CAPPS UPDATE – July 2017 newsletter released!
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CAPPS UPDATE – July 2017 newsletter released!

Download the most recent CAPPS Update July 2017 newsletter by clicking here. The newsletter reports on the House of Representatives Law and Justice Committee hearings, hosted April through June 2017, on “safe and secure rehabilitation” and criminal justice reform. Please subscribe to our mailing list to receive the CAPPS e-newsletter on the latest legislative actions.

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Bill prohibits local governments from implementing “fair chance” policies
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Bill prohibits local governments from implementing “fair chance” policies

Currently, the Local Government Labor Regulatory Limitation Act prohibits local governments from maintaining policies that regulate the information an employer must request, require, or exclude from an application for employment. Senate Bill 353 (SB 353), introduced by Senator John Proos (R – District 21), amends the Act to allow local governments to adopt policies that […]

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MDOC budget approved by the Governor
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MDOC budget approved by the Governor

The Governor signed the full budget, which outlines the 2018 fiscal year budget for the Michigan Department of Corrections (MDOC), on July 14. The final budget is $17.5 million below the budget proposed by the Governor earlier this year.   According to Kyle Kaminski, MDOC legislative liaison, the final budget does not include the closure of prisons or […]

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A Blueprint for Shared Safety: Working together to build safety for all
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A Blueprint for Shared Safety: Working together to build safety for all

In June 2017, the Californians for Safety and Justice (CSJ) released a publication titled, Blueprint for Shared Safety. The Blueprint is based on a year of research and evaluation of its own and others’ successes in putting crime survivors and public safety at the center of their work. The Alliance for Safety and Justice (ASJ), CAPPS’s partner, is […]

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