Did you know that 14 million students in the U.S. are in schools with police but no counselor, nurse, psychologist, or social worker? From the poll taken following our Mass Incarceration presentation in May, many people were interested in more information about the school-to-prison pipeline. Research from various professional and governmental sources shows that schools… Continue reading Criminal Justice Reform Update from Social Justice Action Team
by Nancy Nonini, Social Justice Action Team—Criminal Justice Following Pastor Jim’s sermon on “The Facts vs. The Stories” about Jesus’ Resurrection, we’d like to follow up on our presentation on the facts of Mass Incarceration with some stories. One story is about someone who was wrongly convicted, but served over 14 years in prison. One… Continue reading Injustice In Our Justice System: The Stories of Mass Incarceration
Tuesday, June 15, 8:30–9:30 am Arizonans serve 40-percent longer sentences for drug crimes and twice the national average for nonviolent property crimes. These long sentences are not making Arizona any safer. Please join us for some of these Arizona stories and ideas on what we can do to decrease the Injustice In Our Justice System:… Continue reading Social Justice Action Team—Criminal Justice hosts Breakfast in Your PJs
Learn about potential solutions at Breakfast in Your PJs on Tuesday, May 25th at 8:30 am By Nancy NoniniSocial Justice Action Team—Criminal Justice Did you know that Arizona has the fifth highest imprisonment rate in the U.S., but is only 15th highest in population? This incarceration costs AZ taxpayers over one billion dollars per year.… Continue reading Mass Incarceration — What Can We Do?