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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  • gail blumberg
    signed 2019-04-11 00:16:27 -0700
  • Fitz Fleenor
    signed 2019-04-11 00:05:21 -0700
  • Timothy Moore
    signed 2019-04-11 00:01:36 -0700
  • Charles Lange
    signed 2019-04-10 23:55:01 -0700
  • Kay Logan
    signed 2019-04-10 23:49:42 -0700
  • Diana Saxon
    signed 2019-04-10 23:44:01 -0700
  • John Martinez
    signed 2019-04-10 23:42:38 -0700
  • Helen Coats
    signed 2019-04-10 23:41:57 -0700
  • Therese Ryan
    signed 2019-04-10 23:18:05 -0700
  • Pat Blackwell-Marchant
    signed 2019-04-10 23:16:01 -0700
  • Susan Von Schmacht
    signed 2019-04-10 23:13:44 -0700
  • David Roche
    signed 2019-04-10 23:07:09 -0700
  • Jennie Pfeiffer
    signed 2019-04-10 23:06:27 -0700
  • Raziya Mohamedali
    signed 2019-04-10 23:02:13 -0700
  • Julie Kanoff
    signed 2019-04-10 22:51:44 -0700
  • Marianne flanagan
    signed 2019-04-10 22:51:18 -0700
  • Chris Wood
    signed 2019-04-10 22:50:35 -0700
  • David Stetler
    signed 2019-04-10 22:50:05 -0700
  • Roger Pritchard
    signed 2019-04-10 22:36:59 -0700
  • Michael Tomczyszyn
    signed 2019-04-10 22:29:41 -0700
  • Fayette Krause
    signed 2019-04-10 22:29:16 -0700
  • Arthur Heiserman
    signed 2019-04-10 22:19:07 -0700
  • Stephen Anderson
    signed 2019-04-10 22:18:01 -0700
  • Green Greenwald
    signed 2019-04-10 22:17:40 -0700
  • Leslie Leslie
    signed 2019-04-10 22:08:45 -0700
  • Claire Simonich
    signed 2019-04-10 22:06:21 -0700
  • Serena Makofsky
    signed 2019-04-10 22:03:06 -0700
  • henry nixon
    signed 2019-04-10 21:58:38 -0700
  • Martin Marcus
    signed 2019-04-10 21:54:24 -0700
  • Russell Novkov
    signed 2019-04-10 21:53:19 -0700
 

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