2017 Conference

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Omni Austin Hotel at Southpark
4140 Governors Row | Austin, Texas 78744
March 27-29, 2017


Introduction (Agenda, Participant Roster, Board and Staff Roster)

Course Information (Descriptions & Objectives)

Faculty Information (Roster & Bios)


Day 1 - 

11:30 - 6:00 p.m. Registration  
1:00- 5:00 p.m.

Veterans and Impaired Driving   (1:00- 2:00 p.m.)
Sean Hanna, Senior Director of Veteran Engagement, Meadows Mental Health Policy Institute

Veterans, Substance Abuse, and Municipal Courts  (2:00 - 2:35 p.m.)
Joan Gillham, Program Director, Metroplex Veterans Legal Services
Young Drivers and Impaired Driving (2:50 - 3:50 p.m.)
Gary Teeler, Instructor, Focus on Reducing Impaired Driving Among Youth (F.R.I.D.A.Y.)

Women and Impaired Driving (4:00 - 5:00 p.m.)
Deborah Wood Smith, KIS Senior Analyst, National Center for State Courts

 Clerk's Certification Prep Sessions (1:00 - 5:00 p.m.)
Level I: Sheli Masterson, Court Services Coordinator, City of Irving

Level II: Jennifer Bozorgnia, Court Services Coordinator, City of Irving

12:00 - 6:00 p.m.

Exhibitor Expo and Impaired Driving Simulator (New This Year: Impaired Motorcycle Simulator by Texas A&M Agrilife Extension Service Watch UR BAC Program)

Note: Most Exhibitors will be available throughout the entire conference.


6:45 - 7:50 a.m. Breakfast and Registration
8:00 - 8:05 a.m. Welcome and Annoucements
Regan Metteauer, Program Attorney, TMCEC
Ned Minevitz, Program Attorney & TxDOT Grant Administrator
8:05 - 9:00 a.m.

Psychopharmacology and Effects on Driving
Dr. Ken Robinson, President, Correctional Counseling, Inc.

9:00 - 10:05 a.m.

 Ashley's Story
Mike Knetzger, Field Training Officer, Green Bay Police Department

10:20 - 11:20 a.m.

Blood Draw & Traffic-Related Case Law Update
Hon. Ryan Turner, General Counsel & Director of Education, TMCEC

11:20 - 12:00 a.m.

Municipal Traffic Safety Initiatives Award Winners: A Video Presentation
Hon. Stewart Milner, Presiding Judge, City of Arlington, and President, Texas Municipal Courts Association and Texas Municipal Courts Education Center Board of Directors

12:00 - 12:50 p.m. Lunch


1:00 - 2:10 p.m.

The Magistrate's Role in No Refusal Programs
Andrew James, Chief of Vehicular Crimes, 410th District Court, Montgomery Count

Reducing Underage Drinking: Evidence-Based Prevention Strategies
Brian Lemons, Strategy Specialist, Texans Standing Tall


Challenges and Solutions for Drugged Driving 
Erin Holmes, Director, Traffic Safety Programs, Foundation for Advancing Alcohol Responsibility

Model Outreach Panel
Presented by Traffic Safety Award Winners: Alvin, Arlington, Bulverde, Forest Hill, Freer, Glenn Heights, and Harker Heights

2:25 - 3:35 p.m.

Electronic Search Warrants
Hon. Brian Holman, Presiding Judge, Lewisville Municipal Court



Teens in the Driver's Sear: Peer Resource Initiative 
Stacey Tisdal, Transportation Research Specialist, Texas A&M Transportation Institute


Technology to Eliminate Drunk Driving 
Debbie Weir, Chief Executive Officer, Mothers Against Drunk Driving

Model Outreach Panel (.25 ethics)
Presented by Traffic Safety Award Winners: Baytown, College Station, Helotes, Linden, Magnolia, and Melissa



3:50 - 5:00 p.m.

Ignition Interlocks: Using Bond Conditions to Reduce Drunk Driving 
Hon. Matthew A. King, Tarrant County Criminal Magistrate

Peer Justice: Implementing Teen Court Programs
Hon. Randall Stump, Presiding Judge, and Tina Heine, Teen court Coordinator, Georgetown Municipal Court

Victim Impact Panels
Guy Benson, Director, and Deborah Parsons, Assistant Director, Danger Without Intentions

 Model Outreach Panel 
Presented by Traffic Safety Award Winners: Amarillo, Harlingen, Irving, La Porte, and Lufkin

Day 3 -

6:45 - 7:50 a.m. Breakfast     




8:00 - 9:15 a.m.

Reality Education for Drivers (RED) Program: Hospital-Based Injury Prevention for Teen Drivers 
Dan Worley, RED Program Coordinator, Trauma Services/Injury Prevention, Baylor Scott & White Hillcrest Medical Center

 Road to Zero: Collaborating to Prevent Highway Deaths
Susan Crotty, Program Development Executive, Driver Safety-Courts Division, National Safety Council

Co-Occurring Substance Abuse and Mental Health Disorders
Dr. Mariselle McKeon, Tina Hosaka, and Soila Villarreal, Medical and Social Services Division, Behavioral Health Services Section, Department of State Health Services

9:30 - 10:45 a.m. Child Passenger Safety Education Program
Blanca Trevino, Traffic Safety Specialist, Texas Department of Transportation
The Walking Dead: Pedestrians, Vehicles, and Impairment
Ned Minevitz, TxDOT Grant Administrator & Program Attorney, TMCEC

Repeat Alcohol-Related Offenders: A New Tool for Courts
Erin Holmes, Director, Traffic Safety Programs, Foundation for Advancing Alcohol Responsibility

11:00 - 11:05 p.m. Announcement of Prize Winners 
11:05 - 12:00 p.m. "Enduring Regret: Chris Sandy's Life after Causing Death"
Chris Sandy, Author

 12:00 p.m.  Conference Adjourns
1:00 - 5:00 p.m. Clerks Certification Test (Levels I, II, and III)