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Governor’s FOCUS Committee on Criminal Justice Reform makes final recommendations

Kim Reynoldshttps://governor.iowa.gov/about-the-governor
As Iowa’s 43rd Governor, Kim Reynolds is determined to make sure that Iowa’s success is every Iowan’s success. Whether it’s preparing Iowans for cutting-edge careers, fighting for education, improving healthcare and mental health access, or empowering our rural communities, Kim’s priorities are making a difference in all four corners of the state. Her vision keeps Iowans at the center of all decisions, especially in the area of fiscal responsibility. Kim knows that when Iowa taxpayers are able to keep more of their money, great things happen. She also believes in redemption. Kim’s justice reform initiatives carefully balance second chances with victim rights. As Governor, Kim’s strong voice for international trade, agriculture, and advanced manufacturing is opening new markets and maintaining relationships with leaders in China, Mexico, Canada, Israel, Thailand, Vietnam, the Philippines, Germany, Brazil and Argentina, to name just a few. Although she’s traveled the world telling Iowa’s story, Kim is still a small-town girl at heart with common-sense values. These principles are reflected in the Governor’s Empower Rural Iowa initiative and Future Ready Iowa. At age 57, Kim earned a bachelor’s degree from Iowa State University. Then, nearly two years later, on Nov. 4, 2018, she was elected by Iowans to become their first woman Governor. Family means everything to Kim and her husband, Kevin. They have three daughters (Jennifer, Nicole and Jessica) who are happily married, and Kim and Kevin love spending time with their 10 very active grandchildren.

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Governor’s FOCUS Committee on Criminal Justice Reform makes final recommendations

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Thu, 10/29/2020 – 16:31

Gov. Kim Reynolds accepted the final report of the Governor’s FOCUS Committee on Criminal Justice Reform today during the 8th Annual Iowa Summit on Justice and DisparitiesThe committee, which Gov. Reynolds announced at last year’s summit, was charged with making recommendations for building an unbiased criminal justice system in Iowa. The committee’s recommendations include a statutory prohibition on disparate treatment in law enforcement activitiesrequiring data collection on race and ethnicity in law enforcement stops and analysis of that data.  

Taken together, these recommendations would represent another historic step forward in Iowa’s leadership in civil rights and criminal justice reform,” Gov. Reynolds said. “I look forward to reviewing the committee’s recommendations as I lay out my 2021 legislative agenda and movcriminal justice reform forward. I would also like to thank Lt. Gov Adam Gregg and all of the Governor’s FOCUS committee members for their work this year.”    

The Governor’s FOCUS Committee, chaired by Lt. Gov. Adam Gregg, has representatives of communities of color as well as all corners of the criminal justice system, including law enforcement, prosecutors and corrections officials.  

In Iowa, we tackle tough issues head-on,” said Lt. Gov. Gregg. “The Governor asked us to take on some of the most challenging issues with this commission. I’m grateful for the frank and productive discussions we had as well as the willingness of everyone to coalesce around some solid recommendations.”     

The latest recommendations are the second phase of the FOCUS Committee’s work. Previously, they laid out a “second chances” plan to help formerly incarcerated Iowans build a pathway out of prison that would lead to stronger reintegration into civil society. Many of those actions are already being implemented.   

The full report of the Governor’s FOCUS Committee on Criminal Justice Reform can be found by clicking here. 

 

This content provided by the Office of the Governor of Iowa, Kim Reynolds as a press release.

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