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Empower Missouri – Smart Sentencing Reform Forum
March 1 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
Date: Friday, 3/1/19
Time: 11:30 AM – 1 PM
Location: Kansas City Public Library – Central Branch
14 W 10th St, Kansas City, Missouri 64105
In the face of staggering racial disparity in the criminal justice system, all across the country states are leading the way to decarcerate. Lowering the jail and prison population is the right thing to do ethically, morally, and fiscally. Last legislative session, Empower Missouri helped in the battle to secure more funding for treatment courts across Missouri. But there are many more positive changes we could make at the local, state, and federal level. An end to the cash bail system, allowing judicial discretion, and paroling seniors who are at low risk of committing crimes are among some of the options in front of our lawmakers. Join us for this important conversation as we hear from local partners in our commitment to sentencing reform and addressing bias in the criminal justice system.