Delivering on the Promise of Criminal Justice Reform
Highlights from the Fifth Annual Massachusetts Criminal Justice Reform Coalition Policy Summit
In true MassINC fashion, the Massachusetts Criminal Justice Reform Coalition’s Fifth Annual Policy Summit was one part celebration—recognizing the accomplishments of so many to advance comprehensive reform legislation—and nine parts substantive dialogue, as we regroup for implementation.
For those who were unable to attend, the panel conversation featured the Honorable Paula Carey, Representative Byron Rushing, Secretary Daniel Bennett, the ACLU’s Rahsaan D. Hall, and Maegan Kenney, Founder, Opiod Crisis and Advocacy Student Group, moderated by CommonWealth magazine’s Executive Editor, Michael Jonas.
From integrating data systems and expunging criminal records, to diversion from incarceration and reinvesting savings in evidence-based programs, the leaders on our panel called out areas of the legislation that they believe will be critical to put in place successfully. Looking forward, they also discussed how we build on these reforms, particularly in the area of young adult justice. Below you can watch the full video of the proceedings. For pictures of the event, click here.
Thank you to our sponsors, speakers, and all who joined us last week for this celebration/informative dialogue. We look forward to continuing to work with you to deliver on the promise of criminal justice reform!