VOTE centers the experiences and needs of formerly and currently incarcerated people.
Earlier this week Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards implemented an Oversight Council that will continue to accelerate the work of the existing Justice Reinvestment Task Force. The eleven appointees of the Council will track and advise on policy changes required by the Justice Reinvestment legislation, bring together a wide array of criminal justice stakeholders, and make investment recommendations that aim to improve public health and safety. This Oversight Council is a positive step from the Governor and his administration. VOTE will continue to do all we can to help the Governor, legislators, and the Department of Corrections better understand how we can support people trying to get on stable ground. We will continue to lift the voices of formerly and currently incarcerated people who are working hard to improve their lives.