In CA, the justice reform era imprints a positive mark on human consciousness. Successful policies have recognized new research on brain development, rehabilitation has become a priority of incarceration, conversations around humane treatment have surfaced, crime rates have fallen across the state (with the exception of certain counties), & reducing recidivism has bipartisan support.
The momentum for progress only moves forward – the proposed budget reinforces our need for an investment in education, job training, rehabilitative programming, & restorative justice for those coming home to us. In thinking about public safety, we need to think about comprehensive solutions.
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Alexandra Mallick is the Executive Director of Re:store Justice. Her work in California includes policy and advocacy to advance criminal justice reform. In addition to working on legislation, she works with incarcerated individuals to help change the narrative and shine a light on the power of rehabilitation.