Wednesday, January 04, 2012

News you can use from the Texas Public Policy Foundation

Check out these links from the Texas Public Policy Foundation's most recent e-newsletter from their Center for Effective Justice:
New TPPF Publications
“Ten Truths About Juvenile Justice Reform” by Jeanette Moll
”The Texas Model: Comprehensive Juvenile Justice Reform” by Marc Levin and Jeanette Moll
“The Texas Model: Adult Corrections Reform” by Marc Levin
Center for Effective Justice and Right on Crime in the News
TPPF Juvenile Justice Policy Analyst Jeanette Moll’s Houston Chronicle op-ed on priorities for new Texas juvenile justice agency
Texas Tribune Quotes Levin in “Hoping to Reform Justice System, Groups Eye Sunset Review”
TPPF’s Right on Crime initiative featured in The Guardian (UK) article: “Oddly, Texas can teach the UK a thing or two on criminal justice”
Right on Crime Named Top Criminal Justice Story of 2011 by The Crime Report
Levin quoted in Houston Chronicle article on the District Attorney’s decision to discontinue prosecuting trace drug cases as a state jail felony

Gibson Guitar CEO joins Right on Crime initiative (WKNO-FM NPR)
Jeanette Moll quoted in Texas Tribune article on new Texas juvenile justice agency

“Right on Crime and the Conservative Focus on Juvenile Justice” – Juvenile Justice Information Exchange

Canadian Broadcasting Company: “Texas Conservatives Reject Harper’s Crime Plan”

Listen to TPPF Primer on Mental Illness & Texas Corrections and Related Podcast

TPPF held a policy primer luncheon on more thoughtful approaches to addressing the intersection of mental health and corrections on December 7 which was attended by more than 70 stakeholders. Speakers included key Texas policymakers and experts on the subject. Listen to the full program.

TPPF’s Vikrant Reddy’s December podcast on mental health and corrections

Center for Effective Justice Presentations & Legal Briefs
Amicus Brief authored by TPPF’s Vikrant Reddy filed in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit  (Legal brief in opposition to Florida’s application of strict criminal liability (lack of any intent element) in its Controlled Substances Act)
The Right Prescription for the Mentally Ill in the Texas Corrections System by Marc Levin (Presentation to 4th Annual El Paso County Mental Health Law Conference)
Thinking Outside the Cell: A Roadmap to More Cost-Effective Corrections by Marc Levin (Presentation to Texas Federation of Republican Women State Convention)
Arresting the Runaway Growth in State Criminal Law by Marc Levin (Presentation to the Civil Justice Reform Group)

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