Monday, April 27, 2015

Asa's task force of the day: criminal justice

Posted By on Mon, Apr 27, 2015 at 4:55 PM

Here's today's task force from Gov. Asa Hutchinson's office, this one on criminal justice reform. It will meet for the first time at 10 a.m. Thursday.

Members:

Judge Gary Arnold, Specialty Court Judge
Judge Cristi Beaumont, Specialty Court Judge
Sheriff Tim Helder, Washington County Sheriff
Ken Casady, Saline County Prosecuting Attorney
Chief Kent Buckner, City of Little Rock Police Chief
Steve Newsome, LCSW, President/CEO of Counseling Asso. Inc., Medicaid Provider
Robin Raveendran, Medicaid Provider
John Wesley Hall, Attorney, At-Large Member
Tjuana Byrd, Attorney, At-Large Member
Drew Baker, Business Proprietor, At-Large Member
Senator Jeremy Hutchinson, Senate Judiciary Chairman
Representative Matthew Shepherd, House of Representatives Judiciary Chairman
Benny Magness, Chairman, AR Board of Corrections
John Felts, Chairman, AR Parole Board
Wendy Kelley, Director, Department of Corrections
Sheila Sharp, Director, Arkansas Community Corrections

Both the Senate president pro tem and the House speaker will also have an appointee.

He also has a computer science task force, a Common Core task force, a private option task force and a task force on task forces. (Last one was a joke.)

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