2021 Justice & Recovery Conference
The 2021 Justice & Recovery Conference will provide participants with knowledge of best practices and cutting-edge strategies in the intersection of criminal justice and behavioral health to continue to improve Oklahoma’s diversion network. State and national experts in their fields will present two (2) plenaries and more than thirty (30) live and pre-recorded sessions with topics which target law enforcement, probation officers, treatment court team members, correctional officers, and clinicians.
Tracy is an internationally recognized speaker, author, trainer, and advocate. Her broad expertise, combined with her relatable and passionate delivery, have made her an in-demand speaker in America and abroad. She is the founder of the Exceptional Leaders Lab and has coauthored two books; “What Exceptional Leaders Know,” and “Exceptional Leaders Playbook.”As a thought leader for over 25 years, Tracy Spears has helped organizations, communities and executive teams achieve extraordinary growth with successful strategies that build exceptional leaders.
As an international Crisis Management, Suicide Prevention and Leadership Skills presenter, Sergeant Kevin Briggs’ story and lived experiences have been featured across the world. Briggs, a retired California Highway Patrol sergeant, spent many years patrolling the Golden Gate Bridge. While on patrol, he encountered numerous individuals clinging to life by a thread – individuals who had lost hope and could see no way out of their current situation - ready to jump off the bridge to what they assumed was a sudden death and ending of their pain and hopelessness. Briggs, through his compassion, gentle voice, eye contact, and his innate ability of “listening to understand” encouraged more than 200 individuals over his career to not end their life, but to begin a new chapter. These challenging but rewarding efforts earned him the nickname “Guardian of the Golden Gate.” After spending 3 years in the United States Army, 3 years with the California Department of Corrections and 23 years with the California Highway Patrol, Briggs retired to dedicate his life to promote mental health awareness across the globe through Pivotal Points, an organization he founded. Today, Briggs is mapping a movement as he speaks and trains others in suicide prevention, crisis management and negotiations.