On October 6-7, The National Association of Drug Court Professionals in partnership with the Office of National Drug Control Policy, hosted the Doing Justice Executive Summit in Washington, D.C. The summit brought together nearly three dozen of the leading criminal justice practitioner and advocacy organizations to discuss paths to meaningful reform in the American justice system. 
 
Leading justice organizations from across the nation met to address systemic justice reform at all levels. “From law enforcement to defense attorneys and pre-trial services to probation and parole officers, this room is bursting with the experience and knowledge necessary to bring reform to a system long plagued by disparity,” said NADCP Board Chair Ruben Reyes in his opening remarks.
 
The more than 50 participants worked to perfect consensus statements calling for reforms using evidence-based practices looking at an offender’s likelihood of recidivism, not just the characteristics of their alleged crime. Through two days of discussions, collaboration among participating groups resulted in actionable statements to continue moving the justice reform movement forward.
 
“Real reforms in the justice system cannot be met without collaboration from all levels of the field,” said CEO Carson Fox. “This historic meeting is another stone in the foundation of this unprecedented era of justice reform.”

Collaboration in action:


Collaborators

American Bar Association

American Jail Association

American Judges Association

American Probation and Parole Association

American Society of Addiction Medicine

Association of Prosecuting Attorneys

Brennen Center for Justice

Center for Court Innovation

Community Oriented Correctional Health Services

Faces and Voices of Recovery

Federal Probation and Pretrial Officers Association

International Association of Chiefs of Police

International Community Corrections Association

NASADAD

National Association of Attorneys General

National Association of Counties

National Association of Pretrial Service Agencies

National Association of Sentencing Commissions

National Association of Sentencing Commissions

National Council for Behavioral Health

National Criminal Justice Association

National Institute of Corrections

National Judicial College

National Legal Aid and Defender Association

National Sheriffs' Association

National Sheriffs' Association

NIC Urban Chiefs' Network

Office of National Drug Control Policy

Police Executive Research Forum

Policy Research Associates

Pretrial Justice Institute

Right on Crime

Vera Institute of Justice