What is the latest landcape from the federal policy persepctive in criminal justice reform? Reducing incarceration rates is a major goal of counties across the country, who understand that – to reduce the jail population – the ongoing issue of racial and ethnic disparities , along with mental health and substance abuse, within the criminal justice system should be addressed. This workshop examines how engaging community stakeholders and ensuring that local justice initiatives are grounded in racial equity can advance meaningful justice reform.
NACo Immediate Past President; Commissioner, DeKalb County, Ga.
Executive Director, Criminal Justice Coordinating Council, Lucas County, Ohio
Executive Director, Justice Research and Statistics Association
Chief of Staff, Sheriff’s Office, Lake County, Ill.