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Criminal Justice Reform

Criminal Justice Reform Task Force (CJRTF)

The JONAH Criminal Justice Reform Task Force strives to reduce the number of people in county jails and state prisons by supporting safe community alternatives, encouraging humane treatment of people, and by supporting individuals as they return to their communities.  The 2016-2017 CJRTF goals include:

  1. Work with local court systems and law enforcement for the expansion of treatment courts.
  2. Advocate for increased access to substance abuse treatment and mental health treatment in our community.
  3. Advocate for informed and appropriate responses from our criminal justice system to individuals who suffer from mental health issues and/or substance addictions.
  4. Educate others in order to change the dominate narrative that now hinders individuals who are, or have been, incarcerated.