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Workshop: Smarter Policies and Safer Communities

  • Westin Washington DC City Center 1400 M Street Northwest Washington, DC, 20005 United States (map)

A bipartisan movement is developing to change a justice system that has previously focused on longer sentences for more crimes. Rising corrections costs from growing prison populations have burdened state and local governments without proving to make people safer while communities face the reality that too few people leave prison with the ability or opportunity to fully contribute to society. State and local leadership is needed in the face of a Trump Administration pushing for a return to old ways of thinking about crime and punishment. Our Director, Bianca Tylek, joins Arkansas Representative Clarke Tucker to lead a discussion on ways policymakers can make their justice systems fairer while improving public safety.

This workshop is being hosted by The NewDEAL as part of their Seventh Annual Leader Conference.