The Massachusetts Bar Association is proud to sponsor MassINC's
annual Criminal Justice Reform Coalition Summit. The summit will take place on Monday,
May 15, from 8:30 a.m. to noon, at the Omni Parker House in Boston.
It will bring together 300
leaders from around the commonwealth interested in comprehensive
This year's program will
feature a two-part conversation on justice reinvestment in
Massachusetts, informed by a new opinion poll, as well as two new
research reports. The first piece of the conversation is how to
save resources and maintain public safety through sentencing
reform. The second component is how these resources could be
reinvested into other public safety efforts, as well as proven
programs and services to build stronger communities and improve
outcomes for former offenders.
Participants include elected
officials, policy makers, public safety and corrections officials,
advocates, and civic and religious leaders from Massachusetts and
beyond. Supreme Judicial Court Chief Justice Ralph Gants,
Rep. Katherine Clark and Marc A. Levin, director of the Center for
Effective Justice & Right on Crime, are scheduled speakers.