BJA Reentry Court Focus Group: Boston Mass. June 1, 2010
Location: Sheraton Boston; 2nd floor, Independence East
Facilitators: Judge Jeff Tauber; Al Siegel
8:00- 9:00 Continental Breakfast
Morning Session: 9:00-12:00
State Issues 
Getting the necessary jurisdictional authority
Different reentry court models for different states
State vs. County Based Programs
State Wide Systems and Resources
Coordination among parole/ probation; state/county
Refreshment Break: 10:30
Local Jurisdictional Issues 
What is the Mission of Reentry Court: rehabilitation, recidivism, control, punishment
The role of local courts and court personnel
How to get buy-in from courts and local agencies
Necessary Components of Reentry Court
A minimalist or full service court?
Informal/ therapeutic v. adversarial/ adjudicative approaches
Presentation on Evidence Based Practices in Reentry Courts 12:30-1:30Dr. Doug Marlowe; Chief of Science, Policy, and Law, NADCP
Afternoon Program: 2:00-5:00
Presentation: Harlem Parole Reentry Court Evaluation
Zach Hamilton; CCI
What Works to Reduce Recidivism 
Evidence Based Sentencing Practices
Eligibility criteria, risk assessments and targeting participants
Sanctions and Incentives
Responding to technical infractions
Effectively dealing with high risk offenders (a street perspective)
Afternoon Refreshments: 3:30
Local Community Issues 
Community participation – building constituencies for reentry
Resourcing the reentry court locally
Sharing community decision-making
Working with existing Community Coalitions
Education, Research and Technical Assistance 
What research is needed to move the reentry court field forward?
What is the research and science relevant to practitioners?
What learning tools are effective in teaching new scientific principles and techniques?
What content areas do new reentry court teams need education/training in? (Describe publications, interactive training, websites, and other relevant resources)
What are areas for training/technical assistance for established reentry courts?