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Event in Houston – Feb. 27-28th

| January 22, 2013

Marc Levin will be speaking in Houston at the “Charting a Path from Criminality to Opportunity” event on Feb. 27th-28th. The event will be hosted by the Philanthropy Roundtable, Texas Public Policy Foundation and the Conference of Southwest Foundations. Here is the agenda for the two-day event.

From the website: Charting a Path from Criminality to Opportunity will explore innovative solutions to the growing problem of incarceration and recidivism. Nearly 1 out of every 31 Americans is now in prison or on parole or probation, and correctional expenses nationally have grown from approximately $20 billion in 1980 to over $74 billion today. More the 700,000 prisoners are released each year; up to 70% will return to prison within a few years partly due to the challenges that they face at finding housing, getting jobs and rebuilding their lives. This is also a multi-generational issue, since the 7.3 million children who have a parent in prison are at extremely high risk of entering the criminal justice system themselves. How can we break this cycle? This program provides a forum for philanthropists to hear from public policy experts, nonprofit direct service providers, and donor speakers, as they share effective models and strategies for reform. It will also offer a site visit to the Cleveland Correctional Center to see how the Prison Entrepreneurship Program connects executive volunteers with prison inmates through a “mini MBA” program that has delivered an 80% reduction in recidivism.


RIGHT ON CRIME is a national campaign to promote successful, conservative solutions on American criminal justice policy—reforming the system to ensure public safety, shrink government, and save taxpayers money. By sharing research and policy ideas and mobilizing strong conservative voices, we work to raise awareness of the growing support for effective reforms within the conservative movement. We are transforming the debate on criminal justice in America.