Will you help us reform the Criminal Justice system?
Criminal justice disproportionally affects the Millennial Generation. There are over 2 million people in prison, and a large portion of them are young people.
A criminal record often destroys any chance for success once young people return to society. Many employers will not hire people who cannot pass a background check – even if they were charged with a nonviolent offense – and many lack the necessary skills and knowledge to acquire meaningful employment. This often leads to a “revolving door” where many young people turn back to a life of crime.
I support Generation Opportunity Institute’s efforts to educate Millennials on the impact of our criminal justice system as it relates to excessive sentencing, overcriminalization, and hurdles faced by ex-offenders, as well as programs to help ex-offenders re-enter the workforce and become contributing members of their communities.