Justice Talks

Justice Talks covers the topics of today and tomorrow in the American justice system. Each episode will feature an in-depth discussion of current topics and emerging issues of relevance to justice system practitioners and decision makers led by our in-house experts and special guest panelists.

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Episode 5

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In our previous CNA Justice Talks podcast, we discussed alternative response models to individuals in crisis. In this episode, Dr. Chip Coldren leads a discussion with Dr. Grant Duwe, Dr. Theron "T" Bowman, and Dr. Brittany Cunningham about innovative uses of data to advance the justice system.

Biographies

James "Chip" Coldren, guest host, is a justice research expert with over 35 years of research experience in justice system effectiveness, police evaluation, crime prevention, corrections, juvenile justice and restorative justice.

Brittany Cunningham, PhD, is a Senior Research Scientist with CNA’s Center for Justice Research and Innovation and provides expertise in the areas of data analytics and law enforcement.

Grant Duwe, PhD is research director at the Minnesota Department of Corrections.

Theron "T" Bowman, PhD is the retired chief of police and former assistant city administrator for the Arlington, Texas, Police Department.


Episode 4

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In our previous CNA Justice Talks podcast, we discussed CNA's work conducting traffic stop analyses, and the steps officers and executives can take to implement equitable practices in their agencies. In this episode, Hildy Saizow leads a discussion with CNA's Dr. Laura Kunard and Dr. Tom Christoff about the history of alternative response models, ways the justice system has addressed law enforcement agencies' responses to mental health crises, and impactful models in use across the country.

Biographies

Hildy Saizow is a Senior Advisor at the CNA Center for Justice Research and Innovation with more than 30 years of experience in research, policy analysis, and training and technical assistance to law enforcement agencies, and the host for Justice Talks.

Laura Kunard, PhD: Laura Kunard is a Senior Research Scientist with CNA with expertise in police reform, police interactions with people with mental illness and procedural justice practices.

Tom Christoff, PhD: Tom Christoff is a Senior Research Scientist with CNA and has extensive experience with crisis intervention training.


Episode 3

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In our previous CNA Justice Talks podcast, we discussed the impact of COVID-19 on corrections officers and incarcerated populations, specifically in a jail setting, and out-of-the-box ways they’re working to keep these populations safe during the pandemic. In this episode, Dr. Chip Coldren leads a discussion with CNA's Zoë Thorkildsen, and Chief Harold Medlock (ret.) about CNA's work conducting traffic stop analyses, and the steps officers and executives can take to implement equitable practices in their agencies.

Biographies

James "Chip" Coldren, guest host, is a justice research expert with over 35 years of research experience in justice system effectiveness, police evaluation, crime prevention, corrections, juvenile justice and restorative justice.

Zoë Thorkildsen provides expertise in the areas of criminal justice and policing, program evaluation and research design.

Chief Harold Medlock (ret.) served as Chief of Police of the Fayetteville Police Department (FPD) for nearly four years, retiring in January 2017.


Episode 2

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In our previous Justice Talks podcast, we discussed how the court system has been impacted by COVID-19, and innovative ways practitioners across the country are adapting to continue their work during the pandemic. This time on Justice Talks, we spoke with two practitioners from the corrections field about the impact the Coronavirus has had on their officers and incarcerated populations specifically in a jail setting, and out-of-the-box ways they’re working to keep these populations safe during the pandemic.

Biographies

James "Chip" Coldren, guest host, is a justice research expert with over 35 years of research experience in justice system effectiveness, police evaluation, crime prevention, corrections, juvenile justice and restorative justice.

Reena Chakraborty, Ph.D., has served as Chief of Strategic Planning and Analysis for the DC Department of Corrections since 2012.

Daron Hall is Sheriff of Davidson County, TN, served as the 101st president of the American Correctional Association (ACA) and also served as the 78th president of the National Sheriffs’ Association.


Episode 1

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Courts and prosecutors’ offices have had to take various steps to continue their work. These include basic changes (i.e., technology to work remotely) but also dramatic changes to how they conduct their work (i.e., making use of alternative venues for jury selection and trials).

In this first episode of the CNA Justice Talks podcast series Hildy Saizow discusses with Nelson Bunn and Don Nottingham how prosecutor's offices are implementing innovative responses to the COVID-19 pandemic and facing these challenges head on.

Biographies

Hildy Saizow is a Senior Advisor at the CNA Center for Justice Research and Innovation with more than 30 years of experience in research, policy analysis, and training and technical assistance to law enforcement agencies, and the host for Justice Talks.

Nelson Bunn is the Executive Director of the National District Attorneys Association (NDAA).

Don Nottingham is the Chief Deputy District Attorney at the 9th Judicial District Attorney’s Office in Colorado.



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