May 23, 2013 - May 23, 2013
21st Century Drug Policy Reform: A Conversation with Gil Kerlikowske
In 2007 alone, illicit drug use cost more than $193 billion in lost productivity, healthcare, and criminal justice costs nationwide. Last month, the Obama Administration released a new drug policy strategy aimed at treating America's illegal drug problem as a public health issue, and not just a criminal justice issue. The new plan pursues a science-based approach to drug policy based on the fact that substance use disorders are a chronic disease of the brain that can be prevented, treated, and from which people can recover.
Gil Kerlikowske, Director of the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy, will discuss the Obama Administration's plans to support innovative alternatives to incarceration and policies that reduce drug use and its consequences. Joining him will be Marc Mauer of the Sentencing Project and Chief Thomas Manger of the Montgomery County Police Department. Together, these experts will discuss the future of criminal justice reforms with respect to drug control, with the Urban Institute's Nancy La Vigne facilitating the discussion.
- Moderator: Nancy LaVigne, Director, Justice Policy Center, Urban Institute
R. Gil Kerlikowske, Director, National Drug Control Policy
Marc Mauer, Executive Director, The Sentencing Project
Thomas Manger, Chief of Police, Montgomery County, MD At the Urban Institute
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2100 M Street N.W., 5th Floor, Washington, D.C.
Lunch will be provided at 12:15 p.m. The forum will begin promptly at 12:30 p.m.
May 8, 2013
New York City's Crime Decline In the Age of Stop and Frisk
NYU Wagner and the Museum of the City of New York present New York City's Crime Decline In the Age of Stop and Frisk, a provocative and enlightening forum on the policing and crime-fighting challenges facing the city's next mayor, on May 8 at 6:30pm.
Moderated by Sam Roberts, accomplished author and urban affairs reporter at The New York Times, the panel will examine the state of policing in New York City as the Bloomberg era nears an end, whether the drop in violent crime will continue, and the impact of law enforcement strategies such as stop and frisk. The panelists are:
· John Feinblatt, Chief Advisor to the Mayor for Policy and Strategic Planning
· Jumaane D. Williams, New York City Council Member, Brooklyn
· Franklin Zimring, Professor of Law, UC Berkeley
· Alex Vitale, Professor of Sociology, Brooklyn College
Location: Museum of the City of New York
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1220 Fifth Avenue, New York City
May 1, 2013 - May 2, 2013
Domestic Child Sex Trafficking Symposium
The Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, the Advisory Council on Child Trafficking (ACCT) and the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Women will host a symposium to address the needs of victims of child sex trafficking. The symposium is part of a White House initiative, first announced by President Obama at the 2012 Clinton Global Initiative, to bring together leading researchers, bipartisan policy makers and advocates to identify gaps in research, best practices, and evidence to improve the lives of sexually exploited children.
The two-day symposium will address how mental health research, law enforcement, survivor advocacy, disruptive technology, epidemiology, criminal justice, and public policy can all inform the treatment of victims of sex trafficking. Day two of the symposium will be a closed session with numerous working groups to generate policy and research recommendations.
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
615 N. Wolfe Street
Baltimore, MD 21205
News media wishing to attend the symposium should register in advance by contacting Natalie Wood-Wright at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Twitter hashtag for the summit #EndTrafficking
The Honorable Martin O’Malley, Governor of Maryland, invited
The Honorable Stephanie Rawlings-Blake, Mayor of Baltimore
The Honorable Kathleen Sebelius, Secretary, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
The Honorable Bobby Jindal, Governor of Louisiana, invited
The Honorable Lindsey Graham, United States Senator, South Carolina, invited
The Honorable Danielle Gray, Assistant to the President of the United States and Cabinet Secretary
The Honorable Valerie Jarrett, Senior Advisor to the President of the United States and Chair of the White House Council on Women and Girls
Tory Burch, CEO of Tory Burch and Founder of the Tory Burch Foundation
Withelma “T” Ortiz, survivor and advocate, 2011 Glamour magazine “Woman of the Year”
Dina Habib Powell, Global Head of Corporate Engagement and President of The Goldman Sachs Foundation
Elizabeth Smart, author, President of the Elizabeth Smart Foundation
Jada Pinkett Smith, actress, anti-human trafficking advocate, Founder of Don't Sell Bodies
Michael J. Klag, MD, MPH, Dean of the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
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Rebecca Campbell, PhD, Professor of Psychology, Department of Psychology, Michigan State University
Mark Latonero, PhD, Research Director, USC Annenberg Center on Communications Leadership and Policy
Mohamed Y. Mattar, SJD, Senior Research Professor of International Law and Executive Director of The Protection Project, Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies
James A. Mercy, PhD, Special Adviser for Global Activities, Division of Violence Prevention, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Linda M. Williams, PhD, Professor, School of Criminology and Justice Studies, University of Massachusetts Lowell
Elizabeth Letourneau, PhD, director of the Moore Center for the Prevention of Child Sexual Abuse, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
Judy Bass, PhD, Program on Global Mental Health, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health