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Monday, November 28, 2016

Charles Koch Institute /NACDL Event: A Conversation on Criminal Justice Reform in the Commonwealth on December 6, 2016 8:00 am to 11:30am in Richmond Virginia


Charles Koch Institute and National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (NACDL)
A Conversation on Criminal Justice Reform in the Commonwealth
Date- December 6, 2016
Time- 8:00 am to 11:30am
Admission- Free
Location- Crowne Plaza Richmond Downtown 555 East Canal Street Richmond, VA 23219
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Stakeholders from a variety of viewpoints will gather to examine current criminal justice policies in Virginia. The goal is to identify opportunities to improve safety, lower costs, and examine policies that assist individuals with criminal records. Questions include: Under current law, how well is justice being served? Are there opportunities to improve the system for all? 

Please join the Charles Koch Institute, the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, and a number of distinguished experts for panel discussions about these timely and relevant issues. 

Program
 

I- 8:00-9:00 a.m. Criminal Justice Reform in the Commonwealth: Navigating a Path Forward 

MODERATOR- Vikrant Reddy, senior research fellow, Charles Koch Institute 

PANELISTS-
  • Robyn McDougle, associate professor of criminal justice, Virginia Commonwealth University
  • Bryan Stirling, director, South Carolina Department of Corrections
  • Bobby N. Vassar, chief counsel (ret.), U.S. House Judiciary Subcommittee on Crime 

II- 9:15-10:15 a.m. Discovery Reform: A Necessary Demand for Justice? 

MODERATOR- Erin Kreeger, senior project manager, Coalition for Public Safety 

PANELISTS-
  • James McCauley, ethics counsel, Virginia Bar Association
  • Bryan Porter, commonwealth’s attorney for Alexandria, Virginia
  • Douglas Ramseur, capital defender for Central Virginia
  • Senator William Stanley, Virginia State Senate

III- 10:30-11:30 a.m. Identifying Opportunities for Successful Re-Entry 

MODERATOR- Christian Braunlich, senior project manager, Coalition for Public Safety 

PANELISTS-
  • James McCauley, vice president, Thomas Jefferson Institute
  • Martin Brown, former commissioner, Virginia Department of Social Services; former special advisor to the governor for prisoner reentry and family reintegration
  • John Dougherty, vice president of community workforce, Goodwill of Central and Coastal Virginia
  • Angelyn C. Frazer-Giles, director of state legislative affairs and special projects, National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (NACDL)
  • Adryann Glenn, author and criminal justice reform advocate