PUBLIC SAFETY AND CRIMINAL JUSTICE REFORM

Virginia and the nation must reform a criminal justice system that too often disproportionately impacts communities of color, focuses more on punishment and incarceration than prevention and rehabilitation, and doles out punishments that are disproportionate to crimes. Virginia must also provide transparency and accountability for police misconduct and civilian oversight of law enforcement and criminal justice. 

Jenn has been a leader on making the criminal justice system more equitable and fair, breaking the school-to-prison pipeline, reducing criminalization of low-level offenses, and preparing the incarcerated for successful re-entry into the community.  

Jenn also has been a leader on passing laws to comprehensively combat sexual assault and domestic violence by focusing on education, prevention, protection, and response services. In the community, she has worked to eradicate domestic violence and provide services to survivors as a member of the board of the Richmond YWCA.

As Governor, Jenn will continue her longstanding commitment to these issues.