ST. LOUIS – Saint Louis University’s (SLU) Transformative Justice Initiative and the Office of Mission and Identity will co-host a free criminal justice forum and panel discussion on Saturday, April 13th.
The forum, titled “The Intersectionality of Sentencing,” is sponsored by the Community Liaison Board (CLB) and Empower Missouri’s Smart Sentencing Coalition (SSC). It will be held from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm at the Saint Louis University Education Union Auditorium – Medical Campus (1312 Carr Lane Ave., St. Louis, Mo. 63104).
“The impact of sentencing in a criminal case goes far beyond the incarceration of an individual,” Michael Gross, of CLB, said. “This discussion will examine which individuals and institutions are impacted beyond those incarcerated.”
The discussion will feature panelists Tim Lohmar of the Missouri Association of Prosecuting Attorneys (MAPA); Mary Fox of the Missouri Public Defenders; and Robert Telthorst of the CLB. Stacy Lannert, founder of HealingSisters.org, will serve as the moderator.
Lohmar, Fox, and Telthorst will explore how sentencing not only affects the individual who is sent to prison but also the negative impacts on the individual’s family, as well as their community through diminished opportunities and collateral consequences.
“We will also discuss the nature and cost of the impact both in human terms and economic terms,” Gross said. “Solutions to negative impacts of sentencing will also be part of our discussion.”
Light refreshments and continued discussions will follow the panel. Additional information about the event can be found here.
Directions and parking to the event are here:
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