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Capitol Hill Briefing on Criminal Justice Reform

The Brennan Center will host a Capitol Hill Briefing to discuss the need for a more effective justice system.

May 12, 2015

As leading American politicians call for criminal justice reform, on Thursday, May 14th, the Brennan Center for Justice at NYU School of Law will host a Capitol Hill Briefing with Congressional members, including Sens. Amy Klobuchar and Al Franken (D-Minn.), to discuss the need for a more effective justice system. At the briefing, law enforcement officials and criminal justice experts will present on the need for reforms to federal sentencing policy, law enforcement, and mental health services, to reduce America’s record-high incarcerated population while maintaining public safety. A recent report by the Brennan Center, What Caused the Crime Decline?, found that increased incarceration played only a minor role in the dramatic decline of American crime rates over the last two decades.  

What:    Capitol Hill Briefing on What Caused the Crime Decline?

When:   Thursday, May 14th, 2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Where:  Russell Senate Office Building, Room 458, Washington, D.C.

Who:     Lauren-Brooke Eisen, Senior Counsel, Brennan Center for Justice
               Marc Mauer, Executive Director, Sentencing Project
               Rich Stanek, Sheriff, Hennepin County, Minnesota
               Dave LaBahn, President & CEO, Association of Prosecuting Attorneys
               Moderated by Danyelle Solomon, Policy Counsel, Brennan Center for Justice

To RSVP or for more information, contact Naren Daniel at (646) 292-8381 or naren.daniel@nyu.edu.