IJIS Institute: 2021 National SymposiumIJIS Institute brings together practitioners from the public sector supporting the front lines, with representatives from nonprofit organizations, academia, and industry solutions providers to collectively identify areas where collaboration and solutions can help.
This two-day event will allow IJIS to share the accomplishments of our community over the course of the year. More, highlights include the convening of two town hall sessions address the hardships, responses and remaining challenges of the pandemics and the domains that have been impacted, as well as, the national dialogue regarding police reform in our communities. Leaders in the field will share their experiences, and the iJIS community will have an opportunity to engage in an open dialogue.
2021 National Symposium Session #1: Arne Owens Keynote PresentationThe Pandemic has changed the reality of our lives worldwide. No countries have been left unscathed, and the United States ranks the highest number of fatalities from COVID 19 to date. Regardless of the source of this virus, our response nationally, and our plans for the future are of critical value to understand, mitigate and plan appropriately for the future. Aspects that will be addressed as part of this keynote address will include the following:
- Assessment of the current global pandemic and the U.S. response tactics;
- Understanding of the current planning and operational resources to address the pandemic response and any
- Intended impact of the vaccine and anticipated timeline regarding same; and,
- How has our world permanently changed?
Thank you to our session sponsor in GlobalFlyte! To check out their video, go to: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gr9Tv-qDzJA&feature=emb_logo.
2021 National Symposium - Session #2: Responding to the Ongoing Threat of the COVID‐19 SurgeAgencies around the country are facing unheard of challenges as they seek to keep their communities safe and healthy, while attempting to maintain the continuity of effective business operations. IJIS has had a front‐row seat to these operations and has learned from many of the experts who have successfully dealt with some of these challenges. This Town Hall will present a discussion addressing key experiences, resulting efforts, and available best practices effecting both policy and operations. Speakers for this session include:
- Dr. Bill Hazel, Former VA Secretary of Health and Human Resources, and, Current Senior Deputy Executive Director, Claude Moore Foundation – Contributor and MC
- Anthony Ambrose, Police Public Safety Director, City of Newark, New Jersey
- Jeneé Littrell, Deputy Superintendent, Educational Services Division, San Mateo County (CA) Office of Education
- Dr. Rodney Ogawa, Professor Emeritus, Division of Social Sciences, University of California, Santa Cruz
2021 National Symposium - Session #3: Industry Response/Practitioner Input to the COVID-19 PandemicThe COVID‐19 pandemic has identified key gaps in conducting business for both the public and private‐sector entities. Despite the inevitable impact this crisis will leave on business operations, the criticality of cross‐agency collaboration has been exposed as more vital than ever before. This session will proactively pinpoint operational processes that are changing and will emphasize practices that will help operations thrive in the future. Speakers for this session include:
- Ashwini Jarral, Former IJIS Institute Executive Director, and Current Co‐Founder and
- Major Ed O’Carroll, Bureau Commander, Major Crimes, Fairfax County PD, Virginia
- David Jackson, Senior Vice President, Business Development, CaseLines a Thomson Reuters Company
Thank you to Marquis Software for sponsoring this session!
2021 National Symposium: Session #5 - Town Hall to Address the Age of Reform and Reality of ImpactsNational protests this year have led to calls for social justice, police reform and even cuts in law enforcement budgets. The demands for police reform are creating unprecedented challenges for police executives and the successful delivery of operational support. In response to some cries from the community, some politicians are reducing police budgets while demanding more from their police due to rising crime. Panelists for this session include:
○ Peter Harvey, Partner at Patterson Belknap, NYC; Past NJ Attorney General (2003‐2006); and Federal Consent Decree Monitor for Newark NJ PD
○ Art Acevedo, Police Chief, Houston, TX; President, Major Cities Chiefs Association
○ Carmen Best, Retired Seattle Police Chief; Current AI Ethics Board at Axon
○ Jim Burch, President, National Police Foundation
2021 National Symposium - Session #6: Industry Response to Reform & IJIS Awards ReceptionPanel: The reform demonstrations have identified key gaps in conducting business for both the public and private‐sector entities. Despite the inevitable impact this crisis will leave on business operations, the criticality of cross‐sector and cross‐agency collaboration has been exposed as more vital than ever before. This session will proactively pinpoint operational
processes that are changing and will emphasize practices that will help operations thrive in the future.