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BJS workshop and booth at the 2023 American Correctional Association (ACA) Winter Conference

Event Dates
Event Duration
4 days
Orlando, Florida

The ACA Winter Conference draws a broad array of participants, including those from academia, government, private industry, military, courts and corrections, public health care providers, probation and parole, IT professionals, and more. The conference provides an excellent opportunity for researchers and practitioners to connect and learn from each other through exhibitions, presentations, workshops, and training and certification programs.

On January 31, 10:00–11:30 a.m., BJS staff will host a workshop in the Grand Ballroom 9/10 with discussions on—

  • characteristics and outcomes of substantiated incidents of sexual victimization in prisons and jails, as well as the demographics of victims, inmate perpetrators, and staff perpetrators involved in these incidents.
  • how jails and prisons responded to COVID-19 to reduce infections of inmates and staff.
  • current BJS efforts to measure maternal health and health outcomes of incarcerated pregnant women and plans for implementing data collections on this topic.

Also, be sure to stop by Booth 1207 from January 29 to 31 to learn about the National Inmate Survey, which collects confidential data from people in correctional facilities under the Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA), and to see a demo of the survey instrument.

Other specific activities of interest follow:

Date   Title   Description
Saturday, Jan. 28, 10:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.   ACA Research Committee Meeting   Office of Justice Programs (OJP) leadership will talk
about BJS's priorities, and data collections.
Sunday, Jan. 29, 9:00–9:45 a.m.   Council of Juvenile Justice Administrators winter business meeting   BJS Director Alex Piquero will describe BJS updates,
and BJS Statisticians Emily Buehler and Michael Field will provide updates on PREA surveys.
Sunday, Jan. 29, 12:30–1:30 p.m.   Correctional Leaders Association   OJP leadership and BJS Director Alex Piquero will speak about BJS priorities.
Monday, Jan. 30, 11:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.   ACA Meet & Greet   Meet BJS Director Alex Piquero and chat about corrections statistics.


Date Created: January 25, 2023