Pretrial Diversion for Caregivers

 

In California, a group of lawmakers have come together to introduce Senate Bill 394, the Primary Caregiver Pretrial Diversion Act.

This legislation would send parents of dependent minors on a path toward rehabilitation by setting up a new pretrial diversion court that focuses on services and programs rather than incarceration. Without entering a guilty plea, primary caregivers would be placed into treatment, job placement, parenting classes, counseling, financial literacy courses, and/or drug, alcohol and mental health treatment.  

10 million children in America have experienced parental incarceration. Separated from their parents by incarceration, these children suffer tremendous emotional damage and may end up in foster care or group homes. Even after a parent or primary caregiver returns home, families often face tremendous barriers to financial stability.

SB 394 can prevent some of those children from losing their parents to incarceration. And it gives parents the opportunity to seek treatment and support, so they can be better caregivers to their children.

Sign this petition to say you support SB 394 – legislation that keeps families together instead of tearing them apart and continuing the intergenerational cycle of incarceration.

Don't see your organization listed below but interested in supporting this effort? Email info@cut50.org to get involved.

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  • Cindy M. Dutka
    signed 2019-04-13 10:17:40 -0700
  • vanessa hall
    signed 2019-04-13 09:39:32 -0700
  • Joline Gitis
    signed 2019-04-13 08:28:48 -0700
  • Timothy Wagner
    signed 2019-04-13 05:36:48 -0700
  • Lisa Brinton
    signed 2019-04-13 04:57:32 -0700
  • Susan Lawrence
    signed 2019-04-12 23:01:50 -0700
  • Josette Sayama
    signed 2019-04-12 20:13:14 -0700
  • Lisa Hable
    signed 2019-04-12 19:58:49 -0700
  • Leah Elder
    signed 2019-04-12 19:53:32 -0700
  • Katina Sensing
    signed 2019-04-12 19:17:05 -0700
  • Susan Barry
    signed 2019-04-12 18:48:47 -0700
  • Carla Compton
    signed 2019-04-12 16:53:18 -0700
  • jose hall
    signed 2019-04-12 16:37:44 -0700
  • Nefertiti Randall
    signed 2019-04-12 16:17:34 -0700
  • Susanna Feinberg
    signed 2019-04-12 13:58:20 -0700
  • Suzanne Cresswell
    signed 2019-04-12 13:24:08 -0700
  • India Wood
    signed 2019-04-12 12:40:07 -0700
  • Anastasia Jordan
    signed 2019-04-12 12:09:04 -0700
  • Margaret Copi
    signed 2019-04-12 11:37:24 -0700
  • Carol Wiley
    signed 2019-04-12 09:39:34 -0700
  • olivia hall
    signed 2019-04-12 09:23:39 -0700
  • George Gonzalez
    signed 2019-04-12 08:13:13 -0700
  • theresa del rosario
    signed 2019-04-12 08:08:32 -0700
  • Steven Berge
    signed 2019-04-12 08:00:05 -0700
  • Jessica Fielden MD
    signed 2019-04-12 07:03:26 -0700
  • Zenda Boss-Hall
    signed 2019-04-12 06:24:20 -0700
  • Monique Lacey
    signed 2019-04-12 05:52:37 -0700
  • Debra Moore
    signed 2019-04-12 00:19:09 -0700
  • Joshua Steele
    signed 2019-04-11 22:55:00 -0700
  • Ricki Newman
    signed 2019-04-11 22:54:23 -0700
 

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