Making Use of Alternatives to Custody: Increasing Efficiency & Improving Public Safety Under Realignment

NOVEMBER 15, 2013
9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

By Invitation Only

More than two years has passed since California Governor Jerry Brown, Jr. signed the historic realignment legislation, AB 109 and AB 117, into law. This symposium will bring together law enforcement practitioners, policymakers and academics to address new sentencing options and alternatives to custody in the post-realignment world. There will be particular emphasis on how these issues are playing out in Los Angeles County and we hope to foster a high-level policy conversation among stakeholders in the Los Angeles criminal justice system about the use of alternatives to custody, including split sentencing, pretrial release and diversion. 

Loyola Law School & ACLU of California

“Making Use of Alternatives to Custody:
Increasing Efficiency & Improving Public Safety under Realignment”

 Friday, November 15, 2013
Loyola Law School
919 Albany Street
Los Angeles, CA 90015 

9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. 


8:30 a.m.
Registration open
Continental breakfast will be provided.

9:20 - 9:25 a.m.
Welcoming Remarks:
Laurie Levenson, David W. BurchamProfessor of Law in Ethical Advocacy,
Loyola Law School

9:25 - 10:30 a.m.
PANEL I: The Emerging Role of County Criminal Justice Systems:
Opportunities and Challenges for Reform

1)      Hadar Aviram, Professor, UC Hastings College of Law
2)      W. David Ball, Co-Chair, Corrections Committee, American Bar Association and Assistant Professor, Santa Clara School of Law
3)      Mona Lynch, Professor of Criminology, Law & Society, UC Irvine School of Social Ecology
4)      Jonathan Simon, Director, Center for the Study of Law and Society, Professor, UC Berkeley School of Law

Moderator: Eric Miller, Professor, Loyola Law School

10:30 - 10:45 a.m.

10:45 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Exploring Alternatives to Custody: Split Sentencing and Diversion  

1)      Philip F. Kader, Probation Officer, Contra Costa County
2)      Craig Murdock, San Francisco Department of Public Health
3)      Chief Judge Michael Tynan, Los Angeles County Superior Court

Moderator:  Caneel Fraser, Senior Policy Analyst, Advancement Project

12:00 - 1:30 p.m.
Pretrial Release Programs: Models for Success 
Box lunch will be provided.

1)      Stacy Adams, Division Director, Riverside County Probation Department
2)      Timothy J. Murray, Pretrial Justice Institute
3)      Karen Tamis, Vera Institute of Justice

Moderator:  Samantha Buckingham, Co-Director, Juvenile Justice Clinic
at the Center for Juvenile Law and Policy, Loyola Law School

1:30 - 1:55 p.m.
Audience Q&A

1:55 - 2:00 p.m.
Closing Remarks

2:00 - 3:00 p.m.

Panelists and times subject to change

Loyola Law School Information

RSVP by November 8, 2013
For more information, please contact Alicia Mejia at  or (213) 736-1070.