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Criminal Justice

Fighting to end discriminatory practices in our criminal justice system by advancing system reforms that prioritize restorative justice over mass incarceration.

When it comes to criminal justice reform, the low hanging fruit has largely been picked, and now we must address the unjust policies that stem from the systemic racism inherent in our criminal justice system.

Ken Spence, Senior Policy Advisor

Big Legislative Wins!

AB 256 (Kalra)

This pivotal bill extends the process established by the Racial Justice Act of 2020 for addressing racism in the courtroom and correcting the wrongs of racist convictions to those who have already been harmed. 

AB 2632 (Holden)

The Mandela Act would have required every jail, prison, or detention facility (both public and private) to follow new regulations and procedures to limit the use of segregated solitary confinement. The measure retained its strength and stayed true to intent as it passed through the legislative process.  Although it was ultimately vetoed by the Governor, we remain committed to the fight to end the tortuous practice of solitary confinement in California.

Included in the Budget

$3 million dollars for environmental enforcement and training assistance in the 2022-2023 budget.  

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