Policy Orientation 2016

Friday, January 8 • 11:00 a.m.-12:15 p.m.

After decades of growing incarceration rates and public spending on criminal justice, legislators have started to embrace a holistic view of the criminal justice system instead of addressing each segment as a standalone component. This approach begets better long term results as offenders are advanced through the system in the manner best suited to reducing recidivism and controlling costs.This panel will take a top-down look at the entire system, from arrest to discharge, juvenile to adult, and identify best practices to be applied in future legislative sessions.

Devon Anderson, Harris County District Attorney
Zoe Towns, Manager, Policy Public Safety Performance Project, The Pew Charitable Trusts
Rep. James White, Texas House of Representatives
Sen. John Whitmire, Texas State Senate

Moderated by Marc Levin, Director, Center for Effective Justice & Right on Crime, Texas Public Policy Foundation