Proposition 47: Know the Facts

Proposition 47: Know the Facts

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In November 2014, California voters overwhelmingly passed Proposition 47 to prioritize criminal justice resources for serious and violent crime, and to invest the savings from reduced incarceration for low-level, nonviolent offenses into prevention and treatment. This reform came after decades of heavy spending on prisons and significantly low investments in prevention strategies, including education, and mental health and drug treatment. During this period, the recidivism rate grew to historic highs, reaching more than 70%. Read Full Factsheet Here

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