Governor Wolf Leads on Criminal Justice Reform

Yesterday, Governor Wolf joined a bipartisan group of legislators and advocacy groups in a call-to-action for criminal justice reforms that are long overdue and necessary to provide consistency and uniformity in the system.

According to WGAL News 8:

“Gov. Tom Wolf is calling for widespread changes to Pennsylvania’s criminal justice system that he says will make the state safer and save taxpayers money.”

The governor’s plan consists of eight reform initiatives that will help to improve our criminal justice system in a way that protects victims while also ending a cycle of incarceration that has left so many people feeling trapped, helpless and without an opportunity to return to society after they have been released.

“We need to do the work to make our criminal justice system fairer, more equitable and more focused on rehabilitation,” Governor Wolf said. “Since I became Governor, I have worked hard to reform our system so that it leads to better outcomes and saves taxpayer dollars – while also leading to less crime and fewer victims.

“Let’s continue to work towards building the criminal justice system we all want to see in Pennsylvania.”