I’m writing to urge you to support Assembly Bill 236, which makes much-needed reforms to Nevada’s criminal justice system.
Nevada’s exceptionally high incarceration rate has consistently remained above the national average. This means our streets are not as safe, and tax dollars are not being used as wisely as they could be.
AB 236 improves our justice system with pre-prosecution diversion programs, risk-and-needs assessment tools, sentencing reforms, and fixes to parole and probation. These reforms will enable Nevada to make smarter decisions before trial, at sentencing, and in re-entry, helping reduce the number of people in prison while improving public safety.
By supporting criminal justice policies that are smart on crime and soft on taxpayers, such as AB 236, you can improve the lives of Nevadans across the state.