In 2020, REFORM Alliance worked with a bipartisan coalition to pass 3 bills that will transform California’s probation and parole systems. There are 350,000 people on probation and over 90,000 people on parole in California. REFORM’s transformative bills reflect widely accepted, data-driven solutions to make supervision more effective, ensure accountability, encourage success and stability in communities, and reduce recidivism. REFORM’s CA bills mandate evidence-based limits to probation and parole terms, increase pathways for sick and elderly people to safely return home, and expand the use of effective alternatives to incarceration and supervision, all while saving the state millions and keeping Californians safe. Thanks to our partners that helped make these victories possible American Conservative Union, Californians for Safety and Justice, Cut50, Dream Corps:
In 2020, REFORM joined a broad bipartisan coalition to pass a package of effective supervision reforms aimed at revamping Michigan’s probation and parole systems. Michigan ranked as the state with the fifth highest rate of probation in the country, and a bipartisan task force convened to examine necessary and overdue changes to Michigan’s criminal justice systems, including the state’s supervision system. In 2020, REFORM Alliance worked with the broad bipartisan coalition to advance a package of essential supervision reforms in Michigan.
In 2020, REFORM Alliance answered the call from our conservative allies to support bills that reduce unnecessary and complex conditions and limit never-ending and counterproductive supervision terms to encourage successful, safe, and stable Louisiana communities and families.