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Past · October 2, 2015

What Do We Know about Realignment’s Impact So Far?

The James Irvine Foundation Briefing Series

October 2, 2015 · 8:00 pm

Capitol Event Center (formerly CSAC Conference Center)
1020 11th Street, 2nd Floor
Sacramento, CA 95814

About the Program

The fourth anniversary of California’s historic public safety realignment offers an opportunity to assess its major impacts. Has the shift of responsibility for lower-level felons from the state to counties eased prison overcrowding and contained costs? How are county jails coping, and have reoffending rates declined? Has crime increased, as critics predicted? PPIC researcher Magnus Lofstrom will outline the findings of a new report and a panel of state and local experts will discuss realignment’s effect on crime, costs, and incarceration.



11:45 a.m. Registration and lunch

12:05 p.m. Welcome
Kellie Longo-Albarrán, government affairs associate, PPIC

12:10 p.m. Presentation
Magnus Lofstrom, senior fellow, PPIC

12:20 p.m. Panel Discussion
Moderator: Julie Small, reporter, KQED Public Radio

Adam Christianson, sheriff, Stanislaus County

Linda Penner, chair, Board of State and Community Corrections

Lee Seale, chief probation officer, Sacramento County

1:00 p.m. Audience Q&A

1:30 p.m. Adjourn


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