Justice Work Group: Moving Forward – In Harford County, In Annapolis, and In Baltimore
The workgroup will schedule its first meeting since July in early October. We have two major foci for the Maryland General Assembly in 2022: passing the Child Interrogation Protection Act (CIP) and the Omnibus Bill for Juvenile Justice (OBJJ). The CIP passed the House in 2021 but did not make it out of the Senate JUD Committee. Our strategy in 2021-22 is to continue townhall meetings and use social media to spread the word and grow our alliances of supporters. We also have a meeting with Senator Jill Carter and Delegate J. Sandy Bartlett to discuss strategy. The OBJJ has been in Maryland Matters as a priority for Sen. Will Smith and the Md. State's Attorneys.
A local coalition continues to work for police reform within the Sheriff’s Office and the local Law Enforcement Agencies (Aberdeen, Bel Air and Havre de Grace). This coalition is planning a hybrid townhall to update the community on the progress being made by Law Enforcement Agencies since the landmark legislation was passed in 2021.
Co-Chairs: Rev. Marlon Tilghman, Linda E. Watts
To join this Work Group, please register through the "Listserve updates" link above or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Watch the video on the Human Rights for Kids website to learn more.