The legislature is preparing to take long-overdue action on a broad range of criminal justice issues in 2016

The Michigan House of Representatives advanced three Smart and Safe parole reforms, all by overwhelming bipartisan majorities. To become law, legislation must be passed by the end of the legislative session in December 2016.

CAPPS will be providing ongoing information to supporters, once the legislation session resumes after Labor Day.

The reforms, called the “House criminal justice reform package,” will be acted on this Fall.

Click links for bill summaries, language and testimony:

Senate or Proos package of criminal justice reforms

In June, the Senate voted out the “Proos package” of criminal justice reforms. CAPPS is continuing to meet with legislators about these bills and to make recommendations. These bills are currently pending in the House Criminal Justice Committee.

CAPPS is organizing support across the state for safe, smart parole reform

Your support will be critical this fall. If you have not done so, please sign up for CAPPS newsletters and updates on the website under “Join” or email We’ll be sending out more frequent electronic newsletters once the legislature resumes deliberations in September.