2020 Summer Sentencing Workshops


By Drug Enforcement and Policy Center Staff  |  Autumn 2020

This summer, the Drug Enforcement and Policy Center (DEPC) co-hosted a series of workshops in collaboration with the National Association of Sentencing Commissions (NASC) and the Ohio Criminal Sentencing Commission (OCSC). The series brought together leaders from sentencing commissions, the judiciary, and academia. Workshops focused on the role of sentencing commissions in advancing criminal justice reform in times of change, the impact and importance of criminal justice data, and efforts in Ohio to create a unified sentencing entry.

Recordings of the virtual events are available to view on the DEPC Facebook page. You can also find transcripts below.


Creating a Felony Sentencing Database:
Moving Ohio Forward

Recorded August 17, 2020 | In collaboration with OCSC

Panelists:
Judge Pierre Bergeron, First District Court of Appeals
Douglas A. Berman, executive director, Drug Enforcement and Policy Center, The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law
Associate Justice Michael Donnelly, Supreme Court of Ohio
Judge Ray Headen, Eighth District Court of Appeals
Ryan King, professor and chair, Department of Sociology, The Ohio State University College of Arts and Sciences
Judge Gene Zmuda, Sixth District Court of Appeals

Moderator:
Sara Andrews, director, Ohio Criminal Sentencing Commission

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The Power of Data: Impact on Criminal Justice Reform

Recorded July 28, 2020 | In collaboration with NASC

Panelists:
John Pfaff, professor of law, Fordham University
Anne Precythe, director, Missouri Department of Corrections
Michael Schmidt, executive director, Oregon Criminal Justice Commission; incoming District Attorney, Multnomah County

Moderator:
Sara Andrews, director, Ohio Criminal Sentencing Commission

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The Work of Sentencing Commissions in Time of Change

Recorded June 25, 2020 | In collaboration with NASC

Panelists:
Judge Stephen L. McIntosh, Franklin County, Ohio and member, Ohio Criminal Sentencing Commission
Meredith Farrar-Owens, director, Virginia Criminal Sentencing Commission
Mark H. Bergstrom, executive director, Pennsylvania Sentencing Commission
Kelly Lyn Mitchell, chair, Minnesota Sentencing Guidelines Commission

Moderator:
Douglas A. Berman, executive director, Drug Enforcement and Policy Center, The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law

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