AUSTIN – The Texas Public Policy Foundation will present at the Legislative Budget Board’s April Criminal Justice Forum on Friday, April 4, 2014 at 1:30 p.m. Central Time at the Robert E. Johnson Conference Center. Marc Levin, Director of the Foundation’s Center for Effective Justice and Derek Cohen, policy analyst with the Center for Effective Justice, will provide an overview of their work during the current interim and the issues they plan to cover during the 84th Legislative Session.

“The Legislative Budget Board provides invaluable data on the Texas corrections system,” said Levin. “This is a great opportunity to share our insights on what steps Texas can take going forward to build on its recent success in reducing both crime and costs. The data that the LBB provides will be invaluable as we continue this effort.”

“Over the past several legislative sessions, Texas has managed to lower confinement, increase public safety, and spend less of the taxpayers’ money,” said Cohen. “Texas is uniquely poised to build on the successes of the previous legislatures, and we at the Texas Public Policy Foundation’s Center for Effective Justice are excited to share how that can be done.”

More information about the event can be found here:

To schedule an interview with Marc Levin or Derek Cohen, please contact Sarah Rumpf at 512-472-2700 or


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

Derek Cohen is a Policy Analyst with the Texas Public Policy Foundation’s Center for Effective Justice. 

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

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