Criminal Justice Reform

Our criminal justice system is a dysfunctional mess. Too many people are incarcerated for too long, and police brutality and harassment are constant threats. Those who return from prison have been given few opportunities for education, professional training, or rehabilitation, and too often end up back in prison. This system primarily targets people of color and isn't really making anyone safer.  We believe that the system needs wholesale reform from the bottom up.

 

We're working to make sure that police and prosecutors are accountable to communities, and focus on
de-escalation, diversion, and restoration, rather than violence and retribution. Sentences should be fair, and prisoners should be properly prepared to re-enter society. We should invest in the communities that
have been devastated by decades of over-policing and mass incarceration.