Charlottesville's League of Women Voters Prioritizes Criminal Justice Reform
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (WVIR) - Members of Charlottesville's League of Women Voters spent their Sunday learning more about criminal justice reform in Virginia.
The group hosted a discussion with representatives from the Legal Aid Justice Center. Speakers talked about current practice and policy reform going on in the commonwealth, including the new law ending the practice of suspending a person's driver’s license if he or she cannot pay court fines.
“I really hope that this is a message that reaches people regardless of party or political affiliation that helps everyone understand we're actually all in danger if we don't make some of these critical changes in the justice system,” said Kit Murphy McNally, with the League of Women Voters.
Members of the League of Women Voters said they will make criminal justice reform one of their top priorities as they continue to look for ways to create positive change around the issue.