2015 Iowa Justice Summit: August 28, 2015.

Now in its 3rd year, the Iowa Summit on Justice & Disparities continues to address racial disproportionality in Iowa’s criminal justice system and other disparities.  Join us August 28, 2015 at 1055 SW Prairie Trail Parkway, Ankeny IA, 50023 (Just outside of Des Moines) at the FFA Enrichment Event Center on DMACC Campus.

The 2015 summit will offer a greater opportunity to address issues like the school to prison pipeline, Ban the Box – fair chance hiring, public safety; law enforcement tactics; implicit bias and other strategic opportunities to reduce racial disparities in the criminal justice system.

We invite you to join Iowa Governor Terry Branstad, state decision makers, law enforcement representatives; national experts and community advocates  in addressing this issue that affects all Iowans.   Early bird registration is available now.

View the flyer here.

Register now at IowaJusticeSummit.org/register


The Iowa Summit on Justice & Disparities convenes for 3 primary goals:

Information! Action! Solutions!

Each workshop, presentation, break-out session and panel will address all three of these objectives. The conference will serve as a vehicle to connect stakeholders with resources in an effort to work together for significant reduction in the startling rates of minority contact in the criminal justice system in Iowa.

Speakers & Panelists: National speakers, various justice practitioners, organizations and community members including: NAACP, Spectrum Resources, Disproportionate Minority Confinement, CCJP, State of Iowa Department of corrections, law enforcement representatives, and Iowa Judicial Officials.

Working Together for Change in Iowa!

For over a decade, Iowa has ranked number one in the nation for the number of African Americans per capita in the criminal justice system. Other
minority groups are also critically overrepresented.  WE MUST CHANGE THIS!

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2015 Speakers Announced Soon!