Meeting in Flint: Building the Movement for Sentencing and Parole Reform
- School-to-Prison Pipeline
- Child Welfare Crossover
- Mental Health
- Juvenile Defense
- Juvenile Competency
- In-Home Care Incentive
- PREA, Isolation, Restraint
- Youth in Adult System
- Juvenile Life Without Parole
- Youth Reentry
Citizens Alliance on Prisons and Public Spending (CAPPS) COMMUNITY MEETING
12:30 pm, Sat., May 17, 2014, Woodside Church, Flint
Michigan’s extreme sentencing and parole policies cost taxpayers hundreds of millions of dollars every year. That’s millions that could be used for programs proven to prevent crime — like education, mental health, substance abuse treatment and job creation.
Join us on May 17 at Woodside Church in Flint to learn how you can help win legislative reforms that would safely reduce the prisoner population and free up resources to reinvest in our communities.
Presentations and small group planning sessions will make sure you leave equipped to make your voice heard!
Former prisoners are encouraged to attend. You will have an opportunity at a small group session to share your stories and iscuss your role in building the reform movement.
NOTE: We regret that CAPPS cannot provide legal assistance for individuals.
AFSC Parole Workshop
The American Friends Service Committee helps prisoners and their families understand and more effectively navigate the parole process. The two-hour parole workshop will be offered at 3 PM. We encourage everyone to attend and learn more about the real life barriers facing prisoners as they work toward release.
12:30 PM REGISTRATION
1 PM – 2 PM | CAPPS ORGANIZING FOR CHANGE: PRESENTATION, FOLLOWED BY QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS
2:00 PM – 2:45 PM | YOUR IDEAS FOR ACTION: SMALL GROUP DISCUSSION/PLANNING
BREAK | LIGHT REFRESHMENTS
3:00 – 5 PM | AFSC PAROLE
Reserve your seat by registering with CAPPS. Call (517) 482-7753 or email email@example.com by 5 PM, Thursday, May 15.
1509 E. Court Street, Flint
Free parking is available at the church and Mott Community College. Child care may be provided on site, but requests must be made by May 11.
- AFSC Criminal Justice Program
- Motherly Intercession
- Michigan Council on Crime and Delinquency
- Omar Sims, County Commissioner
- Woodside Outreach & Social Action