Magazine article Corrections Today

ACA and Nashville: Reunited and It Feels So Good

Magazine article Corrections Today

ACA and Nashville: Reunited and It Feels So Good

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Inspiring speakers, innovative workshops, insightful meetings and incredible fun--just another ACA conference at the Gaylord Hotel Opryland. No matter how many times we return to Nashville, we manage to enjoy ourselves, and learn a little something, too. We hope you were one of the many thousands able to join us in this great city for five days of energizing sessions in the Gaylord's relaxed atmosphere, famed for its ubiquitous hospitality.

The 139th Congress of Correction kicked off on Aug. 7, with several meetings and welcome receptions. The conference theme, "Effective Reentry is Good Public Safety" was particularly timely as agencies and organizations are faced with pinched budgets and dwindling resources. We made sure to offer plenty of workshops aimed at helping you employ cost-effective programs and treatments that will aid offender reentry. We also brought you ideas on how to hire and retain young employees; incorporate environmentally friendly maintenance practices; prevent and control infectious disease outbreaks; and ensure your offender programming is gender and race responsive.

Aug. 8 began our workshop sessions and featured the ever-popular Healthcare Professional Interest Section Luncheon. Speaking at the event was Ronald Aday, Ph.D, an author and sociology professor at Middle Tennessee State University. He presented attendees with his thoughts on the aging inmate population, offering treatment suggestions and sharing best practice models from across the country. …

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