State Advocacy

2021

Joint Letter to Oregon Legislature: In Support of SB 817, Ending Juvenile Justice Fees (June)

Success: SB 817 was signed into law in July of 2021. See more here.

Joint Letter to Colorado Legislature: In Support of HB 1315, Ending Juvenile Justice Fees (May)

Success: HB 1315 was signed into law on July 6, 2021.

Joint Letter to Oregon Legislature: In Support of SB 835, Compassionate Release Reform (March)

Status: SB 835 is pending in Oregon’s Senate as of July 2021.

Press Release: In Support of SB 5226, Washington Driver’s License Suspension Reform, Chief Carmen Best (Ret.)(March)

Success: SB 5226 was signed into law on May 10, 2021.

2020

Amicus Brief: Protecting the Repeal of 50-a in NY (November)

Amicus Brief: Thousands of Children in Maryland’s Juvenile Facilities are at Risk (April)

2019

Letter to North Carolina Legislature: In Support of HB 511, North Carolina’s First Step Act (June)

Letter to North Carolina Legislature: In Support of HB 511, North Carolina’s First Step Act (April)

Success: HB 511 was signed into law on June 26, 2020.

We currently have nearly 200 members hailing from all 50 states, from all divisions of law enforcement, and from across the political spectrum.

Members Include:

  • Sim Gill

    District Attorney, Salt Lake County, Utah

  • Joseph Lombardo

    Sheriff, Las Vegas, Nevada

  • Brett Tolman

    Former U.S. Attorney, District of Utah

  • Ronal W. Serpas

    Executive Director, Law Enforcement Leaders to Reduce Crime & Incarceration

    Former Police Superintendent, New Orleans, Louisiana

    Former Police Chief, Nashville, Tennessee

    Former Police Chief, State Patrol, Washington

  • William Scott

    Police Chief, San Francisco, California

  • Peter Newsham

    Police Chief, Prince William, Virginia
     
    Former Police Chief, Washington, District of Columbia

  • Beth McCann

    District Attorney, Denver, Colorado

  • Carmen Best

    Former Police Chief, Seattle, Washington

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