MassINC forum addresses criminal justice reform

Thursday, Jun. 4, 2015
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The MBA co-sponsored the June 2 "Getting Criminal Justice Reform Right: Ideas from Independent Experts in the Field" forum presented by MassINC and the Massachusetts Criminal Justice Reform Coalition.

The Massachusetts Bar Association co-sponsored "Getting Criminal Justice Reform Right: Ideas from Independent Experts in the Field," a forum presented by MassINC and the Massachusetts Criminal Justice Reform Coalition at the State House on June 2.

The event featured a research presentation entitled, "What Caused the Crime Decline?" by Lauren-Brooke Eisen, senior counsel at the Brennan Center for Justice at New York University School of Law. It also included an expert panel discussion with Steven Tompkins, Suffolk County sheriff; Michael Widmer, former president of the Massachusetts Taxpayers Foundation; and Jack McDevitt, director of the Institute on Race and Justice at Northeastern University. The panel was moderated by William D. Delahunt, former congressman and district attorney for Norfolk County.

Other co-sponsors of the event were Northeastern University School of Law, the Brennan Center for Justice at New York University School of Law and Community Resources for Justice.