Public Safety is a Priority

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Marie Waldron
Marie Waldron. Valley News/Courtesy photo
Assemblymember Marie Waldron Special to Valley News Everyone knows public safety was front and center in 2020, and it will continue to be a big issue this year, including things like officer records, officer training and oversight, to name a few. The COVID-19 outbreak within our prison system was not handled well, with well-reported outbreaks and deaths amongst prison staff, including correctional officers, and those incarcerated. In an attempt to reduce drug addiction and repeat offenses, one of my bills, Assembly Bill 653 will create a county grant for substance use treatments in county jails and for those on supervised parole. I am also introducing Assembly Bill 1225, aimed at providing better trauma-informed care and health services for women in prison to enhance communica
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