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05/17/2017

Governor and Mrs. Malloy Announce Participants and Agenda for Reimagining Justice Conference

Criminal Justice Conference to be Held in Hartford on June 14 and 15, 2017

(HARTFORD, CT) – Governor Dannel P. Malloy and First Lady Cathy Malloy today announced a tentative agenda and line-up of participants for the upcoming Reimagining Justice conference – the symposium they are convening in Hartford on June 14 and 15 that will feature nationally renowned criminal justice experts, policy leaders, and justice-involved advocates discussing best practices in criminal justice systems at the local, state, and federal levels.

**Download the tentative program schedule at http://portal.ct.gov/ReimaginingJustice**

As was previously announced, Valerie Jarrett, former Senior Advisor to the President of the United States, will serve as keynote speaker on the first day of the one and one-half day conference.

Other notable participants will include:

  • Jeffrey Alker Meyer: United States District Judge for the District of Connecticut
  • Abby Anderson: Executive Director, Connecticut Juvenile Justice Alliance
  • Scott Bales: Chief Justice, Arizona Supreme Court
  • Brandon J. Buskey: Senior Staff Attorney, ACLU
  • Laura Cordes: Executive Director, Connecticut Alliance to End Sexual Violence
  • Alexandra Cox: Assistant Professor of Sociology, SUNY New Paltz
  • Robin Cullen: Teaching Artist and Board Member, Judy Dworin Performance Project
  • Richard Cho: Director, Behavioral Health, Council of State Governments Justice Center
  • Dorothy Chou: Head of Safety & Consumer Protection, Public Policy, Uber
  • Kirsten Danis: Managing Editor, The Marshall Project
  • Robert Devlin: Connecticut Chief Administrative Judge for Criminal Matters and Chair, Connecticut Sentencing Commission
  • Cherise Fanno Burdeen: Chief Executive Officer, Pretrial Justice Institute – 3DaysCount Initiative
  • Len Fasano: State Senator, Connecticut
  • Laura Fine: State Representative, Illinois
  • Tim Fisher: Dean, UConn Law School
  • Kimberly Foxx: State’s Attorney, Cook County, Illinois
  • Frankie Guzman: Director, California Juvenile Justice Initiative, National Center for Youth Law
  • Jasmine Heiss: Director of Coalitions and Outreach, The Coalition for Public Safety
  • Mark Holden: Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary, Koch Industries, Inc.
  • Roger Johnson: Foreman, EMERGE Connecticut, Inc.
  • Trevor Johnson: Adult Probation Regional Manager, State of Connecticut Judicial Branch, Court Support Services Division
  • Noah Kilroy: Providence Assistant City Solicitor and Partner, Kilroy Law Firm
  • Jenny Kim: Deputy General Counsel, Political Law & Vice President, Public Policy, Koch Companies Public Sector, LLC
  • Jonathan Lippman: Former Chief Judge, New York Court of Appeals
  • Genevieve Martin: Executive Director, Dave’s Killer Bread Foundation
  • Carlos Miranda: Mental Health Program Director of Youth Services, Mental Health Associates
  • Gary Mohr: Director, Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction
  • Truman A. Morrison III: Senior Judge, Superior Court of the District of Columbia
  • Madeline Neighly: Senior Policy Advisor, Criminal Records Project, Council of State Governments Justice Center
  • Fred Patrick: Director, Sentencing and Corrections, Vera Institute of Justice
  • Brent Peterkin: Statewide Coordinator, Project Longevity
  • Carrie Pettus-Davis: Professor, Washington University in St. Louis
  • Shari Prins: Youth Ambassador, Exodus Nederland
  • Stuart Rabner: Chief Justice, New Jersey Supreme Court
  • Louis Reed: Program Director, City of Bridgeport, Connecticut, Mayor’s Initiative for Reentry Affairs
  • Howard Rifkin: Corporation Counsel, City of Hartford, Connecticut
  • Sarah Russell: Professor, Quinnipiac University School of Law
  • Vincent Schiraldi: Senior Research Fellow, Program in Criminal Justice Policy and Management, Harvard Kennedy School
  • Dick Sears: State Senator, Vermont
  • Michele Sedney: Senior Director of Central Recruitment, The Johns Hopkins Health System
  • Scott Semple: Commissioner, Connecticut Department of Correction
  • Steven Tompkins: Sheriff, Suffolk County, Massachusetts
  • A.T. Wall: Director, Rhode Island Department of Corrections
  • Emily Wang: Associate Professor, Yale University School of Medicine and Co-Founder, Transitions Clinic Network
  • Gary Winfield: State Senator, Connecticut
  • Andrea Woods: Equal Justice Works Fellow, ACLU
  • Sincere Yakil: Founding member, Skills of Socialization (SOS)


The Judy Dworin Performance Project’s Bridging Boundaries Arts Intervention Program from York Correctional Institution will also participate. It is anticipated that additional panelists and other speakers will be announced in the coming weeks as the program continues to be finalized.

Conference fees to attend are $90.00 per person and include meals for the one and one-half day conference. Guests can register now by visiting the conference website at http://portal.ct.gov/ReimaginingJustice. Limited opportunities to waive conference fees will be made available for certain individuals.

The host location – the Hartford Marriott Downtown – is offering special discount rates on hotel rooms for attendees. To book a hotel room at this rate, visit the conference website.

Exhibit space is available for organizations who would like to support the mission of this conference. Anyone interested in being a featured exhibitor or sponsor of the event should contact Monika Nugent at Monika.Nugent@ct.gov or 860-524-7318 as soon as possible.

**Download: Tentative program schedule for Governor and Mrs. Malloy’s Reimagining Justice conference
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