Millennial Action Project Announces 2022 Bipartisan Criminal Justice Reform Advisory Council
February 8, 2022
The Millennial Action Project (MAP) announces the bipartisan 2022 Criminal Justice Advisory Council, which will be led by Oklahoma State Representative Daniel Pae (R) and Arkansas State Representative Jamie Scott (D).
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February 8, 2022
MILLENNIAL ACTION PROJECT ANNOUNCES 2022 BIPARTISAN CRIMINAL JUSTICE REFORM ADVISORY COUNCIL
WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Millennial Action Project (MAP) announces the bipartisan 2022 Criminal Justice Reform (CJR) Advisory Council, which will be led by Oklahoma State Representative Daniel Pae (R) and Arkansas State Representative Jamie Scott (D). The Advisory Council will create a space for state legislative leaders and policy innovators to collaboratively identify innovative approaches to create better outcomes for those involved in the criminal justice system. It will continue progress that began in the 2020-2021 council, and bring an increased focus on the involvement of juveniles in the criminal justice system.
“I am honored to serve as a co-chair for the CJR Advisory Council this year. Since I have served in the legislature, I have supported common sense reforms to our criminal justice system that focus on rehabilitation and reintegration initiatives, along with reducing long-term recidivism. In the coming months, I look forward to working with legislators from across the country to brainstorm and collaborate on policy ideas regarding criminal justice reform,” said Rep. Daniel Pae (R-OK-62), co-chair of the Advisory Council. Rep. Pae is also a co-chair of MAP’s Future Caucus chapter in Oklahoma.
“I am excited to join the Millennial Action Project’s Criminal Justice Reform Advisory Council as a Co-Chair in 2022. I’m looking forward to engaging with motivated young legislators expanding justice in their states and exploring new approaches around critical issues like creating better outcomes for juveniles in the system, incarcerated women’s rights, and more,” said co-chair Rep. Jamie Scott (D-AR-37). “I look forward to working with Rep. Daniel Pae to identify and promote bipartisan opportunities to pursue justice.” Rep. Scott is also a co-chair of MAP’s Future Caucus chapter in Arkansas, and received the MAP Rising Star in 2021.
MAP and the CJR Advisory Council will build a menu of policy solutions for any young legislator to champion in their home state. The CJR Advisory Council will align on possible legislative solutions, strategies to build diverse coalitions, messaging ideas, and other tactics which empower leaders to be successful. In particular, it will turn attention to several new topics worthy of bipartisan consensus, such as: examining criminal penalties for offenses related to substance abuse, the prospect of record expungement for certain convictions, incarcerated women’s rights, and more.
“When MAP began our work to pursue justice through bipartisan coalitions of young lawmakers at the state level, we knew it would be a challenge. I’m so proud to have Representatives Scott and Pae lead our effort this year, and I commend them for their persistent dedication to cross-party leadership for sustainable solutions to issues as important as criminal justice reform,” said Layla Zaidane, MAP President and CEO.
MAP is actively recruiting young state legislators interested in criminal justice reform to join our efforts. If interested, please reach out to [email protected].
The Millennial Action Project (MAP) is the largest nonpartisan organization of millennial elected officials in the U.S., dedicated to activating young leaders to bridge the partisan divide and transform American politics. As a 501(c)(3) organization, MAP has established bipartisan Future Caucuses in 31 state legislatures, launched the first-ever bipartisan caucus for young members of Congress, and engages over 1,600 young legislators across the country to work on future-oriented policy solutions. More info available at: futurecaucus.org.
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