Smart Justice County Strategy - July events

July 17, 2019 @ 6:30 pm
@ 8:00 pm

We know that change only occurs when we use our collective power to take action. Join us for a local strategy meeting on criminal justice reform. This month, we’ll be writing letters to our State Legislators and District Attorney to ensure they are actively working toward Smart Justice Reform. 

The criminal justice system in Kansas is broken. The crime rate in Kansas has consistently declined over the past four decades, but the prison population has quadrupled? Today, nearly 10,000 Kansans, many are nonviolent, low-level offenders struggling with mental health or substance use disorders, sit behind bars at an annual cost of $229 million.  
 
Our key priorities are to significantly reduce mass incarceration by 50% by 2025. We’ll do that by focusing on prosecutorial accountability, defelonizing certain drug offenses, reducing recidivism, and reforming civil asset forfeiture. 
 

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Sedgwick County, July 11, Thursday, 6:30 - 7:45 p.m.

Douglas County, July 15, Monday, 6:30 - 8:00 p.m.

Wyandotte County, Tuesday, July 16, 6:30 - 8:00 p.m.

Johnson County, Wednesday, July 17, 6:30 - 8:00 p.m.

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