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Past · April 21, 2014

Corrections Reform in California

2014 Speaker Series on California's Future

April 21, 2014 · 8:00 pm

Sheraton Grand Hotel
Camellia Room
1230 J Street
Sacramento, CA

About the Program

California is making historic changes to its corrections system, shifting key responsibilities from the state to the counties. This shift has reduced the number of people who are incarcerated and created a renewed interest in rehabilitation programs. Please join us for a wide-ranging panel discussion about corrections reform, from reducing recidivism to improving outcomes for individuals and communities.

There is no charge to attend, but space is limited. Lunch will be provided.



11:45 a.m. Registration begins

12:00 p.m. Lunch

12:15 p.m. Welcome
Steven Merksamer, senior partner, Nielsen, Merksamer, Parrinello, Gross & Leoni, LLP

12:20 p.m. Conversation and Q&A
Moderator: Mark Baldassare, president and CEO, PPIC

Darrell Steinberg, president pro tem, California State Senate

Melissa Melendez, assemblymember, California State Assembly

Matthew Cate, executive director, California State Association of Counties

1:30 p.m. Adjourn


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