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Return 17-year-olds to the juvenile justice system!

posted Sep 9, 2015, 3:59 PM by Sophia Webmaster

The Second Chance Act (AB 387/SB 308) is now being circulated for co-sponsors.  This is the bill that would return first-time, non-violent 17-year-old offenders to the juvenile justice system. 

Please call your State Assembly Representative and your State Senator: ask them to sign on as co-sponsors. Find your representative here.  Talking points are here.

Our goal is to get as many co-sponsors, especially Republican co-sponsors, on the bill as possible.  So, please make that call.  And, let me know (david.liners1@gmail.com414-736-2099) what you learn… if they say yes, or no, or if they have questions or concerns. 

Soon, we will also be looking for some people who could perhaps testify at a hearing about the need for this bill.  This is a piece of our 11x15 agenda that has a good chance to move forward very soon.  Please give it a push if you can!

WISDOM in the news:
1)
Charles Hampton and David Liners on Milwaukee Public Radio on Ban the Box
2)
Op ed written by Jerry Hancock that appeared in the Green Bay Press Gazette
3)
WISDOM on Wisconsin Public Radio on Ban the Box action

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