Justice Reinvestment National Summit

Sustaining success, maintaining momentum

Justice Reinvestment National Summit

On November 17-19, 2014, policy makers, experts, and other key decision makers from more than 30 states met to discuss the past, present, and future of the Justice Reinvestment Initiative (JRI). The event was co-hosted by The Pew Charitable Trusts, the U.S. Department of Justice’s Bureau of Justice Assistance, and the Council of State Governments’ Justice Center.

In case you missed it: Watch the summit’s plenary sessions below. Learn why half of the states have used the data-driven justice reinvestment process and hear from Grover Norquist, Newt Gingrich, and Van Jones about building national momentum for these reforms.

Continue this important dialogue on Twitter at #JRSummit.

For more information, download the summit program.

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Justice Reinvestment National Summit: Sustaining Success, Maintaining Momentum

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Justice Reinvestment National Summit: Sustaining Success, Maintaining Momentum

On November 17-19, 2014, policy makers, experts, and other key decision-makers from more than 30 states met to discuss the past, present, and future of the Justice Reinvestment Initiative (JRI).

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Opening Remarks

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Opening Remarks

Adam Gelb of The Pew Charitable Trusts, Ruby Qazilbash of the Bureau of Justice Assistance, and Michael Thompson of Council of State Governments Justice Center, kick off the Justice Reinvestment National Summit in San Diego, Nov. 17-19, 2014.

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Bipartisan Discussion on Criminal Justice

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Bipartisan Discussion on Criminal Justice

Former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich, and Van Jones, founder and president of Rebuild the Dream, engage in an powerful bipartisan discussion about the importance of smart criminal justice reform in the states and at the federal level, at the Justice Reinvestment National Summit in San Diego, Nov. 17-19, 2014.

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California Realignment and Its Aftershocks

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California Realignment and Its Aftershocks

Jerry Powers, chief probation officer for Los Angeles County; Ryken Grattet, research fellow with the Public Policy Institute of California; Lenore Anderson, executive director of Californians for Safety and Justice; and Linda Penner, chairman of the California Board of State and Community Corrections, discuss the lessons learned from California’s public safety realignment initiative and the road ahead for the state in this panel moderated by Pew’s Jenifer Warren.

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Fighting Crime on a Budget: What Works?

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Fighting Crime on a Budget: What Works?

Grover Norquist, founder and president for Americans for Tax Reform, delivers a keynote address encouraging states to consider safer, smarter and more cost-effective interventions in their correctional approach, at the Justice Reinvestment National Summit in San Diego, Nov. 17-19, 2014.

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Criminal Justice in the Press

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Criminal Justice in the Press

The Crime Report’s Ted Gest, The Houston Chronicle’s Mark Ward and the Associate Press’ Don Thompson, discuss opportunities and challenges when covering criminal justice in the press in this panel moderated by The Marshal Project’s Bill Keller, at the Justice Reinvestment National Summit in San Diego, Nov. 17-19, 2014.

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Justice Reinvestment Summit Welcome and Keynote Address

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Justice Reinvestment Summit Welcome and Keynote Address

Adam Gelb of The Pew Charitable Trusts, Ruby Qazilbash of the Bureau of Justice Assistance, and Michael Thompson of Council of State Governments Justice Center, kick off the Justice Reinvestment National Summit in San Diego, Nov. 17-19, 2014. Assistant Attorney General Karol Mason delivers the conference opening keynote address.

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Delivering on the Promise of Justice Reinvestment

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Delivering on the Promise of Justice Reinvestment

A.T. Wall, director of the Rhode Island Department of Corrections; LaDonna Thompson, commissioner of the Kentucky Department of Corrections; Colette Peters, director of Oregon Department of Corrections; and David Guice, commissioner of the Division of Adult Corrections, North Carolina Department of Public Safety discuss the need for criminal justice reform in this panel moderated by Mike Thompson, director of the Council of State Governments Justice Center, at the Justice Reinvestment National Summit in San Diego, Nov. 17-19, 2014.

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