Criminal Justice Update

Last week was pivotal - The Sentencing Reform & Corrections Act (S. 2123) is closer than ever to a vote.  A bipartisan group of senators have revealed a new compromise plan that would overhaul the way drug related crimes are punished. This is not a cure-all, but it is a great start to real reform.  Why does this matter? In the words of the Interfaith Criminal Justice Coalition, of which the UCC is a member, “As people of faith, we are called to comfort and serve those harmed by crime and support accountability, rehabilitation and restoration for those who offend.” Watch the recording of last week’s Congressional press conference, which increased bipartisan support and send a message of support to your Senator.