LICSW
Founder and Director, Mapletree
- Brad Colbert, J.D. ’85 (WMCL)
Assistant State Public Defender, Minnesota State Public Defender’s Office
Resident Adjunct Professor, Director, Legal Assistance to Minnesota Prisoners Clinic, Mitchell Hamline School of Law
- Sarah Walker
Deputy Commissioner, Community Services, Minnesota Department of Corrections
Video: Suggestions for effective and wise comprehensive treatment and management of sex offenders who have been released from prison and MSOP
Full symposium video
Continuing Education Credits
This program has been approved for 5 standard CLE credits (event code: 267858).
Attendance certificates will be provided at the symposium for CEU, Marriage and Family Counseling, and LPPC credits.
Registration is required for all attendees. The entire symposium is $75 or $25 per session. Public Interest attorneys can attend for a reduced cost of $50 for the entire symposium or $20 per session. Corrections, psychology, and nonprofit professionals (probation and parole, licensed social workers, licensed certified professional counselors, licensed marriage and family therapists, and licensed psychologists) can attend the entire symposium for $25. Community members can attend for $10. If you need a waiver, contact the Symposium Editor. Current law students can attend for free based on available space.
- Mitchell Hamline Law Journal of Public Policy and Practice
- Minnesota Chapter of the Association for the Treatment of Sexual Abusers
- All Square Institute and Restaurant
- Peter B. Knapp and Lucinda Jesson
- Cherry Hill Behavioral Health
- Elizabeth Griffin, MA, LMFT, Internet Behavior Consulting
Contact the Symposium Editor with any questions or concerns at Sheila.Francois@mitchellhamline.edu.