Category: Criminal Justice Reform

Anne Arundel County needs an independent Civilian Review Board, please sign and share petition.

Please sign and share petition: We deserve police accountability! Sign on with local organizations to petition the AACo Executive for an independent, fully staffed, Civilian Review Board with resources and subpoena power. SIGN NOW – http://chng.it/nBr2N2Sjgx

Please Act Now to decrease police violence by 72%!

Data proves that together these eight policies can decrease police violence by 72%. Please visit this website to find out more and read the study!  You can also request that the mayor of Annapolis be added to the list:       https://8cantwait.org/ Please take…

TODAY! Hope to see everyone there.

TODAY- YOU can make a difference for women and children, please do! Contact you Reps!

As you may have heard the House and Senate are holding a marathon of sessions this weekend to try to wrap up as many bills as possible in the face of closures from the corona virus. They have sent their staff homes and are…

Support Due Process for Children!

From the Maryland ACLU: There is only one month left of the 2020 Maryland General Assembly session. We need your help to get a committee vote on one our priority bills – due process for children. Every day in Maryland, children entangled in the…

Contact your Rep on House Judiciary today to support Women’s Prerelease Center

The bill to create a women’s pre-release unit for women preparing to return to the community after incarceration is on the move and will be heard in the House’s judiciary committee tomorrow, February 18 at 1 p.m. If you are in District 33, please…

Please comment on federal criminal justice regulations that are moving in the wrong direction.

This is an urgent note regarding a change in federal regulations. That change would require applicants for federal jobs to disclose whether they ever have been in a “diversion” program—whether or not any conviction resulted from the charges. While not a part of Maryland…

An Excellnt watch: We Need to Talk About an Injustice by Bryan Stevenson

Please watch and share!

Visit the County Executive’s budget planner, please.

County Executive Pittman’s budget tool is posted on the AA Co web site and  is not only great for figuring out the impacts of different spending and revenue options, it’s got the ability to Submit your preferred combination. The Capital reported last week that…

Call Senator Zirkin to bring HB782 to a vote. Maryland must do the right thing for victims.

From The Human Trafficking Prevention Project: Despite overwhelming support for the True Freedom Act spurred on by an agreement on amendments between the advocates and the Maryland State’s Attorney’s Association, the True Freedom Act of 2019 has yet to be brought up for a…