Criminal Justice Committee Duties:  

  • Seek to eliminate harsh and unfair sentencing practices that are responsible for mass incarceration and racial disparities in the prison system, 
  • Fight for the restoration of the voting rights of formerly incarcerated people and the removal of barriers to employment, 
  • Seek the institution and availability of alternatives to incarceration including education, employment, and mental health services, 
  • Eliminate zero tolerance policies implemented in our schools which are keeping kids out of the classroom and putting them on a path from the schoolhouse to the jailhouse