Date/Time: 
09/14/2010 - 2:15pm
Location
Address: 

Dirksen Senate Office Building, Room 226

City: 
Washington D.C.
Postal Code: 
20510
Country: 
253
Sponsoring Agency: 
The Senate Committee on the Judiciary, Subcommittee on Crime and Drugs
Event Contact
Contact Name: 
The Senate Committee on the Judiciary, Subcommittee on Crime and Drugs
Contact Phone: 
202-224-6884
Contact Website: 
http://judiciary.senate.gov/hearings/hearing.cfm?id=4772
Description: 

The Senate Committee on the Judiciary, Subcommittee on Crime and Drugs, has scheduled a hearing entitled "Rape in the United States: The Chronic Failure to Report and Investigate Rape Cases"
 
 

View the hearing online!

Chairman Specter to preside.
By order of the Chairman.
Witness List
Panel I

The Honorable Susan B. Carbon
Director
Office of Violence Against Women
U.S. Department of Justice
Washington, DC

Panel II

Commissioner Charles H. Ramsey
Philadelphia Police Department
Philadelphia, PA

Sara R. Reedy
Butler, PA

Carol E. Tracy
Women's Law Project
Philadelphia, PA

Julie Weil
Jupiter, FL

Scott Berkowitz
President & Founder,
Rape, Abuse, & Incest National Network
Washington, DC


Panel III
Lawanda Ravoira
Director
NCCD Center for Girls and Young Women
Jacksonville, FL

Dean G. Kilpatrick, Ph.D.
Distinguished University Professor
Vice-Chair for Education, Department of Psychiatry
Director, National Crime Victims Research
& Treatment Center,
Medical University of South Carolina
Charleston, SC

Eleanor Smeal
Feminist Majority Foundation
Arlington, VA

Michelle Madden Dempsey
Associate Professor of Law
Villanova University School of Law
Villanova, PA
 

Date/Time: 
09/05/2012 - 10:00am to 11:30am
Location
Address: 

Office of Justice Programs, 3rd Floor Ballroom
810 7th Street, NW
Washington, DC

City: 
Postal Code: 
Country: 
300
Sponsoring Agency: 
National Institute of Justice
Event Contact
Contact Name: 
Yolanda Curtis
Contact Phone: 
202-305-2554
Contact Email: 
yolanda.curtis@usdoj.gov
Description: 

With its criminal justice system in disarray following Hurricane Katrina, New Orleans invited the Vera Institute of Justice to examine the city’s court and jail operations. For five years, Vera has been tracking arrest-to-first-appearance time, custodial arrests versus summonses, the granting of pretrial release, and many other decision-making points. Based on analysis of these data, Vera is making policy recommendations to assist with the implementation of new procedures and to ensure performance monitoring. Like other jurisdictions, New Orleans had never collected court, jail, and other justice system data in ways that could inform policy development. Vera’s work has demonstrated to key stakeholders—including legislators and executive officials—that data capture and analysis can be critical. For example, the New Orleans Police Department used Vera’s data to monitor the time from arrest to report writing to more effectively manage individual line officers’ output. In addition, data are now at the heart of a citywide debate over the proper size of the new jail that is being planned. Learn more about these successes, the continuing challenges of replacing a jurisdiction’s existing data systems, and how costs and other institutional issues will test the “acceptance” of critical criminal justice policies in the years to come.The seminar is free but you must RSVP to gain access to the OJP building. Please allow 20 minutes to get through security. 

Date/Time: 
03/16/2011 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm
Location
Address: 

538 Senate Dirksen building

Event Contact
Contact Name: 
Shared Hope International
Contact Phone: 
1-866-437-5433
Description: 

On March 16, 2011 a briefing will be held on the sex trafficking of minors in the U.S with a special introduction by acclaimed actor Mira Sorvino. This form of modern day slavery is one of the fastest growing crimes in the U.S. Over 100,000 children are trafficked for sex in the U.S. each year, according to recent estimates.

To learn more about this tragic problem, please come to the briefing at 2:00 pm on Wednesday, March 16, 2011 (the Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs Committee hearing room.)

Briefing agenda:

Mira Sorvino: Welcome and introduction

Senators Ron Wyden and John Cornyn: comments on the re-introduction of the Domestic Minor Sex Trafficking Deterrence and Victims Support Act

Libby Spears, filmmaker - Director of the documentary film "Playground": brief commentary and viewing of the trailer for "Playground"

Panel of speakers:

Dr. Sharon Cooper, Forensic Pediatrician, University of North Carolina School of Medicine

Sgt. Doug Justus, Portland Police Bureau (ret.), former head of the Portland Police Department vice unit

Natasha, a Victims' Rights Advocate and sex trafficking survivor

Ernie Allen, President and CEO, National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC)
 

Date/Time: 
02/24/2011 - 10:30am to 12:00pm
Location
Address: 

Office of Justice Programs
3rd Floor Ballroom
810 7th Street NW

City: 
Washington
Sponsoring Agency: 
National Institute of Justice
Event Contact
Contact Name: 
Yolanda Curtis
Contact Phone: 
202-305-2554
Contact Email: 
Yolanda.Curtis@usdoj.gov
Description: 

How do we decide how to allocate criminal justice resources in a way that minimizes the social harms from both crime and policy efforts to control crime? How, for that matter, do we decide how much to spend on the criminal justice system and crime control generally, versus other pressing needs? These questions are at the heart of benefit-cost analysis, and are central for public policymakers, criminal justice practitioners, criminologists, and other researchers.

Benefit-cost analyses begin with the crucial and often under-appreciated first step of successfully identifying the impact of a policy or program. Jens Ludwig and Roseanna Ander will explain the different options for identifying policy and program impacts, and discuss the challenges of attempts to monetize costs and benefits. For example, some of the most important costs and benefits of crime control efforts come from intangible aspects of well-being for which dollar values are not easily attached.

Ludwig and Ander will also discuss the importance of subjecting a portfolio of interventions to benefit-cost analyses that use standardized methodologies, which is crucial for helping policymakers and practitioners make decisions. Many of their ideas and examples will be drawn from activities at the University of Chicago Crime Lab.

 

Date/Time: 
10/24/2008 (All day)
Location
Address: 

The Marvin Center,
George Washington University
800 21st St.,

City: 
Washington
Country: 
253
Sponsoring Agency: 
American Bar Association Criminal Justice Section
Description: 

Cosponsored by the National Crime Victims Law Institute
-A broad array of sentencing and post-sentencing presentations that address the most pressing criminal justice issue of our
time; 
- Three tracks of instruction, each focused on issues of concern to different segments of the criminal justice community
including prosecutors, public defenders, judges, academics, sentencing consultants, mitigation specialists, corrections
personnel, victim advocates, white collar criminal defense attorneys and policy experts; 
- A White Collar Crime Track that will focus on practice and procedure issues of particular concern to criminal defense
attorneys in general and white collar practitioners in particular; 
- A Policy Track that will examine sentencing trends and opportunities for reform in both the federal and state courts; 
- A Corrections Track that will focus on conditions of confinement and sentence reduction as well as cutting edge efforts to
reduce recidivism; 
- A plenary session on the state of the sentencing union covering rates of incarceration, sentencing trends, racial disparities,
alternatives to incarceration and recent federal legislation.

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