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Behavioral Healthcare Education Conferences

30th Annual Virtual Forensic Rights and Treatment Conference

November 30 – December 1, 2022

The 30th Annual Forensic Rights and Treatment Conference will be held virtually November 30 – December 1. Registration will open in October.

Homeward Bound: Exploring Issues Faced by Justice-Involved Persons

We anticipate that the schedule will include real-time and recorded presentations, as well as Q&A sessions and discussion/networking opportunities. Recordings of sessions, copies of materials and other meeting resources will be available to participants via the virtual portal throughout the meeting when possible.

Call for Presentation Proposals

Behavioral Healthcare Education is now seeking presentation proposals for the 2022 Forensic Rights and Treatment Conference. We invite you to submit a proposal for a 90-minute or 3-hour workshop. Workshops of either length will include 10 minutes for Q&A. 

Presenters are encouraged to submit proposals that illustrate this year’s theme, Homeward Bound: Exploring Issues Faced by Justice-Involved Persons.

To submit a proposal, please download this call for presentations document and fill in all information.

Please note, the deadline to submit proposals is August 31, 2022. All proposals will be considered, but only a limited number can be selected. Notifications of proposal acceptance will be emailed September 16, 2022.

Forensic Rights and Treatment Award Nominations

Individuals who work directly with and make a difference for persons with mental health issues in forensic settings are the primary candidates for this honor.

Eligible individuals include:

  1. Professional staff in various disciplines and settings
  2. Correctional officers in all forensic settings in the Commonwealth
  3. Volunteers who serve the justice-involved in a substantial capacity

Nominating an Award Recipient

In a Word document, please answer the following questions about your candidate:

  1. How long has this person served in corrections/forensics?  
  2. In what capacity have they served in corrections/forensics?
  3. What are they specifically doing to support/improve services for justice-involved persons struggling with mental health issues?
  4. What separates this candidate from others in the field, and why do you believe the work they do deserves recognition?
  5. What three words best describe their work ethic?
  6. Provide two additional references, with contact information, who also believe this person is a noteworthy candidate

Email the above information to Anna Auch,

Selection Process

After careful consideration of all candidates, the Planning Committee will choose a maximum of two winners for this annual award. Once confirmed through the Planning Committee via email, nominators will notify winners directly. For scheduling purposes, this should be at least three weeks in advance of the conference.

It is the responsibility of the nominators to do the following:

  1. Ensure the award recipient attends the virtual conference ceremony
  2. Make a full introduction of their candidate at the awards ceremony 

Please note: In addition to a plaque and recognition during the awards ceremony at the conference, winners also receive the first day of training at no cost. For scheduling purposes, email confirmation is available to supervisors upon request to confirm the date/time of this conference.

Questions About Our Conferences?

If you have questions about any of our events, please call our registrar at 877.243.3033.