Kansans across the political spectrum broadly support a variety of criminal legal system reforms, according to a 2023 poll commissioned for the ACLU of Kansas.

Nearly seven in ten Kansans support reforming cash bail to ensure a path home for most people before trial, while four in five support replacing juvenile fines with other accountability measures. Seventy percent or more support medical marijuana, marijuana decriminalization, and restoring driver's licenses if the crime was unrelated to driving. Click here to view the poll results. 

Fairbank, Maslin, Maullin, Metz & Associates (FM3) completed the poll of 700 likely 2024 Kansas voters through online and telephone interviews to assess their views of key criminal legal system reforms. At a time when state legislators increasingly neglect to fully represent or even acknowledge the interests, needs, and views of their constituents and focus their attention on hot-button issues, there are numerous opportunities for legislative progress in the criminal legal space.