AB 1542 is a bill authored by Sacramento Area Assemblymember Kevin McCarty. While it starts out as a pilot program for Yolo County (next to Sacramento County) it has statewide implications.
It authorizes judges to sentence people to confinement in a locked treatment facility instead of prison or jail if the judge determines that their crime was motivated in part by substance abuse.
Join us on Friday, april 30 at noon as bill author Assemblymember Kevin McCarty joins a panel of experts to discuss the pros and cons of this legislation.
On April 30 at noon, we are hosting a webinar.
Kevin McCarty, Assemblymember
Kate Chatfield, Attorney and Criminal Justice Advocate
Kellen Russoniello, Drug Policy Alliance
Robert Canning, Retired CDCR Psychologist and Vanguard Board Member
We have also invited a member of the Yolo County Board of Supervisors