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3755 Richmond Ave.
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Thursday October 5, 2023
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM

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ADVANCING PUBLIC SAFETY AND CRIMINAL JUSTICE IN HOUSTON AND BEYOND

 
Politicians talk about public safety and crime as being their number one issues but few seem to have any ideas beyond jailing more offenders or defunding the police.
 
This Thursday, we have a unique opportunity to hear Marc Levin, Texas Attorney and a leading voice for criminal justice reform through his participation as Chief Policy Counsel for the Council on Criminal Justice and Texas Public Policy Foundation.  Honored by the Texas House of Representatives for his role in justice reform, that body proclaimed: "Mr. Levin's intellect is unparalleled and his research is impeccable."
 
Mr. Levin will discuss policing, pretrial justice and bail issues, diversion, prosecutorial practices, indigent defense, jail management, prison conditions and programs, reentry into society.  He will also discuss the role that mental health and education play in addressing and preventing crime.
Please invite your friends to this important program from a leading voice in the field.
 

 

Marc A. Levin is the Chief Policy Counsel for the Council on Criminal Justice

An attorney and accomplished author on legal and public policy issues, Marc began the Foundation’s criminal justice program in 2005. This work contributed to nationally praised policy changes that have been followed by dramatic declines in crime and incarceration in Texas. Building on this success, in 2010, Levin developed the concept for the Right on Crime initiative.

Marc has testified on criminal justice policy on four occasions before Congress and has testified before legislatures in states including Texas, Nevada, Kansas, Wisconsin, and California. He also has met personally with leaders such as U.S. Presidents, Speakers of the House, and the Justice Committee of the United Kingdom Parliament to share his ideas on criminal justice reform. 

Since 2005, Marc has published dozens of policy papers on topics such as sentencing, probation, parole, reentry, and overcriminalization. Levin’s articles on law and public policy have been featured in publications such as the Wall Street Journal, USA Today, Texas Review of Law & Politics, and the National Law Journal, just to name a few. He serves on advisory boards for the Aspen Institute Criminal Justice Initiative and The Marshall Project and on the Executive Committee of the Federalist Society’s Criminal Law & Procedure Practice Group.

In 1999, Marc graduated with honors from the University of Texas with a B.A. in Plan II Honors and Government. In 2002, Marc received his J.D. with honors from the University of Texas School of Law. Marc was a Charles G. Koch Summer Fellow in 1996. He served as a law clerk to Judge Will Garwood on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit and Staff Attorney at the Texas Supreme Court.