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The George Lewis Ruffin Society Convocation
April 14, 2017 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Topic: Race and Criminal Justice in Massachusetts and America
Each panelist will discuss the topic from their perspective, covering law enforcement, corrections, the courts, sentencing, and, most importantly, the community perspective. Ralph Gants, Chief Justice of the SJC, will deliver a welcoming address and Roderick Ireland, former Chief Justice of the SJC and President of the Ruffin Society, will act as moderator.
William Gross: Superintendent-in-Chief of the Boston Police Department
Steve Tompkins: Sheriff of Suffolk County
Anthony Braga: Director of the School of Criminology and Criminal Justice
Amy Farrell: Associate Director and Associate Professor of Criminology and Criminal Justice
Robert Ronquillo, Jr: Chief Justice of the Boston Municipal Court
J. Larry Mayes: A representative from the community