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Sentencing conference set for Chicago Aug. 6-7

On August 6th and 7th the National Association of Sentencing Commissions will be convening in Chicago. The focus of this year’s conference is assessing policy and change.  

NASC is made up of the sentencing commissions from all over the country, including the Sentencing Policy Advisory Council here in Illinois. This is a group of professionals who have been involved in tracking sentencing policies and outcomes in their states. Several of the states have enacted justice reinvestment based reform bills, and one of the sessions focuses on how implementation has gone. Although the agenda posted on the website is still a draft, the last session will be on responding to the growing use of synthetic drugs and will feature a representative of AG Madigan’s office, a toxicologist and a treatment provider.  

 More details on this conference may be found at this link:


Posted on July 16, 2012 by James R. Covington
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