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Report Release: Independent Task Force on Federal Priorities
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When: May 27, 2020
12:30pm - 1:30pm ET
Where: Zoom Webinar - Register Below!

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What steps can the federal government take to produce the greatest improvements in public safety and the administration of justice?


The first Council on Criminal Justice task force convened last year to consider that question. The diverse group came to consensus on 15 proposals that are realistic and achievable, yet also capable of producing profound change.

Join members of the Independent Task Force on Federal Priorities and special guest U.S. Sen. Mike Lee for release of the roadmap – and discussion of how it has become even more urgent in the age of COVID-19.

Featured Speakers

Governor Nathan Deal - Task Force Chair; two-term Governor of Georgia, nine-term U.S. Congressman

Mayor Michael Nutter - former Mayor, Philadelphia

Mark Holden - Senior Vice President, Koch Industies, Inc. (ret.)

Nancy La Vigne - Vice President of Justice Policy, Urban Institute

Eddie Bocanegra - Senior Director, READI Chicago

John Tilley (moderator) - CCJ Senior Fellow, attorney, five-term state legislator, and former Kentucky Justice Cabinet Secretary

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About the Council

The Council on Criminal Justice advances understanding of the criminal justice policy choices facing the nation and builds consensus for solutions that enhance safety and justice for all. We believe a fair and effective criminal justice system is essential to democracy and a core measure of our nation’s well-being.

As part of its array of activities, the Council sponsors Independent Task Forces composed of individual Council members that produce reports with findings and policy recommendations on matters of concern. Task Force subjects are selected by Council leadership and deliberations are facilitated by Council staff and consultants, but the Task Forces are solely responsible for the content of their reports. Neither the Council’s Board of Directors nor its Board of Trustees approves or disapproves the reports.