International guest speaker, Steve Aos, is the Director of the Washington State Institute for Public Policy. The Institute is responsible for conducting practical, non-partisan research at legislative direction on issues of importance to Washington State.
Steve will discuss the Institute’s criminal justice research findings, and how they believe that the key to success is to think more generally about crime.
What citizens want is less crime and less taxpayer spending, says Steve.
Washington State has learned that only by thinking of the criminal justice system as a whole - from prevention, juvenile justice to adult corrections and sentencing - can one allocate resources across "silos" in such a way to achieve those goals.