St. Paul, MN—State Representative Donald Raleigh, R-Circle Pines, was recently appointed to serve on the Midwestern Legislative Conference (MLC) Criminal Justice and Public Safety Committee. The committee explores a range of issues, including sentencing reform; strategies to reduce recidivism; the role and use of specialty courts; alternatives to incarceration; police and community relations; victims’ rights; and more.
"I am thrilled to be appointed to this committee and I look forward to working with co-chairs Rep. Shannon Roers Jones from North Dakota and Sen. Robert Peters from Illinois." said Rep. Raleigh. "The first meeting in July will feature discussions on the region's juvenile justice reinvestment initiatives and I look forward to sharing the lessons learned here in Minnesota with my colleagues from across the Midwest and Canada and working with them to learn best practices.”
Legislators from 11 Midwestern states and four Canadian provinces serve on the MLC Criminal Justice and Public Safety Committee. Additional information on the committee can be found here.