Public safety forum to focus on crime recidivism, priorities

WEST HAVEN — Connecticut criminal justice officials are set to discuss how to prevent convicts from committing more crimes and outline public safety priorities for the next governor.

The University of New Haven will host the Connecticut State Forum on Public Safety on Monday.

Panelists will include Chief State's Attorney Kevin Kane, New Haven Police Chief Anthony Campbell, Chief Public Defender Christine Perra Rapillo and state Victim Advocate Natasha Pierre.

State officials say crime recidivism rates dropped over the past decade. But the latest figures still show 60 percent of the more than 11,000 men and women released from state prisons in 2014 were later rearrested and 45 percent were convicted of new crimes.

Democratic Gov. Dannel P. Malloy is not seeking re-election this November. A new administration will take over in January.



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