Coalition's 2020 Legislative Priorities

Criminal Justice Reform

VGC Priority legislation All VGC Priority Legislation

The Coalition supports these bills. Please contact your reps to let them know if you do, too!
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Signed by Governor.
Passed Passed House or Senate.
Comm In Committee.
Read1/2/3 Read in chamber.
Reported Approved by Comm.
Recommends Recommended by Subcommittee.
Left Left in committee.
Incorp Incorporated into another bill.
Stricken Bill withdrawn.
House Senate Number Summary Chief Patron
Left HB 551 Healthy Communities Secure Care. Sen. Jeion Ward
Passed Passed HB 100 Inform Jury of Potential Range of Punishment. Del. Joseph Lindsey
Passed Passed SB 325 Inform Jury of Potential Range of Punishment. Sen. Creigh Deeds
Incorp HB 263 Increasing the Felony Larceny Threshold. Del. Alfonso Lopez
Passed Passed HB 995 Increasing the Felony Larceny Threshold. Del. Joseph Lindsey
Continued HB 871 Degrees of Robbery. Del. Jeffrey Bourne
Continued Passed SB 805 Degrees of Robbery. Sen. J. Morrissey

Recommended legislation

House Senate Number Summary Chief Patron
Incorp HB 1153 Duty of Open Discovery. Del.Alfonso Lopez
Left HB 922 Collecting data on pretrial detention and use of cash bail. Del. Jennifer Foy
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Justice Forward Virginia Summary of Supported Legislation

Virginia Interfaith Center List of Criminal Justice resources

Prison Justice Reform Rally video,, Jan 11, 2020.

State-wide orgs

Justice Forward Virginia Promotes criminal justice reform in Virginia through strategic involvement in elections.

Rise for Youth Nonpartisan campaign committed to dismantling the youth prison model by promoting the creation of community-based alternatives to youth incarceration. Our work centers the voices of impacted youth and communities and challenges racial injustice in Virginia.

New Virginia Majority
Org fights to: Raise the felony larceny threshold, Address mental health and substance abuse in the incarcerated population, Hold law enforcement accountable.

VA Cure
Supporting a safe, peaceful Virginia for all citizens by meeting public safety responsibilities for restoration of crime victims, the offenders, the affected families, and the community at large.

Virginia Prison Justice Network
VA chapter of national Gun Violence Prevention group.

National orgs

The ACLU is committed to challenging the "school-to-prison pipeline"...

Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC)
Working to reform the criminal justice and immigration enforcement systems so they operate fairly and equitably

Campaign Zero

More organizations involved w. Criminal Justice