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Safe & Just Michigan releases December 2018 e-newsletter

Click on the link below to read our December 20, 2018 e-newsletter. Download: Safe & Just Michigan December 2018 e-newsletter Stay connected with Safe & Just Michigan for the latest information on local, state, and national community safety and justice solutions. Sign up for our monthly electronic newsletter HERE.

Fact Sheet: Get to know Safe & Just Michigan

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Safe & Just Michigan brochure

Safe & Just Michigan, a non-profit public policy organization, envisions a Michigan in which all are safe in their communities and everyone is responsible for creating accountability, safety and justice. Download: Safe & Just Michigan brochure

Violence, accountability, and restoration: A conversation with Danielle Sered

As Danielle Sered notes in her recent report, Accounting for violence: How to increase safety and break our failed reliance on mass incarceration, since 53 percent of the people incarcerated in the U.S. were convicted of assaultive crimes we will not end mass incarceration in this country unless we address the problem of violence. On [...]

A Blueprint for Shared Safety: Working together to build safety for all

In June 2017, the Californians for Safety and Justice (CSJ) released a publication titled, Blueprint for Shared Safety. The Blueprint is based on a year of research and evaluation of its own and others’ successes in putting crime survivors and public safety at the center of their work. The Alliance for Safety and Justice (ASJ), CAPPS's partner, is [...]

The Detroit News Column: Focus on rehabilitation in prison

Column: Focus on rehabilitation in prison At the age of 10, I senselessly lost my best friend to gun violence. Even as an elementary school student, Reubin Elder represented something bigger to us. Reubin was a popular and straight-A student who tragically died in a random drive-by shooting in our Highland Park neighborhood. So much [...]

Common Justice Accounting for Violence event ready for viewing

On April 11, 2017 CAPPS Executive Director Laura Sager joined a wide range of national experts in New York for a series of panel discussions on Accounting for Violence: How to Increase Safety and Reduce Our Failed Reliance on Mass Incarceration. The event was convened by Common Justice, a program of the Vera Institute. It [...]

New ASJ video highlights failed investments in incarceration over education.

The Alliance for Safety and Justice (ASJ) is national partner for CAPPS in the fight for new safety priorities.  Since 1985, state spending on prisons has grown seven times faster than spending on higher education. ASJ premiered “What You Invest in Grows,” to highlight our misplaced spending priorities and re imagine how we could invest the [...]

Alliance for Safety and Justice video on New Safety Priorities – CAPPS’s Board member featured

CAPPS works closely with the Alliance for Safety and Justice (ASJ) a newly-formed national organization. ASJ is providing CAPPS with resources it needs to carry out a comprehensive reform campaign. In addition, CAPPS and ASJ are working together on public education and outreach to better address the needs of crime survivors, especially those in communities hardest hit by crime [...]

CAPPS releases statewide poll; strong public support for reform

New Statewide Poll Shows Broad, Bipartisan Support for Smarter Justice; public overwhelmingly supports presumptive parole, other reforms OCTOBER 1 - Today the Citizens Alliance on Prisons and Public Spending (CAPPS) released a new poll showing broad, bipartisan support for corrections reform measures currently moving through the Michigan House of Representatives. “This poll shows Michiganders strongly agree [...]