Progressive Prosecution and the Movement to End Mass Incarceration: A Discussion with the Los Angeles District Attorney George Gascón

March 6, 2023 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM

As part of a new generation of progressive prosecutors, Los Angeles District Attorney George Gascón is fundamentally rethinking the prosecution's role in our plea bargained criminal legal system. Among other initiatives, he has issued a groundbreaking new set of directives on sentencing enhancements and charging that is reshaping how prosecutors go about seeking out punishment, turning the tide on an era of “tough on crime" punishment practices.

Join us to hear from DA Gascón on his visionary work as leader of the top prosecutor's office in the country.

Introduction by Ingrid Eagly, Faculty Director, Criminal Justice Program, UCLA Law