Public Policy Priorities
Criminal justice reform has been - and will be - a major focus area at the state legislature. Goals of criminal justice reform include: decreasing the prison population; addressing racial and financial disparities; shortening the length of probation sentences; and increasing successful reentry. Violence Free Minnesota supports these goals and this general approach.
The Coalition will also advocate that safety assessment and victim notification are considered and addressed within criminal justice system reforms. There is an urgent need for appropriate, well-resourced local programming and alternatives to incarceration.
Violence Free Minnesota’s membership shapes our legislative agenda. We work with our members and allies every year to develop an informed legislative agenda. This process incorporates the knowledge, experience, and analysis of advocates and victim/survivors across the state.
2021 Legislative Priorities and Agenda