Smart On Crime Conference Comes to John Jay

Smart On Crime Conference Comes to John Jay

Smart On Crime Conference Comes to John Jay

On September 25th and 26th, John Jay held the second annual Smart on Crime Innovations Conference, bringing together some of the nation’s top criminal justice authorities and respected leaders. Co-hosted by John Jay College, the Center for American Progress, and the Draper Richards Kaplan Foundation, a wide range of experts shared their experiences, their data, and their goals for the future. “It doesn’t matter if you’re a democrat or a republican, a conservative or a liberal, from the city, the suburbs or a rural community—we’re all here for the same reason,” said President Karol V. Mason. “We’re here to rethink our criminal justice system, making it more equitable and fair, regardless of race, gender, or socioeconomic status.”

“We want to get people together to make a commitment to shrinking the criminal justice system, and to showcase innovations in this space that are working and changing communities, while making sure that we do it in a safe, smart and equitable way,” said Ed Chung, Vice President, Criminal Justice Reform, Center for American Progress. Speakers covered topics ranging from race and disparities to the rehabilitation and education of former inmates. The conference offered data-driven views and solutions to criminal justice reform.

 Click here to see the entire conference, and enjoy these moments captured from the event. 

President Karol Mason, John Jay College of Criminal Justice
President Karol Mason, John Jay College of Criminal Justice

Ed Chung, Center for American Progress
Ed Chung, Center for American Progress

(left to right) Ed Chung, Center for American Progress, Valerie Jarrett, Senior Advisor to President Barack Obama, President Karol Mason, John Jay College of Criminal Justice, Michael Tubbs, Mayor of Stockton (CA)
(left to right) Ed Chung, Center for American Progress, Valerie Jarrett, Senior Advisor to President Barack Obama, President Karol Mason, John Jay College of Criminal Justice, Michael Tubbs, Mayor of Stockton (CA)

Devon Simmons, Prisoner Reentry Institute, John Jay College of Criminal Justice
Devon Simmons, Prisoner Reentry Institute, John Jay College of Criminal Justice

Bill Keller, The Marshall Project and Mark Holden, Koch Industries, Inc.
Bill Keller, The Marshall Project and Mark Holden, Koch Industries, Inc.

Casper Stewart, Draper Richards Kaplan Foundation and Mary Fallin, Governor of Oklahoma
Casper Stewart, Draper Richards Kaplan Foundation and Mary Fallin, Governor of Oklahoma

(left to right) Jeremy Travis, The Laura and John Arnold Foundation, Erica Ford, LIFE Camp, Inc., Mai Fernandez, National Center for Victims of Crime, and Danielle Sered, Common Justice.
(left to right) Jeremy Travis, The Laura and John Arnold Foundation, Erica Ford, LIFE Camp, Inc., Mai Fernandez, National Center for Victims of Crime, and Danielle Sered, Common Justice.

Khalil Cumberbatch, The Fortune Society
Khalil Cumberbatch, The Fortune Society

(left to right) Devon Simmons, Prisoner Reentry Institute, John Jay College of Criminal Justice, Vivian Nixon, College and Community Fellowship, Daryl Atkinson, Forward Justice, and Ed Chung, Center for American Progress
(left to right) Devon Simmons, Prisoner Reentry Institute, John Jay College of Criminal Justice, Vivian Nixon, College and Community Fellowship, Daryl Atkinson, Forward Justice, and Ed Chung, Center for American Progress

(left to right) Adam Gelb, Council on Criminal Justice, Hannah Sassaman, Media Mobilizing Project, Barry Friedman, NYU Policing Project, David Kennedy, National Network for Safe Communities, John Jay College of Criminal Justice, and Jo-Ann Wallace, National Legal Aid & Defender Association
(left to right) Adam Gelb, Council on Criminal Justice, Hannah Sassaman, Media Mobilizing Project, Barry Friedman, NYU Policing Project, David Kennedy, National Network for Safe Communities, John Jay College of Criminal Justice, and Jo-Ann Wallace, National Legal Aid & Defender Association

David Kennedy, National Network for Safe Communities, John Jay College of Criminal Justice
David Kennedy, National Network for Safe Communities, John Jay College of Criminal Justice

Anthony Annucci, Acting Commissioner, NY Dept. of Corrections and Community Supervision
Anthony Annucci, Acting Commissioner, NY Dept. of Corrections and Community Supervision

(left to right) Randy Petersen, Texas Public Policy/Right on Crime, Eric Gonzalez, District Attorney for Kings County (NY), Barry Scheck, Innocence Project, Ron Davis, 21st Century Policing Solutions, Iris Baez, Anthony Baez Community and Parents Against Police Brutality Foundation, and Shari Silberstein, Equal Justice USA
(left to right) Randy Petersen, Texas Public Policy/Right on Crime, Eric Gonzalez, District Attorney for Kings County (NY), Barry Scheck, Innocence Project, Ron Davis, 21st Century Policing Solutions, Iris Baez, Anthony Baez Community and Parents Against Police Brutality Foundation, and Shari Silberstein, Equal Justice USA

José Cisneros, Treasurer for the City and County of San Francisco (CA)
José Cisneros, Treasurer for the City and County of San Francisco (CA)

Adam Gelb, Council on Criminal Justice
Adam Gelb, Council on Criminal Justice

(left to right) Jake Horowitz, The Pew Charitable Trusts, Ana Bermudez, Commissioner, New York (NY) Dept. of Probation, DeAnna Hoskins, JustLeadershipUSA, Ebony Ruhland, University of Cincinnati and Amy Solomon, The Laura and John Arnold Foundation
(left to right) Jake Horowitz, The Pew Charitable Trusts, Ana Bermudez, Commissioner, New York (NY) Dept. of Probation, DeAnna Hoskins, JustLeadershipUSA, Ebony Ruhland, University of Cincinnati and Amy Solomon, The Laura and John Arnold Foundation

Steven Pacheco, CONNECTr/John Jay College of Criminal Justice
Steven Pacheco, CONNECTr/John Jay College of Criminal Justice

(left to right) Kimberly Foxx, State's Attorney for Cook County (IL), Candice Jones, Public Welfare Foundation, Jason Hernandez, Open Society Foundation, G.T. Bynum, Mayor of Tulsa (OK) and Ashley Allison, Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights
(left to right) Kimberly Foxx, State's Attorney for Cook County (IL), Candice Jones, Public Welfare Foundation, Jason Hernandez, Open Society Foundation, G.T. Bynum, Mayor of Tulsa (OK), Jeffrey Robinson, ACLU, and Ashley Allison, Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights

(left to right) Rudy Valdez, Director,
(left to right) Rudy Valdez, Director, "The Sentence" Documentary, Vivian Nixon, College and Community Fellowship, and Zoe Towns, FWD.us

Jake Horowitz, The Pew Charitable Trusts, and Amy Solomon, The Laura and John Arnold Foundation
Jake Horowitz, The Pew Charitable Trusts, and Amy Solomon, The Laura and John Arnold Foundation

Jeff Asher, FiveThirtyEight.com Contributor
Jeff Asher, FiveThirtyEight.com Contributor