A Statement from the Alliance for Safety and Justice: Americans with Old Records Applaud the White House for Prioritizing Redemption and Rehabilitation

New Plan Released by The White House Improves Access to Jobs, Housing, and More for Millions of Americans with Old Records   

WASHINGTON – The Biden administration announced a new evidence-informed, multi-year Alternatives, Rehabilitation, and Reentry Strategic Plan today to strengthen public safety by reducing unnecessary criminal justice system interactions so police officers can focus on fighting crime; supporting rehabilitation during incarceration; and facilitating successful reentry. In response, Alliance for Safety and Justice (ASJ), the nation’s largest public safety reform organization, and its flagship organization, TimeDone, released the following statements: 

“The White House’s new Alternatives, Rehabilitation, and Reentry Strategic Plan is proof that partnership between the government and its constituencies can be fruitful,” said Jay Jordan, CEO of ASJ and TimeDone National Director. “We’re thankful to leaders like Vanessa Chen who have had countless conversations with our organization to understand the impact that collateral consequences have on millions of Americans with old records and our communities. Providing second chances to people who’ve served time and are ready to change their lives is a key solution to improving our nation’s economy and safety.” 

“Today, The White House reaffirmed its commitment to prosperity and a fair chance for all,” said Shakyra Diaz, ASJ’s Chief Federal Advocacy. “Thanks to the new Alternatives, Rehabilitation, and Reentry Strategic Plan, 78 million people who have been incarcerated and their families will now have more meaningful opportunities for redemption, rehabilitation and stability.”

To learn more about ASJ’s work and the largest nationwide community of people with old records, visit TimeDone.org.


Alliance for Safety and Justice (ASJ) is a national advocacy organization that aims to replace ineffective criminal justice system policies with what works to keep people safe. We represent diverse crime survivors as well as people living with old records as key public safety stakeholders. ASJ brings our members together with state leaders and coalition partners to win reforms that stop cycles of crime, reduce costly incarceration, and make communities safer. We support a range of “shared safety” reforms, including crime prevention, community health, rehabilitation, economic mobility, and trauma recovery. For more information, visit https://allianceforsafetyandjustice.org.