The Summit will give business leaders an opportunity to discover the enormous untapped potential of formerly incarcerated individuals or those who may have a criminal record and explore how bringing them into the workforce would benefit society and our economy.
The Summit will also provide access to the host of resources available to businesses curious about getting started with "Second ChanceEmployment," and will feature content-rich panel discussions on a variety of topics, from risk mitigation and financial incentives to building a vibrant Second Chance culture in your workplace.
Co-hosted by #cut50, the Second Chance Summit is Dave's Killer Bread Foundation's signature networking and outreach event. We look forward to meeting you there!
The action of President Obama over the next few months regarding clemency is going to be critical. While he has granted more clemencies than the past 10 presidents combined, including over a dozen who had Change.org petitions, the Department of Justice estimates roughly 2,000 more people qualify. And the clock is ticking.
On November 15, we’re going to bring families impacted by mandatory minimum sentencing and the War on Drugs to Washington, D.C. for a Hope for the Holidays event to share the real stories of impacted prisoners and their families and ask President Obama to grant an unprecedented number of clemencies to their loved ones for the holidays.
Given President Obama stance to overhaul the criminal justice system, and a commitment from leading, bipartisan congressional voices to advance comprehensive reforms, the Bipartisan Summit for Fair Justice built 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 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
WHERE: Hall of the States Rooftop Terrace, 444 North Capitol Street NW, Washington, D.C.
The Honorable Sally Yates, Deputy 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 Austin, Director of the White House Office of Urban Affairs, Justice, and Opportunity
National Leaders and Advocates:
Ken Blackwell, Senior Fellow for Family Empowerment, Family Research Council
Kirk Bloodsworth, Innocence Project
William “Bill” Cobb, Founder, REDEEMED
Sakira Cook, Counsel, The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights
Todd Cox, Senior Fellow, Center for American Progress
Khalil Cumberbatch, Policy Associate, Legal Action Center
Doug Deason, The Deason Foundation
Doris Fuller, Chief of Research and Public Affairs, Treatment Advocacy Center
Laurie Garduque, Director of Justice Reform, John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation
Tim Head, Executive Director, Faith & Freedom Coalition
Alison Holcomb, Director of ACLU Campaign for Smart Justice
Mark Holden, Senior Vice President and General Counsel, Koch Industries, Inc.
Jessica Jackson, National Director and Co-Founder, #cut50
Monica Jahner, Founder, Creating Heroes Stephan’s Way
Van Jones, President and Co-Founder, #cut50
John Kaneb, Chairman 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 Levin, Policy Director, Right on Crime
Glenn Martin, Founder & Chief Risk Taker, JustLeadership USA
Xavier McElrath-Bey, Youth Justice Advocate, Campaign for Fair Sentencing of Youth and Founder, Incarcerated Children’s Advocacy Network
Anne Milgram, Vice President of Criminal Justice, The Arnold Foundation
Pat Nolan, Director, American Conservative Union Foundation’s Center for Criminal Justice Reform
Patrice Palmer, Programmer Developer, Chosen4Change
Robert Rooks, Organizing Director, Californians for Safety and Justice
Ronald Simpson-Bey, Program Associate, American Friends Service Committee
Dionne Wilson, Survivor Program Associate, Californians for Safety and Justice