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The First Step Act: From Idea to Implementation Webinar
November 6 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Passage of the First Step Act has been hailed by many as a landmark achievement in bipartisan criminal justice reform. Five years later, what is the legacy of the Act, and what lessons can be learned about the prospects for finding more common ground on crime and justice? Join the Council on Criminal Justice’s Centering Justice initiative on November 6 from 1–2 p.m. ET for a panel discussion of these and other questions hosted by CCJ’s Director of Strategic Partnerships Khalil Cumberbatch and Chief Policy Counsel Marc Levin.
Headlining the event is Bureau of Prisons Director Colette Peters, who will share insights on implementation of the Act and its impacts. CCJ Policy Director Stephanie Kennedy will present an analysis of the Act’s estimated effect on recidivism, while CCJ members Louis Reed and Ja’Ron Smith will highlight lessons for future bipartisan cooperation on criminal justice reform.
Centering Justice engages a diverse range of the nation’s top thinkers and doers in an ongoing, ideologically vibrant conversation about criminal justice policy. The collaborative project seeks to help people of different perspectives find common ground on measures that strengthen public safety, protect due process, and promote equity.
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