AUSTIN – The Texas Public Policy Foundation’s Marc Levin, Director of the Center for Effective Justice and Right on Crime will testify before the U.S. House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform on Thursday, July 15, 2015 at 10:00 a.m. EDT in 2154 Rayburn House Office Building in Washington, D.C.  Mr. Levin will testify on criminal justice reform.

"We commend the Committee for convening this hearing to examine successful reforms in many states to reduce incarceration and crime, which will serve as a model for comprehensive federal reform,” said Levin. “Since we began our work in Texas in 2005, crime has fallen 24 percent and the incarceration rate is down 12 percent.

“Along with many other states like Georgia, North Carolina, and South Carolina, we have proven that strengthening alternatives to incarceration and holding nonviolent offenders accountable can lead to better results for public safety and fiscal responsibility.” 

WHO:
 
Marc Levin, Director Center for Effective Justice and Right on Crime, Texas Public Policy Foundation
 
WHAT:

 

Testimony before U.S. House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform hearing entitled “Criminal Justice Reform, Part II
 
WHEN:

 

Wednesday, July 15, 2015
10:00 a.m. EDT
 
WHERE: 
 
2154 Rayburn House Office Building
Washington, D.C. 20515

Marc Levin is available for media in Washington, DC. Please contact Caroline Espinosa at cespinosa@texaspolicy.com or 512-472-2700 to arrange.

Marc A. Levin is director of the Center for Effective Justice and the Right on Crime project at the Texas Public Policy Foundation.  

The Texas Public Policy Foundation is a non-profit, free-market research institute based in Austin, Texas.

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