Safe & Just Michigan Fall 2020 edition – newsletter released

The newsletter reports on policy updates, outreach and educational activities, and new SJM staff members. Download>> SJM Fall 2020 Newsletter Please subscribe to our mailing list to receive the SJM e-newsletter on the latest legislative actions. Note: Due to a recent Michigan Department of Corrections mailroom policy, the newsletter was released in black and white.

Fact Sheet: Get to know Safe & Just Michigan

To learn more about Safe & Just Michigan, our one-page fact sheet. Download>> Get to know Safe & Just Michigan fact sheet

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Mainstreet.com: Parental Incarceration Can Be Worse For a Child Than Divorce or Death

Click here to read the full article. The research, which was conducted at the University of California-Irvine, found that the children of those who are serving jail time often suffer from serious health and behavioral problems. In fact, the study suggests that parental incarceration can be more detrimental to a child’s overall well-being than either [...]

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