About the Smart On Crime Innovations Conference

The Smart On Crime Innovations Conference brought together community leaders, criminal justice practitioners, elected officials, businesses, foundations, the media, and researchers to showcase promising criminal justice interventions informed by evidence and data.

The Conference serves as a public statement that people from across the ideological spectrum are committed to pursuing smart, fair, and effective criminal justice and public safety policies.



Featured Speakers


Eric H. Holder, Jr.

Former U.S. Attorney General

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Nathan Deal

Governor of Georgia

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Cory Booker

U.S. Senator, New Jersey

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Karol V. Mason

John Jay College

Anquan Boldin (3)

Anquan Boldin

Retired NFL Wide Receiver

Robert Ehrlich

Robert L. Ehrlich

Former Governor of Maryland

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Vanita Gupta

Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights

Mark Holden

Mark Holden

Koch Industries

Glenn Martin

Glenn E. Martin

Just Leadership USA

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Brittany Packnett

Build Love + Power

Neera Tanden

Neera Tanden

Center for American Progress

Nick Turner

Nicholas Turner

Vera Institute


Conference Hosts

Logo, John Jay
Logo, CAP
Logo, DRK

Generously Supported By

Logo, AECF
Logo, Koch

In Partnership with

Logo, Just Leadership USA
Logo, Right on Crime
Logo, Gideon's Promise
Forward Justice