State Rep. Ryan Hatfield appointed to Midwestern Legislative Conference panel studying criminal justice, public safety

May 17, 2017 Ryan Hatfield

INDIANAPOLIS – State Rep. Ryan Hatfield (D-Evansville) has been appointed by Indiana House Speaker Brian Bosma (R-Indianapolis) to serve as a member of the Midwestern Legislative Conference (MLC) Criminal Justice & Public Safety Committee for the 2017-2018 biennium.

Legislators from 11 Midwestern states and four Canadian provinces serve on the MLC Criminal Justice & Public Safety Committee. The Committee will study a range of issues, including sentencing reform, strategies to reduce recidivism, the role and use of specialty courts, alternatives to incarceration, and victims’ rights. The Committee will meet in Des Moines, Iowa, in July.

“I am honored by this appointment to serve our state,” Hatfield said.

“I welcome the opportunity to work with other legislators from across the Midwest to examine critical public safety issues. I hope this committee will work towards reducing recidivism, police and community relations, and ridding our neighborhoods of the spreading drug epidemic affecting so many Hoosier families.”