The NASC conference is the only national gathering with a focus on sentencing and its related issues. This year, the conference theme is Documenting Disruption: New Ideas for Data, Sentencing, and Justice.
Two years have passed since NASC’s last in-person gathering – two years marked by the pandemic, with societal disruption, system disruption, and renewed attention to crime and social justice. How are states and state sentencing commissions responding to these disruptions? Are they being treated as temporary interruptions to the status quo, or as long-term societal change? What efforts have been made to document and understand these changes? Please join your colleagues in Portland in August 2022 to explore together the impacts of these and other recent events on the collection and use of criminal justice data, sentencing laws and practices, and our understanding of the criminal justice system.
The conference began at 3:00 p.m. on Monday, August 8 and concluded at 1:30 p.m. on Wednesday, August 10. The Executive Committee worked with NASC members from a variety of states to plan sessions on many topics of interest, including drug decriminalization, community corrections/supervision, bail reform, curbing extreme sentences, sentencing data platforms, sentencing guidelines review, cost of incarceration, and the impacts of criminal justice reform. View the detailed agenda below.
The Conference was held at The Benson, located in the heart of downtown Portland.