The Florida Campaign for Criminal Justice Reform (FL CCJR) is a diverse, nonpartisan coalition of organizations committed to reducing our prison population, eliminating racial disparities and bringing better justice to Florida. On March 13, the FL CCJR brought hundreds of advocates, activists, and directly-impacted families together in order to speak to legislators at the capitol in Tallahassee.
For 2019, the Florida Campaign for Criminal Justice supports the following bills:
To learn more about the exact language of these bills, the facts around them and why we believe in them, please read the Coalition Resources on our Resources page.
We believe that the Florida First Step Act should be amended with racial impact assessments as well as additional funding for mental health and substance abuse treatment funding. Reforms that overlook the outsized impact of the criminal justice system on communities of color are not ones that our legislature should support. Floridians deserve better justice. Read more in our op-ed in the Tampa Bay Times.
More than 250 constituents from across the state will gather with us on March 13 for:
Even if you couldn’t be in Tallahassee for the March 13 Lobby Day, you can still participate online and via social media. Use our Virtual Social Toolkit here, which has access to images and messaging that you can easily share with your networks. Join the call for #BetterJusticeFL by asking our lawmakers to take action to cut mass incarceration in Florida jails and prisons in half, eliminate racial disparities in our justice system, and support reform bills that will bring our state in line with other states that have common-sense justice reform.