Jun. 14, 2019

WHAT: Rep. Rob Kauffman (R-Franklin), chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, will host a public hearing on a package of bills that would expand the Justice Reinvestment Initiative. Senate Bills 500, 501 and 502 are designed to reduce prison and probation costs, better protect crime victims and strengthen public safety.

WHO: Scheduled to testify are John E. Wetzel, secretary, Pennsylvania Department of Corrections; Kirsten Kenyon, director, Office of Research, Evaluation and Strategic Policy Development, Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency; Francis T. Chardo, Dauphin County district attorney, Pennsylvania District Attorneys Association; Greg Rowe, director of legislation and policy, Pennsylvania District Attorneys Association; April Billet-Barclay, director, Probation Service in York County, and vice president, County Chief Adult Probation and Parole Officers Association of Pennsylvania; Anna McCauslin, deputy state director, Americans for Prosperity, Pennsylvania; Nathan Benefield, vice president and COO, Commonwealth Foundation; Jessica Barnett, manager of policy and research, Commonwealth Foundation; Jim Fox, board member, Pennsylvania Board of Probation and Parole; Everett A. Gillison, Esq., board member, Pennsylvania Board of Probation and Parole; and Mark H. Bergstrom, executive director, Pennsylvania Commission on Sentencing.

WHEN: Monday, June 17, 10 a.m.

WHERE: Majority Caucus Room, Room 140, Main Capitol, Harrisburg.


Media contact: Tricia Lehman, 717.772.9840, tlehman@pahousegop.com