CRIMINAL JUSTICE REFORM

Equal justice is something I will continue to fight for. Our criminal justice system is one of the largest entities in perpetuating systemic oppressions, which is why I work towards implementing vast reforms. I will continue to advocate for those who feel the everlasting effects of oppression through our criminal justice system.

In an effort to work towards effective Criminal Justice Reform I have introduced the following bills:

    • House Joint Resolution H: proposes an amendment to the state Constitution that would remove the current ban on Affirmative Action policies.
      • Presently, legislators and other entities in Michigan are prohibited from creating programs or laws that would focus on supporting and uplifting certain communities that have been historically oppressed. Removing the ban on Affirmative Action in our Constitution would allow lawmakers to support marginalized communities through specific legislation.
    • House Bill 5120: would increase the number of hours required for mental health first aid training and self-care techniques for law enforcement.
      • This bill is intended to equip our officers with the best methods to de-escalate a situation involving someone who is experiencing a mental health crisis. Additionally, this will teach police officers how to recognize their own mental health crises and provide them tools on how to best manage them. Equipping officers with proper, up-to-date training along with providing them with tools on how to best manage their own mental health needs will result in safer interactions between community members and police officers, putting a stronger focus on community policing.
    • House Bill 5123: would require mental health first aid training and self-care techniques to correction officers.
      • The bill is meant to make sure our officers recognize when an inmate is coping with a mental health disorder and how best to interact with that individual. Our correctional system is an environment filled with tensions and stress. Self-care techniques will help to equip corrections officers to fight against that stress to prevent it from affecting the way they treat those who are incarcerated. This will allow for safer and more effective interactions.

Equal justice is something I will continue to fight for. Our criminal justice system is one of the largest entities in perpetuating systemic oppressions, which is why I work towards implementing vast reforms. I will continue to advocate for those who feel the everlasting effects of oppression through our criminal justice system.

In an effort to work towards effective Criminal Justice Reform I have introduced the following bills:

    • House Joint Resolution H: proposes an amendment to the state Constitution that would remove the current ban on Affirmative Action policies.
      • Presently, legislators and other entities in Michigan are prohibited from creating programs or laws that would focus on supporting and uplifting certain communities that have been historically oppressed. Removing the ban on Affirmative Action in our Constitution would allow lawmakers to support marginalized communities through specific legislation.
    • House Bill 5120: would increase the number of hours required for mental health first aid training and self-care techniques for law enforcement.
      • This bill is intended to equip our officers with the best methods to de-escalate a situation involving someone who is experiencing a mental health crisis. Additionally, this will teach police officers how to recognize their own mental health crises and provide them tools on how to best manage them. Equipping officers with proper, up-to-date training along with providing them with tools on how to best manage their own mental health needs will result in safer interactions between community members and police officers, putting a stronger focus on community policing.
    • House Bill 5123: would require mental health first aid training and self-care techniques to correction officers.
      • The bill is meant to make sure our officers recognize when an inmate is coping with a mental health disorder and how best to interact with that individual. Our correctional system is an environment filled with tensions and stress. Self-care techniques will help to equip corrections officers to fight against that stress to prevent it from affecting the way they treat those who are incarcerated. This will allow for safer and more effective interactions.
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SHRI THANEDAR FOR STATE REP

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SHRI THANEDAR FOR STATE REP

Use Your Power. Join Our Movement.