On December 20, The Hamilton Project hosted a roundtable discussion offering a retrospective on the advancements in criminal justice and civil rights policy during the Obama Administration on topics ranging from: 21st Century policing; sentencing reform; and reentry. The discussion also explored remaining opportunities for criminal justice and civil rights policy advancement in the years ahead, as well as the next steps for state and local governments to build upon the policy momentum experienced on these issues in recent years.
The roundtable discussion featured administration officials Roy L. Austin, Jr., deputy assistant to the president for urban affairs, justice and opportunity, The White House; Ronald Davis, director, Community Oriented Policing Services, U.S. Department of Justice; Karol Mason, assistant attorney general, Office of Justice Programs, U.S. Department of Justice; Vanita Gupta, head of the Civil Rights Division, U.S. Department of Justice; and Jenny Yang, chair, U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. The panel will be moderated by Diane Schanzenbach, director and senior fellow of the Hamilton Project, the Brookings Institution.
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12:00 PM Registration Opens
12:30 PM Roundtable: What is at stake for civil rights and criminal justice reform?
Discussant: Roy L. Austin Jr.
Deputy Assistant to the President for Urban Affairs, Justice and Opportunity, The White House
Discussant: Ronald Davis
Director, Community Oriented Policing Services, U.S. Department of Justice
Discussant: Vanita Gupta
Head of the Civil Rights Division, U.S. Department of Justice
Discussant: Karol Mason
Assistant Attorney General, Office of Justice Programs, U.S. Department of Justice
Discussant: Jenny Yang
Chair, U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
Moderator: Diane Schanzenbach
Director, The Hamilton Project and Senior Fellow, The Brookings Institution