On November 16, University of Louisville’s Brandeis School of Law was the site where some of the best legal, political and academic professionals in the US, each passionate about improving quality justice for all, gathered to advance the cause in Kentucky. This program wasn’t about taking sides: it was about drawing together a broad representation of stakeholders from the criminal justice system, including Supreme Court Justices, circuit judges, district judges, prosecutors, defense attorneys, court administrators, policy agency officials, the clergy, and law students.
Ms. Rebecca Brown, Policy Analyst for The Innocence Project at the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, is involved in reform movements on a nationwide basis. She highlighted the systemic issues as she introduced each of the presenters. These speakers not only brought with them a message that everyone can appreciate and understand, but they also delivered it in a way that let the stakeholders see just how crucial that message is for the state.