Creating a New Chance: Criminal Justice Reform from a Scientific and Humanist Perspective
Mass incarceration has been a hot topic across the country as local jail incarceration rates have grown exponentially since the 1960's. The growth of jail populations is a direct result of pretrial detention; the incarceration of people who have yet to be convicted of a crime. Over the years research has shown us that money bail does not have an impact on public safety or individual flight risk, so why are there still so many people stuck in jail? In this presentation, we will talk about the national landscape of pretrial reform efforts in addition to the pretrial evolution in Colorado.
Speaker Alison Tapia has over 14 years of experience leading innovation in criminal justice and community-based corrections. Most recently she was leading as a supervisor in a progressive pretrial service agency in the City and County of Denver.
We will serve appetizers from 4:00 to 4:30, then start the program. A small donation is suggested for the food and wine. The program will include announcements and a Humanist Moment before the presentation begins.
We hope to see you at 4:00 pm, on Sunday, February 23rd at Jefferson Unitarian Church!
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