President Trump’s Executive Order Will Help Protect Communities, Increase Access to Second Chances

Washington, D.C. – Today, President Trump signed an executive order aimed at increasing public safety, reducing crime and helping incarcerated individuals successfully reenter our communities.

The new EO also establishes the Federal Interagency Council on Crime Prevention and Improving Reentry, which will work with outside experts and advocates on solutions that reduce recidivism and barriers to opportunity for individuals who want to become productive members of society.

Mark Holden, Koch Industries Senior Vice President / General Counsel and Safe Streets & Second Chances Advisory Council Chairman, issued the following statement:

“We applaud President Trump for following through on his stated commitment to reducing crime, reforming our prisons and rehabilitating individuals who are hungry for a second chance. While legislation is still needed at both the federal and state level, the President’s action shows that criminal justice reform and helping people improve their lives is a top priority for this White House. We support the President’s focus on rehabilitation through evidence-based programs aimed at lowering recidivism rates, easing incarcerated individuals’ reentry into our communities, reducing future incarceration costs and promoting positive social and economic outcomes. Safe Streets & Second Chances is developing research driven approaches to help individuals come out of prison better than they arrived, and we look forward to working with policymakers on reforms that achieve this goal.”

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