Between Fall and Spring Conferences 2019-20

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APRIL 2-3, 2020


Our Spring Conference returns to the California Endowment Center in Oakland with the Waterfront Hotel as our conference hotel.

Program Chair Tara Agnese and the Conference Planning Committee already have some great ideas for the conference. We will be focusing on the many recent and ongoing state-level changes, including sentencing reform, record sealing/expungement, and transparency in law enforcement records. We hope to see you all there. If you have ideas for panels or speakers, contact Tara at

More information about the Spring Conference program, registration and hotel will be posted in mid-January.


If you attended the conference, the Board wants to know your thoughts, especially on this new venue.  Here is the link to the Conference Survey form:


If you were unable to attend the conference, Notes and presentations have been posted on the website. MailChimp notification subscribers have been sent an email about this.  If you would like to receive notifications of website updates, scroll down the Home page to find the signup form. We also would know if there is anything about the venue or fee increase that influenced a decision not to attend (send an email to

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