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AWEC is pleased to provide its members and others with the opportunity to download our most recent newsletter and several past newsletters. Please go to the Downloads page and click on the document to download your copy today.

Newsletters

Newsletter Spring 2017 (2.3 MB)

Newsletter Fall 2016 (7.1 MB)

Newsletter Summer 2016 (3.2 MB)

Newsletter Spring 2016 (3.2 MB)

Newsletter Fall 2015 (5.6 MB)

AWEC’s Annual Membership Training Institute

The 22nd Annual Training Institute is October 12-14, 2018 at the Embassy Suites Sacramento Riverwalk Promneade, 100 Capitol Mall, Sacramento, CA.  Room rate for the hotel is $199 single/double occupancy plus taxes. To reserve your hotel room call:(916) 326-5000 and ask for the Association of Women Executives in Corrections or  go to www.sacraento.embassy suites.com and enter group code AWC . All reservations must be made by September 19, 2018 to get the conference rate. Make sure you mention the AWEC conference when making your reservations.

All hotel rooms are Newly Renovated spacious 2-room suites featuring separate living and sleeping areas, brand new Serta Sweet Dreams Pillow-top Mattress in ALL 242 Guest Suites, complete with microwave, refrigerator, coffee maker, sofa-bed in the living room, two 42inch flat screen TVs, work/dining table, and high-speed Internet access.  The discounted group rate is based on single or double occupancy.

 -Complimentary Evening Reception with unlimited cocktails, beer, wine and non alcoholic beverages as well as tasty snacks served from 5:30pm to 7:30pm every evening (Valued savings of $20.00+ per person)

Complimentary Full Cooked to Order Breakfast served each morning in our Atrium Marketplace Café (Valued savings of $16.00 per person)

-Two on-site restaurants

-Free Airport Shuttle (subject to availability)

-Valet parking on site.  Self parking directly across the street.

-We offer Hilton Honors Points and Preferred Airline Mileage Points

This year’s conference will have its opening session on Friday afternoon beginning at 1:00. The Board of Directors will meet on Friday morning before the start of the conference.

The conference registration deadline is September 1, 2018.

AWEC News

AWEC is proud to join ACA in congratulating our past president Pat Caruso, as the 2108 E.R. Case awardee.

Congratulations to the 2018 winners of ACA’s prestigious E.R. Cass Correctional Achievement Award: Patricia Caruso (Michigan) and Daron Hall (Tennessee). The awardees will be honored at a banquet held during the 148th Congress of Correction in Minneapolis on Aug. 7, 2018. Look for more information in the upcoming 148th Congress of Correction Planning Guide, which will be posted online in early April.

 

AWEC’s news:

Women working in male prisons face harassment from inmates and co-workers

https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/social-issues/women-working-in-male-prisons-face-harassment-from-inmates-and-co-workers/2018/01/27/21552cee-01f1-11e8-9d31-d72cf78dbeee_story.html?utm_term=.282a2e01a56b

National Voice Committee Information:

The National Voice Committee has developed the association’s position on staff sexual misconduct and boundary violations in the correctional field. Talking points were developed for AWEC executives as guidelines for public responses when such misconduct occurs in an agency. Below are those documents along with existing policies from the American Correctional Association (ACA) and the American Jail Association (AJA) on women in corrections and staff sexual misconduct.

Urban Institute Task Force – AWEC Request:
Become a CEO: A National Voice Mentoring Opportunity

The AWEC National Voice Committee is offering to assist members who are considering the pursuit of CEO positions, in keeping with our mission, vision and values.
Every state has adult corrections agencies and juvenile justice systems. Currently throughout the U.S., only eight women serve as heads of adult prison systems and sixteen women head juvenile justice agencies, meaning that only approximately 20 percent of these agencies are headed by women.

A harsh reality for those who serve in executive level government positions, is that government agency cabinet members and many chief executives serve at the pleasure of state governors. Many find themselves looking for jobs when new governors are inaugurated. With 37 governor’s races on ballots around the country this year, many top governmental jobs will soon be open.

AWEC does not advocate for personnel changes. However, because changes are anticipated in CEO positions around the country, the National Voice Committee, supported by the Board of Directors, encourages our membership to step up on the career ladder to move to the next level – into the shoes of a CEO.

We encourage you, our members, to consider yourselves viable candidates for top positions and be alert for opportunities and positions that become available. We hope you will consider yourselves talented, capable and ready for the challenge.

The National Voice Committee stands ready to assist in your deliberations as you consider the next level of opportunities. Having served as CEOs of corrections agencies, members of the National Voice Committee have volunteered to serve as “consultants” to those of you who are ready to take that step and climb the ladder, to provide a resource to draw upon to assist in your decision making.

We interviewed several members of the National Voice Committee and asked several questions. Those Interviewed were: Patricia Caruso, Retired Director of the Michigan Department of Corrections;. Gwen Chunn, Retired Executive Director of the Juvenile Justice Institute, North Carolina Central University and former Director of Youth Services, North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services; Kathleen Dennehy, Former Commissioner, Massachusetts Department of Correction; Theresa Lantz, Retired Commissioner, Connecticut Department of Correction; Andie Moss, President of The Moss Group, Inc. and former Assistant Deputy Commissioner, Georgia Department of Corrections; Jeanne Woodford, retired Chief of Adult Probation, City and County of San Francisco and former Warden, San Quentin State Prison.

Please contact Francine, AWEC Executive Director if you need contact information: info@awec.us

Conference Information 2018 22nd Annual Conference

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The 22nd Annual Training Institute is October 12-14, 2018 at the Embassy Suites Sacramento Riverwalk Promneade, 100 Capitol Mall, Sacramento, CA.  Room rate for the hotel is $199 single/double occupancy plus taxes. To reserve your hotel room call:(916) 326-5000 and ask for the Association of Women Executives in Corrections or  go to www.sacraento.embassy suites.com and enter group code AWC . All reservations must be made by September 19, 2018 to get the conference rate. Make sure you mention the AWEC conference when making your reservations.

All hotel rooms are Newly Renovated spacious 2-room suites featuring separate living and sleeping areas, brand new Serta Sweet Dreams Pillow-top Mattress in ALL 242 Guest Suites, complete with microwave, refrigerator, coffee maker, sofa-bed in the living room, two 42inch flat screen TVs, work/dining table, and high-speed Internet access.  The discounted group rate is based on single or double occupancy.

 -Complimentary Evening Reception with unlimited cocktails, beer, wine and non alcoholic beverages as well as tasty snacks served from 5:30pm to 7:30pm every evening (Valued savings of $20.00+ per person)

Complimentary Full Cooked to Order Breakfast served each morning in our Atrium Marketplace Café (Valued savings of $16.00 per person)

-Two on-site restaurants

-Free Airport Shuttle (subject to availability)

-Valet parking on site.  Self parking directly across the street.

-We offer Hilton Honors Points and Preferred Airline Mileage Points

This year’s conference will have its opening session on Friday afternoon beginning at 1:00. The Board of Directors will meet on Friday morning before the start of the conference.

The conference registration deadline is September 1, 2018.

Upcoming Conferences 

ACA Congress of Correction 2018

Minneapolis, Minnesota
August 2-7, 2018

 

APPA Annual Trianing Institute

43rd Annual Training Institute
July 29-August 1, 2018
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania