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Second annual criminal justice conference to be held on Griffin campus

The UGA Griffin campus will present its second annual CJ Day @ UGA Nov. 14 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the UGA-Griffin Student Learning Center.

The mini-conference will include a keynote address by Steven Teske, Clayton County’s chief juvenile court judge.

The theme of this year’s conference, “After Mass Incarceration: Charting a Path to the Future,” is an opportunity for professionals from varied areas of criminal justice—law enforcement, law and the courts, corrections and the faith community—to convene and discuss these reforms and their impact on communities and to suggest alternatives to incarceration. Registration is free, but seating is limited. The full list of speakers and registration information is at

Additional presentations will explore new directions in prosecutions-especially drug offenses, evidence-based strategies to reduce recidivism, innovative practices for strengthening inmates’ parental ties, the toll of human trafficking on communities, forensics and the need for broadly trained criminal justice professionals.