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2022 Training Conference


National Association of Blacks in Criminal Justice Oklahoma Student Chapters Keynote Speakers: Regina Jackson

Past President and CEO East Oakland Youth Development Center (EOYDC)


Regina Jackson has set the strategic direction for the East Oakland Youth Development Center’s (EOYDC) national youth development model for more than 27 years. Focused on character-based leadership, her platform of youth-led initiatives has empowered thousands of young people to achieve lifelong academic and career success. 


A global thought leader for youth development, Ms. Jackson is often called upon as a subject matter expert to deliver workshops, presentations, and papers, both domestically and internationally. At the behest of U.S. Congresswoman Barbara Lee, Ms. Jackson led two delegations of student ambassadors to China in support of President Obama’s “My Brother’s Keeper” and “100,000 Strong” initiatives. In 2018, Ms.  Jackson led a smaller group of youth on a service mission to Haiti with Marshawn Lynch and the Cliff Avril Foundation. In 2019, she led a Southwest Airlines sponsored service mission to Mexico City.


Through her “theory of change” character-based leadership model and her “comprehensive compassion/emotional intelligence” concept she has established an excellence driven culture in the heart of an urban war zone. 30,000 students strong, with ties from HBCU’s to Ivy League to the NBA. A culture bathed in adamant defiance of fear, status quo, and circumstance through teaching that goals are stepping stones not to be met, but crushed under the weight of ones stride towards their true purpose.


Dr. Jackson received an honorary doctorate in Humane Letters from the University of San Francisco in May 2016 and has been featured on ABC-TV World News Tonight, Good Morning America, Essence and Parenting Magazine.

Watch her TEDx on “Taking Risks to Transform” 


Regina was selected as a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Interdisciplinary Research Fellow for 2017-2020. She was also appointed to the Police Commission by the Mayor of Oakland in 2017. In 2019, she was voted Chair by her fellow commissioners and re-elected twice. The first policy approved by City Council in July 2019 is considered the most progressive probation and parole policy in the state of California.  

In 2021, she was selected as part of Ebony’s Power 100 in the Community Builder category.  Regina is an advisor to several philanthropic, nonprofit, finance, educational organizations including the Tides Center, RJOY (Restorative Justice for Youth) and University of California’s Advisory Board. With a recent certification in healing centered coaching, she is now focused on supporting Black Led Organizations.


Dr. Jackson is the mother of two adult sons. Follow her on twitter @reginaoak



McDaniel University Student/Faculty Center, Great Hall

8:30 - 10:30 am: Opening Session - Great Hall

  • Welcome remarks

  • Posting of the colors

  • National anthem

  • Keynote speaker: Regina Jackson

10:45 - 11:45 am:  Workshop #1 - Great Hall

  • Mental Health & Wellness - NAMI  (Young Adults and Students)

12:00 - 1:15 pm:  Ted Logan Scholarship Student Box Lunch 

1:30 - 2:30: Afternoon Workshop #1 - Great Hall

Students Formerly Incarcerated and Barriers to Re-Entering Society

Patrice Drake and David Greasham

2:45 - 3:30 pm:  Student Job Fair, Vendor Booths and Networking

Thanks to Oklahomans for Criminal Justice Reform for sponsoring the students!



Starkey Science and Math Center, Homsey Hall


8:30 - 9:30 am: Opening Session

Welcome remarks, Posting of the Colors, National Anthem


Rozia McKenny Foster, Retired US Assistant Attorney General Keynote Speaker


Starkey Science and Math Center, Homsey Hall Room 110


Morning Workshops: 9:45 - 11:45 am

  • De-Escalation - Jon Parker, Executive Director, Office of School Safety and Security, Oklahoma State Department of Education

  • Behavior Threat Assessment - Cindy Swearingen, Assistant Executive Director, Office of School Safety and Security, Oklahoma State Department of Education

(2 Hours CLEET Credits)

Rita Cooksey, Moderator   


9:45 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. Upper Management Training:

  • ​Department of Corrections (Senior Staff only). Layla BokHARI PH. D Senior Consultant Coaching & Consulting Services 

11:00 a.m. to 11:50 a.m., Homsey Hall Room 114

  •  Department of Corrections OSP History, Dan Reynolds, ODOC Retired Administrator 

9:45 am to 2:30 pm -  Homsey Hall Common Area

  • Vendor Booth and Networking: 

12:00 to 1:15 - Tom and Brenda McDaniel University Student/Faculty Center Great Hall

  • Ted Logan Scholarship Banquet 12:00 to 1:15

  • Music Provided by Oklahoma City University

1:30 pm to 2:30 pm - Starkey Science and Math Center Homsey Hall Room 100

  • Meet the Sheriff: A Discussion with Oklahoma County Sheriff Tommy Johnson. Jerry Elix, Moderator 


1:30 to 3:45 pm - Starkey Science and Math Center Homsey Hall Room 114

  • Mental Health Wellness NAMI (2 hours CLEET Credits) 

2:30 pm to 3:45 pm - Starkey Science and Math Center Homsey Hall Room 110

  • Techniques to be the best Interview Candidate Panel. Terry Tuggle, Warden and Joyce Jackson Retired DOC Administrators 

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