2017 Issues Forum on Criminal Justice and Income Inequality

The Women’s Network: Advocates for Democratic Principles
12th Statewide Issues Forum
Saturday, October 14, 2017 – Receptions, Erlanger, Kentucky


8:15    Registration and Coffee

9:00     Welcome: Donna Moore, TWN Chair

9:15     Justice Reform: Where We Are Now

Kate Miller, Advocacy Director, ACLU of KY

Short break

9:45       Panel on Criminal Justice Reform       

TWN Status Report on Criminal Justice

  • Moderator: The Honorable Attica Scott, KY House District 41, Jefferson County
  • Restorative Justice: Diana Queen, President, KY Center for Restorative Justice
  • Persistent Felons: Damon Preston, Deputy Director, KY Dept. of Public Advocacy
  • Prison Entrepreneurship: Bobby Clark, President, Sustainable Business Ventures
  • Alternative Sentencing: Damon Preston

Short break

11:00      Q&A on Criminal Justice Reform

(questions submitted in advance on notecards in your packet)

11:30   Lunch (included with registration)

12:30    Panel on Income Inequality       

  • Moderator: Col Owens, Chair, CPI Committee on Income Inequality
  • James Ziliac, Executive Director, UK Center for Poverty Research
  • Janet Harrah, Senior Director, NKU Center for Economic Analysis and Development
  • Jason Bailey, Executive Director, KY Center for Economic Policy
  • The Honorable Dennis Keene, KY House District 67, Campbell County

1:30  Q&A

2:00  Annual business meetings of TWN & TWNPAC

In 2009, The Women’s Network created the Commonwealth Institute on Policy Issues and Civic Engagement. CPI research is reported annually at this issues forum.