The Time Is Now, We Need Your Help

In order to drive change, we MUST increase our actionable efforts within the organization.  This is a difficult task for many organizations. Unfortunately, a failure of such efforts has often been our downfall. When our response is timid and our turn-out low, we are sending a strong message; but it is the wrong message. 

Prison Reform

The very first task should be to determine and treat the root cause of the behavior.  

  • Did the perpetrator experience harm or abuse in his/her past?
  • To what degree?
  • For how long?

Based on the root cause of the behavior, a treatment plan should be applied accordingly. IMMEDIATELY. Most treatment programs are delayed until the end of someone’s sentence, prior to release. There is no reason to delay treatment in this manner. If incarcerated individuals can take classes, mandated or elective, they can also begin treatment right away.

Sentencing Reform

Determine the ‘root cause of the behavior’ prior to sentencing. Allow that information to factor into the sentence itself.  

We already have overly punitive mandatory minimums; let’s fight for a maximum sex crime incarceration; ten years and done! 

Maximum sentences could save from $26,000 – $46,000 per PERSON per YEAR. This money can be used for diversionary programs, upfront therapy, job training, and housing reentry services. Services that help these people to start their new lives on the proper path, setting them up for success.

When the guilt determination phase and the sentencing are over, the legal system loses all interest in the prisoner, and this must change. -Winston Churchill

Get To Know Your Lawmakers

The Missouri Legislature Consists of;

  • 34 Senators who serve 2, four-year terms  
  • 163 Representatives who serve 1, eight-year term  

Use the links below to find the elected officials that represent you. Get to know them, read their bios, and follow them on social media.

  • Dec. 1, 2023

    Pre-filed bills are numbered

  • Jan. 3, 2024

    Session convenes

    Jan. 3, 2024

  • May 17, 2024

    Last day for bills to be considered


  • May 30, 2024

    Session adjourns

    May 30, 2024

  • July 14, 2024

    Governor’s approval due

  • Aug. 28, 2024

    Effective date of laws

    Aug. 28, 2024

  • 2018

    Veto session

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