The Impact of Proposition 47 on Crime and Recidivism
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.
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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The James Irvine Foundation Briefing Series
The James Irvine Foundation Briefing Series is intended to inform decisionmakers and facilitate constructive discussion about the major social, economic, and political issues facing California. The series is supported by a grant from The James Irvine Foundation.
Speaker Series on California’s Future
The Speaker Series on California’s Future brings together thought leaders from across the political and geographic spectrum with a common goal—to think critically, constructively, and collaboratively about realistic solutions to California’s many challenges and build a better future for the state. The series features local, state, and national leaders discussing the major issues facing California—from education to climate change to the economy to governance. The series is supported by a variety of sponsors.
Sutton Family Speaker Series
The Sutton Family Speaker Series—made possible with a generous gift from Tom and Marilyn Sutton—features leaders and experts who have bold, innovative ideas that can help inspire much-needed change in California’s higher education system.
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