Alternative Sentencing Key Stakeholder Summit
Monday, March 7, 8:00 a.m – 6:00pm,  Tuesday, March 8, 8:00 am – 6:00 p.m.
Georgetown Law Center Washington, D.C. Program
(Program Subject to Change)



8:00 – 8:45 Breakfast and Registration

8:45 – 9:00 Welcome and Opening Remarks by Summit Chair

Rabbi Sholom Lipskar, Founder of the Aleph Institute

Hon. Charles Renfrew, Former United States District Judge and Attorney General of the United States, ASKS Summit Co-Chair

9:00 – 10:00 View from the States: Less Crime and Less Imprisonment through Sentencing Corrections Reform

Moderator: Jake Horowitz, State Policy Director for Pew Charitable Trusts

Hon. Michael Boggs, Chair of Georgia Criminal Justice Reform Commission, Appeals Court Judge, Georgia Court of Appeals

Juliene James, Senior Policy Advisor at the U.S. Department of Justice’s Office of Justice Programs, Bureau of Justice Assistance

Senator Gerald Malloy, Member of the South Carolina State Senate

Jody Owens, Southern Povery Law Center – Mississippi Law Office

10:00 – 10:30 View from Corrections Keynote: Investing in People, not Brick and Mortar

Gary Mohr, Director of Ohio Bureau of Corrections and Rehabilitation

10:30 – 10:50 View from Graduates and Affected Communities

Jerad Garrison, graduate Family Offender Sentencing Alternatives

Kennedy Garrison, daughter

Anmarie Aylward, Assistant Secretary Community Corrections Division, Washington State Department of Corrections

10:50 – 11:10 Morning Break: Coffee(Tea) and Conversation

11:10 – 12:00 The Attorney General’s Perspective: Tough and Smart Approaches to Public Safety

Moderator: Marc Levin, Policy Director & Director of the Center for Effective Justice at the Texas Public Policy Foundation, Right on Crime

Attorney General Sam Olens (R-Georgia)

Attorney General Brian Frosh (D-Maryland)

12:00 – 12:50 The Judicial Perspective: Discretion and Alternative in the Federal Context

Hon. Bernice Donald, Federal Judge Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit

Hon. John Gleeson, Federal District Court Judge, Eastern District of New York

Hon. Brooke Wells, Federal Magistrate Judge, District Court, Utah

12:50 – 1:40 Lunch

1:40 – 2:30 Changing Incentives in the Criminal Justice System

Moderator: LB Eisen, Senior Counsel, Brennan Center of Justice

Jim Parsons, Vice President and Research Director, VERA Institute of of Justice

Mary Ann Dyer, Program Administrator, Adult Redeploy Illinois Program

Tim Purdon, Former United States Attorney for the District of North Dakota

2:30 – 3:00 Law Enforcement Perspectives – Mental Health Treatment: We can do better. We must do better

District Attorney Jackie Lacey, Los Angeles County

3:00 – 3:50 Prosecution Led Diversion & the Exercise of Prosecutorial Discretion in the US Experience

Moderator: Robert W. Hood, Director, Community Prosecution & Violent Crime Division, Association of Prosecuting Attorneys

Jeff Altnburg, Deputy District Attorney of Milwaukee County, Wisconsin

Mark Kammerer, Supervisor of Alternative Prosecutions, Cook County State’s Attorney

3:50 – 4:40 Judicial Perspectives: Problem Solving Courts

Moderater: Anne Swern, Special Advisor to the ABA Criminal Justice Council

Judge Jo-Ann Ferdinand, Brooklyn Treatment Court, Acting Justice, Supreme Court of Kings County

Joseph Madonia, Director, Brooklyn Treatment Court

Joyce D. Kendrick, Supervising Attorney of Mental Health, Brooklyn Defender Services

Graduate from Arlington County Drug Court

4:40 – 5:30 From Reform to Reality: Strategies for Policy Implementation

Moderator: Marc Levin, Policy Director & Director of the Center for Effective Justice at the Texas Public Policy Foundation, Right on Crime

Grover Norquist, President of American for Tax Reform

Holly Harris, Executive Director, U.S. Justice Action Network

Alison Holcomb, Director of the American Civil Liberties Union Campaign for Smart Justice

Prof. Steven Tales, Associate Professor of Political Science at Johns Hopkins University and Fellow at the New America Foundation

5:30 – 6:00 Closing Conversation: Reflections on the Goals and Means of Sentencing Reform

Douglas A. Berman, Robert J. Watkins/Proctor & Gamble Professor Law, Moritz College of Law, The Ohio State University






8:30 – 9:30 Day 2 Opening address: Reentry – key to increasing public safety and fiscal responsibility

Roy Austin, Deputy Assistant to the President for Urban Affairs and Justice and Opportunity at the White House Domestic Policy Council

Glenn Martin, Founder and President of JustLeadershipUSA

9:30 – 10:20 Collateral Consequences –  Effective Reentry and Fiscal Responsibility

Moderator: Angelyn Frazer Giles, Director of State Legislative Affairs and Special Projects, National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers

Bob Ehrlich, Former Governor for State of Maryland

Amy Solomon, Director of Policy, Office of Justice Programs, U.S. Department of Justice; Chair of Federal Interagency Reentry Working Group

Rick Jones, Chair of Restoration of Rights Task Force, President Elect, Exec Director of Harlem Neighborhood Director Services

Adryann Glenn, Administrative Assistant, Clemency Project 2014

10: 20 – 11:10 Jobs, Reentry and Public Safety

Moderator: Pat Nolan, Director, Center for Criminal Justice Reform at the American Conservative Union Foundation

Doug Burris, Chief U.S. Probation Officer in the Eastern District of Missouri

Bob Woodson, Founder and President, Center for Neighborhood Enterprise

Art Beeler, Assistant Clinical Professor at the North Carolina Central University; Former Warden, Federal Correctional Complex, Butner, North Carolina

Barnard Kerik, former NYC Policy Commissioner

11:10 – 12:00 International Case Studies

Moderator: Craig de Roche, Senior Vice President, Advocacy & Public Policy, Prison Fellowship

Gerhard Ploeg, Senior Adviser, Directorate of Norwegian Correctional Service, Vice President, Confederation of European Probation

Mr. Vivian Geiran, Director General of the Irish Probation Service, Chair of the Council of Europe working group: Council of Penological Cooperation PC-CP

Dr. Yoav Sapir, Chief National Public Defender, Israel; Professor of Criminal Procedure at Tel-Aviv University

12:00 – 12:15 Break(Lunch Available)

12:15 – 1:05 ATRIUM LEVEL BREAKOUTS(Lunch Available)

12:15 – 1:05 Education: Reducing Recidivism by Access to Preparation for Reentry and a Future

Moderator: Baz Dreisinger, Professor at John Jay College of Criminal Justice, Founder of the Prison to College Pipeline

Kingsley Rowe, Re-entry Program Administrator, NYU Prison Education Program

Jeff Smith, Assistant Professor of Politics and Advocacy at the New School of Management and Urban Policy in NYC, member of Prison Entrepreneurship Program’s National Advisory Board

Leslie Robinson, President, Beyond the Bars; Inventor of the Recharge Beyond the Bars Reentry and Resilience Games

12:15 – 1:05 Restorative Justice: Past, Present, and Future

Moderator: Lara Bazelon, CoChair of the ABA’s Ethics Committee

Judge Janine Geske, Professor of Law, Marquette University Law School, Justice of the Wisconsin Supreme Court 1993-1998

Hon. Leo Sorokin, U. S. District Court Judge, District of Massachusetts

Jonathan Stith, the National Coordinator of the Alliance for Educational Justice

1:05 – 1:15 Transition/Coffee


1:15 – 2:00 Federal Sentencing Reform: Challenges and Benefits from the Field

Moderator: Nelson O. Bunn, Jr., Director of Policy and Government Affairs, National District Attorneys Association

Bob Bushman, President, National Narcotic Officers’ Associations’ Coalition

Mike Doucette, Commonwealth’s Attorney, Lynchburg VA

Mike Chapman, Sheriff, Loudoun County VA

Steve Wasserman, Treasurer, National Association of Assistant United States Attorneys

2:00 – 2:15 Expectations on Sentencing and Prison Reform

U.S. Senator Chuck Grassley, Chairman, U.S. Senate Committee on the Judiciary

2:15 – 2:30 Data & Discretion: The Foundation for Alternative Sentencing in the Federal Criminal Justice System

Christine Leonard, Director, Office of Legislative and Public Affairs, United States Sentencing Commission

2:30 – 3:20 Will Federal Criminal Justice Reform Pass? Will it Make a Difference?

Moderator: Eli Lehrer, President & Co-founder of the R-Street Institute

Pat Nolan, Director of the American Conservative Union Foundation’s Center for Criminal Justice Reform

John Malcolm, Heritage Foundation

Jesselyn McCurdy, Senior Legislative Counsel for the American Civil Liberties Union

Nicole Austin-Hillery, Director and Counsel, Brennan Center for Justice, Washington, D.C. Office

3:20 – 3:40 Afternoon Break


3:40 – 4:30 Public/Private Partnership: The Role for NGOs in Effective Sentencing and Reentry

Moderator: Carmen Facciolo, Senior Policy Advisor, Bureau of Justice Assistance

Matt Alsdorf, Interim Vice President of Criminal Justice, Arnold Foundation

Andrew Miles, Alternative Program Specialist, Association of Prosecuting Attorneys

Allison Kasich, Program Officer, Academic Investments, Charles Koch Foundation

3:40 – 4:30 The Importance of Coalitions: Bringing the Left and Right Together to Find Common Ground and Educate Policymakers in Order to Enable Policy Reforms

Moderator: Moira Bagley Smith, Director of Communications, Coalition for Public Safety and U.S. Justice Action Network

Nancy Zirkin, Executive Vic President and Director of Policy, Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights

Nkechi Taifa, Senior Policy Analyst for Civil and Criminal Justice Reform, Open Society Foundation

Kara Gotsch, Director of Advocacy, Interfaith Criminal Justice Coalition

Patrick Purtill, Director of Legislative Affairs, Faith & Freedom Coalition

4:30 – 4:40 Transition Break


4:40 – 5:30 360 Degrees of Smarter Sentencing: Mitigation, Risk Assessments, Advocacy & Fairness

Moderator: Leah Garabedian, Defender Counsel, National Association of Sentencing Advocates and Mitigation Specialists, National Legal Aid & Defender Association

Susan Leavell, Director of FOSA: Family & Offender Sentencing Alternative, Washington Department of Corrections

Shreya Mandal, Senior Social Worker, Criminal Defense Practice, Brooklyn Defenders

Jenn Kamarowski, Criminal Defense Investigator, Office of Military Commissions, National Alliance of Sentencing Advocates and Mitigation Specialists

Lisa Savard, Graduate FOSA

Dr. Doug Marlowe, Chief of Science, Law and Policy, National Association of Drug Court Professionals

5:30 – 6:00 Closing Remarks

U.S. Senator Mike Lee (R – Utah)

Hon. Bernice Donald, Federal Judge Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit, Chair of ABA’s Criminal Justice Section, ASKS Summit Co-Chair