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Draft FCWPP Public Policy Work Plan: 2013

September 21, 2012; Updated November, 2012 CriminalJustice Goals: Give priority to efforts to repair the harm suffered by victims over attempts to punish offenders Identify and address the causes of crime Replace costly incarceration for both juvenile and adult offenders through diversion, drug treatment, job training, and education whenever appropriate…

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FCWPP Public Policy Priorities for 2013

September 21, 2012; Updated November, 2012 Criminal Justice Restorative Justice: Support educational programs for and increased use of restorative justice programs as options for diversion of juvenile offenders Repeal the Death Penalty Gun Violence: Study the causes of and possible ways to reduce gun violence Legalization of Marijuana, treating its…

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UPDATE RE: the Death Penalty

The Friends Committee on Washington Public Policy has approved support for the Safe and Just Alternative coalition that advocates for abolishing the death penalty in Washington state. Although we continue to have reservations about the provision for the alternative of life without parole, we believe the death penalty itself has…

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Celebrate! Restorative Justice Bill is now Law

HB 1775/ Restorative Justice - Signed by the Governor, Friday March 30! Standing left to right: Sen. Jim Hargrove, Lonnie Johns-Brown (Crime Victim Advocates), Rep. Roger Goodman, Sam Merrill, Paul McCold, Jana McKinley, Beth Rodman, and Steven Aldrich.   On Friday, March 30 Governor Gregoire signed the Restorative Justice bill,…

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Criminal Justice issues featured in March Friends Journal

Friends, Criminal Justice issues form one of the primary focuses of FCWPP's legislative work in Washington state, based in part because of the long-standing tradition among Friends to engage in prison visitation and advocate for prison and criminal justice reform. I was very pleased, therefore, to receive this month's (March…

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