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It is an exciting and challenging process. It forces you to listen to other points of view. - Patty

111th Statewide Town Hall
Criminal Justice in Arizona

November 8-10, 2018

Sheraton Crescent Hotel, Phoenix

Join the conversation about Arizona’s criminal justice system:

For information on Community Town Halls leading up to the statewide Town Hall, visit our Community Programs page.

Date & Attendance Requirements: Attendees must block out on their calendars the entire period from Thursday evening to midday Saturday. Active participation by each participant throughout the entire process is essential. The concluding plenary session on Saturday morning is a critical phase of the Town Hall process during which participants finalize the Recommendations Report.

Dress for the Town Hall is business casual.

Cost: In addition to the cost of your lodging during the Town Hall, the cost for meals and registration is: $510.

Guests and observers can purchase meals separately.

If you plan to attend the Town Hall as an observer, click here to register using the "Observer" form and choose your meals.

Meal Programs: All meal programs are open to the general public. If you do not plan to attend as a participant or as an observer, click here to choose which meal programs you wish to attend.


Participant registrations for this event are full. Online registration for Observers and meal programs is now closed.
You may inquire about event space at the registration desk on Thursday from 3:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m.

Hotel Reservations: Please call the Arizona Town Hall office at (602) 252-9600 to request availability at the Sheraton Crescent Hotel.

The last day for cancellations and refunds is Friday, October 19, 2018.

Thursday Dinner 

  • Opening Dinner and Orientation

Friday Breakfast 

  • Keynote Speaker - Felicity Rose, Director, Research and Policy for Criminal Justice Reform,
    Click here to view a PDF version of Felicity Rose's PowerPoint presentation.
Friday Lunch 
  • Panel Presentation on Reducing Recidivism featuring: Frantz Beasley, President & Co-Founder, AZ Common Ground; Sarah Douthit, Chief Probation Officer, Coconino County Adult Probation; Karen Hellman, Division Director, Inmate Programs and Reentry, Arizona Department of Corrections; and Sheila Polk, Yavapai County Attorney, Yavapai County
  • Presentation of Shirley Agnos Legacy Award

Friday Dinner 

  • Community Town Halls: Sharing Ideas and Leveraging Efforts

Saturday Lunch 

  • Luncheon Plenary Session

*Table sponsorships are available for each meal program for $1000. Please email or call the Arizona Town Hall office for more information.

Shirley Agnos Legacy Award: There will be the presentation of the Shirley Agnos Arizona Town Hall Legacy Award to this year's recipient. To see a list of past award recipients and more information on the award, click here.

Participants spend the bulk of their time participating in facilitated discussions designed to build consensus for future action.Activities: Participants spend the bulk of their time participating in facilitated discussions designed to build consensus for future action. Meal programs will feature nationally recognized speakers on the topic, as well as other informative/entertaining presentations.

Scholarships Available: Thanks to a scholarship fund established by Blue Cross Blue Shield (BCBS), more Arizona small business owners will have their opinions heard when it comes to issues important to the state. The scholarship has been named after former Arizona Town Hall President, Shirley Agnos.

The BCBS scholarship fund is used to invite and engage small business leaders who might not otherwise be able to participate in the three-day Town Hall process. While many diverse individuals are invited, often the fees or time away from work prevents their participation. This scholarship fund will help to alleviate some of those issues.

Applicants/recipients must be able to share in the attendance cost (total cost est. at $800-$1200) and individual scholarships shall not exceed $500.

Download and print the Scholarship Form.

Other scholarships are sometimes available. Please contact the Arizona Town Hall office for more information.

Arizona Town Hall to take on criminal justice reform, Arizona Horizon, August 28, 2018.

For more news on Criminal Justice in Arizona, click here.


Looking for information on the "Funding preK-12 Education" Town Hall sessions? Visit the 110th Town Hall media page for the Final Recommendations report, recommendation reports generated at Community Town Halls across the state on this topic, pictures, links to news articles and more.
For information regarding past Town Halls, visit our Past Town Halls page.

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