House Passes Bass Bill To Establish Reentry Centers
December 8, 2020
WASHINGTON - Today, the House of Representatives passed the One-Stop Shop Community Reentry Program Act of 2020, which was authored by Rep. Karen Bass (D-CA), Chair of the House Judiciary Subcommittee on Crime. H.R 8161 would create resource centers in communities to assist individuals exiting custody and formerly incarcerated individuals, removing burdens on parole and probation programs throughout the country. These centers will reduce the chance of reoffence by making basic resources available to individuals who would otherwise not have access to them. The hope is that formerly incarcerated individuals would be able to run these programs. Watch her remarks below.