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Quattrone Center for the Fair Administration of Justice

Quattrone Center 2015 Spring Symposium

Defining Quality in Criminal Justice

Wednesday May 13, 2015, 9 am - 5 pm

Fitts Auditorium, Penn Law, 3501 Sansom Street, Philadelphia, PA  19104

Join the Quattrone Center for the Fair Administration of Justice at the University of Pennsylvania Law School to participate in a day of thoughtful discussion among prominent criminal justice practitioners, researchers and academics as we seek to define what a “high quality” system of criminal justice looks like, and how that definition can show a path to reform.

We expect our criminal justice professionals to do more than simply process cases.  We see our prosecutors, defense attorneys, and judges as seekers of truth, ministers of justice, and providers of customized social solutions that will help each participant in the justice system – victims, perpetrators, and the community at large – benefit from personalized remedies that will address their needs as we provide justice for all.

While our expectations are clear, we lack a shared understanding of whether or how such a goal can be achieved. Are our criminal justice professionals are providing high quality services to our communities?  How do we know?  What measures or observations would we use in answer to the question “is my [judge/court/public defender/prosecutor] high-quality?” How could we – or should we – compare the administration of justice in jurisdiction x vs. jurisdiction y? 
Using a unique discussion group format, we will share definitions of quality from the collective minds of some of our nation’s most prominent criminal justice thought leaders, and engage the audience in in-depth discussions of what quality really means in criminal justice, and how we can know it when we see it.  


Keynote Address:  

Mark Moore, author of “Recognizing Public Value” and “Creating Public Value

Mark H. Moore, the Hauser Professor of Nonprofit Organizations at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government, focuses on public management and leadership, civil society and community mobilization, and criminal justice policy and management.  He studies how our public organizations can engage communities in supporting and legitimatizing their work and in the role that value commitments play in enabling leadership in public sector enterprises. Dr. Moore was the Founding Chairman of the Kennedy School’s Committee on Executive Programs, and served for 25 years as the Guggenheim Professor of Criminal Justice Policy and Management and Faculty Chairman of the Program Criminal Justice Policy and Management. His publications include Creating Public Value: Strategic Management in Government; Dangerous Offenders: The Elusive Targets of Justice; From Children to Citizens: The Mandate for Juvenile Justice; Beyond 911: A New Era for Policing; and Creating Public Value Through State Arts Agencies.


Lunch Keynote Speaker:

A. M. “Marty” Stroud III, Partner, Barham Warner Stroud, L.L.C.

Glenn Ford was released from prison in 2014 after spending 30 years on death Row in Louisiana for a murder he did not commit.  Mr. Stroud, who prosecuted Mr. Ford for the crime, will discuss his heartfelt apology letter to Mr. Ford and the need for all of us to acknowledge mistakes in criminal justice.

A.M. Stroud, III (“Marty”) was raised in Shreveport, Louisiana.  He graduated from St. Louis University in 1973 and graduated with honors from Louisiana State University School of Law in 1976.  After graduating law school, Marty served as a law clerk to the Honorable Tom Stagg in the Western District of Louisiana.  He then worked as an Assistant U.S. Attorney in the Western District of Louisiana and a First Assistant District Attorney in Caddo Parish, Louisiana, and he has been in private practice since 1989.  He now practices civil and criminal litigation.


Featured Participants Include:

Amy Bach, President and Executive Director, Measures for Justice; Author, “Ordinary Injustice: How America Holds Court”

Rachel  Barkow, Segal Family Professor of Regulatory Law and Policy, NYU Law

Michael R. Bromwich, Managing Principal, The Bromwich Group; Former Inspector General, United States Department of Justice

Sam Buell, Professor of Law, Duke Law

Cary Coglianese, Edward B. Shils Professor of Law and Professor of Political Science; Director, Penn Program on Regulation

The Hon. Risa Ferman, District Attorney, Mongomery County District Attorney Office

Captain Francis T. Healy, Esq, Special Legal Advisor to the Police Commissioner, Philadelphia Police Department

John F.  Hollway, Executive Director, Quattrone Center for the Fair Administration of Justice

Phil  Kohn, Public Defender, Clark County Nevada

Norman Lefstein, Professor of Law, Indiana University-McKinney School of Law

The Hon. Benjamin  Lerner, Senior Judge, Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas

Pamela R. Metzger, Associate Professor of Law, Tulane University Law School

Mark H. Moore, Hauser Professor of Nonprofit Organization, John F. Kennedy School of Government

Wendell Pritchett, Interim Dean and Presidential Professor

The Hon. Tim Rice, US Magistrate Judge, US District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania

The Hon. Anthony  Scirica, United States Courts of Appeal for the 3rd Circuit

Abbe Smith, Director, Criminal Defense and Prisoner Advocacy Clinic; Professor of Law, Georgetown Law

Harry Spence, Judicial Court Administrator, Massachusetts Trial Court Administrator

Marty Stroud, III, Barham Warner Stroud, LLC

The Hon. Cyrus  Vance, Jr., District Attorney, the New York County District Attorney’s Office

Jonathan  Wroblewski, Director, Office of Policy and Legislation, Criminal Division, United States Department of Justice