TODAY: TPPF’s Marc Levin to participate in “smart justice” panel for “Texas State of Mind Conference and Launch Event”

 

AUSTIN – Marc Levin, Director of the Center for Effective Justice at the Texas Public Policy Foundation, will participate in a panel discussion for the “Texas State of Mind Conference and Launch Event” on Wednesday, April 16, 2014 at 10:05 a.m. Central Time at the AT&T Executive Education and Conference Center. The panel, moderated by The Honorable Nathan Hecht, Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Texas, will feature a conversation on smart justice for mentally ill offenders. Other panelists will include Ann Beeson, Executive Director for the Center for Public Policy Priorities and Chris Kirk, Brazos County Sherriff.

“We are very excited that the Meadows Mental Institute is launching with this event and focusing on the issues of mental illness and corrections that have also been at the forefront of our research,” said Levin. “The evidence increasingly shows that many mentally ill offenders can be safely diverted from incarceration into proven alternative programs such as mental health courts. I look forward to sharing many of the solutions we have developed based on our research which can enhance public safety, reduce costs to taxpayers, and put more mentally ill offenders on the path to a law-abiding and productive life.”

More information about the event can be found here: http://conta.cc/1gF1BQH

To schedule an interview with Marc Levin, please contact Sarah Rumpf at 512-472-2700 or srumpf@texaspolicy.com.

 

Marc Levin is the Director of the Center for Effective Justice at the Texas Public Policy Foundation.

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

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