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Criminal Justice Reform Building a Road to Restoration
www.MNSecondChanceCoalition.org
The United States’
incarceration rate is
8 times the world
average.
One in every 31 adults
in America is in the
corrections system –
one in 26 in Minnesota,
up from one in 98 in
1982.
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8
Minnesota has the
highest rate of people
under correctional
control in the nation, a
278% increase since
1982.
More than 2 million
children have a
parent in prison.
1 in 5 African American
men cannot vote
because they are
incarcerated, on
probation or on parole.
1 in 5 Americans has
some form of a
criminal record.
We organized the first
Second Chance Day on
the Hill in February of
2008, as a way to bring
community members to
the capitol and
encourage the passage
of legislation to help exoffenders safely reenter their
communities.
The Minnesota Second Chance Coalition is a
group of over 50 organizations that
collaboratively advocate for policies and
practices that allow those who have
committed crimes to redeem themselves,
fully support themselves and their families,
and contribute to their full potential; creating
safer, stronger, and more just communities.
Partners
American Indian OIC
Amicus, Inc.
Antioch Christian Center
Barbara Schneider Foundation
Council on Crime and Justice
Central MN Re-Entry Project
CivicMedia/Minnesota
Children's Defense Fund Minnesota
Criminal Justice Working Group
Construction Career Training Program
Correctional Transition Services, Inc.
180 Degrees, Inc.
Elim Transitional Housing, Inc.
Emerge Community Development
La Familia Guidance Center
Freedom Works
Friends for a Nonviolent World
Goodwill/Easter Seals Minnesota
Greater Mpls. Council of Churches
Hired
Jacob Wetterling Resource Center
Jason Sole Consulting
Juel Fairbanks
Joint Religious Legislative Coalition
L.I.F.E in Recovery MAD DADS Minneapolis
Minneapolis Urban League
MN Community Action Partnership
MN Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
MN Community Corrections Association
Minnesota Fathers & Families Network
MN Catholic Conference
Minnesota Coalition for the Homeless
MN Juvenile Justice Advisory Committee
Minnesota State Public Defender
MN Teen and Adult Challenge
National Alliance on Mental Illness of MN
Network for Better Futures
NOLA Criminal Defense Investigation
Northside Policy Action Coalition
Pathways Counseling
Peace Foundation
People Escaping Poverty Project
Prison Policy Initiative
Project for Pride in Living
RS Eden
Rebuild Resources
The Reentry Clinic at William Mitchell
Take Action Minnesota
Twin Ports Action Coalition
Wilder Foundation JobsFirst Program
YWCA of St. Paul
ENSURE THAT EVERYONE,
REGARDLESS OF MEANS OR
BACKGROUND, IS TREATED
EQUALLY AND FAIRLY THROUGH
EVERY PART OF THE CRIMINAL
JUSTICE SYSTEM.
MAXIMIZE THE ABILITY OF
RETURNING CITIZENS TO ACCESS
EMPLOYMENT, HOUSING, AND
EDUCATION, AND TO BECOME
FULLY CONTRIBUTING MEMBERS OF
THEIR COMMUNITIES.
IMPACT OF CRIMINAL RECORDS
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Increased Record Access
Increased Record Use by Decision Makers
Stigma and Perceived Liability
Growth and Severity of Statutory Barriers
– DHS now conducts 500,000 background studies per year
– Disqualifications are not limited to convictions – preponderance of the evidence finding,
lifetime, 15, 10 and 7 year disqualifications.
• Use of Juvenile Records
• Limited Remedies
• 87% of the state's 70,000 disenfranchised live in the
community, hold jobs, and pay taxes.
ENSURE THAT JUVENILE
OFFENDERS ARE NOT LIMITED IN
THEIR ABILITY TO BECOME
SUCCESSFUL ADULTS.
Juvenile Records Access
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Department of Human Services Licensing
Extended Jurisdiction Juvenile
16-17 Year Olds Charged With Felony
Consensual Juvenile Sex Crimes
Juvenile Programs
FULLY DIAGNOSE AND TREAT
MENTAL ILLNESS AND CHEMICAL
ADDICTION.
60 percent of people incarcerated in
prisons and jails report symptoms of a
mental illness.
About 70-80 percent of all incarcerated
individuals have a drug or alcohol
problem.
LIMIT THE ADVERSE IMPACT OF THE
CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM ON
CHILDREN AND FAMILIES.
Do Liberals?
Bipartisan Reforms
• “Ban the Box” 2009
• “Safe Hiring” 2009
•“Ban the Box” 2013
•Juvenile Records Reform 2013
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Former Governor Jeb Bush,
Speaker Newt Gingrich, Former
Drug Czar Bill Bennett, Grover
Norquist, and Other Conservative
Leaders Endorse Right on Crime
Statement of Principles
Statement Supports Reining in
Growth of Non-Traditional
Criminal Laws, Cost-Effective
Alternatives for Nonviolent
Offenders, Emphasis on
Restitution and Treatment, and
Performance Measures.
Restoring the right to vote for those living in the community will make the
law more clear and equitable, save government resources, and encourage
positive participation
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Public Safety/Legal
Legal Rights Center
MN Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
MN Community Corrections Association
MN Corrections Association
MN County Attorneys Association
State Public Defender
Faith Based Organizations
ISAIAH
Jewish Community Action
Joint Religious Legislative Coalition
MICAH
MN Catholic Conference
MN Council of Churches
MN Unitarian Universalist Social Justice Alliance
Direct Service Organizations
African Immigrant Services
American Indian OIC
Goodwill/Easter Seals MN
Integrated Community Solutions, Inc.
L.I.F.E. In Recovery
Mad Dads Minneapolis
MN Adult and Teen Challenge
MN Community Action Partnership
MN Recovery Connection
The Neighborhood Hub
Open Access Connections
St. Stephen's Human Services
Twin Cities Rise!
Council on Crime and Justice
Growth & Justice
Land Stewardship Project
League of Women Voters MN
MN AFL-CIO
MN Coalition for the Homeless
MN Council on Foundations
MN Council of Nonprofits
MN Innocence Project
MN Second Chance Coalition
MNSTEP
MPIRG
NAACP St. Paul Branch
Organizing Apprenticeship Project
People For the American Way
Civic Engagement and Advocacy Organizations Prison Policy Initiative
African American Leadership Forum
R3 Collaborative
ACLU MN
SEIU Local 26
Children's Defense Fund-MN
TakeAction Minnesota
Citizens for Election Integrity MN
Ten25Fifty
Common Cause MN
World Without Genocide
www.RestoretheVoteMN.org
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www.MNSecondChanceCoalition.org
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www.RestoretheVoteMN.org
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www.rightoncrime.com
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Criminal Records Information
612-353-3024
records@crimeandjustice.org
Building a Road to Restoration

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