Around the country, business leaders are advocating for public safety policies that control corrections costs, keep communities safe and ensure states have the workforce they need for a thriving economy.
In 2010, the Public Safety Performance Project asked business leaders at the forefront of these efforts to participate in a question and answer session on their approach to working with policy makers on public safety issues.
They shared strategies for overcoming political challenges to reform and specific policy changes that are already yielding positive results in their states.
The business leaders featured were:
The American Chamber of Commerce Executives (ACCE) held a webinar on February 17, 2010, featuring Adam Gelb, director of the Public Safety Performance Project of the Pew Center on the States, and Dave Adkisson, president and CEO of the Kentucky Chamber of Commerce, to discuss why and how business leaders are working with policy makers to develop strategies that can yield less crime at a lower cost.