Source: Op-ed: Don't let unfounded neighborhood fears derail justice reform | The Salt Lake Tribune Here is a link to an OP Ed that was in Sunday's SL Tribune by Anna Brower, (Public Policy Analyst ACLU, Molly Prince (UPAN President), and Adam Cohen (CEO of Odessey House). … [Read more...]
Criminal Justice at the Capitol
Welcome to the 2015 Utah Legislative Session, everyone! The Session officially kicked off yesterday, mainly with ceremonies and networking. And this first week will see mostly appropriations meetings (budgets for various agencies will be presented), with some committee meetings in the afternoons. This creates a relatively slow, not-so-insane start to the 45-day session. For … [Read more...]
Op-ed: For a safer society, send fewer to prison
There is a great OP ED article regarding support for the criminal justice reform legislation that will be proposed this legislative session today in the Salt Lake Tribune. It is written by Rollin Cook, Executive Director of Department of Corrections, John King, Provo Police Chief, and Jim Tracy , Utah County Sheriff. View Article at Salt Lake Tribune's Website CCJJ … [Read more...]
Faith in Reform: Breaking Every Chain!
A totally non-boring mini-Summit about grassroots criminal justice reform in Utah For anyone and everyone who is working for positive change in their faith community, through their professional work, as part of a community organization or even totally on their own! 9:30 to 10:00 - Sign in, grab coffee, find a seat, meet some new folks 10:00 to 10:20 - Welcome, … [Read more...]
CJ Updates: Prison, Parole Board and Police…Oh My!
Happy Friday, everyone....(and sorry about that smog, ugh!). A few quick updates for you to end this week. These are mainly reminders about on-going issues in Utah's criminal justice system - they just keep cropping up. There's the prison, of course! News about the relocation effort is coming hard and fast now that the legislative session is nearly upon us. Mainly, the news … [Read more...]