KCADP is hosting “Investing in the Culture We Want: How the Death Penalty Shortchanges Public Safety” on Saturday October 15th, 2022 from 1 to 3 p.m. at Mother Teresa Parish Hall, North Topeka. This is the 2022 KCADP Abolition Conference and Annual Meeting.
Many people are now aware that the death penalty costs far more than life in prison without the possibility of parole. But what they don’t think about is all of the other programs that could be supported with those cost savings — programs that actually work to promote public safety. Join us for a panel discussion about the costs of the death penalty, and the way that money could be better spent to support mental health programs, victims’ services, and more effective law enforcement.
- Dr. Michael Birzer of Wichita State University, Professor in the School of Criminal Justice at Wichita State University;
- Heather Cessna, Executive Director of Kansas Board of Indigent Defense Services;
- Roger Werholtz, retired Secretary of Corrections for the Kansas Department of Corrections; and
- Sr. Mary Lex Smith, SCL, who served as a victim advocate for sixteen years.
In addition, the afternoon will start with the KCADP annual business meeting which includes the election of new officers and directors and a budget report.
Attendance options: In person and virtual
To register please email email@example.com and specify whether you are registering for virtual or in person.
The KCADP Annual Meeting is open to all KCADP members and the general public.