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John Jay College of Criminal Justice

September 25th and 26th

New York City, NY

Hosted by:

John Jay College of Criminal Justice
The Center for American Progress
Draper Richards Kaplan Foundation

The second annual SMART ON CRIME INNOVATIONS CONFERENCE is a nonpartisan, public statement proving that the momentum for criminal justice reform will continue in the face of outdated “tough on crime” policies. The conference will emphasize the need to maintain a commitment to criminal justice reform and  tackle the unexplored and difficult questions that must be faced in order to move forward toward a smarter, fairer, and more just system.

Plenary Speakers

Ashley Allison

Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights

Jeff Asher

Contributor to

Daryl Atkinson

Forward Justice

Carroll Bogert

The Marshall Project

G.T. Bynum

Mayor, Tulsa (OK)

Ed Chung

Center for American Progress

Khalil Cumberbatch

The Fortune Society

Mary Fallin

Governor of Oklahoma

Mai Fernandez

National Center for Victims of Crime

Erica Ford

LIFE Camp, Inc.

Kimberley Foxx

State's Attorney, Cook County (IL)

Vanita Gupta

Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights

Jason Hernandez

Open Society Foundation

Mark Holden

Koch Industries

Valerie Jarrett

Senior Advisor to President Barack Obama

Candice Jones

Public Welfare Foundation

Ersie Joyner

Oakland (CA) Police Department

Jim Kenney

Mayor, Philadelphia (PA)

Karol V. Mason

John Jay College of Criminal Justice

Joseph Neff

The Marshall Project

Vivian Nixon

College and Community Fellowship

Alysia Santo

The Marshall Project

Danielle Sered

Common Justice

Devon Simmons

Prisoner Reentry Institute, John Jay College

Carter Stewart

Draper Richards Kaplan Foundation

Zoë Towns

Jeremy Travis

The Laura and John Arnold Foundation

Michael Tubbs

Mayor, Stockton (CA)

Rudy Valdez

"The Sentence" Documentary

Diane Wachtell

The New Press

Breakout Session Speakers

Nina Aledort

New York State Office of Children and Family Services

Anthony Annucci

New York State Department of Corrections and Community Supervision

Ana Bermudez

New York (NY) Dept. of Probation

José Cisneros

Treasurer, City and County of San Francisco (CA)

Ron Davis

21st Century Policing Solutions, LLC

Bernice Donald

Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit

Lauren-Brooke Eisen

Brennan Center for Justice

Adam Foss

Prosecutor Impact

Barry Friedman

NYU Policing Project

Adam Gelb

Council on Criminal Justice

Eric Gonzalez

District Attorney, Kings County (NY)

Douglas Haubert

City Prosecutor, Long Beach (CA)

Jake Horowitz

Pew Charitable Trusts

DeAnna Hoskins


Juliene James

The Laura and John Arnold Foundation

David Kennedy

National Network for Safe Communities

Nancy La Vigne

Urban Institute

Lucy Lang

Institute for Innovation in Prosecution

Marc Levin

Right on Crime

Amy Lopez

DC Dept. of Corrections

Ebony Maher

Prisoner Reentry Institute, John Jay College

Daniel Mulhern

City of Boston (MA)

Steven Pacheco

CONNECTr, John Jay College

Randy Petersen

Texas Public Policy Foundation

John Pfaff

Fordham University School of Law

Jonathan Rapping

Gideon's Promise

Scott Roberts


Anthony Robles

Youth Justice Center

Mike de la Rocha

Revolve Impact

Ebony Ruhland

University of Cincinnati

Hannah Sassaman

Media Mobilizing Project

Mary Ann Scali

National Juvenile Defender Center

Barry Scheck

Innocence Project

Rachael Seevers

Disability Rights Washington

Ryan Shanahan

Vera Institute of Justice

Shari Silberstein

Equal Justice USA

Will Snowden

Vera Institute of Justice

Amy Solomon

The Laura and John Arnold Foundation

Bianca Tylek

Corrections Accountability Project

Jo-Ann Wallace

National Legal Aid & Defender Association

Joanna Weiss

Fines & Fees Justice Center

Sharon Williams

Gideon's Promise

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