Last year, the FIRST STEP Act was signed into law by President Donald Trump, bringing new and innovative reforms to the federal criminal justice system. Those reforms will use evidence-based programs to focus attention on rehabilitation and preparation for life outside of prison. The new law is a first step toward criminal justice reform that is smart on crime and soft on taxpayers.
Now it's time for Florida to follow suit and take its first step toward meaningful criminal justice reform.
The Florida First Step Act is modeled after the federal version. It would bring much-needed reforms to the state’s criminal justice system that would help stop the cycle of recidivism, ease the burden on taxpayers and create a safer environment for residents.
Everyone wins with reforms like these in Florida. Sign the petition today to support the Florida First Step Act!/Contact your lawmakers today to urge their support for the Florida First Step Act!