Washington, D.C. — Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin, Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney; former Senior Adviser to President Barack Obama Valerie Jarrett; Tulsa, Oklahoma, Mayor G.T. Bynum; and Cook County, Illinois, State Attorney Kim Foxx join a diverse lineup of speakers at the 2018 Smart on Crime Innovations Conference in New York City on September 25 and 26.
The two-day conference, hosted by the John Jay College of Criminal Justice, the Center for American Progress, and the Draper Richards Kaplan Foundation, will examine policies cities and states are exploring to tackle the difficult questions that must be answered to move forward toward a smarter, fairer, and more just system.
Additional speakers and details will be announced in the coming weeks, and the most current agenda can be found at SmartonCrime.us/innovationconference. Join us on social with the hashtag #SmartonCrime.
2018 Smart on Crime Innovations Conference
Confirmed speakers (in alphabetical order):
Adam Foss, Prosecutor Impact
Adam Gelb, Council on Criminal Justice
Amy Lopez, D.C. Department of Corrections
Amy Solomon, the Laura and John Arnold Foundation
Ana Bermudez, Commissioner, New York City Department of Probation
Barry Friedman, New York University School of Law’s Policing Project
Barry Scheck, Innocence Project
Bernice Donald, Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals, 6th Circuit
Bianca Tylek, Corrections Accountability Project
Candice Jones, Public Welfare Foundation
Carroll Bogert, The Marshall Project
Carter Stewart, Draper Richards Kaplan Foundation
Daniel Mulhern, City of Boston
Danielle Sered, Common Justice
Daryl Atkinson, Forward Justice
David Kennedy, National Network for Safe Communities
DeAnna Hoskins, JustLeadershipUSA
Devon Simmons, Prisoner Reentry Institute, John Jay College of Criminal Justice
Diane Wachtell, The New Press
Doug Haubert, City Prosecutor for Long Beach, California
Ebony Maher, Prisoner Reentry Institute, John Jay College of Criminal Justice
Ebony Ruhland, University of Cincinnati
Ed Chung, Center for American Progress
District Attorney Eric Gonzalez, Kings County, New York
Erica Ford, Life Camp Inc.
Captain Ersie Joyner, Oakland Police Department
Mayor G.T. Bynum, Tulsa, Oklahoma
Hannah Sassaman, Media Mobilizing Project
Jake Horowitz, Pew Charitable Trusts
Jason Hernandez, Open Society Foundations
Jeff Asher, FiveThirtyEight Contributor
Jeffery Robinson, American Civil Liberties Union
Jeremy Travis, the Laura and John Arnold Foundation
Mayor Jim Kenney, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Joanna Weiss, Fines & Fees Justice Center
John Pfaff, Fordham University School of Law
Jonathan Rapping, Gideon’s Promise
José Cisneros, Treasurer, City of San Francisco
Juliene James, the Laura and John Arnold Foundation
Karol Mason, John Jay College of Criminal Justice
Khalil Cumberbatch, Fortune Society
Kim Foxx, State’s Attorney, Cook County, Illinois
Lauren-Brooke Eisen, Brennan Center for Justice
Mai Fernandez, National Center for Victims of Crime
Marc Levin, Texas Public Policy Foundation; Right on Crime
Mark Holden, Koch Industries Inc.
Mayor Michael Tubbs, Stockton, California
Mike de la Rocha, Revolve Impact
Nancy La Vigne, Urban Institute
Rachael Seevers, Disability Rights Washington
Randy Petersen, Texas Public Policy Foundation; Right on Crime
Ron Davis, 21st Century Policing Solutions
Rudy Valdez, Filmmaker
Ryan Shanahan, Vera Institute of Justice
Scott Roberts, ColorOfChange
Sharon Williams, Gideon’s Promise
Steven Pacheco, John Jay College of Criminal Justice
Valerie Jarrett, former Senior Adviser to President Barack Obama
Will Snowden, Vera Institute of Justice; Juror Project
Tuesday, September 25, 2018
8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Wednesday, September 26, 2018
8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
John Jay College of Criminal Justice
524 West 59th Street
New York, NY 10019
This event is open to invited media only, and space is limited. To request credentials, contact Julia Cusick at firstname.lastname@example.org.
An international leader in educating for justice, John Jay College of Criminal Justice of the City University of New York is a Hispanic-serving institution and a minority-serving institution offering a rich liberal arts and professional studies curriculum to upwards of 15,000 undergraduate and graduate students from more than 135 nations. John Jay is home to faculty and research centers at the forefront of researching and advancing criminal and social justice reform. In teaching, scholarship and research, the college engages the theme of justice and explores fundamental human desires for fairness, equality, and the rule of law. For more information, visit www.jjay.cuny.edu and follow @JohnJayCollege on Twitter.
The Draper Richards Kaplan Foundation is a global venture philanthropy firm supporting early stage, high impact social enterprises. We believe that with early funding and rigorous support, exceptional leaders, tackling some of society’s most complex problems, can make the world a better place.
The Center for American Progress is a nonpartisan research and educational institute dedicated to promoting a strong, just and free America that ensures opportunity for all. We believe that Americans are bound together by a common commitment to these values and we aspire to ensure that our national policies reflect these values. We work to find progressive and pragmatic solutions to significant domestic and international problems and develop policy proposals that foster a government that is “of the people, by the people, and for the people.”