Criminal justice reform is a crucial issue. We need policies that will keep people from reoffending, lower crime rates, and ensure people who have paid their debt to society can reenter successfully. We also must allow judges to issue proportional sentences that deliver justice to perpetrators and their victims while creating a second chance for people who have earned one.
The FIRST STEP Act would achieve all of these objectives and would save money for the American people.
The FIRST STEP Act is based on reforms that have been implemented successfully in states such as Texas, South Carolina, and Georgia. After Texas passed criminal justice reform, its crime rate fell to levels not seen since the 1960s, and the state saved over $3 billion in the process. There’s a reason why over 80 percent of Americans support the approach this legislation takes – it’s scientifically proven to work!
The U.S. House of Representatives has already passed the FIRST STEP Act by a vote of 360-59 and President Trump is eager to sign it into law. Now, it’s time for the U.S. Senate to act. Sign this letter to tell your senator to support the FIRST STEP Act today!