GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) — The issue of criminal justice reform doesn’t stop at Michigan’s prisons.
“I think what’s really interesting about the debate that we have seen… is that all of the departments of state at some point deal with crime and crime victims, criminals and their criminal activity and the underlying problems and concerns,” state Sen. John Proos, R-St. Joseph, said.
Proos says all budgets are affected, from the Department of Health and Human Services to the general government budget.
“When it comes to contributions to our local law enforcement, all of these budgets have something to say about that life cycle of crime in our communities. How we work to divert people is how we will show success,” explained Proos.
Above on this June 12, 2016 episode of “To The Point,” Proos takes on the topic of criminal justice reform as well as the turning point in presidential politics and the long-awaited reopening of the Gerald R. Ford Presidential Museum.