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Past · June 21, 2018

The Impact of Proposition 47 on Crime and Recidivism

June 21, 2018 · 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Capitol Event Center 1020 11th Street, second floor Sacramento, CA 95814

About the Program

Passed by voters in 2014, Proposition 47 remains the subject of much debate. While supporters applaud the shift in resources from incarceration to treatment programs, opponents express concern about the law’s effects on public safety. Did the reductions in incarceration affect crime rates? Did the policy succeed in lowering recidivism? PPIC researcher Mia Bird will outline findings from a new report, and a panel of experts will discuss how Prop 47 has affected state and local corrections systems.

This event is supported with funding from the PPIC Corporate Circle and the PPIC Donor Circle.


11:45 a.m. Registration and lunch available

12:05 p.m. Welcome
Deborah Gonzalez, director of government affairs, PPIC

12:10 p.m. Presentation
Mia Bird, research fellow, PPIC

12:20 p.m. Panel Discussion (confirmed so far)
Moderator: Magnus Lofstrom, senior fellow, PPIC
Jerry Dyer, chief of police, City of Fresno
George Gascón, district attorney, City and County of San Francisco
Katie Howard, executive director, Board of State and Community Corrections

1:00 p.m. Audience Q&A

1:30 p.m. Adjourn


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