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Plan for the Future, but take action today.

Taxpayers for Improving Public Safety believes that to heal what ails our society (poverty, racism, gender and social inequities, and crime), then we must begin with assuring the well-being of our children.

If we attend to the healthy developmental needs of each and every one of our children, then an overwhelming majority of them will grow up to be autonomous, self-affirming, and productive contributors to the well-being of our society. Imagine how, within just one generation (~20 years), we will realize vast improvements in both our individual and collective levels of public safety.

If you agree with our vision and purpose, then please support our efforts.

CHILDREN

A home for every child
Nurses and counselors in every school
Mentoring and volunteerism
Safety in the home, to and from school, at school, and in the community
The opportunity to make mistakes, softening “zero tolerance” heavy handedness
Nourishing and enriching physical, mental, and spiritual activation
Competitive skills for the global economy: creative artistic and musical; problem solving; science, technology, engineering and math (STEM); blue collar and business curriculum

OFFENDERS

Initial intake and subsequent periodic assessments of each offender with respect to their vocational, educational, and psycho-social needs
Remedial programs for each offender based upon their vocational, educational, and psycho-social needs
Sentencing Reform Commission: similar to the base closure commission years ago, as independent evaluators to determine what needs to be done with California’s sentencing laws
Split prison yards (separate the non-violent population from those who have a propensity for violence)
Drug diversion programs with repeated habituation therapy for willing addicted offenders
Mental health diversion courts

VICTIM / SURVIVORS

Breaking the silence of under-reported victimization
The right to be made whole again (or as whole as can be)
Pathways to healing, methodologies and best practices
Financial services, supportive endeavors
Victim / Offender dialogues with an eye on reconciliation
Mercy: “Justice” versus “retribution” and “vengeance”

MENTAL HEALTH

Re-open and fund mental health facilities
Mental health diversion courts
Addressing transient chronic homelessness as a mental health need
Substance abuse habituation therapy
Exploring the efficacy of alternative treatments to traditional psychotropics