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Social Justice Commission: Faith in Indiana Meeting Impactful
Last Sunday’s meeting emphasized the Families First agenda, particularly treatment not incarceration. Several speakers pointed out that our prisons have become a replacement for our mental health and addiction facilities. There was a commitment to provide funding for police to deal with the mentally challenged, recognizing that 40% of those incarcerated have been diagnosed with mental illness, and 85% dealing with substance abuse.
The complete agenda of the Families First city and county agenda includes implementing no bail for low-risk offenders, supporting group violence intervention outreach to counter the school to prison pipeline, no to illegal ICE detainers, and adequate funding to fight lead poisoning.