Behind the Scenes of the Lippman Commission: A Panel Discussion

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Behind the Scenes of the Lippman Commission: A Panel Discussion

Behind the Scenes of the Lippman Commission: A Panel Discussion

In April 2017, the Independent Commission on New York City Criminal Justice and Incarceration Reform (also known as the Lippman Commission) unveiled its vision for closing the Rikers Island jail facility, including a series of reforms to cut the city's jail population in half in coming years. The Center coordinated a multi-agency team to staff the commission and produce its final report (see here for more on the Center's role). This video offers highlights of a panel discussion among members of the commission's staff who explain how the 27 members of the commission developed their groundbreaking recommendations. The speakers are Greg Berman, Courtney Bryan, and Michael Rempel of the Center for Court Innovation; Insha Rahman of the Vera Institute of Justice; Margaret Egan of the CUNY Institute for State and Local Governance; Jane Marshall and Rachel Ben Haim of Forest City Ratner Companies; and Lauren Bierman and Marcia Maxwell of Global Strategies Group.

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