Criminal Justice Reform Symposium

January 17, 2019

The symposium is Phase I of the multi-phased initiative that uses statistical analysis, expert insights and community concerns and requests to produce policy recommendations and training, and other tangible outcomes designed to create safer urban communities. The symposium was designed to address the essential role of policies and practices related to criminal justice in the development and sustaining of healthy and safe urban communities in the City of Houston. It’s primary focus broadly tackles criminal justice in a comprehensive manner through plenary sessions on various criminal justice and community safety topics communicated by local and state experts including community representatives and stakeholders; and community interaction/feedback. The underlying premise of the symposium is that the role of criminal justice in a community’s success is substantial and can have a dramatically effective result if treated from within the community as a partnership between law enforcement and the people in the community that they serve.