John Jay ‘Justice in the Heartland’ Conference Available Today on Livestream

The two-day symposium, which brings together journalists, academics and policymakers for discussions on emerging criminal justice topics, opened Thursday with remarks by Paul Cell, First Vice President (and incoming 2019 president) of the International Association of Chiefs of Police.

The 13th annual John Jay/Harry Frank Guggenheim Symposium on Crime in America, which opened Thursday with a close look at the nation’s opioid crisis, is accessible via livestream at John Jay College’s YouTube channel.

Paul Cell

Chief Paul Cell

Featured speakers at the opening panels include Paul Cell, First Vice President of the International Association of Chiefs of Police; Rita Noonan of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention; and Joe Rannazzisi, former deputy assistant administrator of the Office of Diversion Control at the Drug Enforcement Administration.

The two-day conference, entitled “Justice in the Heartland,”  brings together journalists, criminal justice policymakers, practitioners and academics for discussions on the state of sentencing and corrections reform, the homicide “spike” in several major US cities, and the rise of the underground gun market and other emerging justice issues.

The livestream link is accessible here, starting at 9 am EST Thursday. Live proceedings will be from 9am-12:30pm, and from 2:30pm-6:00pm. Friday’s conference will be available on livestream from approximately 9:00am to 12 noon.