Building Bridges: Revisited

Date: Tuesday, January 14, 2014
Time: 9:00 am—4:00 pm
Location: Student Center, Alumni Hall, Central Connecticut State University, New Britain, CT

It has been 10 years since Justice Reinvestment was introduced to CT through the first Building Bridges conference and subsequent passage of PA 04-234. Join us as we reflect on the past decade and discuss current and future Criminal Justice reform efforts, both in CT and nationally.

Event Schedule

Time Events
8:30am Registration/Coffee (Alumni Hall)
9:00am Welcome and Introduction: President Jack Miller
9:10am Opening Thoughts: William Dyson
9:45am The Justice Reinvestment Initiative: A National and Statewide Retrospective
Participants: Michael Thompson, Council of State Governments, Justice Center; William
Carbone; Renee LaMark-Muir; Patrick Hynes; Robert Farr
11:00am Where are we now? Stories from the front line
Participants: Kennard Ray, John Santa, Giselle Jacobs, Dara Young, Ivan Kuzyk, Sarah Russell
12:30pm Lunch:

The Cost of Corrections: Restructuring CT’s Fiscal Future
Participants: James Torgerson, UIL Holdings Corporation/CT Institute for the 21st Century;
Sara Dube, Pew-MacArthur Results First Initiative

1:45pm What’s Possible? Implications from the European-American Prison Project
Participants: Sara Sullivan, Vera Institute of Justice; Prof. Steven Chanenson, Chair, PA Sentencing
2:45pm A Vision for the Future: What’s next for State and Municipal Policy Initiatives􀀢
Participants: Sen. Eric Coleman, Sen. John Kissel, Rep. Toni Walker, Mayor Toni Harp
4:00pm Wrap-up

Welcome and Introduction: President Jack Miller, CCSU

Opening Thoughts by William Dyson

Justice Reinvestment Initiative

The Cost of Corrections

Implications from the European-American Prison Project