Please join us tonight for a panel discussion with John Chisholm, Michele LaVigne, and Pamela Oliver on "Criminal Justice in Wisconsin: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly." This event is part of the public lecture series “Forward? The Wisconsin Idea, Past and Present.” See www.wiscidea.comfor more information on the series.
John Chisholm is the district attorney of Milwaukee County, Wisconsin, serving since 2007. While in office he has implemented criminal justice reforms that focus on community-based prosecution, evidence-based decision-making, and the deferred prosecution of drug-addicted and mentally ill defendants.
Michele LaVigneis Distinguished Clinical Professor of Law at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and the director of the Remington Center's Public Defender Project, in which law students are placed as interns in public defender offices throughout Wisconsin. Before joining the Law School's clinical faculty, she practiced as a State Public Defender in Madison, Wisconsin.
Dr. Pamela Oliver is a Conway-Bascom Professor of Sociology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Her research has two main branches: collective action and social movements, and racial disparities in criminal justice. She is bringing these two lines of work together in a current project on the relation between black protest and policing and mass incarceration.