“Our work in Lansing this past year to reform the broken aspects of the criminal justice system has been one of the Legislature’s key successes. Through comprehensive pieces of legislation to raise the age of automatic prosecution as an adult to 18 years old, we have paved the way for more equitable, accessible practices across Michigan.

“As a member of the Michigan Joint Task Force on Jail and Pretrial Incarceration, I applaud Gov. Whitmer for her demonstrated commitment to ensuring our state will one day serve as a national leader in criminal justice reform. The future of Michigan is determined by our actions today, and is greatly informed by our prioritization of justice and equality for all our residents.”