By CSG Justice Center staff
Nevada Governor Brian Sandoval on Tuesday, Aug. 15, declared Aug. 14–20 “Face to Face Week” in recognition of the national initiative urging policymakers to personally connect with the people closest to the correctional system.
Launched on Monday, Aug. 14, Face to Face—an initiative sponsored by the National Reentry Resource Center and The Council of State Governments Justice Center in partnership with the Association of State Correctional Administrators, JustLeadershipUSA, and the National Center for Victims of Crime—challenges all elected officials to participate in a series of public activities through which they can interact with people who are in prison or jail, corrections officers, victims of crime, and others who have firsthand experience with the correctional system.
In addition to Governor Sandoval’s proclamation, on Friday, Aug. 18, he will host a lunch at the governor’s mansion with people who were formerly incarcerated and their family members. This week, he will also hold a commemorative signing of a bill to ensure that all people incarcerated in Department of Corrections facilities receive photo IDs at the time of their release.
For more information on Governor Sandoval’s Face to Face activities, read local coverage from the Las Vegas Review Journal.