2019 Reducing Recidivism Conference, March 7-8 in Anchorage

Creating Healthy Relationships – Building Supportive Communities

March 7 and 8, 2019
Hotel Captain Cook, Anchorage

About the Conference

If you work as a mental health or substance abuse professional, community program director or case manager, public defender or judge, if you work with at risk or adjudicated youth, are a probation officer, social worker, or work in another field that is concerned with reducing recidivism and strengthening reentry services — this conference is for you!

Together we can maximize the effectiveness of reentry programs and minimize barriers to employment and reintegration back into the communities. By developing collaborative case management plans and implementing programs that meet beneficiary needs, we can shift the public’s perception of formerly incarcerated individuals from a risk to an asset to our communities.

Conference Schedule/Agenda

Click here for a Detailed Conference Agenda.


Registration. Pre-registration is required for all participants. Click here to complete your registration. Please read all the information included there.

Registration Fee. $45 (Registration fee is waived for a number of entities including all State of Alaska departments, Veterans Administration, re-entry coalition agencies, and reentry centers. Please register first and verify your employer – the registration fee will be waived after registration is complete.)

Accommodations – Parking

Accommodations. Click here to take advantage of the discounted rate ($129/night + 12% tax), or call 907-276-6000 or toll free 1-800-843-1950. Last day for discounted rate is February 13.

Although Parking IS NOT included in the registration fee please refer to this map for more information about the many parking opportunities downtown near the Hotel Captain Cook. You will be responsible for any parking expenses.

Training Access Funds

Click here for TAF application.  Submission deadline is February 21.

If you would like to attend the Reducing Recidivism and Reentry Conference on March 7 and 8 in Anchorage and need financial assistance in order to attend, you could be eligible to receive Training Access Funds (TAF) sponsored by the UAA Center for Human Development Alaska Training Cooperative and the Alaska Mental Health Trust Authority.

TAF Requirements:

  1. Live in a rural community off the road system or live more than 100 miles from the Anchorage/MatSu Boroughs.
  2. Stay at The Hotel Captain Cook during the conference.
  3. Register and pay for conference and travel related expenses. Reimbursement is made after the conference.

Note: Training Access Funds are limited to three (3) attendees per agency.

Training Access Funds in the amount of $500 will be awarded for those who meet these conditions. These awards are competitive and are not transferable. Training Access Fund checks will be mailed after the conference to whomever paid your expenses.

Exhibitor & Sponsorship

Registration. Click here to complete registration as an exhibitor.

Exhibitor registration includes two (2) conference badges to staff the table, one 6ft skirted table, and two chairs.

Exhibitor Fees. For Profit = $200 and Non-Profit & Government Agencies = $75. There is an additional $7.00 fee to have electricity at the table.

Any questions about exhibiting at the conference, please contact Megan Moody, conference coordinator, meganmoodyak@gmail.com.

Sponsorship & Advertising. If you are interested in sponsorship opportunities for the 2019 Reducing Recidivism & Reentry Conference or in advertising in the conference program, please contact Marilyn Weaver, mkweaver@alaska.edu.

The Reducing Recidivism & Reentry Conference receives funding and support from the Alaska Mental Health Trust Authority, UAA Center for Human Development, and the Alaska Training Cooperative.