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Empowering You September Newsletter

The September Empowering You Newsletter can be downloaded by clicking on the thumbnail below, and you can explore it’s contents by clicking on any of the links under the thumbnail. Putting an SRO in every Missouri school won’t make them safer – but here’s what might – Conner Kerrigan “Missouri has failed it’s voters” – Voter...
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In a recent letter to Gov. Parson, State Auditor Nicole Galloway requested that a special session of the General Assembly be called to address the ever-present issue of school safety. Her concern is shared by many on both sides of the aisle. The worry that Missouri’s children could become victims of gun violence has been...
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The Missouri General Assembly has a Legislative Session that goes from January to May. During those months, the capitol building in Jefferson City is in constant motion, with elected officials, lobbyists, and advocates all clamoring to pass laws that will shape our state. It’s an exciting time.  But then we hit Sine Die – the...
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The time is right in the Show Me State for even more positive changes to our justice system and Empower Missouri, along with the advocates who are a part of the Smart Sentencing Coalition, will be right there pushing it along.
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In our monthly calls, the Smart Sentencing Coalition discusses Criminal Justice Reform in Missouri, and how we can work with the Missouri Legislature to be Smart on Crime. Add this event to your Google Calendar: Further Reading: By the Numbers: The Missouri Vehicle Stops Report – By Conner Kerrigan Parson signs bevy of criminal justice,...
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How can we promote smart sentencing in Missouri in order to reduce the number of incarcerated individuals, ease some of the demands our penal system imposes on the state budget, and attain better long-term outcomes?
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In our monthly calls, the Smart Sentencing Coalition discusses Criminal Justice Reform in Missouri, and how we can work with the Missouri Legislature to be Smart on Crime. Add this event to your Google Calendar: Further Reading: By the Numbers: The Missouri Vehicle Stops Report – By Conner Kerrigan Parson signs bevy of criminal justice,...
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In our monthly calls, the Smart Sentencing Coalition discusses Criminal Justice Reform in Missouri, and how we can work with the Missouri Legislature to be Smart on Crime. Add this event to your Google Calendar: Further Reading: By the Numbers: The Missouri Vehicle Stops Report – By Conner Kerrigan Parson signs bevy of criminal justice,...
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On Call:  Rita- MCCBarb-CWITMary Ann Jamie Alicia-ACLUAmanda Wilson- KC Lisc Samantha- Clark FoxBeth- Innocence ProjectCheryl- JCRCGwen- CJMNicole- Sentencing ProjectDamian JohnsonMichelle and Patty- All of us of None; AOUON; Mo C. U. R. E. 1. Discussion of Governor Parson signing of criminal justice legislation:  The Governor signed these bills: HB 192- fines paid by offenders HB...
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In our bi-weekly calls, the coalition discusses ways to change Missouri’s outdated HIV Criminalization statutes, and how to best support PLHIV in the state of Missouri. Add this event to your Google Calendar: Further Reading: Michael Johnson’s release from prison presents an opportunity for HIV education – by Molly Pearson After Michael Johnson’s Release, What...
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