Smart On Crime Conference Will Highlight Innovative And Promising Criminal Justice Ideas

Smart On Crime Conference Will Highlight Innovative And Promising Criminal Justice Ideas

Smart On Crime Conference Will Highlight Innovative And Promising Criminal Justice Ideas

Smart on Crime Innovations Conference will convene community leaders, criminal justice practitioners, elected officials, businesses, foundations, the media, and researchers to showcase promising criminal justice interventions informed by evidence and data.

On Tuesday, October 10 and Wednesday, October 11, 2017, a group of leading national criminal justice organizations spanning the ideological spectrum will host the Smart on Crime Innovations Conference to reinvigorate and refocus the public on exciting reform ideas that communities across the country are pursuing. The conference is hosted by the John Jay College of Criminal Justice, the Center for American Progress, and the Draper Richards Kaplan Foundation, and will bring together community leaders, criminal justice practitioners, elected officials, businesses, foundations, the media, and researchers. By showcasing data-driven interventions and innovations that are being implemented in cities and states, the conference will serve as a public statement that people from across the country are committed to pursuing smart, fair, and effective criminal justice and public safety policies.

Featured speakers and panelists include Eric H. Holder Jr., former U.S. attorney general; Governor Nathan Deal (R-GA); Sen. Cory Booker (D-NJ); Anquan Boldin, retired NFL wide receiver; Karol V. Mason, president of John Jay College of Criminal Justice; Vanita Gupta, president of the Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights; Robert L. Ehrlich Jr. (R), former governor of Maryland; Neera Tanden, president of the Center for American Progress; Cyrus Vance Jr., New York County, New York, district attorney; Mark Holden, general counsel of Koch Industries; Mark Gonzalez, Nueces County, Texas, district attorney; Brittany Packnett, Build Love + Power; Daryl Atkinson, first Second Chance Fellow at the U.S. Department of Justice and co-director of Forward Justice; Robert Tracy, chief of the Wilmington, Delaware, Police Department; John Wetzel, Pennsylvania secretary of corrections; and Malika Saada Saar, Google.

Partner organizations include the Coalition for Public Safety; FWD.us; Gideon’s Promise; JustLeadershipUSA; Koch Industries; the Laura and John Arnold Foundation; the Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights; and Right on Crime.

Click here to view the conference website, including the full conference agenda and RSVP information.