Friday, March 15, 2019
8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p. m.
Red Lion Hotel
205 Wolf Road, Albany NY
ALERRT CRASE (Civilian Response to Active Shooter Events)
James Brooks, Police Officer, Albany Police Department sworn member since 1990
This is a 2 part workshop. Part 1 is the morning workshop and Part 2 is the afternoon workshop.
The CRASE course was developed by Advanced Law Enforcement Rapid Response Training (ALERRT)™ at Texas State University. The course was developed to provide strategies to individuals, to help protect themselves and reduce the dangers faced during an active shooter event. It is designed and built on the Avoid/Deny/Defend strategy, which has been developed as an easy to remember method for individuals to follow
Included in this training will be the human stress response, discussions on 100% accountability relating to schools, addressing so common myths such as “hide and hope, and “playing dead,” which were found ineffective in the Virginia Tech shooting. CRASE will also address how concealed handgun permit holders can better react to situations before and during the arrival of law enforcement, and what civilians can do within the three minutes it takes law enforcement to arrive to better protect themselves and others
In Her Shoes
Wendy Gapczynski, YWCA of Northeastern NY
Lauren Trunko, YWCA of Northeastern NY
Kim Siciliano, Executive Director, YWCA of Northeastern NY
In Her Shoes is a community education tool designed for learning about domestic violence in an interactive role playing process. Participants move, do, think and experience the lives of a domestic violence victim.
Yoga for Stress Reduction and Self-Care
Sarah Wilday, Hot Warrior Yoga
This will be a 60 minute session guiding participants through a Yoga for Stress Reduction practice appropriate for the working environment. The practice will include breathe work, some standing poses and some poses that can be done seated. This is a gentle practice, appropriate for all fitness levels.
Participants will leave the session with a simple sequence they can utilize at work or anywhere with no props required (handout), and a reminder of their ability to access inner peace.
Leadership for the Visionary
Kathleen McLean, President, The McLean Group
Leaders need to be equipped with the most relevant knowledge, skills, and tools available today. This leadership development helps to empower them to broaden the vision, introduce change, engage a diverse workforce, and grow through effective leadership
Attendees were asked to bring:
Attendees who brought a donation item will receive one (1) free raffle ticket. Donations will be presented to a Domestic Violence Shelter in the area.
The New York State Minorities in Criminal Justice, Inc. (NYSMICJ) will be hosting its 2019 Women’s Day Training Conference at the Red Lion Hotel in Albany, New York on Friday, March 15, 2019. NYSMICJ is extending a CALL FOR VENDORS to join us at our training day.
You will have various options to provide information regarding your company to a group of participants comprising of line staff on up to executive level criminal justice professionals (correctional and public safety) working in agencies who represent both State and Local programs.
Interested vendors can complete the online submission or download the Presenters Invitation below and email it to Region3@nysmicj.org. Non-profit/Non-funded entities seeking a booth fee waiver should submit a request to Region3@nysmicj.org.
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March 15, 2019
The 2019 RGB Agent of Change Award will be given to Isabella Sementilli.
Region 3 of the New York State Minorities in Criminal Justice, Inc. sponsors an annual Women’s Day Training Conference during Women’s History month. For generations, women have resolved conflicts in their homes, schools, and communities. They have rejected violence as counterproductive and stressed the need to restore respect, establish justice, and reduce the causes of conflict as the surest way to peace. From legal defense and public education to direct action and civil disobedience, women have expanded the American tradition of using inclusive, democratic, and active means to reduce violence, achieve peace, and promote the common good.
Isabella Sementilli is a young woman who embodies the characteristics described above. In October of 2013, Isabella, an extremely active fifth grader, suffered a serious concussion, fractured tailbone, and back and neck injuries after a classmate yanked her chair from under her as she sat down. Just a few months later, Isabella suffered a second concussion leaving her with a lasting debilitating headache disorder. Activities enjoyed by many adolescents Isabella’s age, activities that Isabella once loved--reading, watching television, and using electronic devices--she could no longer enjoy. Tap and tennis were also put on hold indefinitely and replaced by doctor and physical therapy appointments.
Rather than wallow in her sorrows like many adults in her situation would, this incredible young lady used her tragedy as a platform to raise awareness about both bullying and brain injuries. Isabella is an active member of The Brain Injury Association of New York State (BIANYS), she serves as a member of the BIANYS Youth Concussion Council, she actively supports many local and national anti-bullying charities, and she even learned how to bake and tweaked a family cookie recipe, which now sells in her family’s restaurant, Scotti’s. Isabella has established herself as a leader and youth advocate, and is truly an inspiration for so many teens who face similar situation.
Most recently, Isabella put her story into words in a book she wrote titled, “One Tough Cookie,“ published by Troy Book Makers. The book follows Isabella’s journey from the day her troubles started. She wanted to share her experiences so people could see how the ordeal has affected her life. The main message is to stop bullying and uphold “Izzy’s Cure“ to “be nice, be kind, and share with a smile
Throughout the last five years, and undoubtedly before, Isabella has embodied all things New York State Minorities in Criminal Justice, Inc. is. Courageous, compassionate, determined, and poised are just a few adjectives that come to mind when describing this amazing young woman. For all of these reasons, Isabella Sementilli is this year’s Region 3 NYSMICJ RBG (Ruth Bader Ginsberg) Agent of Change Award recipient. Please join me in congratulating Isabella.
Fight for the things you care about, but do it in a way that will lead others to join you.“ – Ruth Bader Ginsberg
The award is named after Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.
Samantha Pruner is a student at SUNY University at Albany studying Criminal Justice with a minor in Homeland Security, Emergency Preparedness and Cyber Security. After graduation, Samantha intends to pursue a career in Homeland Security. Congratulations Samantha on being selected to receive one of the 2019 region 3 scholarship awards.
Amanda Zoda is a student at SUNY University at Albany and NYSMICJ is pleased to award her one of the 2019 Region 3 scholarship awards. Congratulations Amanda on being selected to receive one of the 2019 Region 3 scholarship awards.