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A dialog with Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-MD) and Rep. Doug Collins (R-GA)

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One of the daunting duties for previously incarcerated people reentering society has been to safe employment. In an effort to cut back recidivism and increase alternative, cities and states throughout the nation have handed “Ban the Field” insurance policies, which ban questions on arrests and felony data from the early levels of job utility procedures. How can these reforms be replicated on the federal degree to cut back obstacles to employment for people reentering society?

Please be part of AEI for a dialog with Home Committee on Oversight and Reform Chairman Elijah Cummings (D-MD) and Home Committee on the Judiciary Rating Member Doug Collins (R-GA), cosponsors of the Truthful Probability Act, as they focus on how their invoice would assist rehabilitated women and men acquire significant employment, adopted by an skilled panel.

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If you’re unable to attend, we welcome you to look at the occasion dwell on this web page. Full video will probably be posted inside 24 hours.


2:15 PM

2:30 PM
Stan Veuger, AEI

2:35 PM
Doug Collins, Rating Member of the Home Committee on the Judiciary (R-GA)
Elijah Cummings, Chairman of the Home Committee on Oversight and Reform (D-MD)
Stan Veuger, AEI

2:50 PM

3:00 PM
Panel dialogue

Terry-Ann Craigie, Connecticut School
Ames Grawert, Brennan Middle for Justice
Stan Veuger, AEI

3:35 PM

3:45 PM

Speaker Biographies

Elijah Cummings (D-MD) has served as a consultant for Maryland’s seventh Congressional District since 1996. Beforehand, Rep. Cummings served within the Maryland Home of Delegates for 14 years and have become the primary African American Speaker Professional Tem. Within the 116th Congress, he serves as chairman of the Home Committee on Oversight and Reform. He is also the chairman of the NEA Maritime Advisory Board and held the Gwendolyn S. and Colbert I. King Endowed Chair in Public Coverage Lecture Collection at Howard College from 2014 to 2016. Moreover, Rep. Cummings serves on varied boards and commissions, such because the US Naval Academy board of tourists and the College of Maryland Legislation College board of advisers. He holds 13 honorary doctoral levels from schools throughout the USA and is a member of the Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society.

Doug Collins (R-GA) has served as a consultant for Georgia’s ninth Congressional District since 2013. Earlier than coming to Washington, Rep. Collins earned his legislation diploma at John Marshall Legislation College. He additionally represented Georgia’s 27th district within the Georgia State Home, the place he turned the governor’s flooring chief. Within the State Home, Rep. Collins championed the HOPE Scholarship program for future Georgia college students. Rep. Collins beforehand served in Iraq from 2008 to 2009 as a lieutenant colonel within the US Air Pressure and nonetheless stays a navy chaplain at present. Within the 116th Congress, he serves as rating member of the US Home Committee on the Judiciary. Beforehand, he served as vice chair of the Home Republican Convention and served on the Home Judiciary Committee and Home Guidelines Committee.

Terry-Ann Craigie is an affiliate professor of economics at Connecticut School, the economics fellow on the Brennan Middle for Justice on the New York College College of Legislation, and a visiting scholar on the Inhabitants Research and Coaching Middle at Brown College. Dr. Craigie is a justice economist who research mass incarceration, felony justice reform, and the labor market, with particular emphasis on their implications for racial and social justice. Her most up-to-date work evaluates public-sector “Ban the Field” insurance policies and the extent to which they enhance employment prospects of these with felony data.

Ames Grawert is senior counsel within the Brennan Middle for Justice and the John L. Neu Justice Counsel. His work seeks to develop an understanding of the price of America’s felony justice system — to defendants, inmates, and the nation as a complete — and to translate that info into authorized change. Beforehand, Mr. Grawert served as an assistant district lawyer within the Appeals Bureau of the Nassau County District Legal professional’s Workplace, the place he reviewed and litigated claims of precise innocence along with his appellate work. Earlier than getting into public service, he was an affiliate at Mayer Brown LLP, the place he represented felony defendants professional bono in state and federal post-conviction litigation. He makes use of this expertise to look at felony justice points from “either side,” taking into consideration the pursuits of prosecutors, law enforcement officials, and felony defendants alike.

Stan Veuger is a resident scholar at AEI, the place his analysis is in political financial system and public finance. He’s additionally the editor of AEI Financial Views. He has been a visiting lecturer of economics at Harvard College and is a fellow on the Middle for the Governance of Change on the IE College of Worldwide Relations in Madrid. Dr. Veuger’s analysis has been printed in main tutorial {and professional} journals, together with the Journal of Financial Economics, the Quarterly Journal of Economics, and the Overview of Economics and Statistics. He’s the editor, with Michael Pressure, of “Financial Freedom and Human Flourishing: Views from Political Philosophy” (AEI Press, 2016). He additionally writes incessantly for common audiences on economics, politics, and standard tradition. His writing has appeared in Overseas Affairs, the Los Angeles Instances, The Nationwide Curiosity, The New York Instances, and USA Immediately, amongst others. Dr. Veuger serves because the chairman of the Washington, DC, chapter of the Netherland-America Basis. He obtained a Ph.D. and an A.M. in economics from Harvard and an M.Sc. in economics from Universitat Pompeu Fabra. He accomplished his undergraduate training at Utrecht College and Erasmus College Rotterdam.

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