Sentencing Summit to be held in October

NAPCO members have been invited to attend a special two-day summit entitled Rewriting the Sentence II summit presented by the Center for Justice and Human Dignity (CJHD) in collaboration with George Washington University Law School in Washington, DC. The event will be held October 16-17, 2023, from 9 AM to 6 PM each day in the Dorothy Betts Marvin Theatre on the GW campus and will feature a stellar lineup of speakers, sessions, interactive roundtables, and discussions.

Attendance is free for state and federal government employees. Nonprofit employees must pay $50 per day. You can get additional details and register at

This summit is the long-awaited sequel to the acclaimed Rewriting the Sentence summit of 2019, hosted by The Aleph Institute at Columbia University Law School. It will serve as a dedicated peer-to-peer learning forum where judges, prosecutors, pretrial and probation officials, correctional leaders, and other criminal justice decision-makers will convene to confront the complex challenges of incarceration and encourage change by fostering the adoption of safe and effective alternatives to incarceration (ATI) and a more effective approach to justice.

This gathering will be a space for meaningful exchanges between leaders and practitioners already steeped in the alternatives-to-imprisonment landscape, for those curious to engage further on ATI implementation, and for those open to learning about ATI programs currently in use.

The summit will include a virtual interactive session with currently incarcerated people and provide expert insights on issues such as trauma-informed care, behavioral science, and implicit bias.

Conference planners hope to encourage attendees to further explore and implement ATI in their respective jurisdictions and communities.

This program is approved for MCLE credit for California, New York (newly admitted and experienced attorneys), and Pennsylvania. Attendees from all other jurisdictions will receive an attendance certificate to self-apply for related continuing education credit, if applicable. If you have any questions about CLE credits, email