The Public Safety and Rehabilitation Act is an initiative that can dramatically change whether youth end up in the adult system as well as affect credit and parole practices. In order to pass into law this initiative must be voted on, by the people, on the 2016 presidential election ballot.
900,000 signatures in support of this initiative must be collected by the first week of May in order to qualify the initiative to be on the ballot. Hundreds of volunteers are needed from across the state to go out to their neighborhoods, schools, religious communities, malls, etc. and help collect signatures.
Please complete this questionnaire if you would like to get involved. This can only be achieved with the support of everyone passionate about this cause.
Here is a summary of The Public Safety and Rehabilitation Act of 2016:
- Require that judges, not prosecutors, decide whether a young person is tried as an adult, and give judges more options when considering this important question;
- Authorize adult parole consideration for people in prison with nonviolent offenses who complete the full sentence for their primary offense; and
- Allow prisoners to earn credits for good behavior, education, and rehabilitative achievement.