Reentry

Safe & Just Michigan’s written testimony on Clean Slate bill package

On September 24, 2019 Executive Director John S. Cooper submitted written testimony to the House Judiciary Committee in  Support  of  HB  4980-­‐85  (2019)​​. Safe  &  Just  Michigan  supports  all  of  the  expungement  reform  bills  and the focus of the testimony is on HB 4980  –  the  automatic  expungement,  or  “clean  slate”  bill.  Michigan  already  has [...]

2019-09-24T11:18:13-04:00September 24th, 2019|Categories: 2019 - 2020, Legislation, Legislative Session, Publication Type, Reentry, Testimony, Topic|

An effective community strategy: Clean Slate

Everyone makes mistakes, but people who have served their time deserve a second chance. While laws already exist to expunge past criminal convictions, only 6.5 percent of the people eligible take advantage of the process. That’s why Safe & Just Michigan supports Clean Slate legislation, which would remove certain convictions from a person’s record and [...]

Bills expand employment opportunities in the healthcare industry

On January 30, John Cooper, CAPPS policy director, and JT Weis, CEO of Abcor Industries, testified before the House of Representatives Law and Justice Committee at the invitation of the chair, Representative Klint Kesto (R - District 39). Their testimony emphasized the need to increase the available workforce in Michigan and to remove barriers to [...]

2018-03-30T12:42:21-04:00February 15th, 2018|Categories: 2017 - 2018, Legislation, Legislative Session, Publication Type, Reentry, Testimony, Topic, Topics|

House Law and Justice Committee hears testimony on barriers to employment

On January 30, John Cooper, CAPPS policy director, testified before House of Representatives Law and Justice Committee, at the invitation of the chair, Representative Klint Kesto (R – District 39). Cooper provided testimony in support of HB 5450, 5451, and 5452, which would eliminate overbroad restrictions on the talent pool available to health care providers, and promote [...]

2018-04-03T14:05:54-04:00February 2nd, 2018|Categories: 2017 - 2018, Legislation, Legislative Session, Publication Type, Reentry, Testimony, Topic|