October 27, 2013

At the Leadership Newark (LN) Public Policy Summit, we are excited to announce that the following speakers will be joining us for dynamic Crime & Public Safety workshops during our morning sessions.  These sessions, each moderated by an amazing facilitator, will allow attendees to delve into one of our focus areas.

REGISTER NOW and Learn, Act and make a Change with us on this Saturday, November 2nd!

To register for the Summit, Online Go to https://lnsummit.ticketbud.com/ (best results if using Firefox or Safari). To use a paper registration form, email leadershipnewark@leadershipnewark.org or call 973-350-9200.

Let’s Rebuild The Dream That Is Newark!


Workshop A:      Mass Incarceration:  The Local Impact

Mass incarceration has had staggering human and financial costs, most notably in urban communities.  Mass incarceration ranks among one of the most urgent challenges facing the U.S. and our criminal justice system.  This panel will analyze the impact of sentencing laws and practices, including mandatory minimums and the “three strike” laws to urban communities.  LEARN, ACT & CHANGE!

Dr. William Calathes,  J.D., Ph.D. – Moderator
Graduate Coordinator, School of Criminal Justice, New Jersey City University

Craig Levine
Senior Counsel & Policy Director at the New Jersey Institute for Social Justice

Liliane Windsor, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Rutgers University, School of Social Work

Amarilis (Amy) Rodriguez
Content Assistant, Story Corp

Workshop B:     Crime & Violence: A Public Health Challenge

Traditionally criminal activity & violence have been left in the hands of the criminal justice system.  However, when you look at prevention support services for victims it then becomes necessary to bring in the professionals in medicine, nursing and other health related social services.  Join this distinguished panel as they discuss effective means of public health intervention in cases of abuse, rape, assault & homicide.  LEARN, ACT & CHANGE!

Eleanor Holder-Elcock  – Moderator
Counselor, Sojourn High School, Essex County Juvenile Detention Center

Mavis Faulknor
Director of Nursing Progra,  Hudson County Community College

Dr. Roger A. Mitchell, Jr. MD
Northern Regional Medical Examiner, Office of the State Medical Examiner

Dr. Nichole Simmons
Founder, Health and Wellness

Workshop C:     Crime & The Environment

Small acts of deviance such as littering, graffiti and broken windows as well as neglect can escalate into more serious crime if ignored according to “The Broken Window Theory”.  Join a distinguished panel of experts who will share their knowledge on how the physical condition of an environment impacts criminal activity along with measures towards social cohesion that can reduce higher risk of criminality.  LEARN, ACT & CHANGE!

Leonard Robbins – Moderator
Director of Housing Development, Housing and Community Development Corporation Network of New Jersey

Charles Brown
Senior Research Specialist, Rutgers University, Alan M. Voorhees Transportation Center

Diane Sterner
Executive Director, Housing and Community Development Network of New Jersey

Michael G. Meyer
Director of Housing and Real Estate, City of Newark