North Dakota Rep. Shannon Roers Jones, co-chair Illinois Sen.
Mattie Hunter,
co-chair
Indiana Sen. Michael Crider,
vice chair
Established in 2017, the Midwestern Legislative Conference Criminal Justice and Public Safety Committee is exploring a range of issues, including sentencing reform; strategies to reduce recidivism; the role and use of specialty courts; alternatives to incarceration; police and community relations; victims' rights; and more. Legislators from 11 Midwestern states and four Canadian provinces serve on the MLC Criminal Justice and Public Safety Committee. The committee is led by three committee officers: North Dakota Rep. Shannon Roers Jones and Illinois Sen. Mattie Hunter, co-chairs; and Indiana Sen. Michael Crider, vice chair.
If you have questions about the committee, please contact Mitch Arvidson, CSG Midwest staff liaison to the committee.

 

Criminal Justice and Public Safety Took Center Stage at 2019 MLC Meeting

The committee met July 21 as part of the Midwestern Legislative Conference Annual Meeting. A full agenda for the 2019 MLC Criminal Justice and Public Safety Committee meeting is posted below. The programming on July 22 was also devoted to criminal justice issues. Bryan Stevenson, the founder and executive director of the Equal Justice Initiative, delivered a keynote address titled "American Injustice: Mercy, Humanity and Making a Difference." Finally, the commitee sponsored three breakout sessions, described in the agenda, for general attendees of the MLC Annual Meeting.

 

Committee Explores Juvenile Justice, Justice Reinvestment at 2018 Meeting

The committee met in July as part of the Midwestern Legislative Conference Annual Meeting. It focused on topics related to juvenile justice and criminal justice reform.

 

Committee Resources