Smart Sentencing Coalition

Empower Missouri has a long history of fighting for criminal justice reform. 

To bolster our reform efforts, Empower Missouri spearheaded the creation of the Smart Sentencing Coalition (SSC), which is comprised of organizations and individuals all working towards a Missouri that is smart on crime instead of tough on crime.

Learn more about the Smart Sentencing Coalition’s legislative priorities at these links:



(Unfortunately, Gov. Parson signed SB600 into law July 6th, 2020. While Empower Missouri is extremely disappointed with his action, we will continue to advocate for better public safety measures in Missouri while also fighting to decrease criminal justice costs.)

During legislative session (January through May), the SSC meets by phone the first, third and fifth Friday of every month at 11am. It is staffed by Christine Woody.

Use the form below to let us know that you’re interested in joining our Smart Sentencing Coalition.