Sentencing Reform requires advocacy at all levels and should be based on research and empirical data while not losing sight of justice for everyone concerned. Carl Reynolds, of the Council of State Governments Justice Center, will discuss sentencing policy and how the promotion of behavioral health is crucial to understanding all the issues. Dan Solla will be presenting a perspective on Veterans Court, which makes these two gentlemen a natural fit.
Grew up in Columbus Ohio. Moved to Austin in 1981 for graduate school. Started working in the Texas Senate in 1985, which began a career in state government across all three branches working mostly on justice-related policy. Retired from Texas state government in 2012 to join the Justice Center.
Dan Solla is the Georgia Area Manager for the PTSD Foundation of America. The PTSD Foundation of America operates an 80-bed residential treatment and interim housing facility for combat veterans, facilitates local peer-based support groups, and organizes recreational and outdoor events, outings, and challenge expeditions for veterans and their families. Mr. Solla's work and passion is helping other combat veterans struggling with adjustment to civilian life, combat trauma, PTSD, addiction and thoughts of suicide.
Mr. Solla is a veteran of the United States Army Infantry, having served as a rifleman in the 1st Armored Divisions 1/36 Infantry Battalion out of Ray Barracks Freidberg, Germany. He served 15 months as a rifleman in Iraq during the invasion of 2003-2004 and was awarded the Combat Infantryman's Badge for actively engaging in ground combat with the enemy. He received a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from the University of Tennessee and a Doctor of Jurisprudence from the University of Tennessee College of Law in Knoxville.
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