Across the country, cities and states are reexamining their criminal justice systems – and considering reforms like reducing pretrial incarceration, creating diversion programs and addressing racial disparities. In Tucson and Pima County, Arizona, the community is working to combat mental health and drug abuse issues and confronting the effects of increased immigration enforcement on the national and local stages.
What comes next for Tucson and surrounding areas in creating a more effective and fairer justice system?
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Tucson Museum of Art
140 North Main Avenue
Tucson, AZ 85701
Note: All times are MT
- Tuesday, December 05
- 9:00 a.m.WelcomeMargaret Low, President, AtlanticLIVE
- 9:05 a.m.The State of Justice in Pima CountyJoel Feinman, Public Defender, Pima County
Amelia Cramer, Chief Deputy County Attorney, Pima County
Presiding Judge Kyle Bryson, Pima County
County Administrator Chuck Huckelberry, Pima County
Manny Mejias, Reentry Coordinator, Pima Prevention Partnership
With Ron Brownstein, Senior Editor, The Atlantic
- 9:45 a.m.Criminal Justice Reform and Immigration Enforcement
Underwriter Perspective from MacArthur Foundation Safety and Justice Challenge*Laurie Garduque, Director, Criminal Justice Program, MacArthur Foundation
Roberto Suro, Professor of Journalism and Director, Tomas Rivera Policy Institute, University of Southern California
- 9:55 a.m.Enforcing the LawChief Chris Magnus, Tucson Police Department
Sheriff Mark Napier, Pima County
With Ron Brownstein, The Atlantic
- 10:25 a.m.Neighborhood ConnectorsPastor Da’Mond Holt, Pilgrim Rest Missionary Baptist Church; Trauma Specialist
Lola Rainey, Founder, Tucson Second Chance Community Bail Fund
Grace Gamez, Program Coordinator, Reframing Justice, American Friends Service Committee Arizona
Jacob Robles, Member, Flowers & Bullets
With Adrienne Green, Managing Editor, The Atlantic
- 10:55 a.m.Closing ThoughtsMargaret Low, The Atlantic
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The Atlantic Festival
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