Events

Jul 2021

Date/Time Event
Thu 8
July 8, 2021 - July 9, 2021 | 8:45 am - 12:30 pm

County Attorneys Summer Conference

The 2021 County Attorneys Summer Conference will be held virtually on July 8-9, with sessions held from 8:45 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. each day. The program will offer 6.25 CLE hours, including 1.0 hours of ethics (pending approval).

Fri 9
July 9, 2021 - July 12, 2021 | All Day

NACo Annual Conference & Exposition

The National Association of Counties’ 2021 Annual Conference will be held as an in-person and virtual event in Prince George’s County, Maryland.

Tue 13
July 13, 2021 | 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

American Rescue Plan Technical Session: Emergency Response

The North Carolina Task Force on Racial Equity in Criminal Justice and the North Carolina Association of County Commissioners are sponsoring technical assistance sessions to provide assistance on three American Rescue Plan funding solutions that address both criminal justice reform and COVID-19 related mitigation and behavioral health needs.

Law enforcement officers are often called to address issues on which they receive little training and that are outside the core of their expertise. Some of these calls may involve criminal behavior, but often the root is crisis, not criminality. People call 911 when a loved one is experiencing a mental health crisis, when they see a person on the street who appears to be impaired by drugs or alcohol, and when they see someone in need asking for money or going through trash cans. Responding to individuals in crisis is not the core purpose of law enforcement, and others, such as social workers, receive extensive training on how to respond to these situations.

This session will focus on responding more appropriately to calls for emergency service, specifically those concerning mental illness, autism, intellectual disabilities, substance abuse, homelessness, and other non-emergency situations. The expert panelists will detail how American Rescue Plan funding offers an opportunity for local governments to implement crisis response teams, co-responder teams, and alternate responder models to respond to calls for service.

Thu 15
July 15, 2021 | 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

American Rescue Plan Technical Session: Violence Prevention Programs

The North Carolina Task Force on Racial Equity in Criminal Justice and the North Carolina Association of County Commissioners are sponsoring technical assistance sessions to provide assistance on three American Rescue Plan funding solutions that address both criminal justice reform and COVID-19 related mitigation and behavioral health needs.

Violence prevention programs, such as Bull City United in Durham, include community- and hospital-based programs that approach violence as a public health problem and provide solutions including mediation, mentoring, job training, and counseling. These programs offer an approach focusing on preventing violent crime before it happens.

This session will focus on using American Rescue Plan funding to support violence prevention programs. Expert panelists will detail the success of current programs in North Carolina, and outline how American Rescue Plan funding can support violence prevention programs.

Fri 16
July 16, 2021 | 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

From Pandemic to Protests: Crisis Communications Skills for Local Elected Officials

In this online program, elected officials will learn how to communicate complex information to troubled and fearful citizens.

Tue 20
July 20, 2021 | 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

American Rescue Plan Technical Session: Diversion Programs

The North Carolina Task Force on Racial Equity in Criminal Justice and the North Carolina Association of County Commissioners are sponsoring technical assistance sessions to provide assistance on three American Rescue Plan funding solutions that address both criminal justice reform and COVID-19 related mitigation and behavioral health needs.

Well-designed diversion programs can conserve resources, reduce recidivism, and minimize the collateral consequences of justice system involvement. When diversion precedes charging, participants can avoid the stigma of a criminal record entirely. Adequate funding and equitable access are critical to the creation and stability of the social determinants of public safety, including substance use disorder and mental health treatment.

North Carolina has seen success with diversion programs like Law Enforcement Assisted Diversion (LEAD). Expert panelists will detail the successes of these programs, and the session will focus on using American Rescue Plan funding to establish and expand access to pre-arrest diversion and other diversion programs.

Fri 30
July 30, 2021 | 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Heritage or Hate: Reframing the Issues

This class provides a framework for hearing claims from diverse political perspectives and creating productive conversations about the critical policy issues that matter to North Carolina’s communities. You will learn how to think about the points of difference and shared values between North Carolinians on opposing sides of the divisive issues around our shared history.

Aug 2021

Date/Time Event
Sun 1
August 1, 2021 - August 6, 2021 | 5:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Advanced Leadership Corps

The Carolina Inn Chapel Hill

ALC is a six-day residential program built to enable you to become an extraordinary and inspiring leader in your community, region, and state. Applications are due by May 31.

Mon 2
August 2, 2021 - August 5, 2021 | All Day

Basic Economic Development

This introductory course is designed for economic development professionals employed by public, nonprofit, and private organizations and individuals new to the field.

Thu 5
August 5, 2021 - August 6, 2021 | 9:30 am - 12:00 pm

Essentials for Social Services Governing Boards Webinar

This five-hour program is spread over two days and will serve as an orientation for social services governing boards. Topics to be covered include: Where social services governing boards fit into the human services framework in North Carolina; partners at the state level; legal powers and duties of the social services governing board; liabilities of board members; the business of working as a board; how your board can best support your agency and community; and the professional associations, state agencies, and networks that work with county agencies.

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