California SB 260 passed in the senate on May 28, 2013, and did so handily with a bipartisan vote of 27 to 11. The bill now heads to the State Assembly. We expect a committee hearing in June. Write your Assembly Member now!!!
Archive for May, 2013
There is increasing law enforcement support for reform of sentencing laws for youth. The Sheriff of Los Angeles, the most populous county in the state, and the District Attorney and former Chief of the San Francisco Police Department both submitted letters in support of SB 260 this week.
If you believe youth deserve a second chance, now is the time to write to your representatives. Get your friends and family to act, too! There are easy-to-use sample letters here.
CARES is Californians Advocating for Reform of Extreme Prison Sentences for Youth. It’s a support and action group. Want to be a part of making a difference for youth? Go to www.caresforyouth.org and learn what you can do.