What the REFORM Alliance's victory means for criminal justice reform
The Hill
Gov. Gavin Newsom (D-CA) has ushered in a number of criminal justice reforms, including changes to the systems of adult probation, juvenile justice and policing. AB1950 would reduce probationary periods from three years to one for misdemeanors and five years to two for most felonies. According to the REFORM Alliance, violations of California's probation and parole system cost the state about $2 billion per year.