NAFUSA Members Invited to Attend ASKS Summit 2016

As part of the ongoing discussion of criminal justice reform, the Aleph Institute is presenting the ASKS Summit 2016: Alternative Sentencing Key Stakeholder. It will be held March 7-8, 2016, at Georgetown Law School in Washington, DC. The Summit Chair, Hon. Charles Renfrew, US Deputy Attorney General (1980-1981); US District Judge, ND of California (1972-1980), has written NAFUSA and extended and invitation to all NAFUSA members to attend.

In the invitation’s Overview, alternative sentencing is said to have “been at the heart of improving public safety and includes successful sentencing, reentry and other fiscally responsible criminal justice policies and programs both in the U.S. and around the globe. As the U.S. starts 2016 with commitments from the President and Congress to pass meaningful federal criminal justice reform legislation, the time is right to evaluate the role alternative sentencing can play in furthering the key objectives of public safety and fiscal responsibility.”

The summit plans to “bring together an unprecedented number of current and former leaders and senior government officials who have served on the front lines of day-to-day operations in the criminal justice system, including law enforcement, government, judiciary, defense, forensic social workers and psychologists, and nonprofits, as well as formerly incarcerated people, victims and advocacy groups.”

Judge Renfrew believes that NAFUSA members’ “legal perspective and input will increase the likelihood of meaningful discussion and ensuing change.” Summit partners include the American Bar Association, the Association of Prosecuting Attorneys, and the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers. The Summit Advisory Committee includes NAFUSA members George Terwilliger and Larry Thompson.

Click here to view the invitation and additional information about the speakers and advisory board.To RSVP or for more information, please email or visit