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Penelope worked as a defense attorney representing indigent defendants and juveniles in Ingham and Eaton Counties, ensuring that those that could not afford representation received quality legal counsel and support.

As the only attorney in the race, I have a unique perspective and expertise on justice reform issues, having spent thousands of hours doing the groundwork.

 

As state representative, I’ll use my expertise and passion for justice reform to fight each and every day to ensure all Michiganders are treated with respect and equity under the law:

  • Support legislation to require police departments to participate in sensitivity training and de-escalation tactics, be equipped with body cameras, and submit regular reports to the Office of the Attorney General regarding police interactions through traffic stops and arrests, to include demographic information.


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  • Take steps to ensure those leaving the penal system are able to get necessary training to become positive members of society and lower recidivism.


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  • Ensure equal treatment under the law regardless if a defendant can afford to hire their own lawyer or works with a court-appointed attorney.


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  • Support bail reform.


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  • Fund the hire of social workers and mental health professionals as first responders in lieu of police in appropriate situations.

     Invest in community violence prevention programs.

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