Past Major Advocacy Accomplishments

Over the past few years, ARC members have shared their experiences and insights with policymakers and stakeholders to help build support for several important criminal justice reform measures.

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SENATE BILL 261 - HANCOCK (D) in 2015
Expands eligibility for a Youth Offender Parole Board hearing to 18-through-22-year-olds.

SENATE BILL 382 - LARA (D) in 2015
SB382 - Fitness Hearings for Juvenile Offenders, clarifies the existing criteria used by judges when determining whether a youth should be tried in juvenile or adult court.

ASSEMBLY BILL 1276 - BLOOM (D) in 2014
Ensures that young people under the age of 22 at the time they enter prison are less likely be placed on the most dangerous prison yards and more likely to have access to rehabilitative programs and services.

SENATE BILL 260 - HANCOCK (D) in 2013
Allows people who were under the age of 18 at the time of their crime, tried as an adult and sentenced to an adult prison sentence to be eligible for Youth Offender Parole Board hearing.

SENATE BILL 9 - YEE (D) in 2012
Ended Juvenile Life Without Parole (JLWOP).