Virtual Workshop:

Vetting Wrongful Convictions

Perspective, Approach, and Strategy



Please join the National Association of Sentencing Commissions (NASC) and the Drug Enforcement and Policy Center for a series of virtual sentencing workshops that bring together leaders from sentencing commissions, the judiciary, and academia.

This moderated panel discussion will focus on how jurisdictions are addressing wrongful convictions. The invited panelists will share their respective approaches to addressing wrongful convictions and candidly discuss which strategies are working and which are falling short. The panel will discuss a variety of approaches such as conviction integrity units and standalone commissions, and provide their thoughts on how to best move forward.

-Lisa Lazzari-Strasiser, chief deputy, Conviction Integrity Section, Office of Pennsylvania Attorney General
-Valerie Newman, director, Conviction Integrity Unit, Wayne County, Michigan
-Lindsey Guice Smith, executive director, North Carolina Innocence Inquiry Commission
-Judge Gene Zmuda, chair, Ohio Task Force on Conviction Integrity and Postconviction Review

-John Hollway, executive director, Quattrone Center for the Fair Administration of Justice




Wednesday, June 23, 2021

12-1:30 p.m CDT / 1-2:30 p.m. EDT