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Wednesday, September 2 • 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Criminal Justice Reform in the Time of COVID

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Two committee chairs, two DAs-in-waiting and two advocates on making the system better by making it fairer.

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Moderator
avatar for Jolie McCullough

Jolie McCullough

Criminal Justice Reporter for The Texas Tribune
McCullough reports on Texas criminal justice issues and policy for the Tribune, where she won a regional Edward R. Murrow Award for her reporting on Texas police shootings in 2017. Previously, she worked on the Tribune's data visuals team and spent four years as a reporter and web... Read More →

Speakers
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Marc Levin

Chief of Policy & Innovation at Right on Crime at the Texas Public Policy Foundation
Levin founded the Texas Public Policy Foundation’s criminal justice program in 2005. In 2010, he developed the foundation’s Right on Crime initiative, a project in partnership with Prison Fellowship and the American Conservative Union Foundation that promotes conservative criminal... Read More →
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Nicole Austin-Hillery

Executive Director of U.S. Programs at Human Rights Watch
Austin-Hillery is the executive director of U.S. programs at Human Rights Watch, an organization that investigates and reports on human rights issues across the world. In 2008, she opened the Washington, D.C., office of The Brennan Center. She served as the office’s first director... Read More →
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Nicole Collier

State Representative
Collier, D-Fort Worth, has represented House District 95 since 2013. She serves as chair of the House Criminal Jurisprudence Committee and as vice chair of the General Investigating Committee. She also sits on the Business and Industry Committee. Additionally, Collier works as a trial... Read More →
avatar for James White

James White

State Representative
White, R-Hillister, has represented House District 19 since 2010. He serves as chair of the House Corrections Committee and sits on the Judiciary and Civil Jurisprudence, Redistricting, and Driver's License Issuance and Renewal committees. Previously, White served as a government... Read More →
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José Garza

Democratic Candidate for Travis County District Attorney
Garza is running for election for Travis County District Attorney in Texas after defeating the incumbent DA in the primary election run-off. Previously, he worked at Texas Rio Grande Legal Aid, where he won the office’s first acquittal at jury trial. Garza also served as deputy... Read More →
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Mimi Rocah

Democratic Candidate for District Attorney in Westchester County, New York, and Former Assistant U.S. Attorney in the Southern District of New York
Rocah is the Democratic nominee for Westchester County district attorney. She is a distinguished criminal justice fellow at Pace University Law School and previously served as an assistant U.S. attorney for the Southern District of New York from 2001 to 2017, where she was chief of... Read More →



Wednesday September 2, 2020 12:00pm - 1:00pm CDT
VIRTUAL