Friday, September 21, 2012

CBC Annual Legislative Conference – The Challenges of Criminal Justice Reform, A Year in Review

Chairman John Conyers Judiciary Braintrust: Advancing the Civil Rights Agenda

(DETROIT) – Tomorrow, Friday September 21st, Representative John Conyers, Jr. (D-Mich.) will be hosting a Judiciary Braintrust on Advancing the Civil Rights Agenda. The first braintrust panel will be discussing disparities in the criminal justice system, with a particular focus on how reform efforts have broadened to encompass international concerns such as human trafficking. This panel will feature experts from the judiciary, law enforcement, child welfare, and the advocacy community to provide an overview of continuing challenges – juvenile justice, drug and sentencing policy – and the progress made under the Obama administration.
WHAT:                 Judiciary Braintrust Panel on The Challenges of Criminal Justice Reform, A Year in Review

WHERE:               Washington Convention Center
                                Room 145-A
WHEN:                 Friday, September 21, 2012
                                11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

WHO:                   The Honorable John Conyers, Jr. (D-Mich.)

                        The Honorable Robert C. “Bobby” Scott (D-Va.)

                                Moderator: Jesselyn McCurdy, ACLU Washington Legislative Office

                                Hilary Shelton, Senior Vice President for Policy and Advocacy at the NAACP

Jody Kent Lavy, Director & National Coordinator of the Campaign for the Fair Sentencing of Youth

                                Jiles H. Shipp, National President of the National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives

                                Julie Stewart, President of FAMM

                                Inimai Chettiar, Director of the Justice Program at the Brennan Center for Justice at NYU School of Law

                                Marc Mauer, Executive Director of The Sentencing Project

                                John Page, President of the National Bar Association

                                Ron Scott, Spokesman of the Detroit Coalition Against Police Brutality

                                Gary Luster, Former Mayor of Saginaw, Michigan

                                Albert Long, Activity Service Monitor/Employment Specialist at the Talbert House/Spring Grove

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