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Inaugural EXiT Convening and Conference

December 10, 2019
8:30AM - 4:00PM


Faculty House, Columbia University

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Inaugural EXiT Convening and Conference

Tue, December 10, 2019,   8:30 AM – 4:00 PM EST

Faculty House at Columbia University



Hosted by the Columbia Justice Lab, this daylong conference is organized in conjunction with Executives Transforming Probation and Parole (EXiT), a network of over 70 current and former heads of probation and parole agencies who are calling for supervision to be smaller, less punitive, and more hopeful, equitable, and restorative.

The conference will explore the need for transformative approaches to probation and parole reform and promising examples of and opportunities for leadership toward smaller, less punitive, and more hopeful supervision systems.

We are excited to have you in attendance, where you will be joined by a large and diverse group of presenters and attendees including EXiT members, community leaders, criminal justice practitioners, artists, elected officials, and researchers.

Please note:

Registration is free on Eventbrite. Please register here.

If your plans change after registering, please log back into this Eventbrite site and update your registration status.

For further information about EXiT, please visit


Agenda - December 10, 2019

8:30am - Breakfast and Conference Check-In

9:30am - Opening and Welcome Address

9:45am - The Imperative of Probation and Parole Transformation

Cecelia Klingele, Associate Professor University of Wisconsin Law School

Lawrence Bartley, Director of News Inside, The Marshall Project

10:00am - Making Supervision Smaller, Less Punitive, and More Hopeful

Susan Burke, Past President, American Probation and Parole Association, and former Director (Ret.), Utah Division of Juvenile Justice Services

Michael Nail, Commissioner, Georgia Department of Community Supervision

Lester Young, South Carolina Statewide Organizer, JustLeadershipUSA

Aswad Thomas, Managing Director, Crime Survivors for Safety and Justice, Alliance for Safety and Justice

11:15am - Art Presentation and Artist Talk-Back

Russel Craig, Artist and Art for Justice grantee

Pastor Issac Scott, Founder and Lead Artists, The Confined Arts and Artistic Director, From the Inside Out

Gregory Sale, Artist and Associate Professor of Intermedia and Public Practice, School of Art, Herberger Institute of Design and Arts, ASU, Future IDs at Alcatraz lead artist

Emiliano Lopez, Artist/Collaborator, Future IDs at Alcatraz

Cirese LaBerge, Artist/Collaborator, Future IDs at Alcatraz

12:00pm - Lunch

12:30pm - Leading Transformation – Where We Go From Here

Barbara Broderick, former Chief Probation Officer, Maricopa County AZ

Reagan Daly, Research Director, Institute for State and Local Governance

Abdul Malik, Executive Director, Families United for Social and Educational Development

*Leo Alirez (invited), Lifeline (CO)

*Miriam Krinsky (invited), Executive Director, Fair and Just Prosecution

1:45pm - Table Discussions

2:45pm - Keynote Address

*Michael Mendoza, National Director, #Cut50 (invited)

3:15pm - Wrap-up, Closing remarks

4:00pm - Close


For any questions or difficulty registering, please contact Clarice Robinson at

This conference is made possible by the generous support of Arnold Ventures, Galaxy Gives, Tikkun Olam Foundation, Inc, and the Institute for Social and Economic Research and Policy (ISERP) at Columbia University.


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