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Buncombe County Government/TD Bank Building

200 College Street

1st Floor Conference Room

Asheville, NC 28801

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The Buncombe county Justice Advisory Group invites you to a special day-long training on decision-making and implicit bias featuring leading national and state trainers on these topics. Implicit biases are “attitudes or stereotypes that affect our understanding, decision-making, and behavior, without our even realizing it.”[i] This is an emerging field of research with important implications for our court system. We are excited to have Kimberly Papillon of TheBetterMind.com to present on the neuroscience of decision-making and Judge Mark Bennett from the United States District Court for the Northern District of Iowa to present on strategies for addressing implicit bias in our court system. The program will also feature Dr. Eric Howard, Director of Buncombe County’s Veteran’s Treatment Court, and a discussion facilitated by Professor James Drennan of the UNC School of Government. It will be held on April 21, 2017 in the Buncombe County Government/TD Bank Building (1st Floor Conference Room, 200 College Street, Asheville NC 28801). The program starts at 8:45 AM and will include lunch. CLE credit for the Program is pending approval. Registration is free.

For more information please contact Kim Moretz (kim.moretz@buncombecounty.org) with Pretrial Services or Yolanda Fair (Yolanda.r.fair@nccourts.org) with the Public Defender’s Office.



FEATURED SPEAKERS


  • The Honorable Mark W. Bennett

    The Honorable Mark W. Bennett

    U.S. District Court

    Judge

  • James C. Drennan

    James C. Drennan

    NC School of Government

    Professor

  • Dr. Eric Howard, MSW

    Dr. Eric Howard, MSW

    Veteran's Court

    Coordinator

  • Kimberly Papillon

    Kimbelry Papillon, Esquire

    TheBetterMind.com

    Lecturer




AGENDA

8:30–8:45 Registration

8:45–9:00 Welcome and Announcements

Yolanda Fair, Assistant Public Defender, Buncombe County

Member, Buncombe County Justice Advisory Group

9:00–9:30 Facilitated Discussion: Developing a framework for Engagement (30 min.)

James C. Drennan, Adjunct and Former Albert Coates Professor,

UNC School of Government

9:30-11:00 The Neuroscience of Decision-Making (90 min.), Kimberly Papillon, Esq.,

TheBetterMind.com

11:00-11:15 BREAK with snack provided

11:15-1:15 The Neuroscience of Decision-Making, Continued (120 min.)

Kimberly Papillon, Esq., TheBetterMind.com

1:15-2:00 LUNCH provided on-site

2:00-3:00 Addressing Implicit Bias in the Criminal Justice System (60 min.)

Judge Mark Bennett, USDC Judge for the Northern District of Iowa

3:00-3:30 Response to Presentations and Moderated Q&A (30 min.)

Dr. Eric Howard, Director, Buncombe County Veterans Treatment Court

Judge Mark Bennett

3:30-3:45 BREAK with snack provided

3:45-4:45 Facilitated Discussion about Implicit Bias (60 min.)

Professor James C. Drennan

4:45-5:00 Closing


This program was made possible by support from the UNC School of Government and the Z Smith Reynolds Foundation.



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Buncombe County Government/TD Bank Building

200 College Street

1st Floor Conference Room

Asheville, NC 28801

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