CORI: Balancing Individual Rights and Public Access

WED, MAY 18, 2005 (1:58:11)

Members of the criminal justice system and community groups discuss the fairness and effectiveness of the Criminal Offender Record Information system, as a part of a Boston Foundation series on rational public policy in criminal and social justice.

+ BIO: Paul Grogan

Paul Grogan is the president and chief executive officer of the Boston Foundation. Previously, Paul served as vice president for Government, Community and Public Affairs at Harvard University, where he oversaw all government relations for Harvard, relations with Harvard’s host communities of Cambridge and Boston, and the Harvard news office. He was also a Senior Lecturer at the Harvard Business School. While at Harvard, Paul also created a new national organization, CEOs for Cities, comprised of large city mayors, business leaders, university presidents and foundation executives. Paul has also served as President and CEO of the nonprofit Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC), the nation’s largest community development intermediary. During his term as president, LISC raised and invested more than $3 billion of private capital in inner-city revitalization efforts across America, channeled through local nonprofit community development corporations. He is a trustee of the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, founder and a director of the for-profit company, the Community Development Trust, and a director of New Profit, Inc.

+ BIO: Elyse Clawson

Elyse Clawson currently serves as the Executive Director of the Crime and Justice Institute. She brings over 30 years of experience and a substantial background in criminal and juvenile justice, substance abuse and mental health treatment, and education. Throughout her career, Ms. Clawson has worked extensively with elected officials and other policy makers as both a national consultant and department director. Elyse Clawson provides consultation on policy and practice in criminal/ juvenile justice, and human services for state and local government. She also makes presentations to professional organizations, legislatures, and other policy groups. She is currently a member of the Massachusetts Department of Corrections Advisory Council and was recently appointed to a California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation Department expert panel tasked with reviewing Department of Corrections programs and system both in the institution and upon reentry. She is a member of American Probation and Parole Associations, American Corrections Association, and National Association of Probation Executives. She is a Fulbright Senior Specialist.

+ BIO: Raymond Hammond

Raymond Hammond is the senior pastor of Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Boston. He is a graduate of Harvard College and Harvard Medical School. Hammond is the president of the Ten Point Coalition, an ecumenical group of clergy and lay leaders working to mobilize the greater Boston community around issues affecting black and Latino youth–especially those at-risk for violence, drug abuse, and other destructive behaviors. He is also the Executive Director of Bethel’s Youth Intervention Project; and a member of several church and community boards, including the Black Ministerial Alliance Executive Committee, the Youth Ministry Development Project Advisory Board, the Boston Plan for Excellence, Catholic Charities of Boston, Minuteman Council (Boston, MA) of the Boy Scouts of America, City Year of Boston Advisory Committee, and the United Way Success by Six Leadership Council. Finally, he is a member of the Advisory Board of the Alliance for Marriage, a diverse, non-partisan coalition composed of civil rights and religious leaders, as well as national legal experts, that is dedicated to restoring a culture of intact families founded upon marriage in America.

+ BIO: Andrea Cabral

Andrea J. Cabral was elected on November 2, 2004 and sworn in on January 5, 2005 as the 30th Sheriff of Suffolk County. She is the first female in the Commonwealths history to hold the position. In her 21 year career in public service, she has a demonstrated a commitment to public safety. Sheriff Cabral began her legal career in 1986 as a staff attorney at the Suffolk County Sheriffs Department at the Charles Street Jail, working to prepare and argue motions for bail reduction for the Suffolk Superior Court. Subsequently, she served as an assistant district attorney at the Middlesex County District Attorneys Office from 19871991. Sheriff Cabrals published works include Obtaining, Enforcing and Defending x.209A Restraining Orders in Massachusetts and coauthored Same Gender Domestic Violence: Strategies for Change in Creating Courtroom Accessibility.

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