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CAPPS Reacts to House C.A.R.E.S. Task Force Report

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  News from the Citizens Alliance on Prisons and Public Spending Wednesday, January 17, 2018 Contact: Joshua Pugh, josh@grassrootsmidwest.com, 517-575-7180 CAPPS Reacts to House C.A.R.E.S. Task Force Report LANSING - Today Speaker Leonard, with House C.A.R.E.S. Task Force members, announced a renewed focus on fixing the state’s mental health system. The bipartisan Task Force released a report containing 42 [...]

First national report on crime survivors’ views on safety and justice

CAPPS works closely with the California-based Alliance for Safety and Justice (ASJ), which is organizing crime survivors in support of new safety priorities. ASJ is a national organization that partners with state-based organizations like CAPPS to help advance state reform. ASJ conducted an in depth survey on the views of crime survivors called Crime Survivors Speak. It is the [...]

Cops say pre-school reduces crime

Can we talk about what really keeps us safer? A recent story in the Macomb Daily says pre-school funding is an anti-crime initiative: Law enforcement officials and educators gathered in Mount Clemens on Wednesday to urge state lawmakers to approve an additional $65 million for pre-school classes that are viewed as an anti-crime initiative. Advocates say [...]

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Report: Misplaced priorities: over-incarcerate, under educate

According to the Michigan League for Public Policy, between FY 2001 and FY 2013 Michigan's spending for corrections rose by 20 percent but dropped by 38 percent for higher education. Take a look at this report: Excessive Spending on Incarceration Undermines Educational Opportunity and Public Safety in Communities  NAACP | April 2011 From the report: [...]

EPIC-MRA polling results release

CAPPS research | Public opinion | Polling | Corrections spending | Investing in prevention | 2004 In its monthly statewide omnibus survey for September 2004, EPIC ▪ MRA included a battery of questions commissioned by the Citizens Alliance on Prisons and Public Spending. A solid majority of Michigan voters preferred investing more resources in crime [...]

Smart reform is possible: States reducing incarceration rates and costs while protecting communities

Report | Corrections spending | Investing in prevention | Sentencing | August 2011 By the American Civil Liberties Union Since President Richard Nixon first announced the “War on Drugs” forty years ago, the United States has adopted “tough on crime” criminal justice policies that have given it the dubious distinction of having the highest incarceration [...]