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U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch at The Washington Post's Criminal Justice Summit in Washington D.C.
Program Highlights
Speaking at The Washington Post’s Criminal Justice Summit, Lynch said $14 million in grants to 40 different state and local jurisdictions will fund adult drug courts. “Drug courts do work,” Lynch said. “We found that drug courts which provide for accountability … but also treatment, and support during the parole and supervision process have been very effective in making sure that those offenders, once they are released, don’t cycle back into the system.”
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Gov. Terry McAuliffe (D-Va.) on Tuesday defended using executive power to restore voting rights to convicted felons, saying that if this was a political move, he would’ve done it last year when he was trying to win the state senate. “Hillary’s going to win without these folks from Virginia … You do at the end of the day what’s morally right.” He went on to say that the executive action, which goes against the Republican-led legislature in Virginia, will reduce recidivism.
The Washington Post's Cleve Wootson, Jr., is joined by Brittany Packnett, Co-founder of Campaign Zero, Darrel Stephens, Executive Director of Major Cities Chiefs Association and Chief Will Johnson of the Arlington, Texas Police Department to discuss efforts to bridge the trust gap between law enforcement and the people they serve.
House Judiciary Chairman Bob Goodlatte said Tuesday that he is “very optimistic,” that the 11 prison and sentencing reform bills coming out of his committee will pass in the House. “Every sentence in every one of three bills has been negotiated between myself and Ranking Member John Conyers and other members on both sides of the aisle,” Goodlatte said. “These are very bipartisan bills and I think they will commend a lot of support in the house and I hope the Senate will vote for them as well.”
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Speaking to The Washington Post’s Tom Jackman Tuesday, Danielle Sered said mass incarceration has failed to deliver a safer America. “We have failed to head the lessons of the last 50 years, Sered said. “We have more people incarcerated in this country than anywhere in world and all of human history. If incarceration worked, we would have the safer nation that would ever existed … Shame on us for pretending otherwise.”
Speakers
Loretta Lynch
Loretta E. Lynch was sworn in as the 83rd Attorney General of the United States by Vice President Joe Biden on April 27, 2015. President Barack Obama announced his intention to nominate Ms. Lynch on November 8, 2014.
Brittany Packnett
Tom Jackman has been covering criminal justice for The Post since 1998, and now anchors the new "True Crime" blog.
Bob Goodlatte represents the Sixth Congressional District of Virginia in the United States House of Representatives. In the 113th Congress, Bob was elected to serve as Chairman of the House Judiciary Committee.
Mark O'Mara
Mark is Board Certified Florida Criminal and Family Lawyer that focuses on civil rights and justice issues.
Gov. Terry McAuliffe (D-Va.)
Gov. McAuliffe is the 72nd Governor of Virginia. He served as Chairman of the Democratic National Committee, from 2001 to 2005, was co-chairman of President Bill Clinton's 1996 re-election campaign, and was chairman of Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign in 2008.
Ann Jacobs
Ann joined the Prisoner Reentry Institute in May 2011 with over forty years of experience in the criminal justice field. For nearly two decades, she served as the Executive Director of the Women’s Prison Association (WPA) in New York.
Khalil Cumberbatch
Khalil is a formerly incarcerated advocate for social justice movements within the NYC area. He has worked within the re-entry community in NYC since 2010 when he was released after serving almost seven years in the NYS prison system.
Sheriff Daron Hall
Daron Hall was sworn-in as the 61st sheriff of Davidson County September 2002 and elected to his fourth term in 2014. Since Hall became sheriff, the Davidson County inmate population has decreased by 26 percent.
Darrel Stephens
Darrel Stephens was appointed the Executive Director of the Major Cities Chiefs Association on October 1, 2010. He also is a member of the faculty of the Public Safety Leadership Program in the School of Education at Johns Hopkins University where he has served as an Instructor since June, 2008.
Kevin Ring
Kevin brings more than 20 years of conservative public policy, campaign, and issue advocacy experience to FAMM. He began his career in Washington, DC as a legislative aide on Capitol Hill and has worked for numerous Congressional committees.
Steve Cook
Steven H. Cook, chief of the Criminal Division in the Eastern District of Tennessee, is the president of the National Association of Assistant U.S. Attorneys.
Malika Saada Saar
Malika is Google's Senior Counsel on Civil and Human Rights. Before joining Google, Malika was Co-founder and Executive Director of the Human Rights Project for Girls (Rights4Girls), a human rights organization focused on gender-based violence against young women and girls in the U.S.
Adam J. Foss
Adam J. Foss is a former Assistant District Attorney in the Juvenile Division of the Suffolk County District Attorney’s Office (SCDAO) in Boston, MA, and a fierce advocate for criminal justice reform and the importance of the role of the prosecutor in ending mass incarceration.
Danielle Sered
Danielle Sered envisioned, launched, and directs Common Justice. She leads the project’s efforts, locally rooted in Brooklyn but national in scope, to develop and advance practical and groundbreaking solutions to violence that advance racial equity, meet the needs of those harmed, and do not rely on incarceration.
William G. Otis
Adjunct Professor of Law, Georgetown University
Bill Otis, a graduate of Stanford Law School, was for several years chief of the Appellate Division for the US Attorney's Office for the Eastern District of Virginia. He has also held politically appointed positions as Counselor to the head of the Drug Enforcement Administration and Special Counsel for President George H. W. Bush.
Chief Will D. Johnson
Chief Will D. Johnson is the Chief of Arlington, Texas police. Johnson joined the force in 1997 and was promoted to assistant chief in 2008.
Moderators
Scott Wilson
Scott Wilson is the National Editor for The Washington Post. Prior to his current role, he served as chief White House correspondent and the paper's deputy Assistant Managing Editor for Foreign News.
Jenny Rogers
Jenny Rogers is the assistant editor of The Post's Outlook Blog. Prior, she was a managing editor at the Washington City Paper, a reporter at TBD.com and a co-writer of the Washington Examiner’s gossip column.
Tom Jackman
Tom Jackman has been covering criminal justice for The Post since 1998, and now anchors the new "True Crime" blog.
Sari Horwitz
Sari Horwitz covers the Justice Department for The Washington Post where she has been a reporter for 30 years. Sari has been awarded the Pulitzer Prize three times.
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