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  • FOR PLANNING PURPOSES ONLY
  • Friday, May 27, 2011
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  • Office of Justice Programs (OJP)
  • Contact: Michelle Muth Person
  • (202) 305-7381

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DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE TO HOST 2011 NATIONAL PRETRIAL JUSTICE
SYMPOSIUM IN WASHINGTON, D.C.

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The Department of Justice's Office of Justice Programs (OJP) in partnership with the nonprofit Pretrial Justice Institute will convene the 2011 National Symposium on Pretrial Justice in Washington, D.C., on TUESDAY, MAY 31 - WEDNESDAY, JUNE 1, 2011.

Leaders from criminal justice stakeholder organizations and the pretrial community will continue a conversation about pretrial release and diversion practices that was started at the 1964 National Conference on Bail and Criminal Justice when Robert F. Kennedy was Attorney General. The conference will explore how evidence-based tools and other reforms can make the pretrial justice system more efficient and cost-effective and make communities safer.

Attorney General Eric H. Holder, Jr., Deputy Attorney General James Cole, Assistant Attorney General Laurie O. Robinson, U.S. Attorney for the District of Columbia Ronald C. Machen, Jr., Assistant Attorney General Ronald Weich, and OJP's Bureau of Justice Assistance Acting Director James H. Burch II will deliver remarks during the two-day conference.

A complete conference agenda is available at www.pretrial.org/symposium.html. All events are open to the media and will take place at the Renaissance Downtown Hotel, 999 Ninth Street, N.W., Washington, D.C.

TUESDAY, MAY 31, 2011
1:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Symposium Welcome and Opening Remarks
WHO: James H. Burch, II
Acting Director, Bureau of Justice Assistance
Office of Justice Programs
U.S. Department of Justice

The Honorable Laurie O. Robinson
Assistant Attorney General, Office of Justice Programs
U.S. Department of Justice

The Honorable Pedro R. Pierluisi
Resident Commissioner of Puerto Rico
U.S. House of Representatives

William T. Robinson, III
President Elect
American Bar Association

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 1, 2011
11:30-12:00
Remarks
WHO: Mary Lou Leary
Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General
Office of Justice Programs
U.S. Department of Justice

The Honorable Eric H. Holder, Jr.
Attorney General
U.S. Department of Justice
12:00 - 1:30 p.m.
Working Lunch
WHO: The Honorable Bruce Beaudin
Senior Judge
Superior Court
Washington, D.C.

The Honorable Ronald Weich
Assistant Attorney General, Office of Legislative Affairs
U.S. Department of Justice

Kenneth Feinberg
Feinberg Rozen, LLP and Administrator of the BP Deepwater
Horizon Disaster Victim Compensation Fund
4:45 pm - 5:00 p.m.
Closing Remarks
WHO: The Honorable Laurie O. Robinson
Assistant Attorney General, Office of Justice Programs
U.S. Department of Justice

The Honorable James Cole
Deputy Attorney General
U.S. Department of Justice

NOTE: Press inquiries should be directed to Michelle Person, (202) 305-7381.

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