Friday, June 19, 2015

25 June: The Politics of Criminal Justice

The Brennan Center for Justice and New America present:
The Politics of Criminal Justice
Thursday, June 25, 2015
9:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Breakfast & Registration 9:30 a.m.
Program 10:00 a.m.
Constance Milstein and Family Global Academic Center
NYU Washington, D.C.
1307 L Street, NW
Washington, D.C. 20005
Marc Levin
Founder and Policy Director,
Right on Crime
Director, Center for Effective Justice,
Texas Public Policy Foundation
Director, Justice Program,
Brennan Center for Justice
Jamelle Bouie
Staff Writer,
Slate Magazine
moderated by:
Heather Hurlburt
Director, New Models of Policy Change,
New America
In the five years since Marc Levin founded Right on Crime at the conservative Texas Policy Foundation, more than a dozen states have enacted sentencing or other prison reforms. Parallel movements among conservatives and progressives have promoted similar reforms from dramatically different ideological starting-places. Prominent national Republicans have announced changes of heart, and then-Attorney General Eric Holder announced that the Justice Department would no longer pursue mandatory minimum sentences for low-level drug felonies. As the push for criminal justice reform gathered steam at the federal level, it has garnered recent headlines as much for the cross-ideological nature of leadership behind it as for specific reform proposals.

How durable is this right-left partnership against the backdrop of 2016 Presidential politics? Join New America and the Brennan Center to hear top actors from politics and policy look at what's next for the criminal justice reform movement, including a discussion of the recent Brennan Center publication Solutions: American Leaders Speak Out on Criminal Justice, a bipartisan collection of essays on criminal justice reform by many of the leading 2016 presidential candidates.

Follow the discussion online using #RightLeftJustice and following @BrennanCenter and @NewAmerica
CLICK HERE to RSVP. If you have any questions, please contact Mikayla Terrell, at or 646.292.8368.

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