Safer Shelby Summit set for Thursday to focus on criminal justice reform

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Brian Kelsey (R-Germantown) announced today that a “Safer Shelby Summit” will be held on Thursday, January 7, 2016 at 1:00 p.m. at the Cecil Humphreys School of Law in Memphis. The Summit will feature a roundtable discussion of possible criminal justice reforms to be considered by the Tennessee General Assembly in the 2016 legislative session, which is set to begin next Tuesday.

The discussion will also entail recommendations made by Governor Bill Haslam’s Task Force on Sentencing and Recidivism. Some of the 16 recommendations made by the Task Force include holding offenders more accountable, reducing the number of repeat offenders and increasing access to reliable data and information. Sen. Kelsey was a member of the Task Force.

Senator Kelsey has invited local leaders and others in the community to participate in the roundtable discussion.

WHAT: Safer Shelby Summit

WHO: Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Brian Kelsey and local leaders

WHEN: Thursday, January 7
1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. CST

WHERE: Cecil Humphreys School of Law, Wade Auditorium, 1 N. Front Street

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