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This workshop is an introduction to Impact of Race and Culture Assessments and thier use in criminal court proceedings.

This introduction will be of interest to legal support workers, lawyers, probation and parole officers, social workers and other clinicians, and judges. Qualifying to conduct IRCAs and to testify as an expert witness requires experience as a clinical practitioner and more detailed knowledge about conducting forensic assessments and testifying as an expert witness. These topics will be covered in a second series of workshops designed to prepare clinicians for conducting these assessments. Clinicians who complete this introductory series will be eligible to register in the second. Please note that there is no certification program for IRCAs; they are a novel and developing area of specialization within forensics.

The introductory session will cover the following information:

  • an overview of theory related to the intersection of race and criminal justice. A discussion of the overrepresentation of Black people in the criminal justice system, a recognition of systemic racism in the criminal justice system, and the rise and utility of IRCAs.

  • an overview of Robert's experiences developing the assessment model, preparing, and presenting IRCA assessments. It will also cover the content and areas covered by an IRCA and a review of several judicial decisions on the use of IRCAs completed today. Participants will be given non-identifying, composite sample sections of various assessments Robert has completed.

  • the future of IRCAs. A discussion of their potential utility at various stages of adjudication; who should conduct them; when they should be sought; who should "own" the knowledge developed through their production; and their implications for other use (for exmaple in prevention programming, in development of correctional programming, etc.).

Online Platform: This workshop will be facilitated using the ZOOM.us platform. The ZOOM online platform allows for video, voice, and text communication as well as screen and slide sharing. All participants will be able to be seen and heard. For more information on Zoom, go to their website: www.zoom.us.

The fee for the workshop series is $150.00 plus fees and taxes. Registration will be capped at 20 participants.


What is the ZOOM Platform?

Zoom is an online video meeting and seminar platform that enables businesses of all sizes to easily conduct large online events with video, audio, and screen sharing for better engagement. Zoom has a simple interface that provides high-quality experience with great dependability up to 100 video participants. Registered participants will be given detailed information about how to connect to the workshop.

What are my technology system requirements to participate in a ZOOM seminar?

An internet connection – broadband wired or wireless (3G or 4G/LTE)

Speakers and a microphone – built-in or USB plug-in or wireless Bluetooth

A webcam or HD webcam - built-in or USB plug-in

What's the refund policy?

Full refunds will be available up to one week before the commencement of the first session.

Is my registration fee or ticket transferrable?

No. It will be important that the person who registers is the person who attends in order to ensure that only eligible persons are able to register for the advanced workshop on IRCAs. Also, only one person per registration can participate in the workshop.

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