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April 26, 2021

Rep. David Trone Hosts Roundtable Discussion on Criminal Justice Reform with Special Guest Rep. Lisa Blunt Rochester

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact: Hannah Muldavin, Hannah.Muldavin@mail.house.gov

Rep. David Trone Hosts Roundtable Discussion on Criminal Justice Reform with Special Guest Rep. Lisa Blunt Rochester

WASHINGTON – In honor of Second Chance Month, Representative David Trone (MD-06) hosted a roundtable discussion on the need to reform our broken criminal justice system. Trone was joined by Representative Lisa Blunt Rochester (DE-At Large) and a panel of experts from across Maryland.

The panelists included:

  • Nikki Thompson, Director of Legislative Affairs, Baltimore City Council President Nick J. Mosby
  • Chris Dews, Policy Advocate, Job Opportunity Task Force
  • Bill Gaertner, Director, Gatekeepers/Employment Re-Entry 
  • Mark Wilks, Owner, Carmen’s Corner Store

“As a CEO, we banned the box at my company and saw that providing justice-impacted individuals with employment opportunities was both good for employees and good for business,” said Rep. Trone. “Second Chance Month is a time to reflect on the urgent need to uplift justice-impacted individuals and create a justice system centered around compassion. I’d like to thank Rep. Blunt Rochester and our excellent panelists for joining me for this important discussion.”

A replay of the conversation can be found here.

Congressman David Trone was elected to the House of Representatives in November 2018 to serve the 6th District of Maryland, which includes all or part of Montgomery, Frederick, Washington, Allegany, and Garrett Counties. Trone serves on the Appropriations, Veterans’ Affairs, and Joint Economic Committees in the 117th Congress and previously served on the Education and Labor and Foreign Affairs Committees. In Congress, Trone is fighting to make progress on issues that matter to Marylanders, including the mental health and addiction crises, criminal justice reform, and funding for medical research.

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