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