Cancelled2014 Correctional Security Conference – Cancelled

The 2014 Correctional Security Network Conference scheduled for Harrisburg PA, for October 27-29, 2014 has been cancelled.  This past Thursday May 8, the PA DOC notified Managing Director Becky Ritchey that the PADOC funding and support for the 2014 will not be provided for budgetary reasons.  While CSN regrets having to cancel this conference, but it also understands that governmental agencies continue to function with very tight budgets and that when cuts are necessary events such as the CSN conference must be curtailed in order to assure essential operations are funded.  CSN thanks the PADOC for their initial support and participation in the pre-conference planning prior to this decision and hopes we will be able to visit PA in the future.   All participant registrations and vendor registrations will be returned.  We are sorry for any inconvenience.

Who We Are

The Correctional Security Network, Inc. is a non-profit organization that provides a forum for training, education and research for professionals working in adult prisons, jails, community corrections, and juvenile justices agencies.

CSN accomplishes its mission by developing and delivering national and regional training conferences, providing professional training seminars, and technical assistance.

We are always interested in organizing networking events where ideas, training and research can be shared, refined and developed into best practices that enhance public, staff and offender safety and security.

Director's Message

posted: 05/12/2014 - 11:50

I am announcing my resignation as Executive Director of the Correctional Security Network. As many of you know I have served as Executive Director since January of 2013 and as a board member for several years prior to that. I am honored to have represented CSN and work with the professionals we serve. It was my intent to serve as Executive Director through the 2014 CSN Conference, however, as you know that conference was cancelled when PADOC removed their funding last week.

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