Join ARC in Supporting Prop 57

Proposition 57 is rooted in the belief that rehabilitation works. It has the potential to strengthen California’s justice system and increase public safety by expanding rehabilitation in prisons and improving the process by which youth can be tried as adults. Key provisions of the ballot measure include the following:

  • Requires judges, rather than prosecutors, to decide whether minors as young as 14 years old should be tried as adults and sent to adult prison. 
  • Allows persons convicted of a non-violent felony and sentenced to state prison to be eligible for parole consideration after completing the full term of their primary offense.
  • Grants the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) the authority to award credits earned for good behavior, and rehabilitative or educational achievements.

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As a ballot initiative, this vital criminal justice reform is dependent on strong civic engagement, community activity and ultimately, voter turnout.  This page serves to support you, the voter, in those critical areas.