Video Released #SurvivorsSpeak Out on Criminal Justice Policy Change in Florida

Today, Crime Survivors for Safety and Justice released a video from their Survivor’s Speak Florida 2018. Hundreds of survivors of violent crime gathered together in Tallahassee, FL at the state capitol to advocate for increased investments in trauma recovery, prevention and rehabilitation over more prisons and jails.

In February of 2018, Crime Survivors for Safety and Justice released results from a survey which found that only 16% of crime survivors felt supported by the criminal justice system. Further, the results show that by a margin of 3 to 1, crime survivors preferred shorter prison sentences and more spending on prevention and rehabilitation as opposed to longer sentences that keep people in prison for as long as possible. Additionally, 7 in 10 (69 percent), think rehabilitation, drug treatment, and mental health treatment is a better way to prevent future crimes than punishment through incarceration This movement and results such are important as our federal government and states nationwide continue to consider more “rehabilitative” options for prisons and corrections.


More on their survey here.

Riley Hewko, Esq.


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