If you live in the Austin area you are welcome to attend this legislative briefing on criminal justice reform. It will be co-hosted by the Texas Public Policy Foundation, the Texas Probation Association and the Texas Criminal Justice Coalition.

Here are the details:

What: Legislative Briefing for lawmakers, staff, media, activists and the public

Where: State Capitol building, Capitol Grill banquet room

When: Monday, Feb. 11th, 2013 from 9:00am until 11:00am

Why: To brief audience members on cost effective solutions to criminal justice problems


9:00 am

Breakfast and General Reception

9:10 am

Welcome and Opening Remarks

  • Dr. Ana Yáñez-Correa, Executive Director, Texas Criminal Justice Coalition
  • Marc Levin, Director, Center for Effective Justice, Texas Public Policy Foundation
  • Dr. Michael Noyes, Director, Dallas County CSCD; Co-Chair, Texas Probation Association – Adult Legislative Committee

9:15 am

“Smart-on-Crime” Film Screening

9:25 am

Breaking the Cycle of Crime Without Breaking the Bank

  • Dr. Ana Yáñez-Correa

9:45 am

Conservatives on Criminal Justice

  • Marc Levin

10:05 am

The Role of the CSCD (Adult Probation Department) within the Texas Criminal Justice System

  • Dr. Michael Noyes

10:25 am

Question and Answer Period

10:55 am

Closing Remarks