Giving 50,000 Californians a fresh start with greater access to employment and services that will help them be productive members of the community.
|ISSUE AREA||Crime and Justice|
California Calls, Californians for Safety and Justice, Community Coalition, Ella Baker Center, Advancement Project California
Access to re-entry services, incarceration, perception of safety
Proposition 47 passed with 58% of the vote, reducing five non-violent, low level crimes to misdemeanors and giving 50,000 Californians a fresh start with greater access to employment and services that will help them be productive members of the community. Prop 47 doesn’t just impact people who have been incarcerated; it benefits all of our communities. It redirects hundreds of millions of dollars a year away from prisons and into programs that prevent crime – K-12 education, victim services, mental health services and substance abuse rehabilitation. It also moves funds from probation sheriff’s budget into community based proven re-entry and prevention services.
This in-depth report highlights the strengths and challenges experienced by American Indians and Alaska Natives (AIAN) across California.
Public data shows that LAPD stops and arrests are racially and economically biased, costly for communities, and an inefficient means of advancing traffic safety.