Californians with convictions face over 4,800 laws that impose harmful collateral consequences long after successful completion of a sentence, most of which have no foundation in public safety and serve no purpose other than to make it harder for people to rebuild their lives.
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Californians for Safety and Justice Announces Appointment of New Executive DirectorLong-time justice reform advocate Jay Jordan promoted to organization’s expanding leadership FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 4, 2019 CONTACT: Will Matthews, Californians for Safety and Justice, (909) 261-1398; firstname.lastname@example.org OAKLAND, CA – Californians for Safety and Justice, the state’s leading... Read More
Bill Automating Record Reduction Under Proposition 47 Approved by Assembly Public Safety CommitteeCost, Bureaucratic Hurdles Preventing Over One Million Californians From Reducing Low-Level Felonies to Misdemeanors FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 26, 2019 CONTACT: Will Matthews, Californians for Safety and Justice, (909) 261-1398; email@example.com SACRAMENTO, Calif. – The Assembly Public Safety Committee... Read More
5 Takeaways From California Gov. Jerry Brown’s Last Bill Signing Session“Governor Brown’s leadership on justice reform has brought much needed balance to the state’s approach to public safety.” – Lenore Anderson Read More
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