NCJA Announces New Webinar Series
The National Criminal Justice Association (NCJA) recently created a quarterly webinar series that focuses on a wide variety of issues of interest to its members. These webinars are smaller and more intimate to allow for greater engagement and interactivity between the speakers and the participants. The NCJA Members-Only Webinar Series is free of charge to NCJA members, but nonmembers may attend for a small fee. The next two webinars planned are:
- A Conversation with Laurie Robinson and Alfred Blumstein
July 15, 2:00-3:00 p.m. ET
This webinar will feature a conversation with former Assistant Attorney General Laurie Robinson and Professor Alfred Blumstein, J. Erik Jonsson University Professor of Urban Systems and Operations Research and Former Dean of the Heinz College of Carnegie Mellon University and chair of the Office of Justice Programs Science Advisory Board. They will discuss a wide array of topics including: smarter use of prison space; moving toward policies that are evidence-based; how to best deal with the mentally ill in the criminal justice system; attaining greater success in reentry; and what's next for crime and the justice system.
- Inside the Beltway: A Look at the State of Criminal Justice Funding and Legislation in DC
September 17, 2014, 3:00-4:00 pm ET
NCJA Director of Government Affairs Elizabeth Pyke will present an interactive discussion about the status of current legislation, the federal budget process, and appropriations issues. This webinar will include an overview of the FY15 appropriations bills, a roundup of current criminal justice-related legislation, and a preview of what the mid-term elections could mean for the future.
For more information about these webinars or to register, visit http://ncja.org/webinars-events/members-only-webinar-series.