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A Bipartisan Summit on Fair Justice

The Coalition for Public Safety and #cut50 will cohost the Bipartisan Summit on Fair Justice on Wednesday, July 22, in Washington, DC, to bring together lawmakers and national advocacy leaders to discuss solutions and actions needed to reform the United States criminal justice system. 

The Summit will feature some of the nation’s prominent voices pursuing reforms, including:

  • Deputy Attorney General Sally Yates;
  • U.S. Senators Patrick Leahy (D-VT), Democratic Ranking Member on the Senate Judiciary Committee, and Rand Paul (R-KY);
  • Representatives Bob Goodlatte (R-VA), Chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, Jim Sensenbrenner (R-WI) and Bobby Scott (D-VA);
  • And Roy AustinDirector of the White House Office of Urban Affairs, Justice, and Opportunity.

Read the Media Advisory here. 

Given President Obama’s for an overhaul of the justice system, and a commitment from leading, bipartisan congressional voices to advance comprehensive reforms, the Summit will build on that momentum and put words into actions to achieve reform this year.

WHAT: The Bipartisan Summit on Fair Justice, co-hosted by The Coalition for Public Safety and #cut50

WHEN: Wednesday, July 22 at 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

WHERE: Hall of the States Rooftop Terrace, 444 North Capitol Street NW, Washington, D.C.


Distinguished Guests:
The Honorable Sally YatesDeputy Attorney General, U.S. Dept. of Justice
The Honorable Patrick Leahy (D-VT), Ranking Member, U.S. Senate Committee on the Judiciary
The Honorable Rand Paul (R-KY)
The Honorable Bob Goodlatte (R-VA)Chairman, U.S. House Committee on the Judiciary
The Honorable Jim Sensenbrenner (R-WI)
The Honorable Bobby Scott (D-VA)
Mr. Roy AustinDirector of the White House Office of Urban Affairs, Justice, and Opportunity

National Leaders and Advocates:
Ken BlackwellSenior Fellow for Family Empowerment, Family Research Council
Kirk Bloodsworth, Innocence Project
William “Bill” CobbFounder, REDEEMED
Sakira CookCounsel, The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights 
Todd Cox, Senior Fellow, Center for American Progress
Khalil CumberbatchPolicy Associate, Legal Action Center
Doug DeasonThe Deason Foundation
Doris FullerChief of Research and Public Affairs, Treatment Advocacy Center
Laurie GarduqueDirector of Justice Reform, John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation
Tim Head Executive Director, Faith & Freedom Coalition
Alison HolcombDirector of ACLU Campaign for Smart Justice
Mark HoldenSenior Vice President and General Counsel, Koch Industries, Inc.
Jessica JacksonNational Director and Co-Founder, #cut50
Monica JahnerFounder, Creating Heroes Stephan’s Way 
Van JonesPresident and Co-Founder, #cut50
John KanebChairman of the Board of Directors and CEO, Hood LLC, and Partner, Boston Red Sox
Matt Kibbe, President and Founder, FreedomWorks
Christine Leonard, Executive Director, The Coalition for Public Safety
Marc LevinPolicy Director, Right on Crime
Glenn MartinFounder & Chief Risk Taker, JustLeadership USA
Xavier McElrath-BeyYouth Justice Advocate, Campaign for Fair Sentencing of Youth and Founder, Incarcerated Children’s Advocacy Network
Anne MilgramVice President of Criminal Justice, The Arnold Foundation
Pat NolanDirector, American Conservative Union Foundation’s Center for Criminal Justice Reform
Patrice PalmerProgrammer Developer, Chosen4Change
Robert RooksOrganizing Director, Californians for Safety and Justice
Ronald Simpson-BeyProgram Associate, American Friends Service Committee 
Dionne WilsonSurvivor Program Associate, Californians for Safety and Justice

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