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Prioritizing Care, Safety, and Community Investments: A Look at Proposition 47 and Other Rollback Efforts

2024-06-28, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm (Friday, June 28)

Vera Institute of Justice

In 2014, California voters adopted Proposition 47, which changed certain low-level crimes from potential felonies to misdemeanors. The savings from reduced incarceration costs have allowed for over $800M to be reinvested into victim services, treatment, and prevention programs.

A new ballot measure backed by big retailers is looking to roll back key elements of Proposition 47 and increase incarceration by criminalizing homelessness and substance use disorders and increasing theft related penalties and sentencing enhancements. Over the next 10 years, the measure would cost our communities over $1 billion in funding for drug treatment, homelessness prevention, survivor services, and school-based prevention programs.

Join us and the Vera Institute of Justice, a national research and advocacy nonprofit working to end mass incarceration, for a community presentation on Proposition 47 and these rollback efforts.

Co-sponsors: Vera Institute and Buen Vecino

Please register for the forum in advance here:





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