October 5 Thursday

Moving Justice Forward Conference - Keynote Address

  • Thursday, October 5, 2017 at 4:00PM - 6:00PM
  • Yale Law School Auditorium, 127 Wall Street, New Haven, CT 06520
  • Open To The Public
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Please join The Justice Collaboratory at our keynote panel during our Moving Justice Foward conference on Thursday, October 5th from 4 - 6 PM.
The purpose of the conference is to engage innovators and those that have the ability to effect change in their communities to discuss how we can push forward evidence-based criminal justice reforms in the absence of federal leadership and support. Our conversations will be structured around the Justice Collaboratory vision statement Justice Forward.
Keynote Speakers Include:
Vanita Gupta is currently the President and CEO of The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights and the Leadership Conference Educational Fund. She served as the Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General for the Civil Rights Division at the U.S. Department of Justice from 2014-2017. Prior to her work at the Justice Department, she was the Deputy Legal Director at the ACLU and Assistant Counsel at the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund.
Karol Mason is the Former Assistant Attorney General for the Office of Justice Programs under President Obama. In this role, she was responsible for the oversight of such offices as the Office of Justice Programs, Office of Violence Against Women, and the Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS). She also worked in close collaboration with the Civil Rights Division, the Office of U.S. Attorneys, the FBI, DEA, and Community Relations Service. Prior to this, Karol Mason practiced law at the private firm Alston & Bird in Atlanta.
Ronald Davis is the Former Director of the U.S. Department of Justice’s Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS) and was Chair of President Obama’s Task Force on 21st Century Policing. He served for eight years as the Police Chief of East Palo Alto, CA and for twenty years with the Oakland Police Department in a variety of roles including Captain, Police Academy Director, Criminal Investigations Commander, Patrol Commander, and Inspector General.


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