On Sunday, May 22, 2022, Robert Glass and Brian Lee will join Deputy Chief Jennifer Crosby in Long Beach, CA to present a workshop at the American Jail Association’s 41st Conference & Jail Expo. Read below to learn more.

“You CAN Teach an Old Dog New Tricks: Breaking Down Silos to Successfully Gain Buy-in from Staff, Leadership, and the Community”

Date/Time: Sunday, May 22, 2022 1:15 PM – 2:45 PM

Location: 202AB, Long Beach Convention and Entertainment Center


A lot has changed in the historically conservative County of Maricopa, Arizona. When the county first embarked on its criminal justice system master plan in 2013, the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office (MCSO) knew they had their work cut out for them if they hoped to achieve the progressive goals outlined in the 10-year look ahead. Flash forward to today. Not only has Maricopa County transitioned to direct supervision, but it’s also opened a new, progressive intake center prioritizing community involvement, improved access to mental and medical health services, and tools for successful reentry. But don’t be fooled! The path hasn’t been easy.

In this workshop, members of MCSO discuss the trials and tribulations leading up to the 2020 opening of the Maricopa County Intake, Transfer, and Release Facility. They’ll provide tips and educational strategies for transforming the thinking of wary decision-makers and gaining buy-in for important progressive advancements in criminal justice.

Learning Objectives

  • list key considerations when developing and implementing a multi-year detention masterplan
  • Communicate the importance of incorporating an adaptable building for future changes in the county system.
  • describe the importance of applying innovative design solutions to achieve a more humane and welcoming environment for inmates, staff, and the general public.
  • more effectively educate and empower staff and leadership to envision different approaches in the care and custody of inmates.
  • discuss the advantages of utilizing local partnerships and resources to aid treatment, provide education, and support successful reentry.
If you are attending AJA’s Conference, you won’t want to miss this exciting presentation! To schedule a time to speak with our experts, click the links below.