Criminal Justice Reform

Criminal Justice Reform

Accessing “Advocacy Tools for Loving Your Neighbor”

July 15th, 2020|

Our thoughts and prayers inform our actions.  An online training event hosted jointly by the Episcopal Church and the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, "Advocacy Tools for Loving Your Neighbor",  was held July 9. Both Presiding Bishop Michael Curry and Presiding Bishop Elizabeth Eaton, plus advocacy leaders from both denominations, participated

Federal Judge Orders ICE to Release Migrant Children from Berks County Residential Center

July 6th, 2020|

On June 26, 2020, California’s Central District Court ruled that ICE should release children from the country’s three family detention centers, two in Texas and one in Berks County. “There is no more time for half measures,” Judge Dolly Gee wrote, citing unsafe conditions at the centers and the dangers

Policing and Criminal Justice Reforms Pass, Elections Reforms On Hold As Legislature Recesses

July 2nd, 2020|

The General Assembly unanimously passed two policing reform bills and a measure to remove barriers to professional licensing for individuals with certain unrelated prior convictions before recessing for the summer, but left work on elections reforms on the table as the President's re-election campaign sued the state this week over

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