Our CCF team traveled to Albany to lobby for the New York Reentry Roundtable as part of Community Service Society’s Albany Advocacy Day on May 5, 2015.
Our two teams met with a total of six legislators to address barriers faced by the incarcerated and formerly incarcerated as they re-enter the community.
This year CCF helped to advocate for three criminal justice related bills:
1. Domestic Violence Survivors Justice Act (Bill A4409/S2036), which is a bill that establishes compassionate sentencing for domestic violence (DV) survivors.
2. The Fair Access To Education Act (Bill A3363/S969), which would make it illegal for public and private colleges in New York State to screen for criminal history on their application forms.
3. Humane Alternatives To Long Term (HALT) Solitary Confinement Act (Bill A4401/ S2659), which create alternative Residential Rehabilitation Units to fundamentally transform the response to people’s needs & behaviors to one of rehabilitation & treatment.