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Legislation

Medically Frail Reform (Senate Bill 599) Talking Points

Review the below talking points document to learn more about Medically Frail Reform (Senate Bill 599). Medically frail parole was passed with bipartisan support, with the support of the Michigan Department of Corrections and with a neutral stance from the Prosecuting Attorneys Association of Michigan in 2019. Medically frail parole is reserved for people who [...]

Ronnie Waters Testimony at Senate Civil Rights, Judiciary and Public Safety Committee

Ronnie Waters, Safe & Just Michigan's community engagement specialist, provided testimony of Safe & Just Michigan in support of Senate Bills 119-123 at the Senate Civil Rights, Judiciary and Public Safety Committee on April 20, 2023. Download>> Ronnie Waters Written Testimony Senate Bill 119_123

2023-04-20T16:31:28-04:00April 20th, 2023|Categories: 2023 - 2024, Juveniles, Lifers, Publication Type, Testimony, Topic, Topics|

Juvenile Life Without Parole Call to Action!

Want to help end juvenile life without parole (JLWOP) in Michigan but don't know where to start? Check out our Call to Action below! Download>> JLWOP Call to Action

Testimony in support of House Bills 4219 & HB 4220 (DUI Expugement)

On April 15, 2021, John S. Cooper, executive director of Safe & Just Michigan, submitted written testimony to the Senate Judiciary Committee. SJM supports this package that will make first-time drunk driving eligible for expungement, and urges the Michigan Legislature to pass H.B. 4219-20. Download>> Testimony DUI Expungement Written Testimony Apr

Safe & Just Michigan’s written testimony on Senate Bill 1254

On December 8, 2020 Executive Director John S. Cooper submitted written testimony to the Senate Judiciary and Public Safety Committee​​ in support of Senate Bill (SB) 1254. Cooper states in the written testimony: Safe & Just Michigan supports S.B. 1254, which will make first-time convictions for drunk driving eligible for expungement, and urges the Michigan [...]

2020-12-08T10:38:45-05:00December 8th, 2020|Categories: 2019 - 2020, Legislation, Legislative Session, Publication Type, Reentry, Testimony, Topic|

Safe & Just Michigan’s written testimony on House Bills 5846 – 53

On September 16, 2020 Executive Director John S. Cooper submitted written testimony to the House Judiciary  Committee​​ in support of House Bills (HB) 5846 - 53. Cooper states in the written testimony: Safe & Just Michigan urges the Michigan Legislature to pass H.B. 5846-53 without changes and without delay. These important reforms will improve the [...]

2020-09-16T11:51:59-04:00September 16th, 2020|Categories: 2019 - 2020, Jails, Legislation, Legislative Session, Publication Type, Testimony, Topic|

Safe & Just Michigan’s written testimony on Senate Bill 289, 290, and 291

On September 10, 2020 Policy Analyst Josh Hoe submitted written testimony to the Senate Judiciary and Public Safety Committee​​ in opposition of Senate Bill (SB) 289, 290, and 291. Hoe states in the written testimony: There is no evidence that public registries provide a public safety benefit and a large amount of evidence that public [...]

Safe & Just Michigan’s written testimony on Clean Slate bill package presented to the Senate Judiciary and Public Safety Committee

On June 11, 2020 Executive Director John S. Cooper submitted written testimony to the Senate Judiciary and Public Safety Committee in support  of  HB  4980 -­ 85 & 5120 (2019)​​. Excerpt: Safe & Just Michigan supports all of the expungement reform bills being considered today, but my testimony today will focus on H.B. 4980--the “automatic [...]

Safe & Just Michigan’s written testimony on House Bill 5679

On May 13, 2020 Policy Analyst Josh Hoe submitted written testimony to the House Judiciary Committee​​ in opposition of House Bill (HB) 5679. SJM states in the written testimony "any replacement registry bill that does not ensure more are removed from the registry than added cannot make Michigan safer." Download>> Written Testimony HB 5679