10:00am – noon

Tuesday, December 11, 2018

True Reformer Building

(Public Welfare Foundation)

1200 U Street NW, Washington, DC   

Call in Number 1-866-214-0726; participant code 104676.




I           Refreshments and Networking, 9:30 am – 10:00

Moderator – Nkechi Taifa, Esq., Convener, Justice Roundtable Coalition


II         Introductions


III         Feature Presentation  – Post Mortem on the Midterm Elections as Relates to Criminal Justice – Daniel Gotoff, Lake Research


Daniel Gotoff heads Lake Research Partners’ New York Office. Since joining the firm in 1996 he has worked for candidates at all levels of the electoral process as well as on a wide range of issues, including the economy, national security, and government accountability. Daniel’s tenure at LRP has included extensive research for clients, including Presidential, Senatorial, Congressional, Gubernatorial, and Mayoral candidates, as well as the DN, DCCC and the NAACP National Voter Fund. His analyses of the American political landscape are regularly published and he is a contributor on The Leon Charney Report and other political and public affairs news shows. https://www.themarshallproject.org/2018/11/13/voters-want-criminal-justice-reform-are-politicians-listening


IV         Feature Presentation – The Successful Campaign to Restore Voting Rights to Formerly Incarcerated People in Florida – Neil Volz


Neil Volz is the Political Director for the Florida Rights Restoration Coalition, a grassroots membership organization run by returning citizens dedicated to ending the disenfranchisement against people with convictions. Florida approved an amendment that will automatically restore voting rights to more than a million people previously convicted of felonies and Neil worked closely with Desmond Meade and his team in that victory. He has worked as the Chief of Staff for a Member of Congress and Staff Director for a Congressional Committee. While in Washington, Volz helped negotiate and secure passage for the Help America Vote Act, which has improved voting accessibility and accuracy for millions of people.  https://www.nytimes.com/2018/09/26/magazine/ex-felons-voting-rights-florida.html


 V         Special Introduction – Juston Cooper, Chair, Board of Directors, National Network for Justice


VI          Justice Roundtable Working Groups.  The day to day work of the Roundtable is carried out through issue-specific working groups which meet regularly, plan strategy, and implement initiatives. Visit www.JusticeRoundtable.org for news, resources and action highlighting working group issues.


      11:15 am – Working Group Updates/Discussion


  • Law Enforcement Reform
  • Sentencing Reform
  • Prison Reform
  • Drug Policy Reform
  • Interfaith Criminal Justice
  • Commutations and Pardons
  • Reentry
  • Pretrial and Courts
  • State Issues
  • Youth Justice
  • Directly Impacted People
  • Crimmigration
  • Human Rights
  • Racial Justice


VII         Announcements and Close




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