Does the current political climate have you ready to vote – and ensure candidates hear your voice? Don’t want to wait another two or four years to do so? You’re in luck. The primary election for the District Attorney of Philadelphia is May 16th. YIP – in partnership with Temple University’s Master of Public Program, the Committee of 70, and The Barristers’ Association of Philadelphia – is hosting a Candidates’ Forum* and Convention on Criminal Justice Reform for the District Attorney’s race.
The event will focus on the role that the DA plays in shaping criminal justice reform across a host of major issues including sentencing and bail policy, civil asset forfeiture, prosecution priorities, treatment of juveniles, and domestic violence and gun crime prevention programs.
The first part oft the evening will consist of a moderated panel with the candidates and answer audience questions. Following this forum, participate in an open convention where you will have the opportunity to ask questions of candidates one-on-one.
The convention portion of the event will be held at the Temple Student Center – a four-minute walk from the Cecil B. Moore Station on the Broad Street Line. The panel will occur beforehand at a nearby on-campus lecture hall, TBA.
*To date, five candidates have confirmed attendance at the event.