A very well attended and successful 2017 CJAG conference is now in the books. We hosted our first ever Peace Officers Standards and Training Council accredited training Thursday morning. Thursday’s educational session concluded with an outstanding keynote address from Brian Owens of the Georgia Board of Pardons and Parole, and was followed by three separate social events. On Friday we continued with excellent presentations and the South Georgia premiere of the documentary “Released” and a panel discussion chaired by “Pete” Peterman, the United States Attorney for the Middle District of Georgia. Thanks to all the good folks at Valdosta State University for hosting the conference. Kudos to Neal McIntyre for his service as program chair.
We will be back at Valdosta State University on Thursday, October 11 and Friday, October 12, 2018 for our next conference.
In 2019, we will be at Coastal College of Georgia in Brunswick on Thursday, October 10 and Friday, October 11.
Mark your calendars for both events!
Our 2017 Conference program (Thursday, October 12 and Friday, October 13, 2017 at Valdosta State University) is now online here at the CJAG website. See the program at http://cjag.us/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/2017-Conference-Program-Final.docx.
The conference agenda is quite full, beginning with parallel programs on Thursday. For law enforcement officers we have two two-hour P.O.S.T. accredited sessions http://cjag.us/product/cjag-post-training/, while for CJAG members there will be a Board meeting, Board of Regents update and the full CJAG membership meeting. Following lunch, we begin our panel presentations. Late on Thursday, Brian Owens of the State Board of Pardons and Paroles will be our keynote speaker.
Be certain to attend the social events on Thursday, both on campus and at our preferred hotel, the Drury Inn and Suites-Valdosta. We will begin the social portion of the conference on campus, thanks to the kindess of our University hosts. Then, there will be a “kick back” hour at the hotel, followed by a casual party at the hotel hosted by CJAG President, Michael Shapiro.
Friday morning we return to Valdosta State University’s campus for more conference presentations. At lunchtime, Pearson will be hosting a “lunch and learn” about their REVEL product. We will wrap up the conference with afternoon presentations and the South Georgia premiere of the documentary “Released“. Our colleagues from the United States Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of Georgia will assist us with a panel presentation as the documentary ends, featuring some of the people from the movie.
This clearly is a conference you do not want to miss. Hope to see you next Thursday and Friday at Valdosta State University.