Fair Sentencing for Youth



Archive for May, 2011

News Archive

SB 9 to be voted on in Senate next week!

Wednesday, May 25th, 2011

Senate Bill 9 could be voted on as early as May 31st in the Senate, and in any case it must pass in the Senate by June 3rd, or the bill may die. Click “Take Action” to the right and get easy instructions on calling your Senator. Your calls make a difference.  Our last bill came very close to passing because people from all over California expressed their strong support for fair sentences for youth.  Help pass this bill now!

Murder Victim and JLWOP Family Members Meet

Friday, May 13th, 2011

A group of 30 murder victim family members and family members of youth sentenced to life without parole met together this week to share their experiences as people deeply affected by crime, violence, and a flawed criminal justice system. The Day of Healing Dialogue was organized by the Victim Perspective Committee of the Fair Sentencing Campaign. This committee, made up of victim family members and advocates, helps guide the campaign’s efforts and ensures that victims’ perspectives are a part of each step. The Healing Dialogue event, and others that will follow, are intended to help bridge the divide between families affected by crime, and create opportunities for thinking through new ways of addressing crime and punishment.

SB 9 Hearing May 23rd at 11:00a.m.

Friday, May 13th, 2011

Senate Bill 9 will be heard by the Senate Appropriations Committee on Monday, May 23rd at 11:00a.m. in Room 4203.  Please come and show your support!  Now is the time to make calls. Click on the “TAKE ACTION” to see how you can take this easy and quick step to support fair sentencing for youth in California.