MBA to sponsor MassINC's May 15 Criminal Justice Reform Coalition Policy Summit

Thursday, May. 4, 2017
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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 reform.

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.
Chief Justice Ralph Gants, Congresswoman Katherine Clark and Marc A. Levin, director of the Center for Effective Justice & Right on Crime, have been named as speakers for the fourth annual Criminal Justice Reform Coalition Policy Summit.

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.