Alliance for Safety and Justice Praises Gov. Whitmer for Racial Disparities Task Force Launch Amid Coronavirus Pandemic

For Immediate Release | April 10, 2020 DETROIT – This week, Governor Gretchen Whitmer launched the Coronavirus Task Force on Racial Disparities to tackle health inequities that have led to the disproportionately high impact of coronavirus in Black and Brown communities. In Michigan, Black people make up 40% of reported coronavirus deaths yet constitute less […]

Alliance for Safety and Justice Urges Judges and Prosecutors to Help Gov. DeWine Prevent COVID-19 Spread, Address Nation’s Biggest Outbreak in Ohio

The Alliance for Safety and Justice urged judges and prosecutors in Ohio to help Gov. Mike DeWine prevent the spread of COVID-19 by taking action within their authority to reduce incarceration in state prisons. Sentencing judges in Ohio have the authority to initiate judicial release proceedings that can result in the release of people being held in state prisons who pose no substantial public safety risk. Ohio recently became the home of the country’s largest Coronavirus outbreak, with nearly 2,000 cases at the Marion Correctional Institution, a state prison in Marion.

Closing out National Crime Victims’ Rights Week, Music Artists & Elected Officials Join Thousands of Crime Victims from across Country to Call for Renewed Attention to Crime Survivors during #SurvivorsSpeak Virtual Conference 

During the conference, members of Crime Survivors for Safety and Justice, a national network of over 42,000 crime survivors will urge support for the #StopTheSpread Action Plan that aligns with their priorities of prevention, rehabilitation, trauma recovery over more spending on over-incarceration. 

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