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Iowa Criminal Justice Summit 2015

October 1, 2015, Maucker Union, University of Northern Iowa, Cedar Falls, Iowa

In partnership with Iowa State Representative Helen Miller and the University of Northern Iowa


Thursday, October 1, 2015

7:30 am
Iowa Criminal Justice Summit Registration Opens
Maucker Union at the University of Northern Iowa in Cedar Falls, IA
8:30 am
Iowa Criminal Justice Summit Welcome
Iowa Representative Helen Miller (D-IA-9)
8:40 am
A Passport to a New Life
Lamont Carey, Founder & CEO of LaCarey Enterprises LLC will discuss his journey and the collateral consequences of his life choices.
9:15 am
Changing Demographics: Implications for Criminal Justice
Dr. Mark Grey and Dr. Michele Devlin, University of Northern Iowa

This session will look at racial disparities, population increases and declines and other criminal justice issues by the numbers.
9:45 am
Criminal Justice Reform in Iowa: Past, Present and Future
Alabama Representative Laura Hall (D-AL-19) will moderate a panel discussion with Iowa Representatives Chip Baltimore (R-IA-47) and Mary Wolfe (D-IA-98) and Former Iowa Representative Wayne Ford

This session will review legislative proposals that were passed into law, others that have not yet been successful and ones that are needed.
10:15 am
10:30 am
Judicial Initiatives Juvenile Justice: A perspective from the Bench.
Iowa Chief Justice Mark Cady

This session will focus on how America's youth within the criminal justice system, as well as other issues including sentencing and fairness.
11:00 am
Governor Terry Branstad's video message highlighting Iowa's criminal justice reform efforts.
11:05 am
Keynote Address: Left & Right on Criminal Justice Reform
Holly Harris, US Justice Action Network will moderate a conversation with Van Jones, Founder of Dream Corps Unlimited, and Mark Holden, Senior VP and General Counsel of Koch Industries

Don't get stuck on one side or the other. Criminal justice issues affect the entire political spectrum, and we need our collective efforts to solve the problems within our current system.
12:15 pm
Box Lunch Served
12:30 pm
Lunchtime Roundtables "Connect Time"
Speakers and Panelists will host tables with attendees to facilitate additional discussion and generate ideas for the Summit Call to Action.
1:30 pm
Stories from the Other Side: Re-entry, Skill Development and Technology Applications
Tim Head, Faith & Freedom Coalition will moderate remarks and an interactive dialogue with panelists Jesse Wiese, Justice Fellowship, and Shaka Senghor, #Cut50.

This session will explore life behind bars and the challenges one must overcome in order to have a successful re-entry into society.
2:30 pm
Law Enforcement & Policing: Another Perspective
Roxanne Ryan, Director of the Department of Public Safety, will moderate a conversation with:
  • Vikrant Reddy, Charles Koch Institute
  • Lauren Galik, Reason Foundation
  • Mark Prosser, Storm Lake Department of Public Safety
  • Kevin McKeever, Muscatine Assistant County Attorney
  • Major Paul Sikorski, Davenport Police Department
This session will examine the challenges to current-day policing and address specific topics such as drugs, reform & abuse.
3:30 pm
Discussion on the Inequities of the Criminal Justice System
Bernie Kerik, Founder of the American Coalition for Criminal Justice Reform will provide insights on criminal justice and prison reform, drawing from his law enforcement background and subsequent incarceration.
4:15 pm
Review of Next Steps and Call to Action items. Jenna Moll, U.S. Justice Action Network, and Craig DeRoche, Justice Fellowship, will wrap up the Summit, draw from the luncheon roundtable discussions and facilitate the development of our Call to Action.
5:00 pm
Closing Remarks of Iowa Criminal Justice Summit
Iowa Representative Helen Miller (D-IA-9)